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Zen Breath & Flow


This class is taught by:

Karen Piekarz-Mackisoc

Karen is a Human Service Worker/Yogi/Child Mindfulness Educator who is an empathic and an intuitive person. She enjoys helping people and reaching their full potential, especially through teaching yoga and meditation. She is also experienced with diverse groups of children in the education system and has worked closely with children, with physical and intellectual disabilities. Karen is a Yoga Intructor specializing in Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Children’s Yoga and Meditation.
 
Karen encourages everyone to try yoga and to begin discovering who they really are and challenge their minds to grow & stretch their thinking. A true Yogi at heart! Through meditation, breathing and the willingness to learn you can tap into endless possibilities.
 
Karen has studied at the Transformational Arts College and has taken the Discovering the Total Self Program and has completed her Reiki Masters training. Karen is a certified Yoga Instructor.

Luara Gonzalez

Luara’s Spiritual Journey began while she was studying Psychology at York University. It was only during her third year at York University, that she stumbled upon what the academics were calling “alternative Therapies”. Luara remembered her early encounters with yoga, when she was 15 years old, the calmness of her being and the stillness of the mind that a mere 4-week yoga workshop brought to her. After that realization, she began to have a steady personal practice. After each practice, she would be amazed at how lasting the effects would be not only on the body, but also on the mind. She then began to research more and ended up stumbling upon a universe of information about yoga, meditation and other healing practices. The more she read about yoga and meditation, the more it made sense to her to switch her focus into helping herself and others through these practices, rather than going the academic route. After making up her mind about what to focus on first, given the world of information and possibilities; she was determined to enroll in a Yoga Teacher training. Luara was blessed to have the opportunity to learn from Kent Brun at Karma Teachers Toronto. From this first Yoga Teacher Training she participated in, her beliefs in yoga were reinforced; the doubts in her head about her chosen path were cleared away and, there was only bliss and pride from having followed her heart on this one.
Luara continues to be a student first and a teacher second given that, she learns something new from her students and everyday experiences find their meaning on the mat.
Part of our Wellness Wednesdays series, Zen Breath & Flow is a practice like poetry in movement! The goal is to invoke that euphoric feeling and fill the body and each cell with Prana (life force) through a series of breathing exercises between and during pose transitions. This releases endorphins, detoxifies the body and relieves anxiety by purging out stagnant energy and settling into the parasympathetic nervous system.
 
A revitalizing practice or ALL LEVELS! We introduce poses and breathing techniques in Moderate, Intermediate and Advanced so you can grow with this practice.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Oct 24 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Karen Piekarz-Mackisoc
  • Wed Oct 31 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Luara Gonzalez
  • Wed Nov 07 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Karen Piekarz-Mackisoc
  • Wed Nov 14 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Karen Piekarz-Mackisoc
  • Wed Nov 21 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Karen Piekarz-Mackisoc
  • Wed Nov 28 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Karen Piekarz-Mackisoc
  • Wed Dec 05 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Karen Piekarz-Mackisoc
  • Wed Dec 12 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Karen Piekarz-Mackisoc
  • Wed Dec 19 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Karen Piekarz-Mackisoc
  • Wed Dec 26 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Karen Piekarz-Mackisoc
  • Wed Jan 02 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Karen Piekarz-Mackisoc
  • Wed Jan 09 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Karen Piekarz-Mackisoc
  • Wed Jan 16 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Karen Piekarz-Mackisoc
  • Wed Jan 23 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Karen Piekarz-Mackisoc
  • Wed Jan 30 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Karen Piekarz-Mackisoc
  • Wed Feb 06 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Karen Piekarz-Mackisoc
  • Wed Feb 13 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Karen Piekarz-Mackisoc
  • Wed Feb 20 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Karen Piekarz-Mackisoc