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During the months of July and August, pregnancy yoga classes only will be offered and the full schedule of classes will resume in September. You
can learn more about both the Summer and Autumn session schedules and class registration on our rates and registration page.
Please visit the rates & registration page for complete information concerning class fees and a step by step guide to class registration.
All of the classes at Yogaspace have limited enrollment to ensure personal attention. Weekly classes have an average of 15 people.
These evening yoga classes provide "just you" time to go within, to reconnect and center through movement, breathing, relaxation and stillness.
Clearlight's teaching of the physical practice of postures balances both an emphasis on core stability and safe alignment with the importance of not only liberating deeply held tensions, but of discovering how the practice of yoga can bring a greater sense of wholeness and balance to every aspect of one's life.
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Meet the challenges of pregnancy and prepare for birth with vibrant health, strength, confidence and calm. Classes include prenatal yoga exercises, breathing and relaxation.
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couples workshop: preparing for childbirth
This one-time weekend class provides guidance and support to expectant parents who are preparing for labour and a positive childbirth. (Includes booklet for home practice.)
Couples will learn and practice together:
• breathing techniques for labour and delivery
• birthing positions to facilitate labour and childbirth
• specific ways partners can best support moms in labour and childbirth
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mom & baby yoga
Mom and baby yoga provides an opportunity to regain strength and flexibility, to bond with your baby in an enjoyable activity and to connect with other moms in an informal and lively setting. Open to babies 2 months to 8 months or crawling.
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mom & active baby yoga
An opportunity for mamas and crawling babies to enjoy yoga together. This is a baby-centered class in which moms and active babies explore movement together with music and song.
Open to babies from crawling (~7 months) to 16 months.
parents & toddlers yoga
In this yoga for parents & toddlers class, children and parents practice yoga together, sharing the benefits and enjoyment of yoga as a family activity! Open to toddlers from 20 months to 4 years of age.
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yoga nidra meditation
Participants are guided into the deepest levels of relaxation and meditation while remaining alert and aware. Practiced to deeply relax and eliminate stress; to promote healing and to rediscover a greater sense of wholeness and balance that is naturally ours. Everyone can practice yoga nidra.
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All classes are offered at the Yogaspace Studio located in Centre L'Esprit, a physiotherapy center dedicated to the improvement of health and well being through both traditional and complimentary means. Changing rooms and showers are available for both men and women.
The Yogaspace Studio is a beautiful, bright, modern and clean studio space, with hardwood floors and a wall mirror. Mexican blankets and blocks are provided. Students are encouraged to bring their own mats, however if this is not possible, studio sticky mats are available for use at no additional charge.
Yogaspace is located in the Westmount/NDG district - directly next to metro Vendome, east of Decarie - at 5252 de Maisonneuve West, suite 100. Telephone: (514) 933-8671.
Clearlight Gerald, MA, E-RYT500, founder and director of Yogaspace Studio, is a professional level certified Kripalu and Prenatal Yoga Teacher. Clearlight currently teaches classes and workshops at Yogaspace in Kripalu Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, Childbirth Preparation for Couples and Mom & Baby Yoga.
Clearlight started practicing yoga in 1991, and began teaching in 1999 after she completed her certification as a Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Pregnancy Yoga Teacher. Today, Clearlight is a student of nondual wisdom teachings as taught by her teachers and mentors Richard Miller and Joan Ruvinsky. Clearlight actively pursues her love of yoga in her studies, personal practice, teaching and family life.
During her first years of teaching, Clearlight studied and practiced with many wonderful teachers from around the world, including Donna Farhi, Gary Kraftsow, Anodea Judith, and Krishna Das. It was at this time she gained extensive experience and insight into the practice and application of yogic breathing and asana, physical and energetic anatomy, and the ancient teachings of yoga.
During these formative years she taught at different locations throughout Montreal, including Concordia University, Marianopolis College and the Montreal Athletic Association, and worked part-time as a program assistant at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts. In 2002, Clearlight created Yogaspace Studio in Montreal, where she now teaches exclusively.
In 2004 Clearlight met Richard Miller and Joan Ruvinsky, senior teachers of the pathless path of nondual teachings, both students themselves of Jean Klein. During her first interactions with Richard and Joan she felt that she was "coming home to truth" - and in that moment knew she had found the teachings that she was deeply compelled to follow. Since then, Clearlight has been deeply immersed with Richard and Joan in studies that are dedicated to these teachings.
Clearlight completed the Yoga Nidra (iRest) Teacher Training with Richard Miller in 2009, and is now a mentor for others pursuing their certification as Yoga Nidra teachers at the Integrative Restoration Institute (IRI). (IRI is a non profit organization dedicated to the path of self-inquiry and awakening through the teachings of nondual wisdom.) The teaching of yoga nidra is a beautiful method of self-inquiry and meditation and informs every level of Clearlight's teaching.
Concurrently, Clearlight continues to deepen her focus and skill as a specialist in teaching prenatal yoga and postnatal yoga, a path she chose after feeling profoundly inspired, well before her teacher training, to bring yoga to pregnant and new mothers. As a result of following her heart, she has had the privilege of teaching several thousand expectant and new mothers in her pregnancy yoga, and in her mom and baby yoga classes.
Clearlight brings lived wisdom to her teaching that she has gained both from her personal life as a mother of two daughters and her 12 years of professional experience. The prenatal and postnatal classes emphasize ways to bring yoga and nondual teachings to life, both practically and spiritually, into the role of being a parent.
She continues to offer an inspiring context in which women and couples can connect more deeply to the wisdom, balance, and joyfulness that they bring with them into childbirth and parenthood. (Make sure to read the wonderful birth stories by moms who were in Clearlight's classes.)
Clearlight's dynamic teaching style reflects the passion she has for her personal practice and her love of inquiry. Her teaching of the physical practice of postures balances both an emphasis on core stability techniques and safe alignment with the importance of not only liberating deeply held tensions, but of discovering how the practice of yoga can bring a greater sense of wholeness and balance to every aspect of one's life.
Other aspects of her teaching include yogic breathing, chanting, the sharing of inspiring music and poetry, discussion based on ancient texts and meditation practice (including yoga nidra) - all led with the understanding that yoga is a practice not of acquiring, but of recognizing the wholeness of our True Nature.
Finally, since the question does come up so frequently, it must be shared that Clearlight was named Clearlight at birth by her mom and dad, and that she feels a deep gratitude for this beautiful gift from her parents!
Kate Hudson, BA E-RYT200 is a certified Integrative Yoga Teacher, Prenatal Yoga Teacher and trains other teachers how to teach yoga for kids. Kate currently teaches classes at Yogaspace in Pregnancy Yoga, Mom & Baby Yoga and Yoga for Toddlers and Parents.
Kate has been practicing yoga since 1998, and started teaching in 2001 after completing the Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Program. Three years later she also became certified to teach prenatal yoga.
In her early years of teaching she taught at various locations including the NDG YMCA and different yoga studios in Montreal and the West Island. In 2005 she was founded Ambaa Yoga Studio, and was co-director of Ambaa until 2009 when she decided to dedicate her time towards her yoga teaching and practice.
Kate has studied with many wonderful teachers over the years of her practice, including John Friend, Todd Norian, Rodney Yee, Seane Corne and Donna Farhi, these teachings and experiences widening and deepening her viewpoint of life and her understanding of yoga.
Over her years of practice, Kate has become an experienced teacher of all aspects of yoga including yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, energy anatomy and the underlying philosophies of yoga leading to a greater depth of understanding .
She also has studied extensively at the Institute of Natural Health Consultants which has allowed her to understand the human being in a truly holistic way, seeing beyond the body-mind to an experience of true self and wholeness. This is reflected in her teaching and overall approach.
Kate has been particularly attracted to the teachings of Krishnamurti, Ramesh Balsekar, and other teachers of the non-dual wisdom. These teachings have brought her on a journey of self inquiry and exploration which is reflected in her teaching and in her life both on and off the yoga mat. She is also continuously inspired by her homeopathy teacher and mentor Judyann Macnamara, who embodies these practices and teachings.
She was inspired to teach yoga to children and to moms and babies early on in her career, and over the years has come to the understanding that the children are really teaching her. She is director and principle teacher with Little Lotus Yoga for Kids, who run training programs for Kids Yoga Teachers and workshops and classes for kids of all ages. She continues to learn from children, particularly in how to be fully present in the moment, to approach life from a place of curiosity and exploration and above all to have fun!
Her passion for kids yoga naturally led her to become certified in teaching prenatal yoga in 2004. Over the years Kate has witnessed the benefits of yoga for women during this time in their lives through the practice of yoga, in their abilities to be deeply present and connected to a deeper wisdom within themselves and with their child through the experience of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. She loves to be able to follow her students and their children on their yoga journey through pregnancy, mom and baby yoga and eventually toddlers and children’s yoga.
Kate’s teaching approach is one that helps to bring her students into a place of observation and awareness of the movement of both body and mind in their practice, and into a deeper awareness of themselves. In her teaching of the postures the emphasis is on being fully present in the body and in themselves, bringing them into a state of inquiry, exploration and play, in which the whole organism can become liberated to find its own natural movements.
This practice can help to release tension and stress, and help to empower individuals to connect with their own strength and wisdom. In addition to asana practice, Kate’s teachings also include yogic breathing, chakra awareness, yoga philosophy and sharing and meditation.
Kate recently completed her studies at the Montreal Institute of Classical Homeopathy and is a practicing homeopath and member of the Association des Naturotherapeutes du Quebec.