Yoga Basics is geared toward students with some experience and those who desire a basic, mindful class. The vinyasa flow moves at a measured pace, while building strength and flexibility. Proper alignment based on Iyengar principles is a primary focus.
Candlelight Restorative Yoga
Settle in to this body, this breath in this 75 minute class. We will only lay in a few poses, each supported by bolsters and blocks which allow the body to deeply relax into the pose. It is important to wear layers as the body tends to cool down during certain postures. This class is perfect for both beginners and advanced yogis, a space where we will move slow to go deep. So often we move very fast with little to no awareness of our bodies and minds. Restorative practice is an amazing opportunity to give back to and restore energy within the body.
The perfect way to start your weekend. Class begins with a slow, generous warm up, Using various poses we will stretch, strengthen and balance using various poses. The vinyasa flow moves at a mindful pace. Rotating teachers will each bring their unique teaching styles to this class. Beginners with some experience, and students seeking a gentle class.
Gentle Yoga is a slower-paced class where students learn proper alignment in basic poses. Use of props is encouraged. We explore balance, flexibility, and the connection between movement and breath. This class is suitable for all levels including those new to yoga and for experienced practitioners seeking more yin.
Relax, Restore and Rejuvenate
This class is designed for those who seek to relax, reduce stress, and gain bone health, flexibility and a sense of overall well being. Students will end their work day from a giving role to a much- needed time of receiving and guided self-care. The class will replenish students with a brief centering meditation followed by controlled breathing, gentle stretching and strengthening postures, and a final relaxation pose.Sharing sacred space with others creates a feeling of support and community, so please join us! Suitable for all levels; open to everyone.
Connect, strengthen and refresh your body, mind and spirit in this beginners class. This class is an introduction to some basic, Qigong movements and exercises. These simple gentle movements performed in a slow and mindful manner offer immediate benefits to beginners and are complementary to a Yoga practice. A Qigong practice is also a powerful healing therapy when one needs to take a break from asana practice due to injury.
Mindfulness based meditation. Meditation has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety and to improve overall cognition, focus, and mental and physical health. This class offers an introduction into mindfulness based meditation. We learn to meditate for short periods of time with techniques which are easily accessible and designed to enable you bring more focus and mindfulness into your daily life. We conclude with a guided meditation that helps you achieve a state of calm and feeling of connected centeredness. No prior meditation experience is necessary.
A challenging class where one pose flows into the next, emphasizing breath and concentration to cultivate a moving meditation. Recommended for students with some experience who are looking to develop strength, depth, and presence.
An energetic, playful flow class that has a strong emphasis on breath; designed to challenge beginners, intermediates, and advanced students.
This class works through a dynamic series of postures connecting from one to the other with the breath at a faster pace. There are longer hold times in certain postures with deeper options for stretch.
The Sivananda class focuses on 12 major Hatha poses and their variations in a sequence that includes Pranayama breathing exercises and plenty of Savasana relaxation moments, to allow the body to fully integrate the physical practice and to calm the mind.
Advancing Your Practice
This class is an intermediate/advanced practice where we will explore going deeper into poses. We will learn the fundamentals of binds, arm balances, inversions such as headstand and handstand, and deep pranayama techniques. This class is not suitable for beginners.
All Level Classes
Wake & Flow
A gentle way to greet the day by connecting to your body through mindful movement, breath, and meditation. Open to all levels, come warm up the body, stretch and breathe, and start your day feeling open and grounded, awake and peaceful, fully alive and centered.
Slow Flow a slower paced vinyasa class. You will be lead through a sequence where the asanas(postures) are linked together with the flow of breath. This class will incorporate the heat building movement and grace of a traditional vinyasa flow class but we will be moving at a slower, more mindful pace. Come to class to build strength and flexibility in the body and a more calm, balanced mind. This is an approachable class that is suitable for all levels, especially new practitioners exploring vinyasa flow yoga.
Chakra Flow Yoga
Using color, guided meditation, and gentle yoga poses to balance the body, mind, and spirit, Chakra flow yoga is perfect for those new to yoga or those who would like to expand a growing practice. This class engages yogic breathing (pranayama) and chakra cleansing techniques to harmonize the cells and expand consciousness. The yoga poses assist in breaking through patterns stuck in the body, to free oneself fully to be the light of the divine. This class is beginner/intermediate.
Yoga for Strength, Balance, and Grace
This class will focus on working deeply in basic yoga postures to develop strength, proper alignment, stamina, balance and grace. We will be working with both single postures as well as sequences of postures informed by a balance between effort and relaxation. Appropriate for all levels.
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® (ATM)
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) is a gentle, mindful method for developing body awareness, reducing stress and chronic discomfort, and learning to move with more ease and pleasure in your daily life and athletic activities. It is suitable for all ages and conditions.
All Levels Vinyasa Flow
The focus during this vinyasa class is to sync breath with movement as we flow through poses. Awakening with pranayama, participants will be encouraged to fully engage each pose to build strength and flexibility. We’ll challenge our minds to stay focused on the breath and enlist our bodies to experience each pose. Class will conclude with a final relaxation.
Community $5 Yoga is open to all levels and types of practitioners. Poses will be introduced with options to make more advanced or keep them gentle. Have fun and unwind! Only $5!
Shake Your Soul®: Yoga Dance
Shake Your Soul: The Yoga of Dance class is a dynamic movement experience helps you feel the joy of dance and the body and mind connection found in Yoga or Qi Gong. The class is fun, freeing, meditative, graceful and empowering. It calls for a moderate level of exertion and provides for a maximal level of energy return. It is appropriate for all ages, levels of movement/dance experience, and fitness. Unleash your inner dancer! You will leave feeling uplifted refreshed, and renewed.
This flow will work through all the chakras as well as focus on the main areas of Yin yoga, connective tissues. In conjunction with long hold times (2-5mins) healing touch will be offered.
Marvel In Your Monday Yoga
If or when your Monday feels a little manic, or you want to get back to your fun day, join in this gentle flow to get back into your body and welcome all that’s showing up in the day. Take time to build the relationship with the ever changing Self while flowing through postures and building the connection between body and breath. After softening and opening up through your gentle practice, hopefully your Monday will have shifted from manic into marvelousness.
Basic Vinyasa with Meditation and Pranayama
This is a beginners’ class that is suitable for types of students. Each class emphasizes the three pillars of yoga: mindfulness mediation, breath (pranayama) and posture (asanas). Using Sun Salutations and some fundamental Vinyasa sequences we practice mindfulness, breathing, and learning how to center and connect with the body. This class is suitable for beginners and advanced yogis who want to revisit and deepen their relationship to yoga as a meditation practice. Students will leave the class feeling calm, energized, and will have learned gentle postures designed to develop strength and flexibility in the body over time.
Align and Flow
This class blends optimal alignment with the heat building movement and grace of vinyasa flow. Classes will include seated, standing and supine poses, backbends and inversions linking movement to breath. The vinyasa segment moves at a moderate pace allowing alignment cues to be woven in. Mixed levels.
The practice of yin/yang yoga helps us learn about stillness in movement and the flow in stillness. A well balanced class exploring the benefits of yin practice before developing into stronger paced vinyasa. Appropriate for all levels, adjustments and massage will be offered.