Centre. Stretch. Reset.

Yoga in Richmond, BC

Classes

Good Morning Flow

Good Morning Flow

Wake up your body and prepare for the day ahead with Good Morning Flow! The best class to start your day with - see you on the mat. Beginners welcome.

Restorative

Evening Flow

A mix of moving meditation and restorative to end your day with a smile.  The best class to finish your day with - see you on the mat.  Beginners welcome.

Heart Centred Hatha

Heart Centred Hatha

Build strength, flexibility and resilience in this connected Hatha class designed to put your heart  and your health first.  Dive deep into soulful practice, setting an intention and absorbing self-love in carefully curated space.

Gentle Hatha

Gentle Hatha

Build strength and flexibility through the classic yoga poses in this gently paced Hatha class. Perfect for beginners, Gentle Hatha is a conscious introduction to the practice of yoga. Breathe in, breathe out, we’re holding space for you. Beginners welcome.

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Lunchtime Recharge

A shorter lunchtime yoga class designed to fit into your work day. Feel rejuvenated, energized and ready to tackle the challenges of your afternoon with verve! Beginners welcome.

Lunchtime Restore

Lunchtime Restore

A shorter lunchtime yoga class designed to fit into your work day. Breathe in calm, set an intention and reset your day so that you can slide back into your work schedule with ease. Beginners welcome.

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Restorative

Develop a sense of safety in your body as you explore deeply restful poses. Restorative often involves lower stimulus (think candlelight and soft music) and a few props to assist you in your journey to stillness. Bring warm clothing and socks for this restful and restorative practice. Beginners welcome.

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Vinyasa

Moving meditation lives here. Set this time aside every week to choose you in our soulful vinyasa classes. Connect your breathing to your movement and get ready to see the benefits of conscious practice in your daily life. Beginners welcome.

Candle light Yin

Candlelight Yin

The class dreams are made of - breathe deeply into the stillness created by candlelight, soft music, and blissful stretching. Dress warm, arrive with an open heart and we’ll guide you through the rest of this resilience-building and rejuvenating practice. Beginners welcome.

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Somatic Healing

Somatic Healing is the practice of inviting and bringing greater awareness to the whole body through informed interoception (awareness of how your body feels) and proprioception (awareness of where your body is in space). Allowing our bodies to "speak" through sensation and inviting inquiry into resourcing techniques such as Orienting, Grounding, Centring, Breath, and more, can help us to regulate our nervous systems and embody compassionate understanding and resilience. In Somatic Healing we can bring curiosity to our own conscious and unconscious states and seek to recalibrate and develop self-regulation practices that allow us to be present and safe within our mind, body, and soul. Individual and Group sessions offered.

Workshop New Years Inquiry 2022

Deep Dive Workshop | A New Year Yogic Inquiry

Give your New Year intentions some roots in this session centring on the yogic lifestyle.

In this 2 hour study, we will go over breathing techniques, kriya’s (cleansing techniques), morning routines, eating for a yogic lifestyle, bedtime routines and a yogic take on creating intentions and lifestyle changes.  There will be time for questions and sharing. Malina will bring her drum to share some songs and chanting as well.

Saturday January 15, 2-4pm  |  $50  |  Limited spaces available

*Please note this is not a yoga class/practice, but an educational workshop*

Sound Healing

Workshop - Sound Healing

Coming Soon!

Class Schedule

Tuesdays
9:30am-10:45am: Good Morning Flow with Clea
11:00am-12:15pm: Heart Centred Hatha with Clea
12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunchtime Recharge with Clea
1:45pm-2:45pm: Group Somatic Healing with Clea
2:45pm-3:45pm: Private Somatic Healing with Clea
7:30pm-8:45pm: Restorative with Clea

Wednesdays
10:00am-11:15am: Good Morning Flow with Jenine
11:30am-12:45pm: Gentle Hatha with Jenine
7:30pm-8:45pm: Evening Flow with Cheryl

Thursdays
9:30am-10:45am: Good Morning Flow with Clea
11:00am-12:15pm: Gentle Hatha with Clea
12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunchtime Restore with Clea
1:45pm-3:45pm: Private Somatic Healing with Clea
6:30pm-7:45pm: Heart Centred Hatha with Clea
8:00pm-9:15pm: Candlelight Yin with Clea

Saturdays
9:00am-10:15am: Vinyasa with Malina
10:30am-11:45am: Heart Centred Hatha with Malina

Sundays
9:30am-10:45am: Good Morning Flow with Clea
11:00am-12:15pm: Heart Centred Hatha with Clea
12:30pm-1:45pm: Gentle Hatha with Clea

Instructors

Allow yourself to be whisked away into blissful moments of healing, truth and love with our trauma-informed and experienced instructors, each with their own special connection to the practice of yoga.

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Malina Dawn Muskegon

Malina is a queer nehiyaw-ahpihtawikosisān iskwew (Cree Métis woman) who weaves together, the worlds of indigenous wisdom and yogic knowledge. Raised on the prairies and well travelled through her young adult years, she found her own healing path through Yoga and the Red Road. Through reclaiming her culture and applying the principals taught in traditional ceremony and the science of yoga, she has experienced great healing and personal transformation. Through this indigenous world view and way of life, she has discovered how these two paths have parallel teachings, deep roots, sweet medicine and weave together beautifully. She is now a drum carrier and learns the traditional teachings under the guidance of her elders.

She is a strong voice for decolonizing wellness by teaching how to use traditional, indigenous, and yogic ways of life appropriately and as medicine for healing physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. She uses her experience and knowledge of the medicine wheel to offer a unique understanding of the yoga path.

Today she creates healing spaces for in person and online yoga classes, retreats, ceremonies, workshops and trainings all over turtle island. She has spent the last 15 years working with indigenous, non indigenous and LGBTQ2S+ youth. She continues to work with people of all ages and walks of life to guide them to the reclamation of their own culture, identity, body and healing through a trauma informed lens. She is passionate about sharing her culture, building bridges in community, emotional intelligence and honouring the interconnectedness in all of Creation.

She is currently living, learning, unlearning and loving life on the traditional unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. (Vancouver, BC)

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Clea Jonquil Hargreaves

MAS, E-RYT 500+, Somatic Practitioner, Trauma Informed, Grief Counsellor, Archivist
As an archivist, grief counsellor, yoga and dance instructor, somatic practitioner, complex trauma survivor, and compassionate human it is my desire to provide a safe space for witnessing and healing as we journey together through this beautiful, and at times heartbreaking, gift of life. I am passionate about movement as a way to uncover and bring us closer to the innate connection between mind, body, and soul, igniting acceptance and love for self and others. It is an immense honour to guide you home to yourself, thank you. Learn more about Clea.
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Cheryl Landrigan

RYT 200 (advanced training in YIN, Restorative & Yoga Nidra)

Cheryl began her yoga practice 20 years ago to help manage sports injuries and stress from her corporate job and quickly realized that it helped her stay centred, nimble, fearless and loving through many challenges and life transitions. Cheryl grew up dancing and running and has retired from a 30 year career as a business executive. For Cheryl, yoga is much more than stretching, it releases tension and creates a sense of ease and space by connecting body, mind and breath.

Cheryl holds space for her yogis to enhance body awareness and take time to quiet the mind, reduce tension and create more ease - on and off the mat. Her classes focus on core stability postures through a gentle moving mediation and when combined with some longer stretches and soothing restorative positions, will leave you feeling calm and relaxed. When not teaching yoga, Cheryl can be found walking her dog Savana around Steveston with her husband, or around town during pet therapy visits to Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design or Richmond General Hospital.

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Jenine Reverente

RYT 200, Hypnotherapist, Spa Therapist
Jenine’s love and respect for the yoga practice pours from her heart into her classes. With over a decade of teaching experience, she brings simplicity, ease, and grace on the mat, trusting her inner wisdom to guide her in sharing what will best serve her students moment to moment, supporting them in realizing their greatest potential.  Jenine began practicing yoga at a young age and has deep respect and reverence for all the teachers who have shared their wisdom and guidance along the way. In 2006, her journey led her to Mysore, India where she practiced with her teachers Saraswati Jois and Sharath Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute and lived there for two years. In 2009 she completed her 200-hour Teacher Training with Ericka Blitz and 80 hours YHot Teacher Training with Alex Atherton and Kristin Campbell. In addition to sharing her love of yoga with her community, Jenine is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist through the Coastal Academy of Hypnotic Arts and Science, a Certified Spa Therapist through the Vancouver School Of Bodywork and Massage, a budding writer, artist, and poet. Committed to the long and winding path of personal healing, Jenine believes that the only way to go is IN. That inside every living being there is an oasis. A place where we can land, be still, and drop into the simplicity and magic of the present moment. That place of peace where we can transcend beyond ego, beyond the boundaries of this physical world, and live in harmony, deeply and wholeheartedly rooted in LOVE.
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Rishell O'Brien

Studio Director, Avid Yogi, Leadership Coach, Master Movement Educator
Coming soon...

Pricing

Commit to yourself each week, building the ritual of self care and self connection.  Classes are scheduled in cohorts for 4 consecutive weeks to keep each yogi as safe as possible by limiting exposure to new individuals and providing reserved safe distance yoga practice in studio each week.  We take the guesswork out of scheduling different classes each week.  Sign up once per month for the classes you wish to attend and we’ll take care of the rest.  There are 13 sessions of 4 week practice in the calendar year.  If you want to join our monthly pass program, you get one session free each year.

60 Min Class

$72 + GST 4 Weeks

75 Min Class

$90 + GST 4 Weeks

Trial Class

$25 + GST Choose "Trial" when you sign up for your class

Monthly Unlimited Classes

$200 + GST 12 Months (One 4 week session free per calendar year)
 Choose 3+ classes/session and we move you to unlimited monthly pass 

Not ready for an unlimited option just yet? Purchase multiple classes per session and receive 10% discount on all classes in that session.

Facility

We have three gorgeous studios with high ceilings and natural light allowing you to relax in the comfort of safe distance yoga in a luxurious setting. Our common space has a large sofa, comfortable seating options and gorgeous natural light - the perfect place to quiet the mind before class or sip your water after class. We have a touchless water filling station to help keep our yogis hydrated.  Please remember to wear your mask throughout the common space unless actively eating or drinking to help keep our yoga community safe.
 
We keep our studios uncluttered by providing cubbies in our change room area and hallways. Please leave outerwear and shoes in the cubbies provided - they are sanitized regularly.  As we share the space with a dance studio, there are other people in the building while you are in class. For simplicity, please keep valuables, yoga mat and water with you and turn off your phone to create the sacred space you need to be present in each class.

Covid Protocol

Before you Arrive
Sign up for your 4 week Cohort Classes online (agree to policies/waivers - only those for Yoga classes apply).  Stay home if you have any signs of illness or have come in contact with anyone with Covid 19 - help keep your yoga family safe.
 
Upon Arrival
The first time you arrive at the studio, you will need to show your Vaccine Card along with government-issued ID to the office staff or instructor (we will Make note on your file and you won’t need to show this again).  The studio will be open 10 minutes before classes begin each day.  You are welcome to spend time in our common space to relax before class, fill your water bottle or use the washroom facilities. Masks are required in all common spaces. Your instructor will invite you into the studio to set up for class.  Please wash hands or sanitize your hands with the sanitizer provided in hallways and each studio.
 
During Class
Once you enter the studio, place your mat in a designated safe-distance spot and set yourself up for class.  You may remove your mask once situated on your mat for the remainder of class - please remain on your mat to maintain safe distance.  Once class is finished, please put your mask on to move about the room or exit the studio through common space.
**Yoga props are available in studio with the exception of mats.  Please bring your own mat to each class to meet current Covid Safety Protocol.
 
After Class
The studio will be empty for 10 minutes between classes to allow our medical-grade air sanitizers to fully cycle through the air in studio and leave it refreshed and ready for the next class.  Please pack up your things when your class ends and use the common space as an area for connection with fellow yogis (wearing masks of course!).
 
Thank you for helping to keep our Yoga Community safe!

Reserve your sacred space.

Defy Gravity Dance Company Inc.
30 - 11151 Horseshoe Way
Richmond, BC  V7A 4S5
604.836.6261
yoga@defygravityyoga.ca

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