Over the course of this pandemic, many were thrown into situations they could have never imagined. This past year it has been known that the need for mental health support is greater than ever. Many have found coping mechanisms that suit their individual needs, and a very popular tactic is yoga! Yoga is a centuries-old practice that individuals seek to have a time of self-reflection, stress-relief, and continued self-growth. Downtown Victoria has no shortage of fitness centres that offer various yoga classes for all levels no matter your experience!
Downtown Yoga Spots
Take some time for yourself and take a deep breath at a relaxing yoga class!
You can still enjoy an indoor class while staying COVID safe as Provincial Health Officers are allowing group low-intensity exercises that adhere to the COVID-19 Safety Plan.
Quantum Yoga Club
8-1701 Douglas Street
Quantum Yoga has a commitment to “seeing you fully” while creating an experience to surround you with encouragement and empathy. Not only will you feel a sense of inclusivity, but they also want you to feel like you have a support system in place throughout your visit. From a selection of classes, Quantum Yoga has a focal point in hot yoga, warm flow, yin, and Quantum Health (QH).
Ashtanga Yoga Victoria
560 Johnson Street #203
Ashtanga Yoga has a dynamic selection of classes that work towards connecting postures (also known as asanas), into vitalizing energy. This helps to keep your body moving whilst simultaneously focusing on your breathes. Join Ashtanga yoga through a series of six different set sequences that vary in intensities as well as receive safe, sustainable guidance from instructors.
539 Herald Street
The MĀ Yoga instructors downtown Victoria have an emphasis on providing educational, self-paced, and deep transformational classes. As a group of educators and certified health practitioners, they want to make sure they are creating an environment that is filled with love and healing. Not only do they offer yoga sessions, but they also provide a wellness clinic that has nutrition counselling, somatic therapy, and so much more!
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