Classes at Bend Over Backwards Yoga in Nanaimo

 

To prepare to attend a class or classes
please follow the checklist below.

BEFORE COMING TO CLASS

If you have ANY cold or flu symptoms heal at home.
If exposed to COVID 19 or to travellers quarantine at home.

  1. Register and receive confirmation that you have a space in the class of your choice.
  2. Assemble:
    • hand sanitizer
    • props
    • a bag for personal items separate from props-which is kept in the foyer
    • a mask
  3. Watch the video-"How We Shall Gather Safely" HERE
  4. Come prepared to do yoga rather than change clothing at the studio.
  5. Come directly to the studio from home. Do errands afterwards.
  6. Put your mask on before entering.
    How to wear a reusable mask poster click HERE
  7. Keep physical distance outside and in the foyer.

AT THE STUDIO

  1. Leave personal items in the foyer.
  2. Hand sanitize as soon as you enter.
  3. Place your mat and props in designated spaces which are measured 8 feet apart.
  4. Maintain physical distance at all times.
  5. Payment will be by e-transfer only.
  6. Waivers must be completed and either emailed OR left in the studio.
    We require students to sign a waiver twice a year (January and July).
    Click here to  download a copy of the Waiver. Scroll down for Waiver instructions.

A printable version of the checklist is HERE.

Update as of March 30, 2021
Dear friends and fellow yogis

It’s with regret that we must pause our in-studio classes until Monday at midnight April 19.

Classes will resume Tuesday April 20.
Unfortunately the infection rate is outstripping the race to vaccinate.

And while you have been exemplary in observing safety protocols- others have not.

Should you wish to have your fees for March 29- April 25 refunded, please let Kelly know.

If you choose to leave your funds with us, please know that your support will keep our doors open for April 20.

Until soon, stay safe, get your jab and practice.

Namaste
Kelly

HOME PRACTICE SEQUENCES

Click  HERE for links to Kelly Murphy's YouTube practices and more. 

SCHEDULE

We are currently running sessions on a 4 Week Schedule.
Registration for March 29 - April 25 (4 week session) opens Monday, March 22, 2021

*SEE BELOW FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON REGISTRATIONS

For March 29 - April 25 Printable Class Schedule Click HERE
IN STUDIO CLASSES ARE PAUSED UNTIL MIDNIGHT APRIL 19 - SEE MESSAGE ABOVE

Monday   Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
scroll down for
Sat/Sun 

Classes will
run Easter Long Weekend

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

  6:30am-7:45am
ALL LEVELS
Kelly

Classes will
run Easter Long Weekend 
 9:30am-10:30am
Aging Gracefully
MODIFIED
LEVEL 1

ZOOM ONLINE
Missi


*NEW*
RISE & SHINE
WITH DE

6:15am-7:00am
ALL LEVELS
ZOOM ONLINE
De
9:30am-11:00am
Aging Gracefully
MODIFIED
LEVEL 1,2

ZOOM ONLINE
Missi


 

 9:30am-10:30am
Aging Gracefully
MODIFIED
LEVEL 1

ZOOM ONLINE
Missi

 

9:30am-10:30pm
ZOOM ONLINE
De
LEVEL 1,2

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

 10:30am-12:00pm
LEVEL 2,3
ZOOM ONLINE
Tracy

    11:00am-12:00pm
LEVEL 1
Pranayama
ZOOM ONLINE
Tracy
3:30pm-4:30pm
Gentle
Modified
ALL LEVELS

Kelly
  3:45pm-4:45pm
Gentle
Modified
ALL LEVELS

Kelly
   

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

5:00pm-6:00pm
Help for Back,
Neck & Shoulders
Modified
ALL LEVELS
Kelly
5:00pm-6:00pm
Gentle
Modified
ALL LEVELS

 

5:00pm-6:00pm
PEACE PRACTICE
BY DONATION
APR 2 

6:00pm-7:15pm
LEVEL 1,2
ZOOM ONLINE
Annette

 

 

  6:00pm-7:30pm
LEVEL 2,3
ZOOM ONLINE
De


 
        SATURDAY 
       

9:30am-11:00am
ALL LEVELS
Kelly
Mar 27 last class until September

ALL CLASSES ARE BY REGISTRATION ONLY

ZOOM class pricing: $12 for 1.0 hr class and $14 for 1.5 hr class
Rise & Shine with De: $10 class
Payment is by e-transfer to the specific teacher.
To register for in studio or live online ZOOM classes go to Contact Us

Pricing for Mar 29 - Apr 25, 2021 (4 Week Session)
$48 for 1.0 hour class; $56 for 1.5 hour class
(Rise & Shine with De $40)
Payment is by e-transfer to the specific teacher.


Workshops, Seminars and other Classes
To register go to Contact Us

 

Book Club
ZOOM online meetings
Sundays 1:0 pm - 2:30 pm

March 7
Why God Won't Go Away:
Brain Science and the Biology of Belief

Andrew B. Newberg, Eugene G. D'Aquili, Vince Rause 

April 18
Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel

May (tbd)
Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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.

Build Your Resilience

An all levels class that will support you and help you thrive in times of change and uncertainty.  Asana sequences designed to help calm anxiety, stabilize emotions, nourish the nervous system, and wake up your body and spirit will be paired with ongoing education about how to build your resilience toolkit for your own daily needs. 

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 Level1,2

 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

A Restorative class for Iyengar Yoga students who are ready to begin a Pranayama (the study of yogic breath) practice. Contact Us if you interested. We will run a series when there are sufficient numbers to run another series.

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.

 Sutra Studies

 Weekly exploration and discussion of the teachings of Yoga.

Waiver forms

STUDIO WAIVER PROCEDURES DURING COVID 19

For students coming to the studio: We ask that you download and bring a signed copy to the studio with you.

 For students attending online ZOOM classes through the studio: We ask that you download and mail a signed copy to:

 K Murphy
135 Machleary St.
Nanaimo BC V9R 2G5

 You can drop off your signed waiver in the little white mailbox outside the entry door at the studio but DO NOT MAIL YOUR WAIVER TO THE STUDIO LOCATION Please use the mailing address above.

 

We require students to sign a waiver twice a year (January and July).
Click here to download the Waiver Q & A.
Click here to  download a copy of the Waiver.

 

 

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