Blockhouse Yoga and Wellness
A gathering place to help support you in your journey to balance, bliss, and well-being.
CURRENT SESSION: Sept 5 – Oct 29
We offer classes in 8-week sessions. You can always join a session, even after it’s already begun!
INSTRUCTIONS: Click on one of the pink tabs below to see what classes are available that day of the week. We have classes every day!
4:00 Qigong Infused YogaTM with Tracy (60 min)
Tracy is a certified Qigong Infused Yoga™ teacher. This practice is a fusion of Gentle Yoga and Qigong combined to offer the benefits of both ancient healing arts practices. Qigong Infused Yoga™ is a tranquil, beneficial and powerful mind-body practice that relieves physical, mental and emotional tension effectively.
6:00 PM Power Yoga Intro + Frequency Infusion (75 min)
Vinyasa with a kick! We’ll explore fun, playful sequences to build strength and challenge ourselves, at a little faster pace than a regular vinyasa class. Class ends with a long Savasana while receiving beautiful frequency that helps to balance and harmonize your whole being. Come check it out!
10:00 AM Balanced and Supported Gentle Flow Yoga with Alexandra (60 min)
A great class for students who are new to yoga or in need of support while moving through this gentle flow of asanas. Use a chair in whatever way helps you most–for sitting, or for balance assistance. 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 FlowYoga with Alexandra (75 min)
This class offers a strengthening sequence of asanas with some inversions moving gracefully from one pose to the next, encouraging you to go at your own pace, feel your body, center your awareness and relax fully into the moment. Emphasis on breath, dynamic movement to deepen flexibility, increase range of motion and healing mindfulness and relaxation.
5:00 PM Hatha Yoga with Alexandra (60 min)
Hatha yoga is a combination of asanas (postures) with pranayama (breath). Concentrating on alignment and moving through each asana at a slower pace, holding for several breaths and moving gently and deliberately into each pose. Improving your strength and flexibility, while at the same time focusing on relaxation and mindfulness. A nice balance of movement and tranquility to wind down from the day. Open to all levels.
9:30 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.
Passes can be used any time during the eight-week session. Just let your instructor know your class preference.
Passes expire at the end of the session.
** both online and in-person
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.
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!!
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.
Interesting and Challenging
Online Option a Great Opportunity
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 !!
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.
Committed to Helping Students
No More Sciatica!
Grateful for Grounding
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.
“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 communityI 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!“
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Park where you see a P on the map. Click image below to see enlarged version.