One of the unique things about our studio is the fact that it brings a community of highly skilled teachers who have made beautiful Bowen Island their home together, accessible for the first time with one class pass. This is an urban model for a small island town, and we hope that it will provide our members and visitors with the diversity and flexibility that a growing personal practice of yoga often demands, especially when competing with other commitments like work and raising families—and of course, ferry schedules!
Read on below for a description of our current class styles. However, don't let your reading dissuade you from trying a class or class style that you haven't perhaps ever tried before. ALL of our teachers are equipped and willing to adapt their classes to the level of the practitioners who turn up each week to their classes. There is such a proliferation of yoga "styles" that have sprung up in the modern West. Most seasoned practitioners, however, find that the style matters less than the connection you may discover with a teacher you take a risk to try out one day. Our schedule encourages this kind of exploration—so go ahead, take a risk. Use one of our class passes to sample the diverse menu of classes we have created for you! And don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions about any of our offerings.
Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement.” This lively and energetic class uses movement to warm muscles, build strength and balance, and uses breath to rinse through the body releasing toxins, encouraging flexibility and concentration. Come and enjoy the invigorating and rejuvenating effects of rhythmic breath and movement. This class is taught by a variety of teachers, each with their own particular teaching style.
Suitable for intermediate to advanced teachers, or reasonably fit beginners as the teacher will adjust the class to suit you.
Slow Flow will gracefully move you through postures at a pace set by your breath. Look forward to a holistic, well balanced class that leaves your body feeling rejuvenated, your mind rest, and your spirit recharged.
All ages and levels welcome. Suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners looking for a nourishing, gentle flow class.
This class is preceded by an open, free, guided meditation led by Jen Lafferty from 9-9:20am. Everybody welcome, regardless of experience.
Kundalini Yoga and Gong Bath
Feeling ready for …. a change, a fresh start to the year, increased energy levels, or a better sleep? Kundalini (awareness) yoga brings immediate benefits, helping you balance the mind, body and spirit. Classes are dynamic and powerful stimulating the nervous, glandular, and immune systems. Each class starts with a mantra to center ourselves, warm up exercises, a set of yoga postures with a purpose (kriya), meditation, and relaxation. The relaxation will be enjoyed with the healing vibrations of the gong playing (gong bath).
Suitable for people of all age groups, flexibility levels and experience. Private classes are also available.
Yin Yoga is a gentle form of yoga focused on fascial release through holding poses loosely and as comfortably as possible for lengthy periods of times. This is a deeply contemplative, restorative class that is sure to open parts of your body you might not even know you had! Suitable for every level, including absolute beginners.
Pay What You Can Yoga
Get to know the community at The Well with these affordable classes offered by Susan Hogan. Every week we place a focus on a (student driven) theme that fosters the practice to observe our bodies and minds in movement and stillness.
This class is suitable for any level, as we take the time to explore, connect and breathe a bit deeper. By donation, so simply drop in and pay what you can!
All levels are welcome in this slow-paced class. A combination of gentle movements, simple breathing exercises, and supported restorative poses will leave you feeling deeply rested and renewed. Bolsters, blocks, and blankets are used to support the body in the pose to allow total body relaxation. The focus of this class is on mindfulness and calming the nervous system, which may reduce stress and improve overall health and well-being. Aromatherapy and hands-on touch may be offered.
Not your typical yoga class! Inspired by pilates, barre, and yoga, this class will challenge your body in new ways while you move to fun, upbeat music. This is a full-body workout with a focus on core, helping you to improve your overall strength and fitness. All levels are welcome, as modifications will be offered. This class is ideal for someone looking to try something new, challenge their limits and have fun while doing it!