CLASSES

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Physio-Yoga Classes

PHYSIO-YOGA FUSION - easy/moderate

 

This class is a more gentle yoga class and an excellent introduction to engaging the core in a safe environment for your body. It teaches the foundation of breath, alignment and inner / outer core. We do asanas with lots of attention to alignment and technique, and we move slowly through the poses to maximize the benefits of that pose.

 

Care and attention will be placed on alignment and modifications will be made for those with limitations or injuries. The class is designed for people who want to learn how to properly engage their core, have arthritic joints, people new to yoga, all levels of fitness from beginners to advanced, to those with injuries. Come and experience peace, relaxation and a healthier body today.

 

Instructor: Denise Brochu

 

*One-hour  and 20 minute classes of physiotherapy treatment. Prepayment is required and a physiotherapy receipt is issued for dates attended. 8 people minimum required to run class, with a maximum of 16. Classes are non-refundable. There are no refunds if you miss a class. You are permitted to do a make-up class in another class within the session you registered for, if there is room in the class.

SPICY PHYSIO-YOGA FUSION - moderate/difficult

This is a spicy class that is designed for people who have taken Physio-Yoga offered at Sunshine Physio. It offers an array of difficulties in order to provide the appropriate level for the participant. This class works on our core strength, flexibility, balance and agility. There is always a relaxation component and a bit of spice to keep one fresh and challenged.

 

Instructor: Denise Brochu

 

*One-hour and 20 minute classes of physiotherapy treatment. Prepayment is required and a physiotherapy receipt is issued for dates attended. 8 people minimum required to run class, with a maximum of 16. Classes are non-refundable. There are no refunds if you miss a class. You are permitted to do a make-up class in another class within the session you registered for, if there is room in the class.

NEW YOUTH PHYSIO-YOGA

 

My vision as a mother, physical therapist and senior yoga teacher is to teach breath control, simple meditation and adaptation of specific body postures (asanas) to promote strength, health, and relaxation.

 

In this class we will learn to build the foundation from the feet up with healthy alignment of the bones to prevent injury, pain and to engage proper muscles to hold oneself up in a lengthened, elongated position.

 

This attention to detail will strengthen the internal and external core muscles that will make movement more efficient. For example, if your teen slouches with rounded shoulders from all the desk and screen time they do on a daily basis the muscles on the front part of their chest get shortened and tight. This can cause breakdown and injury/pain in the neck, low back and shoulders.

 

Another example is the hypermobile youth (some dancers). They often hyperextend their knees and low back, this eventually can lead to injury and pain.

 

Learning to properly stand on the four corners of the foot, following up to the four corners of the knee, up to a level pelvis builds the foundation for great posture, proper engagement of core muscles and prevention of injury. In class we move from a stable surface to more unstable in standing so this becomes part of one ones muscle memory and awareness on a daily basis.

 

This increased connection crosses over into other sports where jumps are higher in dance and volleyball, slap shots are more powerful in hockey and in ball they have more power to hit home runs !

 

In youth it is a critical key time in their development to lay down bone mass for ones life to prevent osteoporosis. With the loading of arms and legs with their own body weight in various asanas it will increase their bone density.

 

I see the need in my active teen daughters and their friends for a safe yoga class. I have been wanting to teach this class for years and this year scheduling allows it. Class size is limited to 14.

 

I hope this class, as in all the ones I teach, will be fun and engaging. That they will connect to their centre and make healthy life choices.

 

Because this class combines physical therapy education, instruction, and exercises combined with yoga, a physical therapy receipt is issued for classes attended.

 

*Wednesdays, from 4:00 - 5:00 pm in the old Healthy Hut downstairs. Walking distance from the Tri Schools.

 

Call Sunshine Physiotherapy at 403.981.1991 for more information or to register for a class.

GLA:D Program

PHYSIOTHERAPY - ACUPUNCTURE - SPORTS REHABILITATION SERVICES - MANUAL THERAPY - MASSAGE THERAPY - PELVIC FLOOR - IMS - CORE STABILIZATION - SPRAINS AND STRAINS - FMS - VESTIBULAR - OSTEOPOROSIS

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