YOGA Pranayam Centre
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Yoga & Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung

PLEASE NOTE: Classes are cancelled until all COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Classes will resume in a new location in the Broadview and Danforth area.

Call 416-691-7337 or email if you'd like to be notified when classes resume.

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All yoga classes are practiced as a meditation in motion. Classes include warm ups, breathing techniques, formal yoga postures, relaxation and stories. Posture, concentration and inner stillness are nurtured in every class. There will be candle light, soft music, a skylight, and in summer an open door to the roof garden. Mats are provided.

In Kripalu yoga every movement in the posture is synchronized with breathing, as conscious breathing stimulates a greater flow of prana
(life energy) into the body. It trains the mind to a greater ability
to look over one's own shoulder with humour, patience, and self-trust.

All yoga postures strengthen the alignment of the body. With
time the body will be strong, flexible, and calm, as an welcomed
by-product of Kripalu yoga

Every class nurtures body, mind and soul.

Classes held on a drop in basis. See schedule for class times.

Yoga & Chakras
8 week course October 26 - December 14, 2019

The Indian symbolic representations of the energy centres in our body are informative, enchanting, and memorable. They have the power to contribute substantially to our self-knowledge. In our traditional education in schools and colleges we learn little about the interplay between the right and left brain, the neocortex, the subconscious, our emotions and their influence on our actions and reactions. The Indian culture can make all this clear with easily understood images.

The result of contemplating the messages of the chakras will be self-appreciation, self-confidence in one's chosen choices, and a greater proximity to the yogic ideal of possessing an intelligent heart.

Don't miss this opportunity. If you can come to all Saturdays, that would be ideal, but you can also drop in, and we'll find a solution to make up for the missed experience.

Saturdays 12 - 1:30 p.m.

About Brigitte:
Brigitte Kortright is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, and has been the director of the Yoga Pranayam Centre for 27 years. She has a B.A. from the University of Toronto and an M.A. from Queens University. Brigitte has worked as a research assistant in human and veterinary medicine in Germany, South Africa, and as a technician in the School of Hygiene at U of T. She is the author of the Fable of the Times Tables, a book written to spark children's interest in the multiplication tables.



Tai Chi Chuan & Chi Kung

Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient eastern body, mind, spirit discipline and self-defence system based on the principle of internal power and structured by Taoist, Confucist, and Zen thought.

Chi Kung is Tai Chi Chuan’s predecessor and complimentary practice. Chi Kung can literally be translated as ‘energy work’. Through dynamic technique, sensory perception, breath, mudras and meditation Chi Kung cleanses and balances our subtle energy chakric and meridian system, and cultivates and directs that vital energy in the body.

Both arts are a restorative for mind and spirit and support the health of all the body’s physical systems.

Beginning in the training of one's body,
practice continues with the training of one's spirit.
Finally one realizes that body and spirit are not two things but one.
This is true practice.
~Shigeru Egami


Tai Chi Chuan & Chi Kung

Discipline, balance and refresh body, mind and spirit with the ancient art of subtle energy cultivation.

See schedule for regular class times.


Want more Tai Chi & Chi Kung?
Offering evening, weekday & weekend Tai Chi Chuan & Chi Kung
classes in the Danforth & Kingston Road Villages.
Check out the site below, call 416-691-7337 for more information, or register for our Autumn Session in the Kingston Road Village.

Yuri's Village & Luc'Sculpture Studios
663 Greenwood Ave., at Greenwood & Danforth

Blossom & Tempest
928 Kingston Road., at Kingston & Balsam
Autumn Session September 20th ~ November 1st, 2019
Friday evenings 6:30 - 7:30
Seven week session $100 Drop-in classes $20

'The practice of Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung I started with Jacqueline more than two years ago has become one that helps me to sustain and further cultivate mindfulness in my daily life.' ~ J. Foulds


About Jacqueline:
Jacqueline Kortright is a certified Tai Chi Chuan, Chi Kung, Ba Gwa Chang and Self Defence Instructor, Reiki Master Practioner, Subtle Energy Therapist, and Yoga Instructor, Kripalu Style. She has earned her Forth Degree in CMAC Niei Chi (Internal Styles) and Goju Ryu Karate Do with Classical Martial Arts Canada, Sensei Wallace Platt's (Hanshi, 10th Degree) organization, and has been teaching Niei Chi independently in Toronto and the GTA, and further afield in Eastern Ontario for over a decade.



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