TRADITIONAL YOGA

This yoga is practiced in a room temperature environment.

Yoga means to “yoke” or “union” in the Sanskrit language.  Yoga is a practice used to promote health, harmony and self-awareness.  In our traditional yoga practices we do not provide extra external heat or humidity.  This allows for the body to warm from the inside out.  As anything is in life “too much of one thing is not good”.  That is why we offer you the opportunity to have a “hot” and “not hot” experience.  Creating balance helps to honour our body, mind and spirit.

Beginner Yoga

All levels welcome. This class will emphasize the basics of yoga. Come and learn everything from the etiquette of yoga to the postures and pranayama (breath work). You will learn to feel comfortable with the unique language of yoga.

Beginner Basics – 6 week registered class

Bendy body not required. Perfect for the curious and adventurous mind. This Class will focus on hatha yoga – hatha yoga defined as the practice of postures. Each week yogis will build on an abundance of information and opportunity to develop a safe and energizing physical practice. There will also be discussion of the vastness of yoga, illustrating that to “practice yoga” can mean more than touching your toes or standing on your head.

Hatha Yoga

All levels welcome. This is a gentle class that emphasizes posture alignment. The word Hatha comes from Ha-meaning Sun and Tha-meaning moon. Thus the use of the opposites. We open the body thru breath and body awareness.

Yin Yoga

All levels welcome. Enjoy the long slow holds of this practice. Typically the postures are held for long periods of time to enjoy the opening of the body. Yin is designed to balance the yang or active styles of yoga. Be prepared to breathe and enjoy!!

Restorative

All levels welcome. We use lots of props for this class. Be prepared to bliss out. The pace is slow and the music is low. If you want to relax and unwind, this class is for you.

Morning Hatha Flow

This class is a gentle flow style class. Done in the morning to help us flow through the rest of our day. It is a Hatha style class done in a non-heated environment.

Yoga and Pilates Infusion

Experience the benefits of both Hatha Yoga and Pilates Mat in the same hour. This class will lengthen your muscles with Yoga postures and will strengthen your core with challenging mat work. Linking breath with movement, this class will leave you feeling stronger, longer and leaner.

Yoga for Athletes

All levels: This class offers a challenging and refreshing approach to an athlete’s effort to achieve skill, strength and endurance, as well as improving mental focus and gaining equanimity. A regular yoga practice can also fend-off injury or be used to rehabilitate when injury occurs. This class is an excellent cross-training experience, providing information and practices for incorporation into any training schedule for any level or type of athlete. Come prepared to breathe mindfully, move with precision and to enjoy some juicy stretching.

Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa yoga is often faster paced, and the asana (postures) are linked together in a series of movements that are synchronized with the breath. Much emphasis is placed on the breath and the transition in and out of the asana. Generally speaking, upward movements correlate with inhalations of the breath, and downward movements with exhalations. The continual movements, from one pose to another, gives you an added cardiovascular benefit.