THE MORNING PRACTICE: DONATION CLASSES

Start your day off right with The Morning Practice Monday- Friday at 6 am! The Morning Practice with Liza Savage-Katz is a donation based, weekly program of Ashtanga yoga, meditation and writing. Students may leave at any point in time during the class.

By creating an early morning routine of yoga, meditation and creative writing, participants are enabled to create a clear and conscious beginning to each day, thus setting themselves up for success and building a supportive community of like minded individuals.  

The Morning Practice:

  • Regulates your sleep rhythm & balance your hormones
  • Helps to build a healthy, consistent routine
  • Can boost your metabolism and detoxify the body
  • Is a great caffeine alternative
  • Prevents injury and achiness throughout the day

This practice is open to everyone who has a desire to improve their life. No experience necessary and all yoga mats and props are provided.
 

MONDAY - FRIDAY 6:00am (Pay by donation class)


Jivamukti Yoga Flow: Open Level  

Jivamukti is a physical, ethical, and spiritual practice, combining both a hatha yoga and vinyasa-based physical style with adherence to five central tenets: shastra (scripture), bhakti (devotion), ahimsa (nonviolence, non-harming), nāda (music), and dhyana (meditation). 

This well-rounded 75min evening class lead by Tara Sullivan, infuses an Art Gallery ambiance and music set to the pace of an inspired Vinyasa Flow. Perfect to ease away the day and prepare you for a restful night's sleep. We recommend that students seeking to take this class feel confident, safe, and strong throughout classic sun salutations. 

MONDAYS  5:00pm - 6:15pm 


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PASSPORT TO PARTY: A FESTIVAL OF FLAVA

Embrace your inner party-self while enjoying a sweaty cardio workout to modern rhythms from around the world. Join “dance-plomats” Amy Mangieri and Melanie Jones as we lead you through Latin America, the Caribbean, India, Africa, the Middle East and other places. This class is appropriate for all fitness levels - so first timers are welcome. 

Each class will feature a surprise stop with at least two songs focused on a particular region and some brief history will be shared. At the completion of each class Festival of Flava, you will get your passport stamped with the region of focus. Accumulate stamps throughout the session and you will win a prize! Details to be shared at our first Festival class.

Please bring your fabulous self along with a pair of Studio, Training or Dance friendly footwear.
 

MONDAYS  6:30pm - 7:30pm


Cardio Barre Fitness

Cardio Barre Fitness with instructor Heather Farquhar is a dance inspired fitness class designed to target all areas of the body. Cardio Barre will add an challenging interval workout with intense cardio and a sculpting workout at the barre. This class will help to give you elongated, sculpted, lean muscles without impact. It brings together the physical and aesthetic benefits of lengthening and strengthening of muscles that you didn't even know existed. Modifications will be made to accommodate all levels, no experience necessary.

MONDAYS  7:45pm - 8:45pm 


GENTLE CHAIR YOGA

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.

TUESDAYS  4:30pm - 5:30pm 


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REVIVE AFTER FIVE YOGA Flow

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!

TUESDAYS  5:45pm - 6:45pm 


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AFRO - MODERN MIX

Come experience a unique style of dance merging African, Modern, Ballet and Jazz. Transcend beyond traditional movement to an eclectic combination of linear, asymmetrical, rhythmic movement found in Afro- Modern Mix.

This class with Kassandra Baggs, combines the grace and elegance of ballet, the grounded earthy rhythmic flow of African Dance, the expressive freedom and pose of modern dance and the energetic syncopation of Jazz. Ages 13 and up are welcome. Students should have previous dance experience. Class begins with a floor warm up, followed by a standing sequence leading into adagio. Please come prepared with a leotard, stretch pants, aerobic pants or Yoga Pants. Class is barefoot, no shoes required.  

TUESDAYS  6:45pm - 7:45pm 


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KIZOMBA FUNDAMENTALS: Series I & II

Kizomba is both a style of music, and a beautiful partner dance, developed in Portuguese-speaking Africa from the late 1980’s to early 1990’s. Kizomba music, born as a fusion of African rhythms and Caribbean Zouk, is a romantic genre of music generally sung in Portuguese. Kizomba’s popularity is growing rapidly around the world.

Series I: For those who have never danced, Instructor James Bransbach makes Kizomba easily accessible. The basics are simple. For those who are currently dancing partner dances such as salsa, bachata, and merengue, Kizomba is a breath of fresh air. You’ll find it comfortable to slip into, and challenging enough to keep you dancing it for years to come. Dancers may participate barefoot or bring comfortable heels.

Series II: A continuation of Series I into more advanced steps and sequences.

No Partner Necessary! 

TUESDAYS 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Series I: 11/14 - 12/5

Series II: 12/12 - 1/9 - no class 12/26


Mid-Week Lunch Hour Qigong

This class is for those who have the desire to incorporate a wellness practice into their weekly schedule, but do not necessarily have time in the morning OR evening.

The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong (Chi Kung) reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. It has also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions.

One of the more important long-term effects is that Qigong reestablishes the body/mind/soul connection. Please join Raphaela McCormack in this truly holistic and beneficial weekly afternoon class.

WEDNESDAYS  12:00pm - 1:00pm


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ballet body pilates

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  5:00pm - 6:00pm


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adult ballet

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.

WEDNESDAYS  6:00pm - 7:15pm


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YoGAY YOGA: 8 week series

YoGay Yoga with Adam William Ayers is an 8-week series for beginning and continuing students.  Classes are alignment based and educational exploring the relationship between breathing, posture and stress.  Each week we will practice and refine basic poses, including meditation and positions for deep relaxation.   

Wednesday, December 7th - Wednesday, January 31st

(No Class December 27nd)

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Pilates AT NOON

Strengthen and Stretch over your lunch break, with Instructors Leslie MacDonald and Heather Farquhar, 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 and 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. 

THURSDAYS 12:00pm - 1:00pm 


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Sculpt & Tone Barre Fitness

Sculpt and Tone Barre Fitness with instructor Heather Farquhar is a dance inspired fitness class designed to target all areas of the body. Combining Pilates, body weight and strength conditioning with yoga and ballet moves and a hint of cardio.

This class will help to give you elongated, sculpted, lean muscles without impact. It brings together the physical and aesthetic benefits of lengthening and strengthening of muscles that you didn't even know existed. Modifications will be made to accommodate all levels, no experience necessary.

THURSDAYS  5:30pm - 6:30pm 


CANDLELIT SLOW FLOW

Join instructor Kelsey Cretekos as you move through a slow flow yoga sequence to end your night right.

We will be practicing with restorative poses that will be light and relaxing on your body.  We will walk through a few short standing vinyasa's to connect breathe to movement, then move into a deeper Yin style of yoga. Each restorative pose will be held for enough time to take in its full effect.

In this class we will set personal intentions before and end with a relaxing savasana to transition you into the rest of your evening. All levels are welcome and Kelsey will assist you through the poses as needed to help aid in deeper stretching and relaxation. This class is designed to open you up physically and spiritually to completely relax you from whatever the day has brought. 

THURSDAYS  8:00pm - 9:15pm 


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FRIDAY FLOW YOGA

Friday Flow yoga will help you shed stress and feel fantastic as you float into the weekend. Instructor Brooke Sofinowski will lead you through a deliberate, graceful sequence of poses to cultivate strength, balance, and flexibility while quieting the mind.  This slow flow will be choreographed to an eclectic playlist reaching from hip-hop to dream pop and much more.

Friday Flow yoga is appropriate for students of all levels, including those with no experience.  Variations and modifications will be offered to ensure that the class is accessible to all and as challenging as you want it to be.  We'll breathe, flow, and restore, finishing up our practice feeling refreshed and ready for the weekend!
 

FRIDAYS 4:45pm - 5:45pm 


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MINDFUL MORNING YOGA: 8 WEEK SERIES

Mindfulness and yoga practice are scientifically proven to benefit our health and enhance the quality of our lives. This series with Holly Rizzo integrates mindfulness and yoga into one practice designed to promote the connection of body and mind through movement. 

Incorporating breathing techniques, basic yoga postures and self inquiry, students are empowered to deepen their experience in their bodies. Many students say they take yoga classes to escape the stress of life and not think. This class expands on this in a way that translates to daily life. By inviting the mind to take a back seat and bringing focus to being in the body, a whole new perspective becomes available. A new way of being with ourselves in yoga practice and in our daily lives. 

This class is for every body; beginner, novice and experienced yogis are welcome. Yoga poses are simply structured in safety and sweating isn't common in this class. Please wear comfortable clothes to move in and bring a note book and pen, in case you want to journal after class. 

SATURDAYS  8:30am - 9:45am


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BALLET 101: 6 Week Series

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.

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  10:00am - 11:15am / Nov.4th - Dec. 16th / No class 11/25


Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Danielle Rinallo

Danielle Rinallo is known for her compassionate and engaging teaching style; she is committed to creating a safe space for any student to roll out their mat and explore the benefits of this practice. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced yogi, you’ll feel welcome and encouraged in her class. 

This class emphasizes deep, mindful breathing and incorporates fun, thoughtful sequencing. Danielle intuitively designs each class to meet everyone “where they are” - she’ll create opportunities for you to feel invigorated and challenged, while also carving out time for you to explore relaxation and contentment. 

Join her for this practical yet inspiring class to feel empowered and supported on your personal wellness journey.

SATURDAYS  11:30am - 12:45pm 


SAcred sunday gentle Yoga

Integrate some simple stretching and breathing into your weekend routine with this peaceful and approachable flow that will balance the senses and calm the mind.

Gentle Yoga is a mind-body awareness practice that is far less strenuous than other forms. This relaxed version of yoga with Instructor, Anne Skivington-Simes, emphasizes mental relaxation through a series of breathing instruction and slow yoga stretches and poses. We have a small class-size format that is perfect for meeting your individual needs through the use of equipment such as mats and bolsters. Perfect for beginners or those who wish to practice a slow paced Hatha style yoga with a gentle flow.

* No experience necessary / all equipment is provided 

SUNDAYS  9:00am - 10:00am


VINYASA FLOW YOGA with Linda

Join Instructor, Linda Bayer-Lawrence for a playful yet invigorating vinyasa flow yoga class that will increase your strength & flexibility in a warm welcoming environment. A short meditation gets you focused before moving through a sweet rhythmic flow that links breath and movement. Modifications are offered along with gentle hands on assists to guide you in the postures. No matter if you are new to yoga or have experience, you will enjoy this mindful practice.  

SUNDAYS  11:00am - 12:00pm


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WEEKLY RESTORATIVE YOGA: DONATION CLASS

Round out your weekend with an hour of gentle and restorative yoga guided by instructor Brooke Sofinowski. We'll start with some gentle warming and stretching poses, then settle in for restorative series using bolsters, blankets, and blocks to support the body. These nurturing poses held for several minutes each will sooth the nervous system, counteract the repetitive motions of our daily lives, and promote self-healing of the body, mind, and spirit.  

On a personal note, this is the class Brooke always wished was available on a Sunday afternoon to recover from a long run, big project, or busy weekend, so she is delighted to be offering it to you!

SUNDAYS  4:15pm - 5:15pm


WEEKLY DETOX YOGA - Donation class

Come start your work week right with a Sunday night detoxifying Vinyasa class! Taking this Sunday night class, you will be ready to shake a case of "the Mondays" the following day, as well as get your Summer BBQ diet back on track!

This Powerful Vinyasa Class with Instructor Kimberly Burns, links breath to movement to create a sequence of poses that are both energetic and aerobic by building internal heat, strength, balance and flexibility. Students are encouraged to bring water and a towel because detoxification of the body through sweat is common and encouraged for this style of class.  The charge for this class is a minimum $5.00 donation.

SUNDAYS  5:30pm - 6:45pm