Yoga, Pilates &, Mindfulness

This cohort we will embark on a journey of self-discovery. We can expect to enhance our: Flexibility, strength (particularly core muscles), mental functioning, and body-awareness. We will sample a variety of Yoga and Pilates classes followed by opportunities for reflection and mindfulness.

We will learn from expert teachers in the field, create reflective journals that capture our progress throughout the journey.
Our final pursuit will be a Yoga/Pilates/Mindfulness retreat!

A student sits in the yoga studio, contemplating the new skills she has learned that day.

A student sits in the yoga studio, contemplating the new skills she has learned that day.

Expedition Days

Each expedition day is a combination of meditation, personal yoga practice, learning a new form of yoga or meditation followed by personal reflection time. These are calming yet challenging days that allow the students to enhance their Flexibility, strength (particularly core muscles), mental functioning, and body-awareness

A peaceful, contemplative photo from a past pursuit trip

A peaceful, contemplative photo from a past pursuit trip

Pursuit

With 5 full expedition days of yoga and mindfulness practice complete, the cohort will receive their level 1 Yoga training certification during their June pursuit week. This this is the first step towards the Intro level courses that would set them on a path to teach yoga, should they choose to. They will also head out of town for a yoga and meditation retreat.

Mandy Rosts supports a student as she tries Acro Yoga for the first time, led by Katie Thacker

Mandy Rosts supports a student as she tries Acro Yoga for the first time, led by Katie Thacker

Faculty Leaders

Amanda Rosts, Senior School Learning Resource teacher and houseparent, has practiced and taught Yoga for many year. She now also teaches the Yoga 12 class at the senior school. Daniel Baer works in the Senior School personal counselling department and has a passion for mindfulness and meditation.


LINKS TO COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS:

An important element of the Experiential program is building strong relationships with local community members and businesses.
See links to those resources, businesses and community members below.

Yew Tree Yoga in Cadboro Bay provided a custom Yoga Class on Expedition Day #1, October 16th.. Click here to see their website.

Katie Thacker, local Acro Yoga instructor, visited the cohort on Expedition Day #2, November 21st. Click here to see her website.

Found City Yoga, a bikram yoga studio near campus, was visited by the campus on Expedition Day #2, Nov. 21st. See their website here.