Take time to stretch, stabilize and balance. Basic postures are taken to restore and invigorate the body and mind. This class is designed for beginners and those who require foundational work with support.
Sundays 11:45am-1:00pm MDT with Usher Fleising
Teaching yoga is the unexpected third career for Usher. After retiring in 2004 as Professor of Anthropology at the University of Calgary, he moved to Montreal to join his brother’s marketing company. In Montreal, he developed an appetite for Iyengar Yoga because it made him feel healthy, and the philosophy of the Iyengar method resonated with what he had taught at the university about the evolution of human locomotion. Returning to Calgary—and encouraged by family, friends, and his Iyengar teacher, Tim Ruddy—Usher completed his Introductory II Iyengar Yoga certification under the direction of Margot Kitchen (October 2016). His yoga journey includes participating in Yoga and Writing sessions, assisting in yoga classes for Multiple Sclerosis clients, and co-teaching yoga to men in drug and alcohol recovery. Important to Usher’s teaching practice are his 40 years of writing about and researching the evolution of the human body and mind.