1712 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON
(613) 695-7211

Class Descriptions

Our yoga classes range from a gentle practice to a powerful flow of poses to a relaxation experience. All of our classes will guide you to find a deeper connection with body, mind, heart and spirit. We encourage you to develop a strong foundation while exploring variety and balance in your practice through working with different teachers and styles of yoga.

Body Rolling

A class that combines yoga postures with deep tissue massage using five-inch massage balls, four-inch spikey ball (don’t worry the spikes are soft) and foam rollers. This class provides an amazing deep tissue release and is complementary to your other athletic endeavours.

Gentle Hatha

This is a great class for new students or those wanting a more relaxed approach to Yoga. This class includes instruction in the basic techniques of meditation (focus), pranayama (breathing) and asana (postures). The intention of this class is to gently stimulate, relax and rejuvenate the body, calm the mind and connect to what matters most in life. Suitable for all levels.

Hatha Flow

Cultivate breath, focus and strength through asana. Explore different types of yoga flow, combining vinyasa, slow flow, core and balance with pose variations to dial it up or turn it down. Leave class feeling energized and grounded for whatever comes next in your day. Suitable for all levels.

Hatha Yoga

The term Hatha Yoga is used to describe classes in which traditional or classical Hatha poses or asanas and breathing exercises (pranayama) are taught in each class. The emphasis is on working deeper into the position through principals of alignment, breath and awareness. Poses are sequenced by the teacher to open the body in a progressive and safe way. Suitable for all levels.

Qigong

Qigong often referred to as Chinese Yoga has been around for thousands of years. This style – known as Sheng Zhen – is a very heart opening practice and is experienced as a moving meditation. It is practiced both sitting in chairs and while standing. Suitable for all levels.

Restore & Align

Michael often calls this class “where in the world is my pelvis?” It’s all about pelvic alignment and supported stretches using blocks, bolsters and stretch bands. This class is more of a therapeutic approach to Yoga… it’s all on the mat and is accessible to everyone. Suitable for all levels.

Vinyasa Flow

Strength, stability, flexibility, energy, vitality, balance, equanimity, focus and integrative calm describe the benefits you receive from these classes. You will be challenged and inspired to release tension and explore your full potential with intelligent and caring attention to detail. Every movement is sequenced with the breath, and every sequence is a progression that stimulates your entire body in a manner that is receptive and invigorating. This class is intermediate and is not recommended for those new to yoga.

TGIF

“Thank goodness it’s Friday”.  A Hatha Yoga fusion of sorts, mostly flow, sometimes a little yin or a bit of functional movement for good measure. Whether you are wrapping up your week or practicing before the upcoming weekend this class has something for everyone. Suitable for all levels.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga has become known as the ‘quiet profound practice’. We hold poses passively for a longer period of time. This style of practice stimulates the energy-rich connective tissue of the body while developing mindful awareness. Yin practice is a valuable and necessary complement to stronger forms of yoga, fitness and sports as well as a being a powerful antidote to stressful, busy lifestyles. Suitable for all levels.

Yin & Meditation

A series of Yin Yoga postures followed by a period of guided meditation. This practice combination is particularly calming and tranquil. Suitable for all levels.

Yin & Restorative

Combining the best of 2 quiet practices… the quiet and profound experience of the held poses from Yin Yoga mixed with the soft and surrendered postures of a Restorative Yoga practice. Does it get any better? A great way to unwind. Suitable for all levels.

Yin With Aromatherapy

A series of Yin poses held passively for a longer period of time stimulating the connective tissues of the body while at the same time instilling mindful awareness. A great complement to balance the physical aspects of your life or to counter your more physical Yoga practice. This class will be enhanced with essential oil blends being diffused into the studio. Suitable for all levels.

Yoga On The Ball

Using a stability ball as a prop is a great way to introduce play into your Yoga practice. The ball helps make more poses accessible, is a form of support, helps you find depth in a pose and offers a variety of challenges to explore. We recommend that you pre-register for this class to ensure you have a spot. If you have your own ball, bring it along… BYOB! Suitable for all levels.

Yoga At The Wall

What’s the most amazing Yoga prop that everyone has, always sees but never uses? The Wall!! Use the wall to stabilize a pose, to open the hips and strengthen and engage deep core muscles. Work your way into super stretches for shoulders, upper back, hamstrings, quads, calves and Achilles tendons. Meet you at the Wall!!

Yoga Prehab

Join Marla (an exercise rehabilitation specialist) for a unique mindful yoga experience that is geared towards patterning functional movement patterns that will make your yoga practice sustainable and ensure that you are stronger, more mobile, and stable for all your life activities. By regularly including this class as part of your Yoga practice, you may never have to “rehab” any injuries again!

Yoga for Strength

Designed to empower you from the inside out, this class encompasses everything from asana (postures), vinyasa (transition flows) and pranayama (breath work), with the additional elements of functional strength and mobility. Join us for a playfully powerful class that is sure to invigorate you! Suitable for all levels.

Introductory Special: 1 Month of Unlimited Yoga for $50 (HST included).