About Me

Marsha Ellis

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” - Vincent Van Gogh

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Marsha Ellis

Registered Yoga Teacher

Marsha is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS). Marsha completed her teacher training with Hot Yoga Wellness in 2011, and has been practicing yoga since 2008. Marsha also completed additional training with the Toronto Yoga Conference in 2017 Pre-Natal and Post Natal Training with Ester Myers Yoga studio’s teacher Monica Voss and a Chair Yoga training with Tracey Eccleston of Ageless Arts & Yoga School. Marsha farms with her husband David Good on a dairy farm with their two sons, Ross & Theodore.

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Slowly replacing negative thoughts
with beautiful colors and positive energy.

Offerings

Schedule

To see the latest schedule and items for sale please visit my Facebook page and check for upcoming events!






Locations


  • Masonic Lodge
  • Grand Valley Public Library
  • Grand Valley Community Centre
  • Goodig Farm

Payment Methods


  • Cheque*, Cash, E-transfer**

    *NSF fee of $45 will apply to unfulfilled cheques
    **E-transfers must be received 1 day prior to the start of class or class series


Pricing


  • Drop In Price: $15 (Cash only)
    *(Occasionally 8 week sessions will be closed to drop ins or full. For safety reasons, we will not always offer drop in class options. If you plan to drop in to a class, please contact to avoid disappointment!)

  • Beginners Foundation Series:
    $50- 4 week class pass

  • 8 week class session: $100

  • Private Yoga Sessions:
    Initial $85, with consultation and goal setting
    $65 single class purchase
    $220 for 4 private class pass

Products for Sale


  • Yoga Essentials Package: Halfmoon Yoga Essential Studio Mat (4mm) & Yoga Strap - $50

  • Yoga Essentials Package for happy joints: Halfmoon Yoga Dual Sided Mat (6mm) & Yoga strap - $65

  • Yoga Essentials Love My Mat:
    Package 1- Essential Studio Mat (4mm), Love my mat yoga strap ($24), & Love my mat carry bag ($55)- $114
    Package 2- Essential Studio Mat (4mm), Love my mat yoga strap ($24), Love my mat carry bag ($55), Love my Mat cleaner spray ($18)- $132

  • Yoga Mats, Yoga blocks, lavender eye pillows, yoga mat cleaner spray, straps, yoga mat bags, bolsters, meditation cushions, essential oils for yoga, incense, candles & more!
    Check out my Facebook Page Shop for prints, colours, varieties, brands & sales and the latest yoga products that we are offering! And feel free to inquire about other yoga products you are looking for—We might be able to point you in the right direction even if we don't have it available. We want you to have a happy practice!

Class Styles

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Beginners Foundation Yoga Series:


This series of classes is designed with those new to yoga and what to try yoga for the first time or for those who have maybe tried yoga but would like to refresh on yoga basics! These classes are to introduce you to some basic yoga asanas (yoga poses), concepts, and pranayama (breathing). In this series we will go over: Week 1- Sun salutations, Week 2- Standing Postures, Week 3- Seated Postures, Week 4- Foundation Flow. I will recommend starting off with a Beginners Foundation Yoga series for all my new students. We will also discuss your yoga goals and expectations, as well as safety, attire and what you need to get started! Also, there will be a yoga essentials pack also available for purchase for your convenience!


A Yoga Essentials Pack will include: Yoga Mat, Mat Cleaner, 2 Yoga blocks, Yoga strap (optional yoga mat bag, mat bag straps, yoga socks also available for purchase)


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Gentle Hatha Yoga:


Yoga is a dynamic practice. A combination of philosophy, pranayama (breathing exercises),and asanas (physical postures). Typically, at Grand Valley Hatha Yoga we have 6-8 week series of gentle hatha yoga. Maya Angelou states “All great achievements require time.” It’s important to make a commitment to practice yoga and take time to gradually learn the physical postures, never forcing or pushing our bodies into an asana, but allowing our body to be as it is in each pose and then gradually seeing the progress. Over these 6-8 series, we work on building bodily awareness, connecting our body to our mind, working on balance, strength, flexibility. Each class will involve a guided relaxation and a positive gratitude/mindfulness exercise and a hot tea!

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Prenatal Yoga:


At Grand Valley Hatha Yoga our prenatal yoga classes use yoga asanas (physical postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), and meditation (guided relaxation) to help ease discomforts in pregnancy.


The classes create strength, focus, flexibility, balance, stamina, a sense of calm and well being and breath awareness through a gentle practice designed especially for the pregnant woman’s needs. Prenatal yoga also offers women a chance to build a community of moms to share in the experience of being pregnant, in an empowering and non-judgemental environment.

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Parent & Baby Yoga:


Parent and baby yoga classes is a dynamic yoga program for mothers, fathers, caregivers and their babies. The classes will combine singing, asanas (yoga poses), and connecting with baby. These classes are designed to help new parents get back into shape without giving up time with their new baby and designed to be a chance to experience a supportive environment of other parents. It is designed with babies 6 weeks to 12 months in mind.


These classes are designed to be flexible to accommodate the students and their babies’ needs! It is a supportive environment where you can welcome to nurse, feed, and change your babies as needed. Some yoga poses will incorporate holding the babies, while other poses will be focused more on the parent and other poses will involve singing and gently massaging baby.


In the parent and baby yoga classes, there will also be some soft and stimulating baby toys available and blankets laid out in the middle if babies would like to sit and play and interact with other babies.



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Yin Yoga:


Yin yoga is often called a quiet practice. Yin yoga is a slow paced style of yoga with asanas (yoga postures) that are held for longer periods of time. For beginners, it may range from 30 seconds to 2 minutes; more advanced practioners may stay for about 5 minutes or more. Yin yoga targets the connective tissues, such as ligaments, bones and joints if the body. Some call it the yoga of the joints instead of the muscles.


Yin yoga is suitable for almost all levels of students and it is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize strengthening, lengthening, and contracting, our muscles, creating internal heat. On the contrary, yin yoga is a cooling practice that is perfect for the summer when the weather is warm or for practicing in a slightly heated room. Yin yoga is a soothing, cooling practice that is meant to release tension and activate the parasympathetic nervous system. One of the most challenging aspects of a yin yoga class is allowing your mind to settle.



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Chair Yoga:


Chair yoga is the gentlest form of yoga available that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using the chair for support. The class is meant to accommodate a variety of special needs including but not limited to: arthritis, MS, osteoporosis and limited mobility and movement. In this class you will learn many yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation. Students will work to increase strength, balance and flexibility.

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Kids Yoga (Ages 3-7):


Kids yoga classes will combine animal poses, songs and guided breathing and relaxations. Classes will allow kids to be themselves, and use their imaginations to explore yoga (animal) poses and yoga games. Many of the poses imitate movements such as: dog, lion cat, snake even donkey! They also represent the environment such as mountains and trees. Practicing yoga can give children regular exercise as well as encouraging bodily awareness. Students in the class will also learn pranayama (breathing techniques) and relaxations. Through the yoga classes students will learn to manage stress through breathing, bodily awareness and healthy movement. In Grand Valley Hatha Yoga, the students will also benefit from being in a part of a non-competitive atmosphere that will build confidence, a sense of belonging and positive body image.



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Garden Yoga & Yoga Workshops:


At Grand Valley Hatha Yoga, we like to host a variety of exciting events and workshops based on the interests of our students. Some of these workshops take place at the Goodig farm, which is our family farm, in front of the garden, depending on the weather! Types past and upcoming yoga workshops and theme examples: Yoga Nidra, Full Moon Yoga, Yoga and Indian Head Massage, Yoga for Emotional Stability, Family Yoga, Yoga and Nutrition, and MORE!



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Private Yoga Classes & Special Events:


Private yoga classes (or semi-private classes 2-3 people) are available and may even take place in the comfort of your own home. There are many benefits to having a private class. The private classes would be tailored for you and your yoga goals and would be scheduled to fit your schedule. A private yoga class allows you to focus on specific goal planning, and your personal yoga interests (favourite poses, topics ect!). You would also receive one on one attention that you cannot necessarily have in a group class setting, and one on one adjustment. There is also the added benefit of building up your confidence, as a beginner, before joining a group class.


Group yoga sessions (for 3ppl+) will be assessed on a case by case basis, and will be coordinated directly with an event host.

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Contact Information

Get In Touch

“The body is shaped, disciplined, honoured, and in time, trusted” - Martha Graham


  • marsha.ellis05@gmail.com
  • 519 939 8988

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