Atlantic Viniyoga Association

Cross Country Skiing and Yoga Retreat by Kate MacKay
February 18, 2009, 10:01 am
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Refresh and nourish your body, mind and spirit with some fun in the snow! Join us on a special retreat designed to invigorate the soul and inspire our love for winter with an afternoon of yoga, cross country skiing and delicious food.

What’s Included:

Guided yoga practice with personalized attention

An invigorating cross country ski in a beautiful location

A healthy, hearty organic meal

What Day and Time:

Saturday February 21st, 2009

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm


O’Dell Park Lodge

How Much:


Retreat Instructors:

Lisa Wilby

Helen Champion

Certified Viniyoga Instructors

To Register:

Contact Lisa Wilby at 460-0985 or via e-mail at

Space is limited so please register.

Classes and food prepared with thoughtfulness and love by Partners in Yoga, Helen and Lisa.


New Classes starting Oct 22 at Gallery 151 by Kate MacKay
October 9, 2008, 9:46 pm
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Lisa Wilby is teaching two new classes for late fall starting Oct 22 until Dec 10. Beginner class starts at 5:30 pm; Advanced Beginner is at 7:00 pm.

Classes are at Gallery 151, 151 Aberdeen St, Fredericton, NB.

For further information, contact Lisa directly at 460-0985 or email at

Fall classes starting by Kate MacKay
September 9, 2008, 4:54 pm
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Well, almost. Helen Champion started teaching this week at Pilates by Garda, 546 Queen St, Fredericton.

Kathryn Downton, Ana dos Santos, Lisa Wilby and Kate MacKay are all starting up next week at the Charlotte St Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte St. For course descriptions and times, check out the AVA website at

There’s still time to register but most courses have a limited enrollment, so if you’re looking to sign up, now would be the time to do it.

Thanks for reading and Namaste,


New for Fall: Stress Relief Classes! by Kathryn Downton
September 4, 2008, 12:02 pm
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Stress is a fact. Work pressures, shift work, family demands & relationships, illness, change,all take their toll on the human body and spirit.

Learn gentle postures, breath & relaxation techniques to calm the mind & release tension.

· Give yourself a relaxing TIME OUT each week

· Take home something you can do for yourself when & where you need it.

Yoga for the Sorely Stressed

Tues 7:15 PM, Charlotte St Arts Centre

Kate MacKay, Certified Viniyoga teacher*


Midweek De-Stressor

Thurs 6:00 PM, Odell Lodge

Kathryn Downton, Master Teacher, Certified Yoga Therapist* also teaching Beginner, Intermediate,Overweight, 50+, Pre & Postnatal


Ready, set, launch by Kate MacKay
August 29, 2008, 8:07 am
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The Atlantic Viniyoga Association is here!!! All the false starts are over. We’re on a roll. Check out the new website — And while we’re on the subject, here’s a big singout for Mila Jones  and NewMediaDrive who designed our website. If you’re looking for a web design group who are an absolute pleasure to work with, start with these folks!

But more about the Atlantic Viniyoga Association — who are we? We’re a loose collection of Viniyoga teachers, currently based in Fredericton but welcoming others from across the Atlantic provinces and New England States.

Right now, it’s a teaching collective. Our purpose is to promote the practice of yoga for people of all ages and stages. This blog will be used by Association members to add their own classes, workshops and items of interest to the broader yoga community.

Current members are: Helen Champion, Ana dos Santos, Kathryn Downton, Kate MacKay and Lisa Wilby.

We welcome your presence in our life,



Welcome by Kate MacKay
August 18, 2008, 12:46 pm
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This is the weblog for the Atlantic Viniyoga Association. The AVA is a teaching co-operative, currently based in Fredericton, NB. Our purpose is to promote the practice of Viniyoga in Atlantic Canada.

There will be more forthcoming in the next few weeks as we finalize our organization and our collective teaching schedules.