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Pilates (on Mat)
Time: Monday 9:00 - 10:00 am
Description: This amazing Pilates floor workout will fire your core, connecting body and mind, 
and fusing breath with movement. Strengthening the body from the inside out will give you a complete 
core training program. The exercises are designed to train strength, balance, and flexibility and increase 
breathing capacity.  It will help you stand taller and stronger! Good for any fitness level.
Modifications will be shown for all exercises.
Teacher: Rhona

Pilates -Yoga Fusion
Time: Wednesday 9:00 – 10:00 am. No class in July and August.
Description: This magical Pilates-infused-Yoga class will build amazing core strength and connect body and
mind, connecting breath with movement. By learning simple movements you will become more aware of your
body and will have the ability to release it of any tension, increasing the benefits of feeling strong and working
pain free. Strengthening the body from the inside out will give you toned abs that will enhance your yoga 
practice making you stronger, increase your breathing capacity, flexibility and create a taller you!
​Teacher: Rhona

Beginner Belly Dance
Time:  Friday 6:00 - 7:15 pm  
Dates: To be announced for the fall of 2017.  Pre-register at this link
Description: A fun 6 - class series designed for those with no previous experience.
 Also a great workout! Please, see more information about belly dancing below.
Teacher:  Sandra 

Belly Dance 
Time: Friday 7:30 - 8:45 pm. No class in July and August.
Description: For those with some experience. Focus on choreography and technique. Drop-in.
Teacher:  Sandra

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Inner Light Yoga and Wellness      
2807 44th Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia  (just off 27th Street)
Inner Light Yoga and Wellness

What is Belly Dancing

Belly dancing is natural to a woman's bone and muscle structure, with movements emanating from the torso rather than in the legs and feet. The dance often focuses upon isolating different parts of the body, moving them independently in sensuous patterns, weaving together the entire feminine form.

Benefits of Belly Dancing

Health Benefits:

  • Muscles in the abdominals, arms, upper and lower back, hips and thighs improve in tone and strength
  • Balance, posture, coordination, and circulation improve
  • The fluid nature of the dance helps to relax and lubricate joints
  • Belly dancing is a weight bearing exercise good for maintaining healthy strong bones
  • Exercising the abdominal area, by rolling the belly or swaying the torso, helps food move along the digestive system
  • Lively, continuous belly dancing is a form of low impact aerobic exercise that, practiced regularly and in sessions of 20 minutes or more, can aid in weight loss, stress reduction, and management of high blood pressure

Other Positive Aspects:

  • Suitable for all ages, body types, and abilities
  • Wonderful for social connection with like-minded individuals
  • Provides an outlet for creativity
  • Gentler forms of belly dance are useful for pre-natal exercise, strengthening pelvic muscles and relaxing the mother to be
  • As with yoga, focus on the breath while moving helps to ground and center the dancer, aiding in a relaxed sense of well being
  • Celebrates and honours femininity. 
  • Provides a safe environment for expressing sensuality in a gentle yet powerful way
  • Body acceptance, awareness and confidence naturally evolve with this empowering art form

What is Pilates

Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength,
flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement.

Benefits of Pilates:

  • Builds long, lean, toned muscles without bulk
  • Improves postural alignment so you look and feel good
  • Reduces stress, relieves tension, and boosts energy through deep stretching
  • Improves body awareness and muscular control
  • Creates a stronger, more flexible spine by building core strength
  • Provides balance and strength to major joints helping you to improve range of motion and avoid injury
  • Complements other fitness and sports training