Not at all! Yoga therapy classes involve low impact exercises/poses combined with breathing techniques that you learn in the classes. All you need is an open mind!
The classes range from 1 1/4 hr to 1 1/2 hr and we recommend that you bring water.
You do not need yoga-specific clothing, but comfortable, workout clothing works well. We recommend that you dress in layers, so you can adjust your temperature, and bring warm, comfy socks (for final relaxation). You do not need your own yoga equipment. All yoga equipment and props are provided for you; however, if you do own your own mat or yoga props, you are more than welcome to bring them.
Prior to the beginning of a one yoga class, each participant fills out an extensive student history form. This gives Jaylene the information she needs to customize the yoga therapy program specifically for you.
Absolutely! You can book a one-on-one session to get started, or there are monthly workshops that you can attend which target specific areas of the body and/or movement and function. These last only a few hours at a time, and can give you a great idea of how the programs are structured.
Chinook Yoga’s yoga therapy classes help individuals work in a pain free range of motion and is a very low impact form of exercise, therefore a Dr.’s referral or note is not required to participate. However, if after discussing your specific needs with Jaylene it may be recommended to speak to your doctor first before starting a class.
Jaylene Pfeifer is a Practicing Kinesiologist so check with your extended health insurance carrier to see if they cover work with a Practicing Kinesiologist and keep your receipt!
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