Nervous System Reset: A mid-week yoga and mindfulness meditation class ~ Wednesdays at 12:00 pm on Zoom

We will meet in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week to relax and reset so that you can move into the rest of the week with a stronger connection to yourself. In order to release tension, increase the flow of energy throughout the body and cultivate a feeling of being grounded and rested, the class will be divided into 3 parts: gentle, meditative movements with the breath, mindfulness meditation, and guided relaxation.

You will receive a recording that you can access for 24 hours after each session in case you miss the class or want to do it again before bed or the next morning.

Wednesdays: October 26th – November 30th

12:00 – 1:00 pm

$120 (includes HST)/ 6 sessions

To reserve your spot, send an email to danachapman@beebirch.com–so that I have your contact info to forward the Zoom link–and an etransfer for $120.

Drop-in: If you are not able to commit to all six dates, feel free to drop-in. Please email me at least an hour before the class to receive the link. The drop-in rate is $22.

Pay-what-you-can: Ironically, Yoga is often not the most accessible space. If you are interested in participating in these classes but are not in a position to afford the registration fee, please use this option. You can etransfer any amount that is manageable for you at this point in time. No explanation necessary. Just use the link and enjoy some peace and quiet.

Restorative Yoga Nidra: Private or Group Sessions ~ Weekday sessions available

Yoga Nidra, sometimes known as yogic sleep, is a deeply restful, transformative process. You will be lying down, fully supported with props and blankets, and will be guided through a process that touches into all layers: body, breath, thoughts, emotions, and heart wisdom. Before we meet, you are welcome to let me know imagery that you find especially soothing (walking the beach, gardening, particular colours…) so that I can tailor the practice for you. It may also be helpful to consider an intention (relaxation, letting go, strengthening…) that can inform our time together. The session will be recorded so that you can revisit and deepen the practice at home.

$100 (includes HST)/ 60 minutes

Private weekday sessions available in-person or via Zoom. Please reach out for availability.

Bedtime Yoga: Practices for Hope & Light ~ Tuesdays at 8 pm on Zoom

Ihave decided to continue offering 4 week pre-registered classes this coming winter. I feel that 4 hours over 4 weeks is a very manageable commitment to self-care and I really want to encourage people to make this small commitment to themselves so that we can build a connected, reliable community over the course of the month…A space where you can revisit the feeling of providing quiet nourishment for your own sweet self and stay connected to hope & light & joy even in difficult times.

As always, each class will be gentle and relaxing, appropriate for an evening practice. During each evening we spend together, we will move through a soothing sequence to release tension, learn a breathing practice to calm the mind, settle back into a guided body scan and enjoy a music meditation to connect to the heart.

Practices for Hope & Light
These classes will be returning this winter. Details will be posted at that point.
We will gather on Zoom

To reserve your spot, send an email to danachapman@beebirch.com–so that I have your contact info to forward the Zoom link–and an etransfer for $80.

Drop-in: If you are not able to commit to all four dates, feel free to drop-in. Please email me at least an hour before the class to receive the link. The drop-in rate is $22.

Pay-what-you-can: Ironically, Yoga is often not the most accessible space. If you are interested in participating in these classes but are not in a position to afford the registration fee, please use this option. You can etransfer any amount that is manageable for you at this point in time. No explanation necessary. Just use the link and enjoy some peace and quiet.

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

Join me for a 8 week Mindfulness Meditation Class designed to offer participants a gentle introduction (or re-introduction) to meditation.

Meditation is a beautiful practice to help manage stress, to bring clarity to our circumstances, to shed light on our patterns and habits, and to open our heart.

Over the course of 8 weeks, participants will explore a variety of tools and techniques centred around the foundations of mindfulness: body, thoughts, emotions, personal circumstances as well as the heart practices: loving kindness, compassion, equanimity and joy. Each week a suggested home practice will be recorded so that group members may explore a personal practice between sessions.

Mondays: September 26th – November 21st ~ PLEASE NOTE THIS SESSION IS FULL. REACH OUT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ON A WAITLIST FOR THE NEXT SERIES.

Classes are held on Zoom

$160 (includes HST) / 8 week session

Dana’s Restorative/Yin class is a still point in the chaos that has become my life. It is an oasis I can look forward to, a place where I can drop all the weight of the world that I carry and simply drift into the pleasures and challenges of Yoga as she presents it. A warm smile at the door. Carefully chosen music. Calming lighting. Dana’s loving, soothing presence. All of these things welcome me in and assure me that here, I am safe. Here, I can let go. Here, I can heal.

~ Tabitha

Dana’s restorative yoga classes have been an instrumental tool for my struggle with some major lifestyle changes. I was looking for a healthy way of dealing with everyday stress, and what I found was an hour and a half of complete mental and bodily relaxation. Dana’s welcoming and compassionate approach to teaching a newcomer to yoga has bolstered my confidence to use the techniques at home, and I have found in myself a much calmer and balanced individual.

~ Cameron