OCAD yoga

Fall 2019

Take time out of time to come home to self. A weekly one-hour session will allow you to turn inwards to reduce stress and tension from the inside out. Beginners welcome. Classes are coed and mixed level, offering students, faculty, staff and alumni the opportunity to get fit, de-stress, and stay healthy:

Kundalini Yoga:

Kundalini Yoga is the  is the yoga of awareness. Each class consists of a breathing technique-based meditation, a series of repetitive movements as dynamic meditation, and ends in deep relaxation followed by a mantra meditation to end. 

With an extra attention to hand postures, eye-focuses and body locks, the practice of Kundalini yoga strengthens our glandular and nervous system, while working to nourish our breath, blood and heart. Through movement and meditation, we will work with deepening our sense of self through mind, body and soul.

Suggested dress code: loose clothing. Anything you can sit and stretch comfortably in. You will not sweat much.

MISFITS Method:

The Misfits Method is a fusion style of mindful movement that weaves together Pilates, Yoga and dance, which Renelyn can incorporate into the yoga session schedule based on interest from the participants.

Classes will range from low- to medium-leveled Pilates styles on the mat that focus on resistance and strengthening the body and mind, to cardio dance parties that dance through explorative stretches, jumping jacks and climbers while paying extra attention to acknowledging the heart. This is a movement practice that challenges the movement world’s obsession with LOOKS and returns us to remembering how to FEEL - from the inside out.

Suggested dress code: clothes you are able to sweat in! We recommend bringing a change of clothes and a small towel for cardio classes. 

Drop-in / Pay-as-you-go

Once program pre-registration concludes, we will determine, based on how many participants sign up in advance—and instructor’s discretion—if and when drop-in yoga will be offered.

Pre-registration

Yoga will be offered this fall 2019 with weekly 60-minute class options*, per the following schedule:

Mondays:

Monday afternoon (10 classes)
September 23; October 7, 21, 28; November 4, 11, 18, 25; December 2**
12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Instructor: Renelyn Quinicot

Wednesdays

Wednesday mornings (10 classes)
September 25; October 2, 9, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20, 27; December 4**
10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Instructor: Renelyn Quinicot

Wednesday afternoons (10 classes)
September 25; October 2, 9, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20, 27; December 4**
12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Instructor: Renelyn Quinicot

* Schedule subject to change
** No Monday yoga October 14, 2019 due to Thanksgiving Holiday.
** No Wednesday yoga October 16, 2019 due to fall Study Week.

Classes will be conducted in Room 258, Level 1, 100 McCaul Street (MCA). 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 the online Participation Form & Waiver 
Yoga fees are non-refundable once classes begin.
Monday/Wednesday or morning/afternoon 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.

Non-peak season hours:
Monday to 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 may NOT participate until your receipt/proof of payment 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.

Meet your instructor

Renelyn Quinicot

Renelyn Quinicot is a queer Filipinx artist, and space holder. She is a certified teacher in Kundalini Yoga, and the Misfits Method - which blends mindful movements in Pilates, Yoga and dance. She is passionate about communally deepening a sense of holistic self-knowledge through movement, meditation and gatherings for storytelling, knowledge exchange and care. Renelyn is adamant on holding spaces to honour vulnerability to self, our bodies, and one another as a means of connection and remembering. She is a graduate of OCADU ‘s Criticism & Curatorial program.

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