Karma Yoga and Functional Fitness
Wednesdays, 10am & noon, Fridays, 6:15pm, see below for room locations
HSCA is excited to launch a Karma Yoga and Functional Fitness program in January! All classes will be Karma (suggested $5 donation) on a drop-in basis (no registration required, but classes will be capped based on room size). Bring your own mat and exact cash/Calgary Dollars. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before start time.
Athletic Yoga Flow: Influenced by the vinyasa system of Ashtanga Yoga this class will involve an invigorating flow of breath and movement through dynamic stretches, balance and core stability moves. The class will conclude with gentle hip openers and relaxation.
Wednesdays at 10-11am in the Gymnasium
Pilates Infused Core: This class will work on integrating core strength into basic functional movements; squatting, lunging, pushing and pulling. A large component of the class will be spent supine and prone working to balance the weak links in the posterior and frontal chains of the body targeting the various layers of the back and front "core" of the body. This class will be educational, functional and challenging.
Wednesdays at 12-1pm in the Gymnasium
Mindful Yin: This class will accommodate all levels of mobility. Postures will be held for longer periods of time allowing the participant to unwind mentally and physically. Please bring a pillow or bolster.
Fridays at 6:15-7:15pm in the Hearth Room
About the instructor: Lisa began studying yogic sciences chiefly through meditative disciplines and inquiry into metaphysics and Indian philosophy at the age of 16. 7 years later she took her first Ashtanga class and as an athlete from the age of 8, she was hooked on the dynamics of the practice. Lisa has traveled to India and beyond in pursuit of her passion. She has done various teacher trainings in Ashtanga, Iyengar, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra styles of practice. Lisa is a graduate of our Wild Rose College of Natural Healing and an AFLCA certified mind body specialist; with a background in pilates, barre and group fitness instruction. She is passionate about our community and offers restorative yoga therapy and massage out of her home studio in Sunnyside.