Tag Archives: Essential Yoga

Essential Yoga’s Core Challenge Is Back

Fernie Essential Yoga Core Challenge - Popular Fitness



Beginner Yoga Classes At Essential

Beginner Yoga at Essential Yoga in Fernie - Mondays 7:30

“Learn how to do poses correctly and go at a beginner’s pace. This class is the best way to get into yoga in a safe and non-intimidating environment. Create a foundation so you can attend classes or practice at home with a strong foundation.”

This is my kind of class.


Dance & Yoga Summer Camp (7-14 year olds)

Dance and Yoga at Essential Yoga Studio and The Castle On First

Preggers In Fernie :: Prenatal Yoga At Essential

Preggers In Fernie - Prenatal Yoga with Essential Yoga Studio in Fernie
Thanks to Megan Walsh Lohmann for letting me know about the upcoming Prenatal Yoga series at Essential Yoga Studio with Francesca Ter Poorten. I’m not that into yoga (never done it before) but after reading the description I don’t think I would mind a little muscle prep.

Looks like it’s a six week series on Thursdays at 5:30pm starting July 7th and ends August 11th.

From Essential’s website I found this little description:
This class is a great way to prepare for childbirth and connect with your baby. Strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles to prepare for childbirth and promote faster recovery from childbirth. Help relieve issues related to circulation, aid in digestion, strengthen the lower back and relieve any discomfort in that area and achieve greater acceptance of blife and body changes during this time.The benefits of prenatal yoga include relief from as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica. Whether you are new to yoga or already an experienced practitioner, you can enjoy the benefits of yoga while pregnant. Yoga classes are a great way to prepare yourself for the birthing process as well as enjoy the company of other pregnant women.

From Essential Yoga – Ayurvedic Workshop, Cooking Class & Dinner

Let Ayurvedic Chef Sachin Sudra take you on a journey of tastes and smells during our Ayurvedic Workshop.  Spend the afternoon analysing your dosha, then join Sachin for a cooking class and Ayurvedic dinner.

Ayurvedic Cooking Class & Dinner on April 30th
A dosha is one of three bodily constitutions according to Ayurvedic medicine.
The central concept of Ayurvedic medicine is  that health exists when there is a balance between three fundamental bodily types or doshas.  They are called Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Your constitution influences what style of yoga is good for you, what foods you should eat, what spices you should use, your sleeping patterns, how you relate to others, etc.

This workshop will cover how to determine your dosha, what behavior patterns are associated with each dosha, and how to balance yourself out.  Sachin will join us for a cooking workshop, to determine how you should use spices in cooking, and finally a completely Ayurvedic dinner.

There are limited spots available for this workshop as it is tied in with our teacher training.  The date is April 30th from 3pm-after dinner.  The cost is $69.  You can save on HST by booking before April 20th. Contact Essential Yoga Studio to register.

3-4:30 at Essential Yoga Studio, 7th ave
5:00-after dinner at 5738 Robinson Rd (francesca’s house)

I Introduce To You – Aerin Guy! A New STS Contributor.

Aerin Guy for Small Town Social
Aerin Guy is a TEMPORARY RESIDENT OF FERNIE.  She has been temporarily here since October, 2010, when she cajoled her hubster and child into abandoning their high-falutin’ big city ways and engaging in an experimental adventure: running a business by remote and soaking up some smaller-town health, energy, and mountain vibes. Oh, and skiing.

Aerin is temporarily interested in all goings on around Fernie, including arts, music, and outdoor pursuits. In a frenzy of “just got here” enthusiasm, Aerin joined the Arts Centre, Yoga Essentials, Evolutions Fitness, the Chamber of Commerce, and other social goings-on around town. She even attempted to establish a monthly meet up for Geeks in the Valley, but scared away all the hot young designers in town with her Beavers Canada toque.

Aerin is absolutely chuffed to be writing the TROF column for Small Town Social. She’s eager to share her perspectives with other townsfolk, in that “fresh off the turnip truck” way. She comes with no baggage, and can only report what she feels and experiences. For example, she cannot believe that residents complain about the wait time in the grocery store line up. And on the other hand, she cannot believe that residents don’t complain about the misleading messaging on the Arena billboard: “Rider Game Tonight”. For goodness sakes, people. The Grey Cup was ages ago!

You might find Aerin indulging in a double Americano at Freshies (she tries to grab the window seat whenever possible). She doesn’t yet do “mountain casual chic”, but she’s working on it.

From Essential Yoga – Weekend Retreat In February

DATE: February 25-27th, 2011

AIM: This workshop will help you to create a stronger yoga practice physically and off the mat as well.  Feed your intellect and strengthen the body in a place that is dedicated to your personal evolution.

TEACHERS: Senior Teacher Francesca ter Poorten and Guest Teachers Shivani Howe and Susette O’Byrne

7-9:30pm Greeting, Asana Practice…How to Connect your Asana Practice with creating joy in your life.  Francesca ter Poorten

7am-9am AsanaPractice/Meditation on Joy and the Health of the Body. Francesca ter Poorten
10am-1pm Restorative Practice and Letting go with Suzette O’Byrne
2pm-3:30pm Guided Silent Hike
5pm-7pm  Living Yoga, take the power of yoga off your mat.  Shivani Howe/ Meditation Francesca ter Poorten
8pm-9:30pm  Asana practice, Discussion/ Meditation on Attachment & Delusions Francesca ter Poorten

7am-8am  Asana practice
9am-11am Mantra: The Path to Healing, Light & Peace

LOCATION: King Fir Lodge
MORE: You can sign up for segments of the workshop if the whole weekend is not possible.  Please see our website for more information.

Cost: $295 or $245 if you book before January 31st