Is it time to recharge, refuel and finally rejuvenate? Vicki Tree Yoga, offering warm yoga, will do just that. The classes are offered in my home studio in Horseshoe Valley at 53 Fairway Court. This spacious studio holds 12 people comfortably and has heated floors and a fireplace, giving the space a “warm” comfortable feeling.
All class descriptions are shown below. We offer both drop-in classes and 8 week sessions.
Session Date: Week of Jan 6th – Feb 24th (8 week session and drop-ins). Please note, Mon Feb 17th classes will not run due to Family Day and make up is on Mon. March 2nd
Cost for session: $100 (includes HST) for a 8 week session (choose one time/class for 6 weeks) or drop-ins for $14 (includes HST)
Registration: now closed for 8 week session but drop-ins available
Drop-in for a Class: CLICK HERE
Location: 53 Fairway Court
Instructor: Virginia Gingras (Yoga Alliance Certified 500hr)
Classes offered for 8 week session:
The following will be some speciality classes offered over the 2019/2020 year. Inquire today via email or request to get on email distribution list.
“Thrive and Explore” Workshop (3 hrs)
“Deep Tissue Release” Workshop (1.5 hrs – 2hrs depending on class)
“Hands On Assists” Workshop For Teachers (5 hrs)
The studio is located in my home at 53 Fairway Court. It holds 12 people comfortably, has heated floors and a fireplace giving the space warmth. See you on your mats soon!
Flow and Stretch: A 60 minute yoga class designed to have a deep, slow, thoughtful pace for the stretch portion of class along with breathing focus. This is followed with a flow sequence that introduces foundational postures, emphasizes key alignment and energizes the body. A basic flow will be interwoven with various asanas that will help to enhance flexibility and calm the mind. This well balanced class will strengthen, stretch and rejuvenate your body in a pace that suits your needs. This class is suitable for all levels.
Restorative: This 60 minute class is designed specifically for you to slow down and refresh after a busy day. The focus of the class is around BEING instead of doing. This restorative class will use props to support the body in positions of ease and comfort to facilitate relaxation and health. Most postures will be on the mats, using the floor as another supportive tool. Each asana (pose) will be held for about 5 minutes (with little use of your muscles as the props will be positioned in a way for your body to totally relax). This will allow your body to release tension and with the help of gently guided breathing, you will be able to manipulate your nervous system in such a way that it will calm and soften.
ENERGIZE Vinyasa Flow: Using creative sun salutation sequencing, this 75 minute class moves you from one posture to another seamlessly using your breath. During this practice you will create heat and rejuvenate from the inside out. Various postures including standing, seated, inversions and balancing will be explored coupled with a deep stretch at the end of class. This is an all levels class with a focus on alignment whereby beginners will safely learn the basics while more experienced students can take postures to a deeper level.
Vinaysa POWER Flow: This strong 75 minute powerful flow class energizes, rejuvenates and provides you with a vigorous approach to finding a connection from within by connecting breath to movement. A series of asana flows coupled with sun salutations leaves you refreshed and transformed. During this energetic class you will breathe, balance, strengthen, twist, invert, stretch and go deep within your core. Although there is a strong powerful flow section, the class begins and ends with deep stretches, providing a whole body breath yoga experience. This class is suitable for those familiar with the Vinyasa Flow class and are keen for more.
Happy Hips Deep Stretch: This 60 minute class is designed specifically with your hips in mind. Following a Hatha/Vinyasa style class, the postures are designed to open, align and relax your hips. Runners, athletes or people who stay in one position for long periods of time will especially benefit from this sequencing. A combination of YIN and Yan postures will be used to move, stretch and relax those tight areas, benefiting not only your hips but your back as well. The class is designed to move and stretch the hips in all 6 directions that they naturally move/stretch using a series of asanas stretches, breath and movement will be used to relieve and rejuvenate the hips. This is an all levels class.
Yin/Yan Restorative: This 60 minute peaceful quiet class uses long passive holds for deep stretches that go into your connective tissues (joints, bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons) to help improve your overall mobility and range of motion. Using your breath and various props to find the correct alignment coupled with a gentle encouragement to relax your body, the force of gravity will be used to assist you with your stretch. This practice of advanced awareness calms the nervous system and your mind while supporting and preserving joint bone and connective tissue health. Although this class is mostly YIN based, there will be a few Yan postures used at times to compliment the overall practice. This class is suitable for all levels.
50 Plus Gentle Hatha (non heated): This 60 minute class is designed specifically for those with an experienced body/mind of 50 years plus. Using carefully selected asanas (postures), proper alignment cues, modifications and awareness of any aches/pains, the class will focus on working on improving flexibility and strength at a safe pace that suits you individually. Bolsters, the wall, blocks and other prop items will be used to help with proper alignment. Focus will be on releasing the hips and reducing tension throughout our bodies while working on finding calm and peace within our hearts/minds.
Introductory Yoga: This class is perfect for the person who is new to yoga or needs more guidance to become comfortable exploring the asanas, breathing technique and inner calm in a safe setting. The instructor will guide you through a class, with time set aside to discuss names, alignment and tips during the class. Perfect class for the beginner or someone weary to come back to their mats. This class is suitable and open to beginners only.
Deep Release (with tune up balls): A class designed for those who had an extremely active week (athletes or physically demanding jobs) or extremely tight from from being in a stationary position for long periods of times. For every yoga posture used, there will be a follow up complimentary “rolling technique” to get deep into the fascia and release tension. You will “move then roll” your body towards a beautiful deep release. Each week will be a different area of focus. Suitable for all levels.