Yoga with Stacey
Stacey L.A. Sinclair is a 200 Hour RYT Hatha Instructor. She travels to India every year or two to study at The Centre of Self Realization with Gurumatha Amma and then she bring back yoga's ancient teachings for today's modern world.
She has been teaching students for eight years in many locations in Ontario, Lake Louise, and the US and she loves the transformations she has witnessed in her self and her students. She is very grateful for the opportunity to guide her students on their path and for each student's individual uniqueness and experience's.
Zen Stacey is how her students often refer to her. Her classes focus on journeying inward, quieting the body, mind and connecting with our true self. Stacey reads each class and teaches what she feels the students need in that moment. She is all about Oneness, Unconditional Love and Community. Come enjoy a class, a week-end retreat or a journey with her to India and other locations globally to explore and experience, yoga.
What should you expect in a class with Stacey? She'll offer something different each time. Some classes you will flow, others she will challenge you with some power yoga, or some classes will be zen in a candle lit yin class.
Stacey also teaches some Iyengar Yoga and in every class she makes time for mudras, pranayama (breath work), some kirtan (singing) and meditation. She ends with a soothing shivasana where she may sing you a song while playing her guitar, she may play some healing bowls, offer an adjustment or guide you in yoganidra.
Yogalaya presently offers three classes a week, a monthly community gathering with potluck and a full moon class. Be sure to check out our workshops, events and retreats under our events page or our calendar. Classes will always run unless you are informed otherwise via a call, text, email and our Facebook page. If you like the Facebook page and follow it, any time we do updates you will recieve a message. Classes may be canceled due to severe weather and unsafe road conditions, your safety is our first priority. You can book and reserve your space for classes on our scheduling page.
The children's Tuesday class and adult's Thursday night class will not be offered during the summer. It will restart again in September, so be sure to register as space is limited to 10 students.
Tuesday evenings from 7-8 P.M is an adult class, good for all levels.
Full Moon Classes change every month with the full moon and the focus is more on meditation. Classes are from 7-8 P.M. Mark these dates and join us on: February 28, March 30, April 30, May 29, June 26, July 24, August 24, September 21, October 23 and November 22.
Monthly Community Yoga and a Potluck gathering is on the last Sunday of each month from 10-1 P.M.. Mark these dates and join us: February 25, March 25, April No Class, May 27, June no class, July no class, August 26, September 30, October 28 and November 25. For Community Classes, class starts at 10 a.m. and we close with a yummy potluck brunch at 12. These gatherings and teachings are by donation, give what you can. Community Day's are just that, a space to connect and build friendships through yoga, singing, great food and amazing conversations, Unity Through Community. Please arrive 10-15 before 10 a.m. From 10-12 we will do yoga, meditation, pranayama, mudra, kirtan and each month will be different. From 12-1 we will enjoy a yummy potluck, so please bring something vegetarian to share and enjoy. Many have gluten and other sensitivities or allergies, so feel free to bring a list of what is in your dish.
In all classes offered, there is space for ten students, so please arrive 10-15 minutes early to secure your space, to allow for socializing, a zen space and a start time that honors everyone's schedule. You can also pay and reserve your space on-line. Please dress comfortably and bring your mat, strap, block and smile. At the present time, parking is limited, so please be mindful of that when parking and taking your class. We hope to expand this summer.
Stay tuned as we looking to add a Morning and Teen Class. If there is a day of the week and a specific time you or a group of people would love a class, let us know and we will do our best to accomidtae and make it happen. In the summer we will also offer kids summer retreat programs and summer retreats for children with cancer.
Yoga Class fees
Classes are usually by registration for 8-12 weeks. If there are spots left, feel free to drop in. We also need a minimum of 5 students to offer a class.
Drop-ins are $15 a class. A 10 class card is $150 with 2 free classes. Your card does not expire.
For children, class drop-ins are $12 and $144 for a 10 card.
Commonly Asked Questions and Misconceptions....
I'm not flexible, I can't do yoga..... This is all the more reason you should attend a yoga class. The goal is not to become a pretzel or to be the most flexible in the class. A goal could be to feel more comfortable in your body. A regular practice helps keep your muscles strong yet relaxed. It helps your joints stay lubricated and helps you to release tension that get stored in the body. Yoga also helps us be more in-tuned with ourself. So bottom line, if you can breathe, you can do yoga, come try a class.
- What should I wear? Something that is comfortable, not reveling and allows you to be flexible.
- I can't do a lot of the poses..... Yoga is about listenting to what your body needs and is able to do. A teacher is merely a guide. You shouldn't feel pain in a class and you should always tune in to what feels right for you. There is lots of modifications for each pose and you can also do alternate poses or rest at anytime and re-join the flow when it feels right. Yoga creates a safe space to explore. Yoga is not competitive. Instead of seeing what others can or can't do, you are encouraged to focus on your practice.
- Yoga is a religion..... Yoga can be classified as a way of life, a science or a spiritual practice. People from all walks of life, young and old practice yoga. Yoga is about free will. Loving all. Connecting with all that's in existence. Yoga guides us to be more conscientious and for some this takes them to other realms. For others it's a a way to relax, unwind and connect with their breath. For others its an avenue to decrease pain, increase energy, a way to heal and a way to gain clarity and focus. Yoga teaches us to be happy and grateful with the simplicity in life. Yoga is a path to tune into the subtle, to quiet our mind and live from our heart.