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*You can attend any combo of *Classes using the Multi-Class card

Community Yoga
Saturdays 9:00-10:00am, ongoing
Drop-in only. Special price $5/class

A basic Hatha Yoga class for all levels of ability. No experience necessary. Taught alternately by several of the wonderful Yoga Loft teachers. For information contact 315-605-8637

Cintia HongayCintia Hongay


*Kripalu Yoga
Saturdays 10:30am-12noon, ongoing

Kripalu-style yoga classes include an introduction, centering theme, intention, pranayama (dirgha or kapalabhati), pratapana (warm ups), a series of asanas planned for the class’ intention and theme in ESRIT (entry, sustain, relax, integrate, and transition), final relaxation in savasana with a theme-inspired reading, final pranayama (usually nadi shodhana alternate nostril dirgha breathing), and class conclusion.

Amanda Stopa

*Yoga for Runners
Thursdays 8:00-9:00am, July 17-Aug 28.
Improve running form and increase flexibility in this hour long Hatha class. Our focus will be to bring variation to your exercise routine, and release the tension brought on by the repetitive movements of running. We will work on building strength while quieting the mind in a way that can benefit our lives off the mat and on the pavement. Great series for avid runners, casual joggers and anyone preparing for a fun run this Summer.

Ellen Beeler

Ellie Beeler

*50+ Yoga

Mondays 4:30-6:00pm, ongoing

Wednesdays 10:30am-12, ongoing

Designed for men and women in mid-life who are in reasonably good health. Flowing sequence to stretch and exercise the whole body. Flexibility not required for great benefit. Beginners welcome.

*Hatha Yoga (Yoga Before Lunch)
Thursdays 11:00am-12:15pm, ongoing, starting Sept 4
Thursdays 5:15-6:30 pm, ongoing
(starting in Sept 4, Sarah Harris will be teaching this section)

Enjoy a complete body-mind workout before lunch. Each class begins with a meditative warm-up, continues with an energetic sequence of classic yoga postures, and closes with a guided relaxation to bring deep stress relief. Safely build strength, endurance, balance & flexibility. FEEL GREAT!! Beginners welcome

Sarah Scafidi-McGuire

Sarah Scafidi-McGuire

*Vinyasa Flow Yoga
All Levels: Mondays 6:30-8:00pm, ongoing
Level 1: Wednesdays 5:15-6:30pm, ongoing

Link movement and breath in this energizing practice. Complete sun salutations and various standing and seated postures. Try some inversions and enjoy deep relaxation. Appropriate for those in good physical health. Fast paced to get your body warm and stretched out. Feel the flow and feel great.

Little Lotus: Yoga for Young Children
Thursdays 9:30-10:30am, Sept 25-
Full session, $75 for one; $50 for 2nd child

Drop-in: $12 for one; $8 for 2nd child. Call first, class limit 10

Kids and grown-ups alike will enjoy yoga poses, dancing, stories, relaxation and a craft. Warm up, stretch out, build strength and balance, have fun.

Nina Salaam Rivera

Nina Salaam Rivera

Belly Dance
Intermediate Belly Dance
Sundays 12:30-1:30pm
, ongoing
4wks/$40, 8wks/$75. Drop-in $13; c
all before coming

Belly Dance is a beautiful, colorful expressive dance and a creative art form. The dance movements exercise and tone the body as the rhythms capture the heart and uplift the spirit, making this a healthy, enjoyable dance for body, mind and spirit. Class includes finger cymbals, veil work and costuming


Free Yoga in the Park
Fridays 11:00am-12noon, July 11 thru Aug 29
Sponsored by Cerio&Cerio Psychologists, Canton Family Physicians, Lisa Francey Towle and Jamie Towle, and Smile Care Associates

Bring your yoga mat to the park in downtown Canton and enjoy an hour of stress-free outdoor yoga. All levels of experience welcome. Rain location at the adjacent Presbyterian Church.


Sharada Pranav


"Take the Spice Route to India"
2-4 pm, Saturday September 20
Pre-register by September 18th: $30
To register, email or phone 315-605-8637

At the door: $40

Discover the secrets of Indian spices, therapeutic properties of oils and ancient Indian cooking techniques. Learn vegetarian recipes, and you’ll get to taste them all! All you need to bring is your enthusiasm! Come and enjoy the delicious food!

Sarah Harris

Sarah Harris

*Hatha Yoga
Thursdays 5:15-6:30pm, ongoing, starts Sept 4

Link body and breath during this moving meditation. We'll use postures, breath work, and meditation to work towards inquiry, acceptance and healing. All levels welcome.

Charlie Bradt

Charlie Bradt

Mindfulness and More
Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm, Sept 3-Oct 22
8 wks/$80. NO drop-in as this is a course which builds from the first session on up. (Charlie is donating all proceeds to the Yoga Loft)

This 8-week course introduces and expands upon the principles and practices of Mindfulness as a pathway to a more peaceful life. Several tools will be offered, including the “relaxation response,” meditation (both guided and silent) and gentle yoga done in a chair. We will explore the causes of and remedies for stress and other difficult life experiences.

Jean Benvenuto

*Morning Yoga
Tuesdays 8:30-9:45am, starting Sept 2

Jump start your day with this mindful yoga practice designed to energize your body and focus your mind. Unify breath with movement in a practice including meditation, sun salutations, and asanas (postures). Props and posture options are provided, making this class accessible to varying ability levels and body types.

Yoga Basics
Tuesdays 5:15-6:30pm, NO drop-in
Session 1: Sept 2-Oct 21, 8wks/$80
Session 2: Oct. 28 - Dec.16, 8wks/$80

This eight week series will introduce you to the basics of a yoga practice. This class is appropriate for someone with no or limited background in the practice of yoga. Props and posture modifications will be offered to accommodate tight bodies. Fun and supportive environment for those interested in learning more about the practice of yoga.

Susan Willson

Susan Willson

Tuesdays: 7:00-8:00pm, ongoing

Ongoing participants, $8.50/class
One-time drop-in $10, call ahead for space availability

Pilates is a fitness class that stresses the importance of the core muscles of the abdomen, back and buttocks, and works to strengthen the center, lengthen the spine, improve balance and posture, and improve flexibility and body-awareness. In this class, students will perform a number of exercises interspersed with stretching and balancing, so that muscles do not become overly tense. Exercising using the Pilates method is an intense experience, but postures can be modified for both beginner and more experienced exercisers.

* Multi-Class Card
Valid for any combo of * classes
6-class card/$66, 12-class card/$108. Drop-in $15
student pricing $60/$100/$12

pricing for classes which do not use class cards
is listed with each class description

*You can attend any combo of *Classes using the Multi-Class card

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