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.
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.
The warm up is simple, yet can be challenging, depending where your body takes you. Allowing yourself to heat up the body and connect with your breath.
Savasana (relaxation) is the largest portion of the class, holding for 2-5 minutes between movement. “The large relaxation moments in Savasana, help you at the cellular level to re-structure yourself. In this way, your body learns that ‘not doing’ is the base of the action. In the moment ‘you don’t do’ you can experience how the mental carrousel works and how it disconnects quickly when you enter deeper into relaxation.” – Iris Disse
Makraasana is the last part of the series, laying on your stomach and finished off seated. Makraasana becomes the relaxation posture between movement on your stomach. They say in Tantra this posture takes one day to perform and up to 3-10 years to master- remaining alert but relaxed, like a crocodile.
“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
Relax & Unwind ~ Yoga & Meditation by donation
Join us for a community yoga & meditation class, by donation!
Starting with gentle yoga poses to prepare you for meditation, working on joints and glands to release any tension in your body. Then a guided meditation using different breath techniques, to help you decompress, relax and clear your mind so you can make room to “Manifest Positive Vibes” and welcome the beautiful energy that will flow into this new cleared space. Leave the class a little lighter with an open heart.
A portion of donations from this class will go to a Breast Cancer Charity or Cause.
A playful, hot, and sweaty vinyasa flow class designed to light your fire, burn excess fat and rid yourself of other stored energies that no longer serve you. Options will be given for all experience levels, but previous yoga experience would be helpful as this is a faster moving, more energetic class.
Rise & Shine
A creative practice to greet your day! Stretch and align your body for balance and flexibility. Cultivate connection to your breath. Move into your day with energy and a clear peaceful mind. Suitable for all levels.
Mellow Mid-Morning Yoga
A practice to find the balance between strengthening and releasing. Working with the body to loosen the tight spots, while still finding a flow that encourages strength and movement. This is an all levels flow where we will focus on kindly working with our bodies and minds.
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.
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.
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.
Breathe & Flow
Encouraging a connection to a deep and calming breath, this class features meditation, flow, stretching and strengthening.
Welcoming beginner and intermediate students, the practice will be guided in a way which offers many options to suit different bodies.
A class that welcomes all levels of yogis! From new to experienced. We will focus on finding a movement for all bodies that will flow smoothly and sweetly like honey! Aiming to feel relaxed, strengthened, stretched and well balanced in mind and body by the end of class.
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.