Spirit Matters Centre

Offering retreats, yoga and astrology guidance in Almonte, Ontario

Yoga Classes

Almonte yoga classes at Spirit Matters

Yoga is the oldest system of personal development in the world. It provides an understanding of what a human being is and what is needed to have balance and harmony within ourselves and with other people. Hatha Yoga helps stretch and tone the muscles, joints, spine and skeleton. It also tones the internal organs, the glands and the nerves. Yoga deep breathing calms and relaxes the emotions and nourishes inner peace: the fountain of vitality and health.

Those New To Yoga

Anyone new to yoga can easily integrate with Mixed Level or Restorative classes.

Beginner’s / Gentle Yoga

This course will introduce all aspects of hatha yoga practice including: correct breathing, body alignment, and a variety of yoga postures that will increase strength, flexibility, concentration and deep relaxation.
Restorative Yoga

Gentle postures practiced in this class will help relieve the effects of chronic pain and stress, ease the over-active mind and reduce blood pressure and fluid retention. The exercises tone and strengthen the muscles, skeleton and joints, and tone and balance the nervous and hormonal systems. The session is ideal for those suffering from back pain, high blood pressure, arthritis, osteoporosis or immune dysfunction, and for those who have been away from activity or are recovering from illness or surgery.

Vinyasa / Vigorous

“Vinyasa” means the integration of movement and breath. In this class students are introduced to the technique of linking traditional yoga poses in a free-flowing sequence, synchronized with the breath. The class includes both standing poses, which promote balance and strength, and floor poses, which deeply open and relax the body and mind.

Kundalini

Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic form of yoga that awakens awareness. It uses sets of yogic postures and movements (asana) with meditative focus, breath work (pranayama), and sound (mantra). In addition to strengthening the health and well being of the physical body, it is very useful for emotional balance, mental clarity, stress relief, and personal transformation. Kundalini energy is the energy of awareness. This energy of awareness lies dormant within us until through yoga, meditation, or spiritual practices, we begin to awaken it. When Kundalini is awake, it enriches people’s lives emotionally, intellectually, physically, and spiritually. Moreover, its arousal purportedly contributes to the cure of many intractable diseases. Simply put, awakening our “kundalini” is just awakening our own awareness and consciousness so we can live a much richer, fuller life. All Levels.

Mixed Level classes – those new to yoga may join these classes

These classes focus on the different aspects of a well-rounded yoga practice. All classes emphasize deep breathing and slow movement stretches which tone muscles and nerves, loosen and flex joints, strengthen the skeleton, improve circulation and balance the hormonal system. The effect is to relax body and mind, relieve tension and cultivate mental calm and clarity.