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Hatha

Sweet Kula’s  Hatha class is for anyone interested in yoga: a student with no yoga experience, the beginner, athletic individuals looking for cross-training and students who value insight into the practice. Similarly, it’s perfect for anyone who wants to learn  movements that are different from their regular routine. Hatha yoga teaches body awareness, breath control and combining breath with movement. Most importantly, students are not required to be “bendy” or know yoga philosophy and approaching the class with ease and humour is very helpful.

Accessible to all levels. Do what feels right and good in your body!

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Hatha Yoga (Sunday 3:00 – 4:00pm) – 1st and 3rd Sunday each month

Restorative Yoga + Aroma Therapy

Restorative Yoga + Aroma Therapy is truly amazing! Enjoy the mental, physical and spiritual benefits of Aroma Therapy blends while surrendering into the present moment. Using props, you will be guided into position to help the body and mind relax. Most importantly, holding postures for extended periods of time will create lasting benefits, including complementing a more active yoga practice.

Feel free to bring items which offer comfort such as a sweater, blanket, socks or eye pillow.

Accessible to all levels. Do what feels right and good in your body!

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Restorative Yoga + Aroma Therapy (Sunday 3:00 – 4:00pm) – 2nd and 4th Sunday each month

Vinyasa

Vinyasa is a style of practice which harmonizes the breath with movement, designed “to place in a special way”. The practice blends together dynamic and fluid yoga postures with stationary (static) ones. Each class unfolds using simple yoga postures to more complex and challenging poses, subsequently reaching a peak pose or peak sequence.  Breath techniques (pranayama) and meditation are an important foundation of yoga and commonly incorporated in a vinyasa class. Above all, the practice honours the body, mind and spirit in its present state, cultivating the qualities of sthira (steadiness) and sukha (comfort of being).

We offer three vinyasa classes: Wednesday Night Workshop, Vinyasa Flow + Intense Stretch (Thursday evening) and Sunrise Vinyasa (Saturday morning). All classes accessible to all levels except Wednesday Night Workshop (minimum of 10 classes is helpful).

Please note: To avoid insomnia, backbending in evening classes is limited and at the discretion of the student.

Do what feels right and good in your body!

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Wednesday Night Workshop (Wednesday 7:30 – 8:45pm)  →Click here for in-studio or ZOOM

  • Over several weeks, this class explores postures using kramas (“steps”) and variations. It stays true to the vinyasa principles of structuring the practice from simple to complex poses. It’s fun and playful too!

Vinyasa Flow + Intense Stretch (Thursday 7:00 – 8:15pm) →Click here for in-studio

  • Using dynamic movement (flow) to heat the body, combined with invigorating breath and concentrated mind, we bring about a deep awareness of the personal practice. Intense stretching follows as a complement focused on a safe range of motion and an opportunity for quiet concention (dharana).

Sunrise Vinyasa (Saturday 8:00 – 9:15am)  →Click here for in-studio or ZOOM

  • Start your morning with this sweet class, marrying dynamic movement, long holds of poses and even some invigorating backbending.

Yin

Yin is based on teachings codified by Paul Grilley and championed by Canada’s Bernie Clark. The focus is on connective tissue, especially the fascia and major joints. Clark writes that the yin practice, using long holds, “creates and maintains healthy tissue, rather than exaggerating range of motion”. As a result, this practice helps with everyday life activities, whether it’s doing a shoulder check or applying force to a joint during physical activity. Meanwhile, those long holds develop a body awareness that requires lots of patience, grace and attention to the breath.

It is essential to inform the instructor of any injuries or limitations so modifications can be considered. Wear extra clothes, including socks, so the body is warm.

Accessible to all levels. Do what feels right and good in your body!

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Sunday Special at 1:00 – 2:15pm → Click here for in-studio or ZOOM

  • Based on the Yin Yoga codified by Paul Grilley and championed by Canada’s Bernie Clark, the class incorporates a combination of discriminating stress to connective tissue, and using long holds, to “create and maintain healthy tissue, rather than exaggerating range of motion”. This practice will help maximize functionality in everyday life.

Yoga Fundamentals

Heartfelt Puja

Puja means offering and ours will be an early morning ceremony on the mat. Taking our seat, we start with a simple prayer, then pranayama, followed by mantra with mudra, and finish with intention setting (samkalpa). Students can continue in meditation or do a short lead posture practice.

Before class, splash your face and rinse your mouth with water. For comfortable sitting, have a bolster, pillow or blocks available. Bring mala beads if you them.

Students are encouraged to create an altar in their practice area, including items with special meaning such as photographs and mementos. Candles in safe containers add to the sacredness of the puja.

Please sign in prior to class to avoid unintended interruption. If you’re late, don’t worry. We are all late sometimes.

This class is FREE.

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Tuesday 7:00 – 8:00am

  • Puja means offering and ours will be an early morning ceremony on the mat. Seated, we will start with a simple prayer, then pranayama, followed by mantra with mudra, and finally samkalpa, or intention setting. There will be a short posture practice or you can choose to remain in a seated meditation. Your practice closes when the time is right for you.

Bedtime Ritual (or) Easy Morning Stretch

Moon Salutation

On-Demand classes make practising yoga easy for students with little or no yoga experience. Likewise, anyone who wants a quick home practice can benefit.  Each class teaches foundational poses to help develop body awareness while working with breath control.

Bedtime Ritual (or) Easy Morning Stretch also offers flashcards and an audio recording, available in our post Persnickety Posture Tips.

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Accessible to all levels: do what feels good and right!

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Bedtime Ritual (or) Easy Morning Stretch (FREE)

  • How we end the day or start our morning is a game changer. Use this practice and the accompanying Flashcards and meditation audio to establish your own self-care routine so you can sleep better and feel more grounded throughout the day. Full details are found on the website in Persnickety Posture Tips, under the Connect tab.

Moon Salutations (Chandra Namaskar) (FREE)

  • What a lovely and soothing practice this is. Allowing your breath to guide you, repeating poses deepens the connection with the body. This is a perfect class to do in the early evening to initiate preparation for a restful sleep.

Booking a FREE On-Demand class:

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