Ashtanga(ish) Monday 5-7pm
Rooted in the traditional series taught in Mysore, India by K. Pattabhi Jois, this 2-hour class will teach you the foundations of Surya Namaskara (sun salutations), standing series, primary series, backbending practices, inversions and closing poses. The 'ish' represents the space/freedom to explore and workshop certain aspects of this practice weekly, breaking the form and pace when needed, and modifying asanas to ensure there is an accessible place for everyone to work from.
Classes are designed cumulatively, and drop-ins are discouraged unless students have prior experience in this tradition.
Gentle Practices Tuesdays from 7-830pm
In this class we learn how to settle deeply into ourselves. Restorative yoga postures, pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation and philosophy are integrated into a cohesive relaxation experience designed to tap into your parasympathetic (rest and relaxation) nervous system. This class is ideal for people who struggle with stress, anxiety or insomnia as well as anyone looking to learn how to relax deeply.
Vinyasa Flow Tuesdays 930-11am
A common translation of vinyasa: 'to place in a special way'
The emphasis of this class is to link breath and movement, and in doing so, cultivate a dynamic, fluid and attentive practice. Unlike many traditions of yoga which follow an order when moving through postures, Vinyasa Flow brings an element of creativity to its sequencing. In this way, each class, while somewhat familiar, will vary depending on the focus and the teacher. We have scheduled this class during the morning time slots as it is an energizing and heating style, intended to move you into your day with increased vitality and clarity.
Foundational Flow Wednesday 5-630pm
Come unwind from your day with this well balanced exploration of the body-mind. In this class we will breakdown movement patterns and investigate alignment and range of motion to honour our body. Expect to be both physically challenged and deeply nourished. Designed to be slightly less vigorous than an Ashtanga or Vinyasa class, Foundational Flow will help you to decompress from the day, and set you up well for a good night's sleep.
Yoga for Men Wednesday 715-830pm
This 6 week course will act a safe and playful starting point for men curious about the practice of yoga. This is an ideal opportunity to get more comfortable in the yoga studio and acquaint yourself with foundational yoga postures. You will leave feeling longer, more spacious and relaxed. This session we will be focusing on the Anatomy Trains to gain a deeper understanding of function and ease in the whole body system.
Course Date: Oct. 3rd-Nov 14 (no class Oct. 31st)
All levels welcome.
Investment: $75/6 classes
Power Vinyasa Thursday 530-7pm
This thoughtfully sequenced class is designed to move you through the dance of being in your body with intelligence and grace. Each week we will work with a different creative movement practice, preparing the body and mind for 'bigger-peak poses.' The intention is to get you moving (and sweating), to engage the mind on skilled action, and to find joy in the practice!!
Jivamukti-Inspired Flow Friday 930-11am
This challenging and dynamic class combines elements of the sacred 4 directions, chanting, meditation and pranayama; paired with a Vinyasa Flow style asana practice, and accompanied by uplifting music. This class is intended to provide a challenge, and is well suited to intermediate and advanced practitioners, but not limited to. Be prepared to work deeply with the mind-body and delve into postures that include arm balances and inversions.
Community Flow Sunday 10-1130am
Deemed 'Yoga Church' by our regular crew, Sunday Community Flow is a great way to start the day. Usually our busiest class, it's where we really feel the community come together, and our focus is to teach a playful and energizing class. Anything goes, it just depends on who walks through the door. This class is 'shared' meaning that the teacher changes weekly--so it's a great way to get a feel for the variety in teaching styles.
Yoga Into Meditation Sunday 7-815pm
Unwind from your weekend and begin your week off right. Moving through the embodiment practice of asanas, we will integrate breathwork and meditation to create balance and harmony within the body and mind. Through movement and mediation, we develop a deeper awareness in our bodies and a greater attention to our inner thoughts, teaching us how to inhabit ourselves more fully.