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.

BOOK A CLASS

pam

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.

READINESS YOGA WITH JESS

The focus of the practice is to connect to your body, to feel confident, to be ‘ready’ to face the challenges of life. An opportunity to find balance and strength both mentally and physically. Moving and experiencing forms through yoga to help improve sleep, sciatic and low back pain and build mental resilience.

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.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

BOOK A CLASS

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.

SOOTHING RESTORATIVE MIND/BODY WITH PATRICIA

You can expect passive, fully supported poses with props; bolsters, pillows, blankets and more! Finding physical comfort while being fully guided in breath work and easy mindfulness practices. This will positively affect the body’s natural healing abilities by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, responsible for deeply relaxing. You may experience many physical benefits including: lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduced stress levels, headaches; stimulation of immune and endocrine system; improved digestion, fertility; reduction in muscle tension, insomnia, and generalized fatigue. Nourishing all the qualities that exist within you.

* *

HATHA FLOW

Join Patricia as she guides you in this class with a variety of standing, balancing and floor poses that will challenge your mind and body. We will warm the body and link the physical postures with conscious breathwork that will help you gain strength and flexibility. Suitable for all levels of experience.

BOOK A CLASS

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.’

HATHA – ALL LEVELS WITH LISA

This all levels, alignment based class will incorporate movement and breath while exploring shapes and being true to our own self and listening to our body.

FLOW/VINYASA

This alignment based class will flow though postures while linking breath to movement.

BOOK A CLASS

LISA THOMPSON

Lisa has been a practitioner of yoga for many years and a fitness instructor since the late 1990’s. Because of her love of yoga, body and movement and her love of learning, Lisa completed her 200 hour teacher training at Shibui yoga in July 2015.    She then went on to take further training in restorative and yin yoga.  She completed her 500 hour teacher training again with Shibui Yoga in February 2018. Lisa loves to theme classes and teach classes with a peak pose but also loves to enjoy movement and life in general while having a little fun.

DYNAMIC YOGA WITH KAREN

Suitable for students both new to yoga and with an established practice.
Dynamic Yoga classes include longer holds in our strength poses and flow based asanas/poses to bring heat and cardio to our practice.

BOOK A CLASS

KAREN PLEDGER

As a yoga student since 1998, Karen has experienced the physical and mental benefits of her Hatha yoga practice. She is thrilled to share her passion for yoga with her students. Karen is a compassionate teacher dedicated to guiding her students through their practice in a meaningful way.

Yoga is about the journey. Through our yoga practice we can harmonize the body with the mind through our pranayama (breath), asana (poses), and stillness practice.

HATHA WITH HAILEY

Reduce stress, increase strength and well-being. This Hatha class includes asanas lead by our breath to aid in the mind-body connection. It is an uplifting practice for starting the day off right using meditation and breathwork. Poses will be held for several breaths, just the right amount of strength with just the right amount of relaxation. Modifications are available.

BOOK A CLASS

HAILEY HALVORSON

Hailey majored in dance at Langley Fine Arts School and has 10+ years of dance training in ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary and stage.  In school & dance there was a lot of pressure for perfectionism – soon Hailey found her love of yoga which enabled non-judgment, more creativity and a stronger mind-body connection.

She is currently enrolled in school to become a nurse.  Hailey loves spending time with her cat and her fluffy white pomsky dog, as well as the outdoors; near the ocean is best. Travelling near and far are in her vision for the future.


BOOK A CLASS