Regularly scheduled community classes are open to drop ins.
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Registered classes are not open to drop ins.
Follow this symbol * for classes recommended for newbies and beginners to yoga
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.
*(Practically) Gentle Yoga: A very suitable class for beginners and beyond. Just a little step up from Gentle Yoga with more focus on building in postural work, balance and gentle strength building.
*(UBER) Gentle Yoga: Very gentle and restorative in nature, this very slow moving class is focussed on subtle movement, joint mobility and breath work for decompressing the nervous system. Suitable for all levels of practice, a particularly easy class for new practitioners, those healing from illness or injury or just in need of some super gentle movement.
*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.
*NEW! Practically Supported (Chair Yoga): This class modifies all the basic postures in a gentle & practical class while supported by the assistance of walls and chairs. Focusing on stretch, strength building and postural stability, this is a great class for beginners, injuries, health or mobility concerns and the seasoned practitioner looking to deepen their practice.
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.
Free Flow Yoga with Singing Bowls: A fun fusion of our Practical and Vinyasa flow yoga classes. A moderately paced class accessible for most levels of experience. We build up internal heat, strength and a little sweat, then slow it down with yin inspired postures to enhance flexibility and relaxation. The meditative sounds of Tibetan singing bowls guide you into restorative savasana.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga: . 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.
Vinyasa Powerflow: A Vinyasa flow class geared toward the yogi with more experience on the mat. A dynamic class designed to stretch, strengthen and challenge you in all aspects of your practice. A high intensity class, some previous experience highly recommended.
*‘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.
Registered classes: Registered classes are back!
For Yoga for Beginners you may substitute up to 2 classes in your registered session for the next session or for any of our regularly scheduled classes. Next registered session begins in September, 2017.
Kids yoga classes are always open to drop-ins.
Moms n Babes is a registered 6 week class with the option of drop in rate. This class will return to the schedule in September 2017.
Moms n’ Babes Postnatal Yoga
These classes include 45 minutes of yoga followed by a 30 minute Mom-to-Mom chat (while babies play!). We will move through a safe progression of gentle yoga postures to restore pelvic floor and abdominal strength and to release shoulder tension from cuddling your little one. We will encourage healthy development of your baby through movement and music. We will strengthen our connection as mothers and support each other as we face the challenges and celebrate the joys of parenting.
Open to registrations(save some $ and some time!)
*Please note that this class is best suited for pre-movers, and babies must be at least 6 weeks old to register*
Thursdays, May 4-June 8, 11am-12:30pm
If registering for and paying for the 6 week option please indicate your day of preference.
To register, please contact Jill by emailing email@example.com
(please state your name, along with the name of your baby and the age that your baby will be at the first class)
Drop in cost $20 (Drop in payment option available in studio only)
*Yoga for Beginners:
A 6 week registered class,Wednesday nights, 6-7:15pm
NEXT Yoga for Beginners will run in September 2017.
If you are NEW to yoga and not sure where to begin go back to the
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 the teachers of the twisted fish
Cost $110.20 ($97.50 +HST)
Reserve your place by sending e-mail to thetwistedfish AT gmail.com
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.)
Prenatal Yoga and Childbirth Education Series
5 week series
Wednesdays, 5:30pm-7pm, May 24- June21, 2017
Ease into pregnancy and prepare to love your birth story. Join prenatal yoga teachers, doulas and a registered midwife for this 5-week series.
Through a blend of education, yoga, breath work, meditation & comfort measures with birth partners you will learn how to prepare your body and mind for a gentler, easier birth and mindful connection to your baby.
$97.50 + HST (all 5 classes)
$25.00 (drop-in rate)
the twisted fish
23 Market St. Port Dover
(side alley entrance)
Register: in studio
Or www.mindfulmothering.ca (click on contact us)
Amanda Antal, Registered Doula, Prenatal Yoga Instructor
Jill Finbow, CYT, Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Registered Doula
Kim Cleland, Registered Midwife
Laura Hitchon, CYT, Prenatal Yoga Teacher
Hosted by the twisted fish in partnership with Norfolk Roots Midwives & Mindul Mothering
* 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.
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).