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Gentle Yoga
Times: ​Mon 4:00 - 5:15 pm, Wed 10:30 - 11:45 am*, Wed 4:00 - 5:15 pm, 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: Deb, Carrie, Gwen, Colleen, Stella

*Gentle Yoga with Deep Relaxation on Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:45 am with Gwen
Description: This class includes gentle asanas with a theme that integrates the philosophy of the yoga 
tradition in every class. If you have wanted to learn more about the traditions of yoga, this class will provide 
you with an opportunity to learn about the depth of the yoga experience. The philosophy is weaved into the 
asana practice. Each class includes a deep relaxation time at the conclusion of the class. 

Gentle+ Yoga 
Time: Tue 10:30 - 11:45 am, Thu 10:30 - 11:45 am Click here to register for live-streaming online
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.
Teachers: Shannnon, Deb

Yoga Flow
Time: Thu 5:30 - 6:45 pm
Description: A strong moving meditation to build strength, flexibility and breath awareness. This is the kind
 of class that will progress your practice to the next level. In each class one posture will be broken down.
This deeper awareness of the the postures will help participants to focus on breathing and moving in
Teacher: Shannon

Pilates Infused Yoga
Time: Fri 10:30 - 11:45 am  Click here to find this live-streamed online
Description: Are you looking for a way to strengthen your Yoga practice? Core work is usually the 
missing link in mastering many poses. Connecting with and strengthening our deep stabilizing muscles 
is important for yoga, as well as maintaining spinal health. This magical Pilates-infused-Yoga class will 
help you build amazing core strength and connect body and mind, connecting breath with movement.
Strengthening the body from the inside out will enhance your yoga practice and daily living, making you
stronger, increase your breathing capacity, flexibility and create a taller you!​
Teacher: Rhona

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

Wall Yin Yoga
Time: Mon 10:30 - 11:45 am, Fri 12:00 - 1:00/1:15 pm
Description: Join Colleen for an in-depth class which combines classic Kripalu Yoga with a lovely deep
stretch component of Yin Yoga while utilizing the wall.The class begins with a Sanskrit mantra, 
inspirational quotes and messages. Move into gentle stretching and twists, open up the shoulders, add 
balancing postures and strength builders for focus and concentration. Combined with Yin yoga on the wall.  
This is a fully supported, delightful, deep stretch particularly into the lower back region and legs. Awesome 
relief for tired legs and stressed hips. As always, move at your own level, and appropriate for everyone.  
The class concludes with a lovely guided meditation.
Teacher: Colleen

Gentle Yin Yoga & Aromatherapy
Time: Mon 7:00 - 8:15 pm
Description: Gentle yin poses to ease tension, with a lovely combination of therapeutic grade essential
 oils. Blissfully relaxing and restorative. For all levels.
Teacher: Adrienne

Yin to Restore
Time: Thu 7:00 - 8:15 pm
Description: You will be guided in and out of a variety of shapes that encourage a sense of release and
settling into your body. Yin and Restorative practices are the perfect balance to any other movement 
practice or activity. They are accessible and loved by all ages and abilities. Each posture is adjusted and 
supported to maximize your ability to heal and make changes to how your body moves, performs and 
adapts. You will learn how to use props and positioning so that you can stay in the postures longer, 
allowing the body to repair, adjust and relax. Open to everyone. Please dress warm and comfortable.
Teacher: Shannon

Ease and Peace - Gentle Yin & Tai Chi 
Time: Sun 7:00 - 8:15 pm
Description: Soothing mix of Yin Yoga and Gentle Tai Chi (moving meditation.) Classes end blissfully 
with a crystal sound bowl meditation. You will walk away deeply relaxed and at ease. Everyone welcome.
No previous experiences needed with Yin Yoga or Tai Chi.
Teacher: Stella

Gentle Yoga & Tai Chi 
Time: Tue 5:30 - 6:45 pm 
Description: Experience a wonderful combination of Yoga and Tai Chi (moving meditation) all in one 
class! Tai Chi is also a great brain exercise as we learn to move our bodies in new and novel ways.
Everyone welcome. No previous experiences with Tai Chi needed.
Teacher: Stella

NewBack Yoga – Recover & Restore
Times:  Mon 5:30 - 6:45 pm; Tue 4:00 - 5:15 pm, Wed 12:00 - 1:00/1:15 pm, Thu 4:00 - 5:15 pm, 
Fri 4:00 - 5:15 pm Click here to find most of these live-streamed online
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. Recommended for everyone, beginners and seasoned yogis alike!
Teacher:  Roger, Shannon

NewBack Yoga  – Active
Times: Tue 9:00 - 10:15 am, Wed 5:30 - 6:45 pm, Fri 9:00 - 10:15 am Click here for live-streaming
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. This moderate level class is
recommended for everyone who wants more out of their practice.
Teacher:  Roger, Shannon

NewBack Yoga – Home Practice
The NewBack-Restore and NewBack-Active classes are also available on a memory stick 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 details: [email protected]

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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).