Posted by: ejohnstonagar | April 3, 2015


In Gratitude for our 2 new studios and our 3 new teachers we would like to offer one week of free yoga classes!

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Posted by: Trudy Prevost | April 4, 2015

The Benefits of Yoga are Many!

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Regular practice of yoga can:

Promote Wellness

Improve energy levels.

Lower heart rate and blood pressure.

Improve blood cholesterol.

Maintain optimal body weight or body fat.

Build and maintain healthy muscles, bones, and joints.

Relieve depression and anxiety.

Enhance feelings of well-being and self esteem.

Improve cardiovascular and/or cardiorespiratory function.

Decrease blood triglycerides.

Improve glucose tolerance and reduce insulin resistance.

Increase muscle, tendon and ligament strength.

Strengthen immune system.

Shrink fat cells.

Stimulate brain activity.

Improve balance.

Relax the mind and body.

Strengthen bones.

Build core strength.

Alleviate insomnia.

Improve flexibility and range of motion.

Manage stress.

Prevent or alleviate headaches.

Prevent or alleviate back challenges.

Improve focus and concentration.

Fight the effects of aging.

Prevent Disease

Lower chances of some cancers including breast, colon and prostrate.

Lessen chances of getting diabetes by 40%.

Prevent and reverse heart disease.

Prevent incontinence.

Prevent obesity.

Treat Disease

Reverse Prostrate Cancer

Reverse Heart Disease

Lower Weight.

Assist with Recovery

Breast Cancer

Back Injuries

Lower health care costs.

Posted by: Trudy Prevost | December 27, 2014

Yoga works as well as aerobic exercise to prevent heart disease

Calibishi Cove 012A new review published in a peer reviewed medial journal has shown that yoga could be as good for the heart as cycling or brisk walking, and easier to tolerate for older people and those with health challenges, according to a new review of existing research.

Researchers focused on yoga’s effects on cardiovascular disease, as well as risk factors including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess abdominal fat and abnormal cholesterol levels that make up a profile – known as metabolic syndrome – that often leads to heart disease and diabetes.

37 randomized, controlled trials were analysed involving 2,768 people – those who did yoga had significant improvements in a range of risk factors. Yoga lowered blood pressure, lowered LDL cholesterol, increased HDL cholesterol; lowered heart rate and other cardiovascular risk factors such as weight loss in increments comparable to those seen with aerobic exercise.

Posted by: Trudy Prevost | December 20, 2014

NEW SCHEDULE Rainbow Yoga Checkhall Studio

Rainbow Yoga Checkhall Studio

All classes cancelled for the week of  Christmas.

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Starting January 6 2015

Eclectic Yoga returns!


8:15 am

Starting February 2015

Eclectic Yoga twice a week!

Tuesdays and Thursdays

 8:15 am

Wear comfortable clothing; bring water and a cloth or towel to lie on.

Turn off your phone and take a mini vacation!

Always, always ensure your yoga teacher knows about any physical or mental challenges as well as recent operations or injuries.

Posted by: Trudy Prevost | December 13, 2014

NEW SCHEDULE Rainbow Yoga Marinor Studio

Rainbow Yoga Marinor Studio Canefield


We are excited to add more classes to our schedule at our new studio at Marinor.

Marinor is located in River Estate; Canefield.

It is close to a lovely river – when the weather gets warmer we can swim in the river and then do yoga or vice versa!

You take the Canefield road you would take to go to Cochrane but you turn right towards River Estate.

We are in the historical shingled building on the Marinor Compound to the right as you turn in the gate. You can park inside or outside the gate.

Starting January 5 2015

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Mondays and Wednesdays

Beginner’s Yoga – 5 to 6:30 pm


Tuesdays and Thursdays

Gentle Beginner’s Yoga – 5 to 6:30 pm

Wear comfortable clothing; bring water and a cloth or towel to lie on.

Turn off your phone and take a mini vacation!

Always, always ensure your yoga teacher knows about any physical or mental challenges as well as recent operations or injuries.

We would like to thank Marinor and Mike Astaphan for their ongoing support of Rainbow Yoga.


Posted by: Trudy Prevost | December 12, 2014

NEW CLASS Rainbow Yoga at Papillotte

Oh Joy Rainbow Yoga is at Papillotte again!

Yoga in Harmony with Nature

Fridays at 5 pm


We will practice on the Waterfall Deck. In case of rain we will move to the Bird Watching Cabana.

Both location immerse you in nature in a wonderful way.


Rainbow Yoga

Weekly Yoga Sessions

Marinor; River Estate; Canefield

Mondays and Wednesdays

5 PM to 6:30 PM

Mondays 5 PM

Beginner’s Yoga with Silk Asara


Wednesdays 5 PM

Beginner’s Yoga with Trudy Prevost

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Mats provided; bring your own water; turn off your cell phone; wear comfortable clothing with out large buttons or zippers



 Starting Saturday September 6!

Provided free by Campus Life for all members of the Ross University Community.

I absolutely love teaching these classes. Come out and find your muscles from within; learn of published studies on yoga; study ways to prevent RSI from working at a desk; stretch your body and release stress.


4:00 – 5:00 pm – Beginners

5:00 – 6:00 pm – Intermediate

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Cardio Vinyasa Flow


9:00 – 10:30 am – Beginners

10:30 – 12 noon – Intermediate

12 – 1:30 pm – Cardio Vinyasa Flow



In case of torrential rain 3rd floor CAC Building


Posted by: Trudy Prevost | September 3, 2013

The Science of Pregnancy Yoga

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I had wonderful births. Birthing was an intense but manageable experience for both children. I used yoga through out my pregnancy as well as after to keep my body fit.

I used yoga techniques during my birth to assist the transitions in my body. When I arrived at the hospital both times I was told you are too calm you are not ready but when they checked I was 10 cm dilated and very ready! :)

I went home directly after for one birth and the next day for the other. I did not experience post partum depression and the recovery process was quick and easy.

One of the reasons I took a 2 year or Masters Degree in Teaching Yoga is I wanted to share the wonderful experiences I had during pregnancy and after. My training included Pregnancy Yoga.

Studies have now backed up my experience

In 2005 researchers who studied 335 women who either took an hour long yoga class or walked an hour each day during their second and third trimesters found that the women who did yoga were half as likely to give birth prematurely (14 versus 29 percent) and had lower emergency C-section rates (23 versus 33 percent) than the walkers. The yoga moms also had lower blood pressure and better fetal growth rates, on average.

In 2012 a study released on Yoga and Depression showed that high-risk women  who underwent 10 weeks of 90-minute sessions of mindfulness yoga found it helped to decrease depressive symptoms, and boost feelings of bonding between the mothers and their babies still in their wombs.



Posted by: Trudy Prevost | September 3, 2013

Challenges during Pregnancy Yoga



Nausea: Many women experience nausea or morning sickness; especially in the first trimester.

What you can do: If your morning sickness is not severe and you feel all right practicing, try not to practice on an empty stomach. Eat a small portion of fruits or vegetables before class. Other good choices that digest quickly: a smoothie, bush tea, coconut jelly or sea moss. Some experience relief with gentle backbends.


Back Pain: Many women will suffer lower back and pelvis pain during pregnancy. Often sciatica, occurs as the sacroiliac joint is compressed from the added weight in the belly. Additionally, the hormone Relaxin can overly relax the back support muscles. These symptoms usually go away by three months after delivery. Taking some simple steps to protect your back while pregnant can significantly decrease symptoms and perhaps even prevent back pain altogether.

What you can do: Practice pelvic, lower back and hamstring releases and gentle core strengthening exercises. If you’ve already had sciatic problems before coming to class, it may not be useful to do stretches for it. Rather, relieve the pain through rotating the joint inwardly using kneeling positions, and/or gently rocking over and massaging the buttocks. Try a heat bag on the pain spot after class.


Tail Bone Pain Seated: Some women experience pain in the tailbone area when seated.

What you can do: Sit on a cushion or rolled up mat. Omit seated position from your practice and check with your doctor if that does not help. Practice Cat Lift and Cat Tilt. Practice Knees to Chest drawing circles with the knees to massage the lower back area.


Hemorrhoids: During the later stages of pregnancy it is best not to sit on heels if prone to hemorrhoids.

What you can do: Eat flaxseeds every day. Eat whole grains and lots of fruits. Place a cushion, rolled up mat or folded towel between the buttocks and the floor.


Heartburn/reflux: can occur with the change in the hormones during pregnancy.

What you can do: Try raising the shoulders or torso to create a slope with head up, or try sitting up doing variations of the postures.


Swelling of hands and feet, or varicose veins can be due to poor fluid redistribution. It can also be caused by allergies.

What you can do: Try resting with feet up on a chair or wall. In the last trimester, keep hips at a wide angle (20-30cm) from the wall. Exercise if at all possible and do lots of hand and foot movements.


Round ligament spasm can occur to the ligament that connects from the corner of the uterus through the groin and pubic area. The ligament spasms, causing a sharp pain like a stitch, usually on the right side.

What you can do: Try bending over at the waist, practice Cat Tilt and Cat Lift standing; sitting; kneeling; hands and knees or cross legged. Practice Knees to Chest.


Mood swings can occur from the hormonal changes, inducing emotional states ranging from elation to depression. Yoga helps balance the endocrine/hormonal system and our body’s reaction to it.

What you can do: Practice yoga regularly; including Breathing Techniques and Relaxation and Mindfulness Techniques. Scientific studies show this can improve mood and ease depression during pregnancy.

These tips are to assist and aid those going through pregnancy; they cannot replace the wisdom of a trained medical professional; always share all experiences with your doctor.

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