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Aerial Yoga, Bunny Yoga & More – October Classes with Caroline

As September flows into October, it’s the perfect time to hop into your yoga practice. On October 4th, I taught the first of two Bunny Yoga Classes for SARS (Small Animal Rescue Society). For $20 yogis got to enjoy the benefits from an all levels hatha class in the company of 10 bunnies. Bunnies came by to cuddle during deeper poses. When we stood up in tree pose, the bunnies would rest beside the supporting leg.

Medical Qi Gong and Yoga Teacher, Caroline MacGillivray at Kits Beach
Medical Qi Gong and Yoga Teacher, Caroline MacGillivray at Kits Beach

One of the things I learned from the experience of teaching the bunny yoga class was to allow myself to experience the wonder of trying new things. There is a sense of magic that comes trying new things. In the past few weeks, I have been going to other yoga classes. Although I teach many different styles of yoga and dance, being a student in other teacher’s classes lets me be a student. With wonder and excitement, I am able to see different poses and shapes with fresh eyes. I find that the revised take on life is making me a better teacher.

For October, my teaching schedule has a few additions and changes to it.

Qi Gong – 7:45 -8:45pm.
In the heart of Mount Pleasant, Just Yoga is a wonderful studio to practice at. Qi Gong is a beautiful way to end the day. Healing sounds, light meditations, self massage fused with traditional medical qi gong movement is a wonderful way to restore, rejuvanate and refresh.

Students connect with bunnies.
Students connect with bunnies.

Aerial Yoga – 8:30 -9:30pm
Across from the Steam Clock on Water Street, aerial yoga and pole fitness reign at Tantra Fitness. On Tuesday evenings, I am covering Alex’s classes while she is away. Some of the aerial yoga foundations are fused together into a flowing yet strength building practice.

Here is my full teaching schedule:

Animal Therapy and Yoga provide benefits for our body, mind and spirit. Plus raised money for a great cause - Small Animal Rescue Society of BC.
Animal Therapy and Yoga provide benefits for our body, mind and spirit. Plus raised money for a great cause – Small Animal Rescue Society of BC.

Sundays
9:30am Yin, The Yoga Root, North Vancouver
11am Hatha, The Yoga Root, North Vancouver

Mondays
1 – 1:45pm Power Flow Yoga, SFU Harbour Centre
4 – 5:30pm Stretch, The Yoga Practice, West Vancouver
5:45 – 7:15pm Level 1/2 (Power) The Yoga Practice, West Vancouver
7:30 – 8:45pm Gentle (Restorative, Hatha) The Yoga Practice, West Vancouver

Bunnies from Small Animal Rescue Society provided love and affection during our fundraising bunny yoga class on October 4th.
Bunnies from Small Animal Rescue Society provided love and affection during our fundraising bunny yoga class on October 4th.

Tuesdays
All classes (except Aerial Yoga) are held at SFU Recreation, Burnaby Campus.
10:30-11:15am Abs, Buns, Thighs in the Fitness Studio
11:30-12:20 Hatha Yoga in the VIP room
12:30-1:20 Vinyasa in the VIP room
1:30-2:20 Ballet Fit in the Fitness Studio
2:25-3:20 Active Stretch in the Fitness Studio
8:30 – 9:30pm Aerial Yoga – Tantra Fitness Gastown
I think it is the only class I have told students to pet the bunnies if they would like to as they melt into the poses.
I think it is the only class I have told students to pet the bunnies if they would like to as they melt into the poses.

Wednesdays
7:45-8:30 am Active Stretch SFU Vancouver Campus
10am – 10:45am Chair Yoga for Seniors (Private Class)
7:45pm – 8:45pm Medical Qi Gong – Just Yoga

Fridays
11:30-12:20 Splits Workshop SFU Rec – Burnaby (VIP Room)
12:30-1:20 Vinyasa SFU Rec – VIP room
6:45 – 7:40pm Aerial Yoga Foundations, Tantra Fitness, Vancouver

Bunnies enjoyed resting on people's mats.
Bunnies enjoyed resting on people’s mats.

Saturdays
9:15 – 10:45am Power – The Yoga Practice, West Van
11 – 12:30pm Stretch – The Yoga Practice, West Van

I hope to see you in class. If you would like to book qi gong treatments, private classes (for pole, yoga, dance, qi gong, or meditation), please contact me directly.

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Author:

Caroline MacGillivray Sharing information and stories about fashion, beauty, fitness, sexual and relational health, and wellness is something Caroline does through radio, print and television. Caroline, a 5th generation Vancouverite loves to encourage people to grow, play and learn. A speaker, workshop leader, writer, swimmer, dance teacher, yoga teacher, qi gong medical therapist, and community builder, Caroline wears many hats. Best known as the host/producer for Sexy in Vancity Radio and Founder & Executive Director of Beauty Night Society.

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