Yoga Toka offers a wide variety of yoga & fitness classes every day of the week in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Our group classes foster a sense of community and are inclusive, motivating, and supportive. Whether you prefer a restorative yoga class, an energizing fitness class, or an experience that blends the two, you’ll find something to suit your individual goals and interests.
Power Yoga (All Levels)
Our signature class with a style inspired by vinyasa flow. Suitable for anyone looking for an uplifting, enlightening, dynamic flow experience. One of our skilled and passionate teachers will take you on a journey that emphasizes fluid transitions and rhythmic quality of movement. Our playlists will inspire and uplift your practice.
If you want to calm and balance your body and mind, this is where you’ll find your zen. Yin yoga poses are held for 3 -5 minutes at a time. This meditative practice is designed to target your deeper connective tissues or fascia, restoring length and elasticity. We'll use props so your body can release into the posture instead of actively flexing or engaging the muscles. Like meditation, it may make you feel antsy at first, but stick with it for a few classes and its restorative powers might have you hooked. People who need to stretch and unwind will enjoy Yin yoga.
Ashtanga literally means “eight-limbs” and by practicing each of the limbs all of the impurities in the body and mind are destroyed. Ashtanga is perfectionistic, with routine and strict guidelines. Ashtanga has the same sequence every time. The asana technique is known for being rigorous and energetic. There are six series of asanas with each series comprising a set sequence of poses to be followed exactly. Ashtanga yoga brings the body and mind to a state of peace and stability that ultimately leads to greater spiritual awareness and liberation.
Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. Vinyasa classes offer a variety of postures and no two classes are ever alike. Vinyasa ends where it begins. We start in a posture, such as tadasana, travel through a myriad of options and come back to tadasana. If we listen, and pay close attention, the experience changes us. In Vinyasa we move from child’s pose (Balasana) to corpse pose (savasana) and experience an entire lifetime. Vinyasa serves as the metaphor for our own life, as we move from one situation to the next. For anyone looking for an uplifting, enlightening, dynamic flow experience.
Strengthen the Body, Calm the Mind, Open the Heart. A Hatha Flow class is taught with unique sequencing to promote a dynamic + relaxing experience. This class incorporates all aspects of a traditional Hatha yoga class – breath, meditation and postures – while challenging your co-ordination through movement. This class is Level 1-2 and is suitable for beginner and intermediate students.
Indulge in restoration. Our Restorative class is specifically designed to refresh and rejuvenate every aspect of your being. Your instructor will guide you into reclined postures and assist you with the support of blocks, straps, bolsters, blankets and eye pillows for a truly magical, mini-retreat-like experience
Levels 1 & 2 Flow
Level 1 Flow: The basics and fundamentals of yoga poses are introduced. Learn the process of proper alignment in the poses, breathing techniques, the use of props in your practice and build confidence in your yoga postures. These classes are designed for both students with no experience as well as the seasoned practitioner.
Level 2 Flow: Students work with more complex standing pose sequences and explore the subtler actions of the postures for better alignment. Students will also explore inversions, such as headstand and handstand, and arm balances, such as crow pose. Students should be very comfortable in Level 1 Flow classes before taking Level 2 Flow classes. Level 2 Flow is not appropriate for students who are new to yoga.
Mommy & Me Yoga
You’ll help your baby perform simple stretches with playful music and some simple props thrown into the mix to engage and stimulate the minds of your little yogi. Helps ease new parent jitters. Helps increase mobility and independence with your baby. This class allows babies to see how others will react to their behaviors which is critical for social development. Mommy and Me classes usually involve physical movement of some sort. This helps children realize at a very young age that exercise is important for healthy development. These classes also help parents stay active during a time when getting to the gym can be difficult. Allows parents to meet other parents. It allows you to learn from others as well as make new friends. It helps create a support system and validate some feelings of stress you may be experiencing. Besides getting you out of the house and meeting new people, it also gets you up and physically active which helps release endorphins. This chemical helps improve mood. This is especially important for those that experience symptoms of postpartum depression. Strengthens the Parent/Child Bond.
Fun and interactive yoga classes designed to promote joy in movement, physical explorations, self-expression, and self-confidence. Each week’s class focus on a different theme encouraging students to use their imagination and visualization. Every yoga class incorporates yoga poses, stories, games, songs, movement, and stretching to support the development of strength, flexibility, balance, and social competence. During yoga classes, kids also learn math, reading, science, nature, and much more. Our yoga program helps children develop emotional intelligence, communication skills, and empathy and it nurtures teamwork as well as leadership.
An excellent way to help your child deal with the overwhelming emotional and physical changes that she goes through during adolescence. Teenagers who practice yoga are less stressed and perform better than their counterparts in academics. Teenagers often have a poor body image and are ever trying to change their appearance to fit in. Yoga promotes self-awareness and acceptance, which helps teenagers overcome poor self-image. Teenagers carry heavy backpacks often have a ‘hunched over’ posture when they sit or stand. Yoga poses help you maintain an upright posture, which strengthens the spine. The breathing exercises in yoga improve concentration. Yoga teaches teen how to use their breath to stay focused on the task at hand.
ADAPTED YOGA for Individuals with Special Needs
Individuals with special needs and any disabilities learn yoga poses, breathing techniques, color therapy, self-massage, positive self-talk therapy, and mindful relaxation techniques in safe, empowering, and joyful environment free of judgment and expectations. In-depth guidance and modifications for all poses to enhance flexibility, posture, and strength with the goal of giving every individual the venue to experience the deeper meaning of yoga practices while empowering participants to love themselves unconditionally for who they really Participants are encouraged to have a caregiver but not required.
The goal of meditation is to go beyond the mind and experience our essential nature—which is described as peace, happiness, and bliss. But as anyone who has tried to meditate knows, the mind itself is the biggest obstacle standing between ourselves and this awareness. When the mind is silent and no longer distracts you, meditation deepens. Once the body is relaxed and at peace, bring your awareness to your breath. Notice which part of your lungs are being exercised as you breathe. If you are breathing primarily with your chest you will not be able to relax. Let your breathing come primarily through the movement of the diaphragm. Continue to observe your breath without trying to control it. It brings you freedom from the mind and its meandering. And in this freedom you begin to experience who you are, distinct from your mental turmoil. You experience inner joy and contentment, you experience relief and inner relaxation, and you find a respite from the tumult of your life. You have given yourself an inner vacation.
Barre fitness classes are simply ballet-inspired workouts, incorporating a ballet barre and maybe some plies and pirouettes into the workout here-and-there. Essentially, Barre classes mix elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and functional training, and the moves are choreographed to motivating music.
Bring a deep sense of harmony and balance to your movement and life with T'ai Chi (Taiji). A knowledgeable teacher will guide you through a series of meditative Taiji movements and Qigong breathing exercises known to improve health and well-being in many ways. Come experience the benefits and sense of connection for yourself!
ZUMBA™ is a dance style class with a fusion of Latin and international music combined with a dynamic, exciting, energizing, and effective workout. You won’t even realize you are exercising in the fun party-like atmosphere where everyone can dance!
TonE: Total Body Conditioning
Using 3 - 5 - 8 -10lb. weights for toning the body. Strengthening our bones to prevent or help osteoporosis. We will work the entire body in a gentle way with light weights. This is a wonderful class anyone especially elderly men and women who want to feel and be stronger.
A dynamic, full body workout suitable for all fitness levels, that simultaneously combines stretching and strengthening while engaging all 650 muscles. This class will increase flexibility and mobility for a healthy, toned and pain-free body.
Essentrics is a full body workout that rapidly changes the shape of your body through a dynamic combination of strengthening and stretching. The technique develops lean, strong and flexible muscles with immediate changes to your posture. Perfect for men and women of all fitness levels, this program rebalances the body, prevents injuries and unlocks tight joints. With a diverse music playlist accompanying each routine, this equipment-free workout leaves you feeling energized, youthful and healthy.
This class is medium-paced and easy to follow—ideal for anyone who is new to the Essentrics Workout. You will experience a relaxed, but dynamic and deep, full body stretch that will work through all the joints and release tight muscles. Effective for injury recovery and prevention, pain relief, stress release, and promoting healing. Focus: shoulders, spine and groin, back, hips, hamstrings, quads, groin, calf and IT band.
Pound fitness is a combination cardio and weight training exercise approach that includes some of the rhythmic techniques used in Pilates. Pound classes focus on strengthening the body overall while focusing on particular parts of your body. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.