Ashtanga means eight limbs or eight limbed system and is a philosophical and practical tradition that includes three series of asanas designed to align and purify the physical body so the aspirant may advance spiritually. The asana sequence is physically challenging, designed to ”heat the blood” and detoxify the body. With this in mind, Ashtanga is a rich tradition that goes far beyond the physical practice. The practice is meant to be a moving meditation, so we accept where we are, we work with what we have and we allow the practice to unify mind, body and spirit
« Arka » means « the light that heals and inspires », and symbolizes the spirit of illumination. Arkaya is an accessible type of yoga that helps us let go of old patterns and bring in new, refined and empowering ones. It allows us to reset our autonomic nervous system — the part responsible for control of bodily functions that are not consciously governed (digestion, heartbeat, breathing, etc.). The practices used in Arkaya are an inherent part of various tools that help us enjoy and stabilize our body, emotions, and mind and then transcend them. Some of those practices include jathis, kriyas, and mudras.
According to the yoga tradition, the body is composed of seven vortexes of energy called the chakras. This class is designed to provide you with a deeper sense of these energy centres, helping you open and balance them through the application of pranayama, asana, chanting and meditation. Join me on this journey to connect you to your 5 senses and inhabit your body as you were always meant to be.
A non-heated version of the popular Bikram style of yoga developed by Bikram Choudhury for heated yoga studios. Each class will guide students through a series of 26 traditional hatha yoga postures along with specific breathing exercises complementing the series of postures.
Hatha Niveau 1
An accessible and balanced class, offered in french.*
In this class, beginners learn breathing exercises (pranayama), along with a progressive practice that allows them to get to know the basic Hatha postures. The more experienced yogis can benefit from a practice that is gentle and fluid. Anna Tremblay, physiotherapist and a Registered Yoga Teacher, wraps up the class with relaxation which is excellent for refining our body’s consciousness and spirit.
Kripalu Yoga is a form of Hatha Yoga that is often referred to as meditation-in-motion; encouraging each practitioner to follow the flow of prana, or life force energy, through their body, mind and spirit during practice. Classes begin with warm-up movements and breath awareness to prepare you for yoga postures.
The heart of each class is a sequence of postures that stretch, strengthen and balance your body. Each class ends with deep meditation and relaxation. Extra attention is given to posture alignment to support each person’s individual yoga practice.
Suitable for all ages and levels.
Kundalini yoga is known as the yoga of awareness; its focus is on self-awareness and delivering an experience of your highest consciousness. It is a scientific technology for happiness. It is a comprehensive yoga tradition combining meditation, mantra, physical exercises, and breathing techniques. It tones the nervous system, balances the glandular system, and strengthens and stretches the muscles.
The Kundalini yoga practice is designed to elevate the spirit so you feel good emotionally and physically.
A class taught in french*
Viniyoga is a style of therapeutic yoga with a mix of Hatha in accordance with Gary Kraftsow’s approach. The class focuses on the lower back and hips. Each movement will be guided by the breath. All students are welcome, including beginners.
This is a perfect way to connect movement and breath. You will be guided through a flow of yoga postures to warm the body, and then we move on to more specific deeper stretches. Walk in tired and tight and leave refreshed and relaxed. This is an open level class for those who like to be physically challenged. All are welcome!
Wake Up & Go
Start your day by connecting with your breath and movement. You will be guided through a series of yoga postures to warm the body, and then we move on to more specific deeper stretches. This is an open level class for those who like to by physically challenged. All are welcome!
Yin / Yang
In all Yang, there is still Yin… In all Yin, there is still Yang.
Designed to offer the balancing effects of yin (passive) and yang (active) styles of yoga. This class draws upon the more internal, quiet and longer held postures, balanced with the more active, moving and dynamic or heat producing yoga postures to create wholistic body experience. See Yin and Vinyasa Flow for a further description.
A meditative slow-paced class that explores long, deep stretching to enhance joint mobility and flexibility by healing the body’s connective tissues. Enjoy a deep stretch especially through the hips, pelvis and spine. A therapeutic class to complement the energetic ‘yang’ styles of yoga and to balance an active lifestyle.