Vikara means transformation; to change with action. Vikara Yoga was created to offer safe space to connect with your mind, body and spirit and find the change you may be seeking. I strive as a teacher to provide a quiet and safe space for students to explore and find a true sense of their own personal balance. Vikara Yoga studio is located on a beautiful treed lot in Napier Ontario where classes, workshops and retreats are hosted for all to enjoy. I also travel to teach in offices and studios in an effort to bring yoga to those who are interested. The intention I have set for Vikara Yoga is to share the possibility of finding personal, emotional and spiritual balance and provide the opportunity for transformation.
Yoga - Union of the Mind, Body & Spirit
About Misty Lucas
My name is Misty Lucas, the founder of Vikara yoga. In Sanskrit Vikara means transformation; to change with action. I chose this word because yoga transformed my life. I found the connection I had been seeking within myself and the world around me.
I am an insured and certified Registered Yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance and Canadian Yoga Alliance. I have earned my 500hr designation with DevaTree School of Yoga. I have continued with my yoga education and taken a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Course through Trauma Centre at the Justice Resource Institute. I am also a Reiki Level II practitioner and am honoured to offer this amazing healing practice to my clients.
My Sanskrit name is Shakti which I received after completing my 500hr certification. Briefly Shakti means power or empowerment.
Restorative yoga is my passion and has become the focus of my teachings. Restorative is a type of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation.
My dharma is to share my knowledge and inspire those around me to find connection within themselves and with others. I have only just begun and am excited for what the future holds.
Vikara Yoga is a boutique studio that caters to students looking for an intimate and personal setting to practice yoga. My intention was to create a space that encourages individual growth and an expanded sense of community. The studio is set in nature that enhances your ability to find calm and to quiet the mind. Nothing is more important than building bonds with yourself and those around you.
Hatha Based Yoga
My training utilized the concept of cross disciplinary yoga that is based in hatha yoga. A cross-disciplinary practice has elements combines the major forms of yoga offered across the world today.The practice includes gentle flows, strengthening postures and time to reflect within. The classes will offer a synergistic blend of everything and provide you with the ability and opportunity to utilze your own personal power.
Restorative yoga is an opportunity to centre, connect to your breath and release and let go. This practice offers an opportunity for an emotional, physical and mental release through practicing stillness and holding postures for extended periods of time with the assistance of props. Restorative yoga balances a fast lifestyle and has an enormous capacity to heal physical and mental symptoms that are stress related.
Embarking on a new journey can be scary and our instinct is for privacy. I respect and understand starting a yoga practice may terrifying and that is the reason I offer private lessons. Having private lessons offers the student specialized classes geared directly towards their own ability and comfort. The lessons can be held at the studio or at the student’s office or home.
$65 for 60 min $90 for 90 min
Reduced rate for purchase of multiple sessions. Contact me for details.
Reiki (pronounced “Ray – Key”)
I am excited to offer Reiki sessions at the studio location. Reiki is a holistic, light touch, energy-based modality that establishes normal energy flow in the body, enhancing the body’s innate healing ability. [Canadian Reiki Association].
One hour session $55
Nourish Your Soul Retreat| Nov 25th
Reiki & Restorative Yoga | Oct 30
Fall Classes at Yoga East!
Hatha Flow Class 8 week session starting Sept 7/17 from 4:15pm to 5:30pm. Investment $110.
Restorative Class 8 week session starting Sept 7/17 from 6pm to 7:15pm. Investment $110.
Must have minimum number of 6 registrants for each class to run so be sure to sign up.
Newsletter & Interesting Stuff
Practices for Low Back Pain
Many people suffer from low back pain. It can be prevalent with office workers who spend a significant amount of time seated. This interesting articles talks about ways to relieve the pain. Interesting read.
Creating wellness in the workplace.
One of my intentions with Vikara Yoga was to offer local businesses assistance with creating a wellness plan for their employees. I am also able to offer a beautiful space in Napier, Ontario surrounded by nature and only 40 mins from London for team building events. Interesting article relating to how other companies are acknowledging the importance of wellness in the workplace.
Mindfulness in the Workplace
Yoga and mindfulness in the workplace has been growing over the years. It offers a peaceful break for the employees and stretching to open tight hips and release low backs due to longer periods of sitting. Check out this article from 2012!
Location26180 Napier Road Strathroy, Ontario N7G 3H5
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