NEW! Core Yoga
This class has been designed from observing mothers not only in the postpartum time period but also prenatally. Focus on your center as you move through a series of invigorating postures that are directed towards the structural and stabilizing muscles of your core. From the quadriceps to the abdominals, this class cultivates beneficial strength for all types of movement.
This class is suitable for beginners, those that are new to yoga and want to learn about basic concepts, breath work, and poses. This class is designed to help you to explore your own body’s uniqueness and work with it constructively using specific movement principles. Class usually begins with a breathing and body awareness, which establishes the focus for the session and builds intuitively into a warm-up followed by yoga postures and sequences to increase strength, mobility and awareness. Classes often finish with guided relaxation or meditation. This class is equally suitable for absolute beginners, or more experienced practitioners wishing to reestablish fundamentals or perhaps those that are working through injury or an illness.
This class is meant to fire you up! You can definitely expect to sweat in this fast paced flow, and challenge your strength and endurance. This class may include inversions, and arm balances. Expect to focus on expanding your practice from the inside out. We recommend building your confidence in our Beginner Flow class before jumping in.
This class provides a strong emphasis on rest and deep relaxation. Supporting the body with props to find the most nurturing variations of postures in a longer time period than our other yoga classes. When practiced regularly, restorative yoga can help in the relief of fatigue, tension, and chronic stress. Whether you are a seasoned yogi, or a complete beginner, this style of yoga will revive and restore your body, bringing a deeper awareness to your mind/body connection.
Parent and Baby Yoga
This class offers a great way to build strength and endurance following pregnancy and relieve some of the stiffness, aches, and pains that often come with the challenges of caring for a newborn. This class facilitates a fun, playful, and very flexible atmosphere to come and connect with your baby and meet friendly people with something in common.
We think a good time to start the class is when your baby is about 8 weeks old, and not yet crawling. Of course, we encourage parents to decide for themselves when the right time to join us will be, it really depends on your birth experience and how you are feeling. If you had a fairly uncomplicated birth and are feeling up to starting some gentle movements, great! If you had a cesarean birth or any complications, then we kindly request you get your doctor’s or midwife’s written approval before coming to class. As with all yoga it is important to listen to your body and its natural cues.
Our aim in this class is to enhance the health and wellness of a mother to be, supporting them in the physical and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy, as well as providing time to relax and transfer positive energy to their baby.
No experience is needed and this class is suitable at any stage of pregnancy. However, if you have a history of miscarriage or are experiencing complications then give us a call or email so we can discuss how we can best meet your needs. We will focus on developing strength and mobility in the legs, spine, and pelvic floor, gently opening the hips, pelvis, chest and shoulders, allowing breathing to become more relaxed and comfortable.
Every class consists of breath awareness, gentle flowing sequences, breathing exercises, and each class begins and ends with time for relaxation. Props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters, and backjacks may be used to provide balance, support, and comfort.
Yoga for Little Ones
We will be introducing how to nurture a peaceful mind, a healthy body and a creative spirit. Through yoga we strive to bring all aspects of ourselves into balance. Research shows that children learn best with a multi-sensory approach, using hands-on, visual and verbal learning, making yoga an ideal learning tool. Here are just a few of the many benefits: improves flexibility, strength and body awareness, enhances self-confidence and social interaction, encourages self-expression and imaginative play, increases awareness of breathing and deepens the breath, strengthens the bond between parent and child, and provides a playful, fun way for children to learn how to relax.
Our classes provide a balance between spontaneity and structure, and when children are having fun, their brains are open to learning. We offer this class to little ones because we believe that you’re never too young to do yoga!