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Yoga Classes  

Gentle Yoga
Times: ​Tuesday 10:30 - 11:45am,  Wednesday 7:00 - 8:15pm, Thursday 5:30 - 6:45pm, 
Sunday 10:30am - 12:00pm
Description:  Easeful Hatha Yoga practice, focusing on breath-work, lengthening, basic postures 
& relaxation. All levels welcome. Good for beginners.
Teachers: Carrie, Colleen, Roger

Gentle Plus Yoga
Times: Monday & Wednesday 4:00 - 5:15pm
Description: Hatha Yoga practice, focusing on breath-work, lengthening, basic postures & relaxation. 
In this class students will experience sitting and standing postures that strengthen balance and core. 
All levels welcome, including beginners.
Teacher: Gwen

Moderate Yoga
Time:  Tuesday 9:00 - 10:15am
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.
Teacher:  Deb

Yoga Melt (Moderate Vinyasa Flow)
Time: Friday 10:30 - 11:45am
Description: Beginning with MELTing our feet (with MELT balls), the natural flow of this vinyasa flow class 
focuses on combining the breath and simple poses, using alignment principles that will help you move freely 
and confidently, warming the body for your practice. Using ease and strength, you will move into creating 
energy and power from within and strengthening your body from the inside out. Ending with blissful poses 
melting you into relaxation.
Teacher: Rhona

​​Yin Yoga for Deep Stretch
Times:  Tuesday 7:00 - 8:15pm,  Thursday 9:00 - 10:15am, Saturday 9:30 - 10:45am
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 

Heartful Hatha Yoga
Times: Tuesday 5:30 - 6:45pm, Wednesday & Thursday 10:30am - 12:00pm
Description: This class focuses on cultivating inner awareness in a heartful way. This creates space inside
to embrace all of life's experiences, and oneself, with an open heart. Movement classes suitable for all levels, 
finishing with Yoga Nidra, to give you a beautiful experience of deep relaxation, restoring your whole being to 
balance and harmony. Everyone welcome!
Teacher: Elara

Heartful Yoga Nidra 
Times: Tuesday 5:30 - 6:45pm, Wednesday &Thursday 10:30am - 12:00pm 
Description: Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation technique that takes into a state of very deep relaxation.
Elara incorporates Yoga Nidra into her Heartful Hatha classes. Excellent for reducing stress and anxiety, 
for easing depression, insomnia, and pain & discomfort on all levels - physical, mental and emotional. 
A blissful experience...
Teacher: Elara

NewBack Yoga – Recover & Restore
Times:  Monday 5:30 - 6:45pm, Tuesday & Thursday 4:00 - 5:15pm
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: Wednesday 5:30 - 6:45pm, Friday 9:00 - 10:15am, Saturday 11:00am - 12:15pm
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).