fort mcmurray yoga
about oranj fitness yoga in fort mcmurray
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 and WARM yoga. 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, oranj custom, 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. We also have a vegan superfood smoothie bar that you can pre order before class.
Below is a description of our 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.
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.
This class is a challenging, up beat flow style yoga combined with strength building moves to help you build and maintain a strong, healthy body. This class focuses on core strength to increase overall mobility, and endurance. Enjoy a deep stretch at the end of class and of course, a cold cloth during savasana!
‘Vinyasa’ means linking the breath to movement. Feel your body smile as you engage in controlled paced flow, moving fluidly from one posture to the next. Based on an Ashtanga yoga practice, Vinyasa plays with poses a little more and is designed to challenge yourself.
If you’re up for a challenge and a good sweat, this class is great for all levels! Inspired by the Ashtanga Primary Series this class will help you build a strong foundation for your yoga practice. Warming up with Suryanamaskar A and B we will then move through a series of standing and seated postures, completing the practice with some of the finishing series. This class is for all yogi’s looking to get a dynamic practice in that will leave you feeling calm and collected!
Detox & Restore
This class begins with a warm-up, we will then start detoxifying the body with deep twists and gentle inversions. Then, a session of back-bending movements will serve as heart openers to ignite the nervous system, build a strong spine and improve cardiovascular health. Each class has a different sequence, creating a unique experience at your own pace. We will finish with restorative poses to soften your heart and quiet the mind. All levels are welcome!
Yoga nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the “going-to-sleep” stage, typically induced by a guided meditation. Yoga nidra promotes deep rest and relaxation, helping the body to relieve stress.
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