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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!

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!

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 the present moment, striving to cultivate the qualities of sthira (steadiness) and sukha (comfort of being).

All classes accessible to all levels except Wednesday Night Workshop, which varies in offering postures including headstand, binding, or arm balances.

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!

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!

Speciality Classes

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.

Prenatal (Proof of full vaccination is required)

Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm / March 15 to May 10 / 8 weeks

The marvel of pregnancy is evident by the growing belly. But pregnancy is a holistic change deserving lots of attention and care, and prenatal yoga can play an important part. Join Gillian and other pregnant goddesses for a class dedicated to nurturing the mom-in-waiting.

This class is suitable for all levels of experience.

$96. Monthly Unlimited Passholders receive 5% discount.

Drop-Ins are welcome subject to space ($14). Email sweetkulayoga@gmail.com and include drop-in date.

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On-Demand

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.

Students using a recorded format must take extreme care for themselves. Thank you.

Booking a FREE On-Demand class:

  • Select any time.
  • Complete registration.
  • Click “I HAVE A PASS” button and type FREE