Class Information

Gentle & Therapeutic Classes

 

Backs, Necks and Shoulders (Barb)

Increasing the health of your spine and decrease pain and stiffness through gentle and therapeutic yoga  postures. Breath, balance,  and alignment will all be explored. Relaxation will end the class. Tea will be served after class.

Cores of the Body (Barb)

A more energetic core practice exploring the pelvic muscles in breathing, supine,sitting and standing poses. A balanced yoga practice focusing on toning, stretching and strengthening the pelvic floor, hips, core muscles including the back.

 

Gentle Pelvic Yoga (Barb)

A gentle but invigorating yoga practice for beginners. Focus will be on strengthening and stretching the core area.

A guided relaxation will end the class. Tea will be served after class.

Prenatal Yoga (Kohlbey)

Prepare yourself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for pregnancy and the act of childbirth with this prenatal class that offers a mixture of strengthening and restorative postures focusing on the pelvic area, guided meditation and visualization intended to promote mindfulness in everyday life and, of course, breath-work to aid in preparing for labour. For more information - kohlbey.ozipko@alumni.ubc.ca.  

Somatic Yoga (Barb)

Move Well, Live Well. Simple pain free movements to connect your brain and muscles so movement is free and easy. Somatics retrains and re-educates your brain to let go of painful areas of your body. Reconnect with your natural movement patterns that may have been lost due to stress or injury.

Beginner

 

Beginner Yoga (Stephanie)

This class is designed as an introduction to the practice of yoga. Class is slower paced than an all-levels class, and focused on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses. Come to learn, play, and maybe even break a sweat in a supportive environment. All bodies are welcome

 

Yoga for Everyone

 

Chair Yoga (Stephanie)

Improve your balance, strength, flexibility, and mobility through standing and seated yoga poses. Breath work and meditation are also incorporated to help balance the body and mind. Chairs and props are provided to keep everyone safe and supported—no need to bring a yoga mat.

Hatha Yoga (Gail)

Exploring a deeper practice within using pranayama, meditation, asana (strengthen, stability and mobility with flow and holds), mantra, mudra.  All bodies welcome. Variations given to support your practice.

Mindful Movement (Marnie)

There will be a focus on awareness and ease instead of power and pace. Mindful movement is a blending of the science of kinesiology with the grace and wisdom of yoga. These practices will incorporate breath-work, somatics, and biomechanically deconstructed yoga asana performed awareness to develop presence of mind, steady the nervous system, relax the tissues and align the structure with the self. Modifications will be offered and the supports are encouraged.

TGIF  Yoga Flow (Kohlbey)

There's nothing better than burning off some excess energy after a long week of work, and what better way to burn off energy than with a juicy hour-long yoga practice? In this class you can expect a workout (physically, mentally, and spiritually), as well as some sweet background tunes to guide you through your practice! All levels welcome!

Tuesday Evening Yin (Kohlbey)

Unwind from your day with a nourishing hour-long yin class. In this class, you can expect gentle stretching with longer periods of time spend in each posture to really stretch out, loosen up and revitalize the body.  Class will end with 15-20 minutes of guided meditation. All levels welcome and encouraged to attend.

Wednesday Unwind (Marnie)

Some gentle breath and somatics to start and finish the class, and will include a little functional engagement and movement patterns, simple yoga asana and some self myofascial release.

​Yin Stretch & Rest (Gail)

A fusion of yin-like stretches and restorative yoga. A slow yoga class to reduce stress, and to help balance a busy and active lifestyle. Postures are mostly seated or reclined with longer holds and some use supportive props to facilitate deep relaxation.  All bodies welcome.  Variations given to support your body, your practice.

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