Shores of Serendipity Yoga Instructor Nancy Moelaert offers Kripalu Yoga Classes in Courtenay, Black Creek & Ocean Resort
Yin Yoga Series – Feb. 23 to Mar. 30, 2023 - 1:15 to 2:45 pm
at d’Esterre Seniors center in Comox.
Must be a member ($35 for the year)
Investment for this 6 week series is $60 payable at the Comox Seniors Center which is open Monday to Thursday 10 am to 1 pm if you also need to get your membership.
If you are already a member you may sign up at d’Esterre without the office open.
This class will start with Pranayama, breathing exercises to get our mind focused and our energy moving.
We will then flow through the 6 movements of the spine to warm and loosen the body;
1 – Cat – a soft arch of the spine
2 – Cow – a soft backbend
3 & 4 – Spinal twists each direction
5 & 6 - Lateral, side stretches in each direction
The majority of the class will be yin yoga;
Yin yoga is a practice of long-holding prop-supported poses and invite large muscles of the body to relax which allow the benefits of the stretch to travel in deeper to the fascia or connective tissues of the body. With the challenge of calming the mind and releasing fear we will focus on the unity of Breath, Body and Mind which is the meaning of yoga!
Body Rolling Workshop at the Black Creek Hall
Sunday March 5th 9:30 to noon
$45 Payment at the Hall, phone 250-337-5190 or online
Body Rolling is a therapy practice that combines healing, wellness, and injury prevention in a single, simple workout. Body Rolling heals body problems at the same time that it helps you get in shape.
Body Rolling is an extremely effective therapeutic practice that you can use for your own self-care. Body rolling is a technique using a 4” to 10” ball to apply pressure and exerts traction on a muscle at the point where a muscle begins and lengthening in the direction of its natural movement, toward its insertion. Once elongated, the muscle takes its full length, decompressing bones, joints, and nerves and restoring full function.
Body Rolling consists of a series of routines that use these balls to stretch muscles, freeing restrictions in all parts of the body, increasing blood flow, and promoting healing. Body Rolling empowers people to tone, strengthen, and realign their own bodies and to prevent and fix all sorts of body problems.
Body Rolling offers all these benefits:
• Tones and elongates muscles
• Improves alignment
• Increases circulation
• Develops and maintains core strength
• Stimulates nerve roots
• Stimulates organs
• Increases metabolism
• Relaxes the nervous system
• Expands the lungs and deepens breathing
• Increases body awareness
Exploring the Chakras
Tuesday's 5:45 pm to 7:15 pm Jan. 3rd to March 28th
At the Black Creek Hall - register at the hall 250-337-5190 or online
We are beings that pulsate with Prana (life force energy). This energy travels in our bodies through nadis or meridians. Where these nadi cross-over, are at plexus points called Chakras. There are 7 major Charkas located along our spine. Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel (or vortex). Each Chakra is its own center of consciousness, triggering specific emotions as well as channelling life force energy into vital organs and body systems that each Chakra governs. These chakras, or energy centers, function as pumps or valves, regulating the flow of energy through our energy system. The functioning of the chakras reflects decisions we make concerning how we choose to respond to conditions in our life. We open and close these valves when we decide what to think, and what to feel, and through which perceptual filter we choose to experience the world around us.
Learn about your Chakras and how blocked energy centers can manifest into
dis-ease. Open the energy channels with ASANA, yoga postures and get the energy moving with PRANAYAMA, flow of breath. Feel and watch the energy moving with the awareness of MEDITATION.
The Workshop sessions are experiential and intellectual information will be sent to those who register via email.
This course really has altered my path in a positive way. The meditations, knowledge and movements have shifted and brought a greater understanding to my healing process, my energy system and my breath. It has kindled a fire of awareness that is alive and moving. Exciting!
What an incredible, beautiful chakra exploration/ journey this has been. I find the organic loosening of the body tensions and rediscovering meridians liberating. I feel more, I breathe better, I am able to integrate and move forward beyond any 'logical analysis' or 'common sense-disciplined-reasoning' that I could do.Your workshop is balancing, integrating and uniting the mind, body and soul.You're amazing!Lorna H.
I got SO much out of your class. I could feel my body change and open, which re-energized my whole being. I love how my breath continues to be so deep for days afterwards. You are an amazingly gifted teacher.Carol S.
From past Workshops or Retreats:
What an incredible, beautiful chakra exploration/ journey this has been. I find the organic loosening of the body tensions and rediscovering meridians liberating. I feel more, I breathe better, I am able to integrate and move forward beyond any 'logical analysis' or 'common sense-disciplined-reasoning' that I could do.
I can only think of positive comments for the retreat. The food, the music, the people, the exercises, the view, the activities, everything was quite wonderful and renewing. I'd go again in a heart beat. Your presence made the retreat a time to treasure. You definitely have a gift in yoga and communication. We love you.
Many thanks for showing me kripalu. You have made a believer out of me. From the first mountain pose when you said "can you feel the prana?" I did! It was great! You have shown me that yoga IS for everyone. You gave me adaptations and modifications that worked and never made me feel excluded, I have accomplished things I was not sure that first night that I could. Your style and method of teaching have touched me physically, emotionally and spiritually both on and off the mat. I feel blessed to have found your class and I look forward to continuing my yoga journey.
May the new year be filled with Light, Love and Laughter.