Yoga for everyone

- drop-in classes-
-community sessions -
-yoga in the workplace-
-yoga for kids-
-pre & post natal yoga-
- private instruction-

Pictou County, Nova Scotia

Saturday, July 31, 2010


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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Gazebo Yoga: an all-levels outdoor class
Saturdays 9am starting June 5th
in Carmichael Park, New Glasgow
(West side of George St. Bridge)

Bring yoga mat & dress in comfy layers
Breath, postures, guided relaxation
All ages & abilities
$10 drop-in

Cancellations (due to weather/schedule) will
be posted here or contact me if you are unsure.

Salt Springs Yoga: an all-levels class
Thursdays 6pm (June 17th - July 22nd)
at West River Fire Hall, Hwy #4

6-week session: $55 (contact Raina to register)
drop-in: $10

Pre & Postnatal Yoga:
I have recently completed my Pre & Postnatal Certification Training. If you are interested in pre/postnatal yoga, please contact me. I look forward to sharing what I have learned!

If you would like to host a workshop or class at your location this summer please contact me to discuss the endless possibilities.
yoga at the cottage or on the beach,
noon-hour yoga in the workplace,
family gathering,
wedding party,
yoga with kids...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Girls' Camp

Art & Yoga in Nature
for girls ages 9-12

Instructor: Raina McDonald
Dates: Mon July 26th - Fri July 30th, 9am - 12pm
Location: 3228 Hwy#4, Saltsprings
Cost (including art materials & hst):
early registration $125 before July 1st
$150 after July 1st

For more information or to register contact
Raina: 754-1768,
Space is limited to 10 girls with a minimum of 5 - please register early!

Art making, nature exploring & yoga will be woven together in an experience of creativity & healthy living. This week will encourage girls to relate to themselves, others and nature in a positive & grounded way. We will playfully investigate yoga, the surrounding nature trails and an array of art projects. The experience will conclude with an art exhibit of the girls' creations.

Raina McDonald is an artist & yoga teacher living in Pictou County. She has a degree in Fine Arts from NSCAD & has exhibited in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Raina's passion for art is strongly connected to her passion for yoga. She sees yoga as a path of awareness that can lead to a rich, abundant life. As a Certified Yoga Instructor, Raina teaches classes and workshops throughout Pictou County (visit

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April Greetings to all! Our spring yoga (schedule listed below) is under full swing. If you haven't registered, feel free to join us on a drop-in basis ($10). For those thinking forward to the summer, stay tuned for gazebo yoga! I plan to start the Saturday morning outdoor class in Carmichael Park at the beginning of June.
I look forward to connecting on the mat and in the community.
Live your joy this Spring!

A blissful time exploring yoga in Sayulita, Mexico.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Yoga in March & Beyond

Happy March to you all!

As another session draws to a close I'd like to extend gratitude to those of you who have made it out to the fire halls, community centres, dance studios, school gyms and living rooms of Pictou County to experience yoga this winter. Your presence has contributed to a rich and inspiring January and February!

To those of you who are new to yoga please feel free to contact me with your questions or curiosities. Yoga truly is accessible to all.

Please be in touch if you'd like to register for any of the classes/workshops listed below., 754-1768

Upcoming classes/workshops:

April 11, 18 & 25: A Deeper Exploration of Yoga. 3 Sundays, 9-11am, Ashlei Ballet School ($70 or $30each)
april 11: Twists & Core wringing out & connecting to core strength
april 18: Bandhas an introduction to energy locks
april 25: Breath in Flow weaving together pranayama & asana (breathing & postures)
Some yoga experience recommended.

May 9: Mother's Day yoga, 10am @ Ashlei Ballet School...2 for 1!($10)

Pictou Spring Session:
Mondays 6-7pm, Pictou Elementary
April 12 - May 17 (6 weeks for $50 - register through Pictou Recreation, 485-6057)

Scotsburn Spring Session:

Tuesdays 7- 8:15pm, Gammon Centre (upstairs)
April 13 - May 25 (7 weeks for $65)

Salt Springs Spring Session:
Thursdays 6-7:15pm, West River Fire Station (Hwy #4)
April 8 - May 27 (8 weeks for $75)

Noon Hour Yoga:
Mondays 12:10 - 12:50, Miss Carla's Dance Studio
April 12 - May 17 (6 weeks for $50 - register with Carla, 695-3262)
Special group rates.


to an expansive way of being
(click above for details)
March 16th & 20th - Postponed (later date to be announced)
Looking to move deeper into your yoga practice? Interested in considering your body, your health and your life differently? Naomi Irons ( & I will be collaborating on a two-part program designed to invite participants to explore what it means to awaken the body.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I will be away for the weekend so there will be no classes on Sunday Feb 7th. I'll see you next Sunday for a VALENTINES DAY heart-opening class!!! Bring your partner or friend along for FREE!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Yoga with Raina CDs!

I have recently recorded my first yoga cds!
These gentle sequences were created for those that are familiar with my classes, in response to their interest in developing a home yoga practice (0thers may be able to follow along just as well.)

Special debut price:
30 minute sequence $10 (reg $15)
1 hour sequence $12 (reg $17)

If you are interested in a CD please call or e-mail: 754-1768,