yoga and meditation classes
NATA's team of certified yoga and meditation instructors will guide your exploration of the well-documented benefits of yoga, whether you are just curious to discover how the postures work or eager to deepen your experience of the vast universe of yoga. You can take classes from time to time, or benefit from one of our multi-hour class cards.
Our 30-, 60- and 90- minute classes include posture work, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation. We offer a contemporary approach to traditional yoga open to all and adapted to an urban lifestyle.
Our airy studio is equipped with mats and all the accessories (blocks, bolsters, straps, blankets, etc.) to make your experience comfortable. You are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.
Our classes start and end on time, so please show up early to check in, change in our locker room, and get your mat and props set up. Teachers reserve the right not to admit latecomers.
All of NATA's classes are open to drop-ins; no reservations are required.
The first time you come, you will pay the sample class rate.
After that, you can take classes on a drop-in basis or take advantage of the lower rates by purchasing one of our class cards. See the Prices page for more information.
Some of our classes are taught at different levels. We also offer mixed classes for all levels.
Level 1 = beginners or people with therapeutic concerns.
Level 2 = people familiar with yoga and in good general physical condition.
Level 3 = athletic people or people who have practiced yoga for several years.
Please check the schedule to verify the level of the class that interests you.
Fondations of yoga
Detailed description of the anatomical aspects of yoga postures and breathing exercices . Ease back pain and increase spinal flexiblity. Postural correction (rounded shoulders, pigeon toes, excessive swayback, etc.) and proper alignment. Core strengthening and toning of abdominal organs and back muscles.
Combinations of traditional postures at a moderate pace. Regenerate the spinal column and strengthen muscles. Decrease joint stiffness. Stretching, breathing exercises, mental concentration. Awaken all of your senses in a physical practice that respects your limits.
Guided practices use a variety of techniques to achieve a state of calm, centered awareness to lower anxiety and improve sleep. Develop the energy of mindfulness to use throughout the day. Thirty-minute sessions.
Several techniques are used to generate deep, healing relaxation, including slow, gentle yoga, breathing exercises, meditation, and yoga nîdra (the sleep of yoga). More effective than taking a nap, yoga nîdra will leave you feeling refreshed and full of energy to go about the activities of your day. This class helps manage stress, reduce anxiety and create a feeling of peace and harmony for participants.
Dynamic flow that links postures together at a sustained pace. Agility and even-handed development of the entire body. Flexbility of the spine, increase lung capacity. Oxygenation and detoxification of the blood. Weight loss possible with regular practice.
A form of hatha yoga with its origins in Tibet, energy yoga reconciles mastery with letting go using a teaching method for postures centered on the circulation of energy in the body. Attention is paid to the breath and to the physical sensations that arise moment by moment in order to live in the body with more ease, joy, confidence and serenity.
Yoga for back health
Yoga for back health can help reduce pain and support healing in the tissues and structures of the spine. Gentle exercises to improve flexibility, range of motion and strength will improve circulation and bring about relief and relaxation. Build confidence and a new relationship to your back.
Specific postures targeted to accompany you through pregnancy. Emphasis on working with the perineum and preparing the body and mind for childbirth. Take care of Mother and Baby, starting in the second trimester. Classes held on Saturdays at 12:30.
Gentle sessions of poses and breathing exercises in order to recover and maintain strength and flexibility, important factors in overall health and longevity. Lessen spinal deformation, ease the pain of arthritic joints. Improved circulation assists with memory retention. Slow pace. Tuesdays and Fridays 10-11 a.m.