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Yoga Schedule

Yoga in the Garden

Presented by Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden & The Canadian Yoga Institute

Sign up with The Canadian Yoga Institute or try a walk-in session by showing up at Nikka Yuko’s garden gate during the scheduled times below.  Yoga will be outdoors, so please come prepared. In inclement weather, classes will be held inside the pavilion or the Bunka Centre. Mat rental is available on location.

(Drop-In Price $19.95)


Hatha Yoga & Meditation

May – September 

Alternating dates:

Hatha Yoga: 1st & 3rd Mondays of the Month – 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Meditation: 2nd & 4th Mondays of the Month – 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

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.

Meditation is a grounding practice which helps you to know yourself better, appreciate yourself and others more, and allows you to get a more relaxed and sound sleep. Science has proven that regular meditation can have powerful long-lasting effects. Meditation helps to activate our rest-and-digest system and begin the process of ushering our body back to a more natural and calm state. Our body begins to heal and grows stronger and more resilient. Through mediation you begin to notice your body and mind more easily let go of daily stressors and challenges. You feel calmer. You can focus more clearly. You can be more creative. You feel more balanced and comfortable in your skin.

With the glow of nature surrounding you in the beautiful surroundings of Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens, join us to experience the beauty a meditative practice can bring to you.


Flow Yoga

May –  September

May – June:  5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
July – Aug: 9:30 am-10:45 am
September: 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

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


Tai Chi

May –  September

5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

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 are 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, and neuromuscular and resistance training.


Wellness Yoga

May –  September

5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

A Vini yoga practice is a healing discipline that will address the entire person (body, breath, mind, behaviours, 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 encourage overall well-being.

International Yoga Day
Free Yoga in the Garden
June 21, 2024

Questions? Contact us