Experience pure relaxation as you meditate in the peaceful serenity of Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden. Breathe deep and allow the tranquility to melt away the stresses of daily life. Each summer we work with local yoga studios to offer classes in a truly unique setting. Review our upcoming summer schedule and find a class that is right for you!

Yoga will be outdoors, so please come prepared for an outdoor experience. In inclement weather, the yoga class will be moved indoors.

108 Garden Yoga Experience - $25

Included in this package is:

  • Yoga mat rental 
  • One yoga class in the garden - can be used for any class with the Canadian Yoga Institute
  • Courtesy pass for a future visit to the garden

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Drop In - $19.95

Yoga class only, no package. Must be paid at the Bunka Centre prior to the start of class. Can be used for any class with the Canadian Yoga Institute.

YOGA CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & DATES:

Flow Yoga: 

Enjoy an active style of yoga, which links poses together in a fluid manner with the breath brings a perfect balance of energy and calm to the body and mind.

  • Wednesdays: May 11 - September 28, 6-7:15PM
  • Tuesdays: July 5 - August 30, 10-11:15AM

Wellness Yoga:
A viniyoga practice, the healing discipline that will address the entire person (body, breath, mind, behaviors, emotions and spirit). Each movement is always linked to the breath to create inner awareness and really feel how the body responds to movement. This in turn brings greater awareness to the spine and the breath, improving functional movement patterns and core stability. This class will help to promote self care and encouraging overall well being.

  • Thursdays: May 12 - September 29, 5:30-6:45PM

Hatha Yoga:
The emphasis will be on longer, static holds, there is less flow-based movement and more depth in each asana. You will go through a combination of standing, seated and lying postures that will challenge balance, strength and flexibility.Explore the postures you previously learned in greater detail & learn additional classical postures. You’ll also learn a new Vinyasa flow sequence that will challenge your heart rate and build overall strength.

  • Thursdays: July 7 - August 25, 10-11:15AM

Tai Chi:
This class consists of slow continuous, soft and circular movements in a flowing form. You’ll perform a series of postures or movements in a slow, graceful manner. Each posture flows into the next without pausing. All levels welcome. Tai Chi is a form of self-healing within Traditional Chinese Medicine for your health and vitality represented as “chi” or “qi”, your life force. A sophisticated form of movement therapy and martial art, you will learn how to use the basic principles of Tai Chi: Breath, Concentration, Balance, Coordination and Relaxation by using slow, gentle, beautiful movements. Your entire body is activated internally and externally enhancing a relaxed mental attitude, building good health, mindfulness, brain fitness, neuromuscular and resistance training.

  • Saturdays: May 7 - September 24, 9-10:15AM
Purchase a summer or seasonal yoga pass through the Canadian Yoga Institute or call 403-394-9642.

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