Meditation and Yoga Classes

Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation

By The Bridge Wellness is now offering meditation with Morgan. Morgan grew up with a passion for wellness and health starting from a young age. She vividly remembers borrowing books from the library about visualization and aromatherapy around the time she was 12. Little did she know this passion would continue on into her adult life – establishing a career as a massage therapist and learning other modalities for her own personal growth such as yoga and meditation.

The profound effects that meditation gave Morgan in just a short time made her curious to study the practice more thoroughly. She enrolled in an intensive Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training, where many techniques, philosophies and guidance were learned (along with an abundance of personal breakthroughs!).

Morgan is excited to share her passion with her students as she feels it is such an important tool to learn how to find peace and quiet in a world full of chaos and noise.

Beginners & seasoned mindfulness practice goers welcome.

Each class will introduce deeper philosophies and teachings, allowing for significant personal growth. Classes will be 60 minutes in length and will open with a thoughtful discussion on any selection of themes: mindfulness, breath work, meditation techniques, and gratitude, to name a few.

Morgan will guide you in the type of meditation that will be practiced that day. She believed in teaching a variety of meditation styles, as one may resonate with a student more deeply than others. We will end out practice in a traditional savasana pose (lying comfortably on the floor with support), adding in a brief shoulder, neck, and head massage paried with an essential oil blend complimentary to that day’s class theme.

You are welcome to join as often as you like as exploring the infinite teachings of meditation is a lifelong lesson.

60 Minute Class

$12.00+HST

Single Session

10 Classes

$100.00+HST

$10/Class

Chakra Activation & Balancing Sacred Sound Ascension Meditation
♥ Activate the High Heart Love ♥

Join Theresa McGregor, of BlueStar Visions for an evening of Chakra Toning Chanting & Meditation accompanied by advanced breathwork techniques to help align you to your highest expression. Balance and activate your chakra energy body to create powerful flow of energy to have a more fulfilling life in all aspects and positively influence your moods, your health, your relationships, and so much more. Theresa has been teaching and sharing this ancient practise of toning and breathwork for almost 20 years. She first experienced this powerful methodology of serpent rising energy through her many years of belly dancing training and teaching and applied the methodology to meditation”.

Learn and practice the ancient art of Sacred Sound
One of the most powerful sound healing tools known is the ancient technique of overtone chanting. Vibrate your body or human vessel in harmonic resonance with all of creation. You become the crystal …the singing bowl … resonating in harmony with the song of the spheres.

We will begin the evening with a ceremony to cleanse and purify sacred space thus aligning your intentions bringing your entire being into balance and focus. Mantra chanting, advanced breathing techniques and chakra balancing as well as clearing exercises for a Mind body Spiritual renewal in this most powerful time … We will spend some time in a guided meditation and an initiation into the energies … Ending in a sharing circle and a giving of gratitude.

About Sacred Sound …

Sound is the creative, generative force which brought the Universe into being. In the Hindu and Buddhist tradition the word AUM, which most of us know as Om, was the sound that initiated the Creation. According to the ancients the first sounds that originally arose from the Divine essence were the pure, 5 PRIMORDIAL SEED SYLLABLES. Each sound seed syllable chant accompanied by mudra or hand position channeling energy corresponds to the Chakras or Main Energy Systems in the Body. These five syllables represent, respectively, the body, speech, mind, qualities, and actions of enlightenment. Together they embody the fully expressed nature of our authentic self. By chanting these sounds with mindful intention elevating your vibration to activate the MER~KA~BA.

MER ~ Meaning Light , KA ~ Meaning Spirit , BA ~ Meaning Body.

We are in constant vibration. Every molecule, cell, tissue, organ, gland, bone and liquid in our bodies has its own specific rate of vibration. Everything has a unique vibration or frequency. Even if the frequency is out of our hearing range, it is making sound. So too does each chakra and layer of our electromagnetic field or aura.

Chakras are spinning whirls of energy. It is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘wheel’ or ‘vortex’. The universe and everything included in it have energy centers called chakras that are vital life forces. Each chakra has a colour which in turn has a sound frequency which corresponds to the chakras or spinning energy vortexes of the body. These energy points and fields are of equal importance and translate to balance and wellness to the physical body.

Through the regular use of sound combined with intention we may begin to vibrate faster at a cellular or molecular level. This is what is meant to “raise your frequency”. The higher rate of vibration creates larger spaces between the cells, making us less dense, thus making our physical lighter our spirits energy fields or auras brighter preventing negative or intrusive energies from sticking to us easily.

This raising of your vibration and activating the Light Spirit Body (Merkaba) is essential for the ascension process, enlightenment and to connect to higher consciousness. With regular practice and prayerful meditation this can be achieved in balance with your spirit mind body and emotions.

You may bring water to bless as well as water to drink.

120 Minute Class

$24.00+HST

Single Session

Meditation classes may involve some very gentle yoga postures or other movements, so please dress comfortably. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it along. By the Bridge Wellness has beautiful handmade meditation cushions, bolsters and accessories available for your complimentary use. We offer intimate class sizes in order to provide you with space and comfort during your practice.

If you have any questions regarding meditation, please feel free to contact Morgan.
Via email: morgan@bythebridgewellness.com 
Or phone: 416.716.2155

Yoga

Beginners Yoga

Yoga is known to develop strength, flexibility, and concentration, using physical alignment as a starting point.

Certified Yoga instructors Michelle and Susan Lynn will guide you through a series of poses each weak as they believe that regularity is the key. While yoga is known as an exercise in stretching, on a deeper level it is a philosophy of life that teaches those practicing how to achieve a calm mind – an incredibly beneficial tool to have in our lives. Throughout the classes, your instructors’ knowledge will allow them to clearly teach the postures (asanas), and help with any adjustments or corrections when necessary. The intimate class sizes will allow for individualized attention and care.

Chair Yoga

Yoga is an excellent at nourishing the mind and body. A regular practice provides benefits including improved strength, flexibility, balance, and posture.

Gentle movement encourages increased circulation, while weight bearing poses are a safe way to help build bone density. We will teach you to move with your breath increasing mental clarity, while reducing stress.
Awaken areas of your body that have been inactive, soothe aching joints, and strengthen muscles while calming your mind with this enjoyable practice.

Join Michelle and Susan Lynn as we share our passion for this ancient tradition and guide you safely to a more flexible existence.

Hatha Flow

Join Catia as she helps guide you through continuous poses in this active, moderate paced hour long class. This strong steady flow from posture to posture with focus on strength, openness, stillness, awareness and breath. All levels welcomed, Catia will challenge each student within their own limits.

Restorative

Join Rebecca in this 90min class focused on breath work and slow transitions between poses allowing for deep, passive stretching. The use of props assist in helping you to hold poses longer.

In order to provide individualized instruction, class sizes are limited.
Please contact us to reserve your mat space, or email info@bythebridgewellness.com

About your Yoga Instructors

Michelle’s yoga journey began in high school when she discovered Kareen’s Yoga on television. As life continued she pursued a variety of creative interests such as jewellery design, pottery, historical re-enactment and rug weaving … and all the while, yoga had woven itself into her life.

Her career led her into the public service industry primarily in restaurant and retail.

She made the decision to enroll in the 250 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Sacred Lotus Yoga Studio in Brantford, Ontario and successfully completed the course in June 2017. Michelle received her Chair Yoga Certification in April 2018.

Michelle continues her yoga training in classes and workshops. She began teaching Beginner Hatha Yoga in October 2017.

Helping others has always been a passion of Susan’s, along with the study of alternative methods for health and wellbeing. Driven by her hunger for knowledge and a better understanding of the wisdom of her ancestors, Susan’s path lead her to Reflexology and becoming a Registered Reflexology Practitioner (RRPr), certified through the Reflexology Registration Council of Ontario (RRCO). As Susan saw the impact that this ancient modality had on the betterment of her clients, she searched for more ways to assist them with their quests for better health and wellness. She has added to her repertoire by studying (Ayurvedic) Indian Head Massage and Clinical Aromatherapy (CAHP), and is registered with the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA), as well as being NAHA approved. Susan has also learned that essential oils are Mother Nature’s doorway to health if they are used properly and safely. In the 7 years since Susan embarked on this pathway, she has learned that her purpose in is helping others on the journey to better health.

Guidelines for Practicing Yoga

• If you have a yoga mat, please bring it to class. Mats are also available to rent for $2/class

• Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to prepare for class

• Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach

• Classes are practiced barefoot. Upon entering the studio leave your shoes in the designated area

• Remember to turn off your mobile device

• Inform your teacher if you are pregnant or working with any serious limitations or injuries to ensure you have a safe and healing practice

• Observe silence in the studio before the start of class, allowing all students to savour quiet time for meditation and reflection

• If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, (i.e. runny nose, cough, or fever) please refrain from coming to class

• Avoid wearing perfume or cologne, as others may have allergic reactions to fragrances

• Wear comfortable, lightweight clothing that is flexible and non-binding, such as shorts, t-shirts, and stretchy workout wear. Yoga requires freedom of movement

Honor thyself: Yoga poses can provide us with many benefits but done incorrectly they can easily result in injury. As it is a practice, be sure to work within your limits and keep an open communication with your teachers – they are able to suggest modified poses when needed

Single

$12.00

Single Session

10 Class Pass

$100.00+HST

$10/Class

Michelle, Susan Lynn, Catia, and Rebecca look forward to leading you in your practice.

For more information on any of our yoga classes, please email: info@bythebridgewellness.com or call 519 442-9475.

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