Class Descriptions

Please take time to review the class descriptions below to choose a class that best suits your body and meets your needs to enhance your yoga practice with us.

Drop In Classes

Looking for a way to create heat, build strength and stamina while purifying your mind? Try one of these classes:

 

Power Flow: Power Flow classes offer physically challenging vinyasa flow sequences, with few poses held for longer than 5 breaths with a special focus on core and back strength.  These classes will help you achieve a stronger body and yoga practice. A challenging class; however, options will be provided to suit all levels.

Yoga & Pilates: This class combines the traditional practices of yoga (all styles), including strength, stamina, flexibility, proper breath instruction as well as pilates exercises, guided relaxation and meditation. A challenging class; however, options will be provided to suit all levels.

Yang/YinYoga: is a class dedicated to balance.  The first part of the class will focus on a more yang practice of sun salutations and standing postures.  The second part of the class will provide longer holds for yin poses such as seated, twists and lying postures.  The practice offers a different flare to the traditional Hatha classes, balancing both aspects of energy – yang and yin.

Core Yoga: Your core is your power centre; focusing on the abdomen, psoas, gluteals, pelvic floor, and back. Core Yoga is about building from the foundation in order to help strengthen, bring awareness and stability to the body. In turn the body will be able to practice any pose(asana) in any form of yoga. The class welcomes students of all ages, levels of fitness, and experience. By bringing awareness and focus to the core, one works to eventually call to and find their best in each pose.

Vinyasa Flow:Vinyasa yoga, in which movement is synchronized to the breath, is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes. This style is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath becomes an important component because the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale.

Yoga Flow: Based on a Vinyasa yoga practice and combined with Hatha flow practice, you will enjoy the movement connected to breath and experience the postures in your body naturally.

 

Looking for a gentler way to help you open your body and mind and reach your state of BLISS? You must come out and try these classes:

Yoga I:  Traditional yoga classes that focus on developing strength, flexibility, body and mind awareness and control while also teaching proper breathing, stretching, relaxation and meditation.

Hatha Flow I/II: An energizing and integrative flow that combines sun salutations, standing postures and floor work, while flowing with ease from one pose to the next.

Yin Yoga:  This class is designed to open the tight areas of the body through long holdings. Focus is specifically on hips, hamstrings and the spine.  A regular Yin yoga practice helps to maintain mobility throughout and offers invaluable psychological benefits for those who gravitate towards physically challenging activities.

Slow Flow: Poses are explored by focusing on breath and muscles used to support the posture, creating awareness of the body and mind connection.  A wonderful way to challenge yourself, your body and your mind chatters.

Restorative: This quiet practice combines the deep openings and long holdings of Yin with the healing and nourishing qualities of restorative yoga.  Yin targets connective tissues, bones and joints, increasing flexibility and range of motion.  Restorative Yoga allows for total relaxation bringing equilibrium to the nervous system.  By surrendering to stillness, the mind and body will be fully able to receive breath creating true relaxation.  This combination will open the practitioner to experience benefits on a physical, mental and energetic level.

Flow into Meditation: This class will take you through a physical practice and pranayama (breathing practice) to open the body to relaxation.  You will Enjoy a longer meditation  after movement and breath combined.  You don’t want to miss this class!

Yoga Nidra

More and more people are plagued by stress on a daily basis.  Many are living with feelings of deep, nameless fear that seems to come from nowhere. The fact is that many of us are sleep-deprived or sleep-disturbed – waking up every night at 2 or 3 o’clock with fearful thoughts.  Yoga Nidra is a modern technique based on ancient wisdom which helps us integrate and remember how to feel whole again.

Requirements

If you can lie down for 40 minutes, you can do Yoga Nidra.

No yoga experience required.  No meditation experience required.

Pre-registered Classes

Looking to connect with a group of wonderful people through your yoga journey? Then you must join one of our pre-registered classes as they offer a fun and relaxed atmosphere while giving you all the benefits of yoga:

Yoga for Beginners:  In this class you will learn the basics of a traditional yoga class.   Includes instruction on proper breathing, proper asana, and proper relaxation.  Perfect for anyone interested in beginning a yoga practice.  All ages, levels welcome.

Gentle Yoga 50+:  A gentle yoga class benefiting those 50 and older. Some benefits that may occur from regular yoga practice are: improved sleep; increased strength and reduced level of arthritic and chronic pain; decrease in blood sugar levels; decrease in blood pressure; reduced weight gain; improved breathing, improved mood and reduced anxiety.

Pre-Natal Yoga:  These classes are designed to help alleviate common discomforts during pregnancy such as back pain, nausea, varicose veins and aim to get mom to be physically and mentally prepared for labour and childbirth. Strong bonds and relationships which last a life time are built through the community feel of these classes.  Suitable for all trimesters.

Post-Natal Yoga and Pilates- Mommy & Baby: This class incorporates a  yoga practice with pilates exercises focusing specially on strengthening and toning the new mom body and of course a great deal of stretching and relaxing. Postures are designed to maintain a yoga practice while the atmosphere and the group setting provides a feeling of community for moms and a venue to share their experiences. A very special experience for both mommy and baby!  Suitable for babies 6 weeks – pre-crawling.

Stroller-Fit and Yoga for Mommy & Baby (Spring, Summer and early Fall only)

Join us in this workout and yoga program for moms involving stroller walking and running on local trails, resistance training and yoga. What you’ll need: A stroller, comfortable attire and shoes, a hat and sun block for you and your baby, and a towel or mat for abdominal work/yoga/pilates, blankets for babies to play on the grass and water.
We’ll meet at the parking lot of the studio at the beginning of every class.  Class will take place at the studio if raining or in extreme heat.

Tween Yoga: Participants will learn classic Yoga poses to use as a foundation for exploring fun and challenging AcroYoga and Partner Yoga postures. This class is great for developing focus, confidence, ambition and respectful connections with others.  No Yoga experience necessary – just the willingness to have fun! Ages 11 – 17

Kids Yoga: This is a great after school activity that your child can enjoy while receiving the many benefits of Yoga. We incorporate classic Yoga poses and relaxation techniques into fun games and activities that encourage imagination, focus, teamwork and parent/child bonding. No Yoga experience is necessary – just the willingness to let go and have fun! Ages 6 to 10.

Family Yoga: 

Take time out as a family to cherish and nurture your mind, body and spirit while exploring the joys of yoga. Individual and partner postures will be utilized to relieve tension, create stability, increase balance and develop a strong mind and body connection. Relax the mind through meditation, both guided and self-explored and celebrate the warmth in your heart as your spirit soars. This class is for children ages 3-8 and an adult participant.

We look forward to seeing you in our studio!

Body To Bliss Yoga Family