I am so in love with hot yoga by the fireplace. That being said, I am in my first trimester of pregnancy and cannot do the FULL HOT classes. These classes are normally between 95-102 degrees. With my love of warmth, I just can't take the class fully off the schedule so warm yoga it is. We will practice in a room heated between 80-90 degrees in this warm practice.
This Warm Vinyasa Flow class is practiced in a heated room to aid in warming the body for the practice. The warmth aids your muscles to warm up and ease through their full range of motion within your own natural range of movement.
The experience begins with a guided meditation centring & breathing (pranayama) techniques to instil a sense of presence in each moment throughout the practice. A warm-up (pratapana) to prepare the body for yoga poses & posture flows that move with the breath (vinyasa). A meditation in motion style of teaching promotes a strong mind-body connection while learning to listen to YOUR body’s wisdom is emphasized. The styles of postures (asanas) that you will explore in this class include strengthening (warriors, planks, bridges, lunges, down dogs), balancing (trees, dancers, figure 4s, balancing tables), stretching (pigeons, forward folds, runner’s stretches), heart opening (dancers, puppy stretches, camels, bows) the seven movements of the spine (flexion, extension, length, twists & lateral stretches) and many more. The attention of the class invites students to notice the subtle levels of sensation and breath as well as the transitions between each yoga pose.
Benefits include stress relief, relaxation, balance, flexibility, strength, clarity of mind, increased memory, and a heightened love and respect for the body.
This class has lots of room for growth as well as modifications when needed. Each class ends with deep relaxation, meditation and a guided relaxation.
Please arrive well hydrated. Don't forget your water bottle!
FAQs - How warm will the room be? This Warm Vinyasa Flow class is practiced in a heated room (ranges from 80-90C) to aid in warming the body for the practice. It's more accessible than some styles of hot yoga that are practiced starting at 105C or hotter, which is simply too hot for some people.
Can I join the session mid-way through? Yes!
Can I drop in? Yes! A drop in class is $20 (hst included)
Note: This series of classes is a good choice for both strong beginners and yogis with a regular practice! If you are looking for a class that challenges you as opposed to purely relaxation and stretching then this is the class for you.