Class Descriptions We are Very proud to Offer You Authentic Yoga Practice in Combination with Healing, Crystals, Sound Bath, Color Therapy, Salt Therapy and HaloTherapy and Meditation We Offer HEALING Yoga – not a FITNESS Yoga! We are VERY BEGINNER Friendly! 

Joyful Yin with Crystal Healing - Very Beginner Friendly

This class will help you recover from other activities or injuries. Yin Yoga is a powerful practice targeting tendons, ligaments and fascia within the body. The benefits of a Yin practice are to increase or maintain mobility in your joints, increase your mental focus and improve the flow of energy in your body. Expect long holds, in deep supported postures. As part of this speciality class you will receive a crystal healing eyepillow during savasana. Joyful Yin with Crystal Healing is such a beautiful and uplifting experience that works on a deep level and not only does the physical body enjoy total relaxation, but all the inner emotional stresses are brought skilfully to the surface of the mind and dissapeted. All levels welcome.

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression with Sound Bath - Very Beginner Friendly

This class will allow you to tune inward in to bodily sensations and to build a practice that focuses on mindfulness, stillness and physical and inner balance. In a supportive group we will practice together to strip away the image of an “perfect” self and really experience our bodies from the inside out. You may find that there are things about your body you actually like!

This group class will offer tools for building greater acceptance of our own body, healthy ways to deal with our inner emotions, present moments of awareness as well as working towards being compassionate to ourself and  others. Specific yoga techniques will give you greater body awareness and responsiveness which in turn are associated with lower levels of self-objectification and greater body satisfaction.

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression is an hour exploration of self through very gentle movement and sound. Yoga Teacher will lead a deeply grounding class  focusing on movement and healing touch. Harmonic sound practitioner, Sergei, will combine his live music with yin/restorative yoga to create a unique experience of breath, movement, and sound. The yoga class will end with an extended deep savasana, an hour-long sound meditation, head massage, aromatherapy: being on your mat, you will be saturated with healing sound, allowing you to access ultimate relaxation and a deep sense of peace.

All Leves Welcome. No Experience Necessary.  This class is accessible to all.

 

Yoga for Stress Relief with Sound Bath - Very Beginner Friendly

This is a perfect class when you’re feeling stressed but you need to feel calm and relaxed. Through the first part of class you’ll flow through some postures that will help get your heart rate up and your muscles engaged! A fantastic way to burn away stress! You’ll finish off class with some calming pranayma (breath work), crystal and tibetan bowl meditation. Modifications will be offered, props used, and students are encouraged to individualize their practice while being led in a group setting. You will leave this class feeling calm and relaxed. All Levels Welcome

Breathe for Respiratory and Nervous System in the Salt Cave (Pranayama and Halotherapy) - VERY Beginner Friendly

Experience the power of conscious breathing (PLEASE Note – this is not a Yoga Class) to cultivate a clear, peaceful mind, and a vibrant and healthy body. Develop a new understanding of what it means to breathe. This  pranayama series is designed to build a conscious and joyful relationship with your breath, body and mind.  Each class will increase in length as you progress through the series and expand your lung capacity. 

Most of us are hardly aware of our breath, yet it sustains every cell in our bodies and supports every life experience we will ever have.

Our breath is essential to life. It is also a powerful gateway to well-being we all can access. But if you’re like most people, you’ve likely developed unhealthy breathing habits without being aware of it.

Our Modern living and stressful life experiences often lead to shallow, tense, quick breathing that deprives the body of oxygen and contributes to fatigue, anxiety, weakened immunity, mental sluggishness, premature aging, and other unnecessary health issues.

By paying attention to your breath, you can change what’s happening in your mind and body. Conscious deep breathing, known as pranayama, has been used by people for thousands of years to cultivate physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. And recent scientific research shows it increases vitality and longevity, while enhancing your overall health.

If you like to experience deeper states of calm, peace and well-being, the key is to develop good breathing habits. Although most of us haven’t been taught them, they’re simple enough for anyone to learn.

How Pranayama will help me:

– Improve lung capacity and diaphragm mobility
– Reduce anxiety and physical tension
– Stimulate creativity and inspiration

Transformation only happens when you show up and do the work for yourself. VERY BEGINNER Friendly! Emma (Yoga Instructor and Aurvedic Health Practioner) will walk you through the process step by step! 

This Class is Held in the Salt Cave – with HaloTherapy 

Halotherapy is a drug-free holistic therapy that recreates the microclimate of a salt cave and helps treat respiratory conditions like colds, flu, allergies, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, sinus infections, sinusitis, rhinitis, hay fever and emphysema. Halotherapy can also treat skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.

Salt halotherapy can be used to treat the following:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Cold and flu
  • COPD
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Ear Infection
  • Eczema
  • Emphysema
  • Anxiety
  • High Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Hay fever
  • Pneumonia
  • Psoriasis
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinus infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Wheezing
  • & more…

You will leave this class feeling calm and relaxed. All Levels Welcome

Vinyasa for Beginners - Very Beginner Friendly

We recommend this class for any beginner student at Joy and Vitality Centre. This is where you will move with modifications and gain the understanding of asanas and breath while creating strength,  focus, focus and new body awareness. Choosing to modify and intentionally move slower offers you space to investigate, learn and discover the impact of movement. Low Impact Physical work will be experienced and your body will  genly warm from the inside out.  All Levels Welcome

Yang/Yin- Beginner Friendly

We start off this class with a short Yang – muscular and energizing yoga practice and then spend the remainder of class practicing Yin Yoga. Yin Yoga is a quiet, inward practice that uses long, passive holds, props, bolsters to get into the deep connective tissues. Emphasis is on the hips, & low back. This Class is an absolutely beautiful way to let go of the stress and tension of your day. All Levels Welcome

Power Flow

Power Flow is a fun and energetic class aimed at synchronizing your breath with your movement. You will flow through various postures allowing you to engage in a cardiovascular, strength based and total balancing experience. During this class you will tone your muscles, cleanse your body and calm your mind. Power flow incorporates more challenging postures, but all levels are welcome as modifications are always offered for you to build on.

BUTI

Buti yoga is the newest yoga trend! It’s a cardio intensive class combining power flow yoga, tribal dance, deep abdominal work and plyometrics to sculpt both your body and your soul! No experience is necessary for this class and it’s suitable for beginners. It’s not suitable for women in their first trimester of pregnancy but safe for those in their second or third trimester.

 

Core Flow

This class safely strengthens the body through Vinyasa Flow while concentrating on the alignment, toning and engagement of every muscle within the core: the obliques, abdominals and the lower back muscles. Training these muscles not only improves posture and enables a strong support system for the spine, but also helps maintain balance and strength within the body. This class will strengthen and lengthen the body, while improving overall flexibility, stability and activating every core muscle. All levels and modifications are welcome, some experience is recommended.

Head to Toes Signature Healing Yoga - Very Beginner Friendly

Want to learn more about yoga poses and how to practice them in a way that is right for you body? We will work to ensure that we are finding ways of incorporating the yoga poses in a way that fits with and works for your body. We will then incorporate these poses into a gentle flow followed by a nice long cool down and shavasana. Very beginner friendly

This class is ideal for people with :
-low back
-shoulders
-neck
-hips
-rheumatoid arthritis
-osteophyte
-lupus
In this classes we will explore yoga asana approaches to rehabilitate and improve neck, shoulders, and lower back discomforts and gain insight to consciously heal the body

Restorative Yoga with Sound Healing - Very Beginner Friendly
In this restorative class, you’ll move into gentle, supported postures designed to release physical, mental and emotional tension through passive stretching. Your body will be supported by props, allowing a relaxing opening into the body while finding yourself bathed in the soothing and healing vibrations of crystal bowls.

Yoga For Beginners - Very Beginner Friendly

Want to learn more about yoga poses and how to practice them in a way that is right for you body? Then this class is for you! Each week we will mindfully break down the structure, posture, and anatomy of a couple different yoga asanas (poses). We will work to ensure that we are finding ways of incorporating the yoga poses in a way that fits with and works for your body. We will then incorporate these poses into a gentle flow followed by a nice long cool down and shavasana. Very beginner friendly

Suitable for all levels.

 

Balancing Chakras Yoga - Very Beginner Friendly

Get in touch with your subtle body to create optimal alignment and experience vibrant health by joining us for our Fall Chakra Series!

Our Chakras correspond to all aspects and areas of our lives. When the energy is flowing abundantly and easily we enjoy life, however when a chakra is imbalanced we can experience difficulties and or dis-ease within our bodies. 

 

The chakras are energy centers found along the spine through which energy flows. Each week, we will guide you through a 1 hour practice to help you better understand your energy anatomy.

This is a grounding and restorative practice for all ages and levels. 

Restorative Yoga, Healing Reiki and Relaxing Kava Kava Tea- Very Beginner Friendly

Healing Reiki, Kava Tea and Restorative Yoga seem to belong together and, though they originate from different parts of the world, both have relaxation and stress-relief benefits that work excellently in tandem.

KAVA AND YOGA – A MODERN-DAY MARRIAGE?
Life seems to get more stressful. With all the technology around and the “always on” environments we live in, there seems to be fewer and fewer opportunities to unplug, wind down, and take things easy. In this restorative class, you’ll move into gentle, supported postures designed to release physical, mental and emotional tension through passive stretching. Your body will be supported by props, allowing a relaxing opening into the body while kava kava will relax every of your muscle. Reiki Master will offer Reiki Healing during asanas, 

Yoga for The Kidney & Urinary Bladder - Very Beginner Friendly

What is The Meridian System and Yin Yoga and Why You’d want to revitalize your kidneys. 

The health of our organs is vital to our overall happiness and well-being. If we could only  understand their importance on the physical, energetic, psychological levels we will be much more motivated to develop a yoga practice that nourishes, protects and even helps to heal our  organs. Join us for a series of classes that will be focusing on the energetic pathways called meridians, focusing on the kidney and & urinary bladder organs in the body.

The Kidney-Bladder pair is the foundation of balance for all other organ pairs. This pair is our storehouse of vital life energy that must remain in balance for our system to work harmoniously. Within our kidneys, according to TCM lives our Jing – our essence. Jing is the foundation of all life. Some believe it to be connected to our ancestry and our inherited constitution. 

Luckily, this class requires very little energetic effort yet stimulates and nourishes our Kidney and Bladder and offers our minds a fresh perspective and clear mind. As we move into this practice, we will keep the meridian lines in mind. We will stimulate these energy channels by  stretching and/or compressing the targeted areas of the body. Aim to keep your body and mind soft throughout this practice. Remember, Yin yoga is a very passive yoga practice and there is no strain or pushing necessary. Let your body be your guide. All Levels Welcome