Yoga Class Descriptions

Yoga Class Descriptions

Beginner Yoga (Hatha)

ALL LEVELS

Hatha Yoga is a slower paced practice, giving more time to get into poses while working on alignment and stretching.

This class is designed as an introduction to the practice of yoga. Class is slower paced than an all-levels class, and focused on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses as well as body awareness and mindful moving. Also great for those looking for a deep stretch after a workout. Come to learn, play, and discover the magic of yoga in a supportive environment.

Christmas Yoga Flow

Come Join Cheryl for this Special Holiday Pop up Class on December 19th, 5:30pm - 6:45pm.  It's a beautiful hour and 15 min Flow into Yin Class. Give yourself this time to settle in Physically and Mentally and wind down for the Holidays. The first half of the class is fluid movement with connection of your breath, while warming up your body, and working on strength and mobility.  Preparing for the 2nd half of the class, settling into a yin practice.  Poses that will allow you to settle into your Fascia (connective tissue), while holding them up to 2 minutes.  If you have a blanket and/or blocks,  you are more than welcome to bring them to class.  See you then.

Hips and Hammies

ALL LEVELS

Yoga that focuses on mobility and stretching of the hips, hamstrings and all interconnected muscles to help with recovery and movement

Maintaining Balance (Hatha/Restorative)

ALL LEVELS

Hatha Yoga is a slower paced practice, giving more time to get into poses while working on alignment and stretching. Restorative Yoga is a style that dives into the Parasympathetic Nervous System. It is a practice designed to relax, restore and rejuvenate the physical and mental bodies.

This class will emphasize poses that will maintain flexibility particularly of the spine and hips as well as strengthening core and back muscles to keep the back and spine in good condition. A portion of the class will include the principles of Restorative yoga, so there will be a restful and relaxed meditation.

Power Vinyasa Level 2

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED LEVEL

Power Yoga is a vigorous fitness/based approach to vinyasa-style yoga.

Vinyasa Flow is a yoga style that links breath with movement. Vi means “to place” and nyasa means “ in a special way”. Throughout these classes, you will move through a sequence of poses (asanas), with purpose and control. This will help build strength and mobility for your physical body, while mentally bringing consciousness to each move you make.

A challenging and athletic Vinyasa sequence that may include core work, balancing postures, inversions, and arm balances. This fast paced flow is suited for intermediate yogis. See you on the mat!

 

Power Yin™

ALL LEVELS

Did you know that hip pain and low back pain may lead to the most common fitness-related injuries?

This class can change that! Just as it is necessary to methodically stress the muscles to keep them strong, it is also equally important to methodically stress the joints to keep them healthy.

Power Yin™ yoga stretches and re-hydrates the joint tissue so it won’t become stuck and stiff. As a result, no matter what your favourite sport or activity, Power Yin™ will only make it better for you and easier on you.
 

Renewing Vinyasa Flow Level 1

ALL LEVELS

Vinyasa Flow is a yoga style that links breath with movement. Vi means “to place” and nyasa means “ in a special way”. Throughout these classes, you will move through a sequence of poses (asanas), with purpose and control. This will help build heat, strength and mobility for your physical body, while mentally bringing consciousness to each move you make.

An energizing and opening flow practice where a variety of poses are grounded with renewing breath and mental focus. The rich potential for intensity and edge-playing is balanced with emphasis on self-care and surrender.

Silent Vinyasa Flow into Yin

ALL LEVELS

Vinyasa Flow is a yoga style that links breath with movement. Vi means “to place” and nyasa means “ in a special way”. Throughout these classes, you will move through a sequence of poses (asanas), with purpose and control. This will help build heat, strength and mobility for your physical body, while mentally bringing consciousness to each move you make.

Yin Yoga is a slow paced practice, where the poses are held for a longer period of time, to target the Fascia (connective tissue).

The first half of the class is fluid movement with connection of your breath, while warming up your body, and working on strength and mobility. Preparing for the 2nd half of the class, settling into a yin practice. Poses that will allow you to settle into your Fascia (connective tissue), while holding them up to 2 minutes. If you have a blanket and/or blocks, you are more than welcome to bring them to class.

Sivananda Yoga (Hatha)

ALL LEVELS

Hatha Yoga is a slower paced practice, giving more time to get into poses while working on alignment and stretching.

The world-renowned Sivananda Yoga, is a classical and holistic approach to Hatha Yoga, that stretches and tones the whole body and elevates the mind and spirit. Sivananda practice is a series of poses and breathing techniques in a particular sequence.

Twist and VInyasa Flow Level 1

ALL LEVELS

Vinyasa Flow is a yoga style that links breath with movement. Vi means “to place” and nyasa means “ in a special way”. Throughout these classes, you will move through a sequence of poses (asanas), with purpose and control. This will help build heat, strength and mobility for your physical body, while mentally bringing consciousness to each move you make.

This class incorporates multiple twists with a focus on increasing ones’ strength and flexibility through movement and breath.

Vinyasa Chakra Flow Level 1

ALL LEVELS

Vinyasa Flow is a yoga style that links breath with movement. Vi means “to place” and nyasa means “ in a special way”. Throughout these classes, you will move through a sequence of poses (asanas), with purpose and control. This will help build strength and mobility for your physical body, while mentally bringing consciousness to each move you make.

Added to this class, you will be guided through Pranayama Techniques and a final relaxation session designed to heal, balance, and soothe each of your seven Chakras (energy points in your body:: root, sacral, solar, plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown.

Vinyasa Flow Level 1

ALL LEVELS 

Vinyasa Flow is a yoga style that links breath with movement. Vi means “to place” and nyasa means “ in a special way”. Throughout these classes, you will move through a sequence of poses (asanas), with purpose and control. This will help build heat, strength and mobility for your physical body, while mentally bringing consciousness to each move you make. 

Vinyasa Flow Level 2

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED LEVELS

Vinyasa Flow is a yoga style that links breath with movement. Vi means “to place” and nyasa means “ in a special way”. Throughout these classes, you will move through a sequence of poses (asanas), with purpose and control. This will help build strength and mobility for your physical body, while mentally bringing consciousness to each move you make.

Level 2 will offer chances to practice balancing poses and possible inversions.

Yoga for Athletes (Hatha)

ALL LEVELS

Hatha Yoga is a slower paced practice, giving more time to get into poses while working on alignment and stretching.

Yoga aids athletes by increasing holistic, organic strength; by creating enough flexibility in the muscles and range of motion in the joints so that they can move fluidly and to prevent injury; and by sharpening mental focus. Yoga is an approach to balance: balance of the body in space; balance between strength and flexibility; balance between work and rest, doing and being; balance of mind, body, and spirit. Yoga for athletes not only helps with flexibility, but also helps to keep athletic bodies balanced and strong. By addressing imbalances in conditioning, and sequencing yoga poses to realign, athletes can find
increased range of motion, better body awareness, and a competitive edge.

Yoga Nidra

STAY FOR TEA AND/OR EGGNOG AFTER CLASS

This class will begin with very gentle somatic movements and then move into a yoga nidra, a very restorative practice by candlelight, also known as yogic sleep. This is a guided meditation practice, allowing your body to lie still while your mind follows a voice through stages of relaxation for the physical body and the mind. You'll need to wear warm clothes or bring layers, and ideally bring your blanket and a small pillow/hand towel to support your head and/or knees.