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Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga is based on the old traditional practice of asanas (poses). Ha means Sun and Tha means Moon in Sanskrit and it relates to the heating and cooling  sequence of poses (asana) and various breathwork. Through the practice of poses and breathwork, students will develop increased flexibility and strength, improved posture and balance, and mind, body, and breath awareness. This practice will also help students release stress and learn relaxation techniques to find inner peace and harmony of mind, body, and spirit. Beginner and Intermediate level classes are offered in Hatha Yoga. Please scroll down the page for information on beginner and intermediate level classes. For more information about this class and to register, please e-mail Dina at info@breathingspaceyoga.ca or call 289-680-9642.

Kripalu Yoga

Kripalu Yoga is a meditative style of Hatha Yoga where asanas (poses), stretches, breathwork, meditation, and relaxation, are practiced slowly and mindfully with the focus on the breath and looking inward. As you advance in this class, you practice flowing from one pose into another while following your body’s wisdom of movement and breath, and you will hold the poses for longer periods of time while focusing inwards and developing awareness on how you “feel” in each pose and with each breath. Alignment and posture are important aspects of Kripalu Yoga. Beginner and Intermediate level classes are offered in Kripalu Yoga. Please scroll down the page for information on beginner and intermediate level classes. For more information about this class and to register, please e-mail Dina at info@breathingspaceyoga.ca or call 289-680-9642.

Gentle Hatha Yoga

Gentle Hatha Yoga is based on the old traditional practice of asanas (poses). In this class, yoga poses are modified to meet individual needs. Modified yoga poses and stretches are practiced such that the students experience the same benefits as those performing the same poses and stretches without modifications. This class is small and chairs and props are used to support and assist students in their yoga practice. As well, the teacher provides individual assistance where necessary. This class is for those who have difficult physical challenges such as multiple sclerosis, severe arthritis, chronic pain, injuries, and other health issues that limits mobility. For more information about this class and to register, please e-mail Dina at info@breathingspaceyoga.ca or call 289-680-9642.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga focuses on releasing stress, fatigue, and restoring health.  With the use of props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks, belts, sand bags, and eye bags while practicing restful poses, the mind becomes still, the central nervous system calms down, and the body is supported to deeply rest and relax thereby bringing balance, calmness, rejuvenated energy, and a feeling of well being to mind, body, and spirit. This class is suitable for all ages and ability and it is recommended for those experiencing chronic stress and fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain. It is also recommended for those recovering from surgery, illness, and injury as well as those facing major life changes. Please bring an eye bag. For more information about this class and to register, please e-mail Dina at info@breathingspaceyoga.ca or call 289-680-9642.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra which means “yogic sleep” is a relaxation/meditation technique that brings you to a deep state of relaxation while you are in a relaxed state of awareness. In this class, you will do about ten minutes of yoga stretches to limber the body and then you will be instructed to lie down and use bolsters, blankets, and eye bags if needed to make yourself comfortable. For the remainder of the class, the teacher will use a soothing voice to guide you through visualizations to systematically relax each part of your physical, emotional, and mental body in order to bring you to a deep relaxed and rested state of being.

Yoga Nidra enables you to gain deep rest so that you can feel recharged and rejuvenated. 60 minutes of Yoga Nidra is as restorative as 8 hours of deep sleep. This class is suitable for everyone especially those who have a busy mind, insomnia, anxiety, chronic fatigue, and are recovering from illness. Please bring an eye bag and dress warmly and comfortably. For more information about this class and to register, please e-mail Dina at info@breathingspaceyoga.ca or call 289-680-9642.

Karma Yoga

Breathing Space Yoga & Wellness Services wants to make their yoga classes accessible to everyone in the community regardless of their financial situation. Karma means to give back to the community. Our Karma Yoga class is one way we are giving back to the community and making yoga accessible to everyone. This is a Hatha/Kripalu yoga class. The class is $7 and it is offered once per week. For more information about this class and to register, please e-mail Dina at info@breathingspaceyoga.ca or call 289-680-9642.

Mindful Meditation

Take time away from your hectic, busy life and give yourself the gift of sitting quietly and still in the moment with yourself. Mindful meditation brings awareness to whatever arises in the present moment within and around you. Meditation has shown to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, obsessive thinking, and insomnia increasing your sense of well-being. For more information about this class and to register, please e-mail Dina at info@breathingspaceyoga.ca or call 289-680-9642.

Yoga For Over 50

This class is for anyone who would like to focus on spinal alignment, breath, and learning to use “the support of the ground” as a way to help to open to postures, and to allow the breath to take you there. This class will give you plenty of time to relax, unwind, open, strengthen, and balance your energies and bodies. For more information about this class and to register, please e-mail Tannice Goddard at info@alwaysamigosyoga.ca or call Tannice at 289-829-0844.

Early Risers Yoga

Yoga first thing in the morning invigorates the body long into the day. If you would like an early class but wondered if your body would be warmed up enough to do the class this early in the morning – know that needed time is taken to get the spine moving. Plenty of gentle warming up movements are done designed to bring you to a place of more flexibility to begin your work (or play) day. For more information about this class and to register, please e-mail Tannice Goddard at info@alwaysamigosyoga.ca or call Tannice at 289-829-0844.

Beginner Level Class

Introduces basic hatha yoga stretches and poses (asanas) and diaphragmatic breathing to develop balance and flexibility as well as breath and body awareness. Modifications are provided where necessary.

Intermediate Level Class

This class is for students who are familiar with diaphragmatic breathing and basic hatha yoga poses (asanas) and want to advance in their yoga practice of poses and breathwork (pranayama). In this class you will build energy and strength by moving into the poses with ease and mindfulness, holding and feeling the poses, and developing in-depth awareness of breath and body. Previous participation in the beginner level class is recommended.

 

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