These eclectic classes may challenge your strength, balance, and flexibility and include challenging poses, inversions and sequences.
Modification and alignment assists are shared and students are encouraged to listen to their bodies. Classes will include asanas, breath work and
meditation. We recommend that you have at least six months to a year of yoga experience and have knowledge of yoga poses.
Gentle yoga focuses on making yoga accessible especially for those living with low back issues. The class integrates Viniyoga sequences that have been studied by the National Institutes of Health and improve back health and functioning. It's appropriate for those living with mild to moderate back pain. Additionally, it focuses on asanas (poses) that support core strength, balance and deep restoration. The class also introduces students to Pranayama (breath work) and Dhyana (meditation) practice.
This balanced class will take students through a creative blend of poses offering variations along the way for all bodies.
We will work on actions from the inside as a blueprint for our outer alignment.
The classes will give foundational cues for toning, lengthening and breathwork that will naturally build strength and add depth to the practice.
Restorative Yoga 3rd Saturday
Relax & Renew focuses on the “yoga of being” rather than “doing.” Created by BKS Iyengar, it’s about being supported and letting go to tap into the body’s innate healing system. The practice uses numerous props and spends time in each posture to experience its full benefit. Students often “float” out of this deeply nourishing practice.
Vinyasa flow classes emphasize flowing with breath through engaged asana. Flow classes combine elements from various yoga styles. Often taught to music, these classes are best suited to students with a basic knowledge of the postures who enjoy a vigorous practice. Students can expect to work on improving strength, flexibility, and balance.
New to Yoga Beginners If you have been curious about taking a yoga class but resisted because you did not know what to expect, this class is for you. If you can breathe, you can practice yoga. This class offers a solid foundation to what may blossom into a lifelong yoga practice. Learn basic asanas (poses), improve range of motion, increase strength and balance, relieve tension and calm the mind.
Stimulates cardiovascular system, engages core, tones, and stretches the full-body. This class induces calmness of mind and body through deep breathing, visualization, and meditation., and combines Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, and Qi Gong principles into fluid movements using a Chi Ball. Chi Balls provided.
Yasodhara Hatha Yoga
YHY is a gentle, compassionate, student-centered yoga that meets students wherever they are. YHY focuses on self-discovery and nurtures the whole person – body, mind and spirit. Yasodhara Yoga has its origins in the Saraswati lineage from Rishikesh, India and was brought to the west by Swami Radha, founder of the Yasodhara Ashram on Lake Kootenay, British Columbia.
In Sanskrit, “Ha” represents sun and “tha” represents moon. The opposites in our lives, such as yin and yang, light and darkness, hard and soft, vigorous and gentle are woven into Hatha Yoga. This class incorporates, breath into movement, strengthening, stretching and balance. There will be time for longer held asanas, pranayama and meditation. Open to all levels.
Pop up Saturday Vinyasa
Start your Saturday off right with this heat-building practice designed to get a full-body stretch and strengthening in. This class will be set to music. Students should have familiarity with the basic asanas as limited instruction will be offered.