If you’re brand new to yoga, or just want a more thorough understanding of the basics, we provide several opportunities to help you familiarize yourself with the practice.
If you’ve never set foot in our yoga studio before, click here for some advice and guidelines on what to expect when you visit for the first time. You can also read up on our general studio etiquette here.
*Please note that our space is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible as we are on the third floor of our building, with no elevator. Those who have difficulty climbing stairs may also not be able to access our space. We apologize for this lack of accessibility.
Basics, Rest & Renew, Slow Flow, Hour Flow (for fit beginners), Community Class.
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Click here for our full schedule of drop-in classes.
Our Intro courses are designed to ensure you learn the basics you will need for Expanding Flow classes and beyond. These classes are great for brand-new beginners, those re-starting their practice after a long break, and also for students who are new to practicing alignment-based yoga. Focus is on standing poses and key principles of alignment to increase strength, balance, stamina, and flexibility. Intro classes will build progressively from week to week to empower new students to move deeper into the practice in a safe and consistent way. Classes also incorporate breathing techniques and restorative poses to release tension and reduce stress.
Intro to Yoga classes are 75 minutes and run for 7 or 8 weeks. We have new Intro classes starting every month (with reduced course times in July-August).
What students are saying about Intro to Yoga:
Meaghan, I wanted to express my thanks to you for introducing me to Yoga. I feel that I am learning the best technique, I feel supported and Yoga has made a huge impact on my life. I am sleeping through the night, have very little back pain now, and what I have learned in your classes carries over into my life in many ways, in particular, into my violin teaching. So….my students are benefiting as well. Most of all, I feel more connected to myself, to people around me and to the earth. You have been very generous and kind in sharing your knowledge, expertise and yourself with all of us. I didn’t want the classes to end without you knowing how much of an impact you have had on us so thank you so much! - Olga K.
Leena, your ability to inspire and teach should not go unmentioned. What I have learned through you, starting with Intro to Yoga and now many, many classes later, is unmeasurable. I am continually inspired by your energy, your enthusiasm, and your ability to create a comfortable and non-competitive learning environment. Thank you for your guidance and dedication to the practice. - Brian S.
Our Yoga for Round Bodies course offers clear and thoughtful modifications of poses for students with round bodies, to make more of the poses and sequences of yoga accessible and doable. These classes are great for beginners or intermediate students and are aimed at creating a comfortable environment in which to build strength, flexibility, and balance specifically with the round body in mind. This class is not about weight loss, but about honouring our bodies and creating an environment where all bodies can do all poses. Focus will be on standing poses and key principles of alignment. Classes will build progressively from week to week.
Yoga for Round Bodies classes are 75 minutes and run for 7 weeks. We have new courses beginning every other month.
Visit our registration page for course dates and to sign up. Advanced registration is recommended; this course is very popular.
Some people have asked why we don't have a Yoga for Round Bodies drop-in class. We don't think that there are enough folks who would regularly come to a drop-in class to sustain it. We offer it as a course to ensure that we have enough people who can commit to coming. If drop-in classes work better for your schedule, consider trying out our Basics or Slow Flow classes, which are taught at a similar level to the Yoga for Round Bodies course. Emma, Monica, and Amanda teach Basics and Slow Flow, and all have plenty of experience teaching differently sized bodies. If you enjoy the specific atmosphere of our Yoga for Round Bodies course, we encourage you to take the course continuously. The course will support your practice in an ongoing way.
What students are saying about Yoga for Round Bodies:
"Hi Emma – as always, I love your classes. I always come away feeling very empowered by what my body can do and tranquil from your calming guidance & encouragement." - Lisa S.
"I loved last night's class. I think the gradual approach to triangle pose was really good. By the time we got there I didn't have any difficulty with the pose. I'm not saying it was easy, but it felt natural. And no soreness after class, which I enjoyed." - Clare H.