Class Descriptions

ALL LEVELS HATHA

In this class, postures are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body. Breathing techniques and meditation are also integrated. You can expect an emphasis on simplicity, repetition, and ease of movement. Full-body relaxation and balance are the goals, as we make a full circuit of the body’s range of motion with standing postures, twists, backbends, forward folds, and hip openers.

ALL LEVELS VINYASA

Vinyasa ( translates to “flowing with breath”) is a dynamic style of Hatha yoga which joins physical postures, or asanas, with inhales and exhales, creating a steady internal rhythm for the practice. Our Flow classes are designed to cultivate heat in the body with creative sequences involving sun salutations, standing and seated postures, back bending, arm balancing, and a strong focus on the power of breath awareness. Flow yoga classes tend to be more vigorous and aerobic, and classes can have a variety of music and themes.

BEGINNING YOGA

This class is designed for beginning students.  It is a mixture of learning, challenge and working at your own pace.  Students are encouraged to listen to their own mind / body dialogue to find strength and ease in each pose.  Class may include the practice of pranayama (breath) work, and asana ( body movement) to bring them together in different poses to develop strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and form.

BODY POSITIVE YOGA

This is a fun, supportive class designed to cheer and motivate you mid-week. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend. This yoga class is for Every-BODY! Weekly challenges change based on student need and there is always a happy, positive encouragement offered with each asana (yoga posture). This class focuses on your potential ability to do anything! Come join us – it’s fun! No experience needed.

GENTLE HATHA

Gentle Yoga is designed for relaxation. You will experience deep, rhythmic breathing accompanied by simple stretches in a safe and comfortable setting. When the mind quiets down and your body resolves patterns of tension, then harmony and well-being are naturally restored. This class is for all levels, including those new to yoga, seniors, and mommies-to-be.

RESTORATIVE YOGA

Gentle Yoga is designed for relaxation. With 60 minutes of restorative poses and 15 minutes of yiga nidra (yoga meditation), this class enables each student to experience deep, rhythmic breathing accompanied by simple stretches in a safe and comfortable setting. When the mind quiets down and your body resolves patterns of tension, then harmony and well-being are naturally restored. This class is for all levels, including those new to yoga, seniors, and mommies-to-be.

SATURDAY MORNING YOGA

Saturday yoga provides alternating intructors and styles to enhance the experience of yoga. Styles include Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative.

SUNDAY ZEN

This class will flow slowly through sun salutations and postures designed to build internal heat slowly and gently. Meditation and Pranaymana (breath work) techniques are taught to promote relaxation. Class concludes with Restorative Yoga postures which settle the body and mind.

YIN-YASA

This class is focused on getting deeper into muscle group tightness through a breath/body connection. Use of props and the pace of poses make this class accessible to all levels. Finding your first edge is just the beginning as you learn to focus breath to release your tightness on a deeper level. This class is great for enhancing other intense workouts such as CrossFit and weight lifting.

YOGA NIDRA

Yoga Nidra is a grounding practice, a technique to help turn your senses inward as a preparation for meditation. Yoga Nidra provides directions for directing your focus inward in order to help facilitate compassion. Accepting this focus helps students to find tools to master awareness so they can awaken consciousness. The instructor will guide participants through a rotational awareness that requires conscious participation.