'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! Shari and Anna also offer Warm Yoga which is held at 80-85 degrees.
Room Temperature Yoga ~ 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 Hot 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 the hot environment. Dorothy will guide all level participants looking for a soothing, relaxing, and restorative experience, especially those newer to yoga.
Gentle Flow- Dorothy 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.
HIIT YOGA - 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!
YOGA SCULPT - It's amazing what adding two little weights can do for core training. In this 45 minute class we add 3lb weights to some of our basic yoga moves. Prepare to get your sweat on in this practice as we stretch, strenghten and sculpt!
PiYoLIVE - 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 and favorites!
Strong 45 - The exhilerating full body work out where mixed martial arts and athletic training meet upbeat music! Gain strength, improve coordination and kick stress to the curb, in this non-contact, high energy class! Kelly will guide you through each punch, kick, elbow and knee! No more counting reps, train to the beat. Get to the studio and be your own champion!!
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 600 reps in this 45 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!
SHRED- Synergistic High-Intensity Resistance Endurance Dynamics. Say what? HA HA. Simply put, its a high intensity and endurance based 30 minute workout. We use the 3-2-1 interval approach- 3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio, 1 minute of core. Shed fat, define muscle and feel fantastic after this class which enhances your overall health and athletic performance. Trying to fit everything into your busy schedule? This is the way to do it. Join Kelly and Phil and the Shreddies team for this super quick and effective workout. You'll love it!
TABATA- Let Mandy & Kelly help you take your fitness up a notch. Quick intense bouts of work followed by short rest periods, this class helps increase muscle endurance and strength. Use of equipment and body weight, this is another fast, effective workout to fit into your schedule. Give it a try!
POWER STEP- Put one foot in front of the other and you're stepping! Athletic training moving on, around and over the platform, this class is designed to push your cardio edge into high gear. Put some power in your step! Basic Step is also offered for those new to Step or for anyone who is looking for a great cardio workout without a lot of choreography.
STEP REPS- Incredible combo of Step and REPS class. Cardio, Strength and fun all rolled into one!
BOOTCAMP - Get ready to take your fitness to the next level. Bootcamp varies in style from week to week, lots of circuits and stations using a variety of equipment and games to get your heart pumping! Participants of all levels work at their own pace, lots of options and modifications to get the challenge you're looking for.
BANDS - Full body strength and conditioning with a focus on lower body and glutes. Using both fabric and rubber resistance bands, this class is guarateed to get the most burn for your buck (and booty)
Private and Group Booking Available
Rooftop classes will be held inside if weather dictates
All schedule changes will be updated on our website and Facebook
All levels welcome at our classes, youth 12+ 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!