Morning Hatha Flow


This class is taught by:

Shannon McInnis

Shannon McInnis (Yogi Brijabala) has been actively practicing yoga for the last 12 years. In that time, she has completed numerous marathons, competed in two Ironman 70.3 races, and holds a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Along her journey, Yogi Brijabala has taken all of the lessons she has learned in her yoga practice and applied them to all of her challenges. The daily practices of yoga, mindfulness, and Ayurveda have shaped Yogi Brijabala into an avid gardener, animal enthusiast, and nature lover. Yogi Brijabala has completed her 200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Roxanne Joly at Kalyana Yoga Shala and has started her pursuit of further yogic studies with her 500hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with Loren Crawford at ReYoga. Yogi Brijabala mindfully sequences her practices to ensure that every person can enjoy all of the asanas in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere.

Emilie Tobin

Thirteen years ago, Emilie walked into her first yoga class at the original Upward Dog Yoga located on Mackay Street. She was looking for a new pastime amidst a time of significant change and quickly fell in love with the physical part of yoga. It took a decade of consistent practice for Emilie to accept and embrace that yoga is so much more than the physical body. Yoga has allowed this mind-racing extrovert to pause, reflect and find grounding both on and off the mat.

Emilie completed her 200 hour Hatha Teacher Training in July 2015 and has been teaching ever since. She originally enrolled for teacher training as a way of deepening her own practice, but the minute she sat in her teacher’s seat, she felt a true sense of belonging.

Emilie has a true passion for teaching and takes great joy watching her students grow and flourish. She is excited to be joining the Upward Dog team as her yoga journey has come full circle!
After a long night’s sleep, the body must move gently to allow for a gradual wakeup. Morning Hatha Flow begins by gently moving the body and awakening the breath with pranayama. Postures are practice in a sequence to allow stretching and aligning the body. In this class you will find balance by increasing strength and flexibility while moving mindfully with the breath. A morning practice is the best way to start your day!

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Aug 22 6:30 - 7:30 with Shannon McInnis
  • Fri Aug 24 6:30 - 7:30 with Emilie Tobin
  • Wed Aug 29 6:30 - 7:30 with Shannon McInnis
  • Fri Aug 31 6:30 - 7:30 with Emilie Tobin
  • Wed Sep 05 6:30 - 7:30 with Shannon McInnis
  • Fri Sep 07 6:30 - 7:30 with Emilie Tobin
  • Wed Sep 12 6:30 - 7:30 with Shannon McInnis
  • Fri Sep 14 6:30 - 7:30 with Emilie Tobin
  • Wed Sep 19 6:30 - 7:30 with Shannon McInnis
  • Fri Sep 21 6:30 - 7:30 with Emilie Tobin