General Yoga Classes
Not sure what class to take? Schedule a phone consultation with Celeste to choose a class that meets your needs via our contact us page here. You can also check out our chart on how to pick a class here:
Vinyasa is a dynamic & fluid practice, in Sun Salutations we link breath and movement to create a strong and powerful flow. We will use Ujjayi breath and poses to generate heat, stamina, & flexibility. This class includes Sanskrit and English and practiced to a soundtrack of contemporary & world music. This class is suitable to all levels but basic knowledge of yoga asana alignment is recommended (available through the Yoga Foundations, Hatha Flow, or Tapestry Flow classes).
This class is Celeste's offering as passed down by her teacher Karen. This class is a balance of form and flow; it begins with a guided mediation, moves through the sequence in a slower flow with opportunity to refine alignment, and ends with a blissful Savasana (final relaxation). Classes are an opportunity to go deep and explore; to create introspection and mindfulness. There is some repetition in sequencing which allows you to get out of your head and into your body sensations and the flow of your experience. It includes both Sanskrit and English terms. This all-levels class includes alignment, some props, and many modifications which make it appropriate for anyone, from beginner to advanced, wishing to have Yoga practice. We work on the same sequence for four weeks and then change it. This gives participants both variety and feeling progression in the poses.
Gentle Flow (All-Levels)
This class ensures we feel grounded and fully present by beginning with pranayama (breath control) techniques. This allows us to create and maintain an awareness of our breath and connection to prana (life force energy/breath) throughout the class. We flow through various asanas (postures), while given many options to play and challenge ourselves in each pose. We customize our yoga practice for each individual's needs, honouring our bodies, and enjoying all of the beautiful gifts that yoga has to offer including the magical language of Sanskrit. We close each class with a blissful guided meditation into savasana (relaxation) to ensure our bodies, minds, and spirits feel rejuvenated, replenishing our entire beings.
Gentle & Yoga Nidra (All-Levels)
This class is designed to address the increasingly stressful lives of our modern society. It combines a Yoga asana (posture) practice with Yoga Nidra. In gentle poses we use the poses to illicit a healing response and relieve tension in the body. Yoga Nidra is a guided meditative self- inquiry exploring the koshas (layers of being). Yoga Nidra releases negative emotions and thought patterns and calms the nervous system. This class is suitable for all levels and those seeking or needing deep relaxation and restoration. It will assist you to rediscover your essential wholeness and interconnection with all of life by opening your mind and body to its inherent health and well-being.
Yin & Meditation (All-Levels)
In yin yoga we practice longer held (2-5 minutes) passive stretches; poses are low to the ground, generally seated or supine. We focus on putting stress on the connective tissues such as the ligaments, joints, fascia, and tendons of the hips, pelvis, sacrum, and spine in order to build range of motion. This class allows you to turn inward, observe, and move qi through the meridians of the body. We end with the soothing balm of Savasana and a short seated meditation.
Yin & Restore (All-Levels)
In this class we work with a hybrid of yin and restorative poses. This class allows you to turn inward, observe, and let go. In yin yoga we practice longer held (2-5 minutes) passive stretches; poses are low to the ground, generally seated or supine. We may also explore meditation and Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep). We end with the soothing balm of a restorative pose where we build a nest of props, rest, and activate our parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest).
Noon Flow (All-Levels)
Get away from your day and onto your mat! This is a great way to break up the day and get away from the demands of school, work, or home to the serene environment of the studio. This class is 45 minutes long to allow time for travel for those on a lunch break. It includes a combination of Yoga asana (poses) including sun salutations, gentle, restorative, yin, breathing, and meditation. It is suitable for all-levels. Leave feeling centered and ready to take on the rest of the day.
Meditation 101 (All-Levels)
This class will begin with a short dharma talk, pranayama (breath control), and/or asana (poses) to prepare the body and mind for dyana (meditation). We learn how to take a comfortable seat with the use of props to support the body. We delve into various techniques from Yoga tradition. We learn intention setting, dedications, mantra (sacred sound), and mudra (hand positions) all of which assist us to be more focused, calm, to get to know ourselves, and work toward feeling free.
Yoga Takes a Hike (All-Levels)
This class runs during our summer schedule. Join a group of nature and Yoga enthusiasts! We meet at the Cosmo Lodge at Little Red Park to hike one of the trails followed by a Yoga practice led by Celeste. This is a great opportunity to connect with others, nature, and yourself through your Yoga! Please dress in layers, bring your mat, a water bottle, and blanket.
Life-Cycle Yoga Programs
Mata Prenatal Yoga (All-Levels & Trimesters)
“Mata” is a word for “mother” in Sanskrit and is pronounced “maah taah”. We honour mothers by designing a class specifically for mamas-to-be in any of the three trimesters. This class combines a gentle yoga practice focused on opening and accepting, with meditation to prepare for your birth. Asana (poses) will help relax, open, and tone the physical body with special attention being paid to the pelvic floor. Every class ends with a guided relaxation. Each class addresses emotions, thoughts, or beliefs to prepare for your upcoming birth. This class is suitable for mamas-to-be who are beginner to advanced Yoga practitioners.