Class Descriptions

We have many different class styles to try, so you can find the yoga that works for you. This information should help you make the right choice, but please do speak with us if you have any questions. The class levels are indicated by colours, as shown below.

Intermediate to advanced classes (Ashtanga Vinyasa experience required – ask your instructor)
Classes include sun salutations and strong standing poses
All levels classes
Beginner classes

Ashtanga Primary Series – A traditional practice as offered by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India, composed of a fixed series of postures linked by vinyasa (flowing, connecting movements). Designed to realign the spine, cleanse and tone the body, and cultivate focus. This strong class includes inversions. Note: Ashtanga and Moon Days.

Ashtanga Half Primary – Be guided through the first half of the Ashtanga Primary Series and the finishing sequence. This class is good preparation for the Ashtanga Primary series. Note: Ashtanga and Moon Days.

Ashtanga Fusion – A warming practice of poses to strengthen and open the body, linked by the breath. Based on the Ashtanga Primary Series, this class includes sun salutations, strong standing poses, and breathwork.

Hot Ashtanga Fusion – A hot practice consisting of poses to strengthen and open the body, linked by the breath. This class is a flow based on the Ashtanga Primary Series and includes sun salutations, strong standing poses, and mat work. The room is heated using infrared heaters to approximately 33 degrees — a hot, strong practice!

Dynamic Core Fusion – This energetic class is designed to promote core conditioning and more! It includes traditional sun salutations, standing, balancing, and seated postures, as well as dynamic flow to keep you warm and toned while we pair our breath with movement.

Harmony Flow – Flow through a gently warming sequence, creatively designed to develop strength, flexibility and balance, and to connect you to your body, breath and heart. Sun salutations, standing and balancing postures, seated poses, and a grounding closing sequence.

Warm Harmony Flow – A warm practice consisting of poses to strengthen and open the body, linked by the breath. This class is a flow based on the Ashtanga Primary Series and includes sun salutations, strong standing poses, and mat work. The room is heated using infrared heaters to approximately 28 degrees — a warm, strong practice.

Warm Yin – A warm yin practice working into deeper, longer-held postures using lots of supports to show the body where it’s going and where our potential is! The room is heated using infrared heaters to approximately 28 degrees.

Yin/Yang – Through a balance of flowing, strengthening movement and opening, grounding stillness, this practice helps to cultivate stability and mobility, awareness and balance.

Community Yoga – A free class offered by the graduates of Harmony Yoga’s recent teacher training program. Each class is unique!

Core, Hips & Hammies – Create space in the hip joints, lengthen and strengthen the hamstrings, and build core strength. A perfect class for runners, cyclists, gardeners, hikers, and office workers! This class offers detailed alignment instructions and uses the breath and mind to work through poses that will create space and opening in your body. Accessible to all levels.

Happy Hips – A practice emphasizing opening and strengthening the hips. The hips are at the pelvic hub of our skeletal system and affect the way we walk, sit, move, and sleep. Creating harmony in the hips often leads to harmony in the entire body/mind.

Lunch Flow – Introduces you to flowing through poses while staying connected with your breath. Suitable for all levels.

Mysore Practice – Self-guided studio time. A teacher is present to answer questions and perform alignment adjustments. Students are invited to practice at their own pace. The room is open for a set amount of time, and you are welcome to enter and exit as you please. Open to everyone. Note: Ashtanga and Moon Days.

Somatic Yoga – Somatic yoga is not a different style of yoga, but rather a movement therapy: a way of re-educating the way our brain senses and moves the muscles. Small, slow, and gentle movements re-educate the brain to allow changes in our habitual patterns so that tight and restricted areas of the body relax and move more functionally.

Yin – A quiet, inward practice focused on the connective tissues of the body. Each pose is held for 3-5+ minutes using props. Time allows the body to enter a state of deep relaxation and encourages increased flexibility. This class is for all levels.

Yin Flow – Sink deeply into the support of the earth, and rest in your body and breath as we move through a gentle sequence of slow, mindful movements and long-held yin postures.

Building Resiliency – In this safe and gentle one-hour class, we will explore simple modified yoga shapes, grounding and breathing exercises. We will learn how the central nervous system gets hijacked and how to make effective choices to help calm the body.

Chair Yoga – A chair provides students with a safe foundation from which to explore the many benefits of yoga postures, breathing and mindfulness meditation. Chair yoga helps students to develop strength and flexibility within their present range of motion and ability.

Gentle Flow – This one-hour midday class is excellent for beginners. Learn to connect with your breath and your body. Brighten your day.

Restorative and Meditation – We use gentle yoga to open the body in preparation for a meditation practice, to release tension so that we can come into a place of stillness. A guided meditation helps us learn to be in the present moment and tune into our own ability to relax and work towards balance.