Solace Wellness Centre

Come As You Are

Yoga & Meditation for Everyone

Class Descriptions


Silent Meditation

Explore silent spaces with morning meditation. This is a practice of resting into the present moment to experience of the body and mind. Meditation fosters joy, tranquility, concentration, and equanimity.


Morning Practice

This class will start with breathing exercises and light energizing Kundalini yoga followed by a longer mediation to start the day.


Kundalini

Each class includes warm-ups, breathing techniques (pranayam), an exercise set (kriya), deep relaxation, chanting, and meditation. Experience your self deeply and notice a transformation towards physical strength, heightened awareness, mental clarity, and happiness.


Hatha Foundations

This is an accessible class that uses the principles of Hatha yoga. We will explore asana, pranayama and meditation in order to create a foundation for a practice grounded in strength, space and self-awareness. The benefits of this practice can be carried through to everyday life.


Gentle Vinyasa

This class is geared to those who are interested in and/or have a newly started yoga practice. Working with the foundations of breath and alignment, this vinyasa class will introduce flow in a mindful and focussed way, allowing the practice to develop organically.


Strong Vinyasa

Strong Vinyasa and supple mind practice including pranayama, mantra and deep asana work. Expect to work hard and be rewarded greatly. Strap and blocks highly recommended.


Restorative Yoga

For Restorative yoga, the intention is to relax as far as possible into the postures, using as little physical effort as possible. The mind focuses on the breath in order to cultivate mindfulness and release tension from the body. Restorative yoga classes tend to be relaxing and slow paced, with a whole sequence using as few as five or six postures which are held for long periods of time. Props are also used often in order to allow the body to be in the most comfortable, supported position possible. This may include bolsters, blankets, blocks and belts. Gentle music may be played, and the practice may be combined with guided meditation. Restorative yoga stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which slows the heart rate, regulates the blood pressure and relaxes the body. As such, Restorative yoga is considered particularly beneficial for those suffering from anxiety, insomnia or headaches, as well as other stress-related conditions. Restorative yoga is believed to boost the immune system and accelerate the body's natural healing process.


Yang/Yin Yoga

Nourish your body as you transition from day to evening. A gentle mix of yang and yin, breath work, and sound. This practice incorporates a balance of active Hatha Yoga postures to warm the body through intelligent and slow movement. This is followed by longer holds in the poses to relax and restore the body.


Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced and meditative. The poses are held for a long period of time (typically three to five minutes or longer) to target the connective tissues (such as the ligaments) rather than focusing on the muscles. As a result, the asanas are more passive holds, with little muscular engagement.


Yoga Nidra

Cultivates a relaxation of the body and mind through awareness of breath, feelings, sensations, and consciousness. Practice often includes establishing an intention at the beginning and a clarifying resolution at the conclusion.


Prenatal Yoga

This is a beautiful class for expecting moms. Along with preparing for labor and delivery we are connecting equal and mindful breathing to help relax and open up to prepare for birth. Prenatal yoga is a time of connecting your body, soul and your growing baby. In this class you’ll also find relief from pain and discomfort from pregnancy aches and pains. This includes everything from headaches, lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and much more. This class offers a safe way to stretch muscles and strengthen the body and mind while supporting your changing body. Including core muscles, hips and absolutely the pelvic floor.


Postnatal Yoga

Postnatal yoga.. a really beautiful way to find connection with your baby while taking a moment for some self care. With the physical changes from your pregnancy journey, recovery from birth and labour, or the physical demands of being a new parent, postnatal yoga addresses the physical, emotional, and mental load of your new role. In this class you can find relief from unwanted tension and stiffness in the neck, shoulders and upper back. We will also quiet the mind and renew energy levels. It is also a friendly, non-judgmental environment where you can connect with other moms and babies.

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