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Class Descriptions

Restorative Yoga (All Levels)

This practice is designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. We use props to support the postures, while gently stretching and strengthening the body. This class is appropriate for students of all levels.

Gentle Yoga (Gentle Beginners)

Gentle Yoga is a class structured around rejuvenating and healing the body. Yoga props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters, chairs and straps are often used for safe practice, and to allow the body to fully achieve each position comfortably. This class is held at a slower pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles. Floor work will be optional. Those with medical conditions, please check with your physician if you have any concerns about attending yoga.

Yoga 1 (Beginners)

This class is designed for beginners. Classes introduce the student to the basic principles of alignment and technique, while slowly stretching and strengthening the body with the use of props. We emphasis stretching the hamstrings, hips, shoulders and spine, with focus on the standing poses.

Yoga 1-2 (Intermediate)

This class is for students who have had some prior experience of yoga. Focus is on refinement of the basics, the practice of Sun Salutations and introduction to revolved standing poses, inversions and backbends. Using props when necessary, we move at a faster pace than Yoga 1.

Yoga 2 (Intermediate +)

This class is designed for students who feel competent in practicing the Level 1-2 asanas and are ready to practice more advanced postures and variations. Working more deeply in the postures, with longer holds, you will feel gently challenged...but don't worry, this is not an Advanced class!

Yin/Yang Yoga (Intermediate)

This class begins with Yin Yoga, a passive form of yoga that helps move Chi through the meridian lines, and over time stretches the deeper connective tissues of the body. It then moves into a strength building practice with a focus on slow flow and alignment. Each class weaves in some yogic philosophy. Level 1-2.

Flow (Intermediate)

These classes incorporate an eclectic mix of core work, breath awareness, yogic philosophy, and vinyasa flow - a moving meditation to access the mind-body-spirit connection and to energize and enliven the body.

Bhakti Yoga (Intermediate)

This is a fluid, meditative practice where the chanting of universal mantras meets graceful, transitional asana. Each class typically begins and/or ends with call and response chanting. In between, we explore both invigorating dynamic sequences and cooling static asana. Students are encouraged to immerse themselves in devotional, mindful movement. Inspired by many lineages of Hatha yoga woven with Ayurvedic principles, this style deeply integrates body, mind, and spirit. Level 1-2+.

Yoga Play (All Levels)

Enjoy an early start to your weekend with an hour & 15 minute Yoga Play.This all-level class is designed to be casual, energizing, and fun; the perfect way to set your intentions and prepare yourself for the weekend ahead. Together, we will focus on alignment, gratitude, and a playful heart as we practice Hatha Yoga to the beat of your favorite pop/rock music of yesteryear. Make this Yogic Play a part of each and every week!!!

50+ Guys & Gals (All Levels)

This class is designed for the aging body. We will stretch and breathe while learning about key muscles involved in the postures and how we can engage them to create a deeper and more stable practice. Using props whenever necessary, we will open areas of the body that modern life does not access (or in fact tightens), leading to better physiological health, i.e. practicing passive backbends improves breathing and circulation to the heart. Using Yoga we will maintain strength and flexibility, along with dignity and grace! This is a level one class but all levels are welcome.

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation (All Levels)

This is a lovely and practical form of yoga that awakens the body and mind, increasing one's strength and calm from the inside out. Originally taught by Yogi Bhajan, this practice provides tools for balancing the body mind and soul. A typical class includes a physical practice (kriya), breath work (pranayama) and chanting and meditation. It engages and quiets the mind, cultivating deep relaxation and peace. Classes are suitable for everyone. There is no need to be flexible.

Prenatal & Birth Prep (All Levels)

The practice of Yoga, linked with the breath will bring awareness to your body, mind and spirit, and help you connect with your growing baby. The postures help to strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort. They will also alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica.

Inside you is an innate wisdom that intuitively understands the natural process of birth. We help you reconnect with this wisdom, guiding you through a class specifically designed for the ever-evolving journey through pregnancy, to the birth of your child.A safe, open community with your instructor and other pregnant women, allows you to freely discuss any issues, from discomforts and concerns, to the wonderful new changes your body and baby are experiencing. No prior yoga experience necessary.

 

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