Beginning/ gentle yoga
This class is structured around rejuvenating and healing the body. Yoga props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters, and straps are often used for safe practice, and to allow the body to fully achieve each position comfortably. This class is held at a slower pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles.
Hatha Yoga is a branch of yoga that originated over one thousand years ago*. It is a refined, powerful and transformative practice that calls on the body, breath and mind to work as one. In this class you will be lead through a balanced practice of yoga postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama) and mindfulness techniques (samyama) to improve not only the physiological systems of the body, but also steadiness of mind and a more intimate connection to yourself.
The word Hatha comes from the Sanskrit terms “Ha”, meaning sun, and “Tha”, meaning moon. The postures, breathing techniques and mediation practices help to balance pairs of opposites that exist within us: right and left, feminine and masculine, hot and cold. Through the course of life, we have the tendency to favour things that we “like” and avoid things that we “don’t”, which gradually create imbalances in our bodies and habits in our minds. Hatha Yoga helps us to undo our conditioning.
Private Yoga – is tailored to your specific needs.
This 75 minute session allows you to work privately with Annie to create a practice that makes sense for your body and your level of experience. While all yoga supports you physically, emotionally, and spiritually, private yoga lets you work on what makes sense for you-at your own pace.
You're a beginner and you want to get started in yoga without being overwhelmed or...
You have injuries (back, knee, shoulder) or health concerns (women's issues, stress, arthritis, chronic headaches, insomnia).
You want to work toward a specific physical goal such as increased flexibility, balance, or strength; target problem areas like tight hips or hamstrings or weak knees, or increase your mental focus in a particular sport or activity.
You want to learn more about yourself-gaining awareness without judgment.