community wellness at the j
Though the MNjcc is forced to close its physical building due to COVID-19, we wanted to sustain our important role as a community centre and gathering space, providing various connections and supports, recreation and wellness opportunities to our valued community members.
For help with registration, please contact or call at (416) 924-6211 x 0.
Missed a class? Videos will be uploaded (at the bottom of this page)?
These are our offerings to you.
FREE LIVE DROP-IN CLASSES
NOTE: You do not require any equipment for any of these classes.
Levels of Intensity:
(1) All activities are done in a sitting position
(2) Gentle and slow pace, easy to follow, ideal for all level including beginners
(3) Easy to follow full-body movements with some floor exercises
(4-5) Medium to high-intensity exercises
Awakening Joy with Mindfulness (1) with Jooli Park
Awakening Joy with Mindfulness series will not only help you through these challenging times but will give you the energy and aliveness to awaken all the goodness inside you and in those around you. Mindfulness is not outside of you. It is something you already know and you just have to learn how to pay attention to it. Each class will provide a guided mindfulness meditation, interactive group exercise, and a short lecture on the science and concept of mindfulness. This program is open to all and you do not require any experience to participate in this program.
Give yourself the gift of wellness by taking a mindful pause, experience moments of clarity, calmness and learn to manage emotional ups and downs more skillfully. You can become resilient.
Dynamic Stretch and Strengthening (2,3) with Jeff Cheong
If you have not been exercising for a while but you are ready to move and sweat a little without pushing yourself too much, this is the class for you. In this class, we provide 15 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity aerobic exercises and 20 minutes of resistance exercises, followed by 10 minutes of stretching and cool-down.
Yoga for All (1,2) with Karmit Ifrah
This yoga class is specifically designed to serve all levels and modifications will be provided if necessary. In each class, the basic, foundational yoga postures will be practised to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in your body. Brief breathing techniques and meditation will be integrated.
Mindful Movement (2) with David Leopold
This class will provide low impact movements using a combination of Tai Chi and Qigong techniques. Each class will offer balance, coordination and breathing exercises to help strengthen your immune system by stimulating your parasympathetic nervous system.
LIVE WELLNESS INTENSIVES
4-week Loving-Kindness & Self-Compassion (Women-Only)
This program is open to anyone with an interest in taking better care of themselves. Every class will incorporate the practices of loving-kindness and mindfulness for emotional regulation, self-compassion and self-kindness. The tools and techniques offered are practical, accessible and translatable to many of life’s circumstances and environments.
Class #1 - Being kind to yourself
Class #2 - Listening to your body
Class #3 - Bringing in difficult emotions
Class #4 – Pathway to self-compassion
Experience level: All levels • Tools & Materials: Comfortable seat, pen and paper