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 almost ten 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.
For most of 2019, Yogalaya will be traveling through the US, from Coast to Coast in Canada and in Kenya. Stacey plans on visiting sacred, high energy spaces, places with ancient history and teachings. As she travels she will share with you, in a sense you can travel with her.
She also has a vision of teaching students and Teachers in schools across Canada. In such a hectic, highly technological time, everyone, more so children are feeling over whelmed, a lack of connection and skills to connect, a lack of clarity, focus, joy and purpose. Many children are being bullied and have an array of emotions that are constantly changing, moment by moment and Stacey will share how yoga can help with this.
Stacey will share wisdom and teachings to help centre, and calm the body, mind and spirit.
Stacey also plans to stop in to yoga studios to offer her teachings and music, kirtan.
To join a class, course or retreat you can follow her travels and meet up with her anytime. Please check the calendar or message her directly.
Full Moon Classes change every month with the full moon and the focus is more on meditation. Classes are from 7-8 P.M. As I travel I will share a live session that you can connect with me and many more globally. Mark these dates and join us on: February 19, March 20, April 19, May 18, June 17, July 16, August 15, September 14, October 13 and November 12 and December 12. A donation of $10-20 is greatly appreciated and can be paid through an e-transfer.
In all classes offered, please arrive 10-15 minutes early to secure your space, to allow for socializing, a zen space and a start time that honours everyone's schedule. Please dress comfortably and bring your mat, strap, block and smile.
Yoga Class fees
Classes are usually by donation and it is suggest $15-20 unless otherwise stated. If this is outside your means, please pay what you can and join us.
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.