The practice of hatha yoga can help align and calm the body, mind and spirit. Generally, the tone of Nicky's hatha class will feel gentle, yet creative. Enjoy a pace in which you can dive into your experience through the exploration of meditation, mindfulness, pranayama and active asana.
Flow yoga (a.k.a vinyasa yoga), is a more intricate version of hatha yoga. Within a flow class, you can find the asanas to be arranged in an intentional way, usually building to a peak asana. The level of the class will determine the cadence of its pace.
Restorative yoga is on the opposite spectrum of flow. The practice of restorative yoga is to soften. There are many props included in this type of yoga to help support the body in it's maximum relaxation. Pranayama and meditation practice are generally areas of focus in this style of yoga.
Prenatal yoga is curated for the ever-changing pregnant body, mind and spirit. In Nicky's prenatal classes, you can expect to learn modifications to the asana practice in order to keep you and your baby moving and safe during all trimesters. She will encourage you to expand your knowledge and experience in pranayama, visualizations, meditations and mindfulness, some of the many helpful coping tools you might use during the process of labour, childbirth, the 4th trimester and parenthood in general.
Postnatal yoga (a.k.a.parent + baby yoga) is not your typical yoga class. Babies, up to pre-crawlers, are welcome to join. As babies need more of your attention during this time, mama is welcome to change, breastfeed and soothe anytime during class. Please note that postnatal yoga may not have the most serene ambience yet you can expect to enjoy yourself with movement, community and giggles.
LoveYourBrain Yoga is a 6 week course for those who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury (concussion included) and their caregivers. This course has been created to help educate and empower those with TBI to use the practice of yoga and meditation to cultivate acceptance, resiliency and recovery.
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