The beginner class introduces the fundamental principles of alignment and breath work in a flow of postures linked together by the breath. Students will be introduced to yoga postures through step-by-step verbal description and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability within each pose. Gradually these poses will be linked together into a gentle flowing sequence. If you have never tried yoga, this is the class for you! Designed to meet the needs of those new to yoga, as well as those seeking continued understanding of basic yoga poses. Students are welcome to repeat this class as often as they like.
Yin Yoga is a gentle, seated practice in which postures are passively held for several minutes. This class is an opportunity to turn your focus inward, and slowly open the body. By relaxing all muscular (Yang) effort, we allow the body’s own weight to gently stretch the underlying (Yin) connective tissues. As connective tissues are stretched, movement becomes easier and our full range becomes revealed. Yin Yoga facilitates the development of a strong inner, kinesthetic sense of the body’s movement capacities, and limitations. It also supports the body’s healing of injury, making it an effective physiotherapeutic practice. This practice creates space, maintains and expands healthy range of motion.
In these classes we will explore the opposite and complementary forces of yin and yang. Starting with a yang-style of practice, we build heat through a moderate Vinyasa flow. This stimulates the muscles; developing strength, stamina and suppleness. The class will then slow down as we come into our yin-style of practice. Longer holds will target the deeper connective tissue; the ligaments, joints, and fascia. These holds increase circulation which improves overall flexibility and enhances the flow of subtle energy in the body. This holistic practice will bring balance to both body and mind; cultivating vitality, clarity and confidence.
From extreme athletes to weekend warriors and everyone in between are welcome to this class. Yoga is an excellent cross-training tool for your regular workout. The benefits include strengthening and lengthening your muscles which leads to increased flexibility and better access to latent power. Heightened body awareness leads to fewer injuries, better breath control and a quiet, confident focus toward your fitness goals.
Hatha Yoga is the very root of all yoga. Hatha stands for Sun and Moon, and it includes breath work, heating and cooling sequences, along with postures that help with developing flexibility and strength. This class aims to assist students with returning to their inner balance, relieving the stress out of mind and out of body. Every class ends with deep relaxation, leaving the students in a refreshed, energized and relaxed state.
Heated to 32 degrees Celsius, this class will challenge you to find peace and get comfortable at your edge as well as cleanse and detoxify the body. Class includes Sun Salutations, balancing, hip openers, back bends, stretching and twisting with attention to breath. Excellent for developing flexibility, balance, muscular strength and stress reduction. Open to all levels. **Note: Hot Yoga is not recommended for pregnant women, children or those with severe medical conditions. Please consult your physician
Every Month we introduce a new Hatha Yoga sequence designed to bring balance, inner strength, and energy to the practitioner in a fluid flow. Following the postures you will be guided with breathing techniques and meditation to strengthen the lungs and centre the mind. This is the ultimate experience, blending body, breath and mind, to leave you feeling rock out.
The word Vinyasa in Sanskrit means “connection”. Looking for that Yoga class to get you energized while helping you to build strength and flexibility? Vinyasa yoga, in which movement is synchronized to the breath, is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes. This style is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath becomes an important component because the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. Vinyasa is excellent for students who find that movement helps create a state of physical exertion and mental concentration leading to deep relaxation and steadiness after class. Expect to sweat.
Power Yoga is a fitness-based Vinyasa practice. An offshoot of Ashtanga Yoga, it has many of the same qualities and benefits, including building internal heat, increased stamina, strength, and flexibility, as well as stress reduction. Teachers design their own sequences, while students synchronize their breath with their movement.
PiYo takes from the principles of Yoga & Pilates, and combines it with sports conditioning, strength & flexibility training, and dynamic balance! Lose body fat, sculpt and tone muscles, and minimize aches and pains. Great for all ages. PiYo is all about energy, power and rhythm!
It’s a combination of intense kickboxing moves choreographed to high energy and motivating music. It’s the ultimate cardiovascular challenge that’s a unique blend of intense intervals strength/endurance training, and a relaxing cool-down. No previous kickboxing experience needed.