Yoga For Every Body

No need to sign up online. Our practices are all drop-in this summer season. Please pay as you go or purchase a 10-class pass. Cash, e-transfer or credit card.

  • One class is $20 (includes HST)
  • A 10-class pass is $150 (includes HST)  ~ Passes valid for 12 months after purchase date.

Spring & Summer Yoga Schedule: May 2 – Sept 3

Sunday, 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm – Sweet Sunday – Soft and Simple with Sharon McGuire

Be still.  Be slow.  Breathe and Connect.  A unique combination of gentle hatha and Qigong, an age-old practice that harnesses the power of breath, movement and intention setting.  It is performed at a slower pace with less intense positions and includes extended time for supported meditation, yogic breath work and relaxation.  This class encourages movement without the potential for strain.  It is great yoga for beginners or just a beautiful way to end your weekend and transition into the week.

Tuesday, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm – Hatha Flow Gentle Yoga with Jaybe Mascarinas

This class increases flexibility, calms the mind and strengthens the body.  This hatha based class utilizes the concept of vinyasa (flow) as the basis to build up strength slowly over time to increase the depth of practice.  With several modifications available, this class encourages you to practice being with challenges.  It encourages you to deepen your understanding of the postures & basic alignment in the body, breathing, and relaxation techniques. Designed for mixed-level participants.

Wednesday, 10:00 am – 11:15 am – Gentle Yoga for Strength, Stability & Flexibility with Marci Tordiff

A comfortably paced class with approachable postures but increasing the ability to move from the core to align, strengthen and promote flexibility on the floor and in standing postures.   Clear cueing, creative sequencing and props are used to energize and melt tension. In this gentle class, we don’t spend a lot of time on our hands, and there are minimal up-and-down transitions.  Breathing techniques are also integrated.  This is an accessible, all-level class.

Wednesday, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm – From Movement to Meditation with Marci Tordiff

Slow Down and be in this moment.  A practice that will melt your day away and bring your nervous system into a state of healing.  In this seated/lying down practice you will keep close to the earth and supported.  Begin with a little bit of yin, stretching your connective tissues.  Move into the bliss of restorative release and end the practice with a guided relaxation, Yoga Nidra.  Reconnect and down-regulate.

Instructor Bio’s

Sharon McGuire:

Learning and guiding others on a path of health and wellness has been my lifelongpassion. It led me through 42 years of my very rewarding career in nursing, becoming a Reiki Master/Teacher, and over 25 years of yoga practice. I have completed the CYT-200 hour training plus another 300 hours (including traditional Chinese Medicine for yogis and C.A.R’s -controlled articular rotation) and am nearing completing 100 hrs certification in Yin Yoga. I love to blend Qi Qong, Reiki and other modalities into every class I teach. I have found them to be very impactful for me in my own life, and I have witnessed the impact on all my students – on and off the mat. My goal is to continue to share yoga. Hopefully, along the way, others will come to know the simplicity of movement, breath, and rest in stillness on their path of yoga.

Jaybe Mascarinas:

I feel most connected when I take time to step onto my mat. I get to examine how the breath feels, where I’m holding tension & to create moments to listen. There’s nothing quite like tuning in and checking in with yourself. That space where you are practicing to dive in a little deeper grows each time I step onto my mat. After completing my 500hr RYT, Reiki II, Yoga Relief Meditation Specialist and Yoga Nidra 1, the thing I appreciate most about teaching Yoga is having the privilege to remind students to take time listen, to remind them to check in with themselves & with the help of asanas & meditation, being able to connect students back to their bodies & breath. You will find a lot of references in my class about Alignment & Energy because there are many things in our day-to-day lives that disconnect us from this. So, it’s my job to remind students to move, breathe & let go!

Marci Tordiff:

A committed and life-long student of Yoga and Ayurveda…and many things in between; this road has taken me from experimental painting and sculpture at OCAD to a certified Pastry Chef at George Brown College,  to operating a successful wellness practice for many years in Orono. When the time was ripe, I got serious about yoga and earned my CYT-200, and am nearing completion of my 300 hr certification,  adding in many workshops, retreats, and immersions to enrich my teaching skills and unique approach.   I feel good about designing classes and retreats that are as comfortable as they are creative, while being mindful that they don’t have to be fancy to be meaningful. We can’t always be our best selves, but through the practice of yoga- we can all be better together.