Martha Shea

Martha has been practicing and teaching yoga since 2000 and received her first 300 hour yoga certification with The American Yoga Academy that same year. In 2001 Martha received her yoga certification from The Yoga and Healing Center in New Jersey with Wendy Grosse, who specializesin Soul Sweat Yoga. In 2003, Martha was certified in Prenatal Yoga with Janice Clarfield at Kripalu Yoga, and in 2008, her Yoga Ed Certification in Ontario.
 
Martha has been inspired by David Life and Sharon Gannon and has attended several intensive training and summer camps with them. This year, Martha completed her Baron Baptiste Level 2, and is currently working on her certification with him.
 
Martha’s mat is a vehicle for creativity and freedom in her life. She counts her blessings on her mat. It is a place of pure space where she connects to her center, her strength and her authenticity. Yoga has brought Martha through some very challenging times in her life. She believes in many ways that it has saved her. It reminds her constantly that she is always stronger than she thinks she is, and it reminds her to be present in her moment, her life, one breath at a time.
 
Martha’s favourite poses are arm balances. Arm balances combine freedom and strength. You need to draw on your core, your truth before you can find the courage to fly. They remind you that anything is possible – all you have to do is break the branch, trust and fly into endless possibilities !!!


Martha Shea instructs the following:
  • Hot Yin Yang
  • A popular style of practice where the first half of the class is vigorous (a level 1-2 flow) and the second half is passive and restorative.

  • Hot Flow 1
  • Using the principles learned in an Intro, this class moves you through sequences at a faster pace and explores more challenging asanas such as backbends and arm balances. Flow classes contain elements found in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara and Iyengar practices.

  • Hot Flow 1
  • Experience the profound joy a flow-style practice can bring to your body, mind and heart! Our experienced teacher will guide you safely through creative sequences, emphasizing linking breath with movement. Ideal for someone with a generally good level of fitness and some yoga experience.

  • Hot Flow 1
  • Using the principles learned in an Intro, this class moves you through sequences at a faster pace and explores more challenging asanas such as backbends and arm balances. Flow classes contain elements found in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara and Iyengar practices.

  • Yoga with Light Weights | Reduced Heat | S
  • A full body workout for those of all levels! Using weights is totally optional. Find what level works for you.

  • Hot Flow 1-2
  • Very little alignment instruction is given and the focus is on moving from one challenging sequence to the next while maintaining a deep, steady breath. Truly a workout for mind, body and soul!

  • Sweat Relax Restore | Hot | G
  • Enjoy this candle-lit class created to relieve stress and tension. The heat stimulates deep muscle release and detoxification of the body and the relaxed atmosphere helps to quiet the mind. This class is open to all levels, including absolute beginners and a great introduction to the Infrared Hot room.

  • Yoga w/ Weights
  • A Level 1 full body workout incorporating weights into the practice of yoga. This class will be reduced heat (100F).

  • Hot Yin Yang
  • A popular style of practice where the first half of the class is vigorous (a level 1-2 flow) and the second half is passive and restorative.