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Gentle Yoga 
Times: ​ 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: Carrie, Deb, Jenelle

Gentle+ Yoga 
Times: Tue 10:30 - 11:45 am, Thu 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.
Teachers: Shannon, Deb

Yoga Flow
Time: Tue 8:45 - 10:00 am, Fri 10:30 - 11:45 am
Description: A creative sequence of seated, standing and supine yoga poses that develop strength, flexibility,
 body awareness and relaxation. A variety of modifications will be demonstrated and offered for all poses and
 transitions, allowing personal adaptations for injuries or and intensity. This is a lighthearted class that will 
have you laughing and loving your yoga practice. 
Teacher: Shannon

Gentle Flow to Yin & Nidra 
Time: Wed 10:30 - 11:45 am. 
​Description: Start your day with an invigoration, yet relatively gentle flow practice for flexibility, strength
 and balance, leading up to soothing Yin poses for a deeper stretch and opening. Finishing with a blissful, 
and deeply relaxing guided meditation, Yoga Nidra, this class series provides a perfect balance of active 
movements and restorative relaxation. Click here for more information on Yoga Nidra.
​Teacher: Elara, Stella

Yin Yoga 
Time: Sat 9:30 - 10:45 am, Wed 7:30 - 8:45 pm
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 & Gentle Tai Chi
Time: Mon 10:30 - 11:45 am 
Description: Join Stella for a wonderful mixed modality class- an excellent way to start your week! 
Graceful Tai Chi movements improve joint mobility, balance, and increase overall energy and sense of 
well-being. Wall Yin yoga provides a deep stretch as poses are held longer- great for stress reduction, 
athletes, and those who are on their feet a lot. No previous experience with Tai Chi or Yin Yoga required.
Teacher: Stella

Gentle Yoga with Yin
Time: Thu 5:45 - 7:00 pm 
Description: Join Stella for a wonderful way to wind down your day.
Our sessions begin with mindful breathing and gentle yoga stretches to release tension; particularly in
 the neck and shoulders.Next, we add in gentle yin poses targeted towards relieving stiffness in the hips
 and legs. Yin poses are held for longer periods of time to enable a deeper (yet gentle) stretch. 
Each pose creates space for a mini meditation- an excellent way to connect to stillness and take
 a break from it all. 
Teacher: Stella

NewBack Yoga – Recover & Restore
Times:  Mon 5:15 - 6:30 pm, Tue 4:00 - 5:15 pm,  Thu 4:00 - 5:15 pm,  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. Recommended for everyone, beginners and seasoned yogis alike!
Teachers:  Roger, Shannon

NewBack Yoga  – Active
Times:  Wed 5:45 - 7:00 pm, Fri 8:45 - 10:00 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. This moderate level class is
recommended for everyone who wants more out of their practice.
Teacher:  Roger

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]

​Karma Yoga
Time: Mon 7:00 - 8:15 pm
Description: This special free class is taught by Inner Light Yoga Teacher Training graduates. Come and
experience the gentle offerings of yoga by these lovely new teachers. A wonderful way to start the week. :)
Teachers: Yvonne, Maria, Shelly, Sally, Robyn

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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).