We design series of classes and workshops to suit all levels, body types and organizations. We deliver our yoga programs at seniors’ centres, businesses, schools, places of worship and community centres. Read below to learn about our various offerings and types of classes. Contact us to discuss a custom offering for your organization.
Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. It incorporates breathing and meditation techniques and is an excellent way for older adults and people in recovery to loosen and stretch painful muscles, reduce stress, and improve circulation. It also reduces anxiety, helps lower blood pressure, protects joints, and builds strength and balance.
Classical Yoga (Yanumoja)
Founded by Nikki Manzie, Yanumoja yoga is based on classical, Hatha yoga. It entails self-exploration through movement, breath, meditation and community. Uniquely, Yanumoja yoga encourages students to attune themselves to the energy of nature, specifically the flow of the seasons, and to amplify this energy for self-growth. The classes begin with a short meditation on breath, then they move into a series of heating and healing postures, and ends with another short mediation, and savasana, or resting pose.
Eight Limbs of Yoga (Seminar or Workshop Series)
This seminar or series of workshops will ready you rise to new levels in your life. In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, the eightfold path is called ashtanga, which literally means “eight limbs” (ashta=eight, anga=limb). The eight limbs or paths act as guidelines on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. They serve as a prescription for moral and ethical conduct and self-discipline; they direct attention toward one’s health; and they help us to acknowledge the spiritual aspects of our nature. The stand-alone seminar provides a good overview. The series of workshops provides an in depth study into these concepts and practices.
Restorative yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. It is a completely different experience than most contemporary yoga classes, which are mostly athletic and acrobatic styles of yoga. During the long holds of restorative yoga your muscles are allowed to relax deeply. It’s a unique feeling because props, rather than your muscles, are used to support your body. This style of yoga is a great complement to more active practices and an excellent antidote to stress.
Seven Chakras (Seminar or Workshop Series)
The study of the seven chakras originates in Eastern spiritual traditions that consider the seven primary chakras the basis of our human existence. Similarly, today’s Western approaches place en emphasis on the seven chakras as representations of different aspects of our life and describe their function in various terms encompassing the psychological, physical, energetic and spiritual. Originating from Sanskrit, it literally means “wheel” by association with its function as a vortex of spinning energy interacting with various physiological and neurological systems in the body. Chakras are energy centers within the human body that help to regulate all its processes, from organ function to the immune system and emotions. We offer a stand-alone seminar for an overview, or a series of workshops for an in depth study into these concepts and practices.
Therapy Ball Yoga
Guided self-massage using therapy balls for total body relaxation, pain relief, better sleep and self-care. We offer a full, one-hour class on therapy ball yoga. We can also incorporate it into our other yoga classes.
Cost: $100 / hour