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Register for events directly through MindBody by clicking on the "book now" button at the bottom of each event listing. Registration can also be done at the studio.



anne-marie

Postnatal Exercise Series

January 8th - February 12th

Wednesdays

1:30pm - 2:30pm

$90 for full 6 week series / $20 drop in

A specially designed 6-week progression series of restorative exercises for the postpartum period. Classes will include a blend of breathwork, yoga, and strengthening exercises, all geared towards gentle activation of the pelvic floor and core muscles as well as parent-specific mobility exercises designed to functionally strengthen your body to meet the demands of carrying, feeding, and caring for your little one(s).

No experience necessary to join, this is a safe and supportive environment where anyone in need of postnatal support is welcome to join (babies who are not yet on the move are welcome to attend).

Drop-ins are welcome if space allows, although it is highly recommended to register for the full 6-week progression in order to gain the most benefit.

Please note, you must be at least 6 weeks postpartum with clearance from your care provider to begin exercising.

Class facilitated by Anne-Marie Mougeot who is an osteopathic practitioner, kinesiologist, and yoga instructor as well as a mother of two little ones.

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**Once you have registered, please click here to download the postnatal information sheet and either email it to anne-marie@islandoptimal.com or bring it to your first postnatal class. The information you provide will help your instructor to tailor the class to suit your needs as best as possible and will be kept confidential.



AcroYoga Series

Classes are offered in a series of 6 weeks at a time

November 17th - December 22nd
January 12th - February 23rd (no class Feb 16th)

Sundays
3:45pm-6:15pm

$108 for all 6 weeks / $21.50 drop-in

From 3:45-5:15pm, class will be a progression series focusing on the nitty gritty of technique, spotting and working the basics to build progressions. From 5:15-6:15pm, give yourself a chance to play during the supervised "jam" portion of the class. Option to drop into the jam only for $5 (please arrive at 4:15pm).

If you are dropping into a class or jam, no need to register beforehand, but please email info@omtown.ca to ensure there is space.

Facilitated by Genevieve Hicks & Varenka Friesen.

*Please note: you must complete a Beginner Acro Workshop before taking part in the Series or Jam.

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Tash forest

Nia Dance Series

Series runs in groups of 6 sessions

November 13th - December 18th
January 8th - February 12th

Wednesdays

7:45pm - 8:45pm

$80 for full 6 week series / $15 drop in

Nia is a barefoot dance-fitness practice that combines elements of modern dance, tai chi, martial arts and healing arts (including yoga asana). Set to soul-stirring music and appropriate for all bodies and fitness levels, Nia dance routines are engaging, uplifting, and a lot of fun! Yoga mat optional.

Drop ins are welcome if room permits. Please email info@omtown.ca to ensure there is room for you to drop into your desired session, and arrive 10-15 minutes before class begins to sign in and get settled.

Facilitated by Tash Vincze

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Prenatal Yoga Series

Series runs in groups of 4 sessions

November 27th - December 18th January 8th - 29th February 5th - 26th March 4th - 25th

Wednesdays

4:30pm-6:00pm

$60 for full 4 week series / $20 drop in

Prenatal yoga helps you adapt to the physical changes of pregnancy while preparing you mentally and physically for childbirth. Hatha yoga poses, breathing exercises and meditation are combined to increase flexibility, strength and relaxation. No yoga experience necessary.

Drop ins are welcome if room permits. Please email info@omtown.ca to ensure there is room for you to drop into your desired session, and arrive 10-15 minutes before class begins to sign in and get settled.

Facilitated by Laura Jesson.

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babies yoga

Babies Yoga Series

November 13th - December 18th
February 19th - March 25th

Wednesdays

3:00pm-4:00pm

$90 for full 6 week series / $20 drop in

Breathe and move with your new little one in tow. Babies yoga is designed especially for new mamas, but any caregivers are welcome with baby!

The class is designed to be flexible so you can hop in and out of your practice as needed to tend to baby.

Drop ins are welcome if room permits. Please email info@omtown.ca to ensure there is room for you to drop into your desired session, and arrive 10-15 minutes before class begins to sign in and get settled.

Facilitated by Laura Jesson.

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family yoga

Family Yoga Series

6 sessions
Sunday, January 26th
Sunday, February 23rd
Sunday, March 29th
Sunday, April 26th
Sunday, May 31st
Sunday, June 28th

2:30pm-3:30pm

$5 per person per session
or register for all 6 sessions for $25 per person

Connect with your loved ones and have fun! We will take trips with our imagination, play games, use props, explore poses, movement, breath, co-creation, crafts, music, and use other inspiring methods to help strengthen family and community bonds. Dress in comfortable clothes and bring a positive and playful attitude. Be ready to laugh, play, and maybe even get a little silly!

All ages and abilities are welcome.

Class is taught by Varenka Schwarz, ECE, 500-RYT, CYA-500-ERYT, and Rainbow Kids Yoga teacher.

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