Can I just drop in?
Yes, online Hatha Yoga Flow classes are offered Fridays at 9:30am on a drop in basis. They are booked online at The Yoga Root. Look on this schedule for the Friday class with Lori and then click the link to register on Wellness Living. Please sign up at least 30 minutes prior class and have your yoga mat ready! About 15 minutes prior you and may log on to the Wellness Living site and click the Zoom class. No special props are needed, however a cushion and strap may be helpful for those bodies that are feeling a bit stiff. Prepare yourself for a well rounded, heart warming flow. For more information on class content please see Class Styles.
Do I need a yoga mat?
It is a good idea to have your own yoga mat and a bit of cleared space to fully enjoy the class. Any style of mat will do, however the typical sticky mats used for yoga are best to keep you from slipping. Even when practicing at home, it is recommended to wipe down your mat with a natural cleaning solution or a little bit of soap and water on a regular basis.
What do I wear to class?
One of the wonderful things about practicing yoga online is that you can wear your pajamas if you wish! In all seriousness, any comfortable exercise clothing can be used and light layers are always best.
Is it a good idea to eat before class?
As it would affect your exercise session, it is best not to eat much within 2 hours of class time. Even then only a light meal is recommended. After class, eating a full meal (or a handful of super foods) is the best way to improve your metabolism.
Do you play music during your classes?
Yes, there is typically relaxation music to enhance your yoga experience. Ultimately, individuals are encouraged to focus their attention inwards, however the background sounds are there to enjoy as you slip in and out of a deeper state of awareness.
What if the class is too easy or too difficult?
After your first class, if you are uncertain, you can ask Lori to help you determine if the class is suitable for you. You must however always listen to your body and avoid inverted postures if you have high blood pressure, are menstruating, are pregnant or have any eye, ear, nose or throat infections.
Is it O.K. to leave early, while class is still in session?
It is preferred that you commit to the full class time however you are welcome to pop on or off Zoom classes at any time. The relaxation at the end of class is an important integrated part of the practice, so please schedule accordingly.
Can I arrange for private yoga or one-on-one personal assistance?
Yes, Lori is available for private yoga therapy with students to help customize their wellness needs. The first session is 90 minutes and all subsequent appointments for these yoga and/or wellness consultation are 60 minutes. Please see the Private Yoga Therapy page for more information and to arrange for a Free 15 Minute Phone Consultation.
Does Body Harmony Yoga support charitable organizations?
Since 2002, Body Harmony Yoga has supported various charitable organizations including Doctor’s Without Borders, The Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders and Camp Moomba. As well, for several years Body Harmony sponsored a child through World Vision Canada. In addition, the studio participants of the 2nd Annual Journey of Our Hearts program graciously donated over $1000 to help build a school in Pisac, Peru. Currently, OXFAM Canada is the charity of our choice.