Garuda Matwork

Registration Closed
Day of the week: Tuesdays
Duration: Apr 7th, 2020 until Jun 9th, 2020
Time: 8:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Age: 18 years +
Spots Remaining: 10
Price: $180.00

Lengthen, strengthen and create space in the body.

Garuda takes its name from an Indian mythological sacred bird that can change shape according to its function. It has inspired an intelligent and intuitive way to exercise the body. By combining the calming stability of yoga, the core strength and focus of pilates and the balletic grace of dance, the Garuda method, developed by James D'Silva, is the answer to many people’s quest for a stronger, more flexible, toned body. It has all the benefits of a robust cardiovascular workout, as you learn to connect your breath with your movement.

Through a variety of exercises on the floor, you’ll learn to control your body through precise stretches and actions, placing an emphasis on smooth, seamless movements without any stress on joints. Through routines carefully choreographed, you’ll soon develop greater poise and control, and a leaner, more resilient body!

Please dress in comfortable clothes to move in, and bring a yoga mat.

Registrations can be completed online or in person at the studio or over the phone (provided you already have an account with J'Adore Dance). Payment must be received at the time of registration. 

Programs at J'Adore Dance are in high demand, and sell out with long wait lists. As such, any registrations cancelled before the first class are subject to a $25 + GST administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after the start date of the class, however, we will issue credit valid for 12 months from the start date of the canceled program if the registration is canceled before the third class of the session. No refunds or credit will be granted after the start of the third class other than for serious illness or injury with medical documentation provided. Cancellation requests must be received in writing ( and can only be processed by management. Credits are non-transferable and non-refundablePlease note that classes may switch from in-studio to online formats at any point in a session as mandated by Alberta Health Services. By registering in a program at J’Adore Dance you are agreeing to participating in both in-studio and online class delivery. Refunds/Credit will not be given for changes to programming delivery. 



Dancing since before she could walk, Heather is absolutely passionate about dancing, choreographing and performing! She started ballet at age 3, creating her first memory of performing on the stage at the Jubilee Auditorium. Over the years, she has studied many different dance styles, including jazz, Ukrainian, tap, ballet, West African, bellydance, flamenco, and contact improv. Her specialties include mime and clowning, modern dance, composition and dance improvisation. Heather is fascinated by the moving body, and strives to increase her knowledge of different movement modalities and methods. She completed her BFA in Secondary School Drama from the University of Calgary, completing a Minor in Dance, studying Graham, Limon and Cunningham techniques, jazz dance, choreography, dance improvisation, anatomy/kinesiology and dance for education. She went on to attain a B.Ed. in Drama Education (with Distinction) from the University of Lethbridge. Since that time, she has taught for Edmonton Public Schools for 20 years, usually as a Drama and Dance teacher. Heather has been teaching at J'Adore Dance for over 5 years. She loves working in such a positive and welcoming in environment! She has taught many different preschool, children's and adult classes at the studio. This past year, Heather was thrilled to start taking Garuda, loving it so much that she completed her Garuda Matwork certification this summer. She is also currently working on her Intellidance® Certification.