For beginning students to learn correct alignment and in basic yoga postures of Hatha, Vinyasa or Ashtanga Yoga. Students will also be introduced to various breathing techniques. Ideal for those students who are interested in exploring movement and breathing in new holistic ways.
For students who have attended Level I classes and are ready for a more advanced beginning class. The basic postures are presented in more challenging ways with a focus on the fundamentals of yoga.
Designed to take students to the intermediate level. More advanced postures and sequences are introduced requiring a bit more strength, stamina, and flexibility.
Students must be familiar with intermediate yoga postures, including inversions and backbends. More challenging and vigorous sequences are typical in these classes.
A dynamic and vigorous form of yoga that builds heat in the body. This ‘Primary Series’ set series of postures maximizes strength, concentration and flexibility with breath awareness. A guided class covering the foundational standing postures, seated postures and a modified finishing sequence from the Ashtanga Primary Series.
Ashtanga “Power Hour”
Our lunch hour version of the Ashtanga Primary Series. A moderate to fast-paced class focusing on ujjayi breath and vinyasa movement. Students complete Sun Salutations and sampling of the standing, seated and closing sequence. All of this is complete in 50 minutes to ensure a lovely savasana and a short seated meditation. This class is energizing and re-focusing. Everyone is welcome– just know that we move quickly!
Core Alignment Yoga
Stretch, strengthen and mobilize the deep core muscles of the body for better alignment. Enhance your wellbeing though subtle and large movements, with focused breathing and Pilates based release work.
Core Flow is a Vinyasa style class that fuses traditional yoga flow sequences with targeted core exercises. Practitioners will explore a combination of strength building postures with twists and other poses that promote natural detoxification. This is a great class for all levels and will leave you feeling balanced and energized.
Uses postures (asanas) and stretches in combination with the breath (pranayama) and meditation techniques to develop flexibility and relaxation. There are many styles of Hatha Yoga. Some use a specific series of postures; others use a flow of movements, while some may use props such as blocks or belts to assist a posture or maximize a stretch. All styles of Hatha Yoga, however, encourage personal alignment of your body and bring balance, strength, and calmness to you, the practitioner. Our Hatha Yoga classes are based on the classic and ancient practices with care and attention given to many different layers of yoga.
The word hatha is Sanskrit and is composed of two words, “ha” and “tha”. “Ha” means sun, which represents warm masculine energy and strength. “Tha” means moon and represents the calm cooling feminine energy. The focus of Hatha Yoga is to merge these energies and unite the body, mind and spirit for health and well-being.
Hatha Flow brings balance, strength, and a sense of well-being to the practitioner and is a holistic yogic path including: postures (asana), breathing (pranayama), and meditation. This style allows for more variety, this class may build heat, and be meditative at the same time.
While using both the poses and the pace of regular Hatha classes, these classes sequence those poses differently and aim to keep the body moving with breath.
A methodical practice focusing on the principles of breath awareness and alignment. Breaking down individual aspects of pranayama, asana and meditation into building blocks that will create the foundation of a sustainable stable and well-rounded yoga sadhana (practice). This class is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced students.
Hypnosis goes back over 2000 years where it was practiced in ancient Egyptian sleep temples. All hypnosis is selfhypnosis; it is much like deep meditation, EXCEPT that the thoughts are consciously directed towards a positive intent. Hypnosis heals on a profoundly deep level.
Your HypnoZenYoga class will help you feel rested, confident, uplifted and powerful. True cellular healing and DNA transformation takes place in the space between the breath; the still point. The exciting combination of hypnosis and yoga trains the brain to go into the deeply healing state of theta, where the mind and body meet; the Zen space of true coherence and healing.
This transformative class of discovery and new techniques will leave you amazed at how flexible your brain and body really are. Learn to get out of your limbic brain, and free up your thinking, breathe and move through asana and live in the magic of the prefrontal cortex.
This yoga class blends therapeutic movement, optimal alignment, breathwork and mindfulness-based meditation techniques. The class will provide an accessible and holistic experience of Hatha yoga, anchored by sweet and deep restorative postures and will include both passive, static stretching (yin yoga, therapeutic ball-rolling/massage) as well as active stretching, to improve strength. An introduction of yoga philosophy, this class will also serve as a platform for spiritual growth, launching the practitioner into a deeper realm of health and healing.
Suitable for beginners, while simultaneously oriented to seasoned practitioners who seek a reflective and integrative yoga experience.
Hatha Yoga Therapy
A breath centered practice with focus on bringing stability and sweetness at all levels.
Each class begins with clear intention and focus, contains calibrated breathing practices, short therapeutic moving sequences along with long held active and restorative postures, visualizations, incantation and finishes with short guided meditation. The class will vary according to changing season and honours the individual needs and constitution, please speak to the instructor before or after the class for personal recommendations.
Mama & Babies Pilates
Join me for an hour of mom and baby pilates and learn how to take it all home with you!
Practical, fun and safe exercises to support and nourish this short special time in life.
Ease neck and arm tension, strengthen legs and lower back, tone the tummy & rediscover the pelvic floor with simple pilates techniques designed for the novice and experienced student alike.
Connect the core to every movement you and your baby make together. Discover the pilates principle of abdominal support in all movement. Suitable for any level of fitness at minimum 6 weeks post natural delivery and 10 weeks post cesarean. Babies of all ages are welcome however those who can crawl may be hard to keep close!
Cheryl Fearns is a certified pilates instructor and has been teaching all around Toronto since 2002. She is a mother of three (now!) and credits pilates with all things strong and productive in her life.
This is a self-directed silently practiced class with an experienced faculty instructor on hand to help you fine-tune your asana experience. This style is perfect for you if you are recovering from an injury, need to move at a slower pace than our led classes due to health reasons, or if you are interested in memorizing the Primary series of Ashtanga Yoga.
It is named after the city of Mysore, India, where Ashtanga yoga originated and was taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois for many years. We love this style of practice and thought the benefits could be enjoyed by students of any style of yoga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Pranayama Pre Natal or Restorative. Work on as many or as few poses as you desire, because you decide what is best~
Mysore-style is the best way to deepen your practice and become self-sufficient so you can take your practice with you anywhere you go! While there is a 2 hour time frame given for this class, by all means, practice however long you can~ Be it 45 minutes, 60, or 90 minutes, or the full 2 hours. Start at any time during this two hour timeframe.
ALL LEVELS are welcome to practice at their own pace. The instructor will provide “hands on adjustments” and verbal cues as needed.
Practice sheets of sequences are provided upon request.
Pilates is a body-mind exercise technique designed to strengthen deep abdominal muscles, improve posture, co-ordination, flexibility and deep body awareness. An excellent companion to yoga.
Power Flow is a Vinyasa style class that fuses traditional yoga postures with plyometric exercises. Practitioners can expect high intensity cardiovascular flow sequences that build strength and endurance. This class is great for all levels and will leave you feeling powerful and invigorated.
Pre Natal Yoga
Generations of mothers have enjoyed the benefits of yoga during pregnancy. Discover nurturing self-care for you and your soon-to-arrive baby. Breathe, move, strengthen and relax in a safe practice that supports your individual needs during pregnancy, labour, and beyond. Connect with your breath and learn to trust your inner voice, while building community with other expectant mothers.
Drop in – Regular class pass
Restorative yoga is a form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the aid of props such as blankets, bolsters and zafus. The props help to fully support your body, allowing it to open slowly and naturally with minimum effort, allowing for a deep introspective class which restores energy to the body and calms the mind.
Restorative yoga is beneficial when you need to eliminate fatigue and stress that result from your daily activities. It can also help you recover from illness and injury or overcome emotional depression and anxiety.
This class is suitable for beginners with little or no yoga experience. However, the most experienced yoga practitioner will also be challenged as sometimes less is more. You will be guided through each pose slowly and mindfully as you build a stronger body while releasing tension. Explore deepening your breath and how it anchors you in your body, helping you to live more in the present moment.
When we take time, our nervous systems relax, our minds slow down, our muscles become supple, our breath deepens – our inner chemistry shifts towards a biological balance, which one experiences as peace and tranquility, the union of your mind and body. All levels
These classes are dynamic and allow for a fluid transition from posture to posture, while becoming aware of the movement and breath connection. Vigorous sequences can be expected.
These classes are dynamic and allow for a fluid transition and continuous flow from posture to posture. Both short and longer holds of poses help you to engagie your awareness of the movement and breath connection. Each part of the body (inside and out) is explored and worked in a deep and mindful way. This practice builds strength, tones and detoxifies. Vinyasa is a fun and creative practice requiring focus and dedication. This class moves at a quick pace; therefore, some Yoga experience is helpful prior to starting this class.
Intricate and creative sequencing allow for fluid transitions from posture to posture, while becoming aware of subtle yet supportive movements of the body and the connection with breath.
The Yin style of long-held passive poses target the connective tissues in the joints and spine, allowing the body more flexibility while also engendering a more contemplative, non-reactive quality of mind. Combined with the more active, dynamic, Yang style of vinyasa will follow, strengthening and invigorating the body and mind. All levels.
YANG – Class begins with warming up the body and quieting the mind through an accessible yet strong therapeutic flow that moves with a slow and smooth breath.
YIN – Transition to longer held passive stretches supported by props to increase flexibility and to facilitate deeper introspection.
Pranayama and meditations are infused throughout the class.
Yoga Conditioning (formerly Yoga Barre) is an amazing blend of yoga, ballet, strength & conditioning exercises, and core work combined into a energetic workout that encourages movement, breath, flexibility and stamina while sculpting and toning the body.
This class is great for all levels of practitioners.
Yogility is a yoga inspired movement practice with a strong emphasis on mobility, stability and agility. This class combines the mind/body connectedness of a yoga practice with an exploration of functional, natural and primal movements of the human body. Yogility offers the participant an opportunity to move in less linear and sometimes unfamiliar or non-traditional ways. This is a fun and accessible class that challenges the brain, stimulates the nervous system and may awaken dormant or under-utilized muscles. Yogility incorporates stretching into the practice, but they are mostly achieved through active rather than passive holds. This class is ideal for anyone seeking to improve functional mobility in the joints, increase reflexive strength throughout the body, and improve articulation and fluidity in the spine.
Drawing from Yoga, Qigong, Pilates, and Western Kinesiology, Zen Stretch is a series of 81 isometric muscular contractions combined with deep diaphragmatic breathing.