For those with little or no yoga experience, this workshop-style class reviews basic (Asanas) postures. You will learn techniques to help you gain flexibility while immersing yourself in a relaxing class that moves at a comfortable pace allowing ample time to learn and enjoy each pose. You will learn how to effectively ease pain caused by tension and rigidity, resulting in a body that feels lighter, younger, and more vibrant. Pranayama Breath Control is introduced bringing more life-giving oxygen into your body and expanding the quality and experience of your Yoga practise. No Previous Experience Necessary.
Students are taught that breath and movement are linked together as a way to move the body and quiet the mind. Unwind as you move mindfully through gently flowing postures and release tension with longer seated Yin & Restorative poses. Students will move slowly, at their own pace gaining strength, flexibility and improving balance. Extra time and attention are devoted to establishing correct alignment within each posture. This class is designed to give the practitioner a firm and solid foundation. Pranayama breathing exercises and Mudras are weaved together throughout the class cultivating a sense of well being and deep relaxation. Great for all levels.
We will draw from the fundamentals of both Yoga and Pilates to work on building strength, improving your flexibility and balance. This class is for students who have experience with Gentle Yoga and are looking to get stronger and fit. Ideal for someone wanting to build strength and improve flexibility. Free Weights will be incorporated along with drawing upon basic Pilates to strengthen your core. If you are looking to take your Gentle Yoga to the next level this class is for you. This class will increase your energy, calm your mind, and strengthen your body. Pranayama breathing exercises are weaved into your practice revitalizing your entire being and creating a sense of connection and well being. Previous experience is required.
Yoga flow class intended for those yogi's who have been practising for a while and looking to take the next step in their practice. A dynamic flow with less instruction in basic postures so we can delve a little deeper into more intermediate postures. Meant to build a balance in strength and flexibility. Vinyasa Flow is creative sequencing often built around Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations). A challenging creative practice in which postures are linked together to develop flexibility, stamina, and total body strength.
This class will increase your energy, calm your mind, and strengthen your body. Pranayama breathing exercises are weaved into your practice revitalizing your entire being and creating a sense of connection and well being. Previous experience is required.
Take an active role in your journey to healing. The soothing modalities of Restorative Yoga with Reiki and Hot Stones will effectively take away tension and stress, enhance your immune function and will leave you feeling refreshed, revitalized and rebalanced in body, mind and spirit. This practise is about slowing down and opening the body through passive stretching. (Note due to Covid guidelines we will not be offering Reiki or Hot Stones until further notice). A deeply soothing inward form of yoga where the body is placed in highly therapeutic postures that are supported with soft bolsters, blocks and cozy blankets while the mind is invited to slow down. As you relax in the poses, heated basalt stones are gently placed on the body to help release deeply held tension in the body.
Prepare yourself for deep relaxation. A meditative class ideal for all levels, including beginners, seniors or people recovering from an injury or struggling with anxiety or stress.
Pranayama breathing exercises are weaved throughout the class cultivating a sense of well being and deep relaxation Great for all levels
Accessible Yoga (Chair Yoga)
This is the perfect workout for seniors. If you struggle with limited mobility, whether by injury, illness or arthritis than this class is for you.
We will draw from the fundamentals of both Yoga and Pilates to work on building strength, improving your flexibility and balance.
Students feel safe and supported when exercising while sitting, leaning or holding onto a chair or Barre Bar. Awaken areas of the body, soothe aching joints, strengthen muscles, increase balance while calming the mind with this enjoyable and accessible practice. Props are incorporated such as weights, dyna bands and stability balls. Pranayama breathing exercises and meditation are weaved throughout the class cultivating a sense of well being and deep relaxation. Great for students of all ages with limited joint mobility, due to Arthritis, or working through rehabilitation of hip or knee joints.
Senior Men’s Yoga
It’s never too late to start. This class is specifically for men over 50 who are looking to improve their flexibility, balance and strength. If you are having difficulty bending over to retrieve your golf ball or struggling with balance while putting on your shoes this class is for you. We will start at a slower pace with a focus on areas that are tight in your body including hips and shoulders. A great class to help build flexibility and improve range of motion. You will learn how to effectively ease pain caused by tension and rigidity, resulting in a body that feels lighter, younger and more energetic.
Yin Gentle Yoga (currently not on schedule)
This gentle slower pace class consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body - the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer.
Yin Yoga stretches and targets both the deep connective tissues between the muscles and the fascia throughout the body. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility as the poses stretch and exercise the bone and joint areas.
The intention of Yin Yoga is to safely, moderately stress our joints to promote the health of the tissues in and around our joints. Pranayama breathing exercises and meditation is weaved throughout the class cultivating a sense of well being and deep relaxation. Great for all levels