Vinyasa Yoga: In the spirit of Krishnamacharya, YogaSpace Vinyasa classes emphasize alignment in service of the breath to create a therapeutic effect. Creative sequencing varies from class to class while therapeutic sequencing rules always apply. Carefully chosen music is incorporated to instill and deepen the rhythm of the breath and inspire the spirit. Moderate/Intense
Hatha Yoga: Develop strength and flexibility while learning to consciously balance effort and rest. Release the spine through stability and breath. Hatha classes taught in the tradition of Vanda Scaravelli. Moderate
Flow Yoga: Journey through the Chakras opening the body for exploration in a sequence of postures to promote glandular health and rejuvenation. Move slowly focusing inward, as you explore your individual edge and let go of expectations of achievement. Gentle
Restorative Yoga: Assisted by the use of props, poses are held for longer periods of time. This enables us to let go of long-held tensions that manifest both physically and mentally. Our drop-in Restorative Yoga classes incorporate soothing music, essential oils and lots of deep hands on assistance. Our Tuesday night drop-in Restorative class is taught by a team of teachers who offer an abundance of hands on assistance. Gentle
Vinyasa Restorative Flow: This class is both a work out and a work in. Enjoy a highly energizing yet deeply calming, flowing Vinyasa class that closes with a series of delicious Restorative poses. Melt into Savasana and float home. Level 1 Moderate
Level 1-2 Intense
Hatha/Restorative: This class will challenge you. It explores both active and restorative modes of asana practice. It aims to strengthen the body while removing fatigue, and promotes a calm and meditative state of mind. Deep
Community Class: Taught by students of our teacher training program, these popular Hatha and Vinyasa classes tend to move slowly and are full of detailed instruction. Moderate
Pilates/Yoga Fusion: Strengthen the core muscles that stabilize the spine and give the body a strong foundation, allowing more efficient and less stressful movement. Improve posture, balance, athletic performance, and help prevent injury. Moderate/Intense
Prenatal Yoga: Prepare your mind and body for the most challenging work of your life. A flow of postures and breath work to support your pregnancy and prepare you for labour. All levels may join at any point in pregnancy. Gentle/Moderate
Introduction to Hatha Yoga/Fundamentals: This gentle introductory class will familiarize students with all the fundamental elements of Hatha Yoga. Students will learn about and experience: how to get into and out of the postures comfortably and safely, the function of the postures and what you should be feeling in them; basic anatomy and anatomical terms as applied to Yoga; bringing attention to the breath; how to modify the poses for injuries and individual bodies; how to use props to increase the benefits of the poses and basic Yoga class protocol ie; how we set up & finish, do’s and don’ts etc. Gentle
Introduction to Vinyasa Yoga/Fundamentals: This 4 week workshop is designed as both an introductory class for new students and a wonderful way for experienced students to sharpen their own practice. The word Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement.” In other words, a teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. The intimate size of the class gives an opportunity for students to learn the fundamentals of: physical poses (asanas), principles of breathing (pranayama) and vinyasa (sun salutations). Expect movement, not only stretching. Equal focus on flexibility & strengthening. Taught slower with more attention & time for questions. Each week will build upon the last. Allowing students to learn safely, at a great pace. Therefore, giving one confidence to head out into our drop in schedule.
Pippa’s Introduction to Pilates: A deep yet gentle introduction to the original Pilates mat exercises. These basic exercises focus on detailed re-alignment of the spine and slow controlled use of the breath to contact the most supportive back and abdominal muscles. It is ideal for students hoping to discover or rediscover their core, heal from back injuries or develop finer mind/body awareness. Moderate
Pippa’s Intermediate Pilates: An intense core work-out for students hoping to deepen their yoga practice and/or core strength. Pippa will take you through a vigorous yet fluid series of intermediate pilates mat exercises with grace and ease. The work encourages healthy and efficient physical patterns as the students learn to initiate full body movements from the core and find their own optimal alignment. Intense
Therapeutic Yoga: A feast for the senses. Massage, reflexology, myofacial release and Thai Yoga massage are applied as students are guided and supported through a flow of gentle, restorative poses, draped in cotton blankets and soft eye pillows, resting over bolsters in various asanas. Deeply healing. Gentle
Pre-registered Restorative Yoga: 6 weeks. Assisted by the use of props, poses are held for longer periods of time. This enables us to let go of long- held tensions that manifest both physically and mentally. The benefits of the pre-registered Restorative Yoga class are that one works with the same group throughout the 6 week period allowing for the teacher to work progressively through a series of poses that build on the previous week, class size is limited allowing much more individual attention and the course is taught by senior teacher, Hali Schwartz, who has trained all of our Restorative Yoga teachers and is, in fact, the Queen of Restorative Yoga in Toronto. Gentle
Yoga for Parents with Crawlers/Toddlers: (up to 2 years of age) The small stduio is an intimate and safe place for children to play, while parents participate in a Vinyasa level 1 class that will improve strength and agility. This class moves at a respectable pace with time for children and adults to interact with each other. It is a rewarding and fun experience for all. Moderate
Prenatal Partner Yoga: The physical practice of Yoga builds strength, flexibility and stamina while alleviating many of the symptoms of pregnancy.
Postnatal Yoga: Restore, tone and strengthen after childbirth. Babies welcome until they crawl. Moderate
Birth Preparation: This course helps couples prepare for childbirth and the early postpartum period. Each class combines practical hands-on information with exploration of individual and group concerns.