Class Descriptions

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Please read class descriptions carefully- we are Calgary’s ONLY studio to offer ongoing advanced asana classes and full prop Critical Alignment Yoga classes!

Advanced Back Bending and Open Studio – Advanced classes are either led in a somewhat self-paced modified manner or are open studio to allow time individual instruction/ adjustment and modification. Once you have established a healthy understanding of your spine and how to support sustainable movement- you can grow a back-bending practice. These ongoing classes offer continued support for your ever-changing capacity and needs. Danielle in her has guided safe and fun back-bending classes for over 22 years, and continues to maintain an advanced back-bending practice herself. 

Advanced / Experienced forward Folding and Inversions – This class holds its foundation in Critical Alignment Yoga and Iyengar Yoga. In this class we will begin on the critical alignment soft props and use the myofascial balls to invite greater mobility and open a passage of movement. We will progress into headstands and arm balancing variations on the head standing bench and then try a few from the floor. In this class we do progressions from headstands, shoulder stands and handstands. We also practice full backbends and drop backs.

Critical Alignment Restore – Most of this class is done on the floor either laying or seated. Class begins with breathing and soft prop work to target upper back, neck, low back and hip tension. You will leave feeling relaxed and realigned.

Hips, Back and Core – A moderately challenging movement and yoga class. Class begins on the soft props to create awareness and openings and then progresses into some deeper stretches, yoga postures and mobility work. We use the head standers and back- bending benches in this class.

Critical Alignment Yoga – Classes begin with specifically designed yoga props to facilitate postural change- time is spent on the props to help clients relax into pressure and highlight areas of tension and strain. It is through the lens of acknowledging where our tension patterns hide and how we can best access mobility to facilitate light and sustainable asana practice that separates these classes from others in the city.

Kids Yoga – Offered in 4 week registered segments- drop ins are allowed so please check with us!

Movement Lab – Natural Movement is a health & fitness discipline based on the overall practice of natural human movement skills. It encompasses the skills of breathing, walking, running, balancing, crawling, climbing, lifting, carrying and throwing. This class combines openings on the critical alignment yoga tools and introduces movement through feeling to develop enteroception.

Pre and Post Natal – Join Calgary’s most experienced and dedicated birthing coach and yoga teacher for this special time in your life. Whether you are just beginning your journey or have a little one already you will find support, education and community here!

Spine Strength and Mobility – Explore spinal mobility and strength through yoga postures. Learn the dynamics of back bending through entry level movements and specialized instruction with the Critical Alignment Yoga props.

Somatics (BY 4 WEEK REGISTRATION or DROP IN) – Soma is a Greek word for living body. Somatics classes are based in movement therapy and employs mind-body training to manage muscular pain and spasticity, improve balance and posture, and increase ease of motion. Somatics classes present an alternative or combined treatment by or alongside osteopathy, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and/or massage therapy.

Mindful Yoga and Sound Meditation – Beginner level Critical Alignment Yoga class with props followed
by a crystal bowl sound meditation.

Yoga Lab for Backs – With the use of Critical Alignment props and instruction participants will move
slowly and with hands on guidance and individual adjustments to better understand the foundations of
common yoga postures. Core connections, shoulder-stand, small backbends and forward bends will be
topics explored.

Yoga For Backs/ Nidra – With the use of the Critical Alignment Therapy props and specialized guided
instruction, you will be led through a series of gentle spinal mobility and strengthening work. Great for all
levels of participants looking to gain better mobility and spinal agility and health. When the schedule says
and NIDRA- students can expect to enjoy a prolonged guided relaxation at the end of class. Yoga Nidra
means the yoga of rest and offers an invitation to go quietly inwards while in a resting posture.