Yin


This class is taught by:

Melanie Allison

Melanie’s journey into yoga began in 2002. She immediately noticed there was more to it than just the physical postures and the “workout” she expected. Drawn initially to the intensity of power styles of yoga, she has since developed a great appreciation for the richness to be found in slowing down, moving mindfully and finding both strength and comfort in stillness. Melanie has found that when we slow down and pay attention to how we move and breathe, we create the space to get to know ourselves and empower our life through our practice. She believes firmly that the more space we take up in our body, the more space we take up in our lives and in our relationships…and the happier we are. Her classes focus on creating a space for the body, mind and spirit to meet through conscious breathing, focused awareness and positive guidance. Since completing her 500 hr teacher training in India Melanie’s experience of yoga as a means of personal growth, healing and empowerment has been enhanced. It is her intention to gently thread those insights into her classes so that her students may experience firsthand the power of their own body, mind and spirit.

Stuart Bell

Stuart Bell is a long term Ottawa resident and Massage Therapist. He graduated from the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Upward Dog Yoga Centre in the spring of 2013, under the knowledgeable teachers Roxanne Joly and Mike Dynie. 
In the form of Hatha Yoga, Stuart uses his playful and calm approach to establish a soothing effect on the body's nervous system. Stuart has a keen interest in postural function and yoga for any age and body. His method of yoga class planning will be with careful intent to guiding subtle energy leaving the student feeling physically and emotionally open, relaxed and rejuvenated.
 

Cassie Love

Cassie Love was blessed by being introduced to yoga at a young age; she has been embracing a yoga practice for more than twenty years as a core part of her life. This practice solidified her interest and eventually motivated her to become a certified instructor.

Cassie sees her yoga practice as an excellent avenue to share wellness tools. As part of Cassie’s wellness education she also studied with a Shaman (U.S. Virgin Islands, 2008), lived at a mediation centre (Tuscany, Italy, 2007), and finally, earning her Honors BA in Psychology and Women’s studies at Ottawa University (2015).

Cassie is honored to participate in the yoga community. Her teaching style is aimed at empowering the individual with clarity and techniques to strengthen the body mind spirit. Cassie teaches Power, Hatha, Hot, Yin, and Restorative yoga. She also leads meditations and presents art workshops.

 YIN: a class that encourages the muscles to relax and the body to release tension through floor poses that are held for 3-5 minutes. The increased time in each pose allows for mindfulness, and promotes connection between body and breath. The use of props is encouraged to ensure comfort, and makes the class accessible to all levels.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Aug 20 19:30 - 20:45 with Melanie Allison
  • Tue Aug 21 10:00 - 11:30 with Stuart Bell
  • Wed Aug 22 19:30 - 20:45 with Cassie Love
  • Mon Aug 27 19:30 - 20:45 with Melanie Allison
  • Tue Aug 28 10:00 - 11:30 with Stuart Bell
  • Wed Aug 29 19:30 - 20:45 with Cassie Love
  • Wed Sep 05 19:30 - 20:45 with Cassie Love
  • Mon Sep 10 19:30 - 20:45 with Melanie Allison
  • Wed Sep 12 19:30 - 20:45 with Cassie Love
  • Mon Sep 17 19:30 - 20:45 with Melanie Allison
  • Wed Sep 19 19:30 - 20:45 with Cassie Love
  • Mon Sep 24 19:30 - 20:45 with Melanie Allison
  • Wed Sep 26 19:30 - 20:45 with Cassie Love