Which class is right for me?
Whether you’re new to yoga or a seasoned pro, Core Life has a variety of classes to choose from based on your goals, interests and level.
BEGINNERS: The Beginner class introduces the fundamental principles of movement, alignment in yoga postures and breath work. Students will be introduced to foundational yoga postures through step-by-step verbal description and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability within each pose. Gradually these poses will be linked together into gentle flowing sequences to increase mobility, strength, flexibility and mindfulness. If you have never tried yoga this is the class for you, designed to meet the needs of those new to yoga as well as those seeking continued understanding of basic yoga poses. Beginner to Intermediate Level
CHILL: Beginners gain a new appreciation of traditional yogic practices in chill, a mindful, methodical class combining slow flow, breathwork and meditative practices. Chill is perfect for those craving a low key practice, cultivating confidence in movement with awareness of body and breath at a steady pace. As a moving meditation, chill encourages mindfulness, self-awareness, self-compassion, and resilience. Chill conditions the body while improving temperament, discipline and focus. Beginner to Intermediate Level
ALIGN + RELEASE: Learn how to move better, build strength, improve balance, and develop deep mental focus while exploring novel and stimulating movement patterns in this fun and challenging class. Combining elements of yoga, Pilates, and functional fitness with clear anatomical guidance, you will discover your deepest core, refine your skills of proprioception, and explore your inner soft and hard tissue architecture using a variety of props and tools. Classes also incorporate self-massage techniques to target tension zones in the body, reawakening de-conditioned tissues and relaxing away stress held in the body, leaving you feeling relaxed and renewed in body and mind! Intermediate Level
YIN: Yin yoga is known as one of the quieter practices, however this by no means should suggest this is an “easy” style of yoga. Yin is a slower practice that benefits both in body and mind. Many asanas will be familiar however the approach may not be so. We practice passively, without physical engagement, accessing deeper tissues such as connective and fascia with many poses focusing on areas surrounding joints. The postures are generally long held allowing the harder, more plastic connective tissues and fascia the time to release and open, this can be especially beneficial for athletes or those requiring length and release of tissue. Not only does Yin provides a deep stretch, we are cultivating present and centred awareness as the time spent in postures can become much like a meditation. Beginner to Intermediate Level
DEEP CORE FLOW: Deep Core Flow, is a slow flowing yoga style designed to effectively use the superficial and deep core of the body to create stability and mobility. You will explore the body’s full range of motion while cultivating precision, alignment, balance, flexibility, grace, power and strength. Somatic inquiry, breathing and mindfulness practices fuse with slow flowing vinyasa, creating an inquiry-driven exploration of yoga into how your structure really wants to move. Expect a healthy dose of intelligent & creative sequencing of standing poses, arm balances, twists, backbends and inversions along with dynamic and specific core movements that build core strength and power. Using mindfulness techniques such as pranayama and meditation, these classes will deepen your awareness and enhance your happiness and well-being long after you have rolled up your mat. Intermediate Level
DEEP CORE PILATES: Pilates Workout is a fun and challenging class of Pilates mat exercises designed to wake up your deep core muscles, switch on your joint stabilising muscles, and build whole body coordination, stamina, and strength, while also improving your posture. Various props (balls, resistance bands, circles, etc) may be included to add variety and increase both the intensity and difficulty of some exercises. Geared towards injury-free students who are new to Pilates or with some experience, this class is the ideal compliment to yoga and many other activities. Intermediate Level
MOVE INTO STILLNESS: All levels, from newbies to well-practiced, gain clarity and confidence in meditative practices when laying the foundation for stillness with mindful movement. Gentle, slow, thoughtfully curated pose sequences in the first half of class prepare mind and body for an optimal experience of stillness. The second half of class explores various approaches to mindfulness and meditation, allowing each student to uncover comfort and ease on their unique path toward stillness. Beginner to Intermediate Level
RESTORATIVE: If you experience physical, mental or emotional tension or simply want to experience a conscious state of deep rest then Restorative yoga is for you. This quiet yoga practice designed to activate “The Relaxation Response” allows you to let go and surrender entirely in to deep relaxation. You will be guided through 5 to 6 poses that are entirely supported by a variety of props and allow for gentle and passive stretching, opening and releasing. This in turn brings calmness to the mind, relieves muscular tightness, enhances well being, rejuvenates and builds our energy stores. Beginner to Intermediate Level