Teaching Schedule

Weekly Classes

Join us for Jivamukti Yoga on Monday nights at Cave of the Heart Holistic Centre & Yoga Studio

Please email Prema to reserve your spot for class, or text 226-345-5804

Monday @ 5:30-6:45pm EST - Jivamukti Yoga

Classes at Cave!

Yoga etiquette and procures in place at Cave:

  • Studio is open 15 minutes prior/after class. Doors will be locked promptly when class begins.

  • Please wear a mask in common areas of the Studio or Courtyard (foyer, office, bathroom, treatment room). Masks may be removed once on your mat. You can of course keep your mask on to practice if you wish.

  • Remove shoes upon entering Studio and hang up jackets/purses. Please turn off cell phones.

  • All students and clients will have their temperature taken and asked to disinfect their hands with sanitizer. You will need to complete a Health History Form on your initial visit and a COVID Screening Questionnaire on each re-occurring visit. You will not be able to attend class if you have a fever or are experiencing any symptoms of illness.

  • Taped areas in the Yoga Room will indicate where you can place your mat. We do not have online class registration, therefore you must register with us via text/phone/email in advance to hold your place in class. Failure to show up for class without 24 hours notice will result in the use a class pass on your membership card.

  • Please Honour Noble Silence. Begin in Savasana as you await class to begin. Avoid socializing during this time of rest.

  • A reminder to please bring any props for your practice that you may need (blocks, blankets, cushions).

Registration is required for classes as space is limited. Email Prema or text at 226-345-5804.

Please do not hesitate to email us with any questions or concerns, or for more details.

Mondays @ 7:00-8:00pm EST - Yoga Nidrā

Join Jessica Monday nights for Yoga Nidrā at Cave of the Heart!

Through a regular and sincere Yoga Nidrā practice over time, our mind becomes one-pointed. We are able to focus on the images being presented in the practice and react in our own ways to them.

We will work with what we call the samkalpa (or resolution) — it is a determination to become something, or do something in your life — a seed which you create and then sow in the bed of your mind. Your samkalpa should relate to your spiritual and self-transformative practice.

Please bring a mat, blanket and pillow to remain comfortable during this guided meditation.

Registration is required for classes as space is limited. To register for class, email Prema or text 226-345-5804.

Tuesdays @ 7:00-7:30pm EST - Dharma & Meditation (all levels, $5 donation/class)

These classes will open with chanting and dharma (yoga philosophy in everyday life), followed by a guided meditation practice. Perfect as an introduction to these practices, or as a complement to your established meditation practice.

These dharma & meditation classes are on the sliding scale - please pay what you can, if you can.


Instructions for signing up for live offerings via Zoom!

Please email us to reserve your spot at least 8 hours in advance, and send payment via e-transfer to jessica.jasondefoe.yoga@gmail.com, and we'll send you the Zoom link!

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Class Description - Jivamukti Yoga

This asana practice is centred around the Five Tenets of Jivamukti Yoga: Ahimsa (the primary ethic of yoga); Bhakti (devotion, chanting); Dhyana (meditation); Nada (sound & music) and Shastra (yoga philosophy and scripture study). This is an all-levels inclusive practice, with opportunities to modify according to your needs: a balanced practice that you can take off your mat and extend into the world.

"Jivamukti Yoga is a path to enlightenment through compassion for all beings. The Jivamukti Method is grounded in the original meaning of the Sanskrit word asana as “seat, connection” – relationship to the Earth. Earth implies all of life. Citing Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, which states that asana is to be sthira and sukham, Jivamukti Yoga maintains that one’s relationship to others (asana) is to be mutually beneficial and come from a consistent (sthira) place of joy and happiness (sukham). The practice of asana then becomes more than mere physical exercise to keep one’s body fit or to increase strength or flexibility; it becomes a way to improve one’s relationship to all others and thus lead to enlightenment – the dissolution of the sense of separateness, the realization of the oneness of being, the discovery of lasting happiness."

(*Jivamukti Yoga description by Anna Ferguson, founder of World Peace Yoga - used with author's permission)


(75 minute class)

Class Description - Dharma & Meditation

These classes will open with chanting and dharma (yoga philosophy in everyday life), followed by a guided meditation practice. Perfect as an introduction to these practices, or as a complement to your established meditation practice.


(30 minute class)

Class Description - Yoga-Nidrā

A guided yogic practice that promotes a state of deep relaxation; going from the outside in; to use the mind’s amazing imaginative capacity to create a space where one is able to both physically and mentally rest and relax; to leave the waking state, go past the dreaming state to Deep Sleep, while remaining fully aware and awake.

Through a regular and sincere Yoga-Nidrā practice over time, our mind becomes one-pointed. We are able to focus on the images being presented in the practice and react in our own ways to them.

We will work with what we call the samkalpa (or resolution) — it is a determination to become something, or do something in your life — a seed which you create and then sow in the bed of your mind. Your samkalpa should relate to your spiritual and self-transformative practice.

Please bring a mat, blanket and pillow to remain comfortable during this guided meditation.


(60 minute class)

Class Description - Jivamukti Open

Whether you’re a beginner, deciphering the difference between vrikshasana (tree) and shirshasana (headstand) or an advanced yogi who can put both feet behind their head, the Jivamukti Open class welcomes you, as it is open to practitioners of all levels. You work at your own pace, following the teacher’s verbal as well as hands-on guidance.


Asana options will be provided for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. A typical Open class incorporates the five tenets of Jivamukti Yoga: shastra (scripture), bhakti (devotion), ahimsa (kindness), nada (music) and dhyana (meditation) by presenting classical yoga teachings as relevant to one’s life on and off the mat, drawn from the Focus of the Month essay, supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation. All Open classes include 14 points—asanas, meditation and spiritual teachings—in a sequence creatively designed by the teacher.


Exuberant, eclectic music plays an integral role: you might practice to a shifting soundtrack of ragas, global trance, hip-hop, spoken word, George Harrison, Sting, Krishna Das, Donna de Lory, Michael Franti, Bill Laswell, Alice Coltrane and Mozart. The class is called “Open” because it is open and suitable to all levels of practitioner.


(90 minute class)

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