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.
Alec Balfour instructs the following:
Yin and Aroma Therapy
Hot Power Flow
Hot Power Flow Yoga is a powerful, energetic form of yoga where students fluidly move from one pose to the next while connecting their breathing to their movements. This class is offered in a heated room.
Movement and Meditation
This is a class that reflects classical roots of yoga - a sequence of asana that is slow paced with focus on alignments, not vinyasa style. Asana are performed to warm up your body and prepare it for the main part - meditation. You will be guided and supported by the instructor during meditation so that your mind follows your will, not the other way around.
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.
Animal Fusion Flow
Animal Fusion Flow is a mix of Hatha Yoga and Animal Movement: it is a mindful movement that will enhance your mobility and core strength, will add flexibility and peace of mind. Available to beginners and advance practitioners. (If wrists are injured or knees this class may not be accessible)
Hatha All Levels
HATHA ALL LEVELS: A Hatha class is aimed at helping students achieve proper body alignment while exploring breath techniques in traditional Hatha yoga postures, developing strength, balance, flexibility and relaxation while connecting the mind, body and soul.
Arm Balance Workshop
Arm Balance Workshop with Alec Balfour
Whether you are brand new to arm balances or want to refine your form and add to your practice, this workshop is for you!
Build strength, face your fears, and learn how to take care of your wrists
Your investment $40 plus HST