We are proud to offer the following hot, warm & non-heated yoga classes in our eco-friendly state-of-the-art FIR (Far Infrared Radiant) heated candlelit studios. Please note, classes are warm unless stated otherwise.
All hot classes are heated to 38°C (currently not offering full heat in studio).
Our warm classes range in temperature from 28-37°C.
Non-heated classes range in temperature from 20-28°C, McKenzie location only. These classes are held in the Metta room at McKenzie Towne.
These are prerecorded classes. You will receive it in your email by 2pm on the day you signed up for the class. Make sure and check your junk mail if you don't see it and remember, you must sign up in advance to get the link.
Bootcamp Express is designed to sculpt every major muscle group, burn fat and blast calories by combining high intensity interval training, bands, pilates and yoga. If you want to lose weigh, build strength, or simply need a little extra motivation to get you going in the right direction, this program is for you. Sweat out your stresses, boost your metabolism and cardiovascular endurance, align your mind, body and soul. Kick-start your fitness & fat loss journey today! ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
BUTI is a cardio based class and is a fusion of vinyasa-style yoga, tribal dance, plyometrics, and deep core engagement. Music guides this class - moving to the beat of music forces you to get out of your head, and into your body. Enjoy the liberating experience, and activate the spark that dwells deep within you, waiting to be let out! ALL LEVELS - SOME EXPERIENCE RECOMMENDED.
Cardio Yoga is a powerful blend of primal movements, plyometrics, and vinyasa-style yoga. This practice is challenging, yet loads of fun! It is a workout that moves your body and elevates your heart rate, in turn it increases your endurance, improve circulation and strengthen your heart. This class will give you the stretch you crave with the sweat you need! ALL LEVELS.
Core is a vinyasa flow class with a focus on strengthening all areas of the core (the abdomen, back, buttocks, upper hamstrings and hip flexors). It will build and develop your core strength, tone your abdominal and improve your posture. ALL LEVELS.
Fit Flow is segmented into three parts:
1. Vinyasa-style yoga
2. Yoga-inspired, high intensity interval training (LIIT) workout
The class begins with a flow to warm up the body. It then leads into 20-25 minutes of hard work, with a mix of fast-paced yoga poses and HIIT movements on interval repetitions. Wind down with counter stretches for active recovery. Unlock your full potential and discover your true power! ALL LEVELS.
*Fit Flow X - the use of weights and bands are incorporated for an additional challenge!
Flow is an invigorating class that integrates breath with movement and builds strength, flexibility and core stability. Sequences include sun salutations, standing, balancing, seated and twisting postures and may even include introductions to arm balances and inversions. Flow is not a set series, allowing instructors the freedom to play with alignment and movement. ALL LEVELS.
Foundations (Hatha) will bring strength and focus to the body from head to toe. By removing the flow and focusing on longer static holds, emphasis is placed on the pose itself rather than linking movements. Beginners can use this time to build up to our flow classes, while more advanced students can work on precision and alignment. The focus will be on foundational postures, however the instructor will provide modifications for every experience level, giving you the chance to expand your practice if you so choose. Because this class is not a set sequence, you can expect to learn something new and different every time. ALL LEVELS - GREAT FOR BEGINNERS.
HIIT is designed to sculpt every major muscle group, burn fat and blast calories by combining high intensity interval training, light weights, bands, pilates and yoga! If you want to lose weight, build strength, or simply need a little extra motivation to get you going in the right direction, this program is for you! Sweat out your stresses, boost your metabolism and cardiovascular endurance, align your mind, body and soul. Kick-start your fitness & fat loss journey today!
This class will focus on opening and strengthening areas of the body that support healthy hips and hamstrings. Beginning with more movement and standing postures to warm and strengthen muscles, we’ll then settle to the floor getting deeper into the pelvic area with the use of props. This will encourage and develop stability, functionality, flexibility and relaxation of your hips and hamstrings (the most over-used and tightest areas of the body). Whether you spend a lot of time sitting or you're an extreme athlete, this class is for you! ALL LEVELS.
Build heat and cultivate strength as you move through a beautifully-sequenced and continuous ladder flow. The sequence begins with a couple postures, steadily adding two new movements per round. As we add new postures to our sequence, we'll pause in dolphin, plank or crow to develop muscular strength and stability. You'll notice as you repeat these classes that the holds become easier and new variations feel within reach. At the end of each class, you'll have memorized a complete flow and gotten a great, full-body workout! You'll leave your mat feeling great in both mind and body, knowing you completed a well-rounded class. ALL LEVELS, but a knowledge of flow would be helpful.
Traditional Hot is a SET SEQUENCE of twenty six postures performed in a precise order. This class systematically works the entire body, concentrating on the essence of every organ, bone, joint, muscle, ligament, tendon, blood vessel, nerve and gland. Incorporating strength, balance and flexibility, traditional hot teaches you to ground yourself into each pose, stimulating your mind and restoring and shaping your body. ALL LEVELS.
Yang Yin is designed to offer the balancing effects of yang (active) yoga and yin (passive) yoga. The first half is the yang, focusing on vinyasas and standing postures that will increase your strength, flexibility and balance. The second half is the yin, focusing on long, deep meditative stretches that allow your connective tissues and joints to open, increasing flexibility while creating a calm and centered mind. Because only half the class is flow (yang), it is a great class for Beginners. ALL LEVELS - GREAT FOR BEGINNERS.
Restorative yoga is a passive practice in which poses are held for several minutes at a time utilizing blocks, straps and balls (our non-heated classes also use bolsters, blankets and the studio walls). These props are used to minimize the amount of work required by our muscles during poses. A restorative practice can rest your body, stretch your muscles, lower your heart rate and blood pressure, and calm your nervous system, moving you into a peaceful state of deep relaxation. ALL LEVELS, THERAPEUTIC. GREAT FOR BEGINNERS.
This class is a sweet blend of slow, deliberate and meditative postures that are held for extended periods of time to encourage deep tissue release and deep relaxation, helping to bring balance into your life and practice. ALL LEVELS. GREAT FOR BEGINNERS.
This class will include a short asana and pranayama practice, followed by 30-40 minutes of Yoga Nidra (“yogic sleep”). Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation that induces complete mental, physical and emotional relaxation while maintaining awareness at deeper levels (conscious sleeping). It has been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep patterns, increase mental clarity and create an overall sense of joy and well-being. Experts believe that 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra can be compared to 4 hours of sleep. ALL LEVELS-THERAPEUTIC.
**PLEASE NOTE: This class is for babies 6 weeks old and above that are not yet crawling.**
This unique class combines yoga and play to get back in shape while strengthening the bond between you and your infant. Experience flowing asanas, challenging postures and calming restorative time in a playful and safe environment for babies. Learn baby yoga exercises to strengthen growing muscles, aid in digestion, promote better sleeping patterns and help your infant towards their next stage of development. ALL LEVELS.
The best of both worlds. These prenatal classes will start off with flow, linking breath to postures, which will help you increase strength, stamina and flexibility. It will include pelvic floor exercises, as well as hip and chest opening movement. The class will then move into restorative postures (although not held as long as in a typical restorative), modified and designed to relieve lower back pain, ease tension, and allow your mind a rest from the anxieties you may be feeling in your pregnancy and in preparation for birth. Restorative yoga is the perfect way to help your body rest and regenerate. Combining the benefits of flow and restorative prenatal practices will bring awareness to the connection of mind, body and spirit and help develop proper breathing techniques for easier and more comfortable labour. These classes are beneficial for any stage of pregnancy. ALL LEVELS.
Classes in the Metta studio (shown on the schedule with the * beside them) are regular room temperature and the instructor will also be leading clients virtually via Zoom.
Due to Government Regulations, we are requiring proof of a negative test, proof of vaccination, OR a medical exemption documentation, starting Monday, September 20, 2021.