Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.
~K. Pattabhi Jois
It is time. Time to start toning your body, gaining flexibility and building your energy. Yoga will help give this to you, helping you calm your mind and use breath to energize, relax and rejuvenate. Yoga can be the first step towards these rewards.
Yoga offers a path to these and more. Step inside Yoga Grind today and begin a new journey to better health.
What is Hatha Yoga?
Hatha Yoga is a dynamic practice designed to give you a great workout as well as enable the mind to relax and focus by learning how to use your breath. Some classes are vigorous and athletic, however, each class is adaptable to the individual student. Classes range from beginners level to advanced and includes meditation and restoration all set in a non judgemental and small group environment.
What is Yoga Grind Studio Cafe?
Yoga Grind Specializes in Hatha yoga. Our classes range from 60 – 90 minutes and the teachers create excellent yoga sequences that stretch, tone and wring out your body. Breathing is a key element of yoga, and learning how to use your breathe while practicing poses is essential. We will help you set an intention or dedication for your practice that will soften your heart and connect you with your soul.
The Yoga Grind studio Cafe offers fair trade specialty coffees and a range of salads, juices and snacks that have been designed by our chef to be a nutritional powerhouse.
Johanne: A Hatha yoga teacher who enjoys to learn and plunge herself into different types of yoga. From an athletic background, formal triathlon coach and triathlete herself, understanding the human body in its depths has always been a passion. Her goal & hope is to share her love of yoga with her community. Johanne believes with and through yoga one can live a healthier more peaceful fulfilled life, one breath at a time.
Véronique: Professeur de Yoga passionnée de nourriture botanique, de voyage et de mieux-être, Véronique parcourt le monde avec sa volonté d’acquérir plus de connaissances sur une attitude de vie saine. Installer depuis peu à Lachine, le bord d’eau du canal lui inspire l’évasion et la beauté naturelle en milieu urbain. Des rendez-vous pour partager ses séances tout simplement et naturellement; Retourner à la source pour n'en retirer que l'essentiel. Fondatrice de Teso bien- être, elle pratique ses séances avec intuition et créativité. Ses classes sont basées sur l'harmonie du mouvement visant à développer la force et la flexibilité qui sont différent pour chacun. Ses influences lui viennent du Hatha Yoga, Yin, restaurateur et de la médecine Ayurvéda. Véronique fut formée par Hervé Blondon de l’école traditionnelle Satyam et certifié FFY Fédération Francophone Internationale de Yoga. Elle est une fière ambassadrice des évènements extérieurs organiser par la MEC Montréal.
Louisa: Professeure certifiée de hatha yoga de l’École Satyam depuis avril 2017, j’exerce le yoga depuisplus de 10 ans. J’ai été guidée vers cette pratique de façon intuitive. Plus je cultivais le yoga, plusje le méconnaissais. Dans une quête de compréhension posturale du corps, j’ai entrepris maformation auprès d’Hervé Blondon. Cette pratique assidue m’a fait bénéficier d’une clarté tantphysique que mentale.Après avoir travaillé une quinzaine d’années en entreprise, j’ai éprouvé le profond besoin d’un
changement dans mon mode de vie. J’ai dans un premier temps suivi une formation de 1600 heures en PNL (Programmation Neurolinguistique), une démarche de coaching de vie qui vise à vous aider dans votre entreprise de développement personnel. J’ai par la suite complété cet apprentissage avec une formation en hypnose humaniste.Dans une perspective d’autonomie, de bien-être holistique, de partage de mes connaissances et
de synchronisation du corps avec l’esprit, j’ai entrepris de contribuer à quelque chose de plus grand que moi à travers l’enseignement du yoga. En tant que professeure, je demeure une élève en perpétuel cheminement car il y a toujours matière à évolution.
J’aimerais travailler avec vous la prise de conscience de votre corps et de votre respiration grâce à mon enseignement en hatha yoga et ce, dans le respect de vos limites ainsi que dans un environnement dénué de toute compétition.
Classes & workshops
Ha (sun) Tha (moon) also described as the activity of yoga meaning the physical part, the poses (asanas). In this class the focus is on the breakdown of the basic poses, proper alignment with an introduction to meditation and the use of breath. Hatha basics is a wonderful way to help develop strength, balance, flexibility and also mindfulness. The class is designed to help reduce stress, to inspire and transport you inward, leaving you with a sense of peace, gratitude, energy and well being
Guided Meditation An incredible tool to slow down the fast pace life. Aiding in achieving overall well being, cultivating awareness, calmness clarity and compassion These classes are set in a calm inviting atmosphere where an instructor will guide participants through spoken word, music and will offer various poses specific to your body type and needs.
Prenatal Uses postures, breathing, and meditation to help ease pregnancy, delivery, and the after effects of birth. The classes create strength, focus, flexibility and awareness through a gentle practice designed especially for the pregnant woman's needs.
Postnatal yoga & baby This class is an afterbirth class to slowly allow your body to stretch and move again to open up to reeducate to meet with other moms. An opportunity to engage ones body in a natural movement to stretch out the kinks from birthing ans carrying baby. Treat your body with respect come along with baby and enjoy this calm soothing class. 8 weeks workshop must register to 4 minimum or full 8 week 3 persons required for workshop to begin.
Moms & babies Cardio Classes help women regain strength and energy that may have been lost during pregnancy and birth. A mix of cardio workouts, pilates, body bar, TRX, dynamic yoga circuit training etc all the ingredients to return to a healthy body and regain energy and strength, Must have seen ones doctor prior to engaging into this program. Registration required a minimum of 4 classes or full 8 week workshop. 3 persons must be registered for this workshop to take place.
Fem Fit Whether you wish to begin working out or you need a new challenge this class is accessible to all women. Set in an engaging environment where the goal is to help each other attain our goals and have fun doing it. Full body workouts set in the outdoors through challenging workout however fun and always changing. 8 weeks workshop must register to 4 minimum or full 8 week 3 persons required for workshop to begin.
Runners Clinic This is a 4 week workshop for beginners to seasoned runners, Focus on improving posture, breath and performance how to use one's own body mechanics to be or become a better runner. Each class will begin with a short run followed by a set focus (hamstring calves, breath, posture) Registration required ,3 persons required for workshop to begin.
NOTE: Guided meditation, prenatal and postnatal are sold as a package of 8 sessions and only with 4 people registered may a class begin
Kids Yoga is a playful, approach to hatha yoga. Each teacher provides their own creativity and imagination to create a yoga class in a way that kids can understand and relate to the essence of yoga. Kids yoga focuses on improving concentration, supporting body and brain development, promoting imagination, and reaching optimal health for children of all ages and abilities.
Yoga for Athletes (runners, swimmers, cyclists, hockey, soccer...)
A 2 hour workshop, focusing on tight muscles, overused muscles and fatigued muscles all three of these lead to injury down the road, over compensation and low performance or lack of improvement. The workshop begins with a 45 minute run along the St Lawrence river this is to prepare the body & muscles, followed by a return to the studio working on the 3 R's release, restore and rejuvenate. Full payment upon registration, a maximum of 8 participants 60$ (a minimum of 4 participants required for workshop to run)
Tips for Beginners
This is not a sport or a competition. This is about you stepping onto your mat reconnecting with your body and your breath, doing what you are able to do and breathing through and accepting oneself at the present moment. The first tenant of yoga is ahimsa which means non-harming. Pain is not gain here.
Arrive 10-15 minutes early and always check in at the front desk – even if you’ve made an online reservation.
Practice on an empty stomach. Do not eat 2-3 hours prior to yoga practice. Juice or fruit are OK if you need quick energy before class. Drink plenty of water prior to class.
Dress appropriately, which means wear comfortable clothing loose fitting or workout wear is fine. Layers help to adjust for temperature changes during and after class.
Purchase a yoga mat. Having your own mat supports your commitment to your practice. Mats and towels can be rented for $2 +tx.
Remove your shoes. Leave your shoes in a cubby. This preserves the cleanliness and sacred nature of the studio space. We recommend taking your valuables inside the studio.
Turn off your cell phone. Allow yourself this time to fully integrate your body, mind and spirit. Pending serious emergency situations of course.
We suggest a Hatha Basics Class if you are new to yoga. Our intention is that you are practicing for the next few decades, regardless of how old you are now ! Take the time to learn the alignments and how to properly modify for poses your body isn’t ready for. The Basics break down the poses. With total emphasis on the breath; linking the breath to the movement and getting into the flow, connecting your breath to movement away from mind and the amazing pose sequences our teachers shall create.
Notify the teacher of injuries or medical conditions. This helps the teacher know how to assist you and give you modifications.
Practice often. 4-6 times per week for maximum benefit. 2-3 times per week will show improvement for most students within three months. Repetition makes the magic happen!
Support Your Practice. By allowing yourself to experience a Private yoga lesson. Spend an hour with an expert teacher and have them cater the practice to fit your needs. Take these tips into a group class so you can flow with awareness!
Drink at least 16 – 32 ounces of water afterwards to replenish.