Class Styles

Our classes are each labeled with an activity level. Please refer to the level to determine what class would suit you best.

Level 1. Accessible to every able body.

Level 1.5 mildly challenging.

Level 2. Actively Challenging with previous yoga experience advised.

Level 3. Very challenging with previous yoga experience required.

We honour both traditional and alternative approaches to Yoga with the aim of brining, peace, strength, flexibility, philosophy and nurturing to your mind, body and soul. Each class is unique and will offer you something very different from the other offered classes. We recommend you try a variety of our classes to get the full benefits of Yoga.

Yoga Basics (level 1) This class is perfect for first time practitioners, those who haven’t practiced in at least 6 months, those who want to refine their basic skills and those who like to keep their practice simple. You’ll learn alignment, posture names, and the basic philosophies of Yoga. This class is half active and half restorative to give you a balanced taste of all styles.

Gentle Yoga (level 1)

Revive (level 1) This class is all about restoring your energy and giving you some mental relief. Great for those with stress and anxiety. The poses are all supported and aimed at promoting flexibility and a sense of calm. Expect this class to be nurturing, involve a bit more time in postures and involve other healing activities and aspects.

Pilates (level 1.5 )

Joseph Pilates presents his method as the art of controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout (not a therapy) when properly manifested. If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. The core, consisting of the muscles of the abdomen, low back, and hips, is often called the “powerhouse” and is thought to be the key to a person’s stability. Pilates’ system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced or to any other level, and also in terms of the instructor and practitioner’s specific goals and/or limitations. Intensity can be increased over time as the body adapts itself to the exercises.

Hatha (Level 1.5)

Slow, Simple, Strong and Meditative this class will guide you into stillness and challenge your endurance. It can be a very calming class and is more traditionally focused. Expect to hold posture for longer periods of time and to dive deeper into your flexibility.

Yin (level 2)

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of  Yoga, incorporating principles of traditional medicine, with Asana (postures) that are held for longer periods of time than in other styles. For beginners, asanas may be held from 45 seconds to two minutes; more advanced practitioners may stay in one asana for five minutes or more. The sequences of postures are meant to stimulate the channels of the Subtle Body known as Meridians in Chinese medicine and as Nadis in Hatha Yoga.

Yin Yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body the Tendons  Facia, and Ligaments with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. A more Meditative approach to yoga, its goals are awareness of inner silence, and bringing to light a universal, interconnecting quality.

Vinyasa Flow (level 2)

Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath.  Commonly referred to as “flow” yoga, it is sometimes confused with Power Yoga.

Vinyasa classes offer a variety of postures and no two classes are ever alike.  The opposite would be “fixed forms” such as Bikram Yoga, which features the same 26 postures in every class, or Ashtanga which has the same sequence every time.

The variable nature of Vinyasa Yoga helps to develop a more balanced body as well as prevent repetitive motion injuries that can happen if you are always doing the same thing every day.

As a philosophy, Vinyasa recognizes the temporary nature of things.  We enter into a posture, are there for a while and then leave.