Inclement Weather Policy: Winter 2015
Please check the schedule 1 hour before class time to see the status of the class. Updates will also be listed on our Nova Yoga Facebook Page.
- Please check calendar for studio closures & up to date information.
- You can also access our schedule via Mindbody Online! If you book into a class via Mindbody Online your spot in the class will be held until 5 minutes before the class begins; after that time the spot will have to be opened up to someone else. If you will not be attending the class please cancel your booking 30 minutes in advance (via Mindbody Online or via phone at 743-8303). If you do not cancel your booking 30 minutes in advance and you are not present we will have to consider you a no show and your Yoga Class Pass will be charged. Three no shows will result in a loss of advanced online booking privileges.
- Classes start promptly so please respect your fellow yogis by being on time; the door will be locked once class begins and no latecomers will be permitted.
- The studio will only be accessible 15 minutes before your class begins.
- Please note that Nova Yoga Studio is a Scent-Free Zone.
- If you are ill with a cold or the flu please respect your fellow yogis and teachers by not attending classes at the studio.
A delicious low-key, candle-lit flow class focused on restoring peace and chilling out! We’ll begin with a guided meditation, move through a short standing flow, and then take it down to the mat for those lots of juicy stretching, lengthening, pranayama, and relaxation. Option to bring a small blanket and/or eye pillow for savasana/relaxation.
60 mins / All levels
Create space and ease with long held floor postures that relax the muscles and target the deep connective tissues of the body. Yin yoga is a grounding and meditative practice, and a beautiful way to balance an active life or Yang-style yoga practice. Suitable for all levels.
75 mins / All levels
Let’s chill out! Bring your work week to a close with this sweet release. Treat your body to sumptuous stretches, free flowing sequences, and joyous breath practices. Calm and ground your body and relax your mind as you rejuvenate your energy for the weekend. Suitable for all levels.
60 mins / All levels
Soothing Saturdays: Restore Your Bliss!
Nourish your body, mind, and heart with this peaceful, nurturing Restorative Yoga practice. Using the support of bolsters, blocks and blankets we melt away tension and cultivate ease. This yoga of non-doing, of just being, helps connect you to your wellspring of inner joy.
Please bring: an eye cover (eye pillow or face cloth) and light blanket
90 mins / All levels
Alignment Flow is open to those wanting a slower paced vinyasa class or those who wish to reconnect with the fundamentals of alignment and flow style yoga. Learn and refine key actions for a safe and effective yoga practice while breaking down poses into their component parts. This alignment-based class will focus on what your mind, body, and heart need in order to master your strength, refine your sensitivity and increase your capacity to enjoy life.
60 mins / All levels
A moderately-paced flow class to help you feel centered, focused, and restored. In this practice we will work to create cleansing heat in the body and increase strength and flexibility. Suitable for people looking for a well-rounded flow class, including those who are new to yoga.
60 mins / Level 1
The best of both worlds! Enjoy the sweetness of your Yin practice followed by an energizing Yang flow to prepare you for your day.
75 mins / Level 1-2
Deep Chill Vinyasa
A bit of Yin, a bit of Yang: the most delicious (and stealthily challenging) of classes! A 45 minute serving of sticky, sweaty Vinyasa Flow, lathered with 15 minutes of yin yoga (deep, intense stretching), and a 15 minute restorative asana topping. YUM. This class features just a tad of essential oil goodness via gentle diffusing in the air and a calming oil given during the yin/restorative section of class.
75 mins / Level 1-2
A great to way rejuvenate in the middle of your day! In this shorter flow class you will work to shake off stress, boost energy, and find centre before heading out into the rest of your day.
50 mins / Level 1-2
Happy Hour Flow
An awesome addition to your day: sweat it out, let it go, and come on, get happy!
60 mins / Level 1-2
An athletic based style of yoga that is designed to help you improve strength and flexibility! The practice includes a mix of power and flexibility with a layer of balance and core strength added in. The flow is challenging but but poses are very accessible to all body types. If you like to feel the burn and work up a sweat this class is for you!
60 mins / All levels – though please note the class is challenging!
A great blend of the Classic and Dynamic flow classes to help you fell rejuvenated and refreshed. This is a moderately-paced flow class with small bursts of increased pace and slightly more challenging poses to strengthen, ground, and focus the self. Suitable for anyone looking to experience a multi-level class.
75 mins / Level 2
Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga
Based on the teachings of Sadie Nardini, founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, this Flow class will focus on connecting to our core and building inner strength.
Sadie says of this style that she created: “Out of my journey into deep Center came my Core Principles, ways to clarify what the core is, exactly how to instruct it and activate the core within the yoga practice. To help students experience their Center, I created my Core Poses, specific movements, postures and sequences that bring the student into more core-generated alignment.”
60 mins / Level 2-3
This invigorating and energetic practice creates cleansing heat in the body and improves strength, stamina, and focus. This powerful and creative flow moves at a faster pace and leaves you feeling alive and revived. Suitable for people looking for a deeper, more challenging yoga practice.
90 mins / Level 3
Advanced Group Practice
This advanced practice is open to dedicated practitioners and teachers who have a regular yoga practice and are looking to deepening their yoga by practicing a challenging sequences with like-minded people over time. The practice revolves around a set flow sequence that incorporates familiar and more challenging postures. The teacher will be practicing with the class so you can look up if you need help or reference. The practice assumes basic knowledge of pose names and general form of the postures (though help is always available!) It’s a do-what-you-can kind of practice with options for more challenging poses.
75 mins / Level 3
The Yoga Jam is an open space where yogis with a regular practice can work on poses of their choosing! It is your time to play, discover, and explore: you may want to spend the hour working on flying in your Arm Balances, climbing the walls with Inversions, opening your heart with Backbends, or anything else you desire. This informal practice will begin with a Sun Salutation-inspired group warm-up. Each person will have an opportunity to share what he/she is working on, and then the floor is yours to indulge in Self Practice. YUM! Plus, the support of the group will be there to give assists and feedback on your progress should you want or need it! The session will wind down with Savasana (relaxation) and a closing meditation.
75 mins / Intended for students with a regular yoga practice
Fee is a cash donation
Meditation Mondays: Guided Meditation
A 30 minute guided meditation intended to get you connected, focused, and centered. Find your breath . . . find your bliss.
30 mins / All levels / FREE class