Class Descriptions

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Regularly scheduled community classes are open to drop ins.

Scroll down for info on registered class sessions.

Registered classes are not open to drop ins.

General guidelines for studio practice:

Each of our classes are generally taught “from the ground up”, allowing for the most gentle approach first and building on it from there. We design the studio schedule with the daily practitioner in mind, giving options for different styles of practice on each day to support you on your journey.

ALL of our regularly scheduled classes ARE OPEN TO DROP INS. Restorative is very slow moving and uber gentle, Gentle is very gentle, Practical is the next step up with some more challenges along the way, Practical 2 and Practically Deep offer more of an edge for those looking for it and Power Flow and Ashtanga are very strong practices based on Sun Salutations.

Gentle Yoga: Very suitable for beginners and beyond. A very gentle, fairly traditional class featuring elements of Hatha yoga (breath, postures, relaxation) tailored to your needs. Great for seniors.

Restorative Yoga: Suitable for beginners and beyond. Only a few postures per class. Calm your nervous system, de-stress, decompress. Restorative for mind, body & spirit.

Practical Yoga:  Accessible for most levels of experience. Focus is on postures (asana), breath technique (pranayam), relaxation and the personal experience of yoga practice. A great class for taking an already existing practice deeper. More challenging than Gentle yoga, but not as fast flowing as Power yoga.

Practical 2:  Accessible for most levels of experience. A great challenge for those with more experience on their mat. An adaptation of our most popular studio class “Practical Yoga”, this one offers some more challenging postural work and deeper practices for the more experienced practitioner. Vinyasa inspired (breath inspired movement).

Practically Deep:  Accessible for most levels of experience.  This class is particularly suited to people who wish to increase strength, flexibility and focus. Particular attention is given to increasing flexibility of the hips, hamstrings and hip flexors – and to building strength in the core, lower and upper body. Yin inspired practice.

feet_b&w150x100Ashtanga Flow: Some previous experience recommended. Ashtanga is the ‘mother’ of all power yoga practices. This class introduces the fundamental elements of the practice in a guided flow that is designed intelligently to open and stretch, enliven and strengthen every bit of your body. Every 4th week we explore the Ashtanga Primary Series in its entirety, class time is a little longer on these evenings. (See schedule on homepage for details.)

Power Flow Yoga: Some previous experience recommended. A Vinyasa-inspired (breath-synchronized movement) class. Creates internal heat in the body, builds strength, increases flexibility while synchronizing breath work to fire up the entire practice. Infused with a sense of play! Some previous yoga experience is recommended. A high-intensity class.

Stretch Strong:  This practice focuses on building strength utilizing gravity, resistance, repetitive motion and long holds. An awesome addition to your regular practice and a great way to “work out” on your mat. Open to most levels of experience, not recommended for those dealing with an active injury.

‘Babes in Bellies’ Prenatal Yoga: Take time to connect with your baby and to take care of yourself. A safe progression of gentle yoga postures. Build strength and heighten awareness. Get relief from some pregnancy-related discomforts. Learn breathing and relaxation techniques that will help you unwind and calmly prepare for labour and delivery. Taught by Jill Finbow.

Sunday Sits Meditation: Suitable for beginners to seasoned practitioners. A community class focused on nurturing a compassionate and inquisitive relationship with our inner landscape. Utilizing yogic mindfulness and sound healing techniques students learn a variety of tools for navigating daily life with more balance and awareness. (Returning to the regular schedule Oct. 2016)

Registered classes: Registered classes will return to the schedule in September, 2016. Moms n Babes in ON HOLD until Jill returns from mat leave early 2017.

For Yoga for Beginners, Ashtanga 101 and Moms & Babes  you may substitute up to 2 classes in your registered session for the next session or for any of our regularly scheduled classes. Kids yoga classes are open to drop-ins.

Ashtanga 101

A four week 2x a week registered class, Wed./Fri. 6:15 am-7:15am, Sept.21-Oct.14, 2016

A one hour enlivening Ashtanga based class warming up traditionally with Sun Salutations leading into strength training and concentrated postural work.

Cost: $108 ($95.58 + HST)

Reserve your place by sending e-mail to thetwistedfish AT gmail.com or calling 519-583-1200.

Yoga for Beginners:

A 6 week registered class,Wednesday nights, 6-7:15pm, Sept. 21-Oct.26, 2016

Brand new to yoga or wanting to refresh on some of the basics? This one’s for you!  Working from the ground up, you’ll learn basic postural and breath work, how to modify for your own particular needs, and how to structure your practice to enhance your physical, psychological, and spiritual well being. Start where you are, with what you have, and do what you can!

Taught by Christie Delahunt

Cost $110.20 ($97.50 +HST)

Reserve your place by sending e-mail to thetwistedfish AT gmail.com or calling 519-583-1200.

If you miss a class in this registered session, you can make it up during the next one or substitute for a class on our regular schedule. (Up to 2 classes only.)

 

Yoga Nidra 

A 6 week registered class, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm, sept.21-Oct.26, 2016

Yoga Nidra is a systematic method for inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation

Explore, your daily stresses and strains

Connect with the resulting physical & mental tensions

Experience profound relaxation & mental clarity

In our society we are constantly involved in pressures, deadlines & commitments, all of which create stress & anxiety. If we can balance our tensions we can control our emotions, anger and passions; our heart disease, high blood pressure and other stress related diseases.”

(Sw. Satyananda Saraswati)

 

Cost $56.50 ($50+HST)

Reserve your place by sending e-mail to thetwistedfish AT gmail.com or calling 519-583-1200.

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     Private Classes with Christie Delahunt

New to yoga? Have specific needs due to pain, injury, or illness? Can’t make it to regularly-scheduled classes? Training for a sporting event and in need of some one-on-one? A private class may be the answer.

Private classes are a wonderful way to learn yoga under the guidance of an experienced teacher who can modify postures for your specific needs in a serene and private setting.

Yoga can be therapeutically helpful with health and wellness concerns. Programs designed for your situation can include postural work, guided relaxation and imagery, as well as therapeutic techniques for reducing pain and managing stress.

Available by appointment. $90.40 ($80 +HST) per hour or pre-book 5 one-hour sessions for $395.50 ($350 +HST).

Group or Corporate Sessions: $226 BASE RATE ($200 +HST), depending on location & other specifics.

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Thai Yoga Massage

As a thai yoga massage practitioner, Christie will tailor your massage session to your needs. Thai Yoga massage is much like an assisted yoga practice. A fully clothed massage that caters to your individual needs. A great compliment to an existing yoga practice or a wonderfully relaxing full body treatment that can be incorporated into your therapeutic regime.

Available by appointment. $80 for a 1-hour massage, $110 for 1.5 hours, $130 for 2 hours (plus HST).

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