Yoga is for EVERYONE!
Close your eyes, settle your mind and get ready to enjoy a wonderful sunrise or sunset class on our beautiful beach! Whether you have been practicing for years or have no idea what a “downward dog” is or means…Yoga can help YOU. Yoga helps relieve stress, declutter the mind & get the body toned and functioning better. Scientifically proven to help many ailments & diseases.
Burlington Beach Rentals will be offering both BEACH YOGA and SUP YOGA in Natures studio. No better way to enjoy Summer while keeping up a healthy lifestyle.
The benefits of yoga provide both instant gratification and lasting transformation. In the fitness world, both are extremely important. Too much time with too few results can be incredibly discouraging, and monotonous routines week after week can lead to stagnation. Yoga can change your physical and mental capacity quickly, while preparing the mind and body for long-term health.
Strength training and flexibility
Yoga’s focus on strength training & flexibility are an incredible benefit to your body. The postures are meant to strengthen your body from the inside-out, so you don’t just look good, you feel good too. Each of the yoga poses is built to reinforce the muscles around the spine, the very center of your body, which is the core from which everything else operates. When the core is working properly, posture is improved, alleviating back, shoulder & neck pain.
The digestive system gets back on track when the stretching in yoga is coupled with a healthy, organic diet, which can relieve constipation, irritable bowl syndrome (IBS) and acid reflux. Another one of the benefits of yoga is that stretching and holding of postures also causes muscles to lengthen, which gives the body a longer, leaner look.
Power yoga and the core
Isometric exercises are one of the best ways to build core strength. Isometric, stemming from the words “same” and “length,” simply translates to holding one position without moving. Power yoga uses isometric exercises along with other postures that are designed to make the core and back stronger. Flexibility and balance stem from your core, so it is very important to train this area of the body. In turn, you can increase the strangth and health of your entire body. Generally a higher-temperature room is used in this practice to help keep the muscles warm and release additional toxins from the body.
Power yoga’s effect on the total body
Here’s a list of some of the most beneficial aspects of power yoga:
- It increases endurance, strength and flexibility.
- Mental endurance and physical stamina are tested through holding postures for extended breaths.
- Arm and shoulder strength is multiplied as you use your own body weight for resistance.
- Lats and other back muscles begin to support the spine better than before.
- Abdominals and obliques are refined and sharpened through building core muscles.
- Poor and average posture begins to correct itself over time.
- Hip flexors are stretched and rebuilt.
- Glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves are tightened and lengthened where they need to be.
No matter what ails your aching body, or if you just want to take your fitness to a higher level, power yoga’s ability to build muscle has an undeniably effect on the total body.
PLEASE NOTE OUR CLASSES ARE GEARED TO EVERYONE!
Our instructors will modify poses to suit the individual and are available to help you get the most of each class. Need assistance choosing a class? Simply email us your concerns and we will be more than happy to help. We also host private group classes on request for select days/times during our season.
SUP Yoga is essentially yoga on a stand up paddleboard in the water. Since the SUP board is large enough to act as a mat (and sturdy enough to support someone standing on it) it was only a matter of time before yogis started to discover the ways it challenged their practice. Super fun & very effective in building core strength! Participants MUST know how to swim and have taken a SUP Lesson* prior to registering for our classes. (Beginner series includes basic SUP lesson)
We will be offering a variety of classes, series and workshops for the 2017 season.
One of our most popular being our 3 week “SUP YOGA for beginners” series. This workshop will teach you everything you need to know to get comfortable practicing yoga on a board but will still provide enough interest and skill building for intermediate sup yogis. Class schedules will begin to be released by late January 2017/
*All participants must have basic swimming skills.
*If you are registering for our individual classes, you must have some prior SUP experience or take a lesson prior to attending class.
WHAT TO EXPECT and WHAT TO BRING:
Arrive 10 – 15 minutes early to allow time to sign-in and prepare for your class. Out of respect for others, students who arrive 15 minutes late will not be accepted into classes. Once the class starts on the beach our teachers cannot accept walk ons.
Students will be expected to sign waivers before they begin their first class of the season. You many print out the waiver here and bring the completed form with you to save time. We will have a class sheet printed out, please sign in when you arrive.
Yoga is preferably practiced in bare feet. All our classes are held on the beach and we leave it up to you whether you choose to bring your own mat. SUP Yoga may be done in a bathing suit or light workout wear. You may get wet so bring a towel and change of clothes. Depending on time of day, sunscreen is a must and you should apply liberally before joining us for your class.
Wear lightweight, flexible clothing such as shorts, T-shirts, leggings or work-out wear. Bring an extra layer such as a comfortable hoodie until you warm up. We have public bathrooms, showers & change rooms available right next door. We also have lockers for rent.
Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach. Please do not bring your cell phone to the class.
If you have to leave class early, let your teacher know before class begins and take a position to the back of the class. Our teachers have some props available but if you have your own, it is best to bring them.
We will do our best to see that the classes are not disrupted but we are outside in a public space. Please do not bring children to class that are unattended. We cannot watch them for you. If the need is high enough we may consider bringing in childcare for one of our weekly classes.
Please take responsibility for the energy that you bring into the space.
Please smile, and say hello to the person next to you.
Please remember that the expert in anything was once a beginner.
Please remember that the practice is cumulative, ongoing and therapeutic.
Remember why you came, enjoy your workout in nature and contribute to the classes positive energy <3
*Clients must have prior Stand up paddleboarding experience OR register for one of our SUP Lessons PRIOR to taking a Yoga class. You MUST REGISTER for classes online by 8 p.m. the night before for morning classes and 12 p.m. DAY OF for evening classes.
In case of inclement weather, or fewer than 3 participants we will send out a cancellation notice as soon as possible. Please check our FB feed or your email!
* ALL Passes expire at the end of our season in September 2017. No refunds or ability to transfer. Classes run light rain or shine, updated weather outlooks will be posted daily on our FB page in case of cancellations. Workshop & SUP classes will be rescheduled as needed. All participants must sign waivers for the season prior to participating in our classes.
SUMMARY OF 2017 YOGA SCHEDULE
PLEASE VISIT OUR EVENT CALENDAR TO BOOK YOUR CHOICES.
YOGA SPECIAL EVENTS:
CLASS NAME DATE TIME
New Moon Opening THURS, MAY 25/FRI 26 8 pm
JUNE FULL MOON FRI JUNE 9/ TUES 13 8 PM
JUNE SOLSTICE WED JUNE 21/ THURS 22 8 PM
JULY FULL MOON SUN JULY 9 / MON 10 8 PM
AUG FULL MOON MON AUG 7/ TUES 8 7:45
SEPT FULL MOON WED SEPT 6/ FRI 8 7 PM
SEPT EQUINOX FRI SEPT 22 6:30 p.m.
SUP YOGA CLASSES: 3 week series Tuesday and Saturday’s
Series A Tuesday May 23 6:30 p.m
Series A Saturday June 3-17 10 a.m.
Series B Tuesday June 20th 6:45 pm
Series B Saturday July 15 9:30 am
Series C Saturday Aug 12 9:30 am
Series C Tuesday 6:45 p.m.
SUP YOGA SINGLE CLASSES:
Sat May 20 10 AM
Sat May 27 10 AM
Sat June 24 9;30 AM
Sat July 8 9;30 AM
BEACH YOGA SERIES: (3 weeks each)
Vinyasa Slow Flow Sat’s – May 27 8:15 a.m.
Vinyasa Slow Flow Sat’s – June 17 8:15 a.m.
Sunset Ebb & Flow Monday – June 12 7 p.m.
Stretch into Wellness Monday – July 3 7 p.m.
Rise & Shine Sat’s – July 13 8:15 a.m.
Rise & Shine Sat’s – Aug 12 8:15 a.m.
Yin Yang Monday – Aug 14 7 p.m.
BEACH YOGA SINGLE CLASSES:
Canada 150 Karma Sat May 20th 8:15 am
Canada 150 Karma Friday June 30 8:30 am
Canada 150 Karma Mon July 31 7 pm