We are really excited to be able to offer yoga therapy classes at Propel Physiotherapy beginning Monday, September 26, 2016. Our very own Jennifer Neirinckx, a registered physiotherapist and certified yoga instructor and will be running the Etobicoke yoga classes and 1-on-1 instruction.
At Propel Physiotherapy, we believe that yoga is a valuable adjunct to any physiotherapy program. We also believe yoga is for everyone: people of all ages, physical abilities and fitness levels, when adapted by a knowledgeable teacher.
Yoga postures, breath work and meditative movements have the potential to improve your health and well-being, assist in the healing of your injury, and prevent injury when prescribed by a qualified therapist.
Information on yoga classes and how to participate in these is listed below. Please contact us with any additional questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you in yoga class!
When are classes held?
Group classes are currently held on Mondays at 1 pm and 4:30 pm. Each class is an hour in length. However, we will open up classes in new time slots to meet demands.
Private classes can be scheduled between 2 pm and 4:30 pm on Mondays.
What type of classes are they?
The 1 pm class is a gentler, slower paced yoga. It can be done seated, or if you are able, some parts in standing or on the floor, if that’s comfortable for you.
The 4:30 pm class is for those with more yoga experience, who can stand for longer periods and can get up and down from the floor easily.
If you are unsure which class is right for you, please consult your physiotherapist, who can refer you to the appropriate class. We will try to group people together with similar abilities and mobility. Naturally, within each group class, there will be individuals of varying abilities. Movements will be tailored to individuals by the physiotherapist instructor during each class with verbal and physical cues on how to modify the pose.
Private classes that are one-on-one with the instructor are also offered.
Where will classes be held?
Propel Physiotherapy has a yoga studio at in our new clinic location at 1 Eva Road, suite 107, Toronto, Ontario, just off of Highway 427 in Etobicoke.
How much do classes cost?
The drop in rate is $20/class. You can also purchase packages of 10 sessions for $170.
What should I wear to class?
Wear clothes that you feel comfortable in but are not too loose or baggy. Shorts, athletic pants, and a tee shirt are fine.
It is ideal to do yoga in bare feet, but it can also be done in running shoes, if that’s more comfortable for you.
Do I need to bring my own mat?
If you have a favourite mat you like to use, feel free to bring it. However, we have extra to use.
How do I register?
Talk to your physiotherapist at Propel who can refer you to the appropriate yoga classes. If you are new to Propel, call the clinic at 416-621-2506 to register.
About Jennifer Neirinckx
Jennifer has a real passion for using physiotherapy and yoga to help clients improve their mobility and posture, and increase strength, fitness and vitality. She understands that one general approach cannot meet the specific goals of many clients, and that it is her job to adapt each program to fit exercise in people’s lives in any shape or form. By making exercise fun and bringing variety to it, she believes she can motivate people to reach their goals.
Her ability to relate to clients and see the whole picture, enables Jennifer to develops tailored treatments for individuals wherever they are most comfortable, whether that be at home, in the surrounding community or in the clinic. Nothing is more satisfying to her than helping clients move better, whether that is walking longer with more confidence and less falls; using their arms to accomplish daily tasks or sports; or reducing their overall pain.
Jennifer graduated from the physiotherapy program at University of Western Ontario in 2000. And, over the last 15 years, she has gained valuable experience working in neurological rehabilitation and helping stroke, multiple sclerosis, and acquired brain injury sufferers return to their daily routine.
In 2008, Jennifer went to India to complete yoga teacher training. She amalgamates her knowledge of the body and mobility with eastern and western yoga styles and principles, to help others reap the many benefits of yoga. She can adapt and create a yoga practice to meet anyone’s abilities, mobility restrictions, needs or goals for the practice.