Hatha and Restorative Yoga Toronto

What is Restorative Yoga? Restorative Yoga is practice that takes mindfulness which is also a part of every discipline of Yoga, to a higher level. The speed is slow, even still at times, pushing the mind more so than the body. The goal is to keep your breath and body centered, causing a harmonious alignment of mind and body. After intense physical exercise a shift in pace to increase recovery is always needed. This form of Yoga will restore your tired mind and body making your next challenging day a breeze. Try our restorative yoga classes in our Toronto studio.

What is Hatha Yoga? Hatha Yoga refers to a set of physical exercises (known as asanas or postures), and sequences of asanas, designed to align your muscles and bones. The postures are also designed to open the many channels of the body—especially the main channel, the spine—so that energy can flow freely. The Hatha practice is suitable for all levels of ability. Everyone is welcome to make space in their day to make some space in their mind, body, and heart. With this practice we develop a balance of strength and flexibility in the physical bodies. We also learn to balance effort and surrender in each pose. Hatha Yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring attention to our breath, which helps to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment.

Dory Noorafkan - Yoga Practitioner

Dory’s Yoga Journey started in Hamilton where she took her first Yoga class at a Moksha Yoga studio, just to ease her stress from exams and school life in 2008. Through practicing Yoga, she found a healthier body and mind. After finding a more balanced perspective through Yoga she developed a passion to learn the concept and practice more in depth and perhaps share with others the benefits of Yoga. In 2015, Dory acquired her 300 hour certificate in Kelowna, British Columbia and her 500 hour certificate in 2016. Her love and passion for Yoga grows with every passing day and she finds sharing that love and knowledge to be a profound privilege. Her background in science and physical anthropology bolsters her unique methods of teaching. By offering insights into the physical purpose and function of each postures she facilitates an easy to learn and easy to follow practice. Dory is a certified Reflexologist and incorporates adjustments and massage throughout each of her classes, to assist her students with better postures and regaining their balanced state of mind. She hopes while evoking a physical and mental challenge during her classes to also provide support and ease for her students, creating a safe space for growth and awareness.

Restorative Yoga Toronto Practitioner