Flow Yoga - This class emphasizes synchronizing movement with breath to create a dynamic union of mind and body. Practice begins with breathing and centering exercises, followed by a gentle warm up. Sequences of poses, based on Sun Salutations, will be designed to increase heat, strength, endurance, flexibility and balance and will generally flow at the pace of your breath. Deep relaxation will conclude your practice. This class is appropriate for intermediate beginners and beyond.
Gentle Yoga - This class is about cultivating mindfulness by integrating breath work with body movement. The class starts with a short meditation and moves into a slow-paced flow of warm up and poses while utilizing the calming effect of the breath. By bringing warmth into the body, the poses work to stretch the muscles and release tension. The class ends with nourishing relaxation and and a chance to integrate your personal experience for deeper self-reflection. The Gentle Yoga class welcomes all yogis.
Hatha Yoga - This class emphasizes using the breath to focus the mind and bring awareness to the body through slow-paced movement. Practice begins with breathing and centering exercises, followed by a gentle warm up. Sequences of poses will be designed to increase strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance. Deep relaxation will conclude your practice. This class is appropriate for all levels.
Kundalini Yoga - Kundalini Yoga, known as the yoga of awareness, is a style that is composed of aspects from many different yoga schools including: Hatha (forceful or physical), Laya (absorption), Naad (sound), Tantric (merging or weaving), Karma (action or service), Jnana (wisdom), & Bhakti (devotion). It is a science, technology, philosophy, and art of raising the consciousness. Through the use of Mantras, Kriyas, Breathing Exercises, and Active forms of Meditation, Yogis will be lead through a practice in which they will take a journey deep into the consciousness. Although at times the experience may seem slightly intense, there is big work going on behind the scenes. With that being said, this class is open to all levels of experience, and Yogis are encouraged to only push themselves as far as their body & breath will allow. Come with an open mind and have a blissful time. Sat Nam!
Mindful Strength – This yoga class is designed around building strength and mind-body awareness through the use of props and resistance bands. Beginning with centering and breathing, then a gentle warm-up, the sequence will allow time to explore what is happening in the body with each pose. The use of resistance bands and blocks encourages curiosity about movement and adjustments in the poses, builds strength, and adds an element of play to the practice, all while remaining connected to the breath. The practice will end in stillness with deep relaxation. This class is open to and appropriate for all levels and all abilities.
Power Yoga - This flow style class emphasizes strength and heat building to deepen your physical practice. Practice begins with breathing and centering exercises. Sequences of poses, based on Sun Salutations, will be designed to increase heat, strength, endurance, flexibility and balance and will generally flow at the pace of your breath. Deep relaxation will conclude your practice. This class is appropriate for those familiar with common yoga postures that want to build muscular strength.
Restorative Yoga - This class is all about deeply relaxing and gently opening your joints. Practice begins with breathing and centering exercises, followed by a gentle warm up. Yoga props (provided) such as bolsters, blankets and blocks are used to settle you into the comfort of various laying postures, and then you are guided into deep relaxation and meditation for 3-10 minutes within each posture. You will leave feeling pampered and peaceful in body and mind. This class is appropriate for all yogis.
Yin Yoga - This is a slow-paced, meditative style of yoga where postures are held for longer duration (1-4min) than a typical flow class. The goal is to increase circulation to the joints and to release the fascia, muscles and tendons of the joint. Common postures in Yin Yoga are half pigeon, low lunge, laying twist, intense shoulder stretch, seated forward fold, etc. You will be amazed at how open and free your joints feel after these types of long holds. This style of yoga is an excellent compliment to more active styles of yoga as well as a great class for beginners due to its slow pace.