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.
Vin/Yin combines the strong, energizing flow of Vinyasa Yoga with receptive Yin Yoga. Active and grounding sun salutations and standing flows are offered in the first half of class to enliven and warm the body and chase away soreness or tension. The Yin half of class, on the other hand, offers passive, seated and supine poses that are held for anywhere from 2 – 7 minutes on each side. These long, mindful holds allow the practitioner to get into deep connective tissue, releasing long-held tension and soreness. Yin Yoga helps to promote deep relaxation, soothing the nervous system and enabling the body and mind to settle into a more balanced state. This class is the best of both worlds, and if you find yourself gravitating towards one style of yoga or the other, this is a good middle ground to challenge and explore other aspects of your practice!
This all-levels class is based on the teachings of the late B.K.S Iyengar, and includes an integrated approach to poses, pranayama, and philosophy. Students will learn the fundamentals of each pose and hold poses for longer durations to help them experience and develop a refined understanding of alignment and action. The classes will follow intelligent sequencing where each pose will help prepare the body and mind for subsequent poses. The class will also teach students the use of props, allowing them to go deeper in their poses and practice poses that may not otherwise be possible.
This class is appropriate for young adults and adults of all ages. Classes introduce the student to the basic principles of alignment and technique, while stretching and strengthening the body. We warm up slowly, and then flow through gentle Sun Salutations, followed by slower paced poses, and relaxation. Using props when necessary, this Basics class safely prepares you for a lifetime of practice.
Much like Yoga Basics but especially designed for the aging body! 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. Using Yoga we will maintain strength and flexibility, along with dignity and grace! This is a level one class but all levels are welcome.
Yin yoga is a restorative style of yoga. It focuses on the intersection of body, mind, and spirit, and the balancing of energies. The class features easy postures, the use of props, gentle meditative exercises, and relaxed breathing. Yin yoga utlilizes Yin asanas (restful postures held for long periods of time to facilitate the release of muscles and connective tissue) in contrast to Yang asanas (more energetic poses designed to stimulate the energy in the body.) Because of this, many practitioners who find themselves utilizing Yang energy throughout the day find Yin yoga to be the perfect rebalancing practice. Yin is designed to be quiet, restful, and rejuvenating. This class is suitable for practitioners of every level, including those with no prior yoga experience.
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. Those with medical conditions, please check with your physician if you have any concerns about attending yoga.
Gentle yoga, at a slow pace to release stress and tension from joints and muscles, will focus on improving flexibility and movement. Restorative poses will calm the nervous system and aid in the release of deeply held tensions from the body and mind. Props are used as needed to support posture, while gently strengthening and stretching the body.
Yoga for Navigating Change includes a blend of active and passive poses. The cornerstone of this class is to train and soothe your nervous system. Every facet of the practice is designed to help shift your response to change and stress. As a result, with each class you will cultivate strength and ease in your body, mind and spirit. This class is suitable for practitioners of every level, including those just starting to practice yoga.
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.
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.
The purpose of this class is to teach the students how to connect breath to movement and to learn how to engage the core muscles efficiently and effectively. A strong core is helpful in alleviating and/or avoiding back pain and improving posture. Each class will work all parts of the body starting slowly and building up endurance over the course of the classes. Learning to focus on a particular muscle or group of muscles is great for creating the mind body connection. Modifications will be offered to any students who have injuries or who are limited in their movement. Balance exercises will be an important part of the class.