What we're about

Our Classes:

Jennie's heart-centred and exploratory yoga is infused with joy and discovery. Each class is different and gently challenging in ways that are unexpected and liberating. Emphasis is on awareness; on the movement of the spine; on the natural, child-like simplicity of a whole breath, and re-learning how to trust and release - and a fine sense of belonging from within.

Our classes are welcoming for all levels, abilities and creeds. We share our breath and our joy. After class there is a complimentary tea in the adjoining cafe where participants can get to know one another, share experiences, get clarity and simply bask in a like-minded, caring community.

About Jennie - Yoga Alliance RYT-500:

Jennie has studied yoga, reiki, Feng shui and meditation in Canada, the US, Sri Lanka and Thailand, and spent a year of residency in yoga training in India. She has learned from many lineages and teachers such as Nichala Joy Devi, Amy Wientraub, Rodney Yee, Sri Sheshadre, Sri A. G. Mohan, and at established institutions such as the Esther Myers Yoga Studio, Sivananda (Canada and Nayyar Dam, India), Kripalu. A member of the Yoga Alliance with over 1,000 hours of training and a graduate of OCAD, Jennie has been creatively teaching yoga since 2004 and is a mother of two and a wild-food expert and traditional herbalist. If you are interested in joining her herbal medicine and wild-food foraging meetup group, visit http://www.meetup.com/itsawildthing.

And to see what she's harvesting this season visit her on Instagram: @realwildthing.com

My Yoga Training and Experience (http://www.meetup.com/Bronte-and-Area-Yoga-Gentle-Yoga-Pranayama-and-Workshops/pages/My_Yoga_Training_and_Experience/)

Testimonials (http://www.meetup.com/Bronte-and-Area-Yoga-Gentle-Yoga-Pranayama-and-Workshops/pages/What_is_Yoga%3F/)

What is yoga? (http://www.meetup.com/Bronte-and-Area-Yoga-Gentle-Yoga-Pranayama-and-Workshops/pages/What_is_Yoga%3F/)

Benefits of Yoga (http://www.meetup.com/Bronte-and-Area-Yoga-Gentle-Yoga-Pranayama-and-Workshops/pages/Benefits_of_Yoga/)

Upcoming events (5+)

Gentle Yoga Explorations with Jennie

El Salon Studio at Taste of Colombia Cafe

CA$20.00

Looking for a yoga experience where you can feel free to just be yourself? We offer a joyful, gentle exploration of the body, mindfulness and the breath, as well as a wonderful practice of toning, strengthening and relaxation. All levels and abilities can enjoy the many benefits of this gentle, classical yoga. Much attention will be given to the strength and fluidity of the spine, as well as using breathing to release tension from the body from the inside out. Classes are a relaxed 75-minutes in length. Any specific health concerns should be brought to the instructor's attention before class to allow for accommodation for injuries or health issues. My Yoga Training and Experience (http://www.meetup.com/Bronte-and-Area-Yoga-Gentle-Yoga-Pranayama-and-Workshops/pages/My_Yoga_Training_and_Experience/) Testimonials (http://www.meetup.com/Bronte-and-Area-Yoga-Gentle-Yoga-Pranayama-and-Workshops/pages/What_is_Yoga%3F/) Benefits of Yoga (http://www.meetup.com/Bronte-and-Area-Yoga-Gentle-Yoga-Pranayama-and-Workshops/pages/Benefits_of_Yoga/) • First-timer try-out: 3 classes for $30 • 10-Class Pass: $180 Additional Information: • Jennie offers options for different abilities: please let her know of any relevant health issues • Some yoga mats and blankets will be on hand, or bring your own • You may change on location or arrive dressed in comfortable clothing. There is a bathroom on premises. • There is free parking at the back of the building. Jennie Akse-Kelly, has been practicing yoga since 1989 and began training to teach in 2001. She lived for a year in India (2003/4) to immerse herself in the study of classical (Patanjali and Hatha) yoga, including 300 hrs teacher training and a 6-month residential yoga therapy training (about 800 hours). She has also studied yoga and meditation with A.G. Mohan, Ester Myer’s Studio, Kripalu Yoga Centre, Sivananda Yoga and others, in Canada, USA, India, Thailand and Sri Lanka. Jennie has been teaching internationally since 2004 (Amsterdam, North Carolina, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand; and, closer to home; Hamilton, Burlington and Toronto, Canada.)

Yoga and Breathing Explorations with Jennie:

El Salon Studio at Taste of Colombia Cafe

CA$20.00

This 75-minute class is for those looking to explore yoga from it's many perspectives: the breath, the spine, the Self and the Non-Self. It's an expanded version of our Gentle Yoga Explorations class, with the addition of topsy-turvy postures such as working up to headstand, exploring backwards and forward bends, Sun Salutation variations, and playing with more advanced postures, along with yoga breathing techniques and meditative mind-body integration. As always, Jennie uses her intuition and years of expertise when working with the energy present in the room - so every class is different. Although we play with asanas (yoga postures), the emphasis is purely on each individual's range of abilities and on personal development, so there is no pressure to be flexible or perfect in any posture. This is a safe and playful learning space where we welcome the opportunity for everyone to just be themselves! This is an open class, however we do stress that certain postures may be contra-indicated for health conditions such as high blood pressure, siatica, whiplash and other neck injuries, knee pain, glaucoma, diabetes, and heart disease. For anyone with conditions such as these, please join our sublime Gentle Yoga Explorations class on Tuesday mornings at 10:30! https://www.meetup.com/yogacirkel/events/cnggcqyxlbsb/ New Students: 3 classes for $30 75-minute drop-in class: $20 (or PWYC) 10-Class Pass: $180 Jennie is an insured instructor and is certified with Yoga Alliance. She has over 1000 hours of training including a year of residential internship, study, and teaching in India. She has studied classical Patanjali-based yoga at SVYASA (India), as well as with Kripalu (USA), Sivananda Yoga (India and Canada) and studied under many different teachers around the world in her over 20 years of experience.

Gentle Yoga Explorations with Jennie

El Salon Studio at Taste of Colombia Cafe

CA$20.00

Looking for a yoga experience where you can feel free to just be yourself? We offer a joyful, gentle exploration of the body, mindfulness and the breath, as well as a wonderful practice of toning, strengthening and relaxation. All levels and abilities can enjoy the many benefits of this gentle, classical yoga. Much attention will be given to the strength and fluidity of the spine, as well as using breathing to release tension from the body from the inside out. Classes are a relaxed 75-minutes in length. Any specific health concerns should be brought to the instructor's attention before class to allow for accommodation for injuries or health issues. My Yoga Training and Experience (http://www.meetup.com/Bronte-and-Area-Yoga-Gentle-Yoga-Pranayama-and-Workshops/pages/My_Yoga_Training_and_Experience/) Testimonials (http://www.meetup.com/Bronte-and-Area-Yoga-Gentle-Yoga-Pranayama-and-Workshops/pages/What_is_Yoga%3F/) Benefits of Yoga (http://www.meetup.com/Bronte-and-Area-Yoga-Gentle-Yoga-Pranayama-and-Workshops/pages/Benefits_of_Yoga/) • First-timer try-out: 3 classes for $30 • 10-Class Pass: $180 Additional Information: • Jennie offers options for different abilities: please let her know of any relevant health issues • Some yoga mats and blankets will be on hand, or bring your own • You may change on location or arrive dressed in comfortable clothing. There is a bathroom on premises. • There is free parking at the back of the building. Jennie Akse-Kelly, has been practicing yoga since 1989 and began training to teach in 2001. She lived for a year in India (2003/4) to immerse herself in the study of classical (Patanjali and Hatha) yoga, including 300 hrs teacher training and a 6-month residential yoga therapy training (about 800 hours). She has also studied yoga and meditation with A.G. Mohan, Ester Myer’s Studio, Kripalu Yoga Centre, Sivananda Yoga and others, in Canada, USA, India, Thailand and Sri Lanka. Jennie has been teaching internationally since 2004 (Amsterdam, North Carolina, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand; and, closer to home; Hamilton, Burlington and Toronto, Canada.)

Yoga and Breathing Explorations with Jennie:

El Salon Studio at Taste of Colombia Cafe

CA$20.00

This 75-minute class is for those looking to explore yoga from it's many perspectives: the breath, the spine, the Self and the Non-Self. It's an expanded version of our Gentle Yoga Explorations class, with the addition of topsy-turvy postures such as working up to headstand, exploring backwards and forward bends, Sun Salutation variations, and playing with more advanced postures, along with yoga breathing techniques and meditative mind-body integration. As always, Jennie uses her intuition and years of expertise when working with the energy present in the room - so every class is different. Although we play with asanas (yoga postures), the emphasis is purely on each individual's range of abilities and on personal development, so there is no pressure to be flexible or perfect in any posture. This is a safe and playful learning space where we welcome the opportunity for everyone to just be themselves! This is an open class, however we do stress that certain postures may be contra-indicated for health conditions such as high blood pressure, siatica, whiplash and other neck injuries, knee pain, glaucoma, diabetes, and heart disease. For anyone with conditions such as these, please join our sublime Gentle Yoga Explorations class on Tuesday mornings at 10:30! https://www.meetup.com/yogacirkel/events/cnggcqyxlbsb/ New Students: 3 classes for $30 75-minute drop-in class: $20 (or PWYC) 10-Class Pass: $180 Jennie is an insured instructor and is certified with Yoga Alliance. She has over 1000 hours of training including a year of residential internship, study, and teaching in India. She has studied classical Patanjali-based yoga at SVYASA (India), as well as with Kripalu (USA), Sivananda Yoga (India and Canada) and studied under many different teachers around the world in her over 20 years of experience.

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Yoga and Breathing Explorations with Jennie:

El Salon Studio at Taste of Colombia Cafe

CA$20.00

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