In Deep Cove, there is a Yoga studio where the tranquility begins before you walk in the door.
One of the first things you notice when you arrive at Maa Yoga, at 489 Dollarton Highway in North Vancouver, is the rainforest surroundings and a view of Burrard Inlet and Indian Arm. The air, scented with sea and cedar refreshes you and helps melt the stresses of your day.
The Yoga space is a mix of warm lighting and discreet natural illumination, spacious and free from distractions. The high ceilings and simple floor plan allow for freedom of movement and concentration. It's a perfect balance of comfort and simplicity.
No one is too out of shape to do yoga. Being in harmony with yourself is not limited to people who are in good shape. With regular practice of yoga, you will experience wellbeing in your body and mind, and develop a positive body consciousness.
Physical well being is the harmonious orchestra of different organs and body parts working together. Yoga exercises include stretching, dynamic aerobic flow of postures, and postures to massage the internal organs and to regulate the flow of blood. Yoga postures give special focus to the spine, which houses the central nervous system, thus carrying the benefits to the level of the mind. Yoga also reduces 'disharmony' in the form of stress and improper posture in the body.
Yoga is helpful in relieving stress and pain, improving breathing, managing weight and improving your circulation.
Your strength, endurance and flexibility will improve and you will feel a greater sense of peace in your life.
You'll feel the benefits of yoga from any amount of time or frequency devoted to the practice. A good beginning is two or three 75 minutes classes per week, gradually building up the duration per day and per week.
Your body may change a lot the first year of yoga and you need to listen and adapt and adjust your practice to work with your body. Ahimsa, the yogic practice of nonviolence, should be adhered to when engaging in the practice of postural yoga. Respect your body's limitations and inner wisdom. If something feels wrong, do not do it, and ask the teacher.
All instructors are Yoga Alliance certified and are driven by a passion to serve and encourage self-love, acceptance, creativity and the release of constricting negative energy and inhibition.
If you're seeking an elegantly simple place to experience the power that comes from the unity of mind, body, spirit and heart that is Yoga, perhaps the time has come for you to explore the nurturing, healing and tranquil refuge waiting for you at Maa.
Maa Yoga & Wellness Studio 489 Dollarton Hwy North www.maayoga.com 604.983.6229
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OUR YOGA STYLES
Hatha / Hatha Sunrise / Hatha Restorative/Restorative
All levels welcome! A classical form of yoga which calms and balances the body, mind and spirit.
Warm Hatha / Warm Hips
Open to all levels. Room warmed to 30c to facilitate a safe deep stretch and detoxifying sweaty glow. This invigorating warm hatha class will move you through innovative transitions to keep your energy flowing.
Maa Flow / Vinyasa
Maa Flow classes are Ashtanga and Vinyasa based. This form of yoga links together continuous, flowing movement with rhythmic breath.
Join us in Hot Maa yoga classes! This practice follows a specific sequence of postures in a room heated to approximately 40ºC. The heat allows the body to relax and open to safe, deep stretching with detoxifying benefits, and you will leave beaming with a healthy glow!
All levels welcome! Core classes will bring awareness, strength, and balance to the overall body core. The exercises lengthen the muscles while toning, strengthening and improving mobility.
For class schedule visit www.maayoga.com
Yin / Yin Hatha
All yogi's welcome -absolute beginner through advanced! Yin yoga will complement all yoga practices, with a particular balance to the more powerful yang energy of the vinyasa and power yogas.
Welcome all little gurus -4 to 12 years! Kids Yoga is a happy, creative and gentle kid. centered approach to yoga. NEW! Summer Yoga Camp July 16-20
A wonderful way to take care of your mind, body and baby post pregnancy and meet other new moms and create community.
Our Kundalini yoga class is open to all levels. Benefits of Kundalini yoga classes include weight control, relief from stress and insomnia and more.
Shanti Meditation Class
Community Devotional Circles An open environment to share and discuss various topics such as: yoga, peace, love, justice, unity, etc through guided meditation & music.
Get your body into the best shape ever! This One hour Metabolic Boosting power burns 900+ in the hour class. Open to all levels.
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