Postures (Yoga at L’Imagier)
Open your hearts and minds to a new experience. Practice Yoga at L’Imagier, in our gallery space, surrounded by art! Refine your perspective of the Arts by landing in yoga postures, accessible to all, to help you grow emotionally, ground yourself in the present moment and embrace a world of creativity, diversity and abundance. Who wouldn’t want all of that?
Breathe out, then contemplate Aislinn Leggett’s current exhibition What You See Will Not Be Here Tomorrow, before moving on with your day and see the effects of the power of the Arts on your daily life. Take care of yourself and those around you by engaging your mind and body in a contemplative and meditative practice.
Register now for a single or multiple sessions. Sessions are $25/participant and will take place twice a week on Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. (in English) and Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. (in French), starting September 16 and running through October 23, 2021.
Postures is a collaboration between L’Imagier and Aura Studio Yoga
About the instructors
During her University years, she chose to study psychology, philosophy and education. Since discovering that what happens in the mind and the body cannot be severed, she embraced the study of how the body works and how it sometimes does not. She became obsessed with the relationship between the mind, perception, and how the body responds to what happens in the mind (and vice versa). This obsession resulted in the study of healing arts, primarily Chinese medicine and Acupuncture.
The asana practice came in 1992 when Basia, suffering from severe scoliosis, wore a corset with metal bars to support her spine. There was a strong incentive to figure out how to work the body to relieve her from the struggle and how to use the mind to give the whole being space to breathe. After over 20 years of experimentation, she uses in her practice and teaching what she believes works. At times it is physically demanding with lots of stabilizing and conditioning. At other times it is soft and subtle. Pushing and letting go of pushing, then watching. Basia uses therapeutic work focusing on common problems, perhaps in an ‘uncommon’ way in the yoga practice.
In 2018, Celine completed a 200-hour faculty certification in Hatha Yoga, as well as faculty training in Yin Yoga. As an occupational therapist, she builds on her background in health science. In 2019, she obtains a level 1 certification with Yoga Tune Up® for teaching with therapy balls. This technique allows her to tailor her classes to the needs of her students.
Dupaul is dedicated to the practice of yoga and conveys her passion for the human body and how it works. She takes the time to explain the basic anatomical principles to promote a safe practice.
After more than 20 years of practice in Yoga and meditation, Martine obtains her certification as a Hatha Yoga teacher in 2020. Her teaching is based on an approach that promotes mindfulness and well-being. For her, yoga has become more than a physical activity, it is her refuge and therapy, allowing her to stay on track as a mother and an executive with the federal government. Considered a “quiet force”, Martine places the human being at the center of her preoccupations and she is greatly touched by the situation of Canada’s Indigenous communities.