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 9 people.

THURSDAYS: 7-7:45AM
COACH: LEE
LOCATION: Prince of Wales Park, South Etobicoke
START DATE: July 8, 2021
END DATE: August 26, 2021
DURATION: 8 weeks
This session is free to the South Etobicoke community. Come out, have some fun with yoga, and meet your neighbours! Bring your own mat and any other props you enjoy using. Meet south of the path under the trees.

 

 

Yoga & Meditation Snacks (in the zoom room)

“Yoga Snacks” are 30/45-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, there will be a library of classes available for you to use at your leisure. All times posted are ET.

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.

Salutation & Meditation: A great 30-minute start to your day: 10-15 minutes of warming salutation movement followed by a 10-15 minutes of guided meditation. (Not being offered for May-June session.)

Yoga Basics: SPECIAL MAY-JUNE session that will be part discussion and part practice. What are the different types of yoga? Why do we do salutations? How can we make some of the basic poses easier to access? How can we play with some common transitions? What props might make poses more accessible? How and why should we bring self-compassion to the mat? Bring a curious mind to this unique 8-week session. (Tuesday evenings though May and June only.)

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.

Breath & Meditation: Another great 30-minute start to your day: 10-15 minutes of warming breath practice followed by a 10-15 minutes of guided meditation.(Not being offered for May-June session)

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

Hatha: 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.

 

EASY FLOW
MONDAYS
9:15-10AM

JULY 5 – AUGUST 23
8 WEEKS

$72 + HST

 

KRAMA HIIT
WEDNESDAYS 9:15-10:00AM
JULY 7 – AUGUST 25
8 WEEKS

$72 + HST

GENTLE HATHA 
THURSDAYS
9:15-10:00AM

JULY 8 – AUGUST 26
8 WEEKS

$72 + HST

HATHA 
FRIDAYS
9:15-10:00AM

JULY 9 – AUGUST 27
8 WEEKS

$72 + HST

ALL YOGA CLASS PASS
To be used

JULY 5 – AUGUST 27
$256.00 + HST

SINGLE CLASS
To be used

JULY 5 – AUGUST 27

$11.00 + HST

Special Extended Yoga Practices

Enjoy a chance to deepen your yoga practice. For the fall of 2021 we repeat our popular series from 2020, honouring the energy of the full moon. Take time to arrive, move, breathe, and meditate — one beautiful slow hour.

 

FALL FULL MOON SERIES

All four practice pass
Sept 20, Oct 20, Nov 19, Dec 18
7:30-8:30PM ET

Early bird price until August 15
$72 + HST

Price after August 15
$80 + HST

FALL FULL MOON SERIES

SINGLE PRACTICE
Sept 20, Oct 20, Nov 19, Dec 18
7:30-8:30PM ET

$22 + 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, JULY 5, 2021
END DATE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2021
DURATION: 8 WEEKS (16 classes, incl. holiday Mondays)

$128 + HST

NEW FOR SUMMER 2021!
When you register for this summer session of strength, you will get a free 2-month registration to our video library of walk workouts, strength training, and yoga practices. If you miss a livestream session, choose from the on-demand practice online library!

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