Online COVID-19 classes have come to an end. I continue to teach at Norths Fitness as per schedule below.
Current Classes Include: Please note - currently on compassionate leave in Canada - these classes are covered by a different instructor.
Norths Fitness - (current restrictions: max 20 people per session)
6-7pm Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga (moderate flow)
9:30-10:15am Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga (moderate flow)
10:30-11:15am Hatha (Slow-stretch)
See current schedule (or check out the Brand Echs Yoga Facebook page) to find me. Contact me for availability and rates (email@example.com) for other classes.
Brand Echs Yoga Philosophy and Style
Background: As a competitive swimmer, I began the practice of yoga in order to improve my capabilities and speed in the pool. I wanted to prevent injuries through what I thought would be a structured stretching program. Yoga provides so many more benefits than I ever imagined and is the one key element I added to my program on the way to lifetime best times (and gold medals) in the pool at the age of 35! This is not ground-breaking news... other competitive athletes – including elite, Australian backstroke champion Madison Wilson, have also embraced yoga to complement their training to translate to success in their sport.(1)
Yoga Style: I am focused on developing programs for swimmers, other athletes and corporate professionals who may only have the capacity to practice yoga once or twice per week. With background as a physiotherapist, I have a foundation of anatomy, physiology, injury prevention and injury rehabilitation that I bring to all classes to modify for specific needs or injuries. My classes are not of a specific style – generally a blend of Vinyasa flow yoga and Hatha yoga. The classes are designed to create balance within the body focusing on areas of muscle imbalance through strengthening and flexibility. In addition, balance practice and meditation deepen the mind's ability to focus and react, particularly useful skills in competition and every day life.
If you are looking for for deep, fascia stretching, I am also available to teach Yin Yoga - a style of yoga targeted at the connective tissue surrounding and interwoven through the muscles. Yin yoga involves, gentle and long postures to target specific areas of tightness. It should not be practiced within one week of any competition or peak-performance sport.
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