Class Descriptions

Mixed Levels Yoga

A multi-level session for the enthusiastic and bold and for the novice stepping out to explore and to learn new skills in body awareness, mindfulness and breathing techniques.

~ led by Celeste

Yoga with a Chair

Chair Yoga, Limited Ability:

Chair Yoga, limited ability, is for folks who do best with a shorter session, concentrating slowly on specific movements for rehabilitation, pre or post surgery to the knees and hip joints, for shoulder injuries and gentle movements for strengthening the core and back muscles. Learning to regulate breathing patterns, introduce skills for balancing the nervous system.

Chair Yoga for Level 1:

Folks spend more time on a variety of standing and seated postures. Range of motion in all the joints and strengthening the limbs, with focus on balance are explored here. Hand-eye/ coordination games add to the fun of this very popular session. Learning to regulate breathing patterns, introduce skills for balancing the nervous system.

Chair Yoga for Level 2:

Similar poses explored in Level 1 are now challenged with longer holdings and deeper bends. Spinal twists are performed in a variety of ways; both seated and standing. Reclining relaxation is a benefit in this class for those who can get down and back up from the floor. Learning to regulate breathing patterns, introduce skills for balancing the nervous system.

~ led by Celeste

Restorative Yoga

Using extra props like cushions, blankets, and sandbags assists in deep physical and mental rest. Paying attention to regulating the in and exhale and taking a pause from the busyness of our lives, Restorative Yoga can take one into deep states of stillness, peace and tranquility. We practice staying close to the floor, so practitioners must be able to get down to the floor and up again without assistance.

~ led by Celeste

Yoga Flow

A vigorous vinyasa flow of traditional Hatha Yoga poses and sequences. “Vigorous” means strong, healthy, and full of energy and together we add some fun. Optional light weights may be added as additional challenges for those wanting to help tone the body and challenge the mind. The class is geared to intermediate to advanced students but all levels are welcome with options to make the class as challenging as you want it to be. Remember, the most important part of yoga is your outfit! Well, actually, it’s your attitude! So bring your outfits and your positive energy and let’s rock this class with some cool music added to help enliven the class!

All classes are by donation. Suggested donation is $20 or whatever you can afford. Class limited to 10. Please email to register for classes, [email protected].

~ led by Howie Baral

EveryBody Stretch

EveryBody Stretch is a guided stretch class using the emotive tones of classical music to enhance and develop every stretch and movement and is most popular with the 55 plus age group but it is open for EveryBODY! Participants are encouraged to stretch comfortably within their own limits. They will feel the benefits of a regular stretching routine. Regular exercise can lower blood pressure, gives one better brain function and can increase one’s self-confidence and self-esteem. Join Catherine in this unique class and stretch out your body, relax your mind and enrich your soul in this fun supportive class.

~ led by Catherine

Creative Vinyasa

Themes are interwoven into a dancing slow flow practice. The teaching style focuses on fluid form, embodiment and moving meditation. The mandala sequences are creative and passionate; balancing powerful softness and supported gracefulness.

~ led by Li Mei

Crystal Bowl/Harmonic Toning Sessions

The Crystal Bowl/Harmonic Toning sessions are about bringing deep clarity and clearing for all the energy centers of the Emotional, Physical, Mental and Spiritual bodies. Sound is a wonderful tool to bypass mind-chatter and access core, subconscious issues, while also providing a means of release for these very issues.

The mood of each session is very relaxed leading to deep meditative states.

In each session, we begin with the intention of being present with the light and love that already exists in each of us. We become witness to a deep healing presence radiating into and extending out of our hearts. This healing presence becomes greatly magnified as we join our hearts in a group setting.

These sessions are non-denominational and all-inclusive which are especially open to those in need of physical, mental or emotional healing.

~ led by Adam Huber

Tensegrity Repair Series

The Tensegrity Repair Series is a movement sequence designed by Gioia Irwin of Vancouver, BC, which focuses on tuning into the myofascial network of the body, and how it relates to our skeletal structure. Done mostly lying on the back, these movements help to tone and strengthen the core, breakdown knots and adhesions throughout the body, and rehydrate the fascia for greater joint mobility and overall balanced and connected body function. Relaxing, yet invigorating, the Tensegrity Repair Series can be helpful in recovery from injury, chronic pain, or stress related tension, and can also provide a stable base from which to grow your yoga or movement practice.

Suitable for all levels, including complete beginners
~ led by Hanna

Chill Yoga

Together we will experience new ways of breathing, and new states of being. We will enjoy Asanas that open the chest, release in the upper back, neck, & bring fluidity to our joints. This brings attention to our patterns of holding and allows us to find our own process of release within the nervous system. A guided meditation of self-compassion and mindfulness will end the class. This class is held in private sessions or with small groups at the Studio.

Please pre-register to attend this class by contacting Carrie Anne by phone 604-309-3360 or email [email protected]

~ led by Carrie Anne

Surf Chill Yoga

The Lifestyle of a Surfer includes Yoga, Meditation, and Athletic Conditioning. Together we will experience Range Of Motion exercises to allow a gathering of our resources to take on a challenging Asana practice. We will discover space in our body and in our mind as we then rest in a guided meditation, with a focus on our true nature. This class is held in private sessions or with small groups at the Studio.

Please pre-register to attend this class by contacting Carrie Anne by phone 604-309-3360 or email [email protected]

~ led by Carrie Anne

Hatha Yoga

Exploring meditation, pranayama and asana while cultivating a deeper practice from the inside. Our intention is to create a relaxed body, quiet mind and expand awareness. All levels are welcome!

$20 per drop in.

~ led by Tara & Deb

Rise and Shine Yoga

This class is designed to get your life force flowing first thing in the morning, and set your day up right. Energizing and nourishing for the body, mind and spirit, we will start with a short meditation and breathing practice, followed by a balanced asana practice highlighting a series of standing poses and sun salutations. We will explore themes of focus, spaciousness, energetic alignment and flow. Vijnana style practice.

All levels welcome. Modifications will be offered.

~ led by Hanna

Salt Spring Zen Meditation

Zen meditation every second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 7.00 – 8.30pm. See the website saltspringzencircle.org for more info and membership. No drop-ins.

Please contact Chris at [email protected]

Vinyasa Flow

Intention setting and meditation followed by a 45 minute mindful vinyasa practice. Classes are meant to bring awareness and acceptance to the body, mind and spirit.

All levels welcome. Karma Class by donation [email protected]

~ led by Simone

Gentle Friday Yoga

The Gentle Friday Yoga class is designed to help you unwind at the end of the week. Set to a gentle musical background, the class will include range of motion exercises, strengthening, balance and stretching components using props or chairs for support. This class is suitable for all levels, including those new to yoga.

By donation.

~ led by Lesley

Hello Friday Yoga

What better way to end the week than with yoga! Set to an upbeat musical background, the Hello Friday Yoga class is designed to help you get the stress out of your body so that you can unwind and enjoy the weekend. The class will include range of motion exercises, followed by energetic strengthening and balance components and will end with some relaxing stretches.

This class is best suited for those with some yoga experience but is not an advanced class.

By donation.

~ led by Lesley

Fun Flowy Hatha Yoga

Fun flowy Hatha Yoga class for all levels. I design my classes to be a little escape from the world where we enjoy some beautiful music, stretch our bodies, work up a little heat and melt into divine bliss at the end. It’s everything the body and mind need for a little break and is always accompanied by intentionally designed playlists to help us float along with the flow of the class.

All classes are by donation. Suggested donation is $20 or pay what you can. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at [email protected]. I look forward to seeing you in class 🙂

~ led by Annabelle