Class Descriptions

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Yoga for Men

Taught by Greg Sandala

This class is designed to introduce men to the benefits of yoga in a pragmatic fashion, with particular focus on the shoulders, lower back, hamstrings and abs. As much as possible, connections will be drawn between the postures and the immediate benefits to one’s daily life.


Yin Yoga

Taught by Julie Doiron

Yin is a practice of a specific postures that are each held for 2–10 minutes. This practice allows the fascia to elongate and create space within the body. It connects body, mind and spirit through stillness and inner work. Due to the time it takes to set up, and the quality of the work- please arrive a few minutes early.


Vinyasa

Taught by Sarah Smith

Building skill in breathing exercises (pranayama) and postures (asana) and linking these two together through movement will be the focus of the Tuesday evening class.  Vinyasa is an important practice in any form of yoga, where movement and breath and visual focus are coordinated to catch the attention of the mind and to move vital energy throughout the body.  This class will focus on developing connection to our breath & from there, how going deeply into breath can help us to listen to our physical body, psyche & spirit.


Slow, Strong & Steady

Taught by Leanne Laracey

Join us for this inclusive,  relaxing, and inward-focused class that focuses on slow, conscious movement while building strength and stability.


Hatha

Taught by Sarah Smith

The word Hatha symbolizes the union of opposites: Ha, the sun element, and Tha, the moon side.  This word also refers to the physical practice component of raja yoga or royal yoga. In practising traditional postures, we will focus on finding healthy alignment & balance.  And, importantly, a reverence & respect for ourselves.  Sunday morning practices will be an exploration of how we can settle the busy mind while caring for our physical bodies, and how calming the mind has an equally healing effect on the body.  Practicing yoga postures can open body, mind, emotions, & perspective, so this practice will be gentle, helping to invite a sense of safety & relaxation so we can take a mindful approach to getting to know body & mind.

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Sarah, Julie, Leanne, and Greg

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