Forever Young Yoga Mobility, balance and coordination are the cornerstones of our Forever Young class. There is no age limit to living healthy in body and mind. This class provides a blend of gentle, safe and progressive movement mixed in with yoga inspired stretching to keep you “Forever Young”. Great class for beginners of all ages. **Heart Wise Class**
Forever Strong This class is a to great way to complement your yoga and Pilates classes. Increase your physical strength & endurance and keep your body and mind Forever Strong! Appropriate for any level, Forever Strong classes combine weight bearing and resistance exercises all done progressively working through all major muscle groups. We will wrap up the class with a full body stretch. Wear comfortable workout clothes, indoor exercise shoes. Bring a water bottle and yoga mat.
Gentle Pilates This gentle Pilates class incorporates elements from classical Pilates exercises focusing on teaching key Pilates principles. This class is taught at a slower pace with emphasis on proper technique, execution and progressions. All levels welcome!
Gentle for Hips Our hips are the connection point of both the spine and the legs. The ‘hip girdle’ and the 17-25 muscles that it includes are the central station of the body. Tight hips are a symptom of our desk-bound modern life. This class will work on the poses that help to loosen the hips, improve range of motion and circulation, increase mobility, stability and flexibility and may help to alleviate knee and low back pain.
Gentle Yoga This is a softer, more gently paced class that is meant to cultivate an internal meditative experience while stretching and recharging the body. Gentle yoga is less strenuous and best for beginners, or those looking for a calm class that incorporates breathing, postures and movement. A great place to start if you are new to yoga! **Heart Wise – Fridays – 10:45 a.m.**
Gentle Yoga Flow This class is less strenuous than our regular Yoga Flow class. Flow sequences combined with yoga postures will strengthen and stretch you from head to toe. The practice will finish with a full body stretch.
Hatha Good for everybody, from beginners to seasoned Yogis. This class is a perfect balance of strengthening and stretching. It is a blend of standing poses, seated/floor poses, meditation and breathing exercises. This class may also include some active flow or sun salutations.
Hatha & Meditation (Crystal Bowls) This class includes the practices of Hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation. Create a mind-body connection by exploring mindfulness through yoga postures, breath work and guided meditation practices. The first class of each month will include a Crystal Bowl Meditation. All levels welcome!
Heart Opening Hatha Anahata (Heart) yoga is a flowing series of Hatha postures designed to support, open and expand the heart chakra. By focusing on the breath and opening the three lower energy centres, the body’s meridian points are activated and vital energy (Prana) is fed directly to the heart chakra. This class is ideal for all levels.
Meditation A guided meditation class that will provide you with relaxation, breathing and meditation techniques. Explore meditation processes through different guided meditations and visualization practices. New, novice and experienced meditators will find a place in this class. **Heart Wise – Thursdays – 10:45 a.m.**
Pilates Our mat Pilates class will teach you to use your body more efficiently and target key structures that support your core during work or play. Pilates uses controlled movements, proper alignment and breathing to strengthen all core muscles. All levels welcome!
Power Yoga A stronger more vigorous class, Power Yoga is ideal for those looking for a more athletic form of yoga. This class will introduce you to the basics of power yoga, with a strong emphasis on breath and movement.
Restorative Yoga Join us for this amazing class that will slowly move your body into full relaxation while being fully supported with the right props. Rest quietly in poses accompanied by eye pillows and soft music and surrender into deep relaxation. This class is deeply nurturing and appropriate for everyone. **Heart Wise – Tuesdays – 10:45 a.m.**
Stress Redux Are you tired, feeling stressed and need a posture break? Somatics uses gentle, easy to learn movement patterns and breathing exercises to relax muscles. Brings greater awareness to the body and releases unconscious holding patterns and unwanted tension. Movements are slow and deliberate, soothing the nervous system and regulating the breath. All levels are welcome.
Yang Yin This class is great for creating balance in your yoga practice. It brings together two styles of yoga – dynamic sequences including standing postures and passively held yin postures. The perfect blend of movement and stillness. All levels welcome.
Yin and Meditation A series of Yin Yoga postures followed by a period of guided meditation. Release tension be present and enjoy this calming yoga class! Yin and Meditation together allow time for reflection, release and reenergizing of the body while quieting the mind. This is a gentle, mindful practice. All levels welcome.
Yin Yoga A Yin practice works deep connective tissues and increases energy flow in the body, releasing any energetic blockages. Poses are held for 3-5 minutes. Props are used to aid in physical release of tension without adding undue stress to the body. All levels welcome. **Heart Wise – Wednesdays – 10:45 a.m.**
Yoga Flow Vinyasa flow is a class where yoga postures are connected through breath for a more vigorous and athletic approach to your practice. This level of class is often built around sun salutations and is sometimes called power yoga. Vinyasa flow builds heat, endurance, strength and flexibility with a strong focus on the core through postures and breath work. Previous yoga experience is recommended.