What are Therapeutic Yoga Classes
These is not your typical yoga class, as a Yoga Therapist and Thai Massage Therapist I work with clients daily who struggle with pain, discomfort and loss or lack of mobility. We work on releasing tension and pain and then restrengthening and re-patterning the body to support your lifestyle and ability to thrive.
This is top of mind in my class plans. My goal is to provide you a way to support giving your body relief. And how you can support yourself not just in your yoga class but also during your work day and at home.
Save per class with our Class Passes
- Single Drop In Rate
- 5 Class Pass
- 10 Class Pass
- 5 Week Series Pass
- 8 Week Series Pass
- $70 ($14 per class)
- $130 ($13 per class)
- $65 ($13 per class)
- $104 ($13 per class)
All class prices are subject to GST
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Yin Yoga for Ease and Compassion
This class is an invitation to slow down and welcome ease and compassion as a contrast to our fast paced hectic lifestyles. We will focus on the inner and outer lines of the body, which is complementary to our predominant forward plane of movement, and also targets the liver and gall bladder meridians, which correspond with the emotional qualities of kindness, compassion, courage and clear decision making.
Yin Yoga is a still and passive practice that focuses on exercising the denser connective tissues of the body. By coming into poses that keep the muscles relatively inactive, gravity and time are skillfully used to allow release in the plastic-like tissue within the joint capsules, the dense connective tissue and bones. Working the body in this way greatly benefits the health of the joints by reducing fixation, maintaining functional mobility, preventing degeneration and increasing hydration.
Restorative Yoga or Self Love and Self Care
Self-care and self-love play a significant role in living a healthy, balanced and fulfilled life. In modern day living we encounter many stressful situations with little outlets for a healthy release. We live in a way that often restricts natural human movement. Tension in the body builds with tension in the mind and the result is often pain, illness and disturbed sleep patterns. Through restorative yoga postures and gentle stretches chronic stress and tension can be released. Mind and body can return to a state of improved health and vitality.
Sonya began her yoga journey in a high school gym class, which makes her laugh now. Everyone starts somewhere, right? She went on to enjoy many different styles of yoga, over the next 20 years. She is uniquely well versed in the amazing things a human body is capable of; having worked as a Birth and Postpartum Doula for the past 10 years. In 2018 she jumped on the opportunity to begin her registered yoga teacher training, with Mandorla Yoga Institute. Through the Mandorla Yoga Institute, she has learned the fundamentals of embodiment restorative, yin and flow yoga practices. Embodiment yoga has roots that descend from India via Krishnamacharya in 1888 and is closely associated with Viny Yoga. In embodiment yoga, students learn to listen closely to what their bodies really need; in addition to encouraging each individual to not push past their own bodies physical limitations. Sonja is excited to bring this style of yoga to the residents in, and around, Airdrie. She recognizes the need for this particular style of yoga in Alberta’s fast-paced, often stressful culture. She is also excited to bring yoga, and mindfulness practices, into the lives of children and thoroughly enjoys being on her mat with little ones.
When on her own mat Sonja thoroughly enjoys an invigorating, non-heated, flow practice most. You’ll often find her testing her limits doing inversions, and willing to try just about anything.
Today Sonja finds herself living in Airdrie with the love of her life, Jay; and their three children. In her free time, you’ll find her hiking in the backcountry, camping with her kids, in friend’s yoga studio, tending her garden or volunteering as a Scout leader. She also owns a Doula agency where she enjoys mentoring her Doulas and witnessing the magic of families being born. Her personal mantra is “you were made to do hard things.”