MONDAYS 7:15 - 8:15 AM
NOW Meditation is founded on the belief that to create peace around ourselves, we must first cultivate peace within ourselves. We try to control many things in our lives, but we pay the least attention to the one thing we can control, our minds.
NOW welcomes all experience levels and meditation approaches. The morning practice will be led by Davis Craig who has studied with Peace Revolution, a Thai non-profit organization that teaches meditation methods and habits.
Sowing Stability: 4 Week Kundalini Yoga Series
MONDAYS 5:30 - 6:45 PM (4/1 - 4/29)
“It’s a revolutionary act to allow ourselves to be happy” -Ved Bachan Kaur
This series focuses on expanding access to inner stability. Using intelligent sequencing of posture (kriyas), breath work (pranayama), mantra and meditation, we will take definitive aim at shifting unhelpful energetic states and mental patterns, and widening our capacities for happiness. The transformative practice of kundalini yoga is an excellent way to strengthen the body and nervous system while attaining greater clarity, calm, and perspective. With access to these states comes an increased threshold for deep stability - the ideal internal environment for fostering happiness.
This series is offered every Monday in the month of April from 5:30 - 6:45pm with Adair Finucane, LMSW. Adair is a social worker, artist, horse advocate, and a passionate teacher and practitioner of hatha and kundalini yoga. Her classes are warm, inviting, and geared towards accessibility.
Drop-ins welcome - attend all 4 classes or any single class in this series.
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 7:30 - 9:00 PM
YoGay Yoga is a series for beginning and continuing students. Classes are instructed by Adam Ayers, are alignment based and educational, exploring the relationship between breathing, posture, and stress. YoGay Yoga is for all body types and fitness levels. While the class is offered as a series you are welcome to join at any time or drop in. The only requirement is a willingness to show up, be seen, and be GAY!
Gentle Chair Yoga
TUESDAYS 4:30 - 5:30 PM
It’s popular these days to say, “yoga is for everybody.” But is that really true? Everybody? Even those who, due to age, inflexibility, or injury, need to practice completely from a chair?
Absolutely! EVERY body! Gentle chair yoga with Marissa Bland, is the perfect solution for those with balance issues, those who have trouble getting to the floor, people looking to start slowly, or anyone who would just feel more confident in starting out this way. It not only has the benefits of regular yoga, such as helping with stress, pain, and fatigue, but it can also help with joint lubrication, balance, and even age-specific issues like menopause and arthritis. This sequence will benefit anyone who prefers to do yoga in a chair, such as seniors, people recovering from injury, or those who sit for prolonged hours at work.
Revive After Five Yoga
TUESDAYS 5:45 - 6:45 PM
Shake off your after-work blues and revive your body with this fun, 60-minute Vinyasa flow. Nicole Gilbert will guide you in a safe and comfortable environment to find your own personal edge. A Regular yoga practice will release stress, help you attain right body weight, improve your posture and general health. You'll be surprised how great you can feel and how many areas of the body you can target before heading home for the day.
Sitting at a desk all day and hunching over your smartphone leads to tightness in your shoulders, neck, back, hips, hamstrings, and chest. This vigorous but gentle practice will; challenge your strength and balance, ignite your body and help you to unwind after a long day. Finishing your practice with a deep relaxing shavasana will shift you both in body and mind. Give yourself this hour to look forward to every Tuesday!
Mvmnt On The Mat
TUESDAYS 6:45 - 7:45 PM
Movement on the Mat brings a rhythmic approach to the traditional Mat Class, combining deep stretching and muscle relaxation techniques with a variety of free flowing movement sequences.
In this class, I will incorporate both slow continuous fluid movements in combination with some traditional holds. We will focus on breath work and body connectivity while going through a series of repetitive motions with the goal to increase flexibility, range of motion, muscle strength and tone.
Movement on the Mat includes both floor work and standing elements. This class is great for a student who enjoys Yoga, Pilates and Dance!
Ballet Body Pilates
WEDNESDAYS 5:00 - 6:00 PM
A class designed for anyone new to dance, come-back dancers or anyone just wanting to look and feel like a dancer. We will work barre and freestanding “Verticle Pilates”, incorporate small equipment for strength training and work on simple “flow” sequences set to music. The last part of class will be a transition to floor barre work and relaxing stretches.
This class with certified Pilates Instructor and Royal Academy of Dance accredited ballet teacher Leslie MacDonald is designed to fully prepare beginning and come-back dancers for the 6pm Adult Ballet class that follows this class every Wednesday. No formal ballet attire or ballet shoes required.
WEDNESDAYS 6:00 - 7:15 PM
An intermediate-level class with certified Pilates Instructor and Royal Academy of Dance accredited ballet teacher Leslie MacDonald for those with some ballet or dance experience. Participants are welcome to come early for the final “floor barre/stretch” portion of the 5pm "Ballet Body Pilates" class to warm up.
We will develop intermediate level barre, centre and adage sequences incorporating the principals of Pilates. The final 15-20 minutes will focus on building short dances based on the classical repertoire, including pirouettes, waltzes, grand allegro, etc. Non-impact versions of all repertoire will be offered.
Modern Dance Technique with Frazee Feet Dance
THURSDAYS 1:00 - 2:30 PM
This modern technique class with Zachary Frazee, Artistic Director of Frazee Feet Dance, will focus on the intersection of fluidity and release with classical technique. Geared towards intermediate/advanced dancers, class with begin with either a guided improvisation or a yoga-influenced sequence with an emphasis on warming up the spine. From there, dancers will work through a series of center and across the floor sequences that will culminate in learning original phrasework and excerpts from Frazee Feet Dance repertoire.
Weekly Restorative Yoga
THURSDAYS 5:15 - 6:30 PM
This restorative yoga class offers a gentle warm-up then four or five poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Each pose is held for 5 minutes or more and includes light twists, seated forward folds, gentle back-bends, shoulder and hip openers.
Intuitive Yoga Flow
THURSDAYS 6:45 - 7:45 PM
This unique yoga-inspired movement class with Alyssa Budinock is intimate, undisciplined, and oh-so freeing! This class is designed for those curious souls who are seeking new possibilities in movement and a deeper connection with the body. All are welcome and no previous experience is required.
The body is an extraordinary communicator. We don’t need to tell our bodies how to stretch when we first wake up in the morning. Lying in bed, the body tells us how to move and shift. Amazingly, the same intuitive beckoning happens when we listen to a song that makes us want to shake our blessings!
In this class we’ll reconnect with the body’s “song” and natural intelligence by exploring classic yoga poses with invitations for free movement. We’ll access poses like warrior and invite hips, heart, arms and hands to undulate in ways the body is calling for.
We’ll also be engaging in free-flowing sequences, breath work, and meditation in motion - without being glued to our mats. We’ll flow from cobra to camel, allowing movement to meet the breath or flow with the music.
By listening deeply to our inner guide, (and a killer playlist!) we will learn to embody our most authentic expressions of characteristics like gratitude, strength, compassion, balance and surrender. Above all, we’ll learn to lean into a more loving relationship with the body.
Weekly Om Chanting
THURSDAYS 8:00 - 9:00 PM
OM Chanting is a group practice that uses the transformational power of OM to activate the self-healing potential of participants. The practice transforms negativity into positive energy, helps purify the local environment, and supports the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of participants.
Love is meant to be shared. OM Chanting brings people together to share the positive vibrations of OM and their love for Mother Earth in local communities and nations around the world.
This practice promotes inner peace, mental clarity, emotional freedom and physical health. Many experience positive shifts which allow them to enjoy more peace, joy and love in their lives. Due to a special blessing, OM Chanting generates a vibrational frequency that releases negativity, transforms it and showers participants with positive energy.
The vibrational waves created by the circle spread out in a 2-kilometre radius, creating a harmonious, peaceful environment and a unity between humans and nature. The OM continues to resonate in participants’ bodies after the circle, allowing them to share the good vibrations wherever they go.
No previous experience is required. OM Chanting is not a faith-based practice, but all faiths are welcomed, as well as those who have no interest in spirituality. The only requirement is that you must be able to sit (either on the floor or in a chair) and repeatedly chant OM (at your own pace) for the entire circle time (45 minutes).
Pilates At Noon
FRIDAYS 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Strengthen and Stretch over your lunch break with Instructor, Leslie MacDonald, in this mid-day Pilates-based 60 minute session! No need to hit the showers after. We will work on deep core stabilizing, deep restorative breathing and neck, shoulder, hip and back releases to send you back to work energized, relaxed, and perhaps “glowing” just a bit.
Come as you are, but make sure to wear clothes you can move in, or something to change into quickly. Variations done standing, or seated in a chair will be offered for all those who prefer not to get down on the floor. Mats provided.
Friday Night Flow
FRIDAYS 5:30 - 6:30 PM
We will practice asana in a moving meditation, linking poses with the flow of the breath, music, mantra and yoga philosophy. A practice of effort and ease, we move at a steady pace building heat, endurance, flexibility, strength and ultimately, inner peace.
This practice is open to all levels. Modifications will be offered if needed.
Gentle Kripalu Yoga
SATURDAYS 8:30 - 9:45 AM
This class is open to new and seasoned students, offering the following basic format: Pranayama (centering-breath work), Pratapana (warm-up), Gentle Vinyasa (posture flow), Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), and Dhyana (meditation).
Instructor, Barb Litterio, guides students to develop self-inquiry and optimal alignment. She directs students to be mindful of the principle Ahimsa (gentleness) and to cultivate direct access to their internal wisdom and humor. She is committed to making this yoga practice accessible to every body.
Adult Ballet 101
SATURDAYS 10:00 - 11:15 AM
A class for beginners, those who have not danced in a while or anyone wanting a basic ballet class that moves at your pace. We will work on building a solid foundation physically, using the principals of Pilates, and also start right at the beginning with terminology, body positioning and ballet movements and steps. We will also explore different dance styles and learn to recognize and count music in different time signatures.
Particular care will be taken of the feet, hips and knees to prevent injury, and allow those recovering from injury to join in and get back in motion. Formal dance attire is not required, but ballet slippers are recommended. Socks are okay too!
Instructor Leslie MacDonald is a certified Pilates instructor and holds the Royal Academy of Dance teaching certificate, and has taught both adults and children for over 20 years.
SATURDAYS 11:30 - 12:30 PM
Yoga Sculpt with Instructor, Ken Plossl, is a class in the Vinyasa Flow style incorporating small hand weights, adding a new spin to the everyday yoga practice. The high-intensity cardio bursts along the way add a maximum calorie burning effect. This fun yet challenging class incorporates cardio exercises to get your heart pumping and your blood flowing. Yoga Sculpt not only builds strength through the use of weights, but also balance and flexibility. And of course there is a challenging core workout peppered into every class!
This hour long class is a great way to tighten and tone your body and keep you looking and feeling your best all year long! Please bring a towel and water. Mats and hand weights are provided.
Weekend Warrior Flow
SATURDAYS 1:00 - 2:00 PM
In this Vinyasa Flow Yoga class with Ariel Fabry, we will use our bodies to make shapes to build strength and improve mobility; We will use breath to build heat and support our flow.
Open to all levels. Beginners will be supported and experienced yogis will be encouraged to explore and find their own personal edge.
Sunday Yoga with Linda
SUNDAYS 9:00 - 10:15 AM
Join Instructor, Linda Bayer-Lawrence for a playful yet invigorating hour long vinyasa yoga class that will increase your strength & flexibility in a warm welcoming environment. You will be lead through a sweet rhythmic flow, linking breath and movement along with gentle hands on assists to guide your alignment.
Vinyasa Yoga Flow
SUNDAYS 11:00 - 12:00 PM
Recharge and refresh after a long week! Lindsey Mease will guide you through a balanced Sunday flow that will get you out of your head and into your body (with a little bit of sweat!). As you mindfully integrate movement and breath, you will be able to relax your mind and refocus your energy. Open to all levels / Classes begin 4/28