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DROP-IN AND SPECIALTY CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

The classes at Yogaspace are appropriate for a wide range of physical abilities and levels of practice. Participants are always encouraged to listen closely to their bodies, and taught how to modify the postures and movements to make them accessible to their unique needs and circumstances. Not every pose or movement is for every body. No postures or movements should ever cause pain. A good yoga teacher is a knowledgable and supportive guide who see’s you, and is able to attend to your unique needs. Nobody knows your body better than you.

LEVELS

 

All Levels – All levels classes are for everyone from beginners to seasoned practitioners. Some all levels classes provide more detailed instruction while others encourage students to explore and make their own discoveries about moving in time and space. Teachers will often provide modifications to individuals for the sake of comfort, safety, and/or accessibility.

Level 1-2 – These classes are for students who are familiar with yoga and movement practices. They often include more advanced postures, longer holds, and/or increased pace. Students who are coming to level 1-2 classes for the first time are encouraged to be patient, take ample breaks, and develop strength and endurance over time.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

In Studio Specialty Classes

AROMATHERAPY YIN WITH REIKI – All – In Studio

Ashley McEachern
Amanda Stokes
First Sunday of every month, 7-8:30pm REGISTER NOW »

Join Ashley Holly and Amanda Stokes for 90 minutes of pure relaxation, deep stretching, mindfulness, and pampering. This special class fuses yoga, aromatherapy, gentle touch, and reiki to deepen your yoga experience. Intentionally scheduled for Sunday evenings, this class will help you release tension from your week and enter the new one with clarity and calm.

 

DROP-IN CLASSES: IN STUDIO AND ONLINE (Register through the Schedule)

 

Vinyasa Flow – All – In Studio and Online

Nicole Duff - Monday 1pm
Fiona Walker - Monday 4:30pm, Wednesday 6pm, Friday 4:30pm
Jessica Ullathorne - Tuesday 6pm

Vinyasa means ‘to place in a sacred way’. In this flowing, dance-like practice, we begin with a warm up and then move into Sun Salutations, Standing Poses, Standing Balances, Core Work, Backbends, Forward Folds and Twists. Sometimes Inversions are also practiced. The transitions between postures are linked by the breath and the postures themselves are held for 3-5 steady breaths. With emphasis on the breath, core engagement, pacing and alignment, students are encouraged to move with care from posture to posture. As new postures are introduced, they are systematically broken down with modifications to make them more accessible to beginners and/or, more challenging for advanced students. Vinyasa classes are fun, and accompanied by inspiring and gently rhythmic music to set the pace. Vinyasa yoga provides cardio conditioning while challenging endurance, strength, stability, mobility and balance.

 

Brunch Yoga – All – In Studio

Nicky Poole - Saturday 10am

Nicky is bringing back ‘Saturday Morning Brunch Yoga’. Come for her exquisite Vinyasa Class and then go for brunch! Vinyasa means ‘to place in a sacred way’. In this flowing, dance-like practice, we begin with a warm up and then move into Sun Salutations, Standing Poses, Standing Balances, Core Work, Backbends, Forward Folds and Twists. Sometimes Inversions are also practiced. The transitions between postures are linked by the breath and the postures themselves are held for 3-5 steady breaths. With emphasis on the breath, core engagement, pacing and alignment, students are encouraged to move with care from posture to posture. As new postures are introduced, they are systematically broken down with modifications to make them more accessible to beginners and/or, more challenging for advanced students. Vinyasa classes are fun, and accompanied by inspiring and gently rhythmic music to set the pace. Vinyasa yoga provides cardio conditioning while challenging endurance, strength, stability, mobility and balance.

 

Morning Salutations – All – In Studio

Jaffer Hussain - Tuesday 9:30am

The perfect morning class for all levels of students. Stretchy and slow beginnings mixed with a moderate vinyasa practice will give you just the right amount of sweat and chill to leave you feeling your best.

 

Flowyoga – All – In Studio and Online

Bibi Rahim-Hahn - Wednesday 11am, Friday 6pm, Sunday 4pm

The Flow always begins with a guided meditation that goes deep and sets the tone for for a series of postures to open the body for inward exploration. This class moves slowly and deliberately, encouraging participants to explore their individual edges while letting go of externally imposed expectations and limitations. The Flowyoga sequence is designed to stimulate each chakra and promote health in the associated glands of the endocrine system. A slow moving class focused on developing and maintaining mental and physical stability, mobility and balance.

 

Chakra Flow – 1-2 – In Studio

Hali Schwartz - Wednesday 1pm

This unique practice, (sādhana) will explore some of the most important elements of the traditional hatha yoga system. Our weekly sequence will remain the same for three month cycles until it is cultivated and honed. It will include āsana, prānāyām and the practices of chakra kriya. In its classical setting, hatha yoga’s principal aim is to bring awareness to the channels of energy (chakra) that lie dormant within the body so that they may be accessed. This is a dynamic and exciting practice that culminates in the stillness of meditation. An intermediate class, ideal for yoga practitioners with some prior experience.

 

Classical Hatha Flow – 1-2 – In Studio

Yosh Maeda - Monday 6pm

The Classical Hatha yoga system is comprised of the asana, pranayama and meditation exercises found in the ancient texts of Hatha yoga. The practice begins with several rounds of the original version of Surya Namaskar ~ a series of dynamic sun salutations devised to stretch and strengthen the front and back lines of the body in preparation for practice. The sequence continues with a series of asana to awaken the spine and create stability, mobility, strength and balance. As this practice evolves, more advanced postures are introduced and the postures are held for increasing lengths of time. Once the postures are completed, we move into a short pranayama, (breathing), and meditation practices to consciously connect with our peaceful selves before coming to rest in Savasana. Level 1-2 classes provide cardio conditioning as well as a focus on stability, mobility, and balance. They are appropriate for experienced practitioners and adventurous beginners.

 

Scaravelli Yoga – All – In Studio

Shelly Rowen - Tuesday 11am

In the tradition of yoga teacher Vanda Scaravelli, this is a gentle, yet powerful form of Hatha yoga that uses gravity and breath to release the spine and energize and mobilize your body. This approach focuses on working with your body’s natural movement patterns, bringing harmony and ease to the asanas (postures). Moving mindfully, we develop focus and awareness, learning to let go of old patterns of tension and stress. Tension is released, muscles awaken, joints become free, and we develop a practice where movement is stress-free and fluid. Improve your balance, strength, flexibility and mobility. This class includes movement and flow, but also allows lots of time to breathe deeply, relax and be still. These classes are perfect for beginners, older students and those who need, or like to go more slowly.

 

Mindful Hatha Yoga – All – In Studio

Darcie Clark - Thursday 11am

Improve your balance, strength, flexibility and mobility. This class includes movement and flow, but also allows lots of time to breathe deeply, relax and be still. These classes are perfect for beginners, older students and those who need, or prefer to go more slowly. This approach focuses on working with your body’s natural movement patterns, bringing harmony and ease to the asanas (postures). Moving mindfully, we develop focus and awareness, learn to let go of old patterns of tension and stress and relax and soften overworked, tight and stressed parts of our body. Tension is released, muscles awaken, joints become free, and we develop a practice where movement is stress-free and fluid.This way of working is beneficial for everyone, especially those with postural and mobility issues, and those who are in need of the time and space to relax deeply.

 

Yoga Tune Up® – Move & Massage – All – In Studio

YuMee Chung - Wednesday 1pm

A satisfying yogic movement class that includes targeted self-massage, feel-good therapeutic movement and breath practices designed to improve mobility and stability while increasing proprioception, diminishing pain, and calming the nervous system. A perfect complement to your yoga practice. Ideal for yogis looking to go deeper, athletes seeking active recovery, and anyone who appreciates artful yet anatomically fluent instruction. Great for all levels, including absolute beginners and those working with injuries.

 

Restorative Yoga – All – In Studio (+ Ongoing 5 Week Workshop Online – (Register through the Workshop Page)

Yosh Maeda - Monday 7:15pm
Kathryn Beet & Emily Bartlett - Thursday 6pm

Restorative yoga is a practice aimed at recovering wellness, ease and harmony in a system that has become overloaded and hyper stimulated. The restorative practice adapts many of the fundamental postures of the hatha yoga system, bringing about their healing properties by cultivating our ability to yield to the force of gravity. Practiced predominantly in reclined, prone or a sitting positions with the support of props to achieve varying effects, restorative yoga aims to transport the practitioner into a state of deep rest and inner quiet where the body and the mind can release accumulated tension.

 

Yin & Restore + Soundbath – All – In Studio

Nikki Gauci - Wednesday 7:30pm

An evening ritual that perfectly balances the stretch and release of Yin yoga and the nourishment and support of a Restorative practice. Enhanced by a live Soundbath and all done on the floor with the support of blankets, bolsters and blocks. Expect a luxurious guided savasana and float home in a state of bliss.

 

Yoga for Healthy Aging – In Studio
Evolving and Adapting your Yoga Practice as you Age

Shelly Rowen - Friday 11am

A class for those who are still, or would like to be, more physically active. Research shows that yoga can benefit your physical, mental and emotional health. It is also a safe and effective way to improve and maintain your balance, strength, flexibility and mobility. For those with arthritis or osteoporosis, this is a gentle, slow moving, low impact class. As long as you can get down on the ground and up again you can do these classes! If you can’t easily get up and down, you may find that with consistent practice that it becomes easier. We’ll take lots of time to breathe deeply, relax and be still, restoring balance to both mind and body.

 

Prenatal Yoga – All – In Studio and Online

Leasa Wright - Tuesday 7:15pm, Sunday 9:30am

A class for pregnant people that offers a whole body flow focused on stretching and strengthening important muscle groups in support of your changing, pregnant body. Connect breath and movement to unravel common pregnancy discomforts. Gentle and effective yoga sequences support you in developing the endurance required for coping during labour.

 

Postnatal Yoga – Baby & Me – In Studio

Leasa Wright - Wednesday 9:30am

This class has its own special rhythm and is designed specifically for new Mom’s with babies in tow. We will have the studio to ourselves so that new Mom’s can relax together and feel free to tend to their baby’s needs as we focus on finding calm, releasing tension, and toning our bodies in the areas we crave and need most at this time in our our lives. Through gentle movement, breath work, and optimal conditioning exercises, new Mom’s will begin to feel stronger, more confident and more relaxed while developing new relationships within their postnatal community. This class is for beginners, for those transitioning back into practice, and for babies who are not yet crawling. No prior yoga experience is necessary. You and your newborn may participate as gently as you like, taking breaks whenever needed.

*Please note: There is no room for strollers in the studio. Please bring your baby in a car seat or sling.