Gentle Joe @ Lifestyle Meditation, Edmonton [9 May]

Gentle Joe


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09
May
19:00 - 21:00

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Lifestyle Meditation
10937-120 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R3H3
Join Joe Lomnicki of Powerhouse Yoga for this special pop up Yin class at Lifestyle Meditation.

Joe will lead you through a gentle Yin class, an intimate and passive practice with simple yoga postures held for longer periods of time in a very supportive and comfortable manner, and focus on the breath. Deep tension in the body is released through this restorative practice, which allows for greater rest and healing.

Wednesday, May 9
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Visit our website to register:
lifestylemeditation.com/events/gentle-joe/

About Joe:
To me yoga is not something I do, it’s how I live; it’s not something I teach, but rather what I share.

From my very first yoga class in the fall of 2010 I knew there was something special about it. I often say “it spoke to me like nothing before.” After a lifetime of competitive sports, pounding heavy weights in the gym, and hard living including 16+ years of football (up to and including CFL), injuries were taking a great toll, not only on my physical body, but my mental state as well. With 3 major knee reconstructions, multiple concussions, and spinal fusion, I had no idea what was to come of this new journey of peace and softness.

Like most athletes, my yoga practice was mostly physical in power flows, hot yoga and Ashtanga, but so much more was unfolding around me – a calm and quietness that I had never experienced before. I was changing, and my way of seeing life was shifting … for the better. After a year of solid daily practice, being encouraged to embrace the change with love, one of my teachers said to me: “you have a gift and need to share it, you will build bridges between communities that have never been connected before.” Although I had no idea what he meant at the time, I embarked on something that was to shape my future in the most amazing way. I completed my first yoga teacher training with Empowered Yoga, receiving certification in Rocket Ashtanga, Power, and traditional Hatha in 2012. Wanting to share even more, teaching became a natural fit. Continuing to grow and educate myself, I completed Yin yoga certification in the summer of 2013, while recovering from spinal fusion surgery and working towards my RYT 500 HR with Empowered Yoga.

Yoga and Football are two passions that allow me to give back to the community that supports me. After 30+ years of playing, coaching, and managing at many different levels (from minor football to the CFL), and having worked in business operations with the Edmonton Eskimos, I feel the connection between these two communities. I have instructed yoga to the Eskimos, UofA Golden bears, Jr football clubs, hockey schools, and other various sports – building bridges. I’ve also been a Glow Juice & Lululemon Ambassador, growing yoga, inspiring positive living and nutrition, and creating mind-body awareness.

I am forever grateful for my beautiful and supportive family and friends, and humbled by the amazing teachers and incredible students that have touched my life. Thank you for all your wisdom and guidance, friendship and inspiration.

“Do something that makes your heart sing, be passionate, be inspired, and others will do it with you.” ~ Joe Lomnicki
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