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Tuesdays: 9:45 – 11:00 am & Wednesdays: 8:00 – 9:15 pm

Cost: $80 for 8 classes, $55 for 5 classes or $12 drop in

The classes begin with centering and grounding yourself to be present and focused without distraction. Each week I will create themes and bring a variety of practices that encourage our body to relax and find an overall increase of well being. All are invited to come out for a new yoga experience! No previous yoga experience is required.

Send me an email anytime with any questions or requests.

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About Nancy Conlin, Yoga instructor at Gold Bar

It is a great pleasure teaching Yoga at Gold Bar community Hall I grew up in Capilano so this definitely feels like home to me. My first classes of yoga were through the YMCA which were inspirational to my training. There are so many styles of yoga today the learning is endless. I have always had a passion for a healthy lifestyle and helping others.

Yoga has become a daily practice and helps remind me to be in the present moment and enjoy every minute.

Other places that I teach are at Yoga Central and the Wellspring in Edmonton.

Yoga classes that I teach at Gold Bar are considered Hatha Yoga. This means that they are slower alignment based movements to balance our body, mind and spirit. Each class starts with breathing techniques to relax the body and calm the mind. Then move through a warm up with stretching before standing and balncing postures. Then further stretching with a cool down and final relaxation.

They cover a variety of weekly and monthly themes that are helpful for strengthening the muscles and joints while increasing flexibility and mobility. As well reduce stress with breath work and usually improves sleep. Practicing yoga regularly is the best way to notice it's benefits of increases energy, vitality and overall wellness.

Basic yoga postures are practiced at one's individual level, modifications are always available so each person can feel safe and move within their range of mobility.

Class days and times are as follows:

Tuesday morning from 9:45 - 11:00, Wednesday evening from 8:00 - 9:15

Please come out and try a class you will be happy you did!

Renshi Jamie Hanlon has been actively involved in martial arts for over 40 years. He currently holds the rank of fifth degree black belt (godan) in Okinawan Goju Ryu, third degree black belt (sandan) in Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu and first degree black belt in Ryukyu Kobudo.  He was awarded the title of renshi (polished instructor) in 2017. Jamie continues his own martial studies with frequent training trips to Okinawa, Japan and with affiliated martial arts communities here in Canada.

Classes are held at the hall every Thursday evening as follows:

6-7 pm - Youth/ family class: ages 7 and up, children learn the fundamentals of Okinawan karate in a challenging and supportive atmosphere. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children in this class. 

7-8 pm - Adult class: ages 13 and up, students at all skill levels work together to advance their study and develop a deeper understanding of Okinawan karate. 

8-9 pm - Kobudo: ages 13 and up, with some prior experience in martial arts. Students develop their martial skills with the indigenous weapons of Okinawa, including bo, sai and tonfa. 

Fees are paid on a trimestrial basis (every four months) to the league. All students must also hold valid annual memberships with Karate Alberta and the Ryukyu Karatedo Kobudo Kenkyukai Alberta Society (payable through the dojo). Uniforms are available through purchase at modest pricing.All students may also participate in Monday night classes at Beverly Heights Hall at no additional charge. For more information, visit www.kaizendojo.ca.  For inquiries, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call/ text 780-619-3136.

Mom and Me class is held on Monday and Thursday mornings from 930-1030am. All babies and kids are welcome to come, I bring a big bin of toys and the moms usually workout around the kids. We do a combination of cardio and strength with a special focus on pelvic floor for a full body workout. I always give low and high impact movements to make the workout safe for the postpartum body, everything can be modified! Kids are not a requirement to join, you're more than welcome to come! (just know there are kiddos around)

Come check it out! you'll be glad you did!

Contact Lisa to register or with any questions. Facebook.com/lisashortenfitness or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lisa is a AFLCA certified instructor who specializes in strength training and pre/postnatal with years of experience.  She is passionate that all people no matter the shape, size or age, find a way to move their bodies that they enjoy.  She loves things that bring people together and build community, it seems sweating together once or twice a weeks seems to do that!  She is an easy going and chill person, who can create a challenging workout for anyone! 

She has 3 kids and lives in the neighborhood, you will often find her in the ravine to unwind and connect with nature, biking and cross country skiing.