We offer mostly warm yoga classes for a variety of practices. Each temperature setting has its own benefits, with the cooler environments providing the space for greater mental focus as well as the exploration of certain postures and pranayama techniques that are not suitable in a heated room. The warmer environments can contribute to an external heating up of muscles and fascia, allowing for more comfort in deeper stretches, as well as a greater caloric burn and detoxification both mentally and physically!
A dynamic and energizing vinyasa style practice where we flow fluidly from one posture to the next guided by the rhythm of our breath. Each teacher will offer their own unique approach to the class with the focus on intentional breath, creative movement and safe physical alignment. This style of practice promotes both strength & flexibility in the muscles, while also encouraging greater stability and range of motion through the joints. When we synchronize the movement of the body with the flow of the breath, we cultivate a deeper sense of focus and clarity, promoting a steady mind, a calm nervous system and a sense of wholeness.
All levels of practice are welcome, but we recommend some yoga experience before attending. Come well hydrated and ready to move, sweat and have fun!
Warm Yin & Restore
The Yin practice is a slow and mindful practice that allows for deep internal exploration of joints, connective tissues and muscles. Each posture is held for 3-5 minutes, and intentionally designed to access the connective tissue surrounding the major joints in the body and held for an extended period of time (3-7 minutes) to apply the stress needed to strengthen the bones and ligaments, while safely opening the tissues within the joint capsule. This practice also works to harmonize the flow of energy (Prana) within the body by releasing stagnation from the energetic channels or chakras. Yin works to promote deep relaxation, flexibility and overall balance.
Practiced in our Warm environment at 28 degrees, we work with mental commitment and supportive breath and become fully present as we participate in our joint health and the well-being body, mind and spirit. All levels of practice are welcome.
Blissful Beginner Yoga
We welcome all ages, shapes, sizes, and flexibility levels to discover their own potential. With the focus on the foundations of the practice, proper alignment and body mechanics, simple breath techniques, and ways to calm the busy mind and our over stimulated nervous system, you are sure to leave class feeling more balanced and steadier within yourself. This Beginner Yoga class is also great for those students looking to slow things down, bring it back to basics and refocus on the foundations of the practice. The class will be offered in 23 degrees.
The word Hatha embodies the balancing aspects of life, “Ha” representing the Sun or the masculine qualities, and “Tha” representing the Moon or the feminine. This practice captures the essence of this equity, offering the opportunity to connect more with your body and your breath, while recognizing and steadying the fluctuating tendencies of the mind. This style of practice will promote strength, as well as increased flexibility while also supporting joint health and mobility, and can be a great way to de-stress on all levels. Experience an intentional practice with a focus on proper body mechanics and physical alignment paired with mindfulness and encouraged harmonization of the body, mind and spirit.
This class is practiced in our Classic room temperature environment at 23 degrees, as well as our Ambient environment at 28 degrees. All levels of practice are welcome.
The Happy Hips classes at Bliss promotes a balance of both strength and space/length in and around this major joint of the body. Through strengthening postures for the glutes and thighs we provide greater stability and protection for the hip joints, reducing the potential of injury by maintaining muscular support. We will also guide deeper stretches and poses that will help release muscles and fascia and apply a healthy stress to the connective tissues which will increase resilience within the joint capsule. Expect a blend of strength and stretch to maintain a healthy balance, increasing muscle tone as well as flexibility in this area of the body. Some teachers may include some longer held Yin style postures, and/or myofascial release though the use of therapy balls.
This class is offered in our toasty Warm environment at 28 degrees, so please come well hydrated. All levels of practice are welcome.
The Yin Yang practice truly allows us to explore the duality that is life. Masculine and feminine, hot and cold, strong and soft. With the first half of this class capturing the masculine aspects of the practice, expect a more vigorous flow with poses that help to strengthen and create heat in the body, then slow things right down moving into longer held postures focusing on deep stretching and joint health. This practice captures fully the polarities within our own being and will leave you feeling balanced and whole. All levels of practice are welcome. This class will be offered in 28 degrees.
This class is designed to guide us into a state of inner peace while relaxing the body, calming the nervous system and slowing the overactive mind. Blissful Restoration includes supportive postures using blocks, bolsters and blankets to create comfort and warmth as you completely let go of responsibility, stress and worry. A restorative practice has been proven to be one of the most beneficial practices here in the Western world. For one hour we are able to retreat from the excessive stimuli that is constantly being received by our nervous system; work, emails, social media, tv, to do lists, traffic, etc., guiding us into deep relaxation so to promote balance and lead us back to feeling rested and whole.
This class is practiced in our cozy Ambient environment of 28 degrees. All levels of practice are welcome.
Gentle yoga is essentially what it sounds like—a gentler style of hatha yoga practice. This style of class is delivered at a slower pace, with less intense positions, and usually includes extended time for meditation, yogic breath work, and relaxation. The instructor will ensure you are safely supported with props and “physical assistance” if that is what is needed to enhance the experience. We will focus on bringing harmony between breath, mind and body: the tirade of any yoga practice.
Yoga Nidra is a deep relaxation method which calms the nervous system and slows down the brain waves allowing for us to move into deep restorative states and shift out of stress. On a deeper level, Yoga Nidra holds the potential to open the doorway to the subconscious so we can begin to consciously choose a new way of being in our waking lives, shifting non-serving habits and patterns to help guide us into alignment with our highest state of Self.
There will be a preparatory practice to support easing into a nidra state. This could include gentle or somatic movements, pranayama or breath work, or a meditative practice.
This class is practiced in our Classic room temperature of 23 degrees. All levels of practice are welcome, no yoga or meditation experience necessary.
Pranayama & Meditation
Reduce stress, relieve tension, and bring balance back to both body and mind.
Throughout the class you will learn different meditation techniques, mindful breathing practices (pranayama) with ways to settle the nervous system through restorative yoga postures, and how to experience deep rest through the mindfulness of the practice. By the end of the class, you will know how to incorporate these simple practices and techniques into your life to more easily manage stress, reduce anxiety, improve sleep, release tension from the body, and support the health and balance of your nervous system, all of which can increase immune health and improve overall wellness. This class will be offered in 23 degrees.
Balance for Beginners
Is your balance challenged daily? Do you wish you could improve it? Feel stronger, more secure with each step you take? Balance training involves doing asanas (postures) that strengthen the muscles that help keep you upright, including your legs and core. These kinds of exercises can improve stability and help prevent falls. At the end of each class, you will leave feeling BALANCED in your body, mind and soul.
Rise and Shine (75 minutes)
Rise and Shine Yoga is suitable for EVERYONE – those who are dealing with a health challenge currently, and those who just want to stay well. The class combines simple yoga poses, breathing exercises, and deep relaxation to increase flexibility, circulation, and overall well-being. A great way to begin your day. The class is taught in our 28 degree studio.
Sunday Sanctuary (75 minutes)
Our Sunday Sanctuary class is the perfect class to close the weekend and recharge before returning to routine on Monday. With the perfect melding of hatha, yin and restorative postures, you will be guided into deeper states of inner awareness and connection to Self, while sitting in the remembrance to always take time to give back to yourself no matter how busy life becomes.
This class is practiced in our Classic room (28 degrees) temperature environment. All levels of practice are welcome.
Warm Yoga sculpt
Join Bliss instructors for this blended offering of yoga and strength training. This fusion class will bring the best of strength training to help tone muscles & maintain bone health plus the balance of yoga to support flexibility. Together these movements patterns help to keep us strong, mobile and feeling great!
This class will be held in a warm room of about 28 degrees, so please dress temperature appropriate, come hydrated and bring extra water!
OM Sweet OM
Can we say, “Yogi’s choice?”. Be prepared for surprise practice. Trust the instructors at Bliss to take you into a state of full relaxation, calmness and mindfulness. We promise that you will leave the space feeling refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated to take on the rest of your day. Class will be offered in 28 degrees
Hatha and Meditation
The word Hatha embodies the balancing aspects of life, "Ha" representing the Sun or the masculine qualities, and "Tha" representing the Moon or the feminine qualities. This practice captures the essence of this equity, offering the opportunity to connect more with your body and your breath, while recognizing and steadying the fluctuating tendencies of the mind. As we know a mind that “moves all over the place” can be a source of uneasiness or stress. Complete and compliment your Hatha practice with a meditation practice. This art of Dharana (meditation) can be a beautiful and grounding way to end your day.
This class is practiced in 23 degrees.
Therapeutic Yoga adapts yoga postures to honour and support the many physical challenges we are faced with in life. Whether that be due to recovering from an injury, recent surgery, or dealing with chronic pain. The poses are practiced in a way to enhance the rejuvenation process while deeply connecting with the self and the body as it heals. This Therapeutic Yoga class is designed to give bodies the opportunity to restore, repair, and recover in an intimate and fully supported environment, receiving personal modifications and adjustments by one of our specially trained therapeutic yoga teachers. In these classes we adopt an attitude of ‘less is more’ and learn simple yet specific postures and movements that require just enough effort to strengthen and create stability to the areas of recovery, while cultivating kindness to leave room for the inner workings of our own wisdom body to begin to move into a state of healing. These exercises assist in not only rehabilitating the body, but also in nourishing and connecting the heart and the mind, which allows us to settle into a state of acceptance and allowance, adjusting our attitude towards our present condition and becoming self-invested in our own healing. Open your inner eye to possibility of the healing power of Therapeutic Yoga.
Therapeutic Movement classes can assist in the therapy and healing of:
- Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Neck Pain
- Sacro-Iliac Joint Dysfunction
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Tension Headaches
- Motor Vehicle Accident
- Surgery Recovery
- Pelvic Floor Stabilization
- Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue
- Please consult with your doctor before attending this or any yoga class.
This class is practiced in our Classic room temperature environment. All levels of practice are welcome.
Prenatal (Registered Class)
Prenatal Yoga offers expectant mothers a practice which can support them through the changes that happen, both physically and hormonally while pregnant. Through breath work, meditation, and yoga postures designed to create both the strength and space where it is needed during pregnancy, prenatal yoga is a wonderful way to maintain balance, and connect holistically with the life growing within.
Bliss provides a supportive and comfortable environment, with a multitude of props and amenities, as well as teachers with specialized training who understand your needs as a pregnant woman.
This class is practiced in our Classic room temperature environment of 23 degrees, and is a 6-week program which allows for a progressive experience so to better support the changing body as it advances through different stages of pregnancy.
All trimesters are welcome and no previous yoga experience is required.
Intro into Yoga (Registered class)
If you are brand new to yoga or thinking of trying out a yoga class for the first time then this 6-week program is for you! Learn the fundamentals of yoga in an ambient environment, and learn proper body mechanics and alignment, while cultivating a deep connection with your breath.
Each session is specifically designed to educate and guide those with minimal to no yoga experience, or to become familiar and comfortable with a slightly warm practice, in a supportive environment with smaller class sizes.
This program is also perfect for those who have a current practice but are hoping to reintegrate the important foundational aspects of the practice. Because this class is held in a slightly heated environment (approximately 28 degrees centigrade) we highly recommend that you come well hydrated and bring water and towel along with your yoga mat.
Payment must be made at the time of registration to secure your spot in the class.
Please note that towels are not provided for showers in yoga change rooms.