information on nourish therapetutic yoga

Getting Started

Who can benefit from Nourish Yoga?

These classes are designed for individuals with chronic health conditions, such as myalgic encephalomyelitis, CFS, fibromyalgia, long covid, POTS, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and others. It is also suitable for those experiencing autoimmune-related symptoms and seeking a holistic approach to symptom management for overall wellness.

All classes provide a welcoming and supportive environment where you can build resilience, heal, and promote overall well-being. Regardless of whether you are newly diagnosed or have been managing for years, we're here to help!

Your health & safety is always first!

No one knows your body better than you! You are encouraged to modify movements as needed and rest when necessary.

All movements can be be done from a seated or supine (lying down) position. There should never be force, strain or pushing through. It's about meeting your full self where it's at, and responding with compassion.

I am just your guide, so please remember to check in with your body regularly.

Always check with your health practitioner first.

I am new and not sure how much I can do, where is the best place to start?

Well, you already took the first step by coming here and that says a lot! I encourage you to just show up and watch from a comfy chair or bed. In this practice, less is more. Begin by visualizing the movement and then, if appropriate for your body, engage in movements using half your capacity. Go slow in order to safely establish your baseline, and only then is it advised to increase duration or load. 

Please be sure to discuss this with your medical practitioner prior to beginning a class. 

Setting up your space at home.

Take the time to set up a space for yourself where you will ideally not be disturbed and have enough space.

Comfortable clothing and something to lie on; yoga mat/bed/blanket/rug

Have props and a drink close by.

Display streaming device where you can easily see the screen, and I can see you.

Microphone and sound.

Before class starts, please mute yourself to avoid disruptions and noise feedback. You will find this option when you first log on to Zoom. However, feel free to unmute yourself at anytime if you need to ask a question or require clarification.

Web camera.

If you are comfortable, please keep your web camera on during the online class as this provides me the opportunity to monitor your movements and teach accordingly. This also encourages a safe and more connected community. However, if you prefer to practice off camera that is absolutely fine. Your personal comfort is key!

Please note, all participants are strictly prohibited to personally record or take screen shots.

Registering for a class.

Registration closes 5 minutes prior to each class, so you must purchase your class prior to start time. It is advisable to purchase classes in advance and mark them on your calendar.

Please give yourself plenty of time to log on. I recommend joining 10 minutes prior to each class in case of any technical issues and to allow yourself time to get set up and settled before starting class. You also can log on earlier and will be placed in a 'waiting room'. We aim to start class right on time.

nourish Membership information

Technical Info

Trouble viewing recorded videos?

For the Video Library you need to log into 'Momence' (my streaming software.)

Scroll down page to: top right corner and sign in for Momence. You should then have full access to all the videos in the library.

Still not working? Contact me and I am happy to help!

How do I cancel my monthly membership?

  1. You need to log into 'Momence' (Nourish's membership platform).
  2. On the lefthand side you should see Memberships. Click on 'My Memberships'
  3. Now you will see your subscription. At the far right side of this subscription you will see 3 vertical dots. Click there to 'Cancel auto-renewal'.

Your membership will end and you will no longer be charged.

For more details click here.

Still not working? Contact me and I am happy to help!

Zoom links for classes

You will receive an automated reminder email on the day class with your Zoom link attached. This will also include a list of suggested props for your practice. 

Please be sure to check junk and spam folders for this email from my app Momence. 

Logging into Nourish's platform on Momence is your gateway to accessing all the features. Look for the 'My classes' link on the left side of the screen and click on it to explore class details, find the Zoom link, or cancel your participation.

How to save a favourite class video.

Change/update payment details

  1. You need to log into 'Momence' (Nourish's membership platform).
  2. At the top right corner you will see your name. Click there to 'My account'
  3. Make changes as needed.

Need more help, click here.

General FAQ

I'm not flexible, can I still do yoga?

YES! These classes are not about how flexible your body is, or being able to touch your toes. Instead, we honor what we can do. Movements are small and slow, allowing you to see what your ideal range is, and not overdo. There will be not be any fancy yoga magazine poses here!!

Are there any personal reviews from customers?

Yes, please click here for Testimonials page for genuine comments from students.

I do not have a chronic illness, can I still participate?

Yes, absolutely! Though these classes are modified, they are beneficial for everybody. Some may find they enjoy the slower pace and more holistic approach.

Nourish's time zone and location.

Eastern Standard Time (EST) US and Canada

St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada (near Toronto, Canada).

Since this is virtual, participants can attend anywhere in the world!

What if I can’t afford these offerings?

It is my hope that Nourish can be accessible to everyone. I genuinely empathize with those who may experience financial barriers as a result of chronic illness and disability.

To address this, I'm currently offering a trial of a sliding scale discount. This opportunity is available to those with a low annual income.

Click here for more details.

Have a different question?

I would love to hear from you, please contact me here.