Hatha Flow


This class is taught by:

Alec Balfour

Alec comes from a background of sports playing high level basketball and rugby, he was first introduced to yoga in 2011 as a mean to prevent injury and increase flexibility. With time his passion for sports became a passion for yoga and movement. Coming from an Ashtanga background he gradually fell in love with yin, vinyasa flow, animal locomotion... basically movement & mobility in general. He is influenced by his teachers Mark Robberds & Deepika Mehta and what he learned studying with them. He hopes to teach a safe class that will help with longevity in mobility, flexibility and strength in respects to western anatomy while staying true to the eastern science that is yoga.

Sadie Webster

I was inspired by movement at a young age; I started dancing when I was ten. I have always found joy in fluid movement and dance was the perfect channel for me to remember my body's innate wisdom (and, Yoga is the perfect channel for learning to trust that innate wisdom). Since dance is very much about letting go in order to express yourself, arriving in the yoga world things seemed very structured and less about expression. It wasn't until I got serious about my personal, home-practice that I started to experiment with creative movement within the realms of Yoga. My creative exploration led me in to an intuitive practice and it's here that I draw my inspiration for classes. I've been guiding students through Asana (poses) since 2008. My intention when teaching is to encourage yogis to move in a way that honours the creative processes of the mind, the body's intuition and the natural progression of poses.

Natasha Moine

Natasha Moine, RYT 200HR

Natasha Moine has been a student of yoga, nutrition and energy since 2004 when she fell in love with the possibility of feeling great in mind, body and soul. Natasha's passion and purpose is to guide students to reconnect with their bodies through movement and breath.

Having recently fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a yoga teacher, Natasha is thrilled to now be able to guide you through your next practice at Upward Dog Yoga Studio. Experience a powerful Vinyasa class with Natasha and she will share with you this ancient healing art and all it's powerful benefits. Yoga is 'food for the soul' and will not only strengthen your body and improve flexibility it will open your heart and leave you craving more.

Natasha is also a photographic artist, having previously owned a small business in Ottawa for over 10 years. She still enjoys taking beautiful photos but mostly while travelling or spending time with her 13 year old daughter. Some of Natasha's travel photography can be found at the studio.

Namaste.

This class that encourages movement from one posture to another in a continuous sequence linked together by the breath. The sequencing includes an eclectic mix of standing, balancing and floor poses designed to help improve flexibility, strength and stamina, while also providing the opportunity to cultivate a quiet mind. Modifications are provided for postures to make this class accessible to all levels.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Aug 20 12:05 - 12:55 with Alec Balfour
  • Tue Aug 21 12:05 - 12:55 with Courtenay Dore
  • Thu Aug 23 12:05 - 12:55 with Sadie Webster
  • Mon Aug 27 12:05 - 12:55 with Alec Balfour
  • Tue Aug 28 12:05 - 12:55 with Courtenay Dore
  • Thu Aug 30 12:05 - 12:55 with Sadie Webster
  • Mon Sep 03 12:05 - 12:55 with Natasha Moine
  • Tue Sep 04 12:05 - 12:55 with Courtenay Dore
  • Thu Sep 06 12:05 - 12:55 with Sadie Webster
  • Mon Sep 10 12:05 - 12:55 with Alec Balfour
  • Tue Sep 11 12:05 - 12:55 with Courtenay Dore
  • Thu Sep 13 12:05 - 12:55 with Sadie Webster
  • Mon Sep 17 12:05 - 12:55 with Alec Balfour
  • Tue Sep 18 12:05 - 12:55 with Courtenay Dore
  • Thu Sep 20 12:05 - 12:55 with Sadie Webster