Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in North America. It is a cross between tennis, volleyball and badminton but much more fun and easier to learn. The pioneer of Pickle Ball island side was Martin Earl - he created the wooden pickle ball trophy awarded in 2016.

Pickle Ball is a workout, a way to develop hand eye co-ordination but most importantly -  is pure fun and extremely social given the small court and our tendency to play doubles. Our games have been short so that more time is spent on the court. All levels, including new folk are welcome! We will teach you the basics and cheer the players that are strategic in the game. Natural athleticism is not required. We play in the AIA during winter and outdoors at the ‘basketball court’ by the canoe club weather permitting. We play 3 to 4 nights a week. Check out the calendar at the top of this page for duration, class description, and equipment to bring!

Drop-in Guest Pass (Guests must be accompanied by a AIA member) $10.00

Pickle Ball guest pass: Guest passes are valid for the day of purchase. Guests must be accompanied by a member when attending.

Strength and Stretch

Led by Tony Farebrother, group fitness instructor at the YMCA. The class consists of warm up, followed by 40 minutes of choreographed exercises using your dumbbells and mat along with other props provided (such as mini bands and a stepper).  This is followed by 15 minutes of stretching and cool-down. The class is open to all levels, as you can use your weights or no weights and take breaks as needed.

The 40 minute weight-training session is broken down into segments by muscle group. with a short break between segments. The class is set to music and focuses on functional training (strengthening the muscles used in day-to-day life). 

Questions? email Tony, Island

Please bring your own weights and water. Wednesdays at 5:30. Suggested donation $10 to cover costs.


Embark on a journey to explore the wonders of breathwork and its transformative applications in daily life.

What to bring/wear: Don't forget to bring your yoga mat, dress comfortably in cozy layers, consider a water bottle, a light snack, eye covers for deep relaxation, and a cozy blanket for an indulgent experience.

Benefits: Experience the myriad benefits of breathwork, such as stress reduction, heightened mental clarity, emotional well-being, improved respiratory function, increased vitality, restful sleep, bolstered immune function, effective pain management, a stronger mind-body connection, and blissful relaxation.

Discover how the extent of these benefits can vary, tailored to the breathwork techniques and practices in each session.

Time: Join us on Sundays at 11 am.

Cost: Each one-hour session is priced at just $20 per person. This event is open to all AIA members, so come and experience the magic of breathwork with us!


Phone: +1 (647) 450-8825

Iyengar Yoga is based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar from Pune, India. It places emphasis on alignment of the body and engagement of the mind. Instructions are specific and sometimes props (blocks, belts, blankets, bolsters, chairs) are used to access poses or emphasize actions. It is not competitive, nor are any special physical traits required. All it takes is desire, patience and perseverance.


Yoga builds strength, increases flexibility, improves posture, decreases stress and anxiety, develops concentration and self-awareness, and contributes to an overall sense of well-being. Each class is unique – asanas (poses) include standing asanas, seated asanas, forward extensions, back extensions and a monthly supported/restorative class with some pranayama. Yoga is for everybody, though practice does change with age.


I have practiced and studied yoga for over twenty years, am certified as a Level 2 Iyengar teacher, and continue to take classes through RIMYI, the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India.



Mondays – 5:15–6:30 pm Beginner / Level 1

Tuesdays – 6:00-7:30 pm – Level 1 / 2

Wednesday – 6:35-7:50 am – early morning – All Levels


$120 for 6 classes with a recommended 8-week expiry, or $25 drop in. 

Bring a mat if you have one (I do have a few extras). Dress in shorts or leggings (outline of leg should be visible) and a t-shirt.

Please contact me before coming to your first class as the schedule has occasional changes. Questions? More info? Please email me.


Yoga Pilates Flow 

Come unite movement and breath in this dynamic yoga pilates flow. This practice combines two complementary modalities - yoga and pilates - to intelligently sequence classes. Through fluid and controlled movements, this practice cultivates a deep connection between breath and movement, enhancing body awareness and calming of the mind. From gentle warm-ups to more challenging poses, expect a variety of postures to increase strength, flexibility, and balance. Explore your inner landscape through mindfulness practices, such as meditation and pranayama (breathwork). Classes are geared towards level 1 but all levels are welcome. 

The instructor:  Classes led by Sierra Day, yogini of 15 years with 300 hours of yoga teacher training and pilates mat 1 training. 

What to bring: Comfortable exercise attire, a water bottle and a yoga mat. Extra yoga mats available upon request. Please confirm attendance prior to class as other props will be provided to deepen the practice.

Time: Sundays @ 5:30pm. Class run time ranges from 60 to 75 minutes.

Cost: $20 per session (25% off first class for new students) 

Please reach out with any questions, thoughts or concerns.

Looking forward to practicing with you!

Sierra Day


Stilts & Stories, Shadowland’s youth program.

Every Monday evening, except holidays, 7pm to 9pm.  A free, theatre arts program for all Island young people aged 10 and up, with active games, improvisations, skits, art, and fun. We create an annual Mummers play that is performed at the Island Wassail and Kensington Market, and run a stilt-walking program in the summer.

Anne Barber