Family Yoga with Lisa


Mother and daughter doing a yoga pose

Join our growing group of Family Based Yoga with Lisa at the RDAPC! All registrations include one parent, one youth and one fantastic time to grow your family relationships while having fun, being healthy and staying happy!

Yoga Instructor: Lisa Nevar

Lisa completed her teacher training program at Esther Myers Yoga Studio in Toronto and began teaching in 2008. Lisa shares yoga at any level from beginner to advanced with compassion, humility and humour. She invites students to discover their own abilities and work with their challenges, to create truly personalized practices. In 2006, Lisa began teaching Itsy Bitsy Yoga; a developmentally enriching program designed specifically for babies, tots and tykes. Developing programs for children and youth to share with their parents soon followed. Join us for a fun and relaxing workout experience...with your children!

Please visit Lisa's website for more information.

Location for all classes:  Royal Distributing Athletic Performance Centre, 7384 Wellington Road 30

Session Cost: $80+hst for 10 Week programs


Baby Yoga

(newborn to almost crawler, with one adult) 

Explore dozens of yoga poses designed specifically to be enriching to your baby and to support developmental movement discoveries.  Each class is filled with calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding, aid baby`s digestion and improve sleep patterns.  Babies will enjoy yoga while on their backs, tummies or held in loving arms.  For parents, this class is a special opportunity to meet other moms, get support and learn about baby`s emerging personality.  Most of the yoga we do in this class is for baby but, for moms, we always find time for some breathing and relaxation practice.

Tuesday       9:30-10:15am                     September 24 – November 26
Sunday        9:00 – 9:45am                    October 6 – December 15 (no class October 13)
Tuesday       9:30-10:15am                     January 7 – March 10
Sunday        9:00 – 9:45am                    January 12 – March 15
 
 

Mom (OR DAD) Yoga

(pre-crawling  and newly-mobile babies are welcome!) 

A great class to get you out and about with your pre-crawling little one! Enjoy taking the time to stretch and release the tension from your new mom body.  Particular attention is given to each mom`s healing and energy, to ensure that your experience is positive and useful for your day-to-day.  Depending on their energy and need, babies will join us for some of the poses.

Thursday             4:00-5:00pm                       September 26 – November 28
Thursday             4:00-5:00pm                       January 9 – March 12

Tot Yoga

(able crawler to 24 months, with one adult)

These classes are creative, fun-loving and active.  Watch tots become more confident as they are encouraged and supported in their physical explorations.  Your tot will playfully practice yoga poses with your assistance, while sitting, standing, walking and jumping.  This is a faster-paced yoga class because of the tots' newfound mobility and curiosity.  Parents will still find time for quiet breathing and relaxation practice.  

Tuesday         10:30 – 11:15am                September 24 – November 26
Sunday          10:00 – 10:45am                October 6 – December 15 (no class October 13)
Tuesday         10:30 – 11:15am                January 7 – March 10
Sunday          10:00 – 10:45am                January 12 – March 15
 

Tyke Yoga

(2 to 4 years old, with one adult)

Yoga poses, songs, stories and games are combined to create an enriching parent/child activity.  Designed to suit your little tyke's curiosities, while learning yoga through social interaction, repetition and play.  Learn to relieve frustration, improve motor skills and increase attention span.  Help your tyke build the foundation for a healthy and fit lifestyle while having fun!  No yoga experience is required.  This is a parented program, so you will be "showing and sharing" the fun poses and activities with your tyke.

Tuesday       11:30 – 12:15pm               September 24 – November 26
Sunday        1:00 – 1:45pm                   October 6 – December 15 (no class October 13)
Tuesday       11:30 – 12:15pm               January 7 – March 10
Sunday        1:00 – 1:45pm                   January 12 – March 15

Yoga Buds and Blossoms

(4 to 7 years old, with one adult)

Both boys and girls are sure to enjoy this class filled with poses, games, movement, noises, breathing and loads of laughter.  Classes are designed to engage and challenge children, regardless of age - developmental movement being the key to exploring each and every pose.  Parents will delight in showing-and-sharing all that the class brings.  Independent practice, partner poses and group activities ensure that these classes are fun for all!

Thursday         5:15 – 6:00pm                    September 26 – November 28
Sunday           2:00 – 3:00pm                    October 6 – December 15 (no class October 13)
Thursday         5:15 – 6:00pm                    January 9 – March 12
Sunday           2:00 – 3:00pm                    January 12 – March 15

Parent and Youth Yoga

(8 to 13 years old, with one adult)

This program offers a great opportunity for an adult and their growing youth to practice as partners and experience hatha yoga together.  Calming breathing practices and partner poses help you strengthen your bond.  Games and group activities help families develop a sense of community.  We practice to discover and challenge our stability, strength, flexibility and focus.  This practice can complement and enhance your performance in athletics, dance, martial arts and even in preparation for the pressure of school and social situations.

Thursday          6:15 – 7:00pm                    September 26 – November 28
Sunday             3:15 – 4:15pm                    October 6 – December 15 (no class October 13)
Thursday          6:15 – 7:00pm                    January 9 – March 12
Sunday             3:15 – 4:15pm                    January 12 – March 15

YOGA FOR PREGNANCY

Pregnancy is a time of extraordinary change for your body and life. It is an exciting time. It can also be an overwhelming time. Each pregnancy is unique and so these classes give you the chance to explore a variety of poses and breathing practices that can bring comfort and restfulness to your body and happiness and calm to your mind.

Take this time to nurture yourself. There will be ample time for discussion and to share your pregnancy experiences. Have fun, feel supported by other moms-to-be in the class, and look forward to friendships that will grow after little ones arrive. No previous yoga experience is required.

Thursday             7:15 – 8:15pm                    September 26 – November 28
Thursday             7:15 – 8:15pm                    January 9 – March 12

How to Register for Yoga Classes

For more information and to register, please contact:

Dave Nichol at 519-856-9596 ext. 201 or email dnichol@get.on.ca