Yoga

At Rasayana Studio we are pleased to offer a number of great yoga classes with skilled professionals who will cater to a variety of levels and styles. You can learn more about our practitioners and their classes below.

HATHA YOGA WITH PAM

Classes are mainly in the Hatha tradition, suitable for ALL LEVELS of yoga experience.  An exploration of breath and postures, we focus on elongation of the spine, and a settling into the breath.  We take time for you to explore your own body and ease your way gently and gradually into deep release.   Allow for self-discovery; move at your own pace; and find ease and joy in your practice.

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PAM WEIDENHAMMER

From a Hatha yoga background (with a smattering of different styles thrown in the mix), Pam guides you through an inquisitive self-inquiry with a more gentle approach, encouraging an attitude of curiosity and lightheartedness in your practice.   Learn to listen to your inner guidance to find the practice that best suits your current mind/body state and allow yourself to ‘JUST BE’.  Each day of yoga practice; each time you roll out your mat; each breath; brings about a new experience, a new opportunity for discovery, to learn about yourself, and to find love and acceptance within.  Pam believes we all have the innate ability for self-healing, so with an open mind, a tender heart, and the gift of patient perseverance, we can peel away the layers to uncover a sense of harmony and vibrant health within.

She has also studied Ayurveda (ancient Indian holistic healing system – known as the sister science to Yoga), is a certified Reflexologist and has studied Touch for Health.  Pam believes our learning path is life-long and forever providing us with opportunities to expand and grow.  She loves to walk in nature and finds tremendous joy and a deep connection to Mother Earth.

CLASSES WITH GAYLENE:

RESTORATIVE YOGA

Gentle class that uses fully supported Hatha yoga postures to improve well-being through the release of tension, gentle re-alignment and calming the mind. We use props to support the postures, while gently stretching and strengthening the body. Great for any and all ability levels.

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YOGA FOR PADDLERS

Yoga for Paddlers is a Hatha Style Yoga program focusing on shoulders, hips and movements that will enhance your paddling skills. Great not just for paddlers – this is an excellent program for everyone!

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GROVE YOGA SCHOOL – Student Lead Class

Each week a different style of Yoga class is taught by a different student who is close to completing their 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher Training with Grove Yoga School. All classes are supervised by Lead Trainer and E500-RYT Gaylene Thoeny. Options and modifications are offered which enable all classes to be accessible to all levels.

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GROVE YOGA SCHOOL – Yoga Lab

New teachers, seasoned teachers or teachers in training. Come spend two hours working out some kinks, testing out some sequences, learning some new things or just catching up (or meeting) other teachers. Each week will have a different theme, there will be theory, practical and teaching. You will leave with a spring in your step and some new inspiration! Teachers get 2 hours CEC’s with Yoga Alliance and/or 2 CEC’s with BCRPA or CFES.

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Gaylene Yoga Class and Instruction in Fort Langley

GAYLENE THOENY

E-500hr Registered Yoga Teacher RYT, RCYT, RPYT, LVCY, CCRT, BCRPA YL, Yoga TFL, PT

I am an E-500hr RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher), Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT), Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher (LVCY) & Certified Children’s Relaxation Teacher (CCRT). My first 200hr’s I trained through YogaFit Training Systems which is a fitness based yoga training system. My additional 300hr’s I trained through South Okanagan Yoga Academy (SOYA) which is traditional yoga training. This balance of fitness and traditional has created a unique style. I am also a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Leader and Yoga Leader through BCRPA which is a fitness governing body in British Columbia. I am registered with Yoga Alliance (YA) which is a Yoga Registering Body. I don’t own my own studio but work out of Community Halls, parks, my home as well as the Township of Langley’s Community Centers. I have been fortunate enough to do some very unique and exciting trainings over the years including Yoga for Fertility and Yoga for Round Bodies – I bring all this unique knowledge into my classes and my yoga teacher training.

Gaylene is the founder and lead Trainer for one of the very few 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher program that is based in the Fraser Valley. This program focuses on alignment, options and modifications with a focus that everyBODY can do yoga. A lot of the practical training is based at Rasayana Studio, with a few other locations in and around Langley.

To inquire contact Gaylene at groveyogaschool@gmail.com

GROVE YOGA SCHOOL

Grove Yoga School offers a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training (200hr RYT registered with Yoga Alliance) based out of Fort Langley and Rasayana Studio.

Our philosophy is that Yoga is for everyBODY. You don’t need to be super flexible, super fit, or be a particular body type to do Yoga. You just need to want to do it! We help you learn what works for you so that you can go into any Yoga class anywhere, feel comfortable, confident and successful.

We incorporate our Yoga philosophy into our training. You just need love, passion and dedication (on and off the mat). We don’t expect you to be able to do all the poses (asanas) in all their infinite variety. But, you will understand them and be able to aid your students in finding and adapting poses that fit their own journey into Yoga.

We offer a flexible training schedule that fits into your life. Want to do your Yoga Teacher Training while your kids are at school or your significant other is at work? We can accommodate that!

We include supervised practicum classes which allows you to graduate the program ready and confident to teach.

Past your completion of our 200hr RYT program we offer specialty workshops in Kids Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Seniors Yoga, Yoga for a Bigger Body and more.

See www.groveyogaschool.ca for more information.

To inquire contact Gaylene at groveyogaschool@gmail.com

INTEGRATIVE FLOW WITH KIM

Conscious breath work is the connective thread running through this practice. The breath connects our movements, the subtle alignment of our bodies, our thoughts and our emotions. We explore specific alignment ideas in a way that allows you to explore your own “best” expression of each posture through a continuous attunement that builds somatic and energetic self-awareness. The physical practice is supported by the philosophy of yoga, humor, and curiosity. My hope is that you discover a wonderful expression of joy and freedom in your body.

Suitable for all levels of yoga experience, beginners welcome.

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Kim Matthias

KIM MATTHIAS

You can find Kim often exploring the wilds of British Columbia with her beloved companion Rocky. She finds solitude and connection to nature, “it feeds my soul”.  Her interest in wild edible plants, ancestral traditional teachings, and healing practices have drawn Kim to different countries and different teachings.  Along her journey as many journeys do, the path can become very treacherous and can make one unsure and unsteady on one’s feet.  Kim was drawn to yoga at a time in her life when her very foundation was shaking.  After a few weeks during a yoga class, she experienced a sense of being in the eye of a storm, a place of deep peace, an inner knowing, strength, and a connection to her intuitive heart like she had never known before. She was unshakeable.

Kim discovered much more than a physical practice, she found a way to herself. Yoga has provided a means of expression, a tool of personal growth and so much joy.

Kim’s personal teaching style infuses the beautiful rhythm of breath and powerful grace of movement that a Vinyasa provides and the soul of Anusara. Each posture expressed with the highest intention to align our bodies, our minds, and our hearts.  Classes are guided to fine tune postures, to aid awareness and invite you to become the fullest vision of yourself.

Everyone wants to feel good, feel loved and accepted as we are; this is the best goal we can embrace.

SOOTHING RESTORATIVE MIND/BODY WITH PATRICIA

Kick start your Monday by slowing down! An all levels class, encouraging mindfulness, soothing the nervous system, to reduce/reverse the effects of stress on our body and mind. A peaceful, relaxing restorative yoga class by Patricia as she guides you to realign your body and mind with love and care. Nourishing all the qualities that exist within you.

HATHA FLOW

Join Patricia as she guides you in this class to work your muscles and relax your mind. This class will help bring balance and focus to your day. You will use a combination of conscious breath and physical postures to help relieve stress, improve flexibility and clear your mind. Suitable for all levels of experience.

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PATRICIA SCHMIDT

Yoga has been a part of Patricia’s life for the past 10 years.  Her practice has helped her grow stronger, more flexible and fearless, both on and off the mat.  ‘Yoga inspires me to live each moment more mindfully’.

With her extensive fitness background, Patricia always thought yoga would be easy. She came from the mindset of ‘no pain, no gain’.  After her first yoga class she found it was NOT as easy as imagined, but the true surprise was the sense of peace and joy she found.

Her desire is to share yoga with others in a non-judgmental environment, to offer mindfulness to increase overall health and well-being in this rushed and chaotic world.  To help inspire others and evolve in their yoga practice.  To have her students step away from seeing yoga as another fitness class and start to recognize its benefits to enhance their everyday lives. Also to understand it’s okay to slow down and take time for themselves.  Self-care is so important.  She strongly believes the relationship you have with yourself is the most important one, as it is the foundation for all others in your life.

‘I have a passion for living well and living fully. I am a lifelong learner and becoming a yoga instructor has affirmed my love as a student.  I learn every day from my students and my body.’

ENERGETIC VINYASA WITH HEATHER

A lively flow fusion, where you will cultivate strength, balance and focus. Connecting breath and dynamic movement, by weaving slow-moving flows and longer holds. With a focus on alignment, breath & body awareness, you can explore depth in your strength, lightness of spirit and grace throughout your practice. Enjoy this spirited journey on your mat and you’ll take away a renewed zest for the day. Suitable for all levels, modifications are offered and encouraged.

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Heather Prince

HEATHER PRINCE

Heather brings an easy going lightness to her unique teaching style. Rooted in vinyasa tradition, with strong influence from studies in Bikram & Anusara, her approach simultaneously inspires mindful body awareness and a lively spirit.

Through thoughtful alignment and breath connection, Heather guides each class grounded by safe foundations whereby energetic sequences can fully be expressed. You will be cheered and supported; sometimes cheeky & always encouraging. Come prepared to sweat, have fun & explore new possibilities as you deepen within your own yoga adventure!

“I’ve been a student of various yoga modalities for over 10 years, and in my own journey it’s been challenging, fun, empowering and satisfying. To me, I enjoy having a communal space where individuality is encouraged & celebrated, as a result, what radiates is an energetic spirit that bolsters each and everyone’s personal asana practice.”

READINESS YOGA WITH JESS

Monday mornings at 7:15.  Taught BY a first responder, this class is designed for first responders – however, ALL ARE WELCOME!  Great for end of night shift or a perfect way to start your day.

This class will focus on stress relief, tactical breathing to calm your heart beat during high stress situations, poses to help relieve sciatic and low back pain, and some skills to help settle into a restful sleep!  If you’ve never tried yoga but have heard the hype and want to see what it’s all about, are an experienced practitioner and want to reconnect to the basics, or recovering from a work related injury, this class is for you.

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JESS MACLEAN

Jess has been a practitioner of yoga since 1996 and completed her 200 hour Teacher training in April of 2017.  As a police officer for the past 14 years and a mother of 4, Jess has discovered the physical and mental benefits of a regular yoga practice and is excited to share it with others.  Using a Hatha based platform, she invites you to be guided through a practice of movement and breath that works for your body.  Whether you are an athlete looking to stretch out, a first responder seeking some tactics to center and relax from the stresses of the work life balance, a long practicing yogi looking to reconnect with the basics, or brand new to yoga, there is a place for you in her class.  Leaving judgment and expectation at the door to connect body and mind and practice skills that will let you build resiliency and balance both in and out of the studio.  A breath of fresh air for men and women alike, with a special focus on providing a space for first responders to learn and practice.