Class Descriptions

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Beginner Class

~Are you interested in Yoga?

~Do you want to enhance your energy, spirit and well-being?

~Are you uncertain where to begin?

Then our Beginner class is for you!

Our Beginner Class will  have you practicing yoga postures right away.  This class is  offered by our highly qualified instructors and will give you a thorough, fun, and down to earth introduction to yoga. In the Beginner Class you will learn everything you need to know to feel comfortable to attend yoga classes and learn foundational knowledge about yoga. We welcome you to this nurturing and inspirational beginning of your yoga journey.

Candle Light Yoga

 

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End your day with the tranquility of our candlelight yoga class. Make a mind body connection that will aid in your body’s flexibility and strength. The focus ofthis class is to learn what the body can do and honor its accomplishments. A perfect way to find relaxation at the end of a long day or to rejuvenate your spirt. All levels are welcomed and encouraged. No experience needed. You will be surprised how quickly your flexibility and strength increases in the six weeks.

 

Yoga Fundamentals classes

Yoga Fundamentals – establish a strong foundation for your yoga practice by learning detailed alignment points within each pose.  We’ll discuss how to enter and exit poses safely and learn how to utilize props and modifications to work poses longer and deeper without risk of injury.   Each class will include a warmup that prepares the body for one or more peak poses, a gentle cool down and a long, restful savasana.  Unite movement and breath as you get grounded in your practice;  connect mind and body as you breathe new life into your poses.  Appropriate for beginners as well as more experienced students…get back to basics and grow your foundation strong!

 

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga is the traditional style of yoga which combines various yoga postures with breathing techniques, and is followed by a short relaxation. Learn to harmonize and balance your body and mind in this energizing, yet peaceful class.

Benefits:

  • Enhance flexibility
  • Improve strength and balance
  • Calm the mind and increase energy
  • Reduce stress and tensions
  • Classes are supportive and tailored to meet the needs and abilities of each individual

 

 

Beginner Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Kathy Shirley~In this introduction to yoga students learn body and breath awareness; basic alignment of postures (standing, seated, and floor); breathing and movement of  a vinyasa flow class.The pace of these classes is generally slower than  a regular class with mindful attention to differing levels of student abilities. The beginner class includes a variety of sun salutations and other movements designed to awaken energy and focus the mind. Note: although this is a beginner class come prepared to move and get physical!

 

Hayley Banks~This beginner class is a great time to ask questions, try new poses, and break things down.  We go over step by step instruction on basic and transitioning poses. This class is not gentle, so prepare to sweat. All levels welcome.

 

Slow Flow

Laurel’s Easy Vinyasa Flow Class incorporates gentle sequencing at just the right pace to center and prepare you for the day. This practice will challenge your body in a variety of ways creating strength and balance while practicing familiar postures. Breathing techniques will also be introduced, perfect for releasing tension and creating overall well being.
This class is recommended for those new to Flow-style yoga or anyone wanting a methodically paced; “easier” class that still emphasizes the connections between breath and movement. Principles of proper physical and energetic alignment, breathing and mindfulness are taught in basic sequences. In the Easy Flow classes you will build a foundation to support you in the  Vinyasa Flow Level 1/2 classes should you choose to try those.

Fun flow

Check out our new Friday afternoon “Fun Flow” class with Kat.  End your week right by taking some time to get out of your head and onto your mat.   We’ll turn up the music and work up a sweat before the weekend arrives.  Sequences will include a general warmup, a little core work, a little balance work, and a challenging fun pose or two before a solid ten minute Savasana.  Leave your ego at the door and just enjoy the energy…try out something new or maybe just take a few extra breaths in Down Dog, but either way make it your time and your practice.  Primarily Level II flow, some vinyasa experience suggested but not required.

 

Vinyasa 1/2

The word Vinyasa means the connection of breath to movement. Thus in Vinyasa yoga all movements are synchronized with the breath, creating a practice that is both dynamic and flowing. A moderately paced class, combining vinyasa flow with a variety of postures to build strength, stamina, balance, and flexibility. This class is designed for all students. Modifications are provided to make this class accessible to all.

Temperature: Warm

 

Vinyasa Flow Level 1/3

The word Vinyasa means the connection of breath to movement. Thus in Vinyasa yoga all movements are synchronized with the breath, creating a practice that is both dynamic and flowing. The asanas, or postures, are derived from the Ashtanga system. The difference between the two styles is that in Ashtanga yoga one performs the same asanas in the same sequence every time, while in Vinyasa yoga one has more freedom to improvise sequences of asanas. A moderately paced class, combining vinyasa flow with high intensity movement and music. Perfect for men and women seeking a challenging and invigorating workout, excellent cross training for strength, endurance and flexibility. This is an ALL levels class. There will always be modifications offered as well as more advanced poses. PLEASE feel free to attend and listen to your body!

Temperature: Warm

 

Explanatory level 1/3 vinyasa

In this class we will work with our breath to build sequences, strength building postures, and break down the more challenging transitions in the vinyasa practice. Previous vinyasa practice is recommended. Prepare to sweat and get out of your comfort zone.

Temperature: Warm

1478946_637612862952326_707025138_nVinyasa 2/3+

Ramp up your practice!  Our Level 2/3+ classes are a blend of our signature-style Vinyasa Flow, with an extra kick to your asana.  Classes will be more challenging with plenty of opportunities for inverting.  A fun exploration of unique sequencing, inversions, and arm balances, this class will assist you in your continued growth, confidence, and evolution, safely supporting your practice as it transitions to the next level.  Having a consistent yoga practice is recommended, but all curious and eager yogis are invited to join!

 

Ashtanga half primary

Based in traditional Ashtanga yoga this class emphasizes technique, tradition, alignment, and inspiration. You will learn yoga postures in a flowing sequence of movement and experience new potentials of strength and flexibility. This class also develops a relationship of meditative awareness between the body and the mind to help you experience a deeper level of yourself.

Temperature: Warm

 

Ashtanga Mysore

Are you ready for a new, fun and exciting challenge? Join an amazing melting pot of yoga practitioners and taste the inspirational energy of practicing in the traditional method. “Mysore” is named after the city in South India. Here you build a relationship with a highly qualified teacher and receive the honor of partaking in the ancient tradition of Ashtanga Yoga as it has been taught in India for centuries and is still taught today. All levels welcome. No prior experience necessary.

These classes are taught only by highly trained teachers who are dedicated to the study and practice of the ancient tradition of Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in India. Not your average yoga class.

Temperature: Warm

 

 

 

Mommy & Me Yoga (Newborns to 4 years)

Caregivers and Daddy’s are welcome, too!

Mommy & Me Yoga, Daddys and caregivers, too!

Mommy & Me Yoga, Daddys and caregivers, too!

These classes are a fun way to reconnect with your body while enjoying time with your child. It’s a great way to take part in an understanding community of other new moms! You are more than welcome to bring your stroller into the studio during these classes, though we provide all props needed for class including yoga mats for kids.

The downward facing dog says “woof woof!” Play yoga with your toddler in this class. We will bring yoga poses to life as little ones strengthen their growing bodies. Explore basic anatomy, focusing techniques, and the art of sharing, in this structured and supportive class. Healthy habits begin early in life, so take a deep breath together, and discover that the “twos” are far from “terrible!” Every toddler needs an adult yoga buddy to participate. Both toddlers and adults should dress in comfortable clothing for movement. We will spend the first 10 minutes together warming up and then we will split into two groups to practice. Kathy will work with the adults and Samantha will focus with the kids. We will do our best to provide a challenging practice for the adults and a fun, energetic class for the kids. Kids will be able to go back and forth as they need their parents support during the class.

 

 

 

Mommy Fit Camp

Mommy Fit Camp

Mommy Fit Camp with Amie Tucker

MFC is a program that allows you to get fit WITH your kids! MFC consists of “boot camp” style exercises for the adults, while the little ones enjoy playing games and exercising with their friends.

You get “me” time & your little one gets “play” time! WIN! WIN!

Please bring a mat, a pair of 8-12lb dumbbells and water.The only rule in my class is there is ZERO tolerance for negative body image talk. We do not say fat, skinny, jiggle etc. We say fit, healthy and strong! There are little ones in the class and they are always listening!

PRICING~$115.00 per 4 week camp. Please visit Amie Tucker on her FaceBook page to register (registration required).