Karma Teachers New West



Karma Teachers New West is pleased to provide FREE-or-by-donation yoga and meditation classes in service to the community. Our certified yoga teachers offer a variety of classes suitable for all levels. Everyone is welcome, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.


200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (May 22-June 17)


Address: 28 Sixth Street, New Westminster, BC
email: newwest@karmateachers.com


Class Schedule

Click here to register via MindBody Online.

8:00-8:30 am Morning Meditation * Diane
8:45-10:00 am Yoga for Creatives * Diane
1:30-3:00 pm Yang to Yin Amanda
7:00-8:15 pm De-Stress Yoga * Amy
  9:15-10:15 am Guided Meditation * Ramyar
  10:30-11:45 am Hatha Flow * Ramyar
3:45-4:15 pm Group Meditation Unguided * Amanda
4:30-5:30 pm Meditative Yin * Amanda
6:00-7:15 pm QiFlow Min
7:30-8:30 pm Stretch + Relax + Explore Yoga * Pilar
  12:15-1:15 pm Gentle Hatha * Sam
4:15-5:15 pm Hatha * Krista
6:00-7:15 pm Peaceful Warrior * Desmond
7:45-9:00 pm Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercise (TRE™)* Desmond
10:30-11:45 am Yin Hatha Fusion * Miranda
6:00-7:15 pm Classical Yoga Karthik
7:30-8:30 pm Restorative Hatha * Min
10:30-11:45 am Power Susie
5:30-6:45 pm Flow Eden
7:00-8:15 pm Friday Night Chillout * Camilo
9:00-10:15 am Meditation + Yoga Flow * Tania
11:30-12:45 pm Weekend Flow Jenn
3:15-4:30 pm Restorative * Ashley
10:00-11:00 am Sunday Funday Flow Molly
5:30-6:45 pm Inner Peace: Breath & Meditation * Karthik & Raghuvir
7:00-8:15 pm Candlelight Chillout & Restorative * Min


* Suitable for beginners.

This schedule is subject to change. Please check MindBody Online for the most up-to-date information about our classes. Thank you!


BioTensegrity-Inspired Hatha
The Tensegrity model of human anatomy posits that everything is connected, and that any action or change in one part of the body is experienced instantly and everywhere throughout the whole. When paired with yoga, it leads to a more fluid, personal, intuitive progression through a posture or sequence and encourages the student to uncover a way of practicing that is his or hers alone.
Hatha yoga is a generic term that refers to any type of yoga involving physical postures. Nearly every type of yoga class taught in the West is hatha yoga. When a class is called Hatha, it generally means that you will get a gentle introduction to the most basic yoga postures. Depending on the sequence, you may work up a sweat in a Hatha  class, and you will definitely leave class feeling longer, more limber and more relaxed.
Inner Peace: Breath & Meditation
Experience the power of breathing, meditation and yogic wisdom with Art of Living teachers Raghuvir Jhaveri & Karthik Chatapuram.
Peaceful Warrior
The warrior inside all of us does battle with the forces of ego, ignorance and fear to carve out for us the life we are meant to live. How we do anything is how we do everything. So on the mat, we discover our habitual responses to discomfort, tension and fear … and then we make a new choice. We use the breath and the body–the tools that are always at our disposal–to practice conscious choice, self-compassion and response-ability. Peace is the way and the destination. What have you got to lose but your suffering?
Tai Chi inspired Vinyasa practice. We will dive deep into the depths of our strength, balance, grace and patience as we ebb and flow through space. This is a practice of giving ourselves permission to feel everything deeply. By slowing down and moving with our breath, we learn to give ourselves more time and space physically, mentally and emotionally as we identify and soften patterns that keep us tense and closed, fearful and defensive. We are here to rediscover honesty of experience and strength of spirit.
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 heals mind and body through simple forms that activate the parasympathetic nervous system.
Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercise (TRE)
TRE® (Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercise) is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Created by Dr. David Berceli, PhD, TRE® safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance.
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 create smooth transitions from pose to pose, and often use music to accentuate the fluid nature of these classes.
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 from one to 10 minutes. The aim is to increase flexibility and encourage release of tension, mental, emotional and physical. It is a powerful way to learn basic meditation and stilling the mind. It is ideal for bodybuilders and other athletic people who need to release tension in the tissues surrounding hardworking joints.