GET UP ‘N GO MORNING FLOW
IN STUDIO: WED & FRI 7AM
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
IN STUDIO: THURS & SUN 9AM
LIVESTREAM ONLY: MON & FRI 9AM
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
IN STUDIO : TUES 9AM
LIVESTREAM ONLY : WED 9AM
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
IN STUDIO : SAT 9AM
LIVESTREAM ONLY: THUR 11AM
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!
BARRE YOGA FUSION
IN STUDIO: TUES 7AM
This class is a fusion of Barre and Yoga. Your favorite Yoga class meets a ballet barre workout for the ultimate fitness experience. A blend between strength and surrender, sculpting and flow to music driven choreography.
Combining yoga and barre will assist in giving you long lean muscles, along with the intensity of a barre workout. You will be sure to seat, stretch and burn all in just 60 minutes!
IN STUDIO: MON & FRI 7AM / SAT 10.30AM
LIVESTREAM ONLY: TUES 11AM
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
NORA DAY – THE PRACTICE
LIVESTREAM ONLY: FRI 11AM
Classes alternate in theme’s every week – check schedule
STRENGTH, STRETCH & STAMINA – Nora’s flow class is full of strengthening yoga poses that challenge your flexibility and stamina. This fun, energizing class is filled with unique transitions with options for everyone. The deep, slow flow pace of The Practice, will advance your yoga practice to the next level.
HATHA YOGA – Foundations
CLASSES RESUME IN THE SPRING
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.
VINYASA FLOW FOUNDATIONS
This series of classes 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 series 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.