“Start where you are, Do what you can, Use what you have.”
Styles of Yoga Practice
The Original Hot Yoga
26 poses + 2 breathing exercises performed in a heated room. Beginner friendly. 90 minute + 60 minute classes. Come hydrated and ready to sweat, the room is heated to 40C with 40% humidity!
Participating in a 26+2 class will leave you feeling renewed and rejuvenated, cultivating a sense of well-being mentally and physically that lasts long after you leave the hot room. This sequence is a systematic and scientific prescription that can be used to treat ailments and is proven effective as preventive medicine against disease, sickness and all manner of issues physiologically, psychological and spiritually. Come stretch and strengthen every muscle in the body! It’s a great way to stay in shape, toning the muscles, organs and bones, and cultivate flexibility and improved circulation.
If you’re just starting out, the idea of doing yoga in a heated room may feel daunting… at first. Before trying something new it can be hard to even picture ourselves doing it. We guarantee that you’ll feel so great after your first class that you’ll want to keep coming back for more! The practice is designed for all bodies and all people, simply come as you are and do what you can. This is all that is required.
Showing up is often the hardest part! Don’t get discouraged if you’re not flexible or strong or if you are struggling with chronic pain or lack of motivation. The yoga will help and the positive changes in your overall health and mental state will be what keeps you coming! Many of us spending our days looking after others, focusing on the demands of the life + the outside world while self-care takes the back seat. Yoga class is time for you to give back to yourself so you can participate in your life fully. Fill your cup, energize your body, free your mind and have the best of yourself to give!
Bring a yoga mat and large beach towel for class. Wear light stretchy, tight-fitted clothing. Preferably something wick-wearing (not cotton). Shorts and a sports bra or tank top are most comfortable. Come well hydrated and on an empty stomach.
LUNCHTIME AERIAL Tuesdays 12-1pm* Special $10 Lunchtime Rate*
FLOW Aerial Mondays 6:30-7:30pm
FLOW Aerial Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm
FLOW Aerial Fridays 6:30-7:30pm
KIDS Aerial Saturdays 10-11:30am for Ages 9-12
KIDS Aerial Sundays 4:30-5:30pm for Ages 6-8
Only 7 spots per class! Please note registration closes 2 hours before class starts, so register early!
A fun fusion of yoga postures done in stretchy, yoga hammocks. The beautiful stretchy fabrics hang low to the ground in a hammock style so there is easy access to the floor. The fabric acts as a safe prop to assist the body in opening and relaxing while your weight is completely supported by the fabric in a zero-gravity situation. The hammock can be opened wide to lie inside or bunched together to sit, stand or support in stretching. Classes vary from active to more relaxed. There are numerous zero-gravity benefits including decompression, improved circulation, skeletal and nervous system health as well as joint mobility.
Cost: Drop-in, cost is $20 per person for a single class.
3 Class Card- $54+tax ($18/class)
Classes are separate from any Circle Studios Yoga Memberships.
or Try the FLY + FLOW PASS- 10 Class Card for $165 ($16.50/class) and do any classes on the schedule!!!
Please bring a yoga mat. Or we have mat rentals for $2.
What to wear: Fitted, stretchy tights or yoga pants that cover the back of the knees. Tops that are fitted and stretchy and can be tucked in to pants and completely cover your armpits. This protects the skin from rubbing directly on the fabric, preventing chafing and promoting the longevity of the fabrics. No shoes on the fabric, bare feet are ideal. Please keep fingernails and toenails smooth so they don’t rip the fabric. When choosing your clothing make sure no zippers or velcro. Please remove all jewelry including rings and refrain from wearing belts. Appropriate dress is highly important to preserve the silks from rips, snags and stains. Circle Studios has the right to deny class entrance if your clothing could damage the silks.
Is this safe: You will feel very safe in the hammocks as they are designed to hold over 2,000 lbs and hang low to the floor for easy grounding. The silks serve as a prop to help your body relax into the stretches in a zero-gravity sensation. Students are taught techniques to “tie or lock” themselves into the fabric to ensure safety. The instructor guides the class with slow, controlled movements, and will demonstrate first on how to set up the movement, feel supported during, and safely come out of the pose- before you try. Classes will start at an introductory level for new students who have never tried aerial yoga. You will develop comfort, focus, control and body awareness, while having a lot of fun.
Warm Vinyasa Flow
In this class you will be guided through a vigorous vinyasa practice in a warm room. This is an all-level class and will always offer modifications depending on your level of experience + ability. Come get a great workout! Cost: Drop-in, Classes are included in any Circle Studios Yoga Memberships. For non-members the noon classes are a special $10 lunch time drop-in rate. What to bring: Bring a yoga mat, towel + water bottle.
Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness. It is an ancient technology that works with breath, movement, postures, eye-focus, mantra, music, mudra, body-locks and meditation, to cleanse and strengthen the body and enhance focus and intuition. For many ages it was an oral tradition being passed only from teacher to student and was not taught publicly until it was brought to the west by Yogi Bhajan in 1969. He broke the age-old tradition of secrecy because he saw how much people were suffering and spiritually draught and knew these were effective tools to help. Classes leave you feel energized and uplifted. “There’s nothing which can be more precious in you than your own relationship with your own consciousness” –Yogi Bhajan. Cost: Drop-in, Classes are included with any Circle Studios Yoga Memberships. What to bring: Yoga mat, water, comfortable clothing you can move easily in. Staying after class for tea is optional 🙂
Inferno Hot Pilates
A challenging, full body, low impact, high intensity workout, using Pilates principles. The room is heated to 95 degrees (F) with 40% humidity. It is designed for all fitness levels. It helps tone and strengthen muscles without the pounding of a high impact workout. The class is performed with fast paced music making it fun and exciting. The class is super motivating, with students seeing results almost immediately.
$10 drop-in per class / or use your membership
Buti is about coming together as a tribe and offering what you have with no judgement. We focus on toning and sculpting muscles, and grounding through root chakra energy with a full dynamic asana flow. This is an all level class, but great for beginners to feel a little more comfortable in a relaxed atmosphere where you can feel free to let loose, and just move your body to the beat! Come out and join us on the mat, become part of our tribe, shift your vibration, and feel amazing!
$10 drop-in per class/ Nor use your membership
A slower paced class where you are guided to practice deep stillness in postures for anywhere between 2-5 minutes in length. These long, still holds target the connective tissue allowing for slow deep release. This is a powerful rehabilitative practice for healing injuries and chronic issues, while also being a deeply relaxing practice that helps to unwind and release stress. Often accompanied by live music. Cost: Drop-in, Classes are included with any Circle Studios Yoga Memberships. What to bring: Yoga mat and comfortable stretchy clothing.
Did you know we book yoga parties for aerial yoga or any style, and art parties for private group classes, birthday parties or any special gathering?!
From wine + art, to aerial yoga followed by making unicorn horns + face painting- We can customize your party to any age and preference! Choose time in the Aerial Yoga Studio, Hot Yoga Studio, Creative Art Studio or celebrating with cake + snacks! Let us know what you imagine and we can make something unique for the occasion!
Contact the studio to book! 905.522.YOGI | firstname.lastname@example.org | or HERE
“It’s never too late, it’s never too bad, and you’re never too old or too sick to start from scratch once again.”
– Bishnu Gosh
Heat + Sweat
In the Original Hot Yoga class of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises the heat is set to 40°C with 40% humidity, creating a hot and humid environment perfect for sweating. By heating your body, you loosen the muscles to receive deeper stretches. You are stretching as your strengthening in correct alignment in the hot room, which opens the body safely. With all the heat, humidity + stretching in class, generally you won’t feel tight the next day. The heat and postures increase circulation throughout the body. This cleanses the blood and rinses all your organs, glands, tissues, fibers and systems. As we generate sweat our internal body detoxifies and is cooled naturally through the largest organ, our skin. In addition, the cardiovascular system is stimulated and strengthened, thinning the blood and balancing blood pressure. The heart rate is increased enhancing the cardiovascular workout, strengthening the heart muscle and respiratory system, and facilitating weight loss.
Radiant Heat Therapy
Radiant heaters are therapeutic + detoxifying! Our Hot Yoga room is equipped with radiant heaters that work by heating our bodies and the objects in the room without heating the surrounding air like other forms of heat. For this reason, radiant hot rooms are suitable for people who suffer from respiratory issues but still want to access a hot yoga class. This unique heating also penetrates deep into the body tissues, causing the molecules to vibrate and expel toxins, fat and other impurities from your cells and into the blood stream to be released from the body via sweat! It is great therapy for sore muscles, stiffness and joint pain -especially chronic arthritis. Come and feel the benefits!
“The spine is the source of all energy in human life.” – Bishnu Charan Gosh The spine is the most complicated structure in our body. It is the major communication highway between your brain and body, with your central nervous system connecting throughout the whole body. A healthy spine means health throughout the entire body. In yoga class we stretch the spine in all directions throughout the various yoga postures, creating space between the vertebrae and developing the muscles of the back and abdomen. These movements encourage healing to the spine by taking pressure off the vertebral discs through natural traction and increasing blood flow to all areas of the spine, spinal cord + nerves of the central nervous system.
Connection with the breath is a powerful tool for health, awareness and relaxation. It is the life blood of Yoga practice… and of life force in the body! Practicing Yoga increases our supply of oxygen and also teaches us how to use that oxygen properly by cultivating breath awareness. Learning to move with slow deep steady breath during class increases the body’s vital energy, or prana. This contributes to the feelings of peace and clarity of mind and energizes the body naturally by oxygenating the blood down to every cell.
Oxygen deprivation is a major cause of spasms + other muscle pains and sciatica. Studies show breath control decreases stress in the body- this is helpful considering stress has been proven linked to 80% of all diseases. Moving mindfully with breath during this practice is a effective tool to help counteract stress, increase your energy and feel amazing naturally.
Yoga for the Mind
In this crazy busy world, where we’re all rushing from one place to the next and the day is filled to the brim, it’s easy for us to run on overdrive, living in a state of stress, fatigue and restlessness. Combining breath control and concentration with the postures, results in the mind slowing down and induces relaxation. In this state of relaxation we have the ability to think, see and feel from a fresh new perspective; increasing our self-awareness. We challenge you in class to focus on what you are doing moment by moment as a way to practice silencing the chatter in the mind. During practice we naturally develop the five qualities of the mind: concentration, determination, faith, patience and self-control. We will encourage you to never give up, no matter the obstacles until you reach your goals. All of this happens naturally in the yoga class – simply get here and do your best and let the benefits in!
“Yoga presents a complete reversal of our perceptual habits and thus a returning of the world itself. The direction of unlimited desire and egoic satisfaction cannot be sustained any longer. We are pressed at certain points in our lives to reimagine a way of communicating and a means for taking loving action so we don’t spin once again through the old turnings of the satisfaction-dissatisfaction cycle of samsara.” – Michael Stone
Yoga for Stress
What exactly is stress? There are two types of stress: Short-term bursts or acute stress and long-term chronic stress. In short-term bursts, stressful experiences that release stress hormones are a healthy way for us to respond to a potentially dangerous situation. However, with repeated stresses in our lives from things like work, family and physical or mental dis-ease that never go away, our bodies don’t get a break from these chemicals and this puts us into a state of perpetual fight or flight mode. Long-term, this weakens and congests our systems and can show up as a long list of symptoms that make being in our bodies extremely uncomfortable.
When our systems (immune, endocrine, nervous, etc.) are compromised continuously by a chronic supply of stress hormones in the body, we are prone to make poor diet and lifestyle choices that can make us feel depressed or anxious, causing migraines, neck tension, brain fog and low energy. Over time, this high cortisol internal environment can contribute to obesity and diabetes, chronic pain/exhaustion, hypertension, high blood pressure, adrenal fatigue and more.
Yoga is great for stress relief. Focusing on the body and breath helps to clear the mind and relieve physical tension. Movement and fresh circulation throughout the body will help to flush the body of these toxic chemicals. The challenges you face in yoga class give you tools to face challenges in life with composure, breath and relaxation. Invest your time and energy into yoga to cultivate a happier + healthier you.