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We invite you to embrace a unique opportunity to cultivate the mind-body connection and your relationship with nature, while also building community in a safe and inclusive space. Join instructor Elyse this November and December for a series of indoor guided yoga sessions in High Park!
We invite you to embrace a unique opportunity to cultivate the mind-body connection and your relationship with nature, while also building community in a safe and inclusive space.
Join instructor Elyse Waugh for indoor guided yoga sessions in High Park. Sign up for all the classes in our November/December series to avail a 10% discount!
Nourish: Wednesday, November 23, 6-7PM
60 min of rest & restoration. We will stretch, hold space and welcome stillness in restorative postures to calm the mind/body. Open to beginner/intermediate levels - modifications are always offered.
Slow Flow: Wednesday, November 30, 6-7PM
60 min of tuning in. We will flow through postures with breath and intention to invite balance into the mind and body. Open to beginner/intermediate levels - modifications are always offered.
Full Moon Flow: Wednesday, December 7, 6-7PM
60 min of flowing. To welcome the full moon of December we will slow down and tune in. In this class we will explore a slow & gooey flow- focusing on twists and heart openers. Open to beginner/intermediate levels - modifications are always offered.
Rhythm Flow: Wednesday, December 14, 6-7PM
60 min of grooving. This class will get your body moving! We will play, flow, breathe and rejoice in our bodies- a celebration for all. Open to beginner/intermediate levels - modifications are always offered.
Winter Solstice Restore: Wednesday, December 21, 6-8PM
60 min of rest & inner work. We will stretch, hold space, write and welcome stillness in restorative postures to calm the mind/body. We invite you to bring a journal, pen & a small token that is meaningful to you as we welcome in the darker months. Open to beginner/intermediate levels - modifications are always offered. The class will be followed by and hour-long celebration campfire.
Days: Wednesday evenings
Dates and Times:
See registration link for availability.
Note: The one hour sessions includes the yoga program. The last session of the series will conclude with a celebration campfire.
Note: We would like this yoga experience to be accessible to all participants, acknowledging the inequalities of pay, capitalist privilege, and financial stability as a determinant of access. We are thus offering pricing based on a sliding scale model — the accessibility scale is for individuals that have access needs, and the support scale is for individuals that are able to contribute at a higher level to support accessibility across all our programs.
Individual session pricing:
Use the code FallYoga10 at checkout to avail of this special discount!
Most of our yoga sessions are open to beginner or intermediate levels — modifications are always offered. However, our "Energize" themed yoga sessions are more ideal for intermediate or advanced levels.
Participants will meet at the High Park Nature Centre's Forest School building at 375 Colborne Lodge Drive.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Please bring your own mat and water bottle to each session. The Nature Centre has a limited number of mats to lend out. Please also dress for the weather, as these yoga sessions will be held outdoors, unless otherwise stated.
Q: Will we be outdoors the entire time?
A: Except in cases of rain and/or inclement weather we will be outdoors for the entire yoga practice. In the event of rain and/or inclement weather, we will move to the interior of the Nature Centre. It is beautiful and spacious, with large windows (that can be opened to let in fresh air) that overlook the forest. There is ample space to place mats more than 2 meters apart.
Q: Are there washrooms we can use?
A: Yes. Although we will be outdoors throughout our yoga practice (except in inclement weather, see above), we will set up our mats on the grassy area just south of the Nature Centre. If you need to use the washroom at any point before, during, or after practice, there will be a washroom accessible to you.
Q: Will the instructor be doing hands-on adjustments?
A: Hands-on adjustments will be provided this season under the consent of both the instructor and students. All participants will be given consent cards to show their instructor each session.
Q: Will we be using props?
A: If you have props that you would like to bring with you from home, we encourage you to do so! We will allow the use of yoga blocks to provide support and modifications during some of our exercises. While we do have yoga blocks at the Nature Centre, we encourage you to bring your own if possible to reduce risks related to COVID-19. You will also be offered non-prop modifications for each pose, and you will be encouraged to tune into your body’s wisdom to listen to what option makes the most sense for you. We understand that we are all in unique bodies, and props can help us modify a yoga practice to fit our bodies, rather than the other way around (and we’re all about that)!
Q: I normally practice indoors in my home or at a yoga studio - is an outdoor practice for me?
A: Practicing yoga outdoors is such a joy! If you’ve never tried it before, we invite you to give it a go. The grounding sensation of the Earth beneath you, breathing in the fresh forest air, and listening to birdsong are just a few of the amazing things about an outdoor yoga practice. We’ll end each practice in savasana (a restorative pose) with a short, guided meditation tuning into the nature that is all around us, calming our minds, and starting the day on a positive note!