Owner Jan Henrikson has travelled Europe, the U.S., and Canada to absorb the yoga teachings of renowned masters, earning her certification in the Hatha style of Jivamukti. Since then, she has established herself in Saskatoon as a yoga expert who accepts all skill levels. Subscribing to Woody Allen's belief that "80 per cent of success is just showing up," she encourages anyone, regardless of their experience, age, or build, to immerse themselves in the welcoming curriculum at Joos Yoga.
Jan's team of instructors lead classes in several styles, including Yin yoga, pre- and postnatal yoga, and Vinyasa flow. During every session, they foster a no-pressure atmosphere, often commingling beginners and advanced participants in many classes. Furthermore, they intentionally keep class sizes small to ensure students receive personalized attention and have enough room to expand their consciousness without bumping into someone else's pneuma.
Joos Yoga also spreads an appreciation for the limbering arts through corporate programs and teacher-training courses, whose standards exceed those put forth by the Yoga Alliance.
Positively Fit Personal Training derives its name from the upbeat attitude of owner Amanda Stalwick, who has orchestrated dozens of transformations during her 25 years as a certified personal trainer and triathlon coach. Stalwick tailors fitness programs to clients of all ages and skill levels, including teens, seniors, and adults who've never set foot in a gym or wrestled with a bear's overwhelming cuteness. Instead of focusing solely on the calorie burning, she balances strength and flexibility movements with exercises that bolster cardiovascular endurance.
Personal-training sessions can take place at home, at work, outdoors, or at the PACE Athletic Training Centre. Group training often takes the form of boot camps, which bolster agility and core strength with tools such as kettlebells, yoga poses, and group runs. And during high-performance training sessions, Stalwick draws upon her Ironman experience to push athletes toward personal bests.
CrossFit Brio Bootcamp’s instructors lead students of all fitness levels through a series of functional exercises that combine intense cardiovascular activity with resistance training in intimately sized courses and boot-camp sessions. They lead routines that are intentionally light on traditional equipment, focusing instead on improving strength with kettlebells and sandbags, bolstering flexibility and balance with gymnastics techniques, and cultivating stamina and basic rhyming skills with jump ropes. The training staff helps students also build up speed, endurance, and stamina during plyometrics and a rotating set of cardio drills. They encourage students to proceed at their own pace during the intense programs, motivating them to push themselves without compromising proper form.
The technicians at UltraWhite Clinic brighten clients' smiles up to 10 shades in 60 minutes with a deluxe teeth-whitening treatment. Claiming its process triggers little to no sensitivity and is safe for both natural and artificial teeth, UltraWhite's team begins treatment with a brief consultation. Once clients are comfortably reclined, the whitening product is applied to the enamel and a DayLight 5K light shines into mouths, accelerating the conversion of the formula's peroxide into whitening hydroxyl radicals. As the agents lift stains caused by common culprits such as coffee, red wine, and Smurf blood, the hydroxyl radicals seep into the enamel. To enhance treatment results, UltraWhite's staff dispenses supplemental products including whitening toothpastes.
Each instructor at Inner Peace Yoga has a unique story about discovering yoga. Ron tapped into its healing poses to recover from college football injuries. Joelle kept at the practice to relearn how to balance after a pernicious case of miner’s disease laid low her inner ear. Others came to it after middle age. The common thread is that yoga has improved each of their lives, leaving them with a powerful desire to share it with others and get enough people to make the world's largest yoga pyramid.
Everyone has a place at the table. Instructors lead a variety of daily yoga classes including beginner flow, challenging power flow, and yin yoga that opens up and balances the body.
Students at Dance Dynamics, a registered member of the Canadian Dance Federation, may recognize the director, Herb Clarke. The veteran dance teacher and Dance Saskatchewan board of directors member has starred in his own teaching series on Shaw Cable and has appeared alongside Juliet Prowse on PBS’s Championship Ballroom Dancing. He harnesses his fleet-footed expertise and choreography experience to lead students of all skill levels through lessons in a variety of dance styles, such as rumba, salsa, swing, and waltz. In doing so, Clarke and his teaching staff help students reap the benefits of dance, such as stress relief, weight loss, and the ability to summon Fred Astaire by whispering his name into a candlelit mirror.