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.
Flow Yoga (all)
Stress Melt Flow
Unravel from your day in this nurturing all-levels yoga class that supports you to shed some daily stress from both your body and mind. Each class begins with an invigorating vinyasa flow practice set to a stress-melting playlist, and ends with deeply relaxing and longer held restorative poses. Melt into savasana with a lavender neck massage. Mmmm…
Everyone is welcome to this all-level class. Keep in mind you will flow for part of the class.
Core Power Flow
Core Power Flow 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. Combining elements of core conditioning and awareness exercises with the movement and freedom of a flow class to create an incredible strength training and empowering experience! 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 not 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!
Postnatal Yoga (with baby!)
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.
Post Natal Pilates (with baby!)
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.
Pre Natal Pilates
All levels welcome at any stage in your pregnancy. No previous Pilates experience required!
Yoga Nidra is an ancient practice that facilitates not only deep relaxation but also true inner healing and transformation.
All levels Welcome.
Restorative Yoga + Crystal Singing Bowls
Join us for cell soothing Thursdays! Now you can enjoy a restorative yoga sound bath every Thursday. Experience soothing restorative yoga while healing your cells with the sound of crystal bowls.
All levels welcome, no experience required.
Our 889 Self Practice class welcomes both complete beginners and experienced yogis. Explore a yoga sequence that honours your own needs and abilities. Enter or leave the self practice room at any time in the 90 minute window. Move at your own pace, with the assistance of a teacher in the room to help you and answer all the questions. We have designed an all levels 889 signature flow sequence with all the postures drawn and written down so it is very easy to follow. This is available at the front desk or inside the class for you to practice from. Come and experience a more personalized yoga experience, learning yoga the way it was originally taught.
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).