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Move and Connect

Beginning Saturday, March 4th and ending April 8th.

Find the groove in your changing body with this gentle prenatal yoga class; aimed at toning and preparing you for birth and postpartum life. Learn tips and tricks for a more satisfying labour experience while connecting to that aspect of yourself where you find strength and peace.
No previous yoga experience required.

Approx. 75 mins

6 Week Series for $90

Registration and payment in full required to reserve your spot in the particular 6-week series of your choice. Relax and Release reserves your spot on Tuesday evenings only. Move and Connect reserves your spot for Saturday mornings only.
Classes that are missed are non-transferable to other sessions, make-up classes will be offered on case-by-case basis.

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Relax and Release

Beginning Tuesday, March 14th and ending April 18th.

Release the tension of your day and ease into your night with gentle movements, deepening breath work and restorative poses. You will build your relaxation toolbox, which you can use in labour, while gaining all of the sleep promoting benefits of a soothing prenatal yoga practice.
No previous yoga experience required. 

Approx. 60 mins

6 Week Series for $80

Registration and payment in full required to reserve your spot in the particular 6-week series of your choice. Relax and Release reserves your spot on Tuesday evenings only. Move and Connect reserves your spot for Saturday mornings only.
Classes that are missed are non-transferable to other sessions, make-up classes will be offered on case-by-case basis.

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The Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga

The Hidden Language of Yoga takes an in-depth look into the symbolic nature of the postures, exploring their mythological meaning. With this approach, one can penetrate the mystical messages of the Asanas so that the body is truly understood as a spiritual tool and the yogis and yoginis can stretch beyond the physical. The mythology of yoga, via the stories of the postures, allows for the ancient wisdom of yoga be incorporated into our contemporary life, in all its facets: physical, psychological, spiritual and emotional.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga is the very root of all yogas. Hatha stands for Sun and Moon, and it includes breathwork, heating and cooling sequences, postures that help with developing flexibility and strength. This class aims to assist students with returning to their inner balance, relieving the stress out of mind and out of body. Every class ends with deep relaxation, leaving the students in a refreshed, energized and relaxed state.

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Karma Yoga

Karma Yoga

One of the concepts of Karma Yoga is “giving back”. So the class is only $8 dollars, allowing people with tighter budgets to continue with their yoga practice. Classes are taught by certified teachers, and every teacher teaches in their own style. Karma class is rotated from teacher to teacher, giving students an option to explore different styles of yoga. There is always at least one Karma class a week offered at Shanti Yoga Studio.

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Kripalu Yoga

Kripalu Yoga

Kripalu Yoga is based on Hatha Yoga, but it is a gentler style, allowing oneself to do less than more. Class begins and ends with relaxation. Use of props is encouraged, so that students are supported and assisted in their practice. There is an emphasis on breath though the whole class and the approach is slow and meditative.

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Meditation

Take some time in your week to sit quietly, practice meditation and be present with the wonder of yourself. Meditation has been shown to assist in reducing stress,
anxiety and depression and to help with an increased sense of well-being. Offered by Shambala Meditation Group. Beginning and experienced meditators welcome.

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Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is geared towards restoring of your energy. It is slow paced, and includes lots of props for support and comfort: blankets, pillows, blocks, belts, bolsters, sand bags, chairs and others. You will leave the class feeling grounded and refreshed, open and relaxed.

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Alex

Yoga Philosophy

This class introduces concepts from Yoga Philosophy in simple terms. We look at the teachings in a way that can be appropriated to our every day life. Yoga is a vast system that encompasses philosophy, psychology, art, and a holistic system. In the past year this class has grown in popularity and the attendance is very consistent. We are currently exploring the 8 Rungs of Yoga. Staying with each rung for some time, we delve into, discuss, and explore each one at length, supplementing the yoga sutra concepts with teachings from other traditions.

Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) are entitled to receive CEU credits for this class. These continuing education hours must be completed by all RYT in order to maintain the registration with the Yoga Alliance and show their growth in their yoga knowledge and teaching skills.

The class is held in discussion style, not a lecture style and is normally facilitated by Alex.

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Chanting and Meditation

Chanting & Meditation

Meditation can be practiced using different modalities. In this gathering we spend an hour exploring sound, chants and silent meditation. The atmosphere is relaxed and everyone does as much as they are ready to do. This class is $5.

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