Nora Benian

Classes

Yoga for Adults
Yoga For Kids

Healing Sound Bath + Restorative Yoga
Artistic Movement and Ecstatic Dance
Ball Therapy + Yoga
Date Night Partner Yoga Men's Yoga

Nora Benian

Adult Yoga Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am - 10:30am and Tuesdays 6:15pm - 7:15pm

$12 per session


Kids Yoga Class is Wednesdays August 17th thru November 30th at 4:00 till 4:45pm

$150 per course


Nora Benian, E-RYT500, Yoga Therapist, Wellness Coach, is a seasoned yoga instructor and teaches all levels including specific Yoga teacher trainings. Her classes accommodate students with a wide range of challenges whether physical, emotional, psychological or spiritual. Nora guides students safely and knowledgeably through yogic postures and practices helping students to release stress and tension, strengthen the body and mind, and learn to relax deeply.


Through Yoga Therapy, Nora suggests specific Yogic practices along with counselling to help bring clients back into alignment, build strength, and clear energy channels to increase the life force. Nora inspires students with her wisdom and motivates them through self-development with ease.


She is a seasoned educator and speaker offering workshops, seminars to a wide range of audiences with a focus on physical, emotional, and psychological wellness. She also gives lectures on ‘Mindfulness and Happiness’ and ‘Health is Wealth’ and also in 'Stress Reduction' in many venues as well as offers workshops in Corporate offices for employee wellness.


I am teaching  a combination of Therapeutic Yoga and Yin Yang Yoga.


Therapeutic yoga focuses on small repetitive movements that develop mobility in the joints by release tension in their connections. It also develops strength in the small muscles which support the joints. Ultimately this therapeutic yoga is aimed at keeping the joints lubricated, mobile, strong and healthy.


Yin Yang or (Hatha) is a style of yoga that combines strengthening movements and long held stretches. Yang get the muscles activated, the blood flowing and develops strength by moving through a sequence of weight-bearing poses. Yin is about stretching and lengthening the connective tissues that wrap the whole body. Yin releases tension, strengthens the fascia where attached to joints and calms the mind. The balance of the two make this class makes you feel like you have had a complete practice.


Artistic Movement Yoga and Ecstatic Dance Classes 


Cost:  $20/person

Time:  November 17th -  7:30-8:30pm


Here is an opportunity to move your body in ways that wake up your spine and free your spirit. This workshop is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from yoga, contemporary dance, martial arts, Alexander technique, Feldenkrais and Eurythmy (from Waldorf education) and more. It empowers, ignites and heals by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit in movement.

This workshop offers a unique combination of 52 moves that correspond with the main areas of the body: the base, the core and the upper extremities.


40 minutes of structured instruction and 20 min to explore freestyle movement.


Suitable for all bodies that can stand on their feet. Step into your body, stir your soul and ignite your spirit.



Date Night Partner Yoga 


Cost: $35/couple 

Time:  December 1st at 7:30-8:30pm


Rather than practicing next to each other explore Yoga together enhancing the experience by assisting one another and stretching your levels of trust and strengthen communication with benefits far beyond the physical. Couples really stay in the moment and work together toward common goals which is mutually beneficial for both participants physically, emotionally, energetically and spiritually. Beginners welcome!


Benefits:


  • Releases tension and reduces stress

  • Increases energy flow between the couple

  • Creates unity and builds trust

  • Laughing together increases joy

  • Breathing together, co-operative movements and deep relaxation with your partner causes a phenomenon called entrainment. Entrainment happens when people unite in a similar rhythm. When you merge and sync your practice with your partner, your breath, movement, and body positions find a rhythm together. It creates harmony and a stronger bond and may be the most intimate and fulfilling times you’ll spend together.


When you and your partner practice together doing Asanas (yoga poses), you must trust each other in every pose. You rely on your partner to hold onto you, stay put, or stay balanced. This total reliance on the other creates a sense of trust and reassurance as you realize your partner is there for you. These small successes in a couple’s practice are different than in daily life but they create a special bond. A partner pose is give and take and you learn that sometimes you can and should relinquish control. All of the lessons learned in a yoga practice can and often do transfer to life off the mat.


While yoga is a serious practice that requires effort and focus, just figuring out how to get into a pose can lead to a fair amount of laughter. In addition to being fun, couple’s yoga is quite intimate. You have to work together and with the right attitude, this practice strengthens the bond between you.


Healing Sound Bath + Restorative Yoga

Cost: $25 per person per session

Time:  November 3rd and December 8th from 7:30 to 8:45pm

Items to Bring: Bring 2 blankets, 2 pillows, a yoga mat and blocks and                                  a strap if you have.


Restorative Yoga is a very gentle practice designed to calm the nervous system and create overall health in the body. In supported yoga postures, breathing and meditative techniques are applied and a profound sense of relaxation can infuse one’s entire being which leads to well-being. Known as the yoga of non-doing, it focuses on effortlessness and ease, using well-placed blankets, bolsters, yoga straps to safely support the body in various postures to invoke a natural state of balance, regeneration, and deep rest. Singing bowls produce a vibrational sound that resonates with the chakra of your

body, strengthening your energetic field, improving your health and directly affects your brain wave activity. Scientific analyses of electromagnetic brainwaves confirms that the waves produced by singing bowls produce alpha waves in our brain giving a feeling of deep relaxation, stimulates healing, creates feelings of peace and overall well-being.


Join us for this special restorative yoga class and bathe in healing vibrational sounds.


Ball Therapy + Yoga

Cost:  $25 per person

Time:  November 10th  7:30-8:45pm


This course fuses a spectrum of acupressure work, energy line massage and yoga. Learn how to find and stimulate acupressure

points along the meridians and how to release the blockages in your energy flow increasing the life force (Prana) through congested areas. By releasing unconscious holdings in the body that were created by repetitive habits, fear or need for protection, you can now pinpoint and resolve those holdings bringing your structure

back into alignment. Reduce stiffness and pain increasing overall flexibility.


During these  workshops we will release tension with a ball (tennis, racquet) clearing the flow of energy through many significant parts of the body re-energizing and reviving that which caries us through the world. We will be bringing fresh life into the organs and increasing the breath capacity. Learn to soothe a headache, ease tension in the face, jaw and hands so that you can communicate more freely and hold those you love closer, including yourself. Wake up your body and move beyond your previous limitations in your yoga practice and in your overall well-being. Have a ball, a block and a blanket handy.


Men’s Yoga Classes

Date:  October 27th, November 3rd, 10th, 17th, and December 1st and 8th


Time: 6:00pm till 7:00pm


Cost:  $75 for all six sessions


Yoga is for everyone but being in a room full of flexible women may be somewhat uncomfortable for some men. So this class is specifically for your needs. It’s ideal for beginner’s and athletes alike. It’s designed for men who are looking to improve their health, fitness and keep stress levels down. You’ll become stronger, more agile and more focused improving your life all around.

We will work on balancing strength with flexibility and practicing poses to bring freedom to the more inflexible areas: hamstrings, calves, shoulders and chest creating more mobility. You'll also develop your stamina, balance and endurance as well as developing awareness of your body, mind, and spirit.