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YOGA PUBLIC CLASS STYLES & DESCRIPTIONS

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• Look for the star to recognize a beginner-friendly class!
• All levels: these classes are designed for any level of student
• Level 1-2: beginner to intermediate
• Level 2-3: intermediate to advanced
• Level 3: advanced; very challenging

Hot Yoga Studio Classes

Our hot yoga studio uses far-infrared heat and an intelligent air exchange system which makes the air easily breathable and comfortable without high humidity. Our heat is set to 38 degrees celsius.

Hot Yin Yang

This yoga class combines 'yang' style postures (strength, balance, and heat building) and passive 'yin' style postures held for longer periods of time. This allows for warming of the muscles and deep opening in the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and spine. A good class choice for beginners, those with limited mobility or injury. This class is enjoyed our far infrared heated studio.

-All Levels

Hot Yin

This class uses passive postures held for longer periods of time to allow for deep opening in the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and spine. When these stretches are held in our infrared hot room the deep opening is intensified. Meditation is used to help you relax into your pose. When you feel the need to recharge yourself, this class will provide a soothing respite. It is also an excellent choice for students suffering from chronic illness.

-All Levels


Hot Core

Hot Core begins with pranayama breathing (breath control) to oxygenate and energize the body. This varying sequence follows core strengthening exercises with each posture preparing the body for the next. Students will cultivate steadiness, strength, flexibility and balance with this strong foundational standing sequence and challenging core sequence. A challenging class but suitable for all levels.

-All levels


Hot Flow

A continuously moving class which uses breath as the primary link between the integration of body and mind. This class is an cardiovascular practice that will strengthen your body and build technique for safe and fluid transitions between poses.

-All Levels


Hot Detox

Time to cleanse! Join our instructors as they get you moving through a vigorous heat building flowing class. We begin with breath work to warm the body and induce sweat. Spine twists and compression postures are added to stoke the metabolism and rid the body of unwanted toxins. Knowledge of the sun salutations is recommended.

-Level 1-2


Hot Power

This power class is fun and challenging. It's a playful flowing class that will introduce you to new poses such as binds and arm balances. Power classes are best if you are already physically active, comfortable with basic yoga postures and appreciate a healthy sweat.

-Level 2-3




Traditional Styles of Yoga and Meditation

Recognizing that Hot Yoga is not for everyone, in addition to a comprehensive hot yoga program, Yoga Public offers a number of different styles and classes of traditional yoga. These classes will, for the most part, be smaller in size and are offered in our main floor regular temperature studios.


Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Students are guided through a portion of the Primary Series. Breath and postures are linked in a continuous flow or vinyasa, which helps develop internal heat and a purifying sweat. A particularly strong and demanding style of yoga, Ashtanga is great if you are looking to challenge your stamina, strength and flexibility.

-Level 1-2


Ashtanga Primary Series

Students are guided through the Full Primary Series. Breath and postures are linked in a continuous flow or vinyasa, which helps develop internal heat and a purifying sweat. A particularly strong and demanding style, Ashtanga is great if you are looking to challenge your stamina, strength and flexibility. It is recommended that students are familiar with Ashtanga Yoga and/or have an adventurous spirit to attend this class.

-Level 3


Mysore Practice

Arrive Mysore practice anytime between 6:00 and 10:15 am. An assisted self practice class in which students are taught the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga sequence individually with hands-on adjustments and verbal instruction from the instructor. This class is appropriate for all levels of practitioner as you will be taught at precisely your own pace and ability.

-All levels

*For more info on the Mysore Program click here.


Yoga Nidra

Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep, is a guided meditation where the practitioner is led through levels of mental processes to achieve a state of conscious sleep, somewhere between deep sleep and wakefulness. Through yoga nidra we can restore, replenish and recover from our stresses, whether they are physical, mental or emotional, rejuvenating the mind and recharging the body. The entire practice is done in savasana (lying on your back). Absolute stillness is necessary so please wear comfortable and warm clothing.

-All Levels


Restorative Yoga

Restorative classes are an excellent way to balance out the stress of modern life. Students of every level can benefit from a calmer nervous system and the gradual deep opening this class provides. Bring recuperation to your organs, nervous system and consciousness. Long, supported holds soothe the mind and encourage an inward focus. Props can be used to enable a longer respite in the pose and allow for a deeper release. Pranayama breathing techniques may be used. Restorative postures bring a calming end to the day, week or weekend. All levels of students can benefit from this soothing, slow paced class.

-All Levels


Vinyasa Flow

The strength of Vinyasa-style yoga rests in its diversity. Principles of foundation, primary movement and alignment are woven into this moving practice, where fluid transitions and breath link postures in sequences designed to explore various principles or themes. At times, flow sequencing may be suspended to allow for more detailed anatomical exploration in order to deepen one's understanding within the practice, for the ultimate in relaxation, restoration of body, and calmness of mind.

-Level 1-2


Vinyasa Flow 2-3

The Vinyasa Flow Level 2-3 is designed for those ready to explore more challenging poses including inversions, arm balancing and back-bending. Based on elements learned in Level 1-2, this class will focus on understanding how difficult poses can be executed in a safe and effective manner. Students should be familiar and comfortable with Vinyasa Flow Level 1-2 or flow classes before attending.

-Level 2-3


Yoga Fundamentals

Yoga fundamentals is just that - a yoga class that works from the ground up, teaching those basics in alignment, focus and breath that are fundamentally necessary for yoga asana and practice. This class is appropriate for beginners looking to understand what it is they need to do in a yoga class as well as those who have been practicing but are looking for a greater understanding of the underlying principles which can then be applied to move into more complex asana practice. This class will be flowing, active and challenging but will also allow time to stop and examine those actions and ask and answer questions.

-All Levels




Specialty Yoga Classes

Floating Meditation

Ever wondered how it would feel to float on a cloud? Hovering mid air in your yoga hammock you will be guided through a series of meditation techniques along with restorative postures preparing you for the ultimate in relaxation...floating savasana. Floating meditation moves you into a deep state of relaxation and is the perfect way to unwind from the busy-ness of life.

**Please skip this class if you have any of the following conditions: glaucoma, heart disease, high or low blood pressure, easy onset vertigo, propensity for fainting, sinusitis or head cold, disc herniation, recent stroke or severe muscle spasms or if you are pregnant.

*This is a small class with capacity limited to 14 students. Please pre register and arrive early to ensure your spot!

-All Levels


Advanced Floating Yoga

Advanced Floating Yoga is an athletic, fun and innovative class. Students are encouraged to attend a floating yoga and meditation class prior to registering for Advanced Floating Yoga. The weight of the body will be fully or partially supported as students are taught a variety of postures including inversions, hip openers and aerial sequences. This dynamic class supports increased body awareness and mobility.

*This is a small class with capacity limited to 10 students. Please pre register and arrive early to ensure your spot!

-Level 3


Yoga Wall Fundamentals

This Yoga Wall class will help you take your yoga practice to a new level. The wall will be useful for all yoga students, introducing yoga postures in a supported and safe way including standing poses, inversions, back bends, forward bends and twists. Beginners will feel toning after just one visit while more advanced students can use the wall to strengthen their upper body through inversion poses, which are often difficult for beginners.

**Please skip this class if you have any of the following conditions: glaucoma, heart disease, high or low blood pressure, easy onset vertigo, propensity for fainting, sinusitis or head cold, disc herniation, recent stroke or severe muscle spasms or if you are pregnant.

-Level 1


Thai Yin Yogassage - Specialty Class with Monica Angelatos

Thai Yin Yogassage is a therapeutic yoga class that combines Yin yoga and Thai yoga Massage. In a Yin yoga practice the poses are held for several minutes to stretch the connective tissues of the body, primarily targeting the tissues of the hips, thighs and lower spinal region. This practice not only lengthens and releases tension in the muscles but also exercises the bones and joints creating space, relieving the body from aches and pains.

In Thai yoga massage the therapist uses their hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. Traditional Thai Massage is based on energy flow along lines (energy channels), called "Sen". The therapist works on the energy points to relieve blockages and imbalances in the energy line in order to restore wellbeing. Muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure are also used during treatment. A combination of thumbing, palming, pressing and stretching result in a relaxing, therapeutic session, which restores balance and maintains good health. Traditional Thai Massage can be applied gently for relaxation, or deeply to relieve muscular and myofascial tension. Thai Massage offers freedom from stress, stiffness, and chronic pain.

These two practices are complimentary to one another and are offered in a yoga class setting limited to 6 students. While holding yin poses for 5-10 min. the therapist moves from student to student offering Thai massage techniques, to relieve stress and tension from the body. Thai Yin Yogassage is a complete practice, combining meditation, breath work, relaxation, restoration and deep tissue releases to maintain health and promote a general sense of well-being.

Please note this class is not included in your membership. There is a fee of $30 + gst. Class numbers are limited to allow the instructor, Monica Angelatos, ample time to work with each guest. For greatest comfort, we suggest wearing long comfortable leg wear and long sleeves as well as socks. Guests should arrive at least 10 minutes before class. In the event of a cancellation, please note you must cancel more than 24 hours in advance or forfeit your fee. Due to the limited space in class, it is simply a needed consideration for the instructor and other participants.

*This is a small class with capacity limited to 6 students. Please pre register and arrive early to ensure your spot!

-All Levels




TRX Suspension Training

Each TRX Class is an efficient full body workout; TRX is not yoga but an amazing cross-training method to use alongside yoga. Click here for more info on TRX.

TRX Fundamentals

New to TRX? This class is for you. Learn or build upon the TRX fundamental movements that will take you the next level using your own bodyweight!

TRX Endurance

Put your body to the test! A high intensity mix of cardio and strength-based exercises that will test your endurance capabilities. The music will be pumping, the sweat will be pouring and you'll feel amazing afterwards.

-Level 1-2

TRX Core

Train your core hard to build a foundation for functional fitness. Every part of your core (abs, back and hips) will be feeling it as you improve stability, posture, and overall structural performance.

-Level 1-2

TRX Stability/Mobility

Improve your mobility and stability in this combination class. Learn to activate your stabilizers and enhance your range of motion with control.

TRX Strength


This total body strength training class will improve your posture and strengthen your deep core. Build a stronger body while working hard and having fun!

TRX HIIT

This TRX class is garunteed to make you sweat! Burn energy and boost your metabolism while building strength and endurance in this fast paced total body circuit!

TRX Bootcamp


TRX Bootcamp is a blend of your favourite TRX exercises, as well as medicine balls, kettle bells and more! This challenging class offers variety and will keep you coming back.

TRX Advanced Boot Camp

Reach your full potential in this challenging TRX class. This powerhouse workout uses advanced exercises like handstands and pistol squats. Guaranteed to make you feel it the next day.



meditation

All classes are appropriate for all levels of practitioner.

Mindfulness Meditation

Fridays 5:30-6:30pm with Ali Ashtari

Practice is open to beginners and dedicated practitioners alike; we may stand, sit or even lay down during our one hour together. We are opening to the compassionate practice of bringing attention to the present moment, using the anchors of breath, body, sound, thoughts and emotions.

Mindfulness Practice as defined by Gil Fronsdal: The English word "mindfulness" is the usual translation for the Pali word sati. Most generally, sati means to hold something in awareness. When the Chinese translated Indian Buddhist terms into Chinese characters, sati became a character with two halves: the top half is the character for " the present moment" and the bottom half is the character for "heart." The combination suggests that mindfulness is connected to the heart, to being "heartfelt in the present moment." It points to the possibility of holding our experience in our hearts, to having an accepting, soft, and spacious awareness toward whatever is occurring in the present moment.

Restorative

Saturdays 10:30-11:30am with Adrienne Shum and Sundays 10:30-12:00pm with Monica Angelatos

Restorative classes are an excellent way to balance out the stress of modern life. Students of every level can benefit from a calmer nervous system, and the gradual deep opening this class provides. Bring recuperation to your organs, nervous system and consciousness. Long supported holds soothe the mind and encourage an inward focus. Props are often used to enable a longer respite in the pose and allow for a deeper release. Pranayama breathing techniques may used. Restorative postures bring a calming end to the day, week or weekend.

Crystal Sound Bath

Saturdays 4:45-5:45pm, Tuesdays 6:45-7:45pm with Serena Postel

Immerse yourself in the healing sounds of quartz crystal and tibetan singing bowls. The bowls are gentle yet powerful facilitators of meditative states supporting the body's innate healing wisdom, which can be restricted or blocked. Complimented by guided meditations, classes may include chanting or toning or gentle movement. At all times, students are invited to participate in a way that is intelligent for their bodies in that moment, receiving the benefits of the healing sounds in a way that makes sense for them. Enjoy deep relaxation and time gently spent with your Self. All levels of meditation experience and body abilities welcome!

Thai Yin Yogassage

Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm Specialty Class with Monica Angelatos

Thai Yin Yogassage is a therapeutic yoga class that combines Yin yoga and Thai yoga Massage. In a Yin yoga practice the poses are held for several minutes to stretch the connective tissues of the body, primarily targeting the tissues of the hips, thighs and lower spinal region. This practice not only lengthens and releases tension in the muscles but also exercises the bones and joints creating space and relieving the body from aches and pains. 

In Thai yoga massage the therapist uses hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. Traditional Thai Massage is based on energy flow along lines (energy channels), called Sen. The therapist works on the energy points to relieve blockages and imbalances in the energy line in order to restore wellbeing. Muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure are also used during treatment. A combination of thumbing, palming, pressing and stretching results in a relaxing, therapeutic session, which restores balance and maintains good health. Traditional Thai Massage can be applied gently for relaxation, or deeply to relieve muscular and myofascial tension. Thai Massage offers freedom from stress, stiffness, and chronic pain.

These two practices are complimentary to one another and are offered in a yoga class setting limited to 6 students. While holding yin poses for 5-10 min the therapist moves from student to student offering Thai massage techniques, to relieve stress and tension from the body. Thai Yin Yogassage is a complete practice, combining meditation, breath work, relaxation, restoration and deep tissue releases to maintain health and promote a general sense of well-being. 

Please note this class is not included in your membership. There is a fee of $35. Class numbers are limited to allow Monica ample time to work with each guest. For greatest comfort, wear long comfortable leg wear and long sleeves as well as socks. Guests should arrive at least 10 minutes before class. In the event of a cancellation, please note you must cancel more than 24 hours in advance or forfeit your fee. Due to the limited space in class, it is simply a needed consideration for the instructor and other participants.

*This is a small class with capacity limited to 6 students. Please pre register and arrive early to ensure your spot!