Nancy Whitticase

Hatha Yoga, Old Guy Yoga. Within this style of yoga, we will be exploring the following topics this winter and spring.

  • Yoga & the 7 Chakras,
  • Yoga for Healthy Aging
  • Meditation

“Yoga allows you to find the Inner Peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life.”

Nancy has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and is certified internationally through Yoga Alliance. Her passion for wellness mentally and physically has lead Nancy to study several branches of Yoga and Eastern philosophy such as Buddhism and the Tao. She has studied Hatha Yoga, Kundalini yoga, Vinyasa Flow yoga and the therapeutic benefits of yoga postures and meditation. Nancy joy is to share the gift of yoga through classes through Namaste School of Yoga where she instructs others to become yoga teachers (see Namaste School of Yoga).

Nancy believes in honouring this Ancient Practice by teaching all aspects. Her classes explore the eight limbs of yoga, philosophy, breath, meditation, and yoga posture. She brings a sense of lightness and fun to class. Nancy is dedicated to helping others live mentally, physically and spiritually fulfilled lives and keeping yoga in salmon arm alive and well.  Continuing her knowledge of the practice by going to many retreats and teaching is essential for her practice. Blessed by many great teachers and has attended workshops with Rodney Yee, Seane Corn, Dharma Mittra, Karuna & Paul Erickson and lectures with Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Thich Nhat Hanh, and the Dalai Lama. She is very passionate about meditation and has participated in 10 days silent Vipassana, Buddhist meditation retreats and Meditation retreats the Dalai Lama, Wayne Dyer, and Deepak Chopra

Spring 11 week Session

Hatha Yoga /  Yoga and the 7 Chakras are Available in the following classes

Monday 7:00-8:30 pm

Tuesday 10:30-noon

Tuesday 5:15 – 6:30 pm (Gentle Yoga)

Wednesday 5:00-6:30 pm

Thursday 7:00-8:30 pm

Classes are designed for all levels (beginners are welcome)

Hatha yoga Hatha Yoga is what most Westerners call “YOGA.” It is the most widely practiced form of yoga in the western world. It is best known as a series of body postures (asana) that promote mental, physical and spiritual health. Hatha yoga keeps us healthily on the outside with the body by keeping it flexible, strong, aligned and free from toxins…… and on the inside, with proper flow of energy and a sense of inner well-being, it gives us the tools to cope with all the mental chatter… It also promotes a greater sense of self-awareness by connecting to and listening to what our bodies are trying to tell us…All classes touch on yoga postures, breathing, yoga philosophy, meditation with the goal of restoring health and balance to the mind, body, and spirit.

About our spring topic Yoga and the & Chakras.

The seven chakras explained

Practicing yoga enhance not only your physical body and wellness but also purifies your energetic body. It does so by unblocking energy pathways so that life-force can flow freely affecting our health and wellbeing.

The chakra system is a seven levelled philosophical model of the universe. It is a center that receives, assimilates and expresses life force energy. The word chakra translates as “wheel or disk” and refers to a spinning sphere. There are seven main chakras stacked in a column of energy that spans from the base of the spine to the top of the heard. This chakra system is a bridge between polarities, heaven/earth, inner/outer, above/ below, matter/consciousness. Chakra one is our center of stability and basic needs, located near the base of the spine, element-earth, colour-red. Chakra two is our center of creativity and sexuality, located in the pelvic area, element-water, colour-orange. Chakra three is our center of power, located in the navel area, element-fire, colour-yellow. Chakra four it the center of love it is situated in the heart area, element-air, colour-green. Chakra five is our center of expression, located in the throat area, element-ether, colour-blue.  The last two chakras connect us beyond this earthly realm, chakra six is our center of intuition, located at the eyebrow center point (third eye), light-element, colour-indigo. Chakra seven is the center of our spiritual connection it is situated at the crown of the head, cosmic energy-element, colour-violet/white. For optimum health harness the power of the chakras through yoga practice, chakra meditations, essential oils, crystals, affirmations, and colour vibration.

 About the Yoga for Healthy Ageing Winter 14-week session. A few more weeks to go with Yoga for Healthy Ageing series

Everyone ages, not everyone ages well!

Healthy ageing starts the moment we are born and becomes even more important the older we become.  Ageing is the process of systems deterioration over time. There does not seem to be one single cause of ageing, but multiple contributors such has genes, inflammation, stress adaptation, metabolism, molecular damage, stem cell regeneration, proteostasis, and epigenetics.

Yoga is one of the leading practices that can help us age well by working with the many levels of self. A cornerstone to ageing well is movement and agility which is made up of three key elements:  flexibility, strength, and balance. Yoga postures help to maintain and increase the flexibility of muscles, the range of motion of joints and the elasticity of fascia. Yoga postures build strong bones, a firm core, lower and upper body strength which give the body stability for movement. Strength, flexibility, and balancing provide the body with the ability to move freely thus increasing metabolism and reducing inflammation. Yoga practice also aids in removing impurities in the body stimulating cell regeneration and rebirth of healthy new tissue. Keeping your body moving and doing what you love helps create emotional, social and mental wellbeing. Deep breathing techniques and the practice of meditation and mindfulness helps reduce stress and builds a healthier more focused brain. In return, this quiets the mind and facilitate better sleep and rest.

Ageing with spiritual grace can turn fear into purpose and endings into new beginnings by connecting to one’s higher self.  What you think about ageing directly affect how you age, so keeping moving and cultivate a positive attitude to enjoy the journey,  no matter what chapter of your life you are on.

Gentle Yoga  Tuesday 5:15- 6:30 pm  Gentle Yoga is a class structured around rejuvenating and healing the body. Yoga props such as blocks, straps, bolsters, and chairs may be used to allow the body to open in each posture fully comfortably. The class is held at a slower pace and focuses on awakening the mind, body, and spirit.

Old Guy Yoga

Ongoing classes every

Monday 4:00-5:00 pm

Thursday 4:00-5:00 pm

A fun and safe place for guys to learn and practice yoga…you don’t have to be “old.”

To join in just a guy who wants to learn yoga without the pressure of a regular class. This class is held at a slower pace, and yoga props are used to assist the body to open comfortably and safely in the postures.

“Happiness is an inside job.”

Meditation Classes

Tuesday 7:00-8:00 pm

6 Week Spring session Strats April 16th- Free introduction to Meditation Tuesday, April 9th 7 pm

Invite deep peace – Invite Inner Wisdom

Connect to self, Return to your center.

This class explores many meditation techniques from the breath, mindfulness, mantra, walking, forgiveness, loving-kindness, and guided meditations. It helps you bring this practice into your life to reduce stress, tension, and anxiety. The method also helps to quiet your mind, mental control and increase concentration. This is the path to self-realization and inner peace. No previous meditation experience needed.

Phone/Text Nancy at +1 250 832-3647 to confirm classes or email at

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