Ashtanga

Our normal temperature studios are comfortably warm at 24 to 26 degrees to support the internal warmth created as you move and breathe through your practice.

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ASHTANGA YOGA (All levels / beginner friendly)
Students are guided through a portion of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Series. Breath and postures are linked in a continuous flow or vinyasa, which helps develop internal heat and a purifying sweat. A strong style of yoga, building stamina, strength and flexibility.
ASHTANGA YOGA LAB (All levels)
Working within the posture sequences of Ashtanga Yoga we will explore the balancing of opposites, actions and counteractions, to help find greater ease and stability in our yoga practices. Expect to flow, workshop and develop new skills. Suitable for all levels.
ASHTANGA PRIMARY SERIES(All levels)
Students are guided through the Full Primary Series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Series. Recommended to students familiar with Ashtanga Yoga or those with an adventurous spirit.
108 SUN SALUTATIONS(All levels)
108 is a sacred number in yoga. Traditionally, we practice 108 Sun Salutations to mark special occasions including the change of seasons (solstice & equinox). In this class, we will join in 108 Sun salutations together breaking them into 9 sets of 12 Sun Salutation A’s, staying in downward dog for 5 breaths only after the 12th one. Whenever needed, take child’s pose to rest and rejoin when you can. This practice is invigorating and challenging but accessible to all.
MYSORE PRACTICE(All levels)
Arrive to Mysore practice Monday through Thursday between 6:00am and 8:45am; class ends at 9:30 and arrive Sunday 8:00am to 9:15am; class ends at 10:00.

An assisted self practice class in which students are taught the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga sequence individually with hands-on adjustments and extensive personal instruction. Perfect for all levels of practitioner as you will be taught at precisely your own pace and ability.

There is no mysore practice on the days of the new and full moons but attend Karma Meditation classes on moon days that fall on weekdays from 6:30-7:30am.

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Hot Yoga

Our hot yoga studio uses far-infrared heat and an intelligent air exchange system which makes the air easily breathable and comfortable without high humidity. Temperature is set to 38 degrees.

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HOT YIN(All levels / beginner friendly)
Passive postures held for longer allow for deep opening in the connective tissue of hips, pelvis and spine. When these stretches are held in our infrared hot room the deep opening is intensified. A popular option for tight sore bodies and for beginners, due to the slow pace.
HOT YING YANG(All levels / beginner friendly)
Combining yang style postures (strength, balance, heat building) and passive yin style postures held longer, allowing for warming of the muscles and deep opening in the connective tissue of hips, pelvis and spine. A good class choice for beginners, those with limited mobility or injury.
HOT FLOW(All levels / beginner friendly)
Use breath as the primary link between integration of body and mind. A cardiovascular practice that will strengthen your body and build technique for safe and fluid transitions between poses. A good base class in preparation for the following hot class options.
HOT CORE(All levels / beginner friendly)
How do your centres, both physical and mental, relate to movement and awareness of the rest of the body? We have many centres and there are many connections to be made. Enjoy the exploration of these relationships as each teacher interprets.
HOT DETOX(All levels / beginner friendly)
A vigorous, heat building, flowing class. Spinal twists and compressions stoke the metabolism and rid the body of toxins.
HOT ASHTANGA(All levels / beginner friendly)
Students are guided through a portion of the Ashtanga Vinyasa series… in the hot room! Breath and posture are linked in a continuous flow or vinyasa, developing internal heat. A strong style of yoga building stamina, strength and flexibility.
HOT VINYASA(All levels / beginner friendly)
Inspired by the foundational and advanced postures of Pattabhi Jois and Krishnamacharya, this class provides a rhythmic dance between breath and movement, pose and release. All levels appropriate; disciplined students are drawn to this class.

The set sequence practices arm balancing prep, inversion prep, and a sweet long savasana. Week after week students will experience familiarity and confidence with postures, and internal change in their bodies. In tune with the dedication and progress of students, the sequence will evolve organically.

HOT POWER(All levels / beginner friendly)
Challenge yourself with this dynamic flowing class that will introduce more complex poses such as binds, arm balances and inversions. Appropriate if you are physically active and comfortable with basic yoga postures but all levels are welcome – just be sure to take simpler options given and rest when needed.

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VINYASA FLOW(All levels)
Principles of foundation, primary movement and alignment are woven into this moving practice, where fluid transitions and breath link postures in sequences designed to explore varying principles or themes.
YING YANG(All levels)
Combining yang style postures (strength, balance, heat building) and passive yin style postures (longer holds, deepening, more stillness), allows for warming of the muscles and deep opening in the connective tissue of hips, pelvis and spine. A good class choice for beginners, those with limited mobility or injury and is pre-natal friendly.
RESTORATIVE YOGA(All levels / beginner friendly)
A soothing slow paced class supported with blankets, bolsters and blocks. All levels of practitioner will benefit from a more calm nervous system and the gradual deep opening that long, supported holds allow.
FLOW(All levels / beginner friendly)
All levels of practitioner can benefit from this gentle flow and breath work sequence.
YOGA ON THE WALL(All levels)
Using adjustable straps attached to the wall, explore & deepen sensation in the body through supported postures. Invert safely with the assistance of the strap to familiarize mind and body with turning it all upside down! Expect personal attention through hands on assists and an emphasis on anatomical alignment to find connections threaded through the body. Slowly discover increased strength and understanding that will befriend you in other, non prop supported classes.

**Please avoid this class if you have glaucoma, heart disease, high or low blood pressure, easy onset vertigo, propensity for fainting, sinusitis or head cold, disc herniation, recent stroke or severe muscle spasms or if you are pregnant.

YOGA FUNDAMENTALS(All levels)
Learn the basics in alignment, focus and breath, fundamentally necessary for yoga asana and practice. Appropriate for beginners looking for understanding and detailed instruction as well as more seasoned students looking for greater understanding of the underlying principles which can be applied to more advanced practice. Flowing, active and challenging but will allow time to stop and examine the practice.

Meditation

We offer a range of meditative classes, most of which are featured in our dedicated meditation and teacher training studio, the Om Room. If your life and mind can be characterized as busy, demanding or distracted, these classes are for you. Practiced instructors help lead the way into the vast potential of the present moment.

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NAPPING(All levels / beginner friendly)
Welcome to your space to breathe, rest and recharge. Step into our gently but colourfully lit meditation studio for your daily meditation or nap time. Rest deeply with all the props you need… float on giant bubbles for that light airy feeling. Add one of our weighted blankets on top to anchor your body, use eye pillows and masks to direct your senses inward. Ambient music plays in the space around you as allow time -20 minutes to 2 hours- for you and your ultimate well being.
CRYSTAL SOUNDBATH(All levels / beginner friendly)
Immerse yourself in the healing tones of quartz crystal and Tibetan singing bowls. The bowls are gentle yet powerful facilitators of meditative states which supports the body’s innate healing wisdom to recalibrate and reset. Complimented by guided meditations anchored in the awareness of breath, body and lovingkindness.
FLOATING YOGA & MEDITATION(All levels)
Ever wondered how it would feel to float on a cloud? Hovering mid air in your yoga hammock, you will be guided through some gentle yoga and beautiful meditation techniques, inviting you into a deep state of relaxation.

*Avoid this class if you have glaucoma, heart disease, very high or low blood pressure, easy onset vertigo, propensity for fainting, sinusitis or head cold, disc herniation, recent stroke or severe muscle spasms or if you are pregnant.

*This is a small class with capacity limited to 14 students. Please pre register or cancel your reservation if you are unable to attend. We do charge a $10 no show fee.

FULL & NEW MOON SITS(All levels)
Karma Classes ($10 drop in for non members)

Join us for morning meditation when the full and new moons fall on a weekday. Receive instruction on breath awareness meditation then silent practice for 20-25 min, followed by a guided loving kindness meditation and short dharma talk. Tea available for those who wish to stay for a visit afterward. No experience required, all are welcome. This is karma class, all donations go to our monthly charitable recipient. Members are not required to donate.

YOGA NIDRA(All levels / beginner friendly)
Yoga Nidra, also known as Yogic Sleep, is a deep healing practice intended to induce total physical, mental and emotional relaxation. This meditation is practiced laying down. The five-stage process that begins with a body scan shifting your awareness and placing consciousness into parts of the body to engage one’s physicality. It incorporates meditation on the breath, the balancing of feelings and emotional states, visualization, and self-healing. Setting a positive intention is another important step (which is called a sankalpa) and this gives the participant a specific purpose to the session.
RADICAL RELAXATION(All levels / beginner friendly)
Radical Relaxation is another Yoga Nidra class format (same as above plus). But in this class we lie on flotation devices, juxtaposed by weighted gravity blankets placed on top of the body, offering a feeling of being grounded and rooted while at the same time feeling light and airy. Radically relaxing 🙂
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