Our Classes

Class Descriptions

Below is detailed descriptions  of the classes we offer at The Village Yogi. The schedule changes with the seasons so not all classes on this list are always available.

To view our current schedule please click here.

Please stay tuned as we experiment and grow…

Vinyasa Free Flow (aka: All Levels Flow) – A variety of postures sequenced together and linked to the breath. These flowing classes are often themed and involve music. Most are taught to accommodate all levels of experience – offering modifications to help you work at your own speed.

LSD (long, slow & deep) – This class is perfect for those who need to de-stress and take some quiet time for themselves. It is a deep, slow class with long holds in each posture making it often a very profound and meditative experience. This class will target deep tension held around the hips and spine and the more restorative focus with help create a sense of calm therapeutic support. A wonderful compliment, and a nice break, from the more intense vinyasa classes on the schedule.

The Village Flow – This all levels class is the All Levels  sequence of The Village Yogi – as developed by Heather Jones – Yoga Therapist, Owner & Director. Each of these classes follow a similar flow and can help you build a strong balanced practice. Repeating the sequence each time you attend this class also helps you to gauge how your strength, balance and flexibility are improving.

Ashtanga FlowAshtanga Yoga is one of the oldest and most rigorous forms of yoga. It is designed to build strength, increase stamina and flexibility. The ultimate goal is to cultivate prana in both the physical and subtle body. This Ashtanga Flow will be based on the traditional series with room for modification and lots of space for play. This class moves quickly and may not be accessible to an absolute beginner.If you do not want to sweat, move continuously, and challenge yourself – choose a different class.

Yin Yang Yoga – This 75-90 minute class begins with 45 minutes of strong, heated, “yang” postures and finishes with slow, long-held Yin postures and a deep guided relaxation. A perfectly balanced combination incorporating equal amounts of strong active principles and passive meditative practices.

Yoga for Back Care – A gentler class designed to strengthen, build symmetry and stability in hips, back and spine. Uses gentle back bending postures, easy flows to warm up the whole body, and relaxing forward bends and twists to keep the spine and nerves supple and flexible. There is also an emphasis on building core strength (gently) to ultimately assist with instability that many suffer from following injury or weakness.

Yoga 101 – This All Levels flow class is different each week and focuses not just on asana (yoga postures) but also delves into some of the other aspects of the yoga practice including: Pranayama (breath control), Yamas & Niyamas (personal & moral conduct on and off the mat), the Chakra System, Yogic Philosophy, etc. The theme  is woven throughout the entire class.

Yoga Nidra – This class is not a workout. It is a relaxation meditation practiced throughout time to help calm and cleanse one of deeply held habits and tensions. This guided practice begins with gentle stretches to release tension and focus the mind. Awareness is then rotated throughout the body – relaxing each part in turn. The result – you learn to relax, release and adopt a calmer more detached perspective. Excellent stress reliever. This is typically offered once per month and is not included in your membership. Pre-registration is essential. Please see our Special Events Page for the next date for this class.

Yoga for Athletes –  This is a gentler, stretch-y-er class here at TheVillageYogi. This 60 min. class is perfect whether you are a runner, cyclist, rower, soccer or hockey player. Postures are designed with the competitive athlete in mind : focusing on developing greater breath capacity, releasing tight hamstrings and psoas, building a more flexible spine, shoulder girdle and hips. Take a break here to stretch and strengthen in ways that will keep you enjoying your sport of choice for a long long time. When this class is not offered the Back Care class would be the most similar.

Chakra Flow – This class explores each of the 7 main energy centers (chakras) in the body and the areas of the body each one affects. Postures, breathwork, sequences and affirmations are given for each themed class to help bring balance to each chakra – both physically and emotionally. From both a Yoga Therapy and an Ayurvedic standpoint working with the chakras through yoga practice(s) can bring about tremendous healing and rejuvenation.

Detox Flow – This more rigorous class flows through simple sequences and postures to help detoxify and cleanse the body and clear the mind. Focusing on producing heat and spaciousness in the body while aiding digestion and mental clarity, this class is the perfect antidote to a long week and the perfect class any time you feel like you need a cleansing. Expect: twists to remove toxins, sprinkled in with poses to stimulate digestion and the thyroid gland, build muscle, and get the digestive track moving. It will be warm. Layering is best.

Iron Yoga – Yoga with Weights. This class sequences traditional yoga postures while holding light weights to help strengthen and tone while building greater stamina. This also helps minimize muscular imbalances that may lead to injury. All movements are synced with breath – fostering greater body awareness and calm focus. Weights are 2-5 pounds. A fabulous change of pace and an invigorating addition to your regular practice.

Yin Yoga – A slower, more restorative class that focuses on longer held postures that help to target the denser, deeper, tissues, such as the ligaments, joint capsules, cartilage, bones and fascial networks of the body. Since these tissues are found in the upper body as well as the lower body the Yin Yoga practice focuses on postures that effectively work the entire body in a more subtler, slower way. Yin Yoga is extremely meditative and a wonderful way to relax and re-set your nervous system.

 

Recent Tweets

Testimonials

"Dear Village Yogi,  Last month I started yoga, first time in my life. Did not know what to expect,or even what to take...! We had a very busy summer and moved 4 families in our family! Crazy! So my body started to complain, and 2 days before our move I could not move. My chiropractor who I called that day was on vacation...! So here I was..stuck..! I'm a person that believes that everything happens for a reason, so that week I was looking at my computer and there it was...a Groupon to try out yoga...for back problems..?. So here I went , skeptical, afraid, but after a couple classes I felt great, slept the whole night after...that's also a miracle..So I am planning to keep on going to class! Thanks Heather, you are awesome!"

M.B.

The Village Yogi Client

"When life is a storm, Yoga is the calm. When life is peace, Yoga is the challenge. Yoga here - is everything I need. In all ways. Thank you Village Yogi. Great awakenings."

J. Benson

The Village Yogi Client

"When I finally got up enough nerve to go to yoga - my only regret is that I didn't do it years ago! I expected to develop physical strength but the unexpected gifts are the best ones. I have developed mental & emotional strength and a confidence I didn't know I was capable of. I am a kinder, more patient person in all aspects of my life. Things are clearer & I am more focused. I am better to people at home...and at work...and as an extra bonus I have lost 50 lbs! I know all of these changes are because of my yoga practice."

S. Sutherland

The Village Yogi Client

"Yoga is the deepest most intimate experience I have ever discovered in myself. Blessings & much love."

Judy W.

The Village Yogi Client

"Wow! Where do i even begin?? Walking into The Village Yogi has been a life changing experience. The first time I did yoga, I cried. It was then that I knew how important inviting yoga into my life was going to be. I have never looked back. I have become deeper in touch with myself...with The Universe. Thank you."

Audra

The Village Yogi Client

"Whether it was at the bottom floor of a library, in a church hall, or in this beautiful yoga studio that Heather has called "The Village Yogi", she has helped hundreds of people with her yoga teachings, the teachers she brings into her studio, plus the multitude of other special events that she offers all the time. It keeps me centered. It helps me be a more loving and compassionate person. Heather is endlessly giving and teaching for others....Thank God for this yoga studio!! She is continuously trying to instill goodness and love in others, and at the same time training you to have a more flexible and muscular body. It is the true meaning of Yoga that Heather teaches...this is not just a place to go to lose weight. How beautiful our little world is with Heather and The Village Yogi studio in it!!"

B.Chambers

The Village Yogi Client

"Everytime I practice I am taken by surprise at how the teacher speaks her truth - which is my truth. Thank you eternally!"

M. Rickerby

The Village Yogi Client

"I noticed that my knee doesn't crack every time I bend it anymore!"

M. Voorberg

The Village Yogi Client

"I love coming here! It has turned into my favourite day of the week (Monday!). I feel much better about my week after yoga."

K. Sawchuk

The Village Yogi Client

"Yoga helps me feel calm and centered in my daily life."

L. Burke

The Village Yogi Client

"Heather has done so much for me, but the biggest so far is that she has taught me to be calm and grounded. That, alone, has helped me with all the other aspects of my life. I will be forever grateful."

Patricia

The Village Yogi Client

"With Heather's yoga practice I find she relieves stress, anxiety , and the overwhelming feelings I often have in every class I go to. It helps to release the past and live in the present and enjoy life to the fullest. I know now it's about appreciating what you have in life."

S.Thorne

The Village Yogi Client

"Coming to The Village Yogi resets everything for me - mind, body, focus. When I leave I start again with a clean slate. The instructors are encouraging and positive and the ambiance promotes relaxation and calm. The Village Yogi is an amazing place."

R. Pupo

The Village Yogi Client

"My yoga practice allows me to relax and find inner peace."

B. Fortin

The Village Yogi Client

Donations

Visit The Village Yogi

The Village Yogi
1419 Pelham St (lower)
Fonthill, ON
L0S1E0

Tel: 905.327.8836
Email: heather@thevillageyogi.com

Contact The Village Yogi

Your Name (required)

Please leave this field empty.

Subject

Your Message

WordPress Customization: Matthew Sorge