Our yoga classes offer the many different styles, schools, practices and goals. We strive to offer a well-rounded approach to the physical, mental and spiritual practice - our focus involves more than just the postures. All of our classes are open to everyone, unless specified with a prerequisite.
People often ask how often they should do yoga. If you wish to imporove and get benefits from the time you put in on your mat, we recommend committing to a minimum 2-3 classes a week.
HOW TO CHOOSE A CLASS
Classes are rated with a stars so that you know what to expect in regards to the level of difficulty.
Lower star numbers mean the class is slower and easier. Higher star numbers denote moderate to faster pace and more challenging.
Every class on our schedule is considered "All Levels" but with varying degrees of difficulty.
1 Star *
nurturing // tranquil
2 Stars **
mindful // rejuvenating
3 Stars ***
balanced // foundational
4 Stars ****
dynamic // strong
5 Stars *****
invigorating // challenging
All drop in classes are Warm Classes 30 C with a health dose of humidity unless otherwise noted. Please look at our schedule for further details.
Let the stress and tension melt away with this rejuvenating class that will bring balance to your mind and body. We use yoga props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters, to allow the body to fully achieve each position comfortably. The class is slow, deeply nurturing and suitable for all levels of yoga experience.
Yin yoga has a meditative approach with a physical focus. The postures are passive and mainly on the floor. They target the deep connective tissues of your body and to help regulate the flow of energy to activate and balance meridians.
The teacher will talk you through the postures which are held for 3-5 minutes and you’ll be invited to relax and soften the muscles closest to your bones.
Some say Yin Yoga is challenging because the body is still and the mind wants to wander. Just know that this is perfectly normal and gives you the opportunity to practice strengthening your mind.
DISCLAIMER: Yin yoga is best not practiced by people that have injury/ies. If you're injured, please talk to your doctor before taking this class.
Improving your balance, flexibility and develop strength with this slower class that gives you more time to find ease, relaxation and the postures. You'll leave feeling rejuvenated and connected to yourself on a deeper level with this mindful yoga practice.
Aerial Yoga - All Levels***
Playing and practicing yoga postures with an aerial silk can bring a new and fresh feel to your yoga practice. In this class we will create a well rounded all levels experience by incorporating many types of yoga postures, that create a space where you get to take flight and feel weightless. Aerial is light hearted, fun and will leave you hanging (in a good way!), and coming back for more.
At the end of class you will have the option to do savasana (corpse pose) either in your hammock or on your mat. The aerial hammock has been referred to as womb-like during savasana, leaving you with a feeling of safety, comfort, and peace.
Find out more about aerial
A great class for beginners looking for a combination of movement and relaxation. Foundations focuses on slow, mindful movement to develop a heightened connection to your alignment and breath. You will build strength, flexibility, and agility through active integrated movements and relaxation through mindful breathing and meditation practices. All levels are welcome.
This dynamic class introduces a variety of postures – sometimes challenging, sometimes restorative – to open stiff areas of the body and to get you moving fluidly with your breath. Each time you come to your mat this practice will be different!
Develop a greater sense of body awareness, strength, and agility while you find a freedom to your breath and movement. Some yoga experience can be helpful, but all levels are welcome.
Workshops & More
Yogadown Studios is located in the heart of Olde Towne Okotoks and was established in 2007. Our core value is to have yoga accessible to all walks of life and grow a studio environment that is welcoming, connected and deeply rooted in community.
Classes are taught by a specialized curated team of instructors that have expansive knowledge that fosters health and vitality for your mind, body and spirit.
Enjoy the convenience of drop-in classes, and the richness of specialty programs such as aerial, beginners, therapeutic, kundlaini, kids, youth, yoga nidra and so much more.
REGULAR SHOPPING HOURS
Studio is open 15 minutes prior to every class.
Please see our SCHEDULE HERE. Doors are open 15 minutes prior to all scheduled classes and events.
PLEASE NOTE Class Schedule & Shopping hours may change on Holidays and Stat Holidays. Please see our SCHEDULE HERE.
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We are located in Olde Towne Okotoks, at 40 "E" Elizabeth Street directly across from the Dit & Dat & Balance Dance studio
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