yoga

I’m pausing my live yoga offerings this winter (2023) as I deepen into my own practice and gather inspiration for new classes in the spring.  My yoga video library will continue to be available as a monthly membership.  See details below.

YOGA VIDEO LIBRARY:

A selection of yoga videos to support your home practice.  Show up for yourself! Nourish your body, mind and spirit.  

The videos are a combination of recordings from my live online classes as well as other sequences that I’ve recorded.  They range from 12 minutes to 75 minutes with all different themes, so you can choose the best fit for you each time.  There are currently 25+ videos in the library. Videos will be viewed on Vimeo.  

Monthly video membership: $25 (hst included).  Please email raina.mcdonald@gmail.com and I will send you access info once payment by e-transfer is received. Monthly membership begins on the 1st of each month.
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Yoga with Raina at home!  Pre-recorded Audio Sequences to support your home practice:

30 minute sequence & 1 hour sequence – Both are gentle yoga experiences including a warm-up, standing postures, a cool-down and a final relaxation with focus on the breath.  45 minute sequence – This sequence offers a slightly faster pace with some flowing sun salutes. MP3 files are $15 each or $35 for all three. Hard copy CDs are $20 each or $50 for all three plus shipping. Prices include hst. To order, please contact Raina by e-mail: raina.mcdonald@gmail.com.  Payment can be made by e-transfer and you will receive a download link to your audio files.

“I’ve been working with your yoga recordings and they have been such balm to my soul…your innate wisdom and awareness has touched my heart.  Thank you for sharing your voice each morning with me.  I love the recordings!”  – Candice

“I never would have believed that I would be practicing yoga at 9:30 on a work evening, but that’s exactly what I’ve found myself doing these past months.  Raina’s calming voice and gentle sequence have drawn me night after night to finish my day on the mat.  The reminders to breathe and relax have helped me sleep better and are helping me get through a demanding teaching year.” – Susan

I didn’t realize how much I have missed doing yoga with you until I heard the sound and timbre of your voice coming out of the speakers at me.  Always a gentle invitation to let my body fold and unfold and do what it needs to do in whatever pose I’m holding.  What a WONDERFUL way to wake up my body this morning.  THANK YOU!!!”  – Kathryn 

FREE YOGA @ HOME with Raina video here!


With all of my offerings, if you have a strong pull to join but you feel money’s the only obstacle, please be in touch to explore what’s possible with other forms of reciprocity. If you’re not on my e-mail list and would like to be, please send me an e-mail: raina.mcdonald@gmail.com.  You’ll then receive very occasional emails about my future yoga offerings.

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I hold space for people to awaken their innate wisdom and embody their soul.  My yoga is an ever-evolving fusion of LIFE fully expressed through the body, connected to Mother Earth, on and off the mat.  I came to yoga as part of my healing journey following a traumatic car accident twenty years ago.  My personal practice has become a powerful ritual and portal into a more present, meaningful life.  I completed my original teacher training at Moksana Yoga Centre, Victoria BC in 2008 and have gone on to engage further training: pre & post natal & doula certification, continuing education through Therapeutic Approach, Halifax, NS, intensives with Seans Corne and more.  I’ve also engaged programs through WEL-Systems® Institute, bridging ancient wisdom with quantum science.

I offer in-person and online community classes and private sessions as potent invitations for healing and transformation. For more info on private sessions, please contact me.

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People share their experiences:

“In the safe space Raina creates inside class and outside class, I discover at a deeper level that safety resides within. I experience spaciousness for the movement of information that is Me within my body. Her cues are a reminder that only I know what my body needs in  postures and in the pause between postures. Raina’s yoga class becomes the space I create in my own life to listen deeper and to discover more…about myself while connecting with all that is.”   Naomi, Hawaii

“Thanks so much for last night… I love how one goes into class as one person and comes out a better version of one’s self!  It was lovely.”  Susan, Nova Scotia

“Raina is a  qualified and conscientious yoga teacher attuned to all her students. Her gentle instruction benefits the whole body, inspiring movement without striving and instilling well being. She is gifted in teaching yoga — her classes are carefully constructed from beginning to end and always interesting. I highly recommend them to everyone, regardless of previous experience or age.”  

I can’t thank you enough for setting the tone for our day- I kept coming back to that peaceful feeling on the mat all day and I couldn’t help but be in the moment :). You have a wonderful talent and such a lovely calming presence.”  Private yoga experience on morning of wedding. 

“I’ve been lucky enough to experience yoga classes with Raina for the past two years; in fact, they’ve given a whole new dimension to my Monday mornings. Her careful planning and depth of yoga study is evident; each class is uniquely balanced. The benefits extend beyond a more capable body for gardening; at the end of each class “namaste” is followed by a collective sigh of joy.”   Rita, Nova Scotia

“Raina’s class is so very inviting, as the ambiance is gentle, open, graceful and welcoming.  Raina’s desire to offer her students the insight from whence yoga originated and its healing elements makes the class meditative even as we go through the postures together.  This I find most uplighting.  My hope is to continue in Raina’s classes for much time to come.    Namaste.”  

“My yoga with Raina has provided me the time and space to explore the spiritual as well as physical connection—-that mind, body connnectiveness that invigorates and gives peace—something I strive for.  My time in yoga puts me is a different place—-a place where I can explore what is possible.  Thank you, Raina for showing us the path.”

“Thanks so much for gifting us with this space of serenity in a world gone mad.”
 

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