which class is right for you?

If you want to learn a more vigorous, flowing style of practice, which will strengthen and detoxify your body, we highly recommend you start with one of our Ashtanga, Hips n Hammies, Integrated Strength & Restore, or Flow & Restore classes. See descriptions below.


If you are injured or simply want a more gentle, slower stretching class, we recommend the following: Restorative, Gentle Yoga/Nidra or Wall Yin Yoga. See descriptions below.

Our popular Early Morning Mysore program is an ideal way for all levels of student to learn the Ashtanga practice as it is taught in India. Please read the program description and guidelines for Mysore, and email Dana to apply.

All of the classes below are offered on a drop-in, first come basis. Please note that when at capacity, we will lock the doors. Please arrive about 15 minutes early, especially on your first visit.

We also offer the following Registered sessions: Parent n' Baby, Parent n' Tot, Prenatal Yoga, Seniors Yoga and Meditation. Click here for information and to sign up: Registered.

Ashtanga Yoga All Levels

Ashtanga Yoga is a vigorous, flowing practice where we link our breath to our movements. If there are several beginners in the room you can expect a slower more instructional practice and a great opportunity to focus on your breath and your patience!

CLASS TIMES:

Mon thru Fri 12:10 - 1pm

Wed 6:30 - 7:45pm

Thurs 7 - 8pm

Ashtanga Yoga

Level 1-2 (some Ashtanga experience)

This class will carry a faster pace than the "All Levels". Please have some experience with All Levels, or Beginner Ashtanga before attending this class or Full Primary Series.

CLASS TIMES:

Saturdays 10 - 11:15am

Flow & Restore (All Levels)

A perfect balance for you to work your body and calm your mind. Class will begin with a flowing yoga practice linking movement to breath, followed by long held deeply relaxing stretches using props for support. You'll leave feeling refreshed in every sense!

CLASS TIMES:

Mondays 9:30 - 11:00am

Fridays 9:30 - 10:45am

Saturdays 3:00 - 4:15pm

Ashtanga Yoga For Beginners

The Fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga will be taught in this class, introducing sun salutations, the standing sequence, and the first few seated postures. You'll be challenged but plenty of options to modify will be offered.

CLASS TIMES:

Sundays 11 - 12:15pm

Ashtanga Yoga

Full Primary Series (experience required)

The entire Primary Series will be taught in its traditional pace. This includes sun salutations, standing postures, and all of the seated postures with the full finishing sequence. Experience in Ashtanga required. Please attend several Ashanga Level 1-2 classes prior.

CLASS TIMES:

Sundays 9 - 10:30am

Gentle Yoga / Nidra (All Levels)

This gentle class will open and restore both body and mind. Class may include some meditation, breathing exercises, sun salutations, yoga postures and will end with a beautiful Yoga Nidra session. This is an excellent class for newcomers to yoga.

CLASS TIMES:

Wednesdays 9:30 - 11:00am

Hips n Hammies (All Levels)

We'll take you through a flowing sequence of postures to help open and stretch your hips and hamstrings, followed by restorative work to send you into the evening relaxed and renewed.

CLASS TIMES:

Mondays 4:30 - 5:45pm

Mondays 6:00 - 7:15pm

Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:15pm

Fridays 5:00 - 6:30pm

Integrated Strength & Restore (All Levels)

This class integrates yin, restorative and vinyasa yoga to focus on stability, alignment and breath. All Levels: Options will be given to modify.

CLASS TIMES:

Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:45am

Sundays 3:00 - 4:15pm

Restorative Yoga (All Levels)

This is a very slow class with long holds to tap into the deeper connective tissue and structure of the body, with an emphasis on relaxation. This popular class is perfect for those with a tight body looking to try yoga for the first time.

CLASS TIMES:

Mondays 7:30 - 8:45pm

Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:15pm

Thursdays 9:30 - 11:00am

Fridays 7:00 - 8:15pm

Saturdays 11:30 - 12:45pm

Wall Yin Yoga (All Levels)

Wall Yin is a series of Yin Yoga postures using the wall as a support. The primary emphasis are hips and spine. Wall Yin as been shown to be the most accessible Yin class while maintaining the effectiveness of each posture. Your hips and spine will thank you for coming!

CLASS TIMES:

Sundays 1:00 - 2:15pm

 

mysore program

Learn at your own pace, free from the constraints that come with practicing in a led class environment. 

 

The Mysore method allows for 1-on-1 instruction and more specific guidance from the teacher.There is no prior knowledge or experience required to attend this class. The teacher(s) will assist each student as necessary, and will work individually with the students, as they move at their own pace through a set series of postures.

In Mysore class you show up anytime during the posted hours and will be taught the Ashtanga sequence one posture at a time (practice starts at around 20 minutes). As you repeat the postures daily, you gradually increase your knowledge and create an independent, personal practice. New students are required to commit to a consistent Mysore practice of at least 3x per week.

Students interested to join Mysore are asked to email Dana at info@yogashalacalgary.com to register.

Introduction to Mysore Style Workshop

with Dana Blonde

Saturday, Feb 16

8:15-9:30am

This Introduction to Mysore course is designed specifically for beginners to Mysore. In this session we will cover the fundamentals of the practice in a small and friendly group. Etiquette and FAQs will be covered, to make your transition into the Mysore room smooth and comfortable.This course includes the following week of Mysore style practice to give you a "taste test". $69+gst please register in advance.

​$69+gst REGISTER NOW

 

Class Times:

Monday thru Friday 5:30 - 8:30am


Students may arrive for practice between 5:30-7:30am. 
Teacher assistance lasts until 8:00am.

There are no Mysore classes on MOON DAYS.

Mysore Pricing:

Mysore memberships include all of the classes on our schedule (aside from those that are registered).

*Please note the new member special of $49/month does not apply to our Mysore program.
*Autopay requires 30 days notice to cancel

Monthly Autopay - $149 +gst
1 month - $180+ gst
6 months - $850 +gst
1 year - $1600 + gst

Student (full time) or Seniors (65+)

Monthly Autopay - $119 +gst
1 Month $150+gst
6 months $725+gst
1 year $1,350
+gst

mysore teachers

Jan Goranson
Director,
Mysore Program
Patrick Copping
 

studio guidelines

BEFORE CLASS

  • Come well hydrated and eat lightly at least 2-3 hours prior to your practice.

  • Please remove your shoes at the front door (classes are practiced barefoot).

  • Leave all personal belongings at home, or in the designated storage areas of the Shala.

  • Be sure to advise your teacher before class if you have an injury/medical condition or are pregnant.

  • We prefer you to stay the entire duration of the class but if you must leave early, tell the instructor in advance, place your mat near the door and take 5 minutes savasana before leaving.

DURING CLASS

  • Be gentle and respectful towards your body, never moving to the point of pain.

  • Be respectful of the teacher, their cues and their guidance. Do not "do your own thing" during class unless it is instructed.

  • Use a yoga mat and a towel, especially in a class where you will sweat. Please mop up the sweat around your mat during class!

  • Drink plenty of water before and after each class, but not during.

AFTER CLASS

  • Please pick up and neatly put away props and blankets used during class.

PERSONAL HYGIENE

  • Please avoid wearing perfume or scents.

  • Always arrive clean, with clean fresh clothes.

QUIET

  • Please keep your voice low in the Shala at all times.

  • Ensure cell phones are turned off while in the Shala.

  • Please be mindful that others may be meditating in the yoga room prior to class and refrain from talking.

ARRIVE EARLY

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to find parking, sign in and change. Classes begin promptly & are subject to room capacity.

  • Latecomers will not be accommodated.

moon days

 

There is no Mysore on the following MOON DAYS; please take rest!

Please note, if a Moon Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, there will be no changes to our schedule.

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JANUARY: 5th        20th

FEBRUARY: 4th       19th

MARCH: 6th        20th

APRIL: 4th        18th

MAY: 4th        18th

JUNE: 2nd       16th

JULY: 2nd        16th      31st

AUGUST: 15th       29th

SEPTEMBER: 13th       28th

OCTOBER: 13th      27th

NOVEMBER: 12th      26th

DECEMBER: 11th       25th

We strive to provide a supportive, inclusive, atmosphere where all types of individuals can grow at their own pace.

Contact Us:
Email:

info@yogashalacalgary.com

Call or text: 403.478.5309

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