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!
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. Recommended for all levels looking for a soothing, relaxing, and restorative experience, especially those newer to yoga or working with special concerns or injuries.
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 the instructor. Practice stillness, regulate your energy, increase mobility while decressing stress. Practicing yin yoga will enhance your yang practice!
Yin Yang yoga ~ Both Yin and Yang aspects of yoga are included within the same session. At Pictou County yogas' Yin Yang Yoga Class expect 15 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 15 minutes of Yin including Savasana (also know as corpse pose Or do Nothing Doll pose).
Sivananda Yoga ~ Sivananda Yoga comes from the lineage of Swami Sivananda, and was brought to the west by his disciple Swami Vishnudevananda in the late 1950s. This style of practice an important part of yoga's first wave of popularity outside India. Sivananda was well-known in India in the 1930s, when he founded an ashram in Rishikesh,he had been a practicing doctor. Swami Vishnudenananda spoke English well and was therefore sought after by western students wanting to study yoga. A typical sivananda class begins with pranayama exercises (breathing exercises) followed by warming sun salutations. The focus is on mastery of the twelve basic poses. The 12 basic poses were carefully selected and include inversions, backbends, forward bends, twists, balances, and hamstring stretches. The poses are ideally done slowly and with control to stretch and strengthen the body as well as open the chakras. Variations may be introduced for those new to sivananda and as students become proficient in the 12 postures. The goal of this practice is to promote physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. The asana system is fairly fixed, so you must enjoy working slowly and methodically to fully master the prescribed poses. An interest in Indian philosophy is also a good indicator that you'll enjoy Sivananda yoga.
Chair Yoga ~ Chair Yoga is a wonderful practice of connecting breath and movement. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. It is accessible to all bodies and modified to meet specific needs. Your needs! Discover breathing techniques to calm your mind and body. Move your body in a way that feels good and leaves you feeling refreshed, relaxed and more open. Your body will become more flexible, and your mind more aware. Registration Regested.
Intro to yoga ~ Learn the basics with other beginners in this 6 week session. Classes will be held at room temperature. We offer a full studio yoga experience. We love to diffuse uplifting and relaxing essential oils and offer a full range of yoga props to optimize your yoga practice. Introduce or re-introduce yourself to yoga is a perfect oppertunity to ask questions and discover or rediscover the practice of yoga. Registration reques
Zumba - Experience the workout that doesn't feel like a workout!! Move your body to the rhythm of hip hop, soca, salsa and samba, merengue and mambo, and my 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 to work 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?
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! Get to the studio and be your own champion!!
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!
Tai Chi - A mind-body exercise that combines the principles of martial arts and controlled breathing. With regular practice develop a healthy body, strong heart and sharp mind. Namaste.
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!