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.
Stuart Bell instructs the following:
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.
Hatha All Levels
HATHA ALL LEVELS: A Hatha class aimed at helping students achieve proper body alignment while exploring breath techniques in traditional Hatha yoga postures, developing strength, balance, flexibility and relaxation while connecting the mind, body and soul.
Yoga for Posture
Sore neck? Fatigue? Lower back pain? Headaches?
This Hatha and Yin blend is aimed to counter some of the effects of sitting, open your chest, strengthen your back, stretch your spine and erase many pains continuous office hours can bring along
Yin and Aroma Therapy
Hatha for Beginners
BEGINNER'S YOGA: This class is designed specifically for those who are curious about yoga, those who need a slower pace, and those who would like to deepen their understanding of poses before taking the plunge into an All-levels class! This class is very informal and lighthearted, and students are strongly encouraged to asked questions during their practice! A typical class will focus on specific categories of poses, such as hip openers or forward folds, and will explore its most common warm up and apex poses. The class, however, will also be free to explore the needs and interest of students on any given night. By the end of the class you will have learned the names of the most common poses and learned the variation of the pose that is safest for you!
Yin Yoga with Assists
This yoga class consists of long held grounding postures, enabling your body to sink and release into each pose. The instructor, Stuart Bell, RMT will provide the students with ample hands on assists and mini massages to help deepen your practice, body awareness and relaxation.
Yoga For Beginners Series
Looking for a place to start yoga? Not sure where to go and what to do? Nervous and intimidated? Try taking a 6 week Yoga For Beginners 101. Guided by Upward Dog Yoga Centre's own graduate and long time student Stuart Bell YT, RMT. The space will be inclusive and friendly. We won't let you fall through the cracks. We will teach you what yoga is, different terminology, the postures and answer your questions. Time will be taken to explain the different yoga styles and why yoga can be for anybody and ANY BODY. There will be some basic yoga philosophy, breath work and meditation as well.
Please keep in mind the course is non-transferable and non-refundable