YogaDance

Mary MacPhee leading YogaDance at Kripalu

Mary MacPhee leading YogaDance at Kripalu

Welcome! YogaDance  sessions began in January 2010 at the PATH, 344 University Avenue and we are having a blast thanks to all participants.

There will be a break  with YogaDance until Mary gets

moved into her home after a 7 month travel with family. Hoping to offer a class fall-winter, 2015


When we start again, all ages and abilities can join  me to dance  yoga! Fee currently $10 Saturday afternoon drop-in, or buy an 10 class pass for $84, including gst.

YogaDance hour  of fitness  is joyful and fun.
The people who have come get hooked and keep coming back. Some participants are taking advantage of the drop-in option, but many are so excited by it that they are purchasing the 8 class card, planning to come back often and saving money. One participant says “She left feeling open, refreshed and grounded. “Yogadance is my favourite type of excercise.” It is just plain fun and it is wonderful to see people of all ages able to participate”  states another one of the participants who comes regularly to YogaDance. Mary MacPhee who leads the YogaDance explains people love it because it involves dance, which is a cross cultural form of expression and music from a variety of genres. YogaDance allows you to follow the leader but be free and inspired with your personal interpretation of what and how to move. Many of the movements are yoga inspired and are strengthening and mobilizing for the body, but are not held for long periods of time, making it attainable for most bodies. Some of the dance is completely your own, often participants take charge and will lead others or a partner when they have discovered a beat and move they enjoy. There is also a lot of energy and inspiration from the choice of music as well as the words Mary shares for contemplation during the dance. Bodies get warmed up with slow movement as we begin, but then by the midway point of the class people are really moving, the heart rate increases but within  a safe  environment. The fun and the joy of movement and music as well as how yoga fits into it keeps people coming back. There has been a lot of interest from mothers of young children, who can spare an hour Saturday and go home feeling invigorated and refreshed. Yet half of the participants are in their 50’s and 60’s, with a wide range of ages represented. It’s a wonderful community building event, across the generations. It is also a very healing and therapeutic activity, moving the body, being creative, inspired within a group, but as an individual. No previous yoga or dance experience is required. Contact Mary at yogaforlife@eastlink.ca or 892-4658 for information or check out Yogapei.com as a fantastic resource for yoga or yogadance information.

thank you,
Mary