Kundalini: A class that follows the traditions of Yogi Bhajan. This class combines movement, breathing exercises, meditation and mantra chanting. The goal is to build physical vitality and increase consciousness. All levels welcome.
The Radiant Elder – Gentle Kundalini: A kundalini yoga series geared (but not limited to) men and women 55+. What you can expect: Breathing exercises, non-strenuous kriyas (exercise sets) and meditation exercises to sharpen your mind. Suitable for all levels, beginners included.
Gentle Hatha: This class explores basic yoga poses with deep relaxation and stretching. Props are used to facilitate ease. Calm breathing and meditation may be included.
Hatha: The foundations of yoga may be explored using props, may include yoga poses against the wall. Strengthen and stretch. Can include Yin and Restorative poses for deeper openings. May include purifying breath work. Every class is different, each Instructor offers a different style and sequence. Suited for all levels.
Hatha Rejuvenation: A slow paced yoga class with therapeutic applications using props to release tension and manage pain. Many options are offered to modify for injuries. Awaken with purifying breath work. Leave the practice with a feeling of wholeness.
Spine & Hips: A healing yoga class focused on Spine and Hips. Suited for pain and stress management. Options are offered to strengthen and support the body. Customize the poses when options are presented throughout the class.
Shanti Flow: A foundational flow class to rejuvenate and awaken your inner being. Suited for all levels to enhance the quality of relaxation in a flow style.
Easy Flow: Take the foundations to the next level. Increase strength, flexibility and balance with alignment and flow.
Flow Level 2: This class will encourage you to explore your endurance with strength and awareness. Explore a variety of asanas including arm balances and inversions. Flow energetically and take options as they are presented throughout the class. Suited for experienced yogis to challenge their practice.
Intense Hatha: This class can include the philosophy of yoga within the practice. Suited for experienced yogis to challenge their mental and physical endurance. Purifying breathing techniques may be explored. Arm balances and inversions are explored within the practice.
Moon Yoga & Gong Bath
Moon themed yoga classes may include mantra chanting and ends with a 20 minute Gong Bath.
New Moon: Set an intention for the next lunar cycle.
Full Moon: Celebrate by setting a challenge for yourself.
Check events page to see when the next Full / New Moon Yoga & Gong Bath is being offered.
Gong Bath: Sound meditation using the Gong. Gong Bath helps in clearing the mind to experience a deep state of stillness and peace. Everyone Welcome.
Yoga & Meditation: A hatha yoga class and meditation for inner peace.
Restorative: A Therapeutic class using the bolster to restore the body, organs and nervous system. Practice stillness in this class by centering the breath and body.
Yin: A Therapeutic, Deep stretch class that targets tendons, ligaments and fascia within the body. Practice stillness in this class by centering the breath and body.
Yin and Meditation: A class that combines a therapeutic deep stretch with a segment of meditation. All levels welcome.
Sound Bath Sanctuary with Mike Reed
You’re invited to this unique 90 minute sound bath to slow down, rest, and receive healing vibrations while immersing into a soundscape of Gongs, Crystal Singing Bowls, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Steel Tongue Drums, and more.
Some benefits that you can experience during Sound & Vibrational Healing (Sound Bath):
– Deep relaxation – not only during, but days afterward you’ll be better able to manage stress and anxiety
– Increase in immune system function
– Nervous system regulation
– Decrease in depressive feelings
– Improvement in emotional regulation
– Reduced blood pressure
– Enhanced sleep and memory
– Tunes you up to positive mood states
– And more
Yoga Mats and blankets are available at the studio. Bring water bottle, a cushion/pillow & eye covering if you require them as you will be laying down for up to 90 minutes.
Parking: There is street parking (usually plenty), and a paid parking lot on 1st Street East near Rasa Flow Yoga.
Note: We cannot let you in if you are late. Please arrive early, before 7 pm (no refunds for being late). If you need to contact Mike Reed please text (do not call): 778-680-5992
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Yoga Nidra is the contemporary manifestation of the ancient practice of Yogic Sleep. It is a systematic guided meditation that leads you towards a deeply relaxed state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. You will be taken on a journey out of your most
active brain state (Beta) into your most relaxed brain state (Alpha). Yoga Nidra is profoundly
beneficial in re-writing neuropathways to positively influence the mind to receive what we
need to live happy and fulfilling lives.
In a reclined position you will be asked to set a sankalpa or affirmative resolution, followed by a journey to connect the mind to the physical body through a rotation of conscious awareness. This is followed by breath awareness and then a manifestation of opposites. Lastly, you will engage in a series of creative visualizations, returning once more to your sankalpa.
This workshop will be begin with a Gentle Hatha and Restorative practice followed by Yoga Nidra practice. All levels of ability and experience are welcome!
Prenatal Yoga: (Currently not being offered) Strengthen, stretch and breath your way to a more comfortable pregnancy throughout all trimesters. Join this nurturing and supportive environment for mothers-to-be as you improve balance, posture and flexibility through a series of pregnancy-safe yoga postures and practices. Connect to baby, tone birthing muscles, explore different birthing positions and learn to use your breath to prepare for labour as well as relaxation techniques to help now and as you transition into motherhood.