Explore our full class schedule below and easily sign up online.
Not sure which class is best for you? Reach out and we can provide you some guidance. All levels are welcome.
Are you new to our studio or yoga in general and looking at our class schedule and thinking “there are so many classes to choose from…which one would be best for me?” We’re here to help guide you!
Something important to note – all of our classes are open to every level of practice. This means that if you are just starting out, or checking out yoga for the first time, you will be welcome and comfortable in any class. All of our teachers are friendly and can offer you guidance on different poses and levels to work at. Therefore, we pride ourselves on providing an inclusive, loving and non-judgmental environment at Bridgewater Yoga. Because each practice is personal to you, and everyday is different. Showing up with compassion and love for ourselves and others is the key to our studio and why so many people like to call it home.
Here is a breakdown of some of our most popular classes and what to expect at each. It may help you make a decision, or encourage you to try something a little outside of your comfort zone:
This is a yoga class which concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. Hatha yoga uses bodily postures (asanas), breathing techniques(pranayama), and meditation techniques(dyana) with the goal of bringing about a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. The asanas work to make the spine supple, the core strong and supple and to promote circulation in the organs, glands, and tissues. Hatha yoga postures strengthen and stretch the body, promoting balance and flexibility.
This class embodies methods and techniques in Self Massage using “The Role Model Therapy Balls,” modified yoga poses and routines designed to make lasting physiological change, relieving and erasing pain, improving posture and overall performance and mobility for daily life.
Yoga Tune Up® embodies each individual as they are, regardless of their current level of fitness. A commitment to regular classes will improve overall strength, flexibility and coordination.
We will have some Yoga tune-up studio balls for use and students can purchase in studio retail store.
Slow Flow classes help you find the space between poses while still retaining the gentle rhythm of a flow yoga class. Slow Flow classes are a combination of Vinyasa Flow and Hatha yoga, with fewer transitions than Vinyasa yoga and more flow than Hatha yoga.
Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic system of practicing asanas (poses). Vinyasa is a strong practice that builds heat, endurance, flexibility, strength and mental focus.
The main focus of Restorative Yoga is that by relaxing in poses, with the aid of props, without strain or pain, we can achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Restorative yoga classes are very relaxing and slow paced. Props, like blocks, bolsters, blankets and straps are used so that you are supported in your pose comfortably. You will then hold the pose for an extended period of time.
Our parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated when we relax into poses, which promotes a relaxation response and reduces stress in our bodies. The parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for slowing your heart rate and breath and increasing blood flow to your vital organs, among other things.
Restorative yoga helps to combat the physical and mental effects of everyday stress, and eases common ailments such as headaches, backaches, anxiety, and insomnia with the use of restful poses and deep breathing techniques.
This Yin Yang yoga practice offers a creative blend and balance of dynamic movement and stillness to help you flow, release, and ease into evening. Build and activate some heat and strength through a warming, energizing practice, and then take your practice inward, exploring the cooler, quieter, lunar practice of Yin, through longer, more passive holds, to help release residual tensions held deep in the connective tissues of the body, whilst encouraging you to release the stresses of the day, through a soft and steady awareness on the natural rhythm of breath.
Yin Yoga contains the ancient, and some say original, form of asana practice. The sages who pioneered the path of yoga used asanas to strengthen the body, so that they could sit for long periods in contemplative meditation. If you have ever sat for a long time with legs crossed, you know the hips and lower back need to be strong and open. The sensations you felt were deep in the connective tissues and the joints. These are the deep yin tissues of the body, relative to the more superficial yang tissues of muscles and skin. Yin Yoga opens up these deep, dense, rarely touched areas.
Y12SR “connects the dots” between the ancient wisdom of yoga, the practical tools of 12-step programs, and the latest research on trauma healing and neurobiology. The program serves people recovering from all manifestations of addiction, from behavioural addictions to substance use disorder – creating a safe place on the mat where trauma can be released. It also supports those who are impacted by a loved one’s addiction. Weekly meetings led by certified Y12SR leaders are available Monday nights. No charge for this class but a donation is welcomed.
Still not sure which class would be the best fit? Reach out and give us a call, tell us a bit about yourself and what you are looking to get out of your practice, and we can help you choose.
Looking forward to seeing you on the mat.