Let the week's stress melt away and kick off your weekend with this fluid flow with playful beats. Designed to invigorate the body, alleviate tension, and enliven the senses!
This is a multi-level class which follows the traditional primary series sequencing of the Ashtanga series. Modifications and adjustments will allow newer students to feel guided at their level, while assisting experienced practitioners further in the practice. This class is paced at a moderate cadence and is deeply cleansing as well as strengthening to body and mind. Ashtanga Yoga is the root of many forms of yoga known today, it is an essential addition to your yoga experience.
Baby & You (Registered Series)
This class is designed to let you get back onto your yoga mat with your little one in tow! Enjoy a dynamic class that will assist you in reconnecting with your body and help ease the transition into motherhood. We will move through physical postures designed to help release tension and build strength. Never taken yoga before? That's OK, now is a great time to start! All babies are welcome up to crawling age.
6 Registered Classes$99.00
Yoga works its magic by bringing body, mind, and spirit into a state of harmony and balance. Focusing on the sensations that arise as you breathe through your asana practice, bridging the separation between body and mind, which allows you to become fully present within your body. This gentle yet in depth practice is a sequence of asanas which increase flexibility and strengthen the entire body, releasing the chronic tension that so often dulls vitality. As you conclude your practice enjoy a deep relaxation as energy naturally flows to the areas of your body most in need of rejuvenation and healing. You leave feeling balanced and relaxed as you awaken your true self through yoga. All levels.
Great Yoga Wall
An essential and exciting complement to regular yoga classes, Great Yoga Wall Classes, allow students to experience the power of gravity and traction in a unique way to create space and nurture the back and spine. Deepen your poses, explore new ways of doing familiar asanas, enjoy spinal traction and have fun! The Great Yoga Wall is a sophisticated modern adaptation of the original yoga ropes pioneered by the legendary yoga masters Krishnamacharya and BKS Iyengar. Please sign up for this class online. There are only 13 spaces available. This is not a class for those new to yoga - 6 months of yoga experience required.
This Hatha inspired class brings strength and focus to your practice. Through long static holds, the emphasis is on the pose rather than on linking movements. You have time to move deeper into your postures, exploring variations and modifications, while gaining a clearer understanding of alignment. As an all-levels class, beginners will gain knowledge of the structure of postures; while more advanced practitioners can work on strength, precision and alignment.
An invigorating mid level workshop style class where we play and learn together. This weekly workshop will focus on integrating arm balance, inversion and backbend into our practice with tips, tricks and adjustments to get you comfortable in these asana. Kramas or stages will be offered along the path to the full posture allowing the practice to meet you where you are in your body today. In pursuit of precision, not perfection - come and learn to find the fun again! This class is an intermediate level class with a minimum 1 year yoga practice.
Intro to the Great Yoga Wall
An essential and exciting complement to regular yoga classes, Great Yoga Wall Classes, allow students to experience the power of gravity and traction in a unique way to create space and nurture the back and spine. Deepen your poses, explore new ways of doing familiar asanas, enjoy spinal traction and have fun! The Great Yoga Wall is a sophisticated modern adaptation of the original yoga ropes pioneered by the legendary yoga masters Krishnamacharya and BKS Iyengar. Please sign up for this class online. There are only 13 spaces available. This class is designed to introduce beginners to the benefits of the Great Yoga Wall.
This 50 minute lunchtime flow yoga class has postures from many yogic traditions that are blended together linking your breath to the postures. Our teachers bring in their own individual styles to the classes making them unique. All levels.
Pre-Natal (Registered Series)
Pre-natal Yoga provides an opportunity to develop greater vitality and awareness of your body and deepen your relationship with your baby. Gentle postures, breath work, visualization, vocal toning and meditation are all used to cultivate flexibility, calm and confidence in preparation for labour and childbirth. Women are empowered to enhance their ability to access greater relaxation, comfort, and enjoyment during this highly sensitive time. Come and embrace your pregnancy amongst other women in a beautiful, supportive environment. No previous yoga experience is required.
6 Registered Classes$99.00
Rise & Flow
Start the day with this stimulating flow class designed for all levels of practice. Flow into wakefulness, beginning with calm, gentle movements that increasingly intensify until culminating in invigorating sequences. You'll feel energized, have amazing mental clarity, and be ready to flow through your day with ease. Warm Rise & Flow is the same class but in an environment around 32°C. All of our teachers have their own particular styles but this description is a general guideline for this class.
This is a dedicated class on educating rolling techniques and functional anatomy thoughtfully presented through tissue mobilizing protocols and yoga asanas. Designed for motivated individuals to prolong that feel good period after a thorough body work therapy session. Effective prevention of injuries to your fascia, muscle & joints. Rollax is a body therapy resource empowering you through yoga, anatomy & sensation. Body and mind will learn to be more supple, allowing for an accelerated response and optimal output.
Strong & Slow
In this flow class you will slow down the body and breath while linking postures with deliberate movement. Slowing down builds strength and flexibility, allowing practitioners to connect with the subtleties of the postures. A combination of movement and long holds releases tension and creates a sense of ease in both the body and mind. Warm Strong & Slow is the same class but in an environment around 32°C. All of our teachers have their own particular styles but this description is a general guideline for this class.
Sound Bath Meditation
Take the time to breathe, to relax, and to journey inward. Melt into 60 minutes of supported restorative postures that will prepare the body and mind for a 30 minute guided sound bath meditation. The quartz crystal singing bowls that will be played are tuned to the 7 main energy centers. The tones and vibrations of the bowls allow for deep shifts and openings to be received through the energetic body. Explore the gifts received from being embraced in a sacred space of relaxation, sound and healing to both rest the mind and to restore the physical body. This class is perfect for any physical body type and is beneficial for anyone dealing with insomnia, depression, anxiety, pain, or stress. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing as well as bringing a pillow, and a blanket.
Our Vinyasa Flow classes are lively and energetic classes that synchronize movement and breath in a continuous flow of poses. They are dynamic, creative and fun! Vinyasa classes are suitable for all levels, with variations and modifications offered throughout the class to support beginner students. Warm Vinyasa Flow is the same class but in an environment around 32°C. All of our teachers have their own particular styles but this description is a general guideline for this class.
Warm Hips and Hamstrings
In this hour long class we will delve into your hips and hamstrings. Let the heat and the yin aspect of long holds melt away any tension, stress and tightness that you might be experiencing. The class will end with a nourishing restorative sequence. Walk away feeling nurtured and with a new ease of movement.
The heated room simultaneously detoxifies and relaxes your body, allowing for a deep, safe and gentle practice that leaves you physically and mentally balanced. Rejuvenate the body with this blended sequence of Yin and Restorative yoga. Beginning with deep stretches designed to target the deep connective tissues, increase flexibility and open the meridians of the body. Followed by a relaxing restorative sequence that will softly unfold the body with the support of props to ensure complete relaxation into the postures. Come away feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and restored. The temperature will be around 30C . Please bring your own towel and water with you. We also have them for rent/sale. All levels.
This class consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body—the hips, pelvis, inner thighs and lower spine. While each posture is held for 3-6 minutes, mindfulness practices will be offered to encourage complete surrender in each pose. Crystal singing bowls will occasionally be used to enhance relaxation and energetic healing benefits of Yin Yoga.
The Yin style of long-held passive poses opens the body to more flexibility while also engendering a more contemplative, non-reactive quality of mind. A more active, dynamic, Yang style of vinyasa will follow, strengthening and invigorating the body and mind. All levels.
Yoga for Beginners (Registered Series)
A series of 6 registered classes for first timers or beginners to the practice. The registered classes will teach you the fundamentals of the asana (physical) practice in a comfortable atmosphere with others that are new to yoga. Postures will be broken down to show proper alignment, breath & core control. This class will help to prepare you for the styles of yoga that are offered at our studio.
6 Registered Classes$99.00
We begin with restorative postures to unwind and to prepare ourselves before we melt into our yoga nidra practice. Yoga Nidra also referred to as yogic sleep, or sleep with awareness, is an ancient practice that induces full-body relaxation and a deep meditative state of consciousness. Through a systematic technique we release muscular, emotional, and mental tension. Resting into an extended savasana and turning all senses inward, we are guided step by step into our journey. We begin by quieting our conscious mind. From here we move into a meditative state, and then gradually we find ourselves in a state of harmony and ultimate relaxation in which the brain waves slow down and a subtle bliss emerges. We find ourselves in our natural state of being. Experience the profound healing on all levels as we rest deeply into ourselves. All levels.
Why should you invest your time in a massage? Not only are massages good for your muscles, especially after a long week of arduous workouts, but getting a massage also helps the rest of your body and your mind. Getting a massage helps you relax, relieve tension, and de-stress, and it also helps boost your immune system by increasing white blood cell counts. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your therapist to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs. Please ensure that your benefits plan or health insurance provides coverage for the service and therapist you choose to book prior to the appointment date and time. For massage appointment requests within 72 hours, please call the studio to book. You can find the different massage types our Registered Massage Therapists offer below:
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is popular with athletes whose muscles are continually under a lot of stress. The pressure is medium to deep and again the therapist stays in the comfort level of the client. The strokes are broad and deep and the therapist may have the muscle in motion while applying the pressure. (Kat & Lavanya)
Hot Stone Massage
Therapeutic Hot Stone Massage is the use of hot stones in a therapeutic massage. The hot stones relax the muscles helping to relieve tension and promote relaxation. (Kat & Alison)
Prenatal Massage is done with the mother to be lying on her side for most of the massage. It's similar to a therapeutic massage targeting areas that are causing the most discomfort. (Alison, Kat & Lavanya)
Therapeutic Massage is performed with the intention to promote healing of stiff, sore, injured muscles. A goal for the massage is determined at the beginning and the massage will be specific to the needs of the client. The pressure is at the intensity most comfortable to the client. (Alison, Kat & Lavanya)
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, light touch method of releasing tensions deep in the body to relieve pain. CST also releases restrictions around the brain and spinal cord to enhance central nervous system performance and allow the body to relax and self-correct. CranioSacral Therapy strengthens the body's natural healing processes to enhance resistance to disease and overall health. Using a light touch (starting with the weight of a nickel) to evaluate your internal environment, this technique is used to release restrictions found. (Alison)
This balancing treatment focuses on releasing energy blocks in the body and mind. Using acupressure massage, the marma points are gently stimulated to help tone the organ systems, increase circulation, decrease tension and aid in detoxification while restoring energetic flow. (Caryn)
Marma Therapy with Abhyanga Massage
A deeply nurturing treatment using gentle and invigorating friction strokes with the application of warm herbal oil to draw out toxins and enhance cellular, CNS, and tissue vitality. (Caryn)
Marma Therapy with Basti
A localized therapeutic treatment of warm medicated oil that is held in place by a circular 'well' made of dough for an extended period of time to nourish and heal tissues. Ideal for chronic back pain, sciatica, and IBS. (Caryn)
Marma Therapy with Pinda Swedhana
Revitalization for the neuro-muscular system with warm herb poultices to open up pores and allow medicinal heat to penetrate the underlying tissues, calming inflammation. (Caryn)
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. (Alison)
We may ask at any time of purchase for valid identificaiton or proof in order to provide the discount, and may also at any time discontinue or change our discounting policy. Please note that our discounts do not apply to our Drop In rate ($20) or One Month Unlimited Intro ($39). We will not combine discounts (including the early renewal discount if eligible) on any membership or product, or apply discounts to previously purchased memberships. Discounts found below can only be issued in studio and are not available online (with the exception of the early renewal discount if eligible). If you are eligible for more than one discount type, we will honour whichever one is greater. In order to make our studio more accessible to our community, we have discounts available on the following membership types:
One Month Unlimited
5 Class Card
10 Class Card
Discount Type & Percentage off Memberships
Valid ID required to be eligible
CJSW - 10%
EMS - 15%
Doctors - 15%
Firefighters - 15%
Nurses - 15%
Police - 15%
Students/Seniors (65+)/Teachers - 20%
Yoga Teachers (active) - 30%
Yoga Teachers must apply below by filling out the entire form to be eligible for discount
Sat September 24, 2016
Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am; Instructor: Sasha McDougall
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am; Instructor: Emily Kotow
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm; Instructor: Lydia Green
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm; Instructor: Lisa Tierney
Time: 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm; Instructor: Erin Leather
Sun September 25, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am; Instructor: Sasha McDougall
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm; Instructor: Lisa Tierney
Massage's are covered under eligible employee benefit packages - please check with your provider before booking to ensure you have eligible coverage. Massages and alternative therapies cancelled or missed within 24 hours of their scheduled time are subject to charges at the full cost of the treatment booked. Any appointments that are booked online via our website will be charged upon confirmation of the scheduled appointment time. All Treatments
Hot Stone Massage
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.
At Yoga Santosha we believe that Yoga is about community. Through a variety of yoga styles designed for all levels, we create and hold a space that invites people to connect with one another and an opportunity to be their authentic self. Our instructors encourage personal exploration, non-attachment to outcome and present moment awareness. We offer the Great Yoga Wall, Ashtanga Yoga, Flow Yoga, Yin/Yang Yoga, Warm Flow, Rollax, Warm Hips and Hamstrings, Warm Yin/Restorative, Yoga Nidra.