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Pilates Online
Time: Monday 9:00 - 10:00 am Please click here to find this live-streamed online
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

Beginner Belly Dance Series
Time:  Friday 6:00 - 7:15 pm  
Dates: To be announced
Register and pay 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 (Intermediate)
Time: Friday 7:30 - 8:45 pm This class is on hold for now
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