yoga at the lake is a rural studio offering a variety of yoga and fitness classes as well as retreats and other special events at the Village at Pigeon Lake all year round!
One of the best things I have done for myself was to walk into the Yoga At the Lake studio. I have taken yoga classes in the past but have not seen any great benefits. I started taking classes over a year ago and am amazed at how much I have benefited. For several years I have lived with chronic pain in several joints. After only a few classes I noticed improvements and now I rarely feel pain. I have gained so much strength as well as flexibility. What makes this studio so special is Janelle’s commitment to continually offer new classes. I took advantage of the nutrition consultation offered by Nikki Henriksen. For a few years I have struggled to keep my cholesterol level at a healthy number. Nikki was so easy to talk with and she had great suggestions that were easy to follow. I did not have to make major changes to my diet or try a lot of new things. And it worked! I had my first good report from my doctor. As an added bonus, when I went to my favourite store for new clothes I bought a size smaller.I just came back from an awesome but very grueling trip that lasted over 3 weeks. It involved walking, hiking, climbing and bike riding. I believe the only way I was able to keep up the pace was because of Janelle’s and Nikki’s great teachings. We are very fortunate to have dedicated people working in our community.
Yoga at the Lake has been a blessing for our rural community. It has been my goal for many years to find a place to practice yoga consistently. Thanks to Janelle’s studio, I am able to get to three classes a week without long drives. Since starting regular practices late last summer, I feel stronger and more flexible. The tightness in my chest is gone when I inhale deeply. I feel that I approach stressful situations with a calmer mind now. I appreciate Janelle’s teaching style, challenging us to improve and still making it ok to go slow if we need to. I feel really welcome when I walk in the door, like I am visiting a group of friends. I look forward to every class, knowing I will leave with a lovely sense of well-being. For me, Yoga at the Lake has been a life changer, and I am truly grateful to Janelle for sharing her talent with us.
My wife knew I was having some back issues. After working as a dentist for 30 years, my profession has taken its toll on my posture and, as a result, I had been experiencing discomfort in my lower back. Sylvia really thought that if I started practicing yoga it would really help me out. And that’s exactly what I’ve found to be the case. I have been going to Janelle’s classes since last summer. Since that time I have found that the discomfort I had been experiencing has subsided. Even if I’ve had a long day and feel stiff, by the end of the class I feel relaxed and ready to take on the world! I’ve also found that when I am attending classes on a more regular basis, I experience much less discomfort and more flexibility. In fact, my massage therapist has commented on the positive change she’s noticed in my posture and the decrease in muscle tension.
I have been practicing yoga with Janelle for about 2 1/2 years. Yoga has been a part of my life since I was a teen. I have taken classes but mostly practiced on my own. I used yoga primarily for relaxation and less for building strength. But Janelle’s classes are different. I feel strong and energized after an hour practice, always pushing to my edge and feeling good because of it. During the past several months I have had to drop back from 2-3 classes per week to 1 class due to scheduling conflicts. Although my strength continues to improve, the week between my practices is just too long. I notice that my body takes longer to adjust to poses as my muscles and joints feel less supple. When I attend twice a week or more the practices flow better and my joints don’t ache so much. Thank goodness I am able to increase my practices to twice a week again. What a difference it makes!
I feel years younger since I started practicing yoga and I have been able to challenge many of my preconceived beliefs about aging.