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Sitka Studio

Yoga, Mindfulness, Health & Wellness Events

A brand new studio with space for distancing with limited numbers allowed in-studio and live-streaming available.

Gentle Somatic Yoga

Somatic yoga is a series of accessible, mindful movement that relaxes and regulates the nervous system and releases chronically contracted major muscles. We begin with some gentle movements to ground and balance, followed by a gentle somatic sequence that will remind your mind that you do have control over your major muscle groups. You can retrain, relax & release muscular tension, trauma & pain. We then move to restorative poses designed to calm your central nervous system and reset your body’s stress response as well as improve immunity. Finally, integrate all the beautiful benefits from these gentle movements by ending in shavasana.

Gentle Yoga with Nidra

Relax and Renew your body, mind and spirit with this class involving a blending of gentle movements, and restorative postures, ending with yoga nidra (guided relaxation – waking sleep). This class will nourish your nervous system and replenish stores of energy to support you in your life. This is an excellent practice for those experiencing symptoms of anxiety, and has been used to help those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, stress, busy mind and difficulty sleeping.

This class is geared for beginners and seasoned yogis alike.

Meditation for Conscious Embodiment

This Class is a very gentle self-honouring, relaxing, self-discovery course through meditation.
This class will gently guide you into a more profound sense of relaxation and release. You learn the gift of your breath as a guide to release, relax, explore, and increase body awareness.
Meditation is a practice that helps you become aware of your thoughts, and it gives you choices of what to do with those thoughts, retraining or release, which influences your whole being. Meditation gets you out of the flight or fight response and into a place of neutrality. Meditation has many health benefits, such as increased sleep, lower heart rate, increase concentration, lowers anxiety, lengthens attention span, increased pain tolerance, or even release pain.

Gentle Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga classes are relaxing and slow-paced, with postures that are held for long periods of time. Props are often used in order to allow the body to be in the most comfortable, supported position possible. This includes the use of bolsters, blankets, blocks and belts. Gentle music is often played, and the practice may be combined with guided meditation. The poses are often selected to address specific challenges. Restorative yoga is ideal for students who are injured, overstressed, or ill and want to regain their quality of life.

This class is geared for beginners and seasoned yogis alike.

Backcare Therapeutic Yoga

Through relaxation, intentional breathing, imagery and gentle yogic movement (including core strengthening and spinal flexibility postures), students will develop tools to manage, relieve, and ward off back pain, while building positive reconnections between mind and body. Modifications will be offered with options for students to practice in a way that fits their current physical condition.

No previous yoga experience is required.

Somatics with Crystal Bowl Sound Fusion

This is a de-stressor class for all levels designed to help unwind and relax your mind and body for improved posture, freedom of movement and mobility that promotes pain reduction, reduces inflammation, eases depression and anxiety and increases mental clarity and creativity.
The ‘less is more’ ideology, with the movements being gentle and slow, to allow for a release in muscle tension caused by daily habits and holding patterns. Combined with the soothing sounds of the alchemy crystal singing bowls. These frequencies activate the relaxation response in the nervous system, lowers heart rate and blood pressure and promotes a natural boost in the immune system.

Depending on the class size, the instructor may offer some bowls to be utilized and played directly on the body, as per the individual’s needs.

Introduction to Meditation

This class is a great way to be introduced to meditation. Meditation has been shown to reduce stress, improve sleep, increase energy, clear thinking, improved memory and concentration enhanced creativity and deeper sense of meaning or connection to spirit. You will explore a variety of meditation styles (including for example, meditation using breath, sound, mantras and somatic practices) so you can find a style that suits you best. You will be introduced to a Tibetan style of meditation (created by Joseph Arpaia and Lobsang Rapgay) which offers four kinds of meditations (centering, attending, concentrating and opening) to cultivate five qualities of the mind (warmth, steadiness, flexibility, spaciousness and clarity).

This class is geared for beginners and seasoned meditators alike.

Gentle Hatha

Move gently through this class and learn to increase your core strength, build muscle tone, cultivate breath awareness and increase flexibility in a safe and supportive and mindful way. Attention is brought to proper alignment with the use of props and variations are given to suit every body. Come to this class to get the perfect blend of gentle strengthening and relaxing restorative stretching.

SomaYoga Nidra

Relax and Renew your body, mind and spirit with this class involving a blending of gentle somatic movements, focused breathwork with some restorative postures, ending with yoga nidra (guided relaxation – waking sleep). This class will nourish your nervous system and replenish stores of energy to support you in your life. This is an excellent practice for those experiencing symptoms of pain and anxiety. Somayoga Nidra has been used to help those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, stress, a busy mind and difficulty sleeping.
This class is offered on the floor and is suited for those who can practice on a mat.

This class is geared for beginners and seasoned yogis alike.

Gentle Yoga

This class is focused on a relaxed pace and a simpler approach to the postures, breathing, restoratives and relaxation. Relax your mind, increase energy, and reduce stress. You will be guided into each pose to safely strengthen, tone and stabilize the body. For beginners, people with fibromyalgia, joint or back problems, experienced students who want a slower-paced, less strenuous class or those with post-traumatic stress disorder. This class is available to all.

Deeply Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is accessible to all students and has incredible healing effects because of the restful nature of the practice. This class offers a deep dive into relaxation and is very nourishing for the nervous system. Students often experience improved sleep and a sense of wellbeing.

This class is geared for beginners and seasoned yogis alike.