We will be offering YOGA at Pilates Pickering with a new instructor starting in February on Thursdays from 7:45 pm to 9 pm.
A little more about our Yoga Classes:
Classic Hatha – Classic Hatha yoga classes are designed to create strength, flexibility, endurance and balance. These classes are created so that we may effectively work all parts of the body equally, creating an experience of non-judgment and non-competition among participants. The classes are complementary to other styles and my hope is to bring yoga to everybody in every body. This class if for everyone from the beginner to the advanced practitioner.
The word Hatha is a Sanskrit word made up of two words meaning “Ha” – sun and “Tha” moon. The two components of the word are placed together, “hatha” means “forceful”, implying that powerful work must be done to purify the body. Yoga means to yoke, or to join two things together, hence hatha yoga is meant to join together sun (masculine, active) energy with the moon (feminine, receptive) energy, thus producing balance and greater power in an individual. Classes are designed to create more body awareness in practitioners. They will also enhance an individual’s strength, flexibility, endurance and balance. Participants are instructed to use their breathe to help them to move in and out of postures as well as to use the breath to help them achieve a deeper understanding of how breathe works in our bodies. These classes were designed to effectively work all parts of the body equally, and are suitable for all fitness levels.
Vinyasa Flow – Vinyasa is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes. The word Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement.” In other words, the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. This technique is sometimes also called Vinyasa Flow, or just Flow because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance.