OCAD yoga

Winter 2019

Weekly one-hour sessions allow students, faculty, staff and alumni the opportunity to turn inwards to reduce stress and tension from the inside out. Beginners welcome. Classes are coed and mixed level.

Yoga this winter term continues with Kundalini, the same style as the last few fall/winter terms. Kundalini Yoga is the  is the yoga of awareness. Consisting of collaboration of mantra-chanting, breathing techniques, postures, eye-focuses and body locks, this style of yoga is the honing of the holistic self- mentally, physically, spiritually and subconsciously. The practice of Kundalini yoga is the balancing of our spiritual and mental polarities, and the strengthening of our glandular and nervous system and the nourishing of our breath, blood and heart. Through movement and meditation, we will work with deepening our sense of self through mind, body and soul.

Drop-in / Pay-as-you-go

Winter term drop-in/pay-as-you-go will be offered as follows:

Mondays (10:00 AM to 11:00 AM)
January 21, 28; February 4, 11, 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1
There will be NO Monday yoga February 18 (Study Week)

Wednesdays (10:00 AM to 11:00 AM)
January 23, 30; February 6, 13, 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3
There will be NO Wednesday yoga February 20 (Study Week)

Drop-in / pay-as-you-go participants are asked to arrive in time to pay 
($5 cash only /exact change) the instructor and sign a participation waiver BEFORE the class begins. 

Classes will be conducted in Room 258, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street (MCA). 
Bring your own yoga mat or towel.

Pre-registration

Yoga will be offered this winter 2019 with weekly 60-minute classes*, per the following schedule:

Mondays

TEN classes as follows:
January 21, 28; February 4, 11, 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 2019

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

There will be NO Monday yoga February 18, 2019

Wednesdays

TEN classes as follows:
January 23, 30; February 6, 13, 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3, 2019

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

There will be NO Wednesday yoga February 20, 2019

* Schedule subject to change/addition/revision

Classes will be conducted in Room 258, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street (MCA). Bring your own yoga mat. Classes are limited to maximum 20 participants and require a minimum of five pre-registered yoga students to run. 

Program fees for students, faculty/staff and alumni

Monday Yoga (10): $50 (only $5 per class)
Wednesday Yoga (10): $50 (only $5 per class)

Participation

Complete this online participation form and waiver 

Yoga fees are non-refundable once classes begin.
Monday/Wednesday yoga schedules are not interchangeable.

Payment

Pay fees at the Cashier:
Level 7, 230 Richmond St. West

Peak Season Hours: (September and January):
Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bring/send your receipt to Campus Life: 
Level 5, 230 Richmond St. West (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) OR scan/photograph your receipt and email it as proof of payment.

NOTE: You will not be on the Instructor's list and may not NOT participate until your receipt is submitted/received by Campus Life

Deadline 

Sign up (AND submit receipt of payment) by
4:00 p.m., the business day BEFORE your chosen program begins (Monday Yoga: Friday, January 18, 2019 / Wednesday Yoga: Tuesday, January 22, 2019).

Meet your instructor

Renelyn Quinicot

Renelyn Quinicot is a Filipinx-Canadian artist, and wellness practitioner. She is a certified teacher in Kundalini Yoga, and is currently completing a certificate in the Misfits Method of Fusion-Pilates. Renelyn is adamant on creating more spaces to honour a vulnerability to self, our bodies, and one another. Renelyn is passionate about holding space to communally deepen a sense of holistic self-knowledge. She is currently completing her BFA in the Criticism & Curatorial program at OCAD U.

10 reasons to do yoga

  • Yoga relieves stress
  • Yoga improves brain function
  • Yoga increases creativity
  • Yoga energizes the body and mind
  • Yoga promotes restful sleep
  • Yoga improves flexibility and muscle tone
  • Yoga increases lung capacity and deep breathing
  • Yoga helps with weight loss and weight management
  • Yoga is fun!

What to wear/bring

Wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Please bring a yoga mat and water.

Contact

Campus Life

Level 5, 230 Richmond St. West