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A class where stillness and meditation is encouraged in a room with dimmed lights, candles, and soothing music. Moving through roughly 5 asanas, postures are held for longer periods of time allowing you to find complete relaxation. Asanas are supported by props (blankets, bolsters, blocks, and eye/hand/abdomen pillows) provided by the studio supporting you into a calm, balanced space. Aromatherapy and hands on assists will also support wellbeing in each pose.
GENTLE BEGINNER YOGA This class is designed for those new to yoga. In this class we will be moving through yoga postures and breathing practices slowly. This allows time for the instructor to explain techniques, offer individual modifications, and let you settle in to experience the pose.
In a Hatha class focus is directed on alignment and pranayama. "Ha" meaning 'sun' and "tha" meaning 'moon,' these classes are designed to find balance between the mind, body, and soul. During asanas, each inhale allows us to breathe in strength, and each exhale allows the release of any holding in order to find ease.
These classes are designed to be a gentle flow. Flowing mindfully from one asana to another, the stillness in each posture allows awareness to be brought to alignment, and pranayama (breath). A sense of calmness, openness, and rejuvenation is achieved in this class.
Flow classes are dynamic yoga practices where each movement is connected to the breath. Also known as Vinyasa, these classes include sun salutations, strengthening exercises, pranayama and more. In Sanskrit, Vinyasa means, "to place in a special way," and therefore there is emphasis on flowing smoothly and purposefully from pose to pose, matching transitions with inhales and exhales. It is recommended you have some familiarity with yoga postures as we move more quickly here than in other classes. If you are looking for a sweat, these classes are for you!
ACTIVE/PASSIVE FLOW Choose your level of intensity as we work through a practice that targets not only the large muscles, but the muscles that are essential for remaining pain free. Whether it be to increase the quality of your daily living or to maintain and build strenuous physical activity, this practice is for you. The practice will especially be great for runners, and those that experience repetitive motions in their daily activity.
MOM AND BABY YOGA A class designed to strengthen the bond between you and your child. This class, beginning and ending with emphasis on personal self care and well being, allows you to move through a yoga practice with your baby. It focusses on embodying a practice that gives both mother and baby the benefits of yoga. Please see a further description under our Workshop page.
YOUTH YOGA Danika is passionate about teaching children. Working for the District School Board of Niagara by day and teaching yoga in the evenings, Danika is excited to introduce and teach the fundamentals of yoga to children. This class is designed to guide children (ages ~8-12 years) through yoga postures (asanas), and breathing practices (pranayama), to deepen the mind body connection. Danika strongly believes that by developing a strong foundation of skills, children are better equipped to face everyday life challenges. This class will be fun, engaging, and give children both the space to move, and find stillness.
YIN Allow your body to detox stress and toxins. Yin Yoga has been compared to the fountain of youth. It is the perfect remedy to our rushed yang lifestyles. Gently and slowly we will access the muscles and connective tissues of the body. Soothing asanas with longer holds, accompanied by breath are the essence to Yin.