Wednesdays, 11a -12p
January 10 - February 14
Prenatal Yoga uses postures, breathing, and meditation to help ease pregnancy, delivery, and the after effects of birth. The classes create strength, focus, flexibility and awareness through a gentle practice designed especially for the pregnant woman’s needs. Prenatal Yoga classes provide a safe, peaceful and supportive environment for expectant mothers and are a wonderful way to connect with other mothers-to-be.
Yoga helps to alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as heartburn, nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica. The classes are appropriate for both new and experienced students.
Chantal Russell is Co-Founder and Yoga Studio Director at The Well on Bowen. She moved to the island in 2012 and is continually inspired by the nature, beauty and people of Bowen.
Chantal has been practicing yoga for over a decade and has been teaching since 2005. In 2007, she graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Toronto. Since then, she has facilitated nutrition workshops, cleanses, one-on-one consultations, and taught in some of Canada's top yoga studio's in Toronto and Vancouver.
From 2010-12 she apprenticed with internationally celebrated yoga innovator Sianna Sherman, during which time she assisted numerous teacher training programs in San Francisco and Paris, completed in depth studies in pre-natal and yoga therapeutics, and studied with top yoga and meditation scholars including Sally Kempton, Paul Muller-Ortega, Christopher Wallis and Douglas Brooks.
Chantal is a faculty member at The Vancouver School of Healing Arts, oversees the yoga & nutrition program at The Orchard Recovery Center, runs retreats around the world, and has recently authored her first bestselling book, Wildfire Within.
When not teaching or writing, she can be found gardening with her husband and son, reading by the fire, or traveling the world in search of good waves, healing foods and nourishing conversation. To learn more, visit her website here.