Comfortable meaning the air conditioning will be on or there will be some air flow at all times.
Warm meaning the air will be on in the beginning and then we’ll allow the room and your body to start to warm up; we may turn the air back on during the course of the class.
Very Warm means that the air will be off and the room and you body will be very heated by the end of the class.
All levels students are welcome to attend any class, but to give you an idea of what to expect…
Beginner – these classes are great if you’re just starting out, they will be slower and there will be lots of explanation but you’ll still work and stretch your body.
Some Experience – any level student welcome…you might find it easier to follow along in these classes if you’ve had some experience with yoga – even if it’s just a class or two.
Experienced – these are faster-paced classes and some experience is suggested.
Advanced – these are our most challenging classes – students are still encouraged to honor their bodies and to rest or modify as needed.
End your day with the tranquility of our gentle candlelight yoga class. Make a mind-body connection that will aid you as you work to improve your body’s flexibility and strength. The focus of this class is to gently explore what your body can do and then honor those accomplishments without judgment. Mostly seated poses, lots of stretching, with some meditation and/or pranayama (breath work) as well. A perfect way to find relaxation at the end of a long day or to rejuvenate your spirt any time. All levels are welcomed and encouraged. No experience needed. Attend this class over time and you’ll be pleasantly surprised how quickly your flexibility and strength and increases as does your ability to quieten your mind and find your inner peace.
A peaceful, morning yoga class designed for all levels. Gently awaken the entire body, calm the mind, and open your heart. No experience necessary yet suitable for seasoned yogis as well. Move as softly or as deeply into and out of poses as you choose with guidance and support. Use the breath to release tension and increase flexibility in the body. We will explore themes of balance, gratitude, and surrender, leaving class feeling relaxed and energized for a beautiful new day.
Discover what yoga, the yoking of the mind and body, can offer you. Start with a calming session of breathing and guided meditation, often accompanied by an uplifting reading. This is followed by 30-40 minutes of moving into some of the very basic asanas (poses) using props and modified techniques to go as far as the body is ready. This class keeps people with weight issues or physical limitations in mind and will be geared to help each student individually as much as possible in a class setting. After the asanas, we will explore one or more meditation techniques, and close with a full 10 minutes of quiet relaxation in Savasana (on your back), or Makarasana (on your stomach). Be prepared to de-stress, relax and restore movement, to find out how yoga can work for you. Open your spiritual side as you open your mobility. This class is for all levels and people with some physical limitations.
Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as any other school of yoga; however, it directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practice deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues. Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.
Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.
While initially this style of yoga can seem quite boring, passive, or soft, yin practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses. We can remain in the postures anywhere from one to twenty minutes! Yin and yang tissues respond quite differently to being exercised. You need to experience this to really know what Yin Yoga is all about.
If you’re ready to take it to the next level, consider one of these classes, or treat yourself to some chakra healing and meditation…
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.
This practice will revolve around a weekly chakra and the psychology of yoga. Each week we will move through one of the 7 chakras with a guided meditation and a asana practice that directly relates to our physical bodies, emotional health, and our ability to create our true “self” in the world. This is an ALL levels class.
Our Hatha flow class connects traditional Hatha yoga poses into a continuous, creative and flowing practice. We encourage students to connect their breath to each movement as they flow from pose to pose. Standing and seated postures will be explored to build strength and flexibility. This is an excellent class for students who are starting to make the transition from a traditional hatha practice to one of our more rigorous vinyasa classes. All levels are welcome! Beginners are encouraged to come. Modifications will be offer to help students find their personal expression of each pose. Level 1-2 poses.
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. This is an evenly-paced class, combining vinyasa flow with a variety of basic yoga postures to build strength, stamina, balance, and flexibility. This class is designed for all students, modifications will be offered for poses and for transitions to make them accessible to everyone, and frequent alignment cues will accompany each pose. Some vinyasa experience is suggested but not required.
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. This is a moderate- to fast-paced class combining vinyasa flow with high intensity movement and music, and will provide you with a rigorous practice if you chose to find the fullest expression of each pose. 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 so students will often be offered the opportunity to stay in a modified version of the pose and to work where they are. There will always be modifications offered as well as more advanced poses. PLEASE feel free to attend and just listen to your body!
An evening Vinyasa class open to all levels. This class is structured to your ability, and the ability of the class as a whole. Basic poses with more advanced options are offered as well as sequences that start slow and build to become more challenging. You can push the limits of your body while having fun. Because of the open structure of this class students are often asked if there are any poses, transitions or specific parts of the body they’d like to target during the practice. There will be opportunities to break down some of those trickier poses you’ve always wanted to try or perhaps a few minutes for any inversion of your choice. Come willing to try something new! Some Vinyasa experience is suggested.
Check out our upbeat “Fun Flow” class! Start (or end) your week right by taking some time to get out of your head and onto your mat. We’ll ease into practice with a little breath work or meditation, and then turn up the music and work up a sweat. 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 2 flow, some vinyasa experience suggested but not required.
Learn the energy generating and meditative practice of Ashtanga as yo flow through the Primary Series in this rhythms guided class. The practice is a set series of postures that are done in the same order every class. All vinyasa are counted in English. You will have hands-on assists to help you deepen the therapeutic aspects of Ashtanga yoga.