Yin Yang Yoga


This class is taught by:

Shareen Woodford

Shareen is a fully certified Pilates teacher trained at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels on the mat, reformer, cadillac, stability chair, barrels and small props. She has additional training in injuries and special populations.

Shareen is also a renowned yoga teacher and yoga teacher trainer. She has led retreats and Yoga Teacher Training programs both locally and internationally. She travels regularly to India to study yoga asana, pranayama, philosophy, sanskrit and chanting with the world's best teachers and gurus.

She was a former dancer and gymnast, as well as a varsity competitive swimmer at the University of Toronto. She has copious and various experience in the world of fitness and athletics including over 18 years as a competitive swim coach (NCCP Level 3), swimming instructor, lifeguard and aquafitness instructor.

Her approach to teaching combines all of her areas of expertise. She shares with her students a genuine enjoyment of breath and movement, mind-body connection and always encourages safe and correct technique and athletic precision.

The perfect balance for mind, body and spirit.

Half of the class is Yin Yoga which focuses on flexibility, mindfulness and softness. Yin aspects of yoga focus on the deeper, denser tissues of the body - the joints, bones and connective tissues. We hold poses for longer periods, releasing into them with mindful awareness of the sensations and thoughts which arise.

The other half of the class is Yang Yoga which focuses on strength, stamina and balance. Yang yoga is more of an active, dynamic flow of postures where the movements and breath are rhythmically connected. The poses and sequences will focus on the fitness of the muscles, skin, organs and blood.


Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Oct 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Fri Nov 03 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Fri Nov 10 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Fri Nov 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Fri Nov 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Fri Dec 01 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Fri Dec 08 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Fri Dec 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Fri Dec 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shareen Woodford