Reiki Restorative and Massage
In this darkened candle- lit class we combine restorative yoga poses with Reiki energy healing and massage. We focus on connecting inward and aligning the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual by practicing stillness and gentle movement. Class will be taught in traditional restorative style where poses are typically held for 5-10 minutes with gentle reiki and massage assists by Samantha Wilkie as she spends individual time with each student. Due to the nature of restorative and the length of time the poses are held, the adjustments and massage will never force you deeper into the posture, but rather encourage and increase release and greater level of support. Please note that both reiki and massage are optional in this class, if you prefer to come just for the relaxation and restorative poses that is perfectly okay!
Yoga for Trauma Recovery
This carefully designed class provides a safe space for individuals to explore their own personal traumas through gentle exploratory movement, guided meditation and focused breathing techniques. This trauma-informed space is your opportunity to practice self care and recognize the importance of patience along ones healing journey, honour where you are in every moment and become reacquainted with your body. This class is a reminder that you don't walk this path alone and is an opportunity to create an even larger support system and community for your healing journey.
Aroma Zen Flow
Suitable for all levels, this creative flow class is a beautiful combination of deep stretching, building strength, soulful movements and heightening our senses through the therapeutic benefits of essential oils. This class allows you the freedom to curiously explore your own inspired movement, you will explore your edge yet still feel a relaxed and renewed experience. Learn how to trust yourself and completely surrender into your body. Our focus will be on aromatherapy as we connect with our breath through yoga asanas. The oils will be applied by both the student and the teacher. You can expect some gentle hands on application with massage in this class!
Happy Hips Yoga
Find release through awareness and use of the hips! Join us for a yoga class focusing on opening and strengthening the hips. The hips are at the pelvic hub of our skeletal system, affecting the way we walk, sit, move and sleep. The tighter our hips, the tighter the lower back; with tension in these regions, the psoas is prone to shortening, making it harder to walk, sit, stand, and practice! Creating harmony in the hips often leads to harmony in the entire body/mind. Happier hips make for happier days and nights :)
Did you know that stress and negative emotion such as fear, guilt and sadness are held in your hips too? This class is your opportunity to go inward and invite new spaciousness into the body and heart. Your back, hips, knees and mind will feel liberated!
Restorative Yoga Therapy
Yoga Therapy focuses on an individual as a whole and looks at health and wellness at all levels of the person: physical, psychological, and spiritual and working with all aspects of oneself is essential to healing. These carefully designed sessions provide a safe space for individuals to explore their own bodies through gentle, therapeutic and exploratory movement, guided meditation and focused breathing techniques. These classes are your opportunity to practice self care and recognize the importance of patience along ones healing journey, honour where you are in every moment and become reacquainted with your body. Working with a Yoga Therapist is helpful as they understand how to create safe space which allows clients to work with the practices of yoga with the knowledge that they are not alone when difficult emotions or states arise. It also provides them with the ability to build experience working with difficult states and continue to work to lessen their effect on the system. If you are looking to deepen your connection to yourself through conscious movement, breath practices and meditation, that this class is for you. You will experience a combination of slow flowing movements, restoratives postures and hands on reiki healing. Our movements and postures will focus on increasing strength and flexibility, promote relaxation and help to maintain overall health.
Slow Flow & Restore
This class is suitable for all levels and will be very beneficial for those looking to relieve stress and anxiety. Awaken your spirit and open your heart through a slow flow that will ease you through asanas (postures) releasing tension in the body. Synchronizing breath with movement clears out blocked energy so this class is aimed to lift your spirits and leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Props will be provided for extra support during our restorative poses, which helps us to relax into the deepest layers of the body. You will be sure to leave feeling calm, peaceful and balanced after this healing practice.
Yin and Massage
Yin yoga is a restorative form of yoga which has been developed to counteract the stronger and more active yang yoga styles which are practiced in most studios today. In these yin yoga sessions you’ll be guided through a series of ‘low to the ground’ postures that are held for several minutes. You may be seated, lying down or in low lunges and some props may be used to assist you. Due to the long held nature of the yin yoga poses, the ligaments, joints and bones are affected as much as the muscles, so the body has the time and ability to increase the strength, flexibility and vitality of these body parts which are so important to our well-being. While poses are held, you’ll be mindfully guided through your breath and experience hands on massage. You will find that by the end of the session you feel deeply relaxed and rejuvenated.
Begin your day opening your heart and mind as we embrace this wonderful gift of life. Mindful Yoga is a sweet blend of gentle yoga, breath and meditation. Enjoy this experience, lengthening yoga postures to release the physical tensions and deep breathing that will give you vitality; increasing the supply of oxygen to the brain, and meditation which enhances the powers of concentration and inner peace. Yoga improves strength and flexibility in the mind as well as the body, and aids relaxation. A softer approach to yoga postures that will include floor work, standing and balance. BE present in your practice. BE present in your life!
Crystal Bowl Healing Meditation
With Amanda Scandrett of Sacred Circle Healing Arts. Join us for a one-hour journey of guided meditation combined with the sounds of the healing quartz crystal singing bowls.
The frequency of the quartz crystal singing bowls help us to balance our mind and body while the guided meditation will focus our intentions and deepen the healing sound experience.
This meditation experience is suitable for all levels of experience, from the beginner to the established meditator. Please bring anything that will provide you with a comfortable meditation experience such as blanket, pillow, yoga mat, etc.
Restorative Yoga Nidra
This blissful class combines restorative yoga poses with a guided yoga nidra. We focus on connecting inward and aligning the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual by practicing stillness and gentle movement. Class will be taught in traditional restorative style where poses are typically held for 5-10 minutes with gentle reiki and massage assists. We will end our evening together with guided yoga nidra. Yoga nidra is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, in which the body is completely relaxed, and one becomes increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. Yoga nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.
A journey to the heart. This practice leads you home and guides an inner healing journey towards divine love.
Bhakti yoga is classically defined as the path of devotion, and it's often referred to as the yoga of love. Bhakti is one of the three primary paths to enlightenment laid out by Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita. The practice is often described as one of concentrating one's mind, emotions, and senses on the Divine in order to merge into the reality of divine love.
Let the mind rest, while you float into vibrations of bliss. You will have a chance to restore and rejuvenate and tap into the physical, as well as the subtle bodies in a different way. Combining yin/restorative postures, meditation, pranayama, hands on reiki and the healing vibrations of the heart chakra crystal bow we will nurture our inner being and elongate our capacity to feel and expand our ability to love.
As with all paths of yoga, it's an individual experience and that's truly what's so beautiful about it. Each person has a different emotional landscape, and in bhakti yoga we can let our emotions be our internal compass.
Awakening the power within you. This intuitive, mindful and sensual flow will energize the body and break-up stuck energy. This is a mind, body and soul journey designed to unite the masculine + feminine aspects of ourselves as we find freedom in movement, draw awareness from the mind to the heart, and allow insight to arise naturally.
This may be different from any yoga you have experienced in the past. Our focus is less on the rigid, strict and alignment of traditional asanas and more on the qualities of gentleness, flow, receptivity and succulence. These practices channel form flow through intuitive and sensual movements, love and kindness meditation and nourishing pranayama.
The movements respect the innate intelligence and intuition of our body. The practices bow deeply to the sacred relationship that we have with our own form. Its natural flow allows us to be absorbed into the river of Shakti ( life force energy) coursing through our bodies and activating the radiance that shines from within.
If anxiety and stress are getting the best of you, perhaps this class can help. This is a compassionate mind-body practice that combines physical poses(yin and yang), controlled breathing, meditation and relaxation to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and lower your heart rate. This class is suitable for all levels and will be very beneficial for those looking to relieve stress and anxiety, this class is a safe and open space for all. Props will be provided for extra support during our restorative poses, which helps us to relax into the deepest layers of the body. You will be sure to leave feeling calm, peaceful and balanced after this healing practice.
Yoga nidra is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, in which the body is completely relaxed, and one becomes increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. Yoga nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. The practice of yoga nidra has been found to reduce tension and anxiety. This guided yoga nidra is a 45 minute class in the evening to help you get prepared for a restful sleep.