January 07, 2019

**Yoga Classes Resume January 8, 2019**

OpusYoga at Woodroffe United Church, Lower Hall
Thinking about joining a yoga class in 2019? Consider joining OpusYoga! Classes are offered Tuesdays at 9:30, Thursdays at 9:30 and 10:45. We are located in the Lower Hall of the Woodroffe United Church, located at 207 Woodroffe Avenue. New participants are welcome!

OPUS YOGA CLASSES maintain a solid Hatha Yoga tradition by offering yoga sequences that honour the intelligence of your body. Each yoga class helps mobilize your spine -- in keeping with the core principles of Hatha Yoga -- using blocks and straps to support your practice. Accessible yoga poses allow you to move your joints through their range of motion, with the intention of improving balance, flexibility and strength. Using your breath to sustain your practice, you cultivate calm and focus. The gentle pace makes these classes suitable for a variety of needs.

OpusYoga Class, 207 Woodroffe Ave
9:30 to 10:30 

Dates: January 8 - February 26, 2019 (8-Week Session)
Location: Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave, Lower Hall. Parking and entrance on the North side of the church.
What to bring: A yoga mat and a thick blanket Eye pillow optional.
Cost: $90 for the 8-week session
Drop-ins welcome: $15, cash or cheque.

Working the 7 dimensions of the spine
9:30 to 10:30 and
10:45 to 11:45
Dates: January 10 to February 28, 2019 (8-Week Session)
Location: Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave, Lower Hall. Parking and entrance on the North side of the church.
What to bring: A yoga mat and a thick blanket. Eye pillow optional.
Cost: $90 for each 8-week session
Drop-ins are welcome: $15, cash or cheque.

207 Woodroffe Ave.
Buses 85 & 87 at Carlingwood and
Buses 11 & 16 on Richmond Road
To Register: please email luce@opusyoga.ca to confirm availability for your preferred day(s).

Payment: online E-Transfer, cash or cheque.

Want to plan ahead?
The next Sessions will run from:
March 5 to April 25, 2019
April 30 to June 20, 2019

Yoga Etiquette

1. Arrive Early
To avoid creating stress for yourself and your fellow students, please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early. This should give you enough time to roll out your mat, get your props and greet your classmates.

2. Turn off Electronic Devices
Yoga classes provide an opportunity to escape the digital distractions we face every day. By bringing your phone to class (even on silent), you create a distraction for yourself and those around you. Please turn them off and put them away for the duration of the class.

3. Yoga Mat Etiquette
Unroll your Yoga mat gently.
Mind your steps: it’s polite to avoid walking on a fellow yogi’s mat.

4. Respect the Mood of the Class
It can be quite disturbing to see a student get up in the middle of class to ruffle through a purse to check her phone, get tissue paper etc. Once class has started, please respect the serenity of your fellow students. 

**Thirty participants support the food drive**

Thanks to your efforts, and the participation of 30 students accompanied by friends and family, we filled the Food Box to the rim!

I would like to express my sincere appreciation for your participation in the December 27th and January 3rd food drives! The church was quite pleased with your donations and told me that there is always a donation slow down after Christmas; this food drive was very timely for the food banks supported by the Woodroffe United Church.

On a personal note, it was a real pleasure to see you practice in good company. Thank you all for coming. Your presence was priceless.

July 02, 2018

Returning this Fall 2018

Restorative Yoga in Chelsea

This Restorative Yoga class includes two segments: the first allows you to focus on developing balance, stability and flexibility with an active Hatha Yoga practice for every-Body; the second allows you to relax deeply with restorative yoga poses supported by bolsters, cushions, blocks and yoga straps.

Meredith Centre
23 Cecil Rd. 
Chelsea, QUEBEC 

Tuesdays from 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
September 11th to December 12th, 2018
January 8th to March 26, 2018
Drop-ins welcome!

Cette classe de yoga régénérateur comprend deux segments:
le premier vous permet de développer équilibre, stabilité et flexibilité à l'aide d'une pratique active du yoga Hatha pour tous ; le deuxième vous permet de relaxer profondément à l'aide de postures de yoga régénérateur qui sont appuyées par des traversins, coussins, blocs et courroies.

Centre Meredith
23 chemin Cecil
Chelsea, QUÉBEC 

Les mardis après-midi de 13h15 à 14h30
Du 11 septembre au 12 décembre 2018.
Du 8 janvier au 26 mars 2019.
Les visiteurs sont les bienvenus!

November 21, 2014

Yoga for Singers Workshops :: Ateliers de yoga pour chanteurs

Since 2013, I have been teaching several professional development workshops entitled "Yoga for Singers". CLICK HERE to find out more about these workshops and CLICK HERE to read about my experience as a singer and musician.

To date, over 200 singers, choir conductors and musicians have participated and 90% fully agreed that the workshop has been  relevant to their professional development! CLICK HERE to read comments from participants and to see evaluation results.

Are you are looking for a professional development opportunity? Do not hesitate to contact me to explore how we could make this happen for you! CLICK HERE to e-mail me.


Depuis 2013, j'ai animé plusieurs atelier de perfectionnement professionnel intitulé "Yoga pour chanteurs". SUIVEZ CE LIEN pour en apprendre davantage au sujet de ces ateliers et sur CE LIEN pour en apprendre davantage sur mon parcours en tant que chanteuse et musicienne.

À date, plus de 200 chanteurs, directeurs de chorale et musiciens ont participé et 90% sont d’avis que cet atelier était pertinent pour leur perfectionnement professionnel ! SUIVEZ CE LIEN pour lire les commentaires des participants et voir les résultats des évaluations.

Êtes-vous à la recherche d'une occasion de développement professionnel? N'hésitez pas à communiquer avec moi pour explorer comment je pourrais vous aider! SUIVEZ CE LIEN pour communiquer avec moi par courriel.

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.