Class Descriptions


All of our yoga classes are designed to

renew, restore, maintain and gain

in the body,

the mind and the heart of each practitioner

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS 

 

BARRE

 Lots of fun using the ballet bar to tone your booty, abs, thighs and arms!!   Also helps with joint stability as it works the smaller muscles around hips, knees and ankles.   A class full of challenging and functional exercises. Focus on posture and precision. Choreographed to music. Runs in 6 week sessions.

 To find out when the next session is, please check our live schedule on our webpage. 

GENTLE/BEGINNER (HATHA STYLE YOGA)

This class is perfect for students who are new to yoga – or for the experienced yogi who prefers a slower-paced class.  Basic  yoga postures (asanas) are taught with a deep awareness of correct alignment, precise actions in the body and attention to the breath.  Modifications will be offered to give you more ease  – or more challenge.  This is a “no-pressure” class in a warm and welcoming environment!

 

GENTLE WITH RESTORATIVE

The best of both worlds! This class combines the deep relaxation of long held restorative postures using props such as bolsters, blocks and blankets (which we provide) with  Hatha yoga floor and standing poses (asanas). This allows you to stretch, strengthen, relax and restore while using the breathe as a healing tool for the body and mind.

 

HOT FLOW

A vinyasa (linking movement with breath) style class of creative, flowing yoga poses with holds in the heat (38 C) designed to stretch, strengthen and challenge the body and mind.   A good general level of fitness and some yoga experience is recommended. Come prepared to sweat!

*Although this class will challenge seasoned yogis, modifications will be offered for students who want to turn it down a notch. 

 

KUNDALINI YOGA

Explore how the practice of Kundalini yoga can impact your life. Taught by Deanne Enright, a graduate of Sat Dharam Kaur’s teacher training programme, you will be led through chanting, mantras and yoga poses and sequences to enhance your life.  Deanne’s approachable teaching style gives you reasons behind what you are doing lending a depth and purpose to your practice.

MOKSHA -INSPIRED HOT

Whats the deal with a Moksha-Inspired Yoga Class?

Moksha yoga is a form of hot yoga founded in 2004 by two Canadian yoga instructors.  Moksha yoga includes 40 different poses with its foundation in traditional yoga.  Whether you are practicing a 60, 75 or 90-minute class it will always be the same sequence of poses, this helps the student gauge progress within their own practice and builds muscle memory.  The sequence touches on upper and lower body strengthening, balance and increasing flexibility.   It also offers a cardiovascular workout as well as reduce stress and calms the mind.  The added benefit of the heated room (38 degrees C) is believed to detoxify the body through sweat and relax the muscles for safe stretching.  This Moksha-Inspired class is suitable for all levels of ability, even absolute beginners with limited flexibility.  

PILATES

In Anna’a class, you will learn to work your body from the inside out.  You will be lengthening , and toning your muscles, and improving your posture .

You will also learn coordination, balance and control of your entire body:)
Anna uses balls, rings and bands to enhance your workout , and infuses her classes with humour!

 

RESTORATIVE

This is a great class for those of us limited by pain or injury.  The pace of this class is slow and we use tools (such as bolsters, blocks and blankets – that we provide) and modifications to allow our tired and sore bodies to release and renew.   Gives you an opportunity to make friends with your nervous system too.

 

STRETCH, STRENGTH, STILLNESS

Don’t think you are flexible enough for yoga?

This class is designed for the beginner yogi – or for experienced yogis who want a slower-paced class.
The class includes a combination of gentle stretches, then transitions into a series of poses to build strength in the legs, hips, back and shoulders and ends with some stillness to quiet the mind after a busy day

(Psssst…..seasoned yogis:  if you have been wanting to introduce a friend or partner to yoga, this is a good one!)

 

T.Y.P.

A flowing combination of Tai chi, Yoga and Pilates while moving to music. This is a challenging class that will increase your overall well being, improve body strength, core and balance.   Expect  to be challenged.  Be prepared to sweat.

 

VINYASA FLOW (HOT OR NOT)

This class will help build strength, flexibility and probably make you sweat!  Incorporating flowing sequences of yoga poses with gentle holds, this class has a meditative quality to it as we link each movement to our breath.  Some alignment cueing and pose instruction throughout the class make this a great introduction to a flow-style class.  *Although this class will challenge seasoned yogis, modifications will be offered for students just starting this class.

 

WARM DETOX FLOW

  This class offers you a  series of challenging,  flowing yoga poses and strength- building holds in the warmth ( 26 degrees C) to release the weekend “bads”.  A wonderful way to end your weekend  and  to help you prepare  for the week ahead.  Knowledge of/ experience with yoga is recommended for this class.

WARM YIN

For many reasons Yin Yoga is slowly becoming a favourite for many students in the west.  This style of yoga targets the deep connective tissues of the body by holding certain poses anywhere from 2 to 8 minutes which in turn teaches us how to become comfortable with discomfort.  In a 60 minute yoga class the body will release years of stress and tension which can be slightly uncomfortable at times but what most people find challenging is the amount of stillness and concentration required.  Living in a busy and chaotic world it is difficult to slow down and do nothing without feeling guilty for a full hour.  I look at Yin Yoga as a reset button, a chance to bring our mind, body and spirit back into balance, helping us to become the best possible version of ourselves. 

YANG/YIN 

A excellent addition to any athlete’s  workout regime – no matter what your sport.  This class provides you with  an energetic series of flowing poses (yang) followed by a series of longer held (yin) poses.  The flowing sequences will challenge your breath, your strength and will stretch your muscles.    The yin poses are held for 2 to 5 minutes giving you space to settle deeply into the pose and allows your connective tissue (joints, tendons, ligaments) to strengthen.  A great way to deepen your body/mind connection too.

YOGA WITH WEIGHTS

Add a little extra to your yoga workout using weights and dynamic movement while holding your yoga poses.  A great way to build strength, endurance and muscle tone!

 

Strengthen Your Body, Stretch Your Mind.  Discover Yourself.

 

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