Body Positivity Yoga is an approach to Yoga that was developed by founder and owner, Lisa Papez - aka The Fat Yogini
after more than a decade of modifying classical poses to make them more accessible for first her own and then her student's bodies.
Starting with the idea that Yoga should be accessible to every body, Body Positivity Yoga is designed to meet the needs of the non-stereotypical Yoga practitioner. Embracing the ideals of self-acceptance, body-acceptance, and self-care, each class is designed to meet you where you are - regardless of your shape, size, age, gender, or level of ability
The point is, that you CAN do Yoga. Let us show you!
Free Spirit Yoga and Pilates offer you sanctuary in a serene garden and nature setting only minutes from the Maple
Ridge downtown core. Our zen boutique style home based studio is spacious, spotless and fully equipped. Nothing to bring but yourself. Classes for all levels, all ages, shapes and sizes from novice to advanced. Our professional teachers are certified minimum 200-hour level and pride themselves in personalized client care and attention to detail, hands-on alignment and clear concise queuing. The choices are unlimited whether you are seeking the simplicity of hatha, yin, restorative, gentle styles of yoga or more energetic forms of practice such as Hatha/Flow, Hot,Power, Yoga/Pilates fusions, TRX suspension training, Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga/Pilates on the ball. Meditation and healing circles, Reiki and team creating of healthy green home and beauty products. Yoga Teacher Training 200-hour level program run at various times of the year and new this year we are offering flexible days and times to suit all needs.
As a multi-styles yoga studio we offer a wide variety of yoga classes - The classes range from the more physically
intensive (Hot flow, Core yoga Fusion and Fluid Flow classes) through to the more relaxive / or with a particular focal point (RESTORATIVE, RELAX DEEPLY, HATHA, LUNA yoga - all about hips and lower back classes) and in-between (YIN/ YANG - half the class movement oriented with the second half deeper stretching lengthening out , FLOW & FOCUS, Heart & Soul, Shakti flow, BEGINNERS HOT, YOGA with ALIGNMENT, FORM of the POSE and YIN Yoga classes) and pre-registered series like Pre-Natal and Family yoga. Class descriptions are outlined online at www.hariomyoga.com (http://www.hariomyoga.com/classes.php )
The first time you plan to come to a class, please try to arrive about 15 to 20 minutes early as you will need to fill out a waiver form and that way by arriving early you are not stressed out about being rushed. We have in place for new members a 'one week of unlimited yoga' for $10 +hst as a great way to try out a wide variety of yoga class styles to then be able to see what types of classes best suit your own needs.
Along with being a multi-styled yoga studio we are a activewear retail store - come visit for retail therapy to shop on our 2,000 sq ft retail main floor and then take in a yoga class
Family Passages supports women during fertility through Yoga for Fertility, meditation, intuitive healing and more.
Family Passages wants every woman to feel empowered and supported through her fertility. Our online programs and audio classes are designed to nourish the body, optimize health, and calm the mind. We also offer a Fitness Fertility Specialist Certification and Fertility Yoga Teacher Training program.