Jackie Minns has been teaching Hatha yoga on Bowen for almost 20 years. She maintains a practice that is rooted both in skill and spiritual connection. It has grown out of her personal practice as well as training and experience as a teacher and theatre artist that allow Jackie to follow the energy of the room while offering a thorough body-mind-centering session. The yoga sessions can be both invigorating and relaxing and help to develop and maintain a strong, flexible body.
Jackie offers classes in the Hatha tradition (held asanas, or postures) as well as integrating a restorative approach. In this class, gentle classical postures and breathing techniques are practiced along with supportive postures that restore the nervous system.
Restorative yoga is a gentle form of Hatha yoga. It serves as a healing practice and promotes deep relaxation which aids in reducing fatigue, tension and stress. It can greatly benefit sleep issues, anxiety, depression and other stress causing diseases. All levels of experience are welcome in this class and anybody can benefit from a restorative yoga class to counterbalance more vigorous physical activities or to release the day-to-day stresses of modern life and provide an attention to maintaining one’s inner body and cultivating a reflective and peaceful mind.
Classes will held on Tuesday mornings from 9 to 10:15 a.m. from October 30 to December 18. at the fitness studio located at 650 Carter Rd. (connected to the Bowen island Youth Centre).
Registration is available online through bowencommunityrecreation.com or in person at the community recreation office at BICS. Please call 604-947-2216 for more information. Mats and blocks are available, please bring an extra blanket and bolster if you own one.