Chair Yoga - by donation


This class is taught by:

Gillian Recknell

Gillian Recknell - outdoor enthusiast, forest bather, yogi; B.PE (exercise science) RYT 200

I have always loved and practiced yoga, mainly for the euphoria after a good stretch. In 2010 I developed chronic back pain and decided to take my practice deeper. Having a Kinesiology background I understood that a good yoga teacher was paramount to my recovery - one who understood biomechanics of the body. Several of the Chinook teachers became my mentors. I became stronger, my back healed and I was very much drawn to all the other health benefits from daily practice. I felt a deep shift happen from gaining better body awareness, presence, and truly understanding the meaning of less is more. In 2016 I completed my teacher training through SOYA , and my first level of yoga therapy training with Functional Synergy. Since then I have been teaching in various places throughout the community.
My goal as a yoga teacher is to help others find this shift - help them to move with more ease and have greater presence in their lives.

Emma Faulkner

Emma began her journey of teaching movement based classes in 2008, by offering dance classes in the style she learned from Donna and Jeanne Anne Bentham, founders of “Your Chance to Belly Dance”, and has, since then completed American Tribal Style Dance Teacher Certification and Bellyfit training. She completed the SOYA 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program in 2012, and did her specialty project on “Elders Yoga” while completing the SOYA 300 Hour Teacher Training Program in 2015, and received her ERYT 500 designation in 2018. Emma is currently co-teaching SOYA Yoga Teacher Trainings, both the 200 hour and 300 hour extended formats, with Mackenzie, BC-based yoga teacher Cindy Szekely.
Emma’s continuing drive as a yoga teacher is to find ways of approaching movement that create strength, stability, and ease in the body, that release tension and foster a sense of connection and awareness of spirit. Emma is registered with the Yoga Alliance and the International Yoga Teachers Association, and her website can be connected to here: www.amanitadance.com
Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Oct 25 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Gillian Recknell
  • Mon Oct 29 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Emma Faulkner
  • Thu Nov 01 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Guest Teacher
  • Mon Nov 05 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Emma Faulkner
  • Thu Nov 08 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Guest Teacher
  • Mon Nov 12 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Emma Faulkner
  • Thu Nov 15 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Guest Teacher
  • Mon Nov 19 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Emma Faulkner
  • Thu Nov 22 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Guest Teacher
  • Mon Nov 26 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Emma Faulkner
  • Thu Nov 29 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Guest Teacher
  • Mon Dec 03 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Emma Faulkner
  • Thu Dec 06 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Guest Teacher
  • Mon Dec 10 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Emma Faulkner
  • Thu Dec 13 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Guest Teacher
  • Mon Dec 17 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Emma Faulkner
  • Thu Dec 20 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Guest Teacher
  • Mon Dec 24 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Emma Faulkner
  • Thu Dec 27 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Guest Teacher
  • Mon Dec 31 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Emma Faulkner


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