Acro / Partner Yoga
A fun and exciting class that puts two on a mat!
Move together in a practice that requires deep attention, enhances trust, promotes connection, and brings people together with the fun and joy of yoga. A mix of partner and acro-yoga, this class will help you experience familiar yoga poses in a new way, and learn a few new skills as well. Challenge yourself in a supportive environment with assisted stretches, balances, and inversions that can help you take your own practice to new levels. Your friend can’t make it? Don’t worry! No partner is required, as we switch partners frequently throughout the class.
This class is immediately followed by the weekly PWYC Acro yoga jam.
Classes that are suitable for all students, from foundational to intermediate to advanced. A unique class that offers a mixed-level practice with options to go deeper. All Levels classes will incorporate asana, breathwork and meditation.
Level 1 classes with community in mind! Explore your practice with integrity, awareness, and a foundation of breath. Our teaching roster will feature teacher training students, alumni of our teacher training programs, and teachers on our drop-in schedule.
This is a specially priced class – $5 (+HST) for non-members, free for members.
Suitable for students who are relatively new to yoga or looking to deepen their knowledge of foundational poses. Classes focus on the fundamentals of postures, including breathwork and attention to alignment, while incorporating dynamic flow and varied sequences.
Levels 1-2 and 2
Classes that increase in difficulty to encourage you to find new levels within your practice. Each level offers progressively deeper work in asana, meditation, and pranayama in order to challenge students to move beyond perceived boundaries. Please talk to one of our knowledgable staff when trying to find the level that works best for your practice.
Through the practice of mindfulness and meditation, this class teaches us how to be aware and awake to the present moment. Each class will include a 30 minute, mostly silent sit. We learn to see and accept things as they are, freeing our minds and opening our hearts. This class is free for members and pay-what-you-can for non-members with a suggested donation of $10 to $20 per class.
Mobilize and Restore
This class is an excellent compliment to vigorous or strenuous activity. We will use therapeutic movements and sequences to create greater mobility, followed by nourishing restorative postures that balance the nervous system and stimulate healing.
Movement and Stillness
We will explore the effects of movement on stillness and the effects of stillness on movement. This class will focus on an embodied, contemplative mode of practicing asana that will support a reflective and meditative mindset. Every class will include at least 20 minutes of meditation. No meditation experience necessary.
This class will explore resiliency, defined as the ability to bounce back, through yoga postures, functional movement and strength building. The Body Loops will provide added resistance, increasing proprioception which is the ability to feel your body moving in space.
A deeply nourishing experience. Props and gentle movements are utilized to restore, relax and heal the body. This class is suitable for any level of experience.
Our Self-Practice classes nurture an individualized approach to practice. Featuring a semi-private style of learning, these classes instil principles of empowerment, concentration, and self-directed study, revealing some of yoga’s most important teachings.
This special class will include led instruction that enriches the self-practice experience.
Similar to other Self-Practice classes, students are free to come and go as they please between 10am and 12pm. Unlike other Self-Practice classes, the class will be divided into roughly two sections:
- Instruction on specific techniques relating to postures or sections of the seasonal practice sequences;
- Self-practice time to embody the techniques into your practice.
Strength and Mobility
This unique class is all about complementing your yoga practice by building deeper layers of strength and awareness. Whether you are a long time practitioner or new to yoga, this class will challenge you to develop both isolated & functional strength that will translate into a safer, stronger practice . Classes will draw from a particular pose or group of poses to inform the mobility and strengthening work that will be incorporated that day. Class is open to all levels.
A class that brings the Tensegrity Series to life! The Tensegrity Repair Series (by Gioia Irwin) is a set of 20 exercises designed to restore balanced tone and healthy range of motion to the muscle and connective tissue matrix of the human body. Explore your range of motion and reconnect to healthy patterns of movement. This class is ideal for all levels of experience and is especially ideal for those seeking to recover from imbalances due to injuries and over-use.
Therapeutics (w/rope wall)
In this class, we’ll use the rope wall to gently traction the spine and hips to create ease and space in the body, improve alignment, and decrease tension and pain. Please consult our instructors before attending this class if you have the following: high blood pressure, pregnancy, and detached retina, or glaucoma to make sure supported inversions are safe for you. Partner work may be included. Monday’s class will be a Level 1-2 while Saturday will be a Level 1.
Yoga Tune Up® is a class format built around the three P’s – Pain, Posture and Performance. It helps eradicate pain, improve posture and enhance performance through a unique blend of corrective exercise, self massage, and yoga asana. By helping to identify and target your "body blind spots” (areas that are most overused, underused, or misused) Yoga Tune Up® heals damaged muscle, increases strength, and establishes healthy movement patterns to help you live better in your body.
Head to yoga after school and find a new way to play! Young yogis will grow through a weekly program of age-appropriate physical postures, philosophy, breathing, sensory-based games, and creative crafts. Get ready to discover new worlds of fun in playful exploration, self-discovery, and body awareness.
Parent and Baby
In this welcoming and baby-friendly space, find the time to soothe aches and pains, re-align your hardworking body and mind, and cuddle and enjoy your little baby while connecting with a community of other parents.
Parent and Moving Babies
Explore your changing practice and connect with other parents in a class designed with moving babies in mind.
This weekly series of classes will offer a caring and nurturing space where women can celebrate the little person growing within, soothe and enjoy their changing bodies, and connect to their own strength and potential in preparation for labour and motherhood.
Teen Yoga and Mindfulness
This class will provide a weekly injection of yoga asana, meditation and interactive mindful practices specifically designed for those straddling the curious chasm between childhood and full-fledged adult. Contemporary teens have challenges all their own and this class will address them with connecting practices that promote self-awareness, self-acceptance, mindful communication and the importance of play.
Once a Month
Derived from the Pali word for “community” or “company”, Sangha is an opportunity to gather together with the aim of enriching the understanding of yoga’s philosophical tradition, through scriptural exploration, chanting, meditation, discussion, and inquiry. It will be co-taught by Scott Davis and Pat Harada Linfoot on the first Tuesday of each month.