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We are a student-run, affordable yoga club working to create a safe and loving community for people to practice yoga and build life-long friendships both on and off the mat.
The UBC Yoga Club's mission is to provide affordable yoga to students and faculty at the University of British Columbia. On the busy campus of UBC, practicing yoga provides a way to calm the mind and body from the daily stresses of student life. Yoga is an incredible practice for supporting holistic health and inner peace - our goal is to share this experience with everyone! LEARN MORE
The UBC Yoga Club is located on the unceded, traditional, ancestral, and occupied territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Halkomelem) speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nation.
WAYS TO PRACTICE
Join us at one of our classes hosted on UBC Campus.BOOK CLASS
Join us virtually from the comfort of our own home.JOIN ON ZOOM
Join us anytime, anywhere by streaming an on-demand class.WATCH ON-DEMAND
Join us at one of our special online or in-person events.ATTEND AN EVENT
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
A classical yoga style, combining breath and posture to facilitate relaxation and mindfulness. This is a slower style, with more time spent in active poses to build strength, increase flexibility, and to refine alignment.
A dynamic, fiery practice combining breath and flowing movement to build internal heat. Expect a great cardiovascular workout, an emphasis on strength building, and the possibility of getting sweaty!
A Yoga and Pilates mix go hand-in-hand, with a low-intensity but fun and spicy pilates workout, followed by a guided yoga stretch to cool the body down, ease the mind, and allow your body to reap the benefits of your pilates workout.
Combine breath and movement in this challenging but accessible flow class. Options for building towards arm balances and inversions will be provided, but all levels of experience and ability will be catered for. As well as a strong, sweaty physical practise, also expect an emphasis on meditation, breath work, and deep relaxation.
A slow, Taoist-philosophy-inspired practice that begins with relaxing longer held shapes (Yin), and builds to a more active Hatha sequence (Yang). Yin yoga works the joints and releases fascial tension before the muscles are warm. Then, Yang yoga helps to build strength and flexibility in the muscles. Paired together, these practices will help you release tension and feel invigorated for the week ahead.
Time to relax and invite ease into your body. This practice involves using the support of props, gentle postures, and deep breathing to activate the parasympathetic nervous system and lull the practitioner into a state of deep healing. Highly recommended if you desire relief from physical discomfort or stress.
Michelle and Tenaya have created a welcoming community based around fitness. Every workout is different, fun, and leaves me feeling strong. They are always willing to help their clients with any modifications for injuries, pregnancy, or on the days that you are feeling more sore than normal. I have had the privilege of taking their classes in a studio and virtually. No matter where I take class, I know I am always going to get a great workout from these inspirational women.
I took my first class with Tenaya and Michelle in 2012. I have always been a studio junkie and workout enthusiast who will try anything, but the one workout that has stuck for the longest is the one with these two women. It has a lot to do with the class itself (it is never the same class twice, challenges both mind and body, got me in the best shape of my life and back to it after my first child) but it ultimately boils down to the instructors. Tenaya and Michelle are very intuitive on so many levels. They pace the classes perfectly and mix in intervals and rest time just enough to keep my heart level up, they understand each student's level, background, etc. and incorporate this into any adjustments and modifications (which they are always happy to give), and they both have a wonderful aura of calming yet motivating energy in every single class. Oh, and their music selection is always on point! I am so glad I get to take their classes online now that I've moved to the Bay area so I can continue my hopefully lifelong love affair with their workout method!
I’ve been going to Tenaya and Michelle’s classes for 7 years and can’t recommend their classes enough. They really focus on you as a whole person—not only does my body feel challenged in a healthy way during every class, I feel so relaxed and rejuvenated afterwards. There’s always a lot of variety and fun and they’ve created such a warm community. The classes are really special, and I’m glad they were able to continue the strong momentum and spirit virtually—not an easy thing to do, but they pulled it off!
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As one of UBC's oldest and largest clubs, we've been so lucky to meet so many amazing people and foster such a warm sense of community on such a large and sometimes overwhelming campus. We are so excited to welcome you back to in-person classes, while still offering online/on-demand options! Join us in class and say hello!
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