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.
Align & Breathe***
Align and Breathe is open to all levels of students as it provides a deeper understanding of alignment and the principles of body mechanics. Feel the strength and flexibility building in each posture through longer holds and with accurate and integrative movements.
This class draws from a range of yoga traditions that vary according to the teacher instructing the class. There will be an emphasis on breath and we will explore yogic breathing techniques that will support your well-being and management of stress. Enjoy an in-depth yoga class that will Align and Breathe more life into you.
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
Flow + Roll***
Leave feeling accomplished from the challenge of flowing yoga postures, paired with the release of ball rolling and self massage.
Flow yoga is where you move from one posture to another with the guidance of your breath. You'll practice a series of postures that include sun salutations, balancing, standing, back strengthening, hip openers and more.
Ball rolling and self massage releases deep tension in the muscles and promotes overall relaxation. No experience is necessary. You will leave feeling AHHMazing!
Flow + Restore****/ *
Get the best of both worlds in this class that begins with the invigorating pace of "Flow" yoga followed by a blend of "Yin" and "Restorative" postures.
The first half of class is flow which is made up of standing, balancing, strengthening yoga postures that create a workout for your cardio vascular system. The second half, will include slower movements and stretching to calm your body and mind to move you into a deeply relaxed state.
Don't be fooled by the name of this class. Slow is challenging when momentum is not being used to move your body. Get into your "Zen Zone" with intelligent and mindful sequences that will leave you feeling focused, centred and strong.
This is a full body fusion class! This high energy class is a proven workout that blends, barre, pilates and yoga that will reshape and firm your glutes, legs, arms and abs through strength building yoga postures with a healthy balance of stretching.
Spice up your life with this invigorating and challenging yoga experience. You’ll be led through continuous flow of breath and movement that will leave you feeling empowered. Vinyasa means "Flow" and you'll be sweating through a dynamic sequence of postures including sun and moon salutations, standing, balancing, back bends, inversions and hip opening postures along with a strong presence of core strengthening.
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 30 minutes prior to every class.
Please see our SCHEDULE HERE. Doors are open 30 minutes prior to all scheduled classes and events.
PLEASE NOTE Class Schedule & Shopping hours may change on Holidays and Stat Holidays.
***These hours are only for when the front door is open where you can chat with our front desk staff, shop our boutique or sign up for classes. We do offer classes outside of the hours listed, please see our schedule for more information.***
Buy passes & browse our boutique from your electronic device! You can set up your account, purchase Gift Cards, class packages, memberships, workshops and programs from our online store.
We are located in Olde Towne Okotoks, at 40 "E" Elizabeth Street directly across from the Dit & Dat & Balance Dance studio
PO Box 1409, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada T1S 1B4
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