October 01, 2018

Mini Restorative Yoga Retreat :: Saturday and Sunday November 3 and 4, 2018

Viparita Karani - Restorative
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 Saturday November 3 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the Mind Room at Prana Shanti. The Sunday event is SOLD-OUT.

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 :: $25 payable on the day of the event.

Where :: Prana Shanti Yoga Centre, 57 Armstrong Street, Ottawa, in the Mind Room.

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

September 25, 2018

"YOGA CLASSES WITH LUCE" New class Thursdays 10:45 - Drop-ins Welcome!

Yoga with Luce, September 2018
Since September 4th, 2018, I have been offering weekly yoga classes in the Lower Hall of the Woodroffe United Church, located at 207 Woodroffe Avenue. Classes are grouped in 8-Week Sessions and are held Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 and Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 and from 10:45 to 11:45.

YOGA CLASSES WITH LUCE 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.

9:30 to 10:30 
Dates: September 4th to October 30th (8-Week Session) NO CLASS October 16  (church bazaar)
Location: Woodroffe United Church, Lower Hall. Parking and entrance on the North side of the church.
What to bring: A yoga mat and a thick beach towel. Eye pillow optional.
Cost: $90 for the 8-week session
Drop-in: $15, cash or cheque (subject to space availability)

9:30 to 10:30 & 10:45 to 11:45
Dates: September 6th to November 1st (8-Week Session) NO CLASS October 18 (church bazaar)
Location: Woodroffe United Church, Lower Hall. Parking and entrance on the North side of the church.
What to bring: A yoga mat and a thick beach towel. Eye pillow optional.
Cost: $90 for each 8-week session
Drop-in: Only available at 10:30; $15, cash or cheque.

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:
November 6 to December 20, 2018 (7-week session)
January 8 to February 28, 2019 (8-week session)
March 5 to April 25, 2019 (8-week session)
April 30 to June 20, 2019 (8-Week Session)

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.