Gentle Yoga: A safe and inviting class, our gentle yoga moves slowly through poses, giving you time to find your breath and create deep calm. Perfect for all levels (beginners included). This practice focuses on stretching and breathing versus feats of strength, cardio or extreme flexibility. Seated stretches, gentle twists, standing and balancing postures, forward bends, and low impact backbends are to be expected while some gentle vinyasa flow may also be included. This class is the most amazing way to unwind while taking care of your body, mind and spirit. Appropriate for all levels.
Restorative Yoga: This class is designed to restore, renew and relax. It encourages physical, mental and emotional relaxation through deep stretches and slow, calm breathing. Restorative is considered an ideal balance to hectic and stressful modern lifestyles. Reduce stress and anxiety in your life by practicing restorative yoga. We can modify for all body types, capabilities and ages. Students are strongly encouraged to use props for added ease and support for this relaxing, restorative and calming practice. Appropriate for all levels.
Senior Yoga: Senior yoga is like our gentle class with poses, sequences and modifications focusing on senior-specific issues such as kyphosis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and hypertension. As we age, keeping our balance becomes more challenging, so you can be sure balance pose(s) will be included in each senior class. You do not have to be a senior to attend this class. Appropriate for all levels.
Hatha Yoga: Hatha classes most often include the basic yoga postures with minimal to no flow between poses. Expect a slower-paced class with some fundamental asanas including those to build core strength, along with pranayama breathing exercises. Hatha classes are a good place for students to learn safe and effective body alignment in basic yoga poses and become comfortable with balancing effort and ease, all while building strength and flexibility.
Hatha yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. The physical practice focuses on building strength & stamina through longer holds. It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment. Appropriate for all levels.
What is vinyasa? In vinyasa yoga, each movement is synchronized to a breath. The breath is given primacy, acting as an anchor as you move from one pose to the next. A cat-cow stretch is an example of a simple vinyasa. The spine is arched on an inhale and rounded on an exhale. A sun salutation sequence is a more complex vinyasa. Each movement in the series is cued by an inhalation or an exhalation of the breath. The literal translation of vinyasa from Sanskrit is “connection.” In terms of yoga asana, we can interpret this as a connection between movement and breath or as the connection between poses in a flowing sequence. Vinyasa flow allows for variety and will almost always include sun salutations. Expect to flow from pose to pose while syncing with your breath.
Slow Flow Vinyasa: This vinyasa class is a favorite of our students as we move from pose to pose in a slow and mindful manner. This class builds energy while synchronizing breath with movement. Slow glow is physically more challenging than gentle, but not as demanding as our power class. It’s a beautiful practice that enables you to strengthen, stretch and explore breath control. Using your breath, you will unwind both your body & mind and leave feeling calm and strong. Appropriate for all levels. For safety purposes, some basic knowledge and experience with fundamental poses and breathing practices are recommended.
VinYin Yoga (Vinyasa & Yin Yoga): We love this juicy class that consists of power vinyasa flow (giving you a dose of cardio & core) mixed with yin yoga. Vin/yin is a combination of a vinyasa class with ample core and cardio work followed by a yin series that includes longer holds in poses, allowing students to work deeper into the connective tissues while calming the mind and breath. Previous yoga experience recommended.
Power Yoga: Power yoga is a general term used to describe a vigorous, fitness-based approach to vinyasa-style yoga. This strong physical practice focuses on building physical and mental strength, giving you a cardio kick & teaching you how to harmonize effort with ease. Although power yoga classes vary widely from teacher to teacher, you can expect to find some intense flowing yoga and poses that will challenge you. Remember, if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you! This is a rigorous class, so expect to sweat and smile. Previous yoga experience recommended.
What is yin yoga? Unlike the other active yang style classes that focus on muscles, yin focuses on the connective tissues in the body, enhancing the natural range of motion of the joints. Poses are held for about three to five minutes, which can bring discomfort, physically and mentally. Yin conditions you to stay with the intense sensations that arise rather than quickly moving to the next pose. Yin marries meditation and asana into a deep contemplative practice, allowing for improved focus and concentration.
Yin Class: This class consists of long holds and static poses, allowing students to work with sensations in the body while “dropping the ego.” Yin is a self-awareness practice enabling you to experience gentle pressure for extended periods of time. Yin is structurally good for joints, connective tissues and ligaments and improves focus and concentration. Yin promotes flexibility in the hips, pelvis and lower spine and is a terrific practice for athletes and those who have busy “yang” lifestyles and are always on the go! Appropriate for all levels. For safety purposes, some basic knowledge and experience with fundamental poses and breathing practices are recommended.
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