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Blockhouse Yoga and Wellness

A gathering place to help support you in your journey to balance, bliss, and well-being.

566 NS-325, Blockhouse, NS

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Class Schedules

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4:00 PM Gentle/Chair Yoga with Tracy (60 min)
Partly seated in a chair. Emphasis on de-stressing, breathing, and gentle postures. Healing, relaxing, and easy stretches.
6:00 PM All Levels Vinyasa with Tracy (75 min)
Create inner heat as you move with your breath through poses that will improve your balance, strength and flexibility, as well as open and expand your emotional body and heart. Open to all levels.

7:15 AM Flow Yoga (60 min)
An early morning class that is a wonderful way to ease into your day, offering meditative movements and a healing and relaxing sequence of postures, encouraging you to feel your body, center your awareness, and relax fully into the moment. Open to all levels.

10:00 AM Chair Yoga with Alexandra (60 min)
A great class for students who are new to yoga, or unable to participate in a regular yoga class due to injury or mobility limitations. Postures are adapted to sitting in a chair and also using the chair for balance and assistance in standing poses. Emphasis on de-stressing, breathing, and gentle movement to deepen flexibility, increase range of motion and healing mindfulness and relaxation. Open to all levels.

9:30 AM Vinyasa + Yin with Tracy (75 min)
Flow with the breath through strengthening and heating poses in vinyasa, as well as sink into meditative stillness in yin. Finding a balance between movement and stillness in our practice can help us find balance in the rest of our daily life.

6:00 PM Intermediate Flow with Alexandra (75 min)
Beautifully fluid, dance-like motion of postures that include some inversions. This class offers a strengthening sequence of asanas moving gracefully from one pose to the next, encouraging you to feel your body, center your awareness, and relax fully into the moment.

5:30 PM Yin/Yang (Flow) with Alexandra (60 min)
A condensed, one-hour Flow & Yin combo beginning with a graceful sequence of fluid, dance-like Flow postures for strength and balance. Then transitioning into the meditative Yin practice of holding the poses longer connecting breath and awareness to our inner silence while focussing on the low back, hips groin and thighs for restorative benefits. A nice balance of movement and relaxation to wind down from the day. Open to all levels.

9:00 AM Gentle Flow Yoga with Alexandra (75 min)
A wonderful way to ease into your weekend with gentle, meditative movements and healing and relaxing sequence of postures, encouraging you to feel your body, center your awareness, and relax fully into the moment. Open to all levels.

9:30 AM All-levels Vinyasa with Tracy (75 mins)
Create inner heat as you move with your breath through poses that will improve your balance, strength and flexibility, as well as open and expand your emotional body and heart. Open to all levels.

11:00 AM Yin Yoga with Alexandra (60 min)
Yin Yoga helps to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility. A meditative practice to encourage inner silence and interconnectedness between the posture, breath and your awareness. All poses practiced on the floor, working low back, hips, groin, upper thighs. Deeply relaxing, calms the mind and reduces stress. Open to all levels.

Reserve Your Spot

All classes are now offered both in-person and online. For in-person classes, we are adhering strictly to social distancing and maximum attendance guidelines. To help us with this, we have created an online booking system, which you will use after purchasing in-person classes. You’ll get a booking link in your confirmation email after purchase.

There are five types of passes available:

You can also visit the Shop.

To purchase with Interac E-transfer, email your payment to [email protected] or [email protected], specifying which type of pass you’d like to purchase.

Testimonials

A Perfect Class


It was such a perfect class for me, deep and my body was accepting not fighting!! I just floated out the door...” K.C.

Blockhouse Yoga and Wellness Yoga Classes
2021-02-06T15:40:46+00:00
It was such a perfect class for me, deep and my body was accepting not fighting!! I just floated out the door...” K.C.

Gratitude


Just wanted to thank you for a wonderful session. I have been really struggling as we all are at different times during this covid journey. Alex’s classes have been a constant in my life and I am truly grateful for these classes. They centre me and give me peace.

-C.M.
Blockhouse Yoga and Wellness Yoga Classes
2021-04-16T08:21:49+00:00
Just wanted to thank you for a wonderful session. I have been really struggling as we all are at different times during this covid journey. Alex’s classes have been a constant in my life and I am truly grateful for these classes. They centre me and give me peace. -C.M.

A Match Made In Heaven


I have been doing yoga for years and have gone to both Alex's and Tracy's classes in other locations. When they joined forces at Blockhouse yoga it was like a match made in heaven!  I love the location, it is very convenient, and I never have trouble finding parking. I  appreciate the variety of classes, the variety of times the classes are offered, and the booking system is super easy to use. Alex and Tracy have thoughtfully considered COVID Restrictions and offer spaced in person options as well as professional online options. I love both their teaching styles and highly recommend them!!
R.L.

Blockhouse Yoga and Wellness Yoga Classes
2021-02-06T15:39:51+00:00
I have been doing yoga for years and have gone to both Alex's and Tracy's classes in other locations. When they joined forces at Blockhouse yoga it was like a match made in heaven!  I love the location, it is very convenient, and I never have trouble finding parking. I  appreciate the variety of classes, the variety of times the classes are offered, and the booking system is super easy to use. Alex and Tracy have thoughtfully considered COVID Restrictions and offer spaced in person options as well as professional online options. I love both their teaching styles and highly recommend them!! R.L.

True Support


Thank you, Alexandra. Your classes have been a true support through this challenging time, and I am grateful!
Blockhouse Yoga and Wellness Yoga Classes
2021-03-14T18:01:44+00:00
Thank you, Alexandra. Your classes have been a true support through this challenging time, and I am grateful!

Grateful for Grounding


Thank you, thank you, thank you....I would have never believed that Alex’s yoga classes would provide so much grounding in a time of such upheaval! The classes provide a one hour escape and allow me to re-centre my mind and relax my body.
Blockhouse Yoga and Wellness Yoga Classes
2021-02-20T21:46:03+00:00
Thank you, thank you, thank you....I would have never believed that Alex’s yoga classes would provide so much grounding in a time of such upheaval! The classes provide a one hour escape and allow me to re-centre my mind and relax my body.

Sense of Well-Being


Going to Blockhouse Yoga with Tracy and Alex gives you not only a true yoga experience but a full sense of well-being. I appreciate Tracy’s keen sense of adaptation for each of her students as she shows a variety of ways to do a position. She then watches carefully to make sure you are safe in your yoga practice. Tracy also brings a lovely touch of rest and relaxation as her beautiful voice soothes our minds and spirits at the end of each yoga session. Congratulations Tracy and Alex for creating a yoga studio where everyone can feel peace and joy, and at the same time become stronger and healthier. Thank you so very much.
A.G.

Blockhouse Yoga and Wellness Yoga Classes
2021-02-07T13:38:13+00:00
Going to Blockhouse Yoga with Tracy and Alex gives you not only a true yoga experience but a full sense of well-being. I appreciate Tracy’s keen sense of adaptation for each of her students as she shows a variety of ways to do a position. She then watches carefully to make sure you are safe in your yoga practice. Tracy also brings a lovely touch of rest and relaxation as her beautiful voice soothes our minds and spirits at the end of each yoga session. Congratulations Tracy and Alex for creating a yoga studio where everyone can feel peace and joy, and at the same time become stronger and healthier. Thank you so very much. A.G.

Online Option a Great Opportunity


I’m so glad Alex and Tracy offer the live online option!  It is such a great opportunity when life gets busy, you can just slip into a class from the mat on your floor!!
Not just an awesome way to get there in an instant but also the shift of a class happens in the midst of the stress that pulls you away from the balance of taking a class. Nothing better than in person but this is invaluable !!
~ KC
Blockhouse Yoga and Wellness Yoga Classes
2021-03-11T11:50:01+00:00
I’m so glad Alex and Tracy offer the live online option!  It is such a great opportunity when life gets busy, you can just slip into a class from the mat on your floor!! Not just an awesome way to get there in an instant but also the shift of a class happens in the midst of the stress that pulls you away from the balance of taking a class. Nothing better than in person but this is invaluable !! ~ KC

Interesting and Challenging


Thanks Alex for a great class. I think you are a really good instructor. Your classes are well planned and you add new positions and variations to old ones that keep the class interesting and challenging. I have never felt that you “phoned” in your class.
Thank you.

K.C.
Blockhouse Yoga and Wellness Yoga Classes
2021-02-09T21:05:18+00:00
Thanks Alex for a great class. I think you are a really good instructor. Your classes are well planned and you add new positions and variations to old ones that keep the class interesting and challenging. I have never felt that you “phoned” in your class. Thank you. K.C.

Great Results


I was so happy to be able to do yoga online with Alex over the last year due to covid. I live in Ontario and have been able to keep up with my practice and I’m so happy to feel the great results from my classes with her. My favourite class is the chair yoga, but I’ve also have great results with the Thursday class too. Both offer a deep stretch and relaxation. At any rate, I would definitely recommend all the classes at Blockhouse Yoga!
~SN
Blockhouse Yoga and Wellness Yoga Classes
2021-02-20T12:04:48+00:00
I was so happy to be able to do yoga online with Alex over the last year due to covid. I live in Ontario and have been able to keep up with my practice and I’m so happy to feel the great results from my classes with her. My favourite class is the chair yoga, but I’ve also have great results with the Thursday class too. Both offer a deep stretch and relaxation. At any rate, I would definitely recommend all the classes at Blockhouse Yoga! ~SN

Amazing Mentor


After taking my yoga 200 hours training about five years ago, I met Tracy and joined her yoga class. I’ve not looked back since joining and continue to follow her practise. She has helped me to find strength during difficult times and has been an amazing mentor all through the sharing and teaching of yoga! Thank you Tracy ! 💚
Blockhouse Yoga and Wellness Yoga Classes
2021-02-23T13:41:10+00:00
After taking my yoga 200 hours training about five years ago, I met Tracy and joined her yoga class. I’ve not looked back since joining and continue to follow her practise. She has helped me to find strength during difficult times and has been an amazing mentor all through the sharing and teaching of yoga! Thank you Tracy ! 💚

Very Therapeutic


I have been attending Tracy's gentle yoga classes for several years, first at the LCLC, and then at the former Salt Spa in Bridgewater. I am now happy to be joining her at her new studio in Blockhouse. As a senior it is a very important part of my week, helping with physical, mental and spiritual health. I have added the second session .. restorative yoga, to my weekly routine, and find it very therapeutic ... it's the best way to renew body , mind and soul at the end of the week!
Blockhouse Yoga and Wellness Yoga Classes
2021-02-15T15:16:29+00:00
I have been attending Tracy's gentle yoga classes for several years, first at the LCLC, and then at the former Salt Spa in Bridgewater. I am now happy to be joining her at her new studio in Blockhouse. As a senior it is a very important part of my week, helping with physical, mental and spiritual health. I have added the second session .. restorative yoga, to my weekly routine, and find it very therapeutic ... it's the best way to renew body , mind and soul at the end of the week!

Safe Space


Tracy creates a safe space in her classes. The space allows participants to stretch - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The studio allows people to participate at their comfort level, by having all classes in person as well as by Zoom.
Blockhouse Yoga and Wellness Yoga Classes
2021-02-14T19:44:47+00:00
Tracy creates a safe space in her classes. The space allows participants to stretch - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The studio allows people to participate at their comfort level, by having all classes in person as well as by Zoom.

Competent Instructor


I’ve been attending Tracy’s gentle yoga classes off and on for several years following my retirement. Through Tracy’s guidance and patience I was able to attend classes prior to and following knee replacement surgery. Tracy was always willing to show me adaptive poses and was very instrumental in keeping me motivated to get moving and get stronger again. Recently, I started attending the restorative yoga classes and find them to be very relaxing and therapeutic. Tracy is a wonderful, caring and competent instructor that displays a genuine love for what she practices.
VT
Blockhouse Yoga and Wellness Yoga Classes
2021-02-22T15:08:02+00:00
I’ve been attending Tracy’s gentle yoga classes off and on for several years following my retirement. Through Tracy’s guidance and patience I was able to attend classes prior to and following knee replacement surgery. Tracy was always willing to show me adaptive poses and was very instrumental in keeping me motivated to get moving and get stronger again. Recently, I started attending the restorative yoga classes and find them to be very relaxing and therapeutic. Tracy is a wonderful, caring and competent instructor that displays a genuine love for what she practices. VT

Compassionate Healer


I have a shoulder injury and wasn’t sure I was capable of participating in yoga. Through Tracy’s instruction and guidance, she helped me grow stronger always showing adaptive moves. I attended yoga classes with Tracy for a year and a half before COVID. When everything shut down, Tracy found a way to continue her classes. Tracy is a compassionate healer and instructor who truly cares.

Blockhouse Yoga and Wellness Yoga Classes
2021-02-07T13:39:21+00:00
I have a shoulder injury and wasn’t sure I was capable of participating in yoga. Through Tracy’s instruction and guidance, she helped me grow stronger always showing adaptive moves. I attended yoga classes with Tracy for a year and a half before COVID. When everything shut down, Tracy found a way to continue her classes. Tracy is a compassionate healer and instructor who truly cares.
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Our Studio

We’ve put a lot of love and care into making this space worthy of our students, so that it can reflect the intention they bring to our classes. Our space is special to us and we consider our studio to be a very important part of our yoga and wellness offerings. We also follow current government Covid-19 protocols by cleaning the entire studio after every class.

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My Lifeline

“Just as Covid reared its ugly head, Tracy Murdoch and Alexandra Nedergaard opened their new Yoga Studio  in Blockhouse N.S conveniently located at an intersection just outside Mahone Bay. Their heart and dedicated professional approach to each of the practices carried  us, their yogis, through the dark days of  our harsh Covid winter. They began zoom online classes and gave us the opportunity to maintain our practice as well as keeping in touch with our Yoga community💗I encourage you to check their studio out. There are many different classes that would appeal to any age and physical ability. They have been my lifeline and I owe them both my heartfelt gratitude!😘😘

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Blockhouse Yoga is the result of the union of two thriving South Shore yoga practices. Our intention in merging our energies is to offer you more opportunities to get in touch with your strongest, healthiest, most balanced self. This union symbolizes the true meaning of yoga (from the Sanskrit word meaning to join or unite).

Alexandra Nedergaard

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Alexandra Nedergaard has been teaching Yoga in Toronto and Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, since 2000. Her classes weave playful reverence with yoga philosophy, postures and breath work, designed to meet you where you are. She welcomes practitioners of all levels, encouraging them to move authentically on the mat. Alex’s exploration to the practice is an ongoing life long journey with a fresh and unique approach that includes many other styles of yoga. Her classes offer a varied blend of options for everyone to enjoy no matter where they are in their life or yogic journey. She is a well trained, seasoned instructor that brings a depth of experience and knowledge to her classes with gratitude and grace.

Alexandra Nedergaard
Alexandra Nedergaard

Tracy Murdoch

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I am a farmer, mother, wife, yoga teacher, reiki facilitator, pranassage practitioner, chanter, medium and more. I live with my husband and son in a beautiful part of the world, the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. Our little piece of the earth we call Mirella Rose Farm, and you can click that link to find out more about our food and sustainable growing practices. You can also visit my yoga page, Balance to Bliss.

Tracy Murdoch
Tracy Murdoch

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    Find Us

    We are located at 566 NS-325, at the intersection in Blockhouse, Nova Scotia. We share a building with Sam Ali’s General Store.

    PARKING

    Parking is available in front of the studio and to the left as you face the entrance. After 5 PM and on weekends, you may also park at Printer’s Corner, kitty-corner to the studio. Please see the map for details.

    We respectfully request that you reserve parking directly in front of Ali’s General Store for customers of the store.

    PARKING MAP

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