Designed for students with a solid grasp of the movement and alignment principles of yoga as presented in Essentials and Intermediate, Advanced classes challenge our perception of what we think possible and show through mindful awareness and intelligent preparation, we can playfully push our edges and go deeper than we believe to be possible.
Advanced With Ropes
Expect a well-rounded sequence that provides balanced flexibility and strength work. This class will provide insight into the progressions of alignment and core yogic principles and will use the rope wall to provide extra strength and traction. You'll leave feeling strong and long! Suitable for those with a regular practice (no ropes experience necessary).
This is not your average barre class. Our instructors take their years of dance, yoga and movement training to create unique classes that encourage healthy range of movement and focus on some of the aspects of movement that aren’t always emphasized in yoga class (but are super helpful). Suitable for all levels.
New to yoga (or maybe it’s been so long it feels like the first time…)? This class assumes no prior knowledge and provides a welcoming, slow introduction to the foundational principles of the practice including pose alignment, breath practices and the meditative elements of moving deliberately. Suitable for all levels.
Expect a well-rounded sequence that provides balanced flexibility and strength work. This class will provide insight into the fundamentals of alignment and core yogic principles. Poses will be linked together in appropriate sequences that help deepen effect. Breath work and meditative elements will be woven through each class. Suitable for all levels.
Essentials With Ropes
Expect a well-rounded sequence that provides balanced flexibility and strength work. This class will provide insight into the fundamentals of alignment and core yogic principles and will use the rope wall to provide extra strength and traction. You'll leave feeling strong and long! Suitable for all levels.
Essentials with Tarot
In this movement based yoga vinyasa flow class, allow the wisdom of the tarot to inform the more subtle elements of your practice. Move, feel and think as you play with inviting answers to deep questions through your intentional movements.
Fighting Monkey Coordinations
FM Coordinations is a practice that combines bio-mechanically sound movement patterns and rhythm. Sequences of movement are explored in order to develop elastic capacity for power and mobility, to discover "blind spots" and bodily imbalances and to create efficiency in our kinetic chains. We will also tune in to our personal learning strategies and move through different relationships to music and sound.
(*For a full description of the Fighting Monkey Practice and it’s creators, Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea, please visit www.fightingmonkey.net. There are also video resources of their work available on youtube).
Flow and Restore
Sometimes you feel like a flow, sometimes you want to melt into a bolster. We say why make it an either/or. Feel the heat and release of a flowing practice then deliberately wind down to the incomparable comfort and healing of a guided restorative practice. Suitable for all levels.
Inspire by Fighting Monkey
"Inspire by FM" is a task-based movement and communication training practice. Inspired by the *Fighting Monkey Practice, we will explore task-based movement and how its application is vital for longevity. Each week will have a different focus; solo and partnered task-based movement situations will be investigated using various tools/props, floorwork/low-flying locomotion and directed improvisation. Some of the topics we will cover include: smart training for instinctual/reactive movement, elastic capacity for power and mobility, how to identity ineffective and inefficient movement patterns/affectations, and how to use partnered training/physical tools in order to hone body awareness, shared body empathy and communication.
This class provides more creative and innovative sequencing as well as broadening exposure to the core values of the practice. You’ll be introduced to more complex poses through expert preparation and instruction. Intermediate level classes will be most useful for those who are confident they understand the principles covered in Essential classes.
Mobility & Movement
Learn the essential building blocks of any movement practice – yoga, cross-fit or just plain walking yourself from point A to point B. Explore fundamental functional movement patterns to build the strength and mobility that make everything else possible. Suitable for all levels.
Parent and Baby
Bring your baby with you as you stretch, strengthen and find a community of other parents with new babies. Early parenthood is demanding on hearts, minds, and bodies and this class will give you the tools you need to stay resilient and strong through sleepless nights, grumpy babies and the aches and pains of carrying and feeding! Suitable for all levels.
Much of our internal safety net, both physical and psychological, depends on a framework of strong, balanced core support. These classes riff off the conditioning template and principles developed by Joseph Pilates with modern, innovative flavour. Expect the unexpected! Suitable for all levels.
This class focuses on the aspects of the practice that are most valuable for women in all stages of pregnancy. Prenatal yoga specifically addresses the physical and emotional changes involved in growing a baby and preparing for birth and parenthood. Suitable for all levels.
TRX meets aerial silks – with a dash of yoga therapy. Sustainable strength comes from balancing the way complementary muscle groups fire and release . Ease of tension comes from being able to invert completely and reverse the usual pull of gravity on your tissues. Rope wall yoga is a vigorous, strength-building practice with a blissful release into full, safe inversions to balance your body’s nervous system. Suitable for all levels.
Restorative yoga is a profoundly healing practice which opens doors for deep connection to the self through deliberately placing the body in yoga poses with full support. This is a gentle and slow practice which can be accessible for many who might not feel comfortable (yet) in a more active class. Each class will include guided meditation appropriate for all levels of experience. Suitable for all levels.
Self-practice is an opportunity to have a self-directed practice with an experienced teacher available to adjust, advise and consult. It’s the equivalent of a semi-private session and is the perfect opportunity to work on specific poses, find therapeutic suggestions for dealing with injury or chronic concerns and use the equipment and facilities of Mosaic for individual growth and learning. Students are welcome to bring in their own sequence or to work from the written sequences provided. You don’t have to be an expert to come to self-practice - you just have to be willing to open up to yourself as your own teacher (with the help of an experienced facilitator)!
Yoga for Housekeepers (prereg)
Room attendants in hotels do a lot of physical and mental labour while dealing with the demands of their jobs. This class provides gentle stretching, strengthening and therapeutic work to help ease the load on both body and mind. Sequences will include aid for sore wrists and shoulders, low backs, fatigue and stress. Pre-registration required.
8-Limbs Hatha Flow
Explore the full spectrum of yoga practice. Each class will include explication of the ethical framework of yoga, breath work/pranayama, meditation, mindful movement and therapeutic practices. It's never too early or too late in a practice to start diving into the subtle foundation of yoga's power to nudge into wellness and healing. Suitable for all levels.