Hatha Yoga

What is Hatha Yoga?

Hatha Yoga refers to a general category of Yoga whereby students practice various asanas (postures) in combination with pranayama (breathing techniques) in order to improve flexibility,  focus the mind and body, and aid relaxation.

Unlike some other branches of yoga, Hatha Yoga is generally characterised by a slower and gentler practice, and is therefore a great introduction for newcomers or beginners. However, teachers will take into account the abilities of each student, and can adapt the intensity of each asana to accommodate intermediate and advanced students as well.

Is Hatha Yoga for me?

Yes! The Wildwood Community Association’s Hatha Yoga classes are open to both members and non-members (see pricing below), as well as all abilities. The class is aimed at adults, but seniors are also welcome!

Hatha Yoga may be particularly beneficial if you sit at a desk all day, work a stressful job, or are recovering from a recent injury or operation (provided that your doctor has given you the go-ahead to restart gentle exercise), as yoga aims to reconnect you with your body and expand your range of movement.

When are classes held?

For the 2021-2022 season, there is a choice of two classes (10 sessions), held in the large hall of the community centre:

  • TUESDAYS 2022 – Sep 13th-Nov 15th (10 classes) @ 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.; Cost $110 with a WCA membership
  • THURSDAYS 2022 – Sep 15th-Nov 17th (10 classes) @ 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.; Cost $110 with a WCA membership

How much does it cost?

The fees for a 10 week term are $110.00 per term. Registration and payment can be completed online

You will need a valid Wildwood Community Association (WCA) membership to register.  WCA memberships are $25 per family and can be purchased online

What should I bring with me?

Students should bring their own yoga mats and a bottle of water. Students may also benefit from bringing bolsters and/or straps to improve comfort and posture during certain asanas.

It is recommended that you wear loose and stretchy clothing, and to dress in layers so that you can stay comfortable throughout the class. You may also want to bring a blanket and a sleepmask for the relaxation at the end of the class.

Meet the Instructors

Leslee Watt (Teaching Tuesdays) 

Born and raised in Winnipeg, where she was the sole proprietor of her own Physiotherapy practice Prana Physiotherapy and Therapeutic Yoga, Leslee also earned a degree in Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Manitoba. 

After receiving her first yoga certification through Moksha (Modo) Yoga in India in 2009, she quickly realized the demand for an intelligent, informed, and accessible therapeutic approach to yoga and, by combining her various backgrounds, founded The Physiologic Therapeutic Yoga Method.

On a mission to redefine what it means to ‘do yoga’, Leslee’s offerings marry the science of physiology with the art of yoga. By acknowledging the roll that stress, mental health, and spirituality play on our physical healing journeys, the Physiologic Yoga approach delivers the best of what both Eastern and Western medicine have to offer.

Truly a teacher at heart, she has worked as a professor at Camosun College in the Department of Massage Therapy and loves to infuse all of her classes with education on the inner workings of health, anatomy, and physiology.

Naomi Keene 

Naomi was born and raised in Victoria, BC. She is the owner of OranjFitness in Airdrie and has been teaching fitness for over 17 years and has a deep passion for sharing her love of group fitness with her communities.  Naomi has a background in education, dance, fitness and nutrition. Over her years of teaching, she has had the honour of teaching 1000s of participants and she has learned that community and accountability can make or break your results. She strives to cultivate an empowering, supportive, and inclusive community everywhere she goes. She takes a stand for a daily routine that incorporates movement, self growth, and passion.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the Yoga program, please email yoga@mywildwood.ca