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This year we are hosting our 24-hour yoga event at the beautiful Ottawa Art Gallery on September 25th and 26th, starting at 8:00 am on the Sunday. We will feature 24 yoga classes with amazing Ottawa yoga instructors, and we hope you can join us for 1, 2, 5, or even 24 classes in support of childhood cancer research at CHEO.
Rise & Shine for CHEO with Laura D'Alessandro
Join Laura in kicking off CHEO’s 24Hr Yogapalooza with an all-levels Hatha Vinyasa class! The practice will begin with a guided meditation to ground and relax, followed by breathwork to invigorate the body and mind. Laura’s class style is akin to a journey, where the build-up happens without the same sequence repeating. Laura always cues with accessibility in mind, and encourages you to bring any props that will help support your practice.
Morning Mobility Flow with Jennifer Pakuts
Our body is a use it or lose it system.
In this vinyasa practice we will move in all the ranges of motions for your Hips, Spine and shoulders carefully woven together with both stretch and strengthening aspects. Leave practice feeling a great sense of having taken care of this amazing body and also so we can continue to do all the things we love to do.
Dharma Yoga Maha Shakti with Justine Hoang
This class is taught in accordance with the teachings of living yoga master, Sri Dharma Mittra. Maha Shakti (‘Great Energy’) is an all-encompassing spiritually inclined practice that presents challenges on multiple levels. It explores the primary aspects of yoga, including asana (the physical postures), breath work, concentration/visualisation exercises, meditation, and spiritual teachings.
Core Restore with Melissa Delaney
Core strength doesn’t always mean a flat belly or 6-pack abs. It’s about proper core function!
If you’re not breathing correctly or your posture is off, there’s a good chance your core might not be working properly. Join Melissa for a fun practice that targets core muscles (deep core & pelvic floor), with an emphasis on proper breathing & posture. This class is suitable for anyone wanting to safely strengthen or rebuild their core!
Intro to Traditional Ashtanga with Michael Dynie
Ashtanga vinyasa yoga is a challenging practice that originated in Mysore, India developed by Tirumalai Krishnamacharya almost 100 years ago. This introductory class is for those who are new to Ashtanga, with modifications offered for various ability levels, and an emphasis on foundations. The term vinyasa means, “to place in a special way.” Poses are strung together on the breath and sequenced to help bring balance to the body and mind.
Partner Yoga with Ciara Jean Beaton
This partner-based class promises to be lighthearted and nurturing with no previous experience required. Partner Yoga helps bring our attention to the way that we communicate, interact and connect with each other ~ on and off the mat. Come with zero expectations, a sense of playfulness and be ready for some laughter. All levels of experience welcome. Practice with your bestie, partner, member of your famjam or come make a new friend!
MIA Yoga with Rob Aranyosi
Myofascial integrated alignment yoga is a dynamic practice that is designed to help restore balance in the body. It is a sequence created on a set of myofascial meridians (lines of tension that run through muscle and fascia) and incorporates different movements to target the different properties of fascia. Rather than teaching traditional yoga poses , we “tune” poses to the chosen lines to help increase or decrease tension.
Flow State: a Journey to Self with Samantha Murray
Join Samantha for a movement practice designed to help you find your Flow State. Through a combination of dynamic movement, yoga asana, intuitive somatic exploration and breathwork, you’ll learn to trust in your own intuition, tap into your unique vibrational frequencies and reconnect to your Self. This practice is for all bodies and all levels.
Yin Yoga with Randa Nasrallah
Yin Yoga is about awakening your body and mind to the energetics of the posture you are holding. Postures are held for an extended periods of time between 3-5 minutes. The purpose of Yin Yoga is to restore our natural ability to move with fluidity. When you develop flexibility, every component of your body is affected: muscles, tendons, ligaments, veins and arteries, bones, organs, circulation, and energy flow.
Yin Yoga: Letting Go with Nathalie Michèle
Aloha Beautiful Souls! Join me tonight for a deep sense of opening of our bodies, fully letting go and embracing the present moment, tapping into our universal consciousness and creating a sense of space for self love and compassion. We will be connecting with breath, and linking mind with body. These poses will be held between 2-5 minutes and are meant to target the connective tissues in our bodies. So lets spend a little time in Heart Space!
Hatha Reset with Maureen Schiller
At 2 AM you can expect a slow, chill, trance like hatha class that will allow you to commit to postures like never before. Expect to go deep, to rediscover and re-experience poses like never before. Expect nothing short of a total body re-set. Expect your body to rest into this practice and bathe yourself in fresh blood and fresh oxygen.
Amrit Vela - Greeting the day with blessings with Jas Bhandal
Yoga for Legs with Linda Myers
Hatha with Kim Leblanc
A gentle, accessible yoga designed to open the body and center the mind. This class provides an opportunity to unwind, stretch, build strength and release tension throughout the body. While always keeping a strong focus on safe alignment and breath, the class begins with a slow easy warm-up followed by static poses in preparation for a short meditation at the end of the class.
Check out the playlists for our previous 24-Day Yoga Challenges