We strive to bring you workshops that intrigue you, excite you, and challenge you to dig deeper into your practice. We all remain students in yoga and continue to learn and grow. When one teaches, two learn.
Meet Mother Kali
With Kevin Naidoo
Join Kevin Naidoo for an epic afternoon in the beautiful space of The Yoga Loft.
This is a flowing class dedicated to the goddess Kali, the one who invokes the fire inside us in order to dissolve the things in our lives that are no longer serving us.
Kali is hot and fiery and so is this class!
Join us for an afternoon of storytelling, of letting go, & of looking at our hooks. Working with the Kali mudra we will face our ego, moving through a spicy devotional practice. Prepare to transform, burning away all samskaras (old patterns).
DATE: Sunday, February 9, 2020
TIME: 2:00-4:00 P.M.
LOCATION: The Yoga Loft, 2nd Floor, 311 Main St. N
Couples yoga is challenging, mindful and enlightening.
Practicing yoga with a partner brings two people together in a way like no other - building trust, confidence and intimacy.
Enjoy the relaxing ambience of The Yoga Loft by candlelight while getting Zen with your partner.
These classes will be focused on making sure you both feel comfortable. We will start with some gentle yoga designed to stretch & relax so you can enjoy some quality time together, building into a playful practice with your loved one.
Valentine's Yoga Date Night
“Lovers do not finally meet, they are in each other all along.”-Rumi.
Join us this coming Valentine's for a special yoga class for lovers! Awaken what drew you towards each other in the beginning. We spend time with the one we love everyday but sometimes forget how incredible they actually are, how much they do for us and how much we appreciate them. This couples yoga class will stir up the romance, the friendship and the unexpected wonder of being together. Using playful support poses, lifts, massage techniques and some very relaxing yin poses, you can start your night off together with connection and relaxation!
Saturday February 15 | 6:00pm-8:00pm
$65 per couple | after February 7, $80 per couple
*Each couple will receive a take home item
The Yoga Loft Presents - Discover Yoga
With Victoria Sharp & Iden Tolley
Join Victoria & Iden for a 4 week workshop/session series.
This is a a yoga class for those newer to yoga or those wanting a basic flow class. Want to be sure you are moving through yoga poses properly during your practice? -- This series if for you!
This class introduces foundational yoga postures, teaches you how to breathe and helps you feel more comfortable in your yoga practice.
WHEN: Saturdays, Jan. 11, 18, 25 & Feb. 1
TIME: 1:00-2:00 P.M.
WHERE: The Yoga Loft, 2nd Floor, 311 Main St. N
4 week session for $89
BONUS: Members receive 10% discount
Refer a friend, receive an additional 10% (so, refer enough friends & you have a chance to get the session for free). How the refer a friend works is those friends let us know whom they were referred by. When the session begins, you will be refunded for the discounts.
We look forward to having you join us!
6 Part Workshop Series
with Jesse & Sian Godin
Jesse (E-500hr Yoga Teacher. Personal Trainer, FRC Mobility specialist, movement Specialist and Performance Coach.) Sian (E-200hr Yoga Teacher. Professional Stunt Performer.)
Have you been stuck with the same physical practice for years? Do you yearn for progression? Are you a complete beginner and wanting to get your basics right? Are you confused by certain poses or wondering why certain asanas just don’t feel good? This series of workshops is designed to help you develop a deeper understanding of your physical practice, gain anatomical knowledge, shed light on your personal strengths and weaknesses and set you up with a solid and sustainable practice that you can continue to build on for the rest of your life.
Every yoga asana has five main physical elements - The joint positioning, the muscles that engage, the muscles that stretch, the bandhas and of course the breath. In a regular class there simply is not the time to dive into all these details for every pose. This can leave new students feeling confused and more seasoned practitioners to a place of stagnation.
In this series of workshops that will take place every two months apart, Jesse and Sian will break down the the most common vinyasa asanas piece by piece and teach you the underlying anatomical principles that open you up to a deeper understanding of your own practice.
Dates to Be Announced at a later date for the following workshops:
Workshop 4: Surya A Master Class! In this workshop we take the key points from workshops one to three and apply them to the series of asanas that we call ‘surya A’. This series of asanas lies at the heart of every flow class, it is the blueprint for many of the more advanced poses and getting it right will benefit your entire flow practice.
Expect a very active and engaging workshop with lots of moving about on your mat. Learn how to marry your breath with your movement and find the ultimate ‘moving meditation.’ Discover how to modify and adjust the sequence for your own personal level and give your basics a real fine tuning.
Workshop 5: The Way of the Warriors. Dive into the standing postures with a closer look at warrior poses one, two and three. These standing postures are the blueprint for many of the more advanced postures so a good understanding of what you are trying to achieve is crucial to a progressive practice. We look at the primary focus of each pose, how to achieve it and modifications to suit your ability.
Workshop 6: Twist it out. During this workshop we look at the underlying principles of twisted poses, their many benefits and how to achieve the most common of them. Learn how to deepen your twisting practice safely and effectively using some basic anatomy hacks.
COMPLETED Workshop 1: Breathe and Fold was held on September 21, 2019. Yoga begins with the breath so this is where we start. In this workshop we will be taking things right back to basics with a refreshed look at the most common breathing techniques used in most vinyasa yoga classes. We address some of the real reasons you may not be able to touch your toes! Discover how to engage actively in your folds, recruiting key muscle groups to build strength in these positions while also finding more depth and stability. Pick up some interesting tips and ultimately find new appreciation and focus in your folds.
COMPLETED Workshop 2: Backbending was held on November 16, 2019. A big beautiful back-bend looks so graceful don’t you think! Getting into one may feel just the opposite for some of us though! Practiced correctly, back-bending feels energizing, uplifting and incredibly good. Practiced poorly, back-bending accumulates tension in the body and can lead to spinal injury over time. Whether you are practicing bridge pose or urdhva dhanurasana (upwardfacing bow), the principles of proper engagement and alignment are the same. In this workshop you will learn how to apply basic anatomical principles to safely and effectively achieve your back-bending goals - Your spine will thank you for it! Learn the importance of healthy hip mobility for back-bending and how your shoulders and chest could be the real thing that holds you back from enjoying a big juicy back-bend. *These workshops are for beginners, experienced yogi's, fitness guru's, other yoga instructors, young, old....everybody really. *
COMPLETED Workshop 3: Chaturanga Dandasana was held on January 18, 2020. This is the asana that most of us (students and teachers, get wrong.) The repetitive nature of vinyasa yoga means we move through this pose many times in a class and unless alignment is perfect every time we are setting ourselves up for injuries. It's a tough one to master, that’s why we decided to dedicate a whole workshop to it - But master it we must if we are hoping to avoid shoulder injuries, build a strong vinyasa practice and progress to arm balances one day! Unlock this pose and discover a whole new level of body awareness and engagement.