yoga and meditation
Curious to discover the experience of yoga?
NATA's team of certified yoga and meditation instructors will guide your exploration of the well-documented benefits of yoga.
Our classes draw from the full range of yoga techniques and practices, including:
• posture work
• breathing exercises
• mantra and sound work
We offer a contemporary approach to traditional yoga open to all, 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.
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 continue to take classes on a drop-in basis, or purchase one of our class cards for better rates. See the Prices page for more information.
Some of our classes are taught at different levels.
Level 1 = beginners
Level 2 = people familiar with yoga and in good general physical condition
Level 1-2 = a mixed levels class
Please check the schedule to verify
the level of the class that interests you.
Latecomers are not admitted
to a class already in progress.
Thank you for your understanding.
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.
Built around basic and dynamic poses with variations. Longer holds with or without supports for deeper work in each pose. Basic pranayama breathing techniques, seated meditation, deep relaxation and mantra chanting are all a part of these workshops. From February to June 2020, Derwinn will work with students on the sun saluation, helping to perfect the various postures, master breath control and increase the number of repetitions to build physical and mental endurance.
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 slow and meditative practice with postures for everybody, including those suffering from arthritis or back pain. Gentle yoga encourages interiority, concentration on the breath and bodily sensations. Postures are approached more through the lens of release than through effort. Please speak with your teacher before the class if you have any special conditions or concerns.
This conditioning class complements traditional yoga asana/posture work. Each class will focus on muscular development through using the body’s own weight to increase muscle volume. Conscious development through a controlled, thoughtful approach to the exercises. Isolating muscle groups, posture analysis and balance will also be addressed. Come away with a longer body, but also stronger and more flexible. A muscular but not swollen body. A body whose strength comes from within.
A guided practice either seated or laying down. The use of props will help each person find the most comfortable position in which to explore the various techniques that could be proposed (concentration on the breath, concentration on sensation, use of mantra, visualization...). With regular practice, meditation is proven to help reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep and deepen one's connection to onself and to others.
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. Please speak with your teacher if you have any special questions or concerns.
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. For more details, visit our dedicated prenatal page.