About Weekly Classes
I offer a safe, gradual and gentle approach to improving a body condition from the inside out.
Weekly classes can help you to:
reclaim muscle tone and height in a gentle and gradual way
improve functional movement, posture and flexibility
become more pro-active with your self-care
continue to care for yourself after completing a physiotherapy treatment plan
learn how to relax and quiet your mind
accelerate healing. Yoga therapy complements manual therapies like massage, osteopathy & chiropractic care.
adjust the yoga exercises to maintain healthy posture and avoid unnecessary injury.
learn an evidenced-based program for low back pain
Classes are for you if you want to improve a body condition like:
Mild low back, neck and/or shoulder pain.
Mild arthritis, or you are stiff/sore and want a gradual approach to strengthening and stretching.
Mild forms of: sciatica, scoliosis, arthritis, degenerative disc.
And if you are over 50.
May of had a hip or knee replacement.
You have enough mobility to lay down on a mat and come up to standing on your own.
NOTE: This is not chair yoga but chairs are sometimes used for sitting exercises and stability when standing.
ARE YOU IN PAIN? RATE YOUR PAIN LEVEL.
“Yoga enables me to turn my head. I was unable to do that for a very long time. I have arthritis and it helps tremendously with mobility and flexibility. I also have a very stressful job and I am finding Joanne’s relaxation techniques becoming increasingly helpful.
I could go on and on about the benefits not just of yoga but yoga with you!!! I have had a teacher that was not great. You don’t realize the difference sometimes until you come across someone exceptional like Joanne. The difference is like night and day.” Linda Graham
Join a class
In-person classes run on Fridays 10:00am - 11:30am ONGOING
Suitable for beginners, and individuals who are stiff and sore.
Please note that you must be able to get down onto your mat and up again on your own. Bring your own mat and large blanket.
Location: St. Georges Anglican Church, Parish Hall, 166 Russell St., Clarksburg.
Cost:$96 for 4 weekly classes in a row. Or pay as you go for $26/class
Quiet the mind and relax the body
Guided relaxation with supported postures. Offered 1-on-1 in Thornbury in my home studio by appointment.
Book a private online class at a time that works for you.
Location: In the comfort of your own home.
Home Yoga Therapy Studio
1-on-1 in Thornbury.
Group classes are currently in Clarksburg to accommodate
More About Weekly Classes
For individuals who want to improve a body condition gently and gradually.
You will receive a lot of personal attention and care and specific conditions can be addressed over time.
Mobility issues & pain
Exercises are done laying on the floor and standing so a certain degree of mobility and strength is required to get up or down on your own. Consider private classes with Joanne if mobility and pain is a concern for you.
What to Expect in a Class:
Classes include somatic movements and a therapeutic approach to classic yoga postures that produce the following outcome:
A great group of ladies and maybe a man or two
Opportunity to practice in a judgement free environment
It's common that imbalances in the body occur overtime; one side can get tighter or weaker than the other side and contribute to pain or discomfort. Yoga therapy helps restore more structural symmetry.
Releases tension and reduces pain
Re-establishes healthy neuro-muscular patterns
Reduces inflammation and loosens up chronic tightness
Re-educates your body so that it moves more efficiently
Will not make a pre-existing condition worse
Calms the nervous system and quiets the mind
Compassionate and caring attention from me
Depending on the needs of the individuals in the class we also work on gentle strengtheners and proper posture when sitting, bending, lifting and walking.
Purchase & Refund Policy
Class Cost & Refund Policy
There are no drop-in classes. Please contact me if you wish to take my classes.
If you have registered for a class and find that you must self-isolate after reading the screening questionnaire prior to a class, I will give you a credit or refund when requested.
ARE YOU IN PAIN?
Rate your pain level to see if you are well enough to take these classes.
RATE YOUR PAIN LEVEL
0- No Pain
1–3 Mild Pain (nagging, annoying, interfering little with daily living tasks)
4–6 Moderate Pain (interferes significantly with daily living tasks)
7–10 Severe Pain (disabling; unable to perform daily living tasks)
Group classes are not suitable if you are experiencing moderate to severe pain or nerve pain like tingling or numbness in legs or upper body. Consider private classes instead.