Classes at Bend Over Backwards Yoga in Nanaimo

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SUMMER SCHEDULE
JULY 31 TO AUGUST 26
 
 

Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Sat/Sun 

Class will run
on Aug 7

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
LEVEL1,2
De

9:30 am - 11:00 am
LEVEL1,2

De


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LEVEL 2,3
Tracy

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
LEVEL1,2
Nicole


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
LEVEL 1,2
Nicole


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
LEVEL1,2
Jessica


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gentle Transition
Modified LEVEL 1,2
Annette

   


AUGUST 28 TO SEPTEMBER 1
Welcome Back Week
We've been studying and practising to give you a fresh start to the new yoga year. Join us!

Monday
Aug 28 
Tuesday
Aug 29 
Wednesday 
Aug 30
Thursday
Aug 31 
Friday
Sep 1
 6:30 am - 8:00 am
ALL LEVELS
Kelly


10:00 am - 11:30 am
LEVEL1,2
Tracy
6:30 am - 8:00 am
ALL LEVELS
Kelly


10:00 am - 11:30 am
LEVEL1,2

Tracy
6:30 am - 8:00 am
ALL LEVELS
Kelly


10:00 am - 11:30 am
LEVEL1,2
Tracy
6:30 am - 8:00 am
ALL LEVELS
Kelly


10:00 am - 11:30 am
LEVEL1,2
Tracy
6:30 am - 8:00 am
ALL LEVELS
Kelly


10:00 am - 11:30 am
LEVEL1,2
Tracy
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
PEACE PRACTICE
SEPT 1
(1st Friday
of the
month,
by donation)
 

FREE WEEK OF CLASSES
for the week starting Monday, September 4
up to and including Friday, September 8
Sample any of the Session #1 classes listed below for FREE!

Session #1 Schedule
September 11 to October 22
Registration Opens August 30 

Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Sat/Sun 
 

6:15 am - 7:45 am
ALL LEVELS
Kelly

  6:30 am - 7:45 am
ALL LEVELS
Kelly
   
 

9:00 am - 10:00 am
LEVEL1

De

9:00 am - 10:05 am
LEVEL1
Annette

9:30 am - 11:00 am
Aging Gracefully 2
Modified LEVEL 1,2
Missi


   
11:00am-12:00pm
Aging Gracefully 1
Modified LEVEL 1
Missi
**

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
LEVEL1,2
Tracy

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Chair Yoga
Missi

 

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ALL LEVELS
Tegan

 
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Pranayama
LEVEL 2
Kelly

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Women's Health
ALL LEVELS
Tracy

Energize with Lunch Time Yoga!
12:05 pm - 12:55 pm
LEVEL1
Nicole

Energize with Lunch Time Yoga!
12:05 pm - 12:55 pm
LEVEL1
Jessica
  We
reserve
Saturdays and
Sundays
for workshops
and
special classes.   

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Help for Back, Neck & Shoulders
Modified ALL LEVELS
Kelly
**

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Help for Back, Neck & Shoulders
Modified ALL LEVELS
Kelly
**

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Help for Feet & Knees
Modified ALL LEVELS
Kelly
**

 

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Men's Class
LEVEL1,2
Ken

 Check in at
Workshops
and other
Classes
periodically to
see what is
coming up. 
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gentle
Modified ALL LEVELS
Kelly
**
 

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gentle
Modified ALL LEVELS
Kelly
**

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gentle Transition
Modified LEVEL 1,2
Tracy
 
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
PEACE PRACTICE
SEPT 1
(1st Friday
of the
month,
by donation)
 
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LEVEL1
De

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LEVEL 3
Kelly
**

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
LEVEL 1,2
Mary-Ellen




6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
LEVEL 2,3
Kelly
**
 

 **denotes classes are by REGISTRATION ONLY
Is the class you wanted full?
Maybe another class will work for your needs? Contact us to discuss further.


Workshops and other Classes
To register go to Contact Us

The Expressive Back Body
Sunday, August 13
9 am to Noon
All Levels workshop with Kelly Murphy
$45

 MOVIE MATINEE
at the Yoga Studio
Sunday, September 17
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Call Me Kuchu
A documentary film that explores the struggles of the LGBT community in Uganda the home of our family of 18 HIV orphan cousins - The Candles.
$10 Sign Up Sheet on the Studio Door


Celebrate the Arrival of Autumn
Sunday, October 1
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
A Gentle Morning of Mindfulness & Yoga
Let's Celebrate the arrival of Autumn....
with a morning of rest, rejuvenation & renewal combing yoga, mindfulness meditation & crystal bowls.
with
Kelly Murphy, Jennifer Keane and Phyllis Kane
$40 payable to Kelly Murphy to register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Welcome Back Week
Monday - Friday
August 28 - Sep 1
2 daily classes to choose from

Early Birds
with Kelly Murphy
ALL Levels
6:30 am – 8:00 am
Mon to Fri
Aug 28 to Sep 1
A series of early morning classes designed to soothe the nervous system and support strength, balance and flexibility.
$55/week

Mid Morning
with Tracy Harvey
Level 1,2
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Mon to Fri
Aug 28 to Sep 1

A series of morning yoga classes  to build mobility, strength and flexibility. Suitable for beginners and experienced students.
Drop Ins encouraged.
$13/1.5 hour class

 or $55/week

Yoga Workshop with
Lauren Cox
Saturday, September 23 - 9:00 am to Noon
$45 Pre-registration required

(Teachers and students with a home based rope wall will be given priority for registration.)

Lauren is a senior Iyengar teacher who has been coming to Nanaimo for over 10 years. Her vigorous and motivating style guide participants to new awareness.

Yoga Class Descriptions 

ALL LEVELS

Includes poses from all Levels (1,2,3). Beginners are welcome. Students are guided to work safely and appropriately at their current level.

Gentle
Modified ALL LEVELS

A slower paced class for those working with chronic conditions or injuries. This class may be suitable for those not used to physical exercise.

Back, Neck & Shoulders
Modified ALL LEVELS

A class focused on back, neck and shoulder issues.

LEVEL 1

Foundational poses are systematically and safely taught to build mobility, strength and flexibility. Suitable for beginners and students wishing to focus on basic postures and principles of Iyengar Yoga.

Aging Gracefully 1
Modified LEVEL 1

A Level  1 class for those 60+

LEVEL 1,2

Suitable for students who have Iyengar Yoga experience wishing to expand the number of poses learned and further develop inverted postures.

Aging Gracefully 2
Modified LEVEL 1,2

 A Level 1,2 class for those 60+

Gentle Transition
Modified LEVEL 1,2

 A Level 1,2 transitional class for students of any age that are ready for more standing work with less support.

LEVEL 2,3

Students will develop a deeper understanding of postures and strengthen the practice of inverted poses and backbends. Elements of the intermediate poses will be explored.

LEVEL 3

For ongoing students working with all categories of poses on a regular basis who have a personal practice.
Pranayama LEVEL 1

The study of yogic breath.  Open to any students who attend Iyengar Yoga classes and want to develop a Pranayama practice.

Pranayama LEVEL 2 For students who have at least 1 year of pranayama practice in the Iyengar Tradition.  
Peace Practice
ALL LEVELS Restorative

Invite deep relaxation and mental peace into your week in this one hour practice.  Peace Practice is by donation.

Restorative Yoga is designed to release tension and stress through gentle supported postures and conscious breathing. Suitable for all levels.

Yoga Philosophy Discover the ancient wisdom of Yoga and its application to practice and daily life.
Cancer Recovery Restorative Yoga and meditation for anyone who has ever had cancer.

 Chair Yoga

 For those with restricted mobility.
(The studio is not wheelchair accessible.)

Waiver forms
We require students to sign a waiver twice a year.
Click here to download the Waiver Q & A.
Click here to  download a copy of the Waiver.
Save time and bring a signed copy with you.

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