Stretch and Balance
Stretching is a vital part of any exercise routine as it gives your muscles the ability to lengthen, to expand and restore after exercise. Increase flexibility, range of motion, balance and strength while making a deeper connection between the mind and body.
This class incorporates sequences studied by the National Institute of Health that improve back health. The class also focuses on improving core strength to support back health. The class is appropriate for those with low to low-moderate intensity back issues. The class also brings in Pranayama and a guided end relaxation that opens students to deep relaxation and increased awareness.
These classes may include some challenging poses and sequences, with modifications and assists offered and encouraged. Classes may include inversions or preparation poses for inversions. These classes may challenge your strength, balance, and flexibility. We recommend that you are familiar with basic yoga poses and have at least six months of experience practicing.
Last Sundays Meditation and Movement
This class combines guided meditation and full body opening through gentle flow. Suitable for all levels.
and August 26
Appropriate for people who are new to yoga or familiar with a few basic yoga poses, and those who have no serious injuries. Need not be “flexible” to do these classes! Classes will include detailed alignment cues so those newer to the practice can continue building a foundation for a safe practice. These classes are a great compliment to running and other athletic activities and will focus on core work, strengthening the major muscles groups, stretching safely, balance, and breath.
These classes may include some more challenging poses and sequences, with modifications and assists offered, and options for up-leveling. Classes may include inversions or preparation poses for inversions, and may challenge your strength, balance, and flexibility. We recommend you are familiar with basic poses.
The perfect class for beginners and seasoned practitioners as you refine the relationship to your body and awaken to new habits. This class teaches precision and alignment of yoga postures. The pace is more reflective as we develop strength and flexibility through longer holds of common postures and blend mindfulness and breath-work to build awareness. Expect a challenge as we give postures time to imprint. There is greater detail of instruction and the opportunity for interaction and hands on adjustments.
Yoga for All
This eclectic practice open to all students. The class is sure to include hip openers, core work, endurance challenges, pranayama (breath work), and restorative meditation.
Stimulates your cardiovascular system, engages core, tones and stretches the full-body, and induces calmness of mind and body through deep breathing, visualization and meditation. Combines Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Qi Gong principles into fluid movements using a Chi Ball. Chi Balls provided for class.
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 Yasohara Ashram on Lake Kootenay, British Columbia.
Starts June 21 and ends July 26.