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The sweet, spicy scent of fresh-made chai tea infuses Bound Lotus Meditation and Yoga Centre. After each class, students gather with cups of the comforting beverage and share their discoveries about yoga poses, meditation mantras, and the art of relaxation. The studio's seasoned instructors specialize in Kundalini yoga, which aims to channel salutary energy by rousing each of the seven chakras, or energy centres, as well as Yin yoga, which utilizes extended poses and focused breathing to improve the connection of mind and body. Classes begin with a short chant before launching into a sequence of poses that flex and strengthen the spine. A carefully chosen breathing exercise accompanies each pose, intensifying its effects and helping the mind and body collaborate harmoniously, like a trust fall with a barbershop quartet. In addition to promoting physical wellness, this practice helps yogis cultivate joy, self-awareness, and strong moral character. Armed with props such as bolsters and blocks, students hold poses for 5 minutes each during relaxing Restorative yoga classes. The studio also hosts meditation sessions, which pair gentle arm and spine stretches with recitation of a mantra designed to promote inner strength, calmness, and a sense of clarity. Before basking in the calmness that emanates from the studio's purple accent wall, students may visit the studio's boutique to stock up on locally-made bamboo-cotton yogawear. In addition to sporting therapeutic properties, the shop's Ayurvedic soaps wash away post-class sweat and the joyful tears of newly discovered third eyes.
161 1st Street East
North Vancouver,
BC
CA
The life of a contractor can already take its toll on a back, but Stacey Reeves was a mountain biker, too. After a biking accident in which he injured his neck, Stacey turned to yoga as a way to exercise while hopefully easing his chronic pain. Suffice it to say he quickly became enamoured with it. Still, Stacey frequently found himself the only man in any of his classes, despite its overwhelmingly positive effects on his physical and mental well-being. So he decided to found his own studio instead, soon registering as a certified instructor and creating a space where men could explore the form in a male-focused environment. Today, YoGuys holds weekly classes at each of the two spacious locations. Owing to his casual discovery of yoga, he takes a casual approach to classes, fostering a relaxed, organic atmosphere as he helps students tone their muscles through flowing movements, or yang, and tighten their joints in static poses, or yin, which together enable yogis to work multiple areas of their body at once without having to arm-wrestle an octopus.
489 Dollarton Highway North
North Vancouver,
BC
CA
Sunbeams flow through the windows of Namaste Yoga Studio, serving as a physical representation of the light that emanates from the yogis who practice here. The rays warm the floor’s hardwood planks, where groups hone ancient poses and breathing exercises drawn from yogic traditions such as Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, and Yin. During many classes, students of all skill levels illustrate the meaning of the studio’s name—“I bow to you”—by bending toward sources of inspiration such as the majestic sun and their patient, attentive teachers. Power yoga classes teem with athletic poses that sculpt the muscles, and restorative sessions use complimentary props to foster stretches as deep and relaxing as a bubble bath in a moon crater. Young yogis can learn playful poses during children’s classes, and grownups seeking personalized attention can enlist in private sessions that help hone strength, flexibility, and bodily alignment.
399 Mountain Highway
North Vancouver,
BC
CA
Members at Curves, a fitness centre designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that are designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. Circuit coaches are always nearby to help manage participants' machine manoeuvring and muscle making. For 30 minutes, limbering ladies move around a circuit that positions machines inward, encouraging casual conversation while worker-outers release up to 500 units of caloric energy into the fatigued atmosphere. The hydraulic machines use the exerciser's own body weight to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean bodies perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like they can.
401 Dollarton Highway North
North Vancouver,
BC
CA
3 Amazing facilities! 2 in North Vancouver and 1 Downtown. We offer boot-camps, personal training, sports conditioning, physiotherapy, massage therapy and gym memberships. Come enjoy our fun, spacious atmosphere with state of the art equipment and luxurious bathrooms. Free parking too!
890 Harbourside Drive
North Vancouver,
BC
CA
DZT Vibe Spa Fitness has dedicated more than 10 years to helping competitive athletes and fitness-minded individuals maintain their physiques with the help of advanced technology. The company designs and develops whole-body vibration platforms, which use controlled, rapid oscillations to stimulate small, yet intense muscle contractions while clients stand or balance themselves atop the platform. Within the comfort of their own homes or space stations, individuals can use one of these systems to help jump-start metabolisms, strengthen muscles, and increase bone density during 10?20-minute sessions. Purchasing a platform for home isn't the only way to take advantage of DZT Vibe Spa Fitness's technological advancements, though. A location doubling as a fitness studio and spa brims with whole-body vibration platforms as well as other wellness-boosting systems. Infrared-light energy is harnessed by the center's saunas, and the advanced massage beds deliver heat directly to the deep tissues while increasing circulation. DZT Vibe Spa Fitness's studio also complements their treatments with personal-training sessions.
819 W 1st Street
North Vancouver,
BC
CA
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