Class Descriptions

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we can only invite 5 students to practice with us in the studio at one time. This is less than 1/3 the capacity we are used to working with. As of June 8th, 2020, cancellations made less than 2 hours before class time will result in a $17 fee. To avoid this fee, please cancel STUDIO reservations more than 2 hours before class to ensure that other students have ample time to take your place should they wish to join class. (This does not apply to VIRTUAL reservations.)

Our schedule is very minimal as we navigate the challenges of COVID-19. Not all of the following class styles are currently available. Click here for our active online schedule. Note that we have STUDIO options (limited to 5 students in-person in our studio) and VIRTUAL options (plenty of space for anyone to join from the comfort of home.)

Classes are listed in alphabetical order…..

ALL LEVELS FLOW: This class sequences breath and movement at a deliberate pace, designed to build strength, awareness, flexibility and balance. Variations are offered with all levels in mind.

BACK CARE: This class is designed for students with problematic or chronically stiff backs, or those continuing students that desire a slower, gentle, sequential practice. Back Care is specifically designed to address muscle length and strength imbalances that affect the spine, decompression of discs, release of chronic tension patterns, and improving spinal alignment. A focus on breath will help release the body and relax the mind, and simple movements will help to gain mobility in the spine. Classes will be modified based on the needs, abilities, and progress of the class participants.

BEGINNER BASICS: This class is designed for beginners and anyone else who is looking to refine their Yoga practice. Expect an opportunity to ask questions and see postures demonstrated. You will gain useful tips, as well as a better understanding of the mechanics of your body as you move through your Yoga practice.

HEATED YOGA: This class is a pre-set sequence of postures, practiced in a warm and humid room. The heat helps to bring clarity and focus to your practice. Benefits include increased flexibility, stamina, and strength.  Learn more on our page specifically about Heated Yoga.

KUNDALINI:  This is a powerful yoga practice that involves repetitive purifying postures (called kriyas), breathwork and mantra. It shifts our energy very quickly and produces fast-acting results, such as an energy boost or reduction in stress and anxiety. Kundalini has also been referred to as the ‘yoga of awakening‘ because it helps unlock your energy channels so you can live out your true potential. In Karlyn’s Kundalini classes, you can expect to shake off stagnant energies, get your heart pumping and legs squatting… and feel a deep sense of release!
*Please note: Kundalini is not recommended for pregnant women; please consult with your doctor or medical professional before undertaking.

MID-DAY BOOST: This noon time class is a quick one, we’re in a and out in 50 minutes! Here’s a chance to reorganize your thoughts, take a few calming, breaths, and reset yourself for the rest of your day. Expect fluid movements, balances, gentle twists and some body strengthening poses. Every class is different, and we accommodate all levels.

PAY WHAT YOU CAN: Yoga is for everyone, and not everyone has a steady flow of cash. Current Yoga passes apply for this class, and also available is the option to pay a cash donation that you feel is in alignment with your earnings and fair for the exchange of a Yoga class.

RESTORE: A perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (Yang) styles of Yoga. Long, deep, steady stretches targeting the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine help to enhance joint mobility and flexibility. Stillness and peaceful observation encourage a greater mind-body connection and sense of calm. Visualization, relaxation techniques and meditation may be incorporated. Plan to leave a Restore class feeling relaxed and spacious.

SLOW FLOW: You will LOVE this blend of a gentle Yoga flow, paired with restorative stretching. Sequences may weave between longer held postures and continuous, purposeful movement, helping to develop co-ordination and smooth transitions. Ideal for those who want to move a little, and relax a LOT. Great for beginners and those who desire a slower pace.

STRONG FLOW: A steady paced practice with dynamic variations. Classes may include traditional sun salutations, arm balances and inversions, with attention to proper body alignment and mindful breathing. Sequences are energetic and vigorous, often times linking several postures together. Expect to sweat and leave feeling revitalized. Moderate to difficult poses.

Yoga Alternatives

ADULT HIP HOP: A fun, high energy dance class that teaches musicality and basic movements of Hip Hop without a lot of intricate steps. Great for beginners and anyone else wanting to move and groove.

BREATHWORK:  This class uses a special a breathing technique that aims to create balance and harmony within the body and mind. This technique helps to feel ‘tuned in’ to ones’ healing needs. This can be a very special experience and it may be helpful to bring a notepad to record certain thoughts, feelings, memories and/or visions that surface.

PILATES: Pilates is a specialized exploration of movement, concentrating on core control, breath awareness, and spinal alignment. All levels are welcomed.

STAY HOME SUNDAY MEDITATION: There is so much going on in our world and it affects everyone differently. It’s become clear to many of us that, in order for us to get through these difficult times, we need human connection. Please join us once a week (via Zoom) for a 20-minute guided meditation to tune in to what’s important, to let go of everything else, and to set ourselves right for the week ahead.

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