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

Kendra Mitchell-Foster

Kendra Mitchell-Foster, a yogini with more passion than poise, loves to find joy in everyday living and "ordinary" moments. Yoga has helped Kendra bring her life into positive focus, and to understand herself better. Urged by friends to begin a regular yoga practice 4 years ago, she has found yoga to be spiritually, emotionally, and physically transformational. Of the joy and purpose she has found here in PG, "I have been embraced by the community here in Prince George; this beautiful place and the beautiful people in it nurture, encourage and heal me. Joy Yoga is about sharing the light that has come into my life with others. If it is possible for me, it is possible for anyone."
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 Dec 13 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Gillian Recknell
  • Mon Dec 17 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Emma Faulkner
  • Thu Dec 20 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Kendra Mitchell-Foster
  • Thu Dec 27 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Kendra Mitchell-Foster
  • Thu Jan 03 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Guest Teacher
  • Mon Jan 07 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Emma Faulkner
  • Thu Jan 10 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Guest Teacher
  • Mon Jan 14 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Emma Faulkner
  • Thu Jan 17 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Guest Teacher
  • Mon Jan 21 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Emma Faulkner
  • Thu Jan 24 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Guest Teacher
  • Mon Jan 28 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Emma Faulkner
  • Thu Jan 31 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Guest Teacher
  • Mon Feb 04 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Emma Faulkner
  • Thu Feb 07 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Guest Teacher
  • Mon Feb 11 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Emma Faulkner
  • Thu Feb 14 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Guest Teacher
  • Mon Feb 18 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Emma Faulkner


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