Many years ago, our family unit was broken apart by a mental illness. And it caused post traumatic stress for all of us on the receiving end. I use yoga and mindfulness as tools to stay grounded and connected to my body, mind and soul. Movement is medicine and can help me really hear what I am needing. Moment to moment. Breath by breath.
One thing I have learned is we can only help those who are willing to receive it. And that we have to dig deep and be vulnerable with ourselves and others in order for healing to take place. So if you are struggling with something, please reach out for support. You are not alone and together we are stronger during life's most difficult times.
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Winter Session: November 4 to December 22 2018
We prorate passes, offer session passes and drop in so we have a variety of options for you to choose from! Also, we can customize a pass for you if you start later in the session!
1 Week Unlimited (new students only): $45
This pass gives you access to all the yoga classes & yoga and weight classes so come to as many classes as you can in 1 week to experience the variety the studio has to offer! (does not apply to fitness classes/kettlebell class)
Unlimited Winter Pass: $292
A super deal giving you access to unlimited yoga & yoga and weight classes for the whole session!
Pre-registered Classes & Descriptions
Kettle Bell Fusion (BYOKB – Bring your own Kettle Bell!)
Mondays @ 7:15-8pm
7 week session: $84
Drop in: $15
This class includes and mixture of kettle bell and dumbbell work that will improve your full body strength and endurance. Learn new and challenging movements that you can utilize at home with your new kettle bell. You are also welcome to store your kettle bell at the studio for the duration of the session. When selecting your kettle bell weight, you should factor in your current strength/fitness level:
Beginner: 6 - 8 kg
Intermediate: 10 - 12 kg
Advanced: 14 – 16 kg
Tuesdays @ 5:30pm
7 week session: $70
Drop in: $12
Join us for a 30 minute fitness class to help improve strength & cardiovascular fitness! Then stay afterward for a flow class to rejuvenate and restore your body, letting go of the tension from the day and enjoy some deep relaxation to help your body & mind get ready for a good night's sleep.
Yoga Flow & Fit Class
Wednesdays @ 9:30am
7 week session: $110
Drop in: $17
Improve cardiovascular health & overall strength in this flow class! The class will also include stretches to improve flexibility and you will learn different breathing exercises that you can use as tools to relax your body on or off your yoga mat.
Thursdays @ 9:15am
5 week session: $65
Drop in: $15
If you are looking to improve your overall strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance, then this is the class for you! You can expect a full body workout that will leave you feeling stronger with the challenge of a different workout every class. You will also learn how to lift weights correctly and learn functional movement to maintain the optimal health of your joints. This class is for all fitness levels and offers modifications for those who may need it.
Happy Hour Restore & Relax Class: Thursdays @ 6:15pm
7 week session: $110
Drop in: $17
Delve into a blissful class as you move into deeper muscle and connective tissue tension. Decrease stress on your nervous system as you learn tools on how to truly unwind and relax your body and mind. After class, enjoy a bevie of your choice!
Beginner Yoga & Weights: Friday @ 11am
7 weeks: $110
Drop in: $17
This class will offer beginner yoga poses and light weights to support your joint & bone health, increase muscle mass and help you build strength to prevent injuries. It will also offer some basic stretches for major muscle groups that you can learn and take home with you.
Yoga for Muscle & Joint Pain Relief: Fridays @ 5:15pm
7 weeks: $110
Drop in: $17
This class will teach you how to use massage therapy balls, essential oils and deeper stretching to relieve muscle and joint pain.
Intro to Barre Class: Sundays @ 10am
4 weeks: $58 (Oct 28-Nov 25 and no class Nov 18)
Drop in: $15
This low impact workout focuses on functional movements, full range of motion and alignment for all levels and ages.
B -breathe for engagement
A-activate then move to strengthen and lengthen
R- restore body balance with both strength and mobility
R-range of motion leads to movement fluidity
E-enhance your body awareness
Zumba Gold (low impact): Sundays @ 11:15am
4 week session: $56 (Oct 28-Nov 25 and no class Nov 18)
Drop in: $15
This class is for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba®class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba®choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. The benefits of class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance!
Pure Bliss: An Evening of Yin, Massage & Essential Oils with Melanie & Janelle
Restorative Aroma Yoga: A blend of essential oils, yoga poses & energy exercises
Circle of Sacred Sharing & Connection for Women with Holly
Your Blank Canvas: A Yoga & Art Day Retreat with Margot & Janelle
Member Appreciation & Studio Celebration with FREE Yoga
Serenity & Snow Day Retreat: Yoga, Snowshoeing & Lunch
Sanctuary & Sleigh Ride Day Retreat: Yoga & Wagon Ride with Lunch & Hot Cocoa
Please click on the link below for more information or to register for our special events!
If you wish to pay by credit card, you can pay on eventbrite. If you would like to pay cash, cheque or email transfer, you can register with me by sending an email or pay at the studio.
Circle of Sacred Sharing and Connection for Women
Sunday November 4 @ 12:45pm
Please register early as space is limited. We wish to keep this event small to maintain a private and intimate setting.
Do you long for a place to feel safe, nurtured, grounded? Do you long for a sense of connection in your world? A sense of belonging with like minded women? A place of acceptance, compassion and honour?
Are you looking for a place where you can come to put down your worries? To rest and relax? To de-stress? A place and a chance to release what no longer serves you, even if it were only for a little while?
Would you like to experience meditation or learn about Archangels, abundance exercises, Reiki, chakra’s, energy medicine or the cycles of the moon? Or just have a few hours for self reflection and contemplation?
If you answered YES to any of the above questions, then keep reading!
Together, yoga at the lake studio at Pigeon Lake and Healing with Holly are excited to offer a space to gather in sacred circle with a small group of women who are wanting to experience this special container. This will be open to a small, intimate group of women who are ready and willing to align with their YES!
We will be a great fit together in this offering if:
~Compassion, honour, love, sacred connection, depth, courage, and trust are important in your life
~If you believe in the power and strength of vulnerability
~If you are open to different spiritual practices and believe there are many ways to heal
Some benefits of choosing a sacred circle include:
~Gaining a sense of community and connection
~More joy, peace and love in your life
~Some time away just for you
~A feeling of confidence and connection as you go out into your week
For most of my life I have felt as if I didn’t belong, just sitting on the sidelines of belonging and connection for many years. I have always felt different, never really fitting in with a peer group. I was also extremely shy, not wanting people to even look at me. I also grew up in a family with alcoholism that led to an internalization that there was something wrong with me and not my mother as I could not seem to make her better. I carried these core feelings and beliefs with me for most of my life until I dug deeply into my own healing journey in 2012.
When I joined my first circle in 2012 I was blessed with the teaching of connection. For the first time in my life, I felt a true sense of belonging and connection. I was not alone! I was sitting across from women who had similar experiences as I had, who felt the same way I did. These women in this group; whom I had never met before; taught me we all have threads of connection running deep through all of us. I had this epiphany knowing we really are all the same and if this is true then we are never alone. I always had a sense we were connected but I had not felt it in my core and heart until that moment. This experience changed my life and since that time I have been involved in different circles and am always reminded of how important this connection is in my life and I suspect to other women as well. Circle also gave me an opportunity to relax, for my exterior to dissipate, allowing myself to soften and lean into myself and my connection to spirit that can often be disregarded in our busy world.
Since this time and my own personal experiences in circle, I have had a deep calling to offer this type of contribution to others. I have prayed for many years to hold space for others, using all my skills together to help others in their healing journey. I feel truly honoured to hold space for one to heal, to connect, to find comfort, compassion and love. In a world that can sometimes value being tough, showing no emotion, pushing down your feelings, I feel it imperative to offer an alternative space. A sacred space of connection, love and all emotions.
My wish for women who enter sacred space is to find what their heart longs for, whatever would bring peace and whatever it is that will fill their heart, spirit and soul with love. My intention is for every woman to feel safe, secure and held in this sacred space and to know you are enough, exactly as you are. As I type this I am settling into the fact that every single experience, every job, even my own hurts and trauma's have all led me here to this moment and I am so excited and honoured to hold this space for you that was once held for me.
It is my great honour and pleasure to offer a sacred sharing circle on Sunday November 4, 2018 at 12:45 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at yoga at the lake studio at Pigeon Lake. Please bring water, a journal and an open heart. Cost for the circle is $20.00. We will have warm tea and light snacks. Please contact Janelle at 780-604-2909 or email@example.com to register.
More about Holly Seamone, BSW, RSW...
Holly Seamone graduated from the University of Calgary in 2007 with a Bachelor of Social Work Degree. She took her first reiki course in 2007 and fell in love with reiki. From 2007 to 2017, Holly was employed with a foster care agency and Children’s Services supporting children and families and practiced reiki in her free time. During these years, Holly witnessed the effects of trauma, addiction, alcohol abuse and all types of abuse on many individuals and families. She also witnessed one’s shame, pain and deep wounding and seen the detrimental effects when one does not share these pieces of themselves. Holly has sat with many a seemingly broken, light-less person who feels there is no other way then to continue to bury the pain and it became clear some people needed a different kind of support, a more holistic means of support. In 2015, she left her government job to offer reiki out of her home and spend more time with her two young children, becoming a Reiki Master is 2016. Holly has taken other training and education in crystal therapy, chakra’s and circle training between 2007 and 2015.
In 2017, Holly gained part-time employment at a small agency who support people who experience violence to support her goal to stay at home with her children and continue to offer reiki out of her home. She was able to see and feel intuitively what happens when one was offered more love, compassion and understanding. Through this experience, Holly has gained tremendous insight and training regarding true listening without an agenda, honoring and offering love to someone where they are at, not where we want them to be or where we think they should be and a deeper level of compassion for everyone. This has impacted every aspect of her life, offering her peace, understanding and so much love for her loved ones.
At what very well may be the darkest time in one's life, Holly believes in the necessity of offering a place where one can feel safe, heard, held and understood. She has seen what happens when a person is able to share the deepest shadows of themselves, their shameful darkest secrets and allow the light to penetrate these dark places, giving space for their soul to shine with their divine brilliance. In a world that can sometimes value being tough or showing no emotion Holly feels it imperative to offer an alternative space. A sacred space of compassion, connection, love and all emotions.
Holly offers this space through one on one reiki sessions, healing circles and her part time employment. It is an honour to witness this beautiful transformation that can occur when one puts down their shame and hurts and chooses openness and vulnerability. Holly offers a safe place to share, connect, heal and a place to return to your authentic self. Holly lives in Wetaskiwin, Alberta with her partner, cat and two children. Holly enjoys yoga, meditation, all things energy, going for long walks, the ocean and being in nature.
Kids Yoga (Ages 4 -6): Saturdays @ 12:15pm!
4 week session: November 17- December 8
Drop in: $15
Your child will develop focus,strength and flexibility using a variety of breathing techniques, yoga poses and visualization. Classes are theme based and incorporate story, music, games and crafts.