• STRONG MIND | STRONG BODY | STRONG SPIRIT

    At our Studio we have more traditional approach providing Yoga & Meditation classes. We believe that keeping traditions, purity of yoga and meditation is very important in the environment with so many types and trends in Yoga & Meditation. History that goes back thousand of years ago proved efficiency of styles & methods we teach at our studio to heal our body and strengthen our mind.

    We offer classes for people of all ages and abilities; whether you are new to the practice or and experienced yogi. Our instructors integrate knowledge of traditional Yoga and contemporary understanding of body movement and anatomy in their classes, paying close attention to proper alignment. Alignment in our body equals harmony and balance to reactivate your own body and mind healing powers. We provide classes of different levels to meet you at your practice where you are today.

    Only up to 15 people are accepted to our spacious 25 people capacity room. We believe that personified attention to every client is a crucial part in providing high quality individualized service to every single client that comes to our Studio. Join our community and our promise is you will always feel safe and comfortable!

  • Yoga

    Flow Vinyasa
    Vinyasa means union between breath and movement. Every movement is lead by an inhalation or exhalation. The time you move, is the time you breathe. Your body follows this natural rhythm of breath that soothes your nervous system.

    Hatha
    Steady postures and deep breath-work emphasize balance of body, mind and spirit while enhancing flexibility, stamina, and muscular endurance. Modifications are offered for all postures. A guided relaxation closes the session, leaving you feeling stretched, relaxed, and centred. Seniors are welcome.

    Yin
    Meditative and restorative classes are equally appropriate for beginners and experienced yogis. Athletes, runners, dancers, people who like to exercise at the gym will be benefited as well; this practice helps to release soreness in muscles and protects from future injuries.

    Ashtanga Vinyasa
    Ashtanga yoga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind. Read more at www.ashtanga.com.

    ~Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame~ BKS Iyengar

    Gentle Hatha, Beginner's, Yoga for stress relief, Yoga for back pain and injuries, Yoga for Men.

  • Specialty Yoga

    Beginner's Yoga
    It's worth familiarizing yourself with a few basic vinyasa poses, here your guided through slowly with alignment. Genuine newbies may struggle to keep track of all the positions and terms (you'll learn downward-facing dog, warrior one and two, and tree, among other beginner's poses), the instructor is gentle with posture corrections.

    Gentle Hatha Yoga
    Class is appropriate for those who want a softer, nurturing, slow-paced, well-supported and relaxing practice. Classes are accessible for all ages and fitness levels and meet students "where they are."

    Yoga for stress relief
    Class opens with restorative practice using props such as bolsters and blankets to fully support the body. Postures are held for longer periods of time to initiate deep relaxation, to balance a more active practice or decompress after a stressful day. Restorative postures are followed by Yogic Sleep (Nidra) to deepen process of stress relief and rejuvenation.

    Yoga for back pain and injuries
    Yoga has proven to be a safe and effective way to finally alleviate many forms of back pain and help prevent ongoing problems. The class is designed for clients with back pain and minor back injuries. It combines therapeutic moves and yoga postures to learn proper body mechanics and alignment, to gently stretch and strengthen our back, spine, and abdominals.

    Yoga for Men
    This series is designed for men who are brand new to yoga or for those with some yoga experience who want to learn the fundamentals. Yoga poses will be broken down and taught at a slower pace to help students build strength, increase flexibility and improve body awareness.

  • Kids Birthday Parties

    Yoga Kids Birthday Parties are fun, vibrant and fast-paced. Learn to stretch like a dog, balance like a flamingo, and be a lazy lion. An hour of creative movement that kids of all ages love to take part in. At the end of the yoga session, kids will relax with simple stories and visualizations. When it's time for cake the kids are calm and relaxed. Ages 3+

    Zumba Kids Birthday Parties are a unique and exciting way to celebrate. Kids will enjoy rocking high energy, packed with specially choreographed, kid friendly routines. They will be encouraged to express themselves through movement and play while effectively improving their overall health and well-being. Ages 1+

    Requirements: Maximum 15 kids per party. Party must be booked at least 2 weeks prior to party date. A deposit of $75.00 required. Each birthday party is supervised with 1-2 instructors. Parents can choose to be present or not. The birthday child and all their friends will be sure to have a yoga or zumba experience to remember!

    Price for Yoga or Zumba Birthday Parties: $150 + gst for 10 kids; $10 per additional child for maximum 15 kids. Price includes:
    1 hour kid friendly yoga or zumba class (talk to us if you want both classes to be provided) with one of our certified kids yoga or zumba teacher;
    1 hour rent of our facility for a birthday child to enjoy a healthy lunch, to play, to share a cake with friends and open presents.
    Plates, cups, utensils.

    Note: Parents need to bring their own food, a cake, and goody bags for kids.
  • Kids Yoga. ~Deep breath, peaceful minds, healthy bodies, happy children~

    French Immersion Yoga for 6-9 yrs

    In French Immersion Kids Yoga we use music, props, games, stories, relaxation, visualization and more. The kinesthetic, aural, visual, intra- and interpersonal aspects of each class help keep kids involved and focused while having fun en français.

    Teacher: Alethea Smith is an SD 42 French Immersion teacher with 16.5 years of experience and a registered yoga teacher and children’s yoga teacher. For more information visit aletheayoga.com

    Price: $100+ gst per 10 classes. Pre-registration is required.
    Date: Every Saturday, April 2nd - June 4th, 2016 from 1:15 till 2:00pm

  • Kids Yoga. ~Deep breath, peaceful minds, healthy bodies, happy children~

    Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs, 5-12 yrs
    Our yoga classes meet kids with Autism and Special Needs where they are. Our teachers use songs and games specifically designed for children with attention and sensory challenges. An integrated series of balanced Yoga poses are used to increase body awareness, strength, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to develop overall calmness and concentration.

    Yoga allows kids to use the body in different ways and across all planes of movement, thus, improving kids' motor skills. Repetition, an important key in building new motor skills, is incorporated to help children master new movements.

    All classes are about incorporating a variety of fun tools to entice a child to be an active participant and communicate with other kids in class, thus improving kids' social skills and behavior. Unlike many physical activities, there is no winning or losing when practicing yoga. It is fun and playful!

    Coming end of July 2016

  • Zumba for Kids

    Wee Dance Crystal Stapleton is an experienced Dance Teacher and Early Childhood Educator. Crystal Facilitates a 45 minuet Music and Movement class for care giver and child (ages 0-4). That enhances BONDING, COMMUNITY, major booster for HEALTH & WELLNESS (for caregiver and child) and it's taught to educational age developmentally appropriate music. Wee dance will spark a child's inner passion for Dance and Music while caregivers learns new and exciting ways to aid their children's artistic nature.

    FREE DEMO CLASS on January 5th at 11:00AM, 50% off at the studio when you drop in to a demo class
    Dates: January 10th - March 28th
    Time: 4:00 - 4:45PM.
    Price: $120+hst (12 classes). Pre-registration is required. Price includes admission for one parent and two children.




    Teacher's Bio: Crystal Stapleton was trained in Toronto and turned pro from an early age. In fact, Stapleton is one of the original Toronto Raptors junior cheerleaders and debuted at the NBA's team inaugural game in 1995. Dancing for over 25 years, and teaching for 15 years, Stapleton also has a degree in Early Childhood Education. The combination of her professional experience and early childhood education background only elevate her already inspriging Wee dance and Zumba Kids/Jr classes.

    Notes: 1. Extra space is available as a waiting/playroom area. Our main entrance is from Columbia St, but we keep the back ground level door from Clarkson St open for Moms that come with strollers 15-20 minutes before the class. 2. If a parent is an active member at our studio a child and the parent have 15% off to all our services.

  • Mindfulness Meditation

    Meditation relieves stress, increases mental clarity and wellbeing. Clinical studies have shown that meditation stimulates the parts of the brain that is associated with lowered stress response and decrease in anxiety. When practiced regularly meditation helps us to maintain our psychological and physical balance, and reduces the risk of many stress related illnesses such as heart disease, Alzheimer's, IBS, fibromyalgia, immune deregulation syndromes and cancer.

    The type of meditation that we teach at Downtown New West Yoga & FItness & Meditation is called Vipassana meditation. Vipassana is the oldest of Buddhist meditation practices. The method comes directly from the Satipatthana Sutta, a discourse attributed to the Buddha himself. Vipassana is a direct and gradual cultivation of mindfulness or awareness. Vipassana is a gentle and simple technique that doesn't involve any special rituals or arrangements. Only determination and discipline are needed.

    Everyone is welcome to attend our meditation classes.

    How to start Meditation? Thu, April 21st - May 19th, 8:00 - 9:00pm.
    Sessions plan: w1, w2: Posture or meditation; w3: Loving kindness; w4: Meditation on Forgivness; w5: Letting Go meditation; w5: Meditation on dying.
    Pre-registration is required. Please, purchase on-line or in person. Suggested reading: Mindfulness in plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana.

  • Yoga Nidra
    Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep), also known as yogic sleep or sleep with awareness, is an ancient practice that is rapidly gaining popularity in the West. It is intended to induce full-body relaxation and a deep meditative state of consciousness. We live in a chronically exhausted, over stimulated world, Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of complete relaxation, holistically addressing our physiological, neurological, and subconscious needs.

    During a typical class, teachers use a variety of techniques-including guided imagery and body scanning-to aid relaxation. And unlike a quick Savasana at the end of asana practice, Yoga Nidra allows enough time for practitioners to physiologically and psychologically sink into it-at least 20 to 30 minutes. We practice Yoga Nidra in order to:
    - induce deep relaxation from day-to-day stress
    - improve sleep
    - to find deeper healing connection to our body

  • Reflexology

    An ancient, natural healing art Traditional Thai massage is an age-old practice with a thousand year tradition in Thailand, originally developed in Thai temples and enjoyed by Thai royalty. Thai massage has its roots in Buddhism, Thailand’s national religion, and was influenced by the ancient Indian Ayurveda integrated with Chinese practices.

    Traditional Thai massage is based on pressure points along ten key energy lines of the body, which power all physical, mental and emotional processes. If there is an energy imbalance, the body’s harmony is disrupted, causing pain and disease. Massaging along these key energy lines can break energy blockage, stimulate the circulation and restore general well-being. In this form of massage, the recipient is fully-clothed. Please, make sure to wear cloth that allow easy movement. Massage oil is not used. The massage is done on a mat and the massage therapist employs a variety of yoga stretches to improve range of motion and deep-pressure massage to stimulate circulation.

    Thai Massage helps with the maintenance of good health by removing blockages and allowing vital energy to flow freely. Thai Massage helps to improve the body’s circulation, musculoskeletal, nervous, respiratory, digestive, and immune systems.

    Thai Massage can also provide therapeutic relief for a range of specific ailments such as tension headaches, neck and shoulder tension, back pain, joint pain, digestive disorders, menstruation problems, insomnia and other discomforts.

    In Thailand, a traditional Thai massage session lasts two hours. To receive the full effects and benefits of a Traditional Thai Massage, it is highly recommended that the recipient book a 1.5 or 2 hours session. Prices: 60min - $90 | 90min - $120 | 120min - $160

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  • Prices

    1st

    One-on-One

    24 sessions - $50 per session

    12 sessions - $60 per session

    6 sessions - $65 per session

    50% off to any group classes during
    the term of your package purchased

    2nd

    Partner Training

    24 sessions - $75 per session

    12 sessions - $90 per session

    6 sessions - $105 per session

    50% off to any group classes during
    the term of your package purchased

    10 REASONS TO HIRE A PERSONAL TRAINER

    Learn New Exercises

    It's important to change up your routine periodically and introduce new exercises to prevent stagnant activity and boredom. Personal trainers can teach you traditional and non-traditional exercises that keep you excited and looking forward to working out, in addition to helping you see quicker results

    Increase Sports Performance

    Hiring a personal trainer can help you take your athletic performance to the next level of competition. A trainer specialized in a particular sport or aspect of sports can help you gain maximum results and a competitive edge.

    Ruses and Regulations

    The expiration policy requires completion of all sessions by Expiration Day (depends on package purchased).

    You may reschedule a workout session one day (24 hrs) before the scheduled session without penalty. The penalty is the cost of one training session purchased.

    Unless arrangements have been made with the trainer, member arriving late will only receive the remaining scheduled time for their session. A "no show" will be charged for the session.

    No refunds for any reason, including but not limited to relocation, illness, and unused sessions unless the trainer cannot continue the sessions.

    All Sessions are 1 hour

  • 10 REASONS TO HIRE A PERSONAL TRAINER

    Weight Loss

    Many people struggle with losing weight on their own. Distractions, frustrations and lack of motivation can prevent reach goals. A personal trainer can help you take your fitness program to the next level, and help you push past those obstacles -- mental or physical -- to get you desired results.

    Medical Condition

    Some clients hire a personal trainer because they've been diagnosed with a medical condition, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity or other illness that affect their quality of life. If you invest in a personal trainer, she can help you incorporate a healthy diet and exercise into your lifestyle to help reduce or eliminate problems that you might suffer from.

    Injury Recovery

    Personal trainers aren't medical experts, but they know the anatomy of the human body and how it works. Hiring a personal trainer when dealing with an injury can be a great addition to your current physical therapy sessions.

    Motivation

    Personal trainers encourage and support their clients on their journey, whether the goal is to lose weight, stay active or excel in sports. Hiring a personal trainer helps hold you accountable. The combined effort of you and your trainer gaining results is the biggest motivation.

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  • 10 REASONS TO HIRE A PERSONAL TRAINER

    Guidance

    A personal trainer can guide you through an efficient fitness program if you're lost on what exercises to do. Your personal trainer will develop a unique program that is based off your fitness level, personal goals, body type and training availability.

    Learn Proper Exercise Techniques

    Personal trainers are responsible for teaching you how to use the proper mechanics when exercising in order to keep you safe, prevent injury and effectively get results.

    Stay In Shape

    A personal trainer might be your answer to keeping up with your general fitness regime on a regular basis or even providing an occasional maintenance workout to keep you on track.

    Acquire Better Eating Habits

    Personal trainers can provide you with basic knowledge on what foods to avoid, offer suggestions on alternate food choices and explain the benefits and drawbacks to certain food choices and how they affect your fitness performance. Trainers who also are certified nutritionist or registered dietitians can offer personalized meal plans to help you acquire better eating habits.

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  • Fitness Group Classes

    Pilates
    No previous Pilates experience necessary, this is a great core conditioning class. A core focused Pilates class with awesome music will keep you moving and motivated, always finishing with a sublime stretch and relaxation.

    Any fitness level is welcome

    Restorative Fitness
    The class is designed for clients with limited mobility due to different reasons as weight, age, sickness, or injuries. It combines therapeutic moves and yoga postures to learn proper body mechanics and alignment to restore your body range of motion, balance and gently strengthen your body as well.

    Teacher: Svetlana, BA in Physical Education, Personal Trainer, Certified Yoga Instructor Svetlana, BA in Physical Education, Personal Trainer, Certified Yoga Instructor

    By registration only in person or on-line. Class is limited to 6 people. Feb 5th - Mar 25th, 2016. .

  • Fitness Group Classes

  • Corrina Chase, RYT

    Having learned Yoga in Goa, India surrounded by palm tress and sandy beaches she became passionate about her practice. Hatha, Ashtanga and kids yoga are her specialty classes. Fostering balance in a busy city life by practicing yoga, Corrina is here to assist you in whatever you’re choosing, to move forward, to heal, transform and expand, or perhaps to remember the magnificence of your soul and the divine light that you are and always have been.

    David Yao, RYT

    David provides a style of yoga called Sadhana Yoga Chi. Its literal translation is "the practice/mastery of the union of energy." He says that the only requirement for his classes is to smile when going through the door. =)

    Gillian Tate, RYT

    coming soon. Check her web site: www.gilliantateyoga.com

  • Jessica Chu, RYT

    Jessica’s classes are dynamic and energizing, and more importantly, they are fun and accessible for everyone. She will challenge you to find your edge and embark on a remarkable journey of compassion, self-reflection, and gratitude both on and off the mat.

    Joanna McDonald, RYT

    Joanna came to yoga to get out of her head and into her body and continues to be amazed by the transformative possibilities of the practice. In her classes, Joanna aims to create space for students to have their own yoga practice, while offering a class that is dynamic and creative, as well as grounding and safe. Joanna is a 500hr certified yoga instructor and continues to be an eager student of yoga and yoga philosophy.

    Natalie Ramsay, RYT

    Natalie focuses her energy on creating a peaceful and present atmosphere in her classes, as well as a series of postures that are accessible to everyone. She believes that being "here and now" is the secret ingredient to a happy life and she encourages students to create that present awareness while they practice so that they can carry it with them off the mat into their lives. She is a successful singer and song writer as well, check her web site: www.natalieramsay.com

  • Svetlana Balysheva

    Svetlana is a certified yoga, meditation instructor and a personal trainer. Svetlana focuses on helping her students to believe in themselves, that everybody have strength and confidence within. She knows that faith opens the door to the endless possibilities in physical and spiritual growth.

    Alethea Smith

    Alethea is a French Immersion teacher who started yoga in August 2007 as a workout. After being involved in a car accident in December 2007, yoga became about healing and strengthening. It is her hope to create a safe space where her students are able to find a connection to themselves. Her main areas of focus are Kids yoga and Hatha yoga. For more information visit aletheayoga.com

  • SCHEDULE

    Kind request to our student

    For your first visit arrive no later than 15-20 minutes before the class.

    Classes start promptly. Latecomers will not be accommodated.

    Give 2-3 hours after your last meal before your class.

    Practice room is scent free. Please, refrain from wearing heavy perfumes.

    Let a teacher know if you have any injures, concerns, or if you are pregnant before the class.

    Complimentary mats are available.

    No change rooms. Please, come changed.

    On-line Schedule

  • CASH BACK REWARDS.
    MORE WAYS TO SAVE

    Refer a new client and receive 15% cash back on every purchase made by your referral. Cash back rewards will be applied to your account once a year.

    Please, pick up Free Trial Class cards and brochures at the studio or request an on-line copy.

    Please, make sure to write your name on the Free Trial Class card so that, we know who to apply rewards to.

    GIFT CARDS

    Give the gift of health and peace of mind. Purchase a gift certificate that can be used towards any of our classes or private sessions.

    PRICES. INVEST INTO YOUR HEALTH & WELL-BEING

    1

    New Member Special

    1 Month Unlimited - $79

    2

    Gold Membership

    Month-to-month - $110

    Unlimited classes

    Discounted access to workshops, events, and specialty classes.

    3

    Silver Membership

    Month-to-month - $96

    8 classes per month ($12 per class)

    4

    Bronze Membership

    Month-to-month - $70

    5 classes per month ($14 per class)

    5

    1 Month

    One payment - $130

    Unlimited number of classes


    5

    Corporate classes

    Contact us at admin@downtownnewwestyfm.ca to develop unique tailored to your needs classes.

    $8 per person for a group of 15+ people

    $10 per person for a group of 10-15 people


    6

    Drop-in - $18

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    Terms and Conditions

    No refunds. Pices do not include GST.



  • YOGA FOR MEN

    Workshop Series

    Saturdays 12pm - 1pm
    April 16th, 23rd, 30th, May 7th & 14th

    This series is designed for men who are brand new to yoga or for those with some yoga experience who want to learn the fundamentals. Yoga poses will be broken down and taught at a slower pace to help students build strength, increase flexibility and improve body awareness.

  • Introduction to Yoga Fundamentals

    Make your first steps to learn yoga. During this workshop you will be introduced to the following fundamentals of Yoga:

    1. Yoga breath (Pranayama)

    2. Major standing posture (asanas), proper alignment and body mechanics to avoid injuries.

    3. Major sitting postures (asanas), proper alignment and body mechanics to avoid injuries.

    Date: Thursday, February 18th, 2016
    Time: 8:00 - 9:30pm
    Cost: $30
    Instructor: Svetlana Balysheva, BA in Physical Education, Certified Yoga Instructor in Canada & India, Personal Trainer, Certified Meditation Instructor.
    Purchase on-line

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    New Westminster, BC V3M 1A7

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  • What Yoga classes are beginners friendly?

    Beginner's Yoga, Gentle Hatha, Hatha, Yin Yoga classes are good classes to start your practice. Classes are geared toward people who never practiced before or need some gentle practice.

    How many classes per week are recommended to attend?

    Depends on your schedule, but our recemmendation is at least 2 classes per week.

    Is previous experience required to attend Meditation classes?

    Meditaion classes are designed for people who have never practiced meditation before.
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