Come meet all our wonderfully skilled teachers, all of whom are certified by the Yoga Alliance of Canada. Our teachers offer a wide range of skills and background which will resonate a little differently in each of their teaching styles. All our teachers welcome feedback and any information about your health that you feel should be shared. We hope you feel the warmth and gentle nature that we believe all our teachers bring in their own way to their classes!
We have yoga and meditation classes for all ages and abilities.
Flow Yoga (all levels)
This gentle class will help restore the mind and body. Classes may include meditation, breathing exercises, sun salutations, and flow movement through yoga postures (known as asanas). This class is suitable for both beginners and more experienced practitioners.
Yin Yoga (all levels)
The practice of Yin Yoga targets the deeper connective tissues in the body, primarily the low back and hips. Yin Yoga involves holding postures for longer periods, the challenge being to hold stillness with breath. There is a focus on seated postures. The practice provides a balance to the more active yang practices. This class is suitable for all levels and abilities.
Nordic Yoga (all levels)
This is a fantastic class for those who are keen to diversify their training. Yoga helps builds bone and muscle strength, increase flexibility, reduce stress, increase breath awareness, clean blood of waste material (through lymphatic stimulation), and so much more. This class is beneficial to all skill levels. No pre-requisites required for this class.
Vinyasa Yoga (level 1-2)
Vinyasa means to place in a special way. This class is created with the idea of placing your body, heart & soul in alignment. This playful class will aim to inspire and to bring you to a higher level of comfort and ease in advanced asanas. Lively flow yoga is open to all levels but it will be directed toward intermediate and advanced levels. It is a great way to challenge your practice regardless of your level.
Beginner’s Yoga (all levels)
This is a great class to learn the essentials of Yoga. It is suitable for new practitioners (and those who claim to be inflexible:) as well as seasoned practitioners who want to return to the foundation of yoga practice.
Restorative Yoga (all levels)
Experience the art of relaxation in a slow-paced healing journey designed to reset all systems to even better functioning. Learn how to use props to find your comfort zone and the yogic tools of visualization, mantra, mudra and pranayama to enhance your body’s natural healing power. As you delve with long cozy holds deeper into the connective tissue, the mind relaxes and energy is redirected to support restoration on all levels. Recommended for everyone, this knowledge can be adapted throughout your day to keep stress levels in check and enhance recovery.
Deep Tissue Release Flow Yoga (all levels)
This focus of this class is to release muscle and fascia tension with the aid of massage balls. The props are placed strategically on tight muscles and with use of body weight & gentle yet specific movement of muscles groups a deep tissue release is possible. This practice can be similar to a deep tissue massage and has many similar benefits such as decreasing muscle hypertonicity, increasing circulation to adhered and overworked muscles and fascia thereby improving biomechanics musculoskeletal system. Expect some other movements and postures without balls in this class as well.
Happy Hips & Back Yoga (level 1 & 2)
We all love a yoga class for hips, and this one will guarantee many hip openers in a flow style class.
Karma Yoga (all levels)
Definition of karma: Originates from Indian religions and is the concept of ‘action’ or ‘deed’, and understood as that which causes the entire cycle of ’cause and effect’. $5 minimum donation (proceeds go to local charities). The style of this class is similar to the Flow yoga class and is suitable for both beginners and regular practitioners.
This class offers expectant mothers a holistic experience in their experience of pregnancy, labour, and motherhood. This class will explore gentle postures, breath work, and visualization. It will help you develop a greater awareness of your body and guide you in gentle stretches that are appropriate for pregnancy. This class is suitable for any stage of pregnancy.
Strong Core Flow (all levels)
Let your stress melt away with this amazing practice. Prana fusion helps draw energy and movement into the body by utilizing ancient practices such as pranayama, meditation, and guided imagery. You will bring strength into your body by developing your core and practicing alignment. Suitable for all levels.
Gentle Flow (all levels)
Gentle Flow (all levels)
This class will help restore the mind and body. Classes may include meditation, breathing exercises, sun salutations, and flow movement through yoga postures (known as asanas). This class is suitable for both beginners and more experienced practitioners and will have more simple and gentle sequences.
Embodied Flow (all levels)
Embodied Flow nurtures body connection from the inside out. This somatic-based practice focuses on feeling and connecting to sensation in the body while moving through different yoga poses and sequences. Throughout this yoga flow we will practice shifting attention to the good sensations in the body, thereby practicing the art of feeling good in your body.
Meditation - Sadhana (all levels)
“Practicing meditation on a regular basis is like wiping the dust from a mirror every day. In a clean mirror you can see yourself clearly. Similarly, in the clean mind the Self is seen.” Baba Hari Dass
Learn to empty the mind to come back to Self. Through easy and accessible practices known as Sadhana or spiritual practice, you’ll be guided in various Pranayama (breathing techniques), Pratyahara (withdrawing the mind from the senses), Dharana (one-pointedness) and Dhyana (deep concentration) exercises. No experience required and all are welcome. You will receive guidance and tools for accessing your inner sanctuary of peace, healing and wisdom, empowered by group presence.
Strength & Conditioning (all levels)
This class will work to improve strength, power, endurance, balance, and flexibility. It is a classic strength based class using light weights, light medicine balls, foam rollers, resistance bands, sliders, and body weight but also incorporates many Yoga and Pilates postures and movements to improve muscular flexibility, range of motion in joints, and core strength. This class is suited for everyone and all fitness levels.
This high-intensity class will help work on your overall fitness. It will be a fun and challenging class for all fitness levels using body-weight exercises to give you a full body workout.
Balu Yoga & Wellness
414 1st Street West
PO Box 2456
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