Whether you wish to sample different classes or commit to your favourite, Atlas Studio will support you with amazing yoga classes and instructors. Classes that do not consistently meet a minimum registration amount may be canceled. If you are unable to attend a class that you have registered for, please call (519) 240-9642 to allow us to open your space for another student.
Please note – Atlas Studio will be closed for the following holidays: Family day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday August, Labour Day, Thanksgiving day, Christmas Day, New Years Day. Atlas yoga classes are open to all age groups and fitness levels. Drop into any class or register for your favourite. Choose from a single class pass, multi- class passes, or an unlimited pass to maximize the benefit of Atlas Yoga in your life. back to top
Cambridge Studio 18 Ainslie Street South, Unit B –
entrance at the back of the building – beside Monigram Coffee Roasters Classes are 75 min each except Tue/Thu Kundalini Yoga at noon (50 min) and Fri 2:00 Samāsa/Hatha (50 min). Unless it is said otherwise, all classes are Yoga classes. University of Waterloo School of Architecture TBA
- Drop In Class anytime, any class 20.00
- (please, online register, call or text to make sure there is space)
- 5 class pass 84.00
- 10 class pass 130.00
- 20 class pass 220.00
- Unlimited month pass 84.00
- Semester Pass / unlimited classes 300.00 * Students receive 50% off classes Atlas classes
The Atlas Method – Samāsa =Fusion –Live your own Yoga
Samāsa – Fusion Prana – life force attached to the breath Vinyasa – evolution, wave, cycle, flow of asanaFlow – unified consciousness Where attention goes, energy follows, this class will take us through a deep experience of being in the flow, we will work our muscles, challenge the body, mind and spirit to explore the space within and around us. Our teachers are experienced in leading classes with multi-level participants, no matter whether you are a beginner; been doing yoga for a while; or if you have been doing yoga your whole life, you will find something just for you on the mat. The Atlas yoga method is organized into a complete physically logical system of tapas (or exercise) that will bring mental, physical and spiritual balance, strength and flexibility. Drawing from ancient wisdom, modern research and science this methodology is a one path to optimal health and well-being. Awareness Centering through stillness and breath. Guided imagery to bring attention and intention into focus and to use the power of the mind to enhance the embodied experience. Warm-up Gentle somatic exercises that coordinate breath and range of motion movement will wake up, invigorate, and prepare the body and mind for the asanas (postures) that follow. A method for releasing chronically contracted muscles, creating freedom and optimal movement. Posture and alignment Floor, sitting, and standing asanas that enhance awareness of posture while helping to stretch, strengthen, and elongate the spine. Stretch Carefully calibrated floor, sitting and standing asanas that increase muscle-flexibility, joint range of motion and awareness of self. Strength Effective asanas that progressively tone and shape abdominals, upper, middle and lower back, gluteals, hamstrings, quadriceps, calves and feet, shoulders, arms and hands. Balance and Coordination Standing and moving asanas that center, orient and propel you through space with grace and confidence, through the strengthening of the connection between the center in the old brain stem for balance and the muscles used in each posture infused with prana (life force). Integration ~ Relaxation ~ Rejeuvenation Deep relaxation techniques are used to integrate the physical, mental and spiritual efforts of this method; giving the self an opportunity to heal and grow. Meditation The Atlas Method explores movement as a pathway to a deep natural state of meditation. This integrative method includes a variety of techniques that will move concentrically into deeper and deeper states of consciousness as the participant is ready. Other Styles of Yoga:
Ashtanga –Ashtanga yoga can be a dynamic and challenging form of hatha yoga. Each pose is linked to the next through a series of connecting movements called vinyasa, allowing the body to create heat and leading to more flexibility. Smooth, sonorous, deep breathing (ujjayi), gaze point(dristi) and energy locks (bandhas) are synchronized with the movements. This powerful and vigorous practice can purify and realign the body, the practice can cultivate a feeling of inner peace, and lead to a natural state of meditation. Breathwalk – Breathing and walking comprise two of our simplest activities, yet they are also two of our most powerful actions. By bringing them together in a systematic and meditative way, we can enhance our physical, emotional, and spiritual fitness, tapping into our vitality and life force. This class will combine an outdoor walking, and indoor floor practice. Hatha – There are six major branches of yoga: hatha, raja, karma, bhakti, jnana, and tantra yoga. Hatha yoga is the type most familiar to Westerners and is often taught as a form of physical therapy. A typical hatha yoga practice consists of a sequence of asanas (the postures), designed to exercise all parts of the body in the course of the practice. The asanas incorporate six basic movements: forward bends, backward bends,lateral side bends and twists. The postures have traditional sanskrit names, such as Eagle Pose, Half Moon Pose, or Mountain Pose. There are steps for entering and leaving the pose, and the student is taught to concentrate on optimal form and alignment. The pose is held for a period of time (from 3 breaths to 3 minutes), during which the practitioner concentrates on the breath. Mental focus and concentration is developed in order to maintain a sense of being grounded and balanced in the asanas. At the close of the practice, most students of yoga rest in a position that allows for a period of integration and meditation may follow. Most yoga practices take about 75 minutes, some classes may be as short as 45 minutes. Participants are encouraged to work at their own level. Classes may be restorative to challenging depending on the focus of the class and the instructor. Hot Vigorous Yoga – A vigorous 90 minute workout designed to tone the muscles, develop a deeper feeling for the Yoga postures, and a sense of well being.This class follows many Ashtanga series flows. This class is held in a heated studio. Be prepared to sweat! Bring a large towel. Kudalini Yoga – is a potent and effective system of self-transformation and personal development. Kundalini Yoga stimulates individual growth through systematic techniques that strengthen the nervous system and balance the glandular system (the guardians of health), for increased stability and vitality. Meditation improves mental concentration, sharpens awareness and give the direct experience of consciousness. Kundalini Yoga encompasses and draws from all yogic systems and techniques. MySore – A traditional way to come to the mat and practice Ashtanga yoga. Come out and join experienced teachers and practice in a studio environment where you can find support, direction and assistance to take your personal practice to the next level. Pre-natal – Come and enjoy the company of other pregnant women while you learn safe, effective stretches as well as deep breathing techniques to prepare the body and mind for childbirth. Prenatal classes are specially modified for women in any stage of pregnancy. Stork Yoga – Come and enjoy the company of other moms/dads with young babies/children and continue the beautiful experience of bonding with your baby while maintaining or cultivating your own yoga practice. The focus of these classes will be on toning and restoring strength in the upper body, abdomen and the pelvic floor after the birth of a child. Restorative Yoga – Although many of our classes have restorative properties, a true restorative class is a little different. A restortive class includes a small amount of vinyasa (or flow) to open the body and prepare it for the remainder of the practice. Then we move into deeply supportive, long holding postures using blankets, blocks, straps, etc to support the body and allow you to retreat within yourself. These classes are meant to leave your body, mind and spirit feeling well rested and nourished. Yin/Yang Yoga– Combines passive and active asanas with pranayama and meditation into a very deep, integrated and satisfying practice. Yin yoga uses long, passive holds to work on the deep, dense connective tissues of the body–the tendons, ligaments and cartilage–which are difficult to energize and open. Yin yoga is most beneficial when practiced before a more active asana practice, not afterward. When working actively, the pranic flow and circulation are directed into the muscles and superficial connective tissues. By comparison, a long-held passive pose practiced while the muscles are not yet warm allows the energy to reach the deeper connective tissues of the joints and the corresponding pathways of the meridian system. (The meridian system is composed of energy channels.) The prana (or life force) stimulates and tones the joints’ deep connective tissues, increasing the supply of fluids to them, making them less dense and enabling them to stretch appropriately. As a result, the body becomes more flexible, the joints become “juicier,” and energy blocks along the meridians are removed, enabling the organs to function better. And because the influx of prana works on the nervous system too, we become not only calmer but also more focused. As a result, the body becomes more flexible, the joints become “juicier,” and energy blocks along the meridians are removed, enabling the organs to function better. And because the influx of prana works on the nervous system too, we become not only calmer but also more focused. Yoga Chikitsa – Traditionally the primary series is called yoga chikitsa, here we have taken liberty with the word, keeping its original intention which was therapy and applied it to our classes that are designed to bring us all back to a level where we could one day practice the primary series of Ashtanga yoga. What has developed is a therapeutic style of yoga that can be restorative, relaxing and from time to time challenging. Perfect for recovering from injuries, surgery, child birth and emotional trauma or just a nice break in the day to feel a little more grounded and to relive a tired aching body.