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Join us for this morning class that will help build functional deep core strength and stability. Suitable for all bodies and all levels! We will learn to engage the deep core muscles and then take that core activation through a delicious flow sequence helping you feel refreshed and energized before heading to work, school, or your daily tasks! Expect the class to be playful, and laughter to be prevalent!
Arm Balance Vinyasa
A playful flow class where we will not only explore balancing on our hands in various ways, we’ll also explore the concept of progression in our practice.
Come in the mood to stretch and relax in this slow paced yin class. In yin, the postures are held anywhere from 3-10 minutes to allow the connective tissues of the body to open up. Some restorative aspects will be incorporated throughout the practice, as well as pranayama. This class is welcoming for beginners and for anyone looking for more of a relaxation class.
Encouraging a connection to a deep and calming breath, this mellow class features meditation, slow flow, stretching and strengthening. It is gentle, yet active and versatile. Suitable for beginners and seasoned yogis.
This powerful vinyasa flow class will create strength and space in your body. Come ready to breathe, move, and be challenged. Leave feeling possibility and empowerment in your body and your life!
Options will be given for all experience levels, but previous yoga experience would be helpful as this is a faster moving, more energetic class.
Intro to Tantra Yoga
Take a deep breath in, and exhale into your practice, body and soul. This experience based practice is based on the 3 hour Kahlu Tantra (White Tantra) series dating back over 3000 years. We will be exploring this sequence over 8 weeks allowing it to become a moving meditation. The structure of the Tantra series has 3 main parts: The warm up (either standing or seated), the Tridosha Balancing series/Savasana, and Makraasana- the Crocodile. Each class will be similar yet different, exploring different movements of the series while following the base structure of the class.
“When the subconscious learns, thanks to Tantra Yoga, that the body is not as firm as it appears, that it is energy and that every cell dances constantly, it also notices that you have the power to move your body without effort, simply intention. The body flows into the Asanas with lightness. You discover that you can use this tool in your everyday life, with a clear intention as to the ideas that come from inside you, exactly when you experience a deep state of relaxation.” – Iris Disse
Morning Movement & Meditation
Move your body and quiet your mind in this class designed to start your day right. The purpose of yoga postures (asana) is to allow the body to sit comfortably in meditation – to still the minds chatter and allow a quiet, blissful peace to emerge.
Start the class with a variety of movements to warm up the physical body – yoga asana exploration promoting mobility, stability and comfort. Learn the basics of meditation and practice different ways of being in stillness and silence to promote peace of mind. All levels welcome, no yoga experience necessary.
Pre-Registered! A basic but challenging class designed to strengthen and stretch the body so you can shred harder, longer, and get hurt less. No yoga experience necessary.
Through connection to breath and increased body awareness this gentle and restorative flow is designed to increase ease of movement and comfort no matter how you are feeling. This class is for all bodies, including bodies that are stiff, tired, injured or in pain! Come, relax and give yourself some well-deserved love and care.
Beyond Beginner Flow
In this beyond beginner class, explore and discover the joy of flow! Connecting the poses with the breath and experiencing your body’s unique flow, leaving you in a place of expansion and well being.
Happy Hips and Back
Happy Hips and Back is now being offered as a pre-registered, progressive course. This gives you an opportunity to submit an orientation questionnaire to Alana prior to the class and develop a personalized practice according to your body throughout the course.
A lively, flow-style practice with playful, creative movement at a medium pace ending in soothing restorative poses designed to inspire strength balanced with ease. Increase range of motion, build healthy alignment and release tension in the tight areas of the body so that you can breathe more easily, reduce soreness and pain, and enjoy more freedom of movement. Expect playlists with a variety of music ranging from traditional yoga songs to ambient, electronic and acoustic vocal songs.
Well suited for those who want to maintain good health and mobility or have mild injuries or issues, but those with chronic pain or injuries that limit movement greatly, would be better suited to a slower class or one-on-one lessons.
This is a slow moving, mindful class that is focused on joint mobility, muscle balance, gentle strengthening and stretching. Classes are often tailored to a specific area of the body, and may include a variety of physiotherapy exercises, simple yoga postures, breath work, relaxation techniques, and interesting tidbits of information from Kristie’s physio and yoga background.
This class is popular for those in pain, recovering from injuries, or who simply want to get their body moving in a slow and safe way.
This is a moderate-intermediate flow class designed to help you tune into your body and deepen your strength and flexibility. There will be a strong focus on connecting to your own body and using your body and breath as a guide. The class is suitable for those on lunch breaks as it is an hour long.
Different teachers will be offering a variety of styles and classes. Come with an open mind and heart! These classes can be FULL! Please come early or sign up online.
Hatha yoga is about creating balance in the body. Using asana (postures), Pranayama (breath work) and meditation, this class offers strength, flexibility, ease in body and peace of mind. All levels welcome.
Connect to yourself: mind, body and spirit. This class works on the deeper energetic aspects of the practice to call your soul forward. At some points gentle, at some points vigorous, be prepared to meet yourself where you are. Suitable for beginners and seasoned yogis.