SomaNidra

A combination of somatics and yoga nidra.

The idea behind somatics is that slow, gentle exercises re-educate the nervous system and allow the release of tight, restricted muscles, thereby promoting healing. Yoga practices based on somatics blend this concept with appropriate yoga asanas.

This specialty class will focus on a specific part of the body through exploration of slow & deliberate movement followed by stillness (nidra) to allow the body to soften into full rest for deeper healing.

This is a 75 minute class.

Everyone welcome.

Mat-based Pilates – this is a series of exercises performed on the floor using gravity and your own body weight to provide resistance.

The main goal is to condition the deeper, supporting muscles of your body to improve posture, balance and coordination.

Props may also be used to add a little ‘spice’. 😜

The combination of yoga and music creates a vibrant atmosphere, enhancing the practice with rhythm and energy. The rhythmic beats and melodic tunes inspire a sense of joy and connection, uplifting the spirit and encouraging a deeper engagement with the present moment. With each movement, practitioners find themselves carried by the music, entering a state of flow where mind, body, and music become one.

Prepare to dance your asana off!

Nia fitness classes are cardio-dance infused, easy to follow, low impact classes danced barefoot to soulful music and are truly for ANY body! Although Nia classes are choreographed, you are encouraged to find joy and pleasure in movement by sensing and moving in your body’s way by adapting to what feels comfortable for you. Nia builds body confidence, balances the nervous system, promotes fitness, health and wellbeing, and nourishes the soul. The delivery of Natasha’s Nia classes begins with a short reflection to encourage presence and mind-body connection, then transitions into the movement practice and ends with a short, guided relaxation. Absolutely everyone is welcome. No dance experience is necessary. Show up as you are!

View a short intro to Nia video https://youtu.be/U3rRjq1oaXg?si=lO5LPPW2yLU6yrAOHERE

Meet Natasha:

I discovered the incredible practice of Nia in 2017 and instantly fell in love with all aspects of it. My body, mind and spirit had been craving a movement practice that incorporated uplifting music, body connection and awareness, community and dance…and I found it! As a holistic nutritionist with a passion for health, I truly value the mind-body connection and recognize the critical importance of joyful movement for optimal health and well-being.  In 2019 I decided to leap into an intensive white belt training so that I could explore Nia further and share the benefits of Nia with others. What I experienced during the training was magical. Not only did we move, we also discovered, explored, played, felt, released, and connected. Since the training, I have been practicing Nia regularly and have noticed improvements in my energy, focus, mood, strength, and health. Nia leaves me feeling healthy, centered, grounded and joyful. I hope you will join me in my Nia classes!  Natasha Villeneuve, Holistic Nutritionist is the lead of The Natural Food Pantry Education Initiative and is a licensed Nia Blue belt instructor.

 

Step into our serene class, where the dynamic practice of Hatha seamlessly intertwines with the introspective nature of Yin yoga. Throughout the session, you’ll experience a balanced blend of strength-building asanas and deep, meditative stretches, allowing you to cultivate both physical vitality and inner peace. As the class progresses, the energy in the room gradually shifts, preparing you for the final stage of relaxation. As you settle into stillness, the space becomes enveloped in the gentle resonance of singing bowls and chimes, guiding you into a state of profound tranquility and rejuvenation. It’s a holistic journey that honors the union of body, mind, and spirit, leaving you feeling centered, grounded, and deeply nourished.

A one-hour explorative class designed to give you more insight on all the yoga poses. Come with your questions.

This is an informal class. We will take 5-10 minutes to warm up the body with basic movements then dive right into a workshop based class discussing aligned of poses you may be struggling with, which ones you are unsure of, discussing alternate modifications, what the poses should feel like and look like in your body.

Come with a smile, your curiosity  and prepare to have fun!!

Use your class credits for this pop up class and book under ‘View Class Schedule’ in the Student Portal

 

This one hour wall yoga class will incorporate both Hatha and Yin poses, all done at the wall.  The wall can offer us support which enables us to go deeper into the pose with less effort and also ensures correct alignment in poses (such as triangle).  Get ready for some fun and laughter as we practice together.

This must be booked in the Student Portal

 

The virtual space is perfect for an early morning yin practice, you can roll out of bed onto the mat, no commute and you don’t even have to get out of your pyjamas!

*While SunRISE Yoga is fairly accessible for all levels of yogis, because it is a virtual class I recommend students have some previous yoga experience and a sense of self awareness. 

Students can use their class cards, in the student portal, to register for this virtual class. Each class is one credit. Once you are registered, Valerie will send you the zoom link.

***MUST BE BOOKED IN STUDENT PORTAL***

*Please note that some classes may be taken off the schedule to accommodate teacher’s schedule.

Hump Day’ just got better!! ‘Enjoy this mid-week Hatha/Yin offering at 6pm, BUT get some extra grounding!! A brief Meditation will be added to this class. You’ll still experience a combination of Yang and Yin poses, but you’ll also get the benefits of a guided meditation. ‘Come and get cozy in our candlelit studio every Wednesday and allow the body to reset and restore. Eye Pillows and ALL levels welcome.

Eye Pillows and ALL levels welcome.

Join us as we practice Mettā (Loving Kindness) Meditation in a neutral space, free of politics or sides.

For 30 minutes, we come together to collectively send love and light to our human siblings who are caught up in conflict.

We sit and meditate together. We elevate our vibration and find unity as a community.

Sundays 6pm (May 5th & June 2nd)

All ages welcome!

No registration required but you can book your spot in the student portal.

 

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