about oranj fitness yoga in castlegar
At oranj we provide a wide mixture of yoga, group fitness and cycle classes. Our yoga classes range from Restorative all the way through Power yoga. We offer HOT yoga, WARM yoga and regular temperature yoga classes. Some of the different trainings our instructors have taken in yoga are Hatha, Anusara, Kundalini, Kripalu, Moksha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga. For a detailed bio of each of our instructors please go to instructor bios.
We provide complimentary yoga mats, sweat towels, mat towels, filtered water, and full amenity showers. Forgot your yoga or fitness gear? No problem, we have a beautiful retail store full of an assortment of clothing brands for you. lululemon athletica, Onzie, MPG, and Z-Supply to name a few. We ask that you come a minimum of 15 minutes early for class so you can be ready to start on time. If you have children booked in childcare, they can be dropped off 10 minutes before class starts. We also have a vegan superfood smoothie bar that you can pre order before class.
Below is a description of some of our more popular yoga classes. This does not include all the classes we offer at oranj. For the most up to date schedule of fitness, cycle and yoga classes go to our schedule page.
Any of our yoga classes can be run in a heated room at our HOT temperature. If you see the word HOT at the beginning of the class name, come ready to practice under our infrared hot yoga panels in a room ranging from 36-40 degrees Celsius. We kindly ask that if you are pregnant you do not attend our HOT yoga classes.
Any of our yoga classes can be run in a heated room at our WARM temperature. If you see the word WARM at the beginning of the class name, come ready to practice under our infrared hot yoga panels in a room ranging from 28-32 degrees Celsius. Any of our WARM classes are pregnancy appropriate.
Regular Temperature Yoga
Lastly, if you do not see any temperature stated at the beginning of the class title, you can expect it to be regular temperature ranging from 22-25 degrees Celsius. Any of our regular temperature classes are pregnancy appropriate.
Oranj Restorative Yoga, also known as Sleepy Time Yoga is the most relaxing and least strenuous yoga class you can offer at Oranj. This class is broken into three sections. 1. Warm up. 2. Seated Floor Restorative Poses. 3. Savasana. The class is run solely on the floor and each pose is held from 2-5 minutes in length. Restorative yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. During the long holds of restorative yoga, your muscles are allowed to relax deeply. It’s a unique feeling because props, rather than your muscles, are used to support your body. On a level of difficulty, Restorative yoga will range from 1-2 out of 10. All levels welcome.
Oranj Yin Yoga, is a slow-paced class which is run solely on the floor and each pose is held from 3-5 minutes in length. Holding these poses for extended periods of time with props as support enable the students to get into the deep connective tissue. This class is broken into three sections. 1. Warm up. 2. Seated Yin Poses. 3. Savasana. On a level of difficulty, Yin Yoga will range from 2-3 out of 10. All levels welcome.
Oranj Easy Yoga consists of both seated and standing poses. You can think of this class as a beginner yoga that ranges between a 4-5 out of 10 for difficulty. There are four sections to this class. 1. Warm Up. 2. Standing Postures. 3. Floor and Finishing Postures. 4. Savasana. Blocks and straps are typical props used in this type of class. All levels welcome.
Happy Hips and Hammies Yoga
Oranj Happy Hips and Hammies Yoga is a moderate flow class that ranges in difficulty from a 5-6 out of 10. It is broken down into five sections. 1. Warm up. 2. Sun Salutation A and B. 3. Hips and Hamstrings. 4. Floors / Finishing Postures. 5. Savasana. Here you will warm your body up with Sun Salutations and then move right into opening up your hips and hamstrings. The Hips and Hamstrings section of the class will alternate back and forth working both areas of the body equally. This class is suited for all yogis, and is especially beneficial for students looking to cross train with their competitive sports.
Happy Medium Yoga
Oranj Happy Medium yoga is a moderate flow class that ranges in difficulty from a 6-7 out of 10. It is broken down into five sections. 1. Warm up. 2. Sun Salutation A and B. 3. Standing Postures. 4. Floors / Finishing Postures. 5. Savasana. Once your warm up is complete we move right into Sun Salutations A and B to get your body open and ready to transition into the standing postures. We will work at all levels in the standing postures and then take it to the ground to finish off the class with some light stretches and savasana. This is a great transitionary class from Easy yoga. It’s perfect for all levels of students and great for cross training.
Oranj Power yoga is the most challenging flow class on our schedule that ranges in difficulty from an 9-10 out of 10. It is broken down into five sections. 1. Warm up. 2. Sun Salutation A and B. 3. Standing Postures. 4. Floors / Finishing Postures. 5. Savasana. Once our warm up is complete we move right into Sun Salutations A and B. We flow to a consistent beat of our breath. The vigorous flow of the sequencing will surely challenge your practice! Come ready to strengthen and lengthen your muscles, and create space and balance in your bodies. Not suitable for beginner yogis. Previous yoga experience required.
Yin Yang Yoga
This class is a beautiful meld of yin (ice) and yang (fire). Come ready for a powerful vinyasa practice at the beginning of class (yang), that transitions to a more calm and relaxing class at the end (yin). All levels welcome.
Prenatal Yoga is for any expecting mother who is looking for time to connect with their baby, their body, and breath. This class will include postures that are not only safe and nourishing, but also help to increase circulation in your body! Prenatal yoga has an endless amount of benefits, including tuning into your own intuition and instincts, increasing your confidence to nurture yourself through challenge, creating strength and space in your body, and using your breath to stay present and mindful within each moment. Every class will end with restorative yoga – a chance for you to get some well-deserved rest. This class is open to all levels, and is a great way to connect with other expecting mothers in the community!
This is a merge of dance, Pilates, ballet, fitness and yoga together. It is a difficulty of 7-8 out of 10. It is broken into three sections. 1. Warm up and Flow Yoga. 2. Barre Exercises. 3. Cool down and Savasana. After we have a yoga warm up, we flow through Sun Salutations A and B to warm the body up and get ready for the barre portion of class. The barre portion consists of approx. 30 minutes of exercises that are all taught to the beat of the music and all exercises are performed on your yoga mats. One muscle group will be worked per song to the tempo of the beat. Lastly, we end class with a few finishing yoga postures and a relaxing and much deserved savasana!
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