GET UP ‘N GO MORNING FLOW
MON, WED & FRI 7 – 8.15am
Free parking right outside the studio until 8.30am
MON, WED & FRI 7-8.15am
This class is suitable for more experienced yoga practitioners
Start your day off just right!! This 75 min class includes dynamic flows to warm up the body, with a strong focus on standing poses and balances to build strength, improve flexibility and enhance balance and co-ordination skills. Core work, arm balances and heating inversions (with variations and props) are included which adds a fun challenge to the practice. Breathing exercises and cleansing practices will enhance the benefits of the asana practice and leave you feeling physically energized and strong but also clear headed, centered and inspired! You will leave ready for a day ahead of work and play!
MIXED LEVEL VINYASA FLOW
MEET THE TEACHERS:
TUES, THURS & SUN 8.30 – 9.45am- KARIN KUHN
THURS 5.30 – 6.45PM – CARA GRIFFIN
These classes are a unique blend of asana, yogic philosophy, and chanting to create an uplifting experience that energizes the body, calms the mind and opens the heart! The slightly longer class provides students with enough time to explore and find proper alignment in a pose while still challenging themselves to move dynamically, building heat and strength. The classes have a strong focus on standing poses and balances to build functional strength in the legs and to the open hips; core work to support upper body strength and gentle backbends to strengthen the back and open the shoulders. More advanced poses such as deeper backbends, inversions and arm balances are explored towards the middle of the class and seated hip openers and cooling inversions follow at the end. This well rounded practice will develop strength, mobility and balance.
SLOW FLOW TO DEEP STRETCH
MEET THE TEACHER – KARIN KUHN
TUES 8.30am – 9.45am
This Class is a slow and delicious journey from movement to stillness. The practice starts with propped “opening” poses that allow for a deep, passive release in the shoulders and hips. These poses are followed by a gentle, juicy warm that focuses on the other major joints. Standing poses create even more length in the legs and hips, bringing freedom to the spine and rib cage. We wind down with gentle backbends, seated twists, forward bends and a nice juicy savasana. There are no standing balances or arm balances in the class. Inversions are cooling and well supported. This class is the perfect “active rest day” during a busy week!
DEEP STRETCH – Hip & Shoulder Opening
MEET THE TEACHER – KARIN KUHN
WED 5.30 – 6.45pm and SAT 8.30 – 9.45am
All levels welcome! This class is designed to move at a much slower pace than the Slow Flow to Deep Stretch class! Think of it as a blend of Yin and Restorative, using long holds and props. Taking a few minutes in each poses allows one to really “sink” into areas of tension and holding. We can move into deeper tissues such as tendons, ligaments, scar tissue and fascia. There is deep attention to the breath and exploration of how moving slowly and breathing deeply can profoundly transform the shape of the body and the mind.
Most poses are done on the floor with use of props (straps, blocks, bolsters and blankets) and focus strongly on stretching and opening the hips and shoulders, side body, twisting and forward bending. Inversions are cooling and most often propped. Classes can include pranayama and students get to enjoy a longer savasana.
This class is a perfect counter balance to a stronger more dynamic practice but offers more poses than a restorative class or yin class. It provides an excellent “active rest” day/practice for those students with a strong, regular vinyasa practice. It is the perfect way to wind down from a busy day or week and to start the weekend off relaxed and refreshed!
MEET THE TEACHER – LAUREN DUBOIS
Arm balances and heating inversions are not included in this practice so this class is well suited for those students with wrist or shoulder injuries, students new to a vinyasa practice or for those students who use their upper body muscles extensively in their work or sports.
EMBRACE THE CALM: Pranayama, Meditation & Restorative Yoga
MEET THE TEACHER – SUMMER DIEN
SUN 10.15am – 11.30
What could be a better way to start your lazy Sunday than being with your breath and gently moving your body? Nice, slow and easy.
This 75 min class starts with a guided contemplation on gratitude, forgiveness, and guidance, then moves through therapeutic pranayama exercises that aid in calming the nervous system and cultivating a calm, abiding presence in the mind. It is the perfect antidote to today’s fast-paced world and any chronic stress you might be facing during your day to day life.
Restorative yoga uses props and gravity to assist with the release of tension in order to achieve ultimate relaxation. With the support of bolsters, blankets, blocks and straps, we allow the body to release and open, the breath to be natural and free, and ourselves to just simply be.
MEET THE TEACHER – CHELSEA BOBOWICZ
MON & FRI 8.30 – 9.45am
Chelsea teaches a classic, focused and extremely effective barre class. Her extensive background in classical ballet (over 20 years of traditional training) becomes evident as her directions are structured and articulate. She fully embodies the art of sculpting and toning each area of your body in a graceful and fun style. She begins with a stabilizing warm up for legs, hips and glutes and then leads you through a full body practice. Using controlled breathing, small directed and highly demanding movements, along with resistance bands, light weights and balls this class will help you build strength, balance and grace. Her class leaves you energized and motivated for the day ahead!
MEET THE TEACHER – CHELSEA BOBWICZ
WED 8.30am – 9.45am
SAT 10.15am – 11.30am
Pilates with Chelsea is a breath of fresh air! Her style infuses classic mat pilates exercises and tabata training, giving the most effective results. In 55 minutes she manages to exercise and strengthen every part of your body, focusing on toning and trimming. She also incorporates a fantastic cardio segment, that will boost your metabolism and detox your system. Her passion for Pilates shines through, as she leads a high intensity, low impact training session (meaning it is safe for your joints, and for beginners). Through her optimistic and encouraging style, her goal orientated nature creates a well rounded class.
If you have your own resistance bands and/or small arm or leg weights please feel free to bring them to class! It helps us avoid sharing of props. But if you don’t have them we will provide the props
VINYASA FLOW FOUNDATIONS
MEET THE TEACHER – KARIN KUHN
CLASS RESUMES IN THE FALL
This class is designed to move you from a more traditional static Hatha Yoga practice towards a dynamic Vinyasa Flow Practice. We explore specific sequencing principles that teach key movement principles and actions. This develops proper muscle activation and strength and helps to restore good alignment in our joints. The focus in this class remains on standing poses, standing balances, introductory backbends and inversions that allow for a well rounded practice. We learn how to correctly and safely move towards a more dynamic “flow” practice , incorporating Sun Salutation variations and core strength movement that keep the shoulders and lower back safe while cultivating more graceful transitions between poses.
You will slowly and carefully develop the upper body strength and integration needed to move in the direction of arm balances and inversions that are common in more advanced Vinyasa classes.
This class is for all levels and recommended for most students looking to take some time to review or explore key practice principles as well as introduce simple pranayama practices.
HATHA YOGA FUSION
CLASS RESUMES IN THE FALL
This class is a delicious fusion of Kundalini , Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra. The practice opens with Kundalini exercises, breathing practices and simple mantras to set a clear heart based intention for the practice ahead. Following this warm up students move to the Hatha Yoga practice with a focus primarily on standing poses, standing balances and gentle backbends. This more heating element of the practice is then balanced as students come to the floor for supported restorative hip and shoulder opening poses in order to cool the body. The practice closes with a 15 min Yoga Nidra which guides one towards a state of deep relaxation that allows the body to integrate the physical and energetic practices, leaving one feeling relaxed but open and ready to move into the day.
HATHA YOGA – Foundations
MEET THE TEACHER – MELANIE EHLAN
CLASS RESUMES IN THE FALL
This class is ideal for students new to the practice AND more experienced practitioners looking to slow down and work on alignment and refinement of foundational poses. These foundational poses are drawn from the various family/categories of poses – standing poses, standing balances, core work, backbends and inversions.
Poses will be practiced both on the floor and standing. The feet will be greatly strengthened, knee range of motion improved, the legs will be strengthened and hip range of motion vastly improved. A strong attention to developing deep core stabilization strength will improve balance and upper body range of motion and strength.
This class has a slow pace, poses are held longer and with great attention to alignment through the use of props (straps, blocks, blankets, bolsters, bars and the wall)
Students will receive clear and precise verbal instruction, gentle and appropriate adjustments and education on the use of props and variations to suit their needs. The slower pace allows students to develop good practice habits and understand the art and science behind intelligent, progressive sequencing which will allow them to go deeper into the poses safely. They will gain the skills to develop a home practice and cultivate the confidence to move into a more challenging group environment.
HATHA YOGA – All Levels & Intermediate
MEET THE TEACHER – CHRISSY KAPOOR
CLASSES RESUME IN THE FALL
HATHA YOGA – ALL LEVELS
This class caters for students new to yoga, students wanting a slower paced practice than a typical vinyasa flow class and students with mild injuries. Poses are held longer and with great attention to alignment and well supported with props as needed. Students will receive clear and precise verbal instruction, gentle and appropriate adjustments and education on the use of props and variations to suit their particular needs. This class will help students of any level develop good practice habits; learn how to cultivate a personal practice and how to move safely within a more challenging class environment.
HATHA YOGA – INTERMEDIATE
This class caters for students who are more familiar with the practice of Hatha Yoga. The class still offers a slower pace than a traditional Vinyasa Practice but builds on the Foundational work by adding more challenging poses to each of the different family of poses (standing balances, backbends and inversions). Students are still well supported with clear verbal instructions to support proper alignment as well as props to help deepen the poses. Students will also be motivated and inspired through the teaching of Yogic Philosophy as drawn from Tantra and the Yoga Sutras. We aspire to open our hearts and minds as much as our bodies in this class!