January 02, 2024

2024 Winter Session


If you want to enhance your well-being, take charge of your health, this Functional Yoga Program may be what you have been looking for! 
Develop a satisfying yoga practice where you progress safely in a way that meets your needs. Discover tools of self-care to improve your flexibility, posture and balance. Learn to cultivate calm and focus using your breath. The gentle pace makes these classes accessible to a variety of students.

Yoga participants who attend yoga classes on the  Zoom platform must demonstrate a high degree of autonomy. Students are expected to respect their range of motion and to use appropriate modifications when necessary. New participants are welcome to attend yoga class in person.
Next session runs on Zoom from January 2 to April 2, 2024.
TUESDAY and THURSDAY practices offered on Zoom from 9:30 to 10:30 AM.
See you on the mat!



November 03, 2023

Mini Restorative Yoga Retreat :: THURSDAY DECEMBER 21, 2023

Would you like to feel safe and nurtured? Refreshed and restored? How about slowing down? Soothing your nervous system? This Mini Restorative Yoga Retreat may be what you have been looking for! 

Please join me on Friday December 21, 2023 from 9:30 to 11:30 in Tait Hall, Trinity United Church. No prior experience required.

Prepare to relax deeply with the help of restorative yoga poses supported by bolsters, blankets, blocks, cushions, yoga straps and eye pillows.

For the last 15 minutes, you will be invited to partake in a guided relaxation that combines a comfortable posture and focused attention on breathing to quiet the mind.

Cost :: Donation of your choice for the Ottawa Food Bank. Family and friends are welcome!

Where :: Trinity United Church, 1099 Maitland Ave, Ottawa, in Tait Hall.

If you are ready to experience the benefits of restorative yoga, please email me at luce@opusyoga.ca

May 25, 2014

Yoga for Cyclists: 6 Poses in 6 Minutes

Training in Lake Placid, May 2014.
When I started bicycle touring in 2003, I felt like the muscles of my legs, hips and back never got to rest. As a result, I started stretching every 10 km or so to “rejuvenate” these major muscle groups.  My stretches evolved over the years as I accumulated distance on my saddle (3000+ km per year), experience and integrated what I learned on the yoga mat.

Today, I practice a mindful stretching routine which allows me to ride longer distance while maintaining strength and flexibility. The routine can be completed in 6 minutes flat! The perfect spot is under a tree or along a fence anywhere “en route”. Ideally, it should be repeated at appropriate intervals (e.g. at 30mts; 60mts; 120mts). Click here to access MY TOP 6 POSES.