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Gentle Yoga
Times: ​Mon 4:00 - 5:15 pm, Wed 10:30 - 11:45 am* & 4:00 - 5:15 pm, Thu 10:30 - 11:45 am, 
Sun 10:00 - 11:15 am
Description:  A gentle Hatha Yoga practice, focusing on breath-work, lengthening, basic postures and 
relaxation. These classes will guide you through gentle movements for greater mobility, and for releasing 
muscle tension. All levels welcome. Good for beginners.  
Teachers: Colleen, Deb, Carrie

*Gentle Yoga with Yoga Nidra on Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:45 am with Colleen
Description: A Gentle Yoga practice finishing with Yoga Nidra, a guided meditation, giving you a deep
relaxation, restoring your whole being to balance and harmony. This practice is excellent for reducing
stress & anxiety, for easing depression, insomnia, and pain & discomfort on all levels - physical, mental
and emotional. All levels welcome. 

Gentle+ Yoga
Time: Tue 10:30 - 11:45 am
Description: Hatha Yoga practice, focusing on breath-work, lengthening, basic postures & relaxation. 
Includes also standing postures that strengthen balance and core as well as tone the body. All levels 
welcome, including beginners.
Teacher: Colleen

Mindful Flow Yoga
Time: Tue 5:30 - 6:45 pm
Description: In this gently-paced class we will focus on moving mindfully, breaking down the poses and
sun salutations. We will incorporate breath with movement, to calm the mind while strengthening,
stretching, and relaxing the physical body. For all levels; good for beginners.
Teacher: Debbie

Moderate Flow Yoga
Time:  Tue 9:00 - 10:15 am, Fri 10:30 -11:45 am*
Description:  A moderately paced, flowing Hatha Yoga practice, including a variety of postures &
breath-work. Includes some stronger poses for greater strength and flexibility. All levels welcome.
Teachers:  Deb, Rhona

*Yoga Melt (Moderate Flow) on Fridays at 10:30 - 11:45 am with Rhona:
Beginning stimulating reflex points in the feet with MELT balls, this moderate flow class 
focuses on using alignment principles that will help you move freely and confidently. Using ease and 
strength, you will move into creating  energy and power from within.

Yin and Yang Balance
Time: Mon 10:30 - 11:45 am
Description: Tune out the daily grind, slow down and learn to surrender mind and body to your practice.  
Yin is the more passive, yet very effective other side of yoga. Holding the poses longer will help to 
strengthen, lengthen and provide therapeutic release to joints muscles and connective tissues. Yin in 
conjunction with Yang, traditional yoga postures, will leave you feeling more relaxed and calmer. 
 If you aren’t doing yin, you are only doing half the practice.
Teacher: Colleen

​​Yin Yoga for Deep Stretch
Times:  Tue 7:00 - 8:15 pm,  Thu 9:00 - 10:15 am, Sat 9:30 - 10:45 am
Description:  A slow, deep practice that increases flexibility by stretching & stimulating the connective 
tissue. An ideal complement to more active styles of yoga, it is also great for athletes. Mostly floor work. 
Teacher:  Deb 

Stretch and Restore 
Time: Thu 5:30 - 6:45 pm
Description: This is almost always on the floor - unless we use the walls: 30 minutes of active stretching 
with lots of strap work, and then 30 minutes or restorative poses, supported by blankets, bolsters and 
blocks. Very popular with athletes or those with active lives. Also great for those with chronic pain or 
lots of stiffness.
Teacher: Shannon

Restorative Yoga
Time: Sun 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Description: Restorative Yoga is a beautiful and powerful practice. Research has shown that Restorative
 Yoga can help with weight loss, lowering blood pressure, quality of sleep, decision making and much 
more. Most of the benefits come from learning how to breathe deeply and consciously relax the mind 
and body. The benefits are long lasting when practiced regularly. This is a very quiet, non-competitive 
practice that is accessible to every body. Restorative poses are held for up to 15 minutes and supported 
by bolsters, blankets and blocks. 
Teacher: Shannon 

NewBack Yoga – Recover & Restore
Times:  Mon 5:30 - 6:45 pm; Tue & Thu 4:00 - 5:15 pm, NEW: Fri 4:00 - 5:15 pm
Description:  A powerful new program to restore your natural neutral body alignment. 
This is a foundation program aimed at repairing back injuries, and helping to restore full 
body function. Includes a focus on breath and relaxation for muscle tension release. 
This class is perfect for anyone who wants to permanently rebuild their posture and alignment, 
and enjoy a pain free lifestyle.  
Teacher:  Roger

NewBack Yoga  – Active
Times: Wed 5:30 - 6:45 pm, Fri 9:00 - 10:15 am
Description:  A dynamic yoga therapy program designed to build a solid foundation of strength and flexibility 
in the back to support an active lifestyle. Includes a focus on neutral body alignment and movement 
kinetics to ensure that back and joint injuries are treated and to prevent their recurrence. Breath work and 
relaxation is also incorporated for muscle tension release. 
Teacher:  Roger

NewBack Yoga – Home Practice
The NewBack-Restore and NewBack-Active classes are also available on DVD to enable you to develop 
your own home practice. This provides the consistency of practice to accelerate the recovery from back 
injury, and to help prevent its re-occurrence. Contact Roger for further details:

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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 Yoga

The word yoga means "union" in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India, where yoga originated. We can think of the union occurring between the mind, body and spirit. What is commonly referred to as "yoga" is the practice of physical postures or poses. However, 
they are only one of the eight "limbs" of yoga, which include practices for mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. 

Benefits of Yoga

Physical: strength and flexibility, better posture, improved digestion and circulation, balance and health of the organs, hormonal balance, reduction of pain or discomfort, relaxation, improved immunity, increased energy, all-round fitness, over-all well being

Emotional and Mental: calmness of mind, inner peace, increased ability to focus, stress reduction, releasing of old habit patterns, 
self-acceptance, mindfulness and ability to enjoy the present moment

Spiritual: living with greater awareness, increased intuition and insight, compassion
What to expect when you come to an Inner Light Yoga class

The breath and the postures are employed as partners throughout the class in order to free the spine, strengthen and stretch the body, and calm the mind. Depending on the level of the class, and the time of day, the focus of the practice may be restorative, invigorating, or both.

Classes conclude with a focused relaxation. This allows you time to rest deeply, and to give your body the opportunity to integrate the physical experiences introduced throughout the Yoga class.

The classes at Inner Light Yoga and Wellness are infused with a spirit of exploration and discovery. Students are encouraged to practice at their own pace. The teachers challenge and support each student, taking into consideration her or his individual energy and physical abilities and limitations. 

We are open to questions, comments and requests from students both during and after class. We strive to offer a supportive and safe atmosphere for the ongoing exploration of the ancient and evolving practice of Yoga.

When you arrive at our bright, spacious studio, you will be invited to borrow any equipment that you need (yoga mat, bolster, blanket) and to find a spot in the room to lie down and relax. As you rest back you may begin to enjoy the simple pleasure of taking time for yourself as you start the process of settling into the room, and into your body.

A Yoga class typically begins with breath-work, that is, focusing on the breath, allowing the lungs to expand fully, bringing energy into the body. We then start to slow the breathing down, taking our attention inward. This is followed by gentle stretching, releasing tension from the body.

​The next portion of the class is devoted to both asana practice (the practice and experience of the postures) and pranayama (various breathing techniques).