Centre. Stretch. Reset.

Yoga in Richmond, BC

Class Offerings

Good Morning Flow

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.

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.

Heart Centred Hatha

Heart Centered 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. 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.

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Candlelight 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.

Yoga Trance Dance

Yoga Trance Dance

Rhythm and Prana Flow Yoga Trance Dance is an exploration of the free-form art of movement. Created by the incomparable Shiva Rea, it offers a reconnection to our innate creative life force and encourages surrender to the healing powers of movement and collective dance. Encompassing breath, movement, music and more, Yoga Trance Dance offers a Mind, Body and Soul approach to full hearted living.

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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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Private Classes

Our undivided attention to help you achieve your goals of strength, flexibility and mindfulness. Email to inquire.

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Somatic Healing

The practice of inviting awareness to the whole body through informed interoception (awareness of how your body feels) and proprioception (awareness of where your body is in space). Individual and Group sessions offered.  Email to inquire

Heart Centred Hatha

Workshop | Yoga for Elite Hockey Players

Wednesdays 8:00-9:00pm and Sundays 11:00am-12:00pm.

$240 for 8 sessions beginning April 6

Inner Harmony Sound Journey

Workshop | Inner Harmony: Yoga Sound Journey with Malina and David

Remember your true self through movement and music medicine.  Join us for a healing experience as we move the body, the mind and the heart through gentle asana, pranayama (breath work), live acoustic music, mantra and medicine songs.

This potent practice allows you to create the space needed to release old stories, integrate emotions, calm the mind and journey deeply within, bringing your entire being into a sense of harmony.

Coming Soon  |  $60 + gst

Class Schedule

Mondays
Closed for a day of deep rest for our collective

Tuesdays
9:30am-10:45am  |  Morning Flow with Clea
11:00am-12:15pm  |  Gentle Hatha with Clea

Wednesdays
9:30am-10:45am  |  Morning Flow with Rishell
YOUTH CLASSES COMING SOON
7:30pm-8:45pm  |  Candlelight Restorative with Cheryl

Thursdays
9:30am-10:45am  |  Morning Flow with Clea
12:30pm-1:30pm  |  Lunchtime Recharge with Clea
YOUTH CLASSES COMING SOON!
7:45pm-9:00pm  |  Candlelight Yin with Clea

Fridays
7:30-8:45pm  |  Candlelight Restorative with Jenine

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

Sundays
9:30am-10:45am  |  Morning Flow with Clea
YOUTH & FAMILY CLASSES COMING SOON

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
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
Rishell was introduced to yoga a decade ago and it quickly developed into the weekly ritual that helped her reconnect with her body to reduce daily stress, process emotions, set intentions and truly be present with her children, her team, her students and her coaching clients. It has been a life changing practice that she is so excited to share in community with others who need a little presence in their lives. Defy Gravity started as the creation of a space Rishell recognized she needed as a child and has grown into the space she needed as a stressed-out-single-Mom-CEO that she is humbled to share with you.

Pricing, Packages & Policies

Commit to yourself each week, building the ritual of self care and connection with your yoga community.

Intro Offer (new clients)

$60 + gst 5 classes (use within 3 weeks of first class)

Drop In Class

$25 + gst Any class (use within a year)

10 Class Pass

$190 + gst Save 25% (use within 90 days)

Unlimited Membership

$150 + gst Unlimited Classes. Monthly Autopay for 1 year

Intro Offer  |  5 classes for $60 + gst
Valid for new clients only and classes must be used within 3 weeks of first class attended.

Drop In Classes  |  $25 + gst
If space permits, you are welcome to join us - flexibility at it's finest!

10 Class Pass  |  $190 + gst (25% discount)
Purchase 10 classes to be used within 90 days.  Flexibility with a discount - choose when you practice

Unlimited Membership  |  $150/month + gst (best deal if you take 2+ classes per week)
Sign up for unlimited classes each month that suit your schedule.  Does not include workshops.  Fees apply for late cancel (see below)

Reservation Policies
You may reserve your spot in class as early as 60 days ahead and up to 90 minutes ahead of class time (after that, sorry at this time we can not fit you in - reserve early to save your spot!).  All classes must be reserved online in our Mindbody App/Site before coming to the studio.

Cancelation Policies
You may cancel your reserved classes up to 12 hours before class without additional fees.

Drop In / 10 Class Pass Holders: Canceling your reservation with less than 12 hours notice will forfeit one class paid.  

Unlimited Members: Canceling your reservation with less than 12 hours notice will result in an additional charge of $25 + gst being added to your account.  We reserve your space in class  with the utmost respect for your dedicated practice, please cancel your classes with 12+ hours of notice if needed so we can offer your spot to another amazing yogi.

Wokshops

Workshops are excluded from all Class Purchases and Memberships.  Fees are as listed per workshop.

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 touches 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 Classes online through our Mindbody App/Site at least 90 minutes before class.  Stay home if you have any signs of illness or have come in contact with anyone with Covid 19 - help keep your yoga community safe.

 

Upon Arrival
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 recommended 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, we recommend that you 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 5 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.

 

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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