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!

Classes continue at Cave of the Heart Mondays at 5:30-6:45pm.

As we are now in Step 3 classes can now be indoors (unless of course the beautiful weather calls us to the Courtyard)!

A reminder of our procedures at Cave of the Heart. Students will be asked to:

  • Fill in a brief health questionnaire before practice

  • Have temperature taken before practice

  • Wear masks indoors, but they can be removed once on the mat to practice. You can of course keep your mask on to practice if you wish.

These classes will adhere to all aspects of the Ontario re-opening plan (limits on class size and physical distancing of mats 3 meters apart). Registration is required for classes as space is limited.

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

To register for class, email Prema or text at 226-345-5804.

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

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 by donation - please pay what you can, if you can.

Weekly Dharma & Meditation classes via Zoom will return in September!

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!

In addition to our Monday night Jivamukti Yoga classes at Cave of the Heart in July and August, Jason and I will be teaching Outdoor Community Classes at a backyard location in LaSalle! The location will be shared upon confirmation of registration for class.

We hope you'll join us Thursday 19 August from 5:30-7pm. These classes will adhere to all aspects of the Ontario re-opening plan in Step 3.

These classes will be offered on a sliding scale from $5 to $20. A sliding scale represents the idea that financial resources, including income, are not and should not be the only determining factor in whether or not someone can access services/care/etc. Please visit this page for more details about the sliding scale.

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)

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.

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)

Photos by Bree Gaudette - Love Bree Photography