Flow Yoga 1
A full body and mind conditioning yoga class that is accessible and highly enjoyable to students with a basic understanding of the fundamentals of yoga. An 889 classic for yoga lovers to improve stamina and flexibility and leave feeling energized and blissful. A strong emphasis on alignment in a compassionate and peaceful space. Moving at a manageable pace, poses are held for longer to both challenge you and learn the art of maintaining integrity and form. Expect to smile, make friends and feel part of our community.
We recommend this class for students who have completed the 889 Beginner Workshop and for students who have participated in our Yoga Clinic class looking to step it up! This class is not best suited to those trying yoga for the first time – check out our Beginner Workshop and our Yoga Clinic class.
Flow Yoga 2
A full body and mind conditioning yoga class. An 889 classic for yoga lovers who love to move, sweat and FLOW! Fusing equal parts power and grace, Flow Yoga is a creative, uplifting yoga practice that links awareness of your sacred breath to the conscious and mindful movements of the body. This class is designed for yogis who are looking to take their practice deeper, exploring arm balances, inversions and intensity in their yoga postures. Flow to the pulse of music and elevate your feeling of joy and interconnectedness.
We recommend 6 months of practice in our Flow 1 classes prior to attending this class.
Flow Yoga 2/3
A dynamic yoga sadhana based on the coordination of breath with movement. This fun and uplifting creative flow class will get your body moving and are designed to be challenging to deepen your experience of yoga. This class is built to guide you to move you beyond your boundaries in the exploration of more advanced postures, inversions, pranayama and arm balances.
Level 2/3 classes are for students looking to advance their practice beyond our Flow 2 classes. We recommend 6 months of practice in our Flow 2 classes prior to attending this class.
New to Yoga? Unable to attend our Beginner Yoga Workshop? Scared of Flow Yoga 1? Do you have any injuries or movement restrictions? This is your class. The Yoga Clinic class has been designed to ease you confidently into a regular yoga practice. The format of this class will be a guided class with a workshop-feel focusing on the fundamentals of a fun, and safe yoga practice. We welcome you to ask questions out loud in the middle of class!
This class is ideal for people of all ages and physical conditions looking to practice yoga. No experience necessary. Just a desire to begin!
Flow + Restore
Designed for you to enjoy a Flow class followed by Restorative Yoga. Build heat and energy in your body as you flow to the rhythms, and then relax deeply and restore your body to a blissful state. Great for aligning your subtle bodies and bringing you peace. Exhale into this delicious experience on your mat.
Everyone is welcome to this all-level class. Keep in mind you will flow for part of the class.
Flow + Tone
Flow + Tone is the class to add to compliment your weekly yoga or pilates routine. It’s a flow yoga class set to music with an extra added ‘oomph’ to tone your body. The incorporation of toning balls sculpt and shape the body to build a strong core and center. Purifying asana sequences and pranayama bring you peace of mind. It is light-hearted so you can let go and have fun. This class will leave you feeling brighter, lighter, and tighter.
Everyone is welcome to this all-level class.
Pilates creates long, lean muscular definition in the body. How good does that sound? Conditioning the body from head to toe, improve flexibility and strengthen the entire body without building bulk. Re-balance your bodily alignment, condition your core and work several muscle groups simultaneously. Synchronize movement with breath. The focus on Pilates is on quality of movement rather than quantity which makes one feel invigorated rather than exhausted after a session.
With a low-to-no impact approach, Pilates is ideal people of all ages and physical conditions.
Explore the relationship between yoga, mindfulness and the emotions by intertwining yoga therapy, restorative, breath work and emotional body-posture exercises. Transform patterns of stress, anxiety and depression into grounded experiences for positive change, supporting physical, mental and emotional well-being.
This offering is suitable for any level of student, but will be of particular interest to those wishing to study the inner work of yoga. This class is not a workout, but a workIN.
Yin Yoga is a gentle, seated practice in which postures are passively held for several minutes. This class is an opportunity to turn your focus inward and slowly open the body. By relaxing all muscular (Yang) effort, we allow the body’s own weight to gently stretch the underlying (Yin) connective tissues. As connective tissues are stretched, movement becomes easier and our full range becomes revealed. Yin Yoga facilitates the development of a strong inner, kinesthetic sense of the body’s movement capacities and limitations. It also supports the body’s healing of injury, making it an effective physiotherapeutic practice. This practice creates space and maintains (and expands) healthy range of motion.
This class is open to all students. No previous yoga experience is necessary.
Restorative Yoga replenishes the body’s energy systems, leaving you feeling nourished, well-rested and deeply rejuvenated. This class soothes the soul and encourages the release of deep rooted mind-body tension. The body is supported throughout the practice in specific postures through the use of bolsters, blankets, blocks and straps. Restorative Yoga calms the central nervous system and invites the body to experience a deeper state of relaxation. Expect the best sleep of your life!
Everyone is welcome to this all-levels class. Restorative Yoga is effortless.
Come and sit with us. At 889 we believe in the power of meditation in your life. We welcome you to join us for this one-hour seated meditation practice. The practice is open to ALL LEVELS which means we welcome those brand new to the practice. Meditation can be very light and beautiful! It’s now always dark and stormy which can be a common misperception of the practice. AND we do not sit the entire time! We take a tea break and have interesting discussions. You won’t believe the difference in your life after being still. Come back to your inner compass and feel the world lighten around you. The 889 Meditation Community is super peaceful and welcomes you with open arms!
Flow + Chant
Flow + Chant is for those seeking to deepen and expand their practice. In this class we will delve into the sacredness of sound (mantra or chanting) to make our Flow practice even more dynamic! We will explore the use of different mantras including ones for the chakras, deities (mythic gods and goddesses), creativity, prosperity, and mantras for deep meditation.
No experience with chanting necessary! Come with your curiosity and willingness to open up your voice.
Parent + Baby Yoga
Bring your baby to yoga! This is a fun community to be part of. We love seeing your babies every week! Strengthen and restore your body and mind with other new moms and babies in this gentle, flowing yoga practice. Strengthen abdominal muscles and release tension in the hips, shoulders and upper back. Re-condition the muscles challenged by pregnancy and child birth. This class is the perfect balance of community, laughter, relaxation, and strengthening.
All levels welcome, and no yoga experience is necessary. Babies welcome until they crawl.
Parent + Baby Pilates
Join us for postnatal Pilates, designed to specifically recondition the body after pregnancy and childbirth!
This class will focus on re-flattening the abdominal wall and strengthening the pelvic floor. Postural issues and muscle imbalance created by pregnancy will also be addressed. This mat based class will use small equipment to further challenge the body. Bring your babies, bring your laughter and join other mothers in this fun and energizing class.
Pre Natal Yoga
Reconnect with your body’s innate wisdom. Come connect, strengthen and relax in a safe, open community of other pregnant women. This class emphasizes poses that are ideal for pregnant women focusing on breathing, flexibility, relaxation and toning. Build the courage and strength necessary during pregnancy and labour. Work on maintaining agility that will help you recover after the birth of your baby. This class is a great way to meet other pregnant women and to connect with the life growing within you.
All levels welcome at any stage in your pregnancy. No previous yoga experience required.
LYS Karma Class
889’s Living Yoga School has launched a Graduate Karma Class!
Join the Graduates of our very own Living Yoga School for this karma ‘by-donation’ class at 889 Yonge Street. The class will be taught by a 200-hour certified yoga teacher from one of our 3 graduating classes.
All money collected for the class will go towards the Living Yoga School Scholarship. This Scholarship will provide financial assistance for one student enrolling in the program next year (2015/16).