Yin


This class is taught by:

Cassie Love

Cassie Love was blessed by being introduced to yoga at a young age; she has been embracing a yoga practice for more than twenty years as a core part of her life. This practice solidified her interest and eventually motivated her to become a certified instructor.

Cassie sees her yoga practice as an excellent avenue to share wellness tools. As part of Cassie’s wellness education she also studied with a Shaman (U.S. Virgin Islands, 2008), lived at a mediation centre (Tuscany, Italy, 2007), and finally, earning her Honors BA in Psychology and Women’s studies at Ottawa University (2015).

Cassie is honored to participate in the yoga community. Her teaching style is aimed at empowering the individual with clarity and techniques to strengthen the body mind spirit. Cassie teaches Power, Hatha, Hot, Yin, and Restorative yoga. She also leads meditations and presents art workshops.

Sadie Webster

Sadie's roots are in dance and it was her love of movement that sparked her curiosity about yoga. Within a year of beginning her yoga practice she had graduated from her first teacher training and began teaching. As a Queen Size lady (the term plus-size is so drab!) she had had experienced some adversity in the dance world and was prepared to face the same in the yoga community. Being truly of the belief that everyBODY should have equal access and opportunity to practice yoga in a safe and nurturing environment she was disappointed to discover that bigger bodies were simply not present in many classes and studios. She was inspired to change this reality and began to teach her signature Voluptuous Vinyasa™ classes. With over 700 hours of training and nearly a decade of experience practicing yoga in a bigger body, Sadie is on a mission to super-size yoga!

Melanie Allison

Melanie’s journey into yoga began in 2002. She immediately noticed there was more to it than just the physical postures and the “workout” she expected. Drawn initially to the intensity of power styles of yoga, she has since developed a great appreciation for the richness to be found in slowing down, moving mindfully and finding both strength and comfort in stillness. Melanie has found that when we slow down and pay attention to how we move and breathe, we create the space to get to know ourselves and empower our life through our practice. She believes firmly that the more space we take up in our body, the more space we take up in our lives and in our relationships…and the happier we are. Her classes focus on creating a space for the body, mind and spirit to meet through conscious breathing, focused awareness and positive guidance. Since completing her 500 hr teacher training in India Melanie’s experience of yoga as a means of personal growth, healing and empowerment has been enhanced. It is her intention to gently thread those insights into her classes so that her students may experience firsthand the power of their own body, mind and spirit.
Yin yoga is a perfect complement to the more yang (active) styles of yoga. In yin yoga poses are held for 3 to 5 minutes with the muscles relaxed, which allows the body to open up and release. Yin yoga is about accepting the body as it is and not striving to change it! The increased time in the poses allows us to connect with the body and our breath. This is an all levels class and most of the poses are done on the floor. The use of props is encouraged in this class to ensure comfort. Yin targets the first 3 chakras and is thus a very grounding practice

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Nov 22 19:30 - 20:45 with Cassie Love
  • Fri Nov 24 10:00 - 11:30 with Sadie Webster
  • Mon Nov 27 19:30 - 20:45 with Melanie Allison
  • Wed Nov 29 19:30 - 20:45 with Cassie Love
  • Fri Dec 01 10:00 - 11:30 with Sadie Webster
  • Mon Dec 04 19:30 - 20:45 with Melanie Allison
  • Wed Dec 06 19:30 - 20:45 with Cassie Love