Yoga & Pilates
Our class schedule will remain the same for the month of September. Starting in October, we will be moving to a session-based format. Please click here to see the Frequently Asked Questions about our new session format.
This class is a mix of gentle Hatha yoga, restorative and alignment yoga. It is great for people that want to have a slower moving class that focuses on proper alignment, injuries, body awareness, relaxation and stress relief.
Prenatal yoga classes are designed with the health and comfort of both you and your baby in mind. The poses will help to reduce pain in the lower back, hips and legs in addition to helping you maintain good posture throughout your pregnancy. These gentle stretches will also help you prepare for the birth by toning the pelvic floor, allowing for a more controlled delivery with fewer complications and enhanced postnatal healing.
Vinyasa classes involve moving fluidly from one posture to the next in conjunction with synchronised breath. This fluid movement, also known as Vinyasa Flow, almost takes the form of a dance and can generate internal heat and a cleansing sweat. This style helps to purify organs and muscles alike. It improves inner calm and focus, helps circulation, cardiovascular efficiency and strengthens the body. This class is practiced in a warm room.
Ashtanga Primary Series
This class introduces students to the concepts and poses of the traditional style of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series in a mindful, safe, and effective way. The Primary Series is also known as yoga chakitsa or yoga therapy and is meant to help find centered strength and focus for the body and mind. Basic philosophy is introduced along with an introduction to the sun salutations, standing poses, seated postures and closing postures. Extra time and attention are devoted to the breathing techniques and to establishing correct alignment within each posture. This is a heated class in which you will gain great strength, a steady mind, flexibility, and balance.
Yin yoga is a deeply meditative practice holding postures for an extended period of time. Yin yoga classes involve a relaxed practice of floor postures that are held from three to five minutes at a time. It helps build bone density, bring fluid back to joints and ligaments, helps relief arthritic pain, and is great for balancing emotion.
Pilates is a total body conditioning routine that will help build flexibility, muscles strength, and endurance. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing and developing a strong core or center, and improving coordination and balance. The pilates’ system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises. Pilates is low impact, so it is comfortable for most people suffering from various joint issues, while still delivering a challenge.
Move from one pose to the next with fun, safe, and deliberate movement, while holding poses long enough to build strength and balance and create space in the joints. This class will assist you in cultivating mindfulness and precision, while developing an understanding for your individual strengths and limitations. With time you will develop the awareness to make the micro adjustments that most benefit you in your poses.
Express classes are noon hour classes that run for 45 minutes to accommodate lunch breaks. Since these are shorter classes they only take half a punch off of a punch card, or half of a drop in fee.
Yoga is not a workout, it’s a work in. Through supported passive postures we allow the body to move into a very deep state of relaxation. When we reach this deep state we are replenishing our reserves. This helps us approach our daily lives in a relaxed, rested, and compassionate way. Unwind, relax, restore, let go in supportive relaxing yoga postures to help rejuvenate your nervous system, and calm the mind.