classes

Our Class Descriptions

 

Sunrise Yoga

Morning Vinyasa flow that focuses on gently waking up the body and mind.  This practice combines fluid movements with postures, breathing and dynamic movement.   As the sun rises you can wake up gently and leave with vitality for your day. 

All levels Vinyasa

This is a yoga flow based class using dynamic movement and linking it with breath.  It is infused with intention, breathing and meditation.  Suitable for beginners and advanced students.  Class will include sun salutations and basic standing postures.  The emphasis is on strength, flexibility, stamina, and  mindfulness.  This practice offers a deeper connection with your physical and energetic body.

Beginning Hatha

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.

Foundations

This class is for the beginning  student. The basic class will be done at a gentle pace in order to learn the foundational poses of yoga.  Students will learn the principals of alignment and how to use the breath throughout a yoga flow.   Poses will be broken down  and modifications will be given to help you build strength, flexibility, balance and confidence in order to enter an All Levels Vinyasa class.  Basic breathing and meditation techniques will be introduced.

Yin / Yang Yoga

The best of yoga flow and stretching.  This class starts out with a flowing sequence (Yang).  It takes traditional yoga postures and adds a western flair with breath awareness to create an inner fire which cleanses the tissues, tones the muscles and quiets the mind.  After heating the body and warming the muscles it moves into slow (Yin) postures to begin to soften and stretch the body.  This practice will leave you feeling fabulous from working and toning but also from loosening, stretching and connecting to the body and breath.  This is an all levels class.

Back & Basics

This is a beginner’s class designed to give attention to spinal alignment and to move students through basic yoga poses with deliberate guidance.  With an eye for alignment, Dr. Erika Putnam instructs students to safely perform postures and improve form.  It covers the basics of spinal positioning, core strength, alignment and modifications for those who are limited in range of motion specific to injuries or for those who might be generally more tight or deconditioned.  This class is a slower more deliberate pace which allows for more interaction and questions.  By learning how to get started safely you can  help reduce injuries and work around regions of pain.  This class is for those new to yoga, chiropractic patients, people recovering from injuries or whom are interested in a more therapeutic approach.
*Sign up for our monthly class.  12:00 PM Saturday March 15 & April 12
** One on one appointments are available for those who require specific medical supervision or for those with individual needs.

Whole Body Yoga ~ 4 Week Series

This four week series is taught by Dr. Erika Putnam, Chiropractic Physician, and is designed to make yoga available to anyone with concerns about being new to yoga and navigating a physical concern.  Classes are intentionally slowed down to allow for questions and modifications. This series is appropriate for those who have been referred by their physicians for stress relief or medical conditions.  It is also for beginners who want to build a strong foundation of form as a starting place for their personal yoga practice. Topics will include form, posture, back care, balance, core strength, stress relief, breathing and more.  Cost is $199.00  Beginning April 28th, ending May 19th