“Yoga enables me to turn my head. I was unable to do that for a very long time. I have arthritis and it helps tremendously with mobility and flexibility. I also have a very stressful job and I am finding Joanne’s relaxation techniques becoming increasingly helpful.
I could go on and on about the benefits not just of yoga but yoga with you!!! I have had a teacher that was not great. You don’t realize the difference sometimes until you come across someone exceptional like Joanne. The difference is like night and day.” Linda Graham
About Weekly Classes
I offer a safe, gradual and gentle approach to improving a body condition from the inside out.
Weekly classes can help you to:
reclaim muscle tone and height in a gentle and gradual way
improve functional movement, posture and flexibility
become more pro-active with your self-care
continue to care for yourself after completing a physiotherapy treatment plan
learn how to relax and quiet your mind
accelerate healing. Yoga therapy complements manual therapies like massage, osteopathy & chiropractic care.
adjust the yoga exercises to maintain healthy posture and avoid unnecessary injury.
learn an evidenced-based program for low back pain
Classes are for you if you want to improve a body condition like:
Mild low back, neck and/or shoulder pain.
Mild arthritis, or you are stiff/sore and want a gradual approach to strengthening and stretching.
Mild forms of: sciatica, scoliosis, arthritis, degenerative disc.
And if you are over 50.
May of had a hip or knee replacement.
You have enough mobility to lay down on a mat and come up to standing on your own.
NOTE: This is not chair yoga but chairs are sometimes used for sitting exercises and stability when standing.
Join a Class:
Yoga for Sore Bodies is located in my home studio in Thornbury, Ontario. I offer small group classes of 4-6 participants. You must register to join a class. They are on hold right now. If you wish to be placed on the Wait List please email me your request. Benefits & More Information
Live Online Classes will resume in the fall. They are offered in blocks with a focus on a particular body condition. Thursdays 4:00pm - 4:45pm for individuals who would prefer to practice from home.
You must register to enter the class. Details
Mantra Yoga Studio: I will be teaching at this studio once a week when they re-open. Location
The floor is heated and infrared heating panels on ceiling keep us toasty warm.
Yoga for Sore Bodies
Home Yoga Therapy Studio
Pre-register for classes.
Mantra Yoga Studio: Drop-in classes
Joanne teaches Yoga for Sore Bodies at the studio once/week.
More About Weekly Classes
For individuals who want to improve a body condition gently and gradually.
Weekly classes in my home studio (Thornbury) are small with a limit of 6 students.
You will receive a lot of personal attention and care and specific conditions can be addressed over time.
Classes in September 2021
I'm now taking names for classes in the fall 2021 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10am & Wednesdays at 4pm. These classes run for 90 minutes for 8 weeks at a time and back to back throughout the year. Please send me an email if you're interested.
Mobility issues & pain
Exercises are done laying on the floor and standing so a certain degree of mobility and strength is required to get up or down on your own. Consider private classes with Joanne if mobility and pain is a concern for you.
What to Expect in a Class:
Classes include somatic movements and a therapeutic approach to classic yoga postures that produce the following outcome:
A great group of ladies and maybe a man or two
Opportunity to practice in a judgement free environment
It's common that imbalances in the body occur overtime; one side can get tighter or weaker than the other side and contribute to pain or discomfort. Yoga therapy helps restore more structural symmetry.
Releases tension and reduces pain
Re-establishes healthy neuro-muscular patterns
Reduces inflammation and loosens up chronic tightness
Re-educates your body so that it moves more efficiently
Will not make a pre-existing condition worse
Calms the nervous system and quiets the mind
Compassionate and caring attention from me
Depending on the needs of the individuals in the class we also work on gentle strengtheners and proper posture when sitting, bending, lifting and walking.
I'd like to join a class at the studio in the fall 2021.
Purchase & Refund Policy
Class Cost & Refund Policy
Payment for a set of classes is always for consecutive weeks.
Make-up classes and drop-in classes at the studio are not guaranteed but possible when space is available.
If you have registered for a studio class and find that you must self-isolate after reading the screening questionnaire prior to a class, I will give you a credit or refund when requested.
Cost of Studio in-person classes: $196 for 8 consecutive classes. Fee is subject to change.
ARE YOU IN PAIN?
Rate your pain level to see if you are well enough to take these classes.
RATE YOUR PAIN LEVEL
0- No Pain
1–3 Mild Pain (nagging, annoying, interfering little with daily living tasks)
4–6 Moderate Pain (interferes significantly with daily living tasks)
7–10 Severe Pain (disabling; unable to perform daily living tasks)
Group classes are not suitable if you are experiencing moderate to severe pain or nerve pain like tingling or numbness in legs or upper body. Consider private classes instead.