Classes and Groups

Kundalini Yoga Thursdays – continues all summer!

Time: 8:00 – 9:15 am

Place: Salt Spring Wellness Centre

120 Hereford Ave., Salt Spring I., BC

Cost: $15 member drop in, $20 non-member drop-in. See pricing here.

Drop in! Lots of space in this class.

Prenatal Yoga 

I will be teaching an irregular schedule at my home studio for July and August 2019. Space is limited.

Please contact me to find out if there is space for you to drop in: 2506534867.


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Prenatal Childbirth Preparation Workshop

Next workshops:

Currently we are finishing a summer workshop. August 8th and 15th are the final classes.

The next workshop will be two weekend days in late September – or early October 2019.

Please contact me to provide input to dates and times.

Contact: 6534867 or shannoncowanyoga(at)gmail(dot)com

Where: TBD depends on class size.

Cost: $120 per birth team 

Evidence-based learning with Lamaze Certified Instructor, Shannon Cowan.

Intended Learning Outcomes of the workshop:

  • to recognize and respond proactively to the stages of labour
  • to understand anatomy of labour and birth and potential medical interventions
  • know how to promote healthy birth outcomes under a variety of potential birth scenarios
  • to understand and develop coping skills to manage sensations (positions, comfort measures and different applications)
  • to encourage and to support verbally, physically and emotionally in different stages (for partners)
  • to recognize newborn healthy appearance and cues, apply basic infant care strategies
  • to make informed decisions, and to communicate needs and questions in medical environments
  • to understand and apply a ‘whole person’ mental-emotional preparedness approach to pregnancy, birth and family life
  • to understand and use evidence-based physical, physiological, and nutritional tools for the childbearing year
  • to understand stages of breastfeeding with newborns, recognize and differentiate breastfeeding challenges and learn to apply tools to overcome them

Who should take this workshop?

This is recommended for first time parents, for those who have not attended any births before, and for those who had a traumatic previous birth experience. It will also train people in developing knowledge, skill and comfort in the role of supporting another person in birth, and throughout the childbearing year.



Prenatal Preparation Private Class Option – $150.00 

Taught privately in my studio, or your home  – this is a 3 to 4 hour custom-tailored class suited exactly to your needs; may include  yoga and partner labour support practice. This version does not quite follow the 12-hour Lamaze-approved course guidelines, but is a pared down version focussing on stages of labour, comfort measures, informed decision-making, and labour support skills.

Please call to express interest in workshop dates, or to arrange a private session.

Thank you.


Private Yoga Instruction / Prenatal Yoga Instruction – 

Private yoga classes are custom-designed sessions. They begin with a brief interview to discuss your needs and preferences.  This is a powerful way to experience Kundalini Yoga tools selected to address issues in your mind, body, spirit and life. I have more than 20 years experience as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher, as taught by Yogi Bhajan. I have ten years experience teaching prenatal yoga.

$100.00 per session, includes follow-up phone and email support.


Kundalini Yoga Salt Spring Island Retreat – date tbd 

Please contact Shannon for more information.


Parent and Child Yoga – I am too full to offer this class at the moment!

There is a family yoga class at Salt Spring Island Wellness Centre on Sundays at 2pm. You have to sign up using Mindbody for this class – there is a waitlist.




photo by Karen Love



PRICING FOR YOGA Please consider that certification, insurance and continuing education are part of my yoga teaching, doula services and certified childbirth education practice and get included in my private and semi-private pricing. Classes at Salt Spring Wellness Centre follow studio pricing.


7 Responses to Classes and Groups

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  2. Robyn Oakes says:

    Hi there Shannon!

    My husband and I have recently moved to Salt Spring and are pregnant with our first child! We are interested in your prenatal/prenatal yoga classes that will be coming up soon! Could we get on a mailing list or be informed in someway, when you have determined the dates and details?

    Thank you so much for your time!
    Robyn Oakes

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  4. Hannah Spray says:

    Hi Shannon! I’m very interested to know if you would be interested in a post-natal yoga class with babes in tow, if I could get together a small group?


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  6. Bona says:

    Hi Shannon,
    I’m also interested in the prenatal yoga class. I’m 7 months pregnant and would love to take a class. Could I get on the mailing list as well?
    Thanks in advance!

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