Yoga & Strength

Classes and Retreats

Gentle Yoga (in the park)

We LOVE yoga as much as we LOVE walking. Our practice will open joints and strengthen muscles to enhance movement! We’ll begin with a little mindful quiet, possibly take time for some breath work, move into poses gently, and finish with a short meditation to enhance life! Class size limited to 10 people.

WEDNESDAYS: Returning in spring 2021, scroll down for virtual live streaming option until then
COACH: LEE
LOCATION: HIGH PARK, Beside the Nature Centre on Colborne Lodge Drive at the north end of the park.

 

 

Yoga & Meditation Snacks (in the zoom room)

“Yoga Snacks” are 45-minute targeted practices. They will always include intention setting to begin and svasana meditation to finish. Easy to fit in your day, long-lasting afterglow.  If you miss the yoga snack and/or you would like to repeat, they will be recorded and available for one week for you to use at your leisure.

“Meditation Snacks” are 20- and 30-minute guided practices. Sometimes combined with salutation, sometimes with breath exercises, sometimes just the guided meditation. Tap into the power of stillness and focus. These will not be recorded.

Easy Flow: A slow moving practice of traditional sun and/or moon salutations followed by other creative combinations of poses (asanas) linking movement to breath. Sometimes we’ll add breath exercises. Sample Easy Flow class on Youtube.

Krama HIIT: In Sanskrit the idea of progression is krama. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a cardiorespiratory workout alternating high intensity bursts of movement with slower active recovery periods. In this practice we’ll combine the idea of progressions with HIIT. Each practice will include 3-5 HIIT series. Each of these series will make use of a different intensity movement and before each series, we’ll review at least 2-4 progressions of the intensity movement so that you can find your sweet spot of challenge. Choose the progression that helps you achieve peak cardiorespiratory challenge during the HIIT work phases of each series. The concept of krama allows this cardiorespiratory practice to be fun and accessible for people of all fitness levels. Sample Krama HIIT class on Youtube.

Hatha (Hips & Shoulders)/(Hips, Core & Shoulders for Jan-Feb 2021): Any yoga class that adds movement to the traditional meditation practice of ancient yoga is really Hatha yoga. In this class we will practice a version that is commonly seen in North America in which we use a flow sequence in the early part of the practice to warm up muscles and lubricate joints, then work toward 1 or 2 peak asanas allowing you  to explore more deeply where you can take your body in movement. Sample Hatha class on Youtube.

Gentle Hatha: A beautiful slow practice similar to the Hatha class described above with warming movement sequences that do not include salutation flows. Sample Gentle Hatha class on Youtube.

Salutation & Meditation: A great 20-minute start to your day: ten minutes of warming salutation movement followed by a 10-minute guided meditation.

Breath & Meditation: Another great 20-minute start to your day: ten minutes of warming breath practice followed by a 10-minute guided meditation.

EASY FLOW
MONDAYS
9:15-10AM

JAN 4 – FEB 22
8 WEEKS

$72 + HST

 

KRAMA HIIT
WEDNESDAYS 9:15-10:00AM
JAN 6 – FEB 24
8 WEEKS

$72 + HST

GENTLE HATHA
WEDNESDAYS 12:15- 12:55PM
JAN 6  – FEB 24
8 WEEKS

$72 + HST

HATHA (H,C&S)
FRIDAYS
9:15-10:00AM

JAN 8 – FEB 26
8 WEEKS

$72 + HST

3 CLASS/WK YOGA SNACK PASS
JAN 4 – FEB26
8 WEEKS
(24 classes)

$192 + HST

SINGLE CLASS
To be used Jan 4 – Feb 26, 2021

$11 + HST

LUNCH BREAK MEDITATION 
MONDAYS
12:10-12:30PM

JAN 11- MAR 1 (Note: start date was postponed from Jan 4)
8 WEEKS

$64.00 + HST

 

SALUTATION & MEDITATION
TUESDAYS
7-7:30 AM

JAN 5 – FEB 23
8 WEEKS

$64 + HST

 BREATH & MEDITATION
THURSDAYS
7-7:30AM

JAN 7 – FEB 25
8 WEEKS

$64 + HST

LUNCH BREAK MEDITATION
FRIDAYS 12:10-12:30PM
JAN 6 – FEB 24
8 WEEKS

$64.00 + HST

ALL CLASS MEDITATION SNACK PASS
JAN 4 – FEB 26
8 WEEKS
(32 classes)

$228 + HST

SINGLE CLASS
To be used Jan 4 – Feb 26, 2021

$9 + HST

Strength Snacks (in the zoom room)

“Strength Snacks” are 30-minute workouts that maximize the relationship between time and results! We’ll use minimal equipment and body weight to build muscle power in your core, upper body, and lower body. The focus is typically on the muscles of the posterior chain (back of the body) to build functional strength and to improve posture.

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 7-7:30AM
COACH: LEE
LOCATION: ZOOM ROOM
START DATE:   MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2021
END DATE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2021
DURATION: 8 WEEKS

$128 + HST

NEW FOR 2021!
One class each week will be recorded and available for one week to repeat. (Maybe Friday morning??? Just an idea!)

Retreats (in the zoom room)

2020 is presenting us with a unique opportunity to invite transformation into our lives in response to challenge. Both the Thanksgiving Afternoon Retreat and the Namaste November, The Pandemic Pivot will be grounded in an anticipation that now is a time for personal change to meet the reality of community and global change. Retreat participation will be limited to 25 people, giving everyone an opportunity to get to know each other, to share wisdom as a group, while also respecting individual choice to choose a more inward journey. Join Lee for one or both of these retreats featuring her signature accessible yoga practice, breath work, and meditation.

We understand that signing up for a retreat can be a significant commitment, so please contact us directly, if you have any questions. We are here to make your retreat a life enhancing experience.

Deeper Dive Practices

Occasionally Lee will be offering special practices that will range in length from 60 to 90 minutes and will vary in focus: building to specific asanas (physical poses), breathing practices, meditation and more. Check out Winter Solstice Celebration (Dec 21), Yoga Nidra & Mastering Common Flow Transitions in 2021.

Namaste November

NOVEMBER 2021
November is a perfect time to get cozy and invite a slowing of both body and mind. We wait to understand the ramifications of the covid19 pandemic before committing to dates for 2021. Stay tuned, as we look forward to a meaningful physical and mindful experience.

Yoga classes with Lee are wonderful – a beginner feels welcome, learns, and is motivated to keep going. Meanwhile, yoga experts are encouraged and led to even stronger yoga practice. Highly recommended.
Nancy R. Oakville

Lee is the walking coach’s coach. She has created a thorough curriculum that breaks down the walking pattern into four basic progressions, each presented with helpful cues and takeaways. Not only will you be a better walking coach at the end of the eight week course, you will be a stronger walking athlete yourself.
Katie D., Austin, TX

Lee’s coaching makes all the difference for power walkers at all levels. Her proven methods of interval training and hill work, combined with her positive attitude and decades of experience, will prepare you for any race. Her great advice to “trust the training” carried me through a recent marathon.  Above all, her classes are fun, friendly and inclusive. 

Dianne B., Toronto

What Our Clients Are Saying…

Lee’s yoga class is an oasis of calm in a hectic schedule. The gentle, yet challenging, class stretches the body and restores the mind. Lee’s commitment to her teaching is evident as she guides and supports us through poses and breath work. I recommend the class to anyone looking to improve their flexibility, strength, balance and peace of mind!
Yvonne H., Toronto

Lee has the ability to create an atmosphere of calm and serenity that allows you to explore individual growth while also deeply connecting with those around you.
Sisters Sofie & Danika D., Toronto

Lee’s yoga classes are welcoming. She provides options for all levels to ensure your safety and comfort. You will leave feeling relaxed and grounded.
Laurie P., Oakville