'About our Classes
Hot Hatha Vinyasa ~ Hatha yoga is a generic term that refers to any type of yoga that teaches physical postures. Nearly every type of yoga class taught in the West is hatha yoga. When a class is marketed as hatha, it generally means that you will get an introduction to yoga postures that will have you leave class feeling longer, looser, and more relaxed. Vinyasa (pronounced “vin-yah-sah”) is a Sanskrit word for a phrase that roughly translates as “to place in a special way,” referring—in hatha yoga—to a sequence of poses. Vinyasa classes are known for their fluid movement. Vinyasa teachers choreograph their classes to smoothly transition from pose to pose, and often play music. No two vinyasa classes are the same. If you hate routine and love to test your physical limits, vinyasa may be just your ticket. Instructors will always encourage you to practice at your own pace and listen to your body. Everybody and every body is different what proves to be an easy class for one yogi may be a great challenge for another. We consider all of our classes all levels. Hot Hatha Vinyasa at Pictou County Yoga uses 'Far Infrared Heat' to bring the room to 95* We do not add humidity. Visit Our Heat to learn about Far Infrared Heat. If you like to learn as you go, enjoy the heat and a great sweat; beginnning with hot hatha vinyasa may be a great 1st yoga class for you! Catch our Hot classes with Leanne, Dwain, Michelle and Alison.
Warm Hatha Vinyasa ~ This Class is the same as our Hot Hatha Vinyasa class but held in 85* degrees (Hot is 95*)
Room Temperature Hatha Vinyasa ~ This class does not use Far Infrared Heat. Room Temperature classes are heated with our in floor radient heat underneath warm inviting cork floors. Approximate temperature 74*
Gentle Yoga ~ This class is appropriate for those who want a softer, nurturing, slow-paced, well-supported and relaxing practice. Emphasis is on building awareness of the breath and the body. Asanas are practiced at a slower pace with attention to alignment and detail, in a room temperature environment. Rachael will guide all level participants looking for a soothing, relaxing, and restorative experience, especially those newer to yoga or working with special concerns or injuries.
Gentle Flow- Deaven will guide you through this Room Temperature Flow class at a slower, softer pace than our regular hot Yoga sessions. Love the sequencing in yoga but not the heat? This class might perfect for you! Well suited for beginners.
Warm Yin Yoga ~ Expect a quiet practice but not necessairly an easy practice. In an effort to target the deepest tissues in your body, connective tissues, ligaments, joints, bones and fascia networks, poses are held approximately three to five minutes and potentially longer. Yin Yoga postures are passive, mainly on the floor. You will be asked to relax in the posture, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone. Yin offers a deep access to your body. The time spent in yin postures can be much like time spent in mediataion with the guidance from Shari. Practice stillness, regulate your energy, increase mobility while decressing stress. Practicing yin yoga will enhance your yang practice! Shari also likes to include Reiki through out each class if you wish to take part.
Hot Yin Yang yoga ~ Both Yin and Yang aspects of yoga are included within the same session. At PCY&Fitness' Yin Yang Yoga Class, Michelle starts with 10 minutes of Yin to begin (see above Yin Yoga class to learn about Yin) The next 45 mintues will practice Yang dynamic movements, flows and standing poses; as practiced in a vinyasa class (refer to description of Vinyasa above) Finish your 75 minutes class with 20 minutes of Yin including Savasana (also know as corpse pose Or do Nothing Doll pose).
Zumba - Experience the workout that doesn't feel like a workout!! Shannon and Kelly will lead your body to the rhythm of hip hop, soca, salsa and samba, merengue and mambo, and our personal favorite reggaeton. These classes are full of energy and fun, no dance experience necessary. Dont know the moves, make up your own, because in Zumba there are no wrong moves, just accidental solos!
Transform - The fusion of yoga and sport, this class combines traditional yoga poses with athletic training. Be prepared for Kelly to work you from your head to your toes. Increase joint mobility and build full-body and core strength with every move. Be ready to TRANSFORM yourself!
PiYo - Total body workout combining the practices of Pilates and Yoga. Fast paced, flowing sequences to help you build strength, improve cardio and increase flexibility. What more could you ask for? One of Kelly's favorites!
Knockout - The exhilerating full body work out where mixed martial arts and athletic training meet chart topping music! Gain strength, improve coordination and kick stress to the curb, in this non-contact, high energy class! Phil will guide you through each punch, kick, elbow and knee! Get to the studio and be your own champion!!
Core De Force LIVE - Think Knockout with focus on technique and conditioning. Learn drills to improve technique and 30 second spikes are added to amp up your cardio capacity. Your workout, your pace, this 45 minute MMA inspired workout with Kelly will push you to the next level!
Piloxing - A non-stop, cardio fusion of standing Pilates, boxing and dance that will not only strengthen your core, but sculpt and elongate your muscles. Feel Sleek, Sexy and Powerful in this team taught class with Shannon and Kelly!
REPs- Strengthen and define your entire body using body weight, dumbbells, and resistance bands. This functional strength training class will get you the results you're looking for. Kelly will push you through over 800 reps in this 60 min class, hitting every major muscle group for about 5 minutes each. Tone and tighten legs and glutes, sculpt a beautiful back and arms! I guarantee you wont be disappointed! Let's get strong!
Private and Group Booking Available
Unless otherwise stated classes are 60mins
Rooftop classes will be held inside if weather dictates
All schedule changes will be updated on our website Facebook and Twitter .
All levels welcome at our classes youth included at parents discretion (not suitable for small children)
Hot, Heated and Warm Yoga classes are heated by our Far Infrared Fabulous Heat Panels. Far Infrared Heat paired with yoga offers immense benefits Temperature Range from 80-85 in Warm to hot 90-95 degrees
Studio Classes with be held in the studio. The studio temp will hover at aprox 74 degrees with fresh air circulating breathe deeply!