For information about each class, as much as possible please contact the teacher rather than the studio.
Yoga with Rob Joanisse
Contact information for Rob: email@example.com
Teaching in the tradition of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, Mysore style is the traditional method of practicing Ashtanga Yoga. Students practice independently, according to the Ashtanga sequence, under the guidance of a teacher. Students receive the support, adjustments and level of challenge that encourages the development of their individual practice.
Can beginners practice Mysore style?
Yes. Rooted in parampara, the direct transmission of knowledge from the teacher to student, this system allows each student to practice at their pace and level, while benefiting from individual adjustments and support from the teacher. Delve deeper into your practice whether you are beginning or experienced. All levels welcome.
Suitable for beginners. These classes introduce movement with breath (vinyasa) through simple sun salutations, basic standing poses, seated forward bends and twists, hip and shoulder stretches, and restorative poses for relaxation.
Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic and vigorous form of yoga developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Breath and movement are linked producing a cleansing internal heat. In this class, we will explore sun salutations, standing poses, poses from the primary series, which re-align and detoxify the body, some backbends to open the heart, and some arm balances and inversions are introduced. Be prepared to sweat. Experience with asana (yoga postures) is highly recommended, but adventurous beginners are welcome.
Yoga with Cristina Lella
Contact information for Cristina: firstname.lastname@example.org
This class works with simple postures for stabilizing and strengthening the muscles and bones while cultivating a smooth and soothing breath, and spacious support in the joints.
Through a relatively quickly paced flowing practice this class focusses on grounding, breathing, creating space and balance. Cristina will continually remind you to cycle your attention through your connections to Self, Earth, Air and Sky.
Vinyasa Flow for Beginners
This is a slower paced dynamic flow class that incorporates movement through sun salutations and standing poses. You will be guided, step-by-step, in a clear manner to the essentials of a flowing practice. This class is suitable for adventurous beginners, and for those integrating a new approach to an existing yoga practice.
This is a very basic yoga class that incorporates traditional yoga postures and movements in gentle ways. This practice promotes strength, flexibility, peace of mind, and an inward connection. Classes will include hatha based postures, meditation, and pranayama (breathing). This is a great practice to reduce stress, create a deep sense of peace, and can be done by anyone.
Kundalini is a traditional practice brought to the west by Yogi Bhajan in 1969. It is called the Yoga of Awareness because it awakens the dormant Kundalini energy within each of us. This brings a greater awareness and consciousness into our lives. It is the yoga of change and growth. This practice includes mantra, pranayama, asana, savasana, and meditation. It is a practice that can by done by anyone.
This is a practice that connects all asanas (postures) by breath. Each asana flows into the next one at your own pace, by your own breath. This practice incorporates movements that increase range of motion and body awareness. This is perfect for increasing strength and flexibility, while simultaneously creating a deep connection within your self, with a present state of mind. It will leave you feeling calm and energized.
Yin & Meditation
This class incorporates both yin postures and meditation into your practice. Yin postures are held for longer periods of time, and promote flexibility and calmness. Meditation aids in decluttering the mind, helping in all areas of life. Meditation helps in gaining control over the mind and living life in a more present, happy state. Together yin and meditation open you up, clear you out, and leave you feeling present and peaceful.
Yoga with Natalie DeMarco
Contact information for Natalie: 705-358-8688; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
This restorative Hatha will be a slow paced class with a focus on both mind and body. The aim is to restore the nervous system and release deep rooted tension. This is done with basic warm-ups, postures and the utilization of many props to facilitate comfort and complete relaxation. There will also be emphasis on the practice of yogic breath control, Pranayama. It is advisable to dress comfortably and warmly for this class. Long pants, long sleeves and sock are recommended.
This is a Basic class for all levels. The focus of this class is on strengthening, realigning and rediscovering some of our basic and foundational postures. You will challenge your weaknesses and work with your strengths to build each posture with a focus on breath. Beginner friendly.
Yoga with Brittany Drouin
Contact information for Brittany: email@example.com
Yoga for Men (Rob Joanisse will occasionally substitute teach this class.)
This class focuses on flexibility in the hips and shoulders. Sun salutations and standing poses are introduced. All levels welcome.
Self-Care, especially for Teachers
Yoga and mindfulness can support resilience in and out of the classroom. Schools have now implemented and are now noticing the positive effects of yoga and mindfulness practices for children. But, what about the school personnel and parents who work with children on a daily basis. Take time to slow down the fast paced world we live in and focus on you. Bring awareness to your body and breath with this gentle flow. Suitable for all levels. This yoga experience will focus on breathing, gentle movements and supported poses.
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Enjoy a fun filled yoga experience that you can enjoy as a family. All you need is an open heart and a smile to enjoy this class. This class will teach you simple tricks on how to calm your body and mind with breath all while enjoying a gentle and fun yoga flow you can share with your family.
Meditation & Healing with Laxmi Konwar
Contact information for Laxmi: 705-493-6926; firstname.lastname@example.org
Meditation & Healing with Himalayan Bowls - this class will be back on the schedule on Thursday, March 28, 2019 5:30pm-6:30pm.
Meditation through the ancient practice of sounds and vibration will take you through the experience of relaxing your body and mind and allowing them to sync in harmonious way for deeper relaxation and healing from within. The handcrafted Himalayan bowls also known as Tibetan bowls or Singing bowls are made up with seven metals having ultimate power to cleanse and revitalize different layers of our bodies. This class is suitable for beginners to advanced level of meditation practioners.
Movement Practices & Embodiment Studies
These sessions can draw on a variety of approaches to the body and movement including yoga and contemporary dance techniques. Private and group sessions are available by appointment. For more information or to schedule a class, contact Cristina Lella at email@example.com or 705-498-9642. See Embodiment Studies page.