Classes

Beginner's Basics

For those that are brand new to yoga or want to brush up on basic skills to move through a flow or hatha class with more confident. This class will be more of a workshop style class to break down some basic poses for more comprehensive understanding. Each week we will go through a different topics and topics will be repeated monthly. 

Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal yoga is designed to prepare the expectant mother for labour and focuses on increasing flexibility, strength, circulation and balance. This class is uniquely designed to help women adapt to the changes happening in her body during this period of time.

What to expect: A gentle, fun and community orientated class that will give you the skills you need to cope with the changes in your body during this exciting time.

Hot Yin

Yin Yoga is a slow paced class designed to specifically work the connective tissues of the body. This class consists of holding postures for several minutes to activate and work the fibers of your fascia matrix, ligamental structures and skeletal system. Yin yoga uniquely appeals to those who wish to increase their flexibility and range of motion as well as those interested in increasing bone density and strengthening joints. This class is suitable for athletes, those wishing to maintain or deepen their existing practice and those new to yoga. Hot Yin is offered at 38 degrees. Heated classes are not recommended for pregnant women or those sensitive to heat.

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Hot Flow

Hot flow includes the same benefits as a Hatha class (variety, stretch, strength, alignment and stimulation) with the added component of Sun Salutations and the extra challenge of 38 degrees. Sun Salutations, or flow, involve strength and stamina for the upper body, shoulders and spine as well as stimulation for the nervous system. This class builds heat in the body through vigorous movement and heat in the room. Expect to sweat. This class is suitable for those who wish to maintain and deepen their flow practice. Heated classes are not recommended for pregnant women, for children under 14 years of age or for those sensitive to heat.

Hatha: Happy Hips

Happy Hips is a Hatha based practice with emphasis on opening and strengthening the hips. The hips are at the pelvic hub of our skeletal system affecting the way we walk, sit, move and sleep. Creating harmony in the hips often leads to harmony in the entire body/mind. Happier hips make for happier days and nights. This class will emphasize a variety of movement and is suitable for all levels of experience and for those interested in opening and strengthening the hips.

Hatha Flow

Hatha flow includes the same benefits as a tradional Hatha class (variety, stretch, strength, alignment and stimulation) with the added component of Sun Salutations. Sun Salutations, or flow, involve strength and stamina for the upper body, shoulders and spine as well as stimulation for the nervous system. This class is suitable for those wanting to maintain or deepen their flow practice and for those wanting to build flow into their practice while including the variety Hatha provides.

Warm Flow

Warm flow includes the same benefits as a Hatha class (variety, stretch, strength, alignment and stimulation) with the added component of Sun Salutations and the extra challenge of 32 degrees. Sun Salutations, or flow, involve strength and stamina for the upper body, shoulders and spine as well as stimulation for the nervous system. This class builds heat in the body through vigorous movement and heat in the room. Expect to sweat. This class is suitable for those who wish to maintain and deepen their flow practice. Heated classes are not recommended for pregnant women, for children under 14 years of age or for those sensitive to heat.

Vinyasa Sattva

This is a dynamic class geared towards developing all levels of practitioner focusing on balancing, strengthening and opening the body through Hatha Yoga techniques. This class guides you through breathing techniques and meditation at the end to strengthen the lungs and centre the mind. This is an invigorating practice to flush and cleanse the body and heal body and mind.

Hatha Flow & Nidra

A slow, integral alignment based flow class to warm and ease the muscles and joints to prepare the body for a juicy yoga nidra practice. Yoga nidra “yogic sleep” is a deep relaxation practice where the body is completely relaxed and the consciousness is systematically guided towards increase awareness of the inner world in order to relax and heal their being. This practice will leave you feeling balanced, relaxed and bliss out!

Warm Yin Yang

Cultivating the essence of internal balance yin/yang combines the cool, slower elements of yin with the faster, heated elements of yang. Yin poses are held for several minutes while yang poses challenge through faster movement and flow. Yin/Yang is the balance of opposites; it combines the paradox of doing and being. Practitioners can expect a range of movements and postures to stimulate, cool, stretch and strengthen the body and by doing so bring harmony and internal balance to the body/mind. Warm Yin/Yang is practiced in 32 degrees and is suitable for new practitioners as well as those wishing to foster balance and harmony. Heated classes are not recommended for people under 14yrs or for pregnant women.

Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa means to synchronize breath with movement. This class invigorates the body/mind with victorious breath and combines sun salutations (flow) with a variety of postures to strengthen, stretch and align the body/mind. Vinyasa is known for being dynamic and vigorous and may include inversions. In challenging the physical body, Vinyasa calms the busy mind. It is suitable for athletes and for those who wish to maintain and deepen their yoga practice. Classes are not heated.

Restore + Renew

Restore and Renew is a class designed for conscious relaxation of the body/mind. Props are used to support the body, comfort is encouraged to relax the nervous system and through guided breath, imagery and meditative exercises, time slows down. When the body/mind relaxes we create the space for internal balance, restoration and health renewal. Restorative yoga helps relieve the effects of chronic stress and assists in decreasing ones biological markers for age. This class encourages you to be more and do less. It is recommended for anyone wishing to experience the health benefits of less stress.

Meditation

During this class, students will be taught the basics to meditate on their own and will have access to further information and resources to help them establish a regular practice on their own. During the hour, the teacher will guide students first into relaxation and then into a specific meditation allowing students time for their own meditation for the last portion of the class. Each class will be slightly different as the guided meditations can be quite diverse to include areas of focus such as: deep relaxation, chakra balancing, pain management, setting and working with intentions, healing, letting go and so many more. This is a great opportunity to release stress, find a deeper connection with yourself and truly see your life path.

HATHA FOUNDATIONS

Hatha Foundations provides the detail and alignment necessary for new yoga practitioners as well as the essentials for those with an existing yoga practice. It provides a basis and experiential understanding for common yoga postures as well as descriptive alignment for the body and breath. It includes a wide range of staple postures that stretch, strengthen and stabilize alignment. This class is taught by holding traditional postures and moving between postures without sun salutations or flow. It provides the foundation to enjoy yoga from the inside out. Hatha Foundations is highly recommended for new practitioners and is suitable for all levels of experience.

Hatha

Hatha Yoga refers to the origins of all yoga styles. It includes a wide range of movements and postures that stretch, strengthen, align and stimulate all systems of the body. This practice is a great compliment to any form of physical activity, for those who wish to maintain and deepen their existing yoga practice and for those who are new to yoga. This class is taught by holding traditional postures and moving between postures without sun salutations or flow. Hatha yoga is the staple of all yoga practice and is recommended for all levels.

Core

Core is a vigorous flow style class with emphasis on strengthening and defining the muscle groups of the torso. It includes a range of movements to challenge essential core muscle groups (front, back and sides) through stabilizing, repetition, holds and sometimes cultivating the burn. Core classes tone, strengthen, and stabilize the body from the inside out. Core is suitable for athletes, for those who wish to strengthen and deepen their existing yoga practice and for those up for a new challenge. It is not recommended for pregnant women or for those who have had recent abdominal surgery.