Karma Teachers Toronto

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KARMA TEACHERS TORONTO

New Downtown Location opening soon! More FREE or By-donation classes coming up. 

 

ABOUT

There is no pre-registration required. Mats are available for use for FREE. All donations support ongoing operating costs to ensure we can continue to make yoga accessible.

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If you are interested in participating in the community as a volunteer or teacher please email toronto@karmateachers.com

 

LOCATION

688 Richmond Street West, Suite 103, Toronto, Ontario

Yoga Style guide

Style
Description
Hatha
Hatha yoga is a generic term that refers to any type of yoga that teaches physical postures. Nearly every type of yoga class taught in the West is hatha yoga. When a class is marketed as hatha, it generally means that you will get a gentle introduction to the most basic yoga postures. You probably won’t work up a sweat in a hatha yoga class, but you should end up leaving class feeling longer, looser, and more relaxed.
Vinyasa
Vinyasa (pronounced “vin-yah-sah”) is the Sanskrit word for “flow”, and vinyasa classes are known for their fluid, movement-intensive practices. Vinyasa teachers choreograph their classes to smoothly transition from pose to pose, and often play music to keep things lively.
Yin
Yin yoga comes from the Taoist tradition and focuses on passive, seated postures that target the connective tissues in the hips, pelvis and lower spine. Poses are held for anywhere between one and 10 minutes. The aim is to increase flexibility and encourage a feeling of release and letting go. It is a wonderful way to learn the basics of meditation and stilling the mind. As such, it is ideal for athletic types who need to release tension in overworked joints, and it is also good for those who need to relax.
Restorative
Restorative yoga is a delicious way to way to relax and soothe frayed nerves. Restorative classes use bolsters, blankets, and blocks to prop students in passive poses so that the body can experience the benefits of a pose without having to exert any effort. Restorative yoga is all about healing the mind and body through simple forms. It is similar to yin yoga, but with less emphasis on flexibility and more on relaxing.