Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Flow yoga, also known as Vinyasa yoga, is a term that encompasses several styles of yoga. What they all share is a focus on synchronizing the body’s motions and the breath which results in a very steady practice and an increase in mental focus. This class will help you build heat, strength, and flexibility. Expect to repeat series of flowing postures and longer holds.
Sunrise Vinyasa Flow
Start your day with a sweet and mindful moving meditation. You’ll be guided to move through sun salutations, backbends, and twists to wake up your body. You’ll leave with a sense of grounding energy, prepared to take on your day.
Power Flow Yoga
In this energetic Power inspired Vinyasa class, students will move from one pose to the next while connecting their breath (Ujjayi pranayama) with their movements. Students will be encouraged to tune into their bodies. The sequences offer strength building, while encouraging a meditative state.
Dharma Vinyasa Flow
A multi-level and physically absorbing vinyasa class that offers a balance of strength, flexibility, and endurance to challenge any student. Dharma Vinyasa integrates the flow of prana through the spinal column and supports healthy vitality into all areas of the physical, metabolic, and pranic bodies. The class will include a vigorous warm up, a transition to stationary poses for meditation and all 8-limbs of yoga. Poses will be offered at several levels and all levels are encouraged!
Lunchtime Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Taking time for yourself mid-day to come to your mats for a rejuvenating and energized flow class for all levels!
End your weekend with the tranquility of Candlelight Yoga. This class blends pranayama (deep breathing exercises), heating the body through movement, and restorative poses with a focus on relaxing into the deepest layers of the body to return us to a place of release, surrender and calm. During the class, you’ll explore poses to restore your natural rhythm, dissolve tension, and cultivate a deep sense of well-being. The deep stretches will improve joint flexibility, free stagnation in the muscle tissue, lubricate the joints and foster a quiet, meditative state.
Yin and Yang
Yin yoga targets deep fascia and improves flexibility. Yang yoga (Vinyasa Flow) builds strength and stability. Combining these complementary practices will leave you feeling balanced and whole.
The focus of this practice is to prepare the body and mind for labor, birth, and motherhood. This is done through breathing techniques, strengthening and restorative asana, occasional chanting, and meditation. The slow and strengthening physical practice is specially suited for a changing body and growing baby. Many mamas have found the postural practice to help ease common discomforts such as aches and pain in the back, hips, and neck/shoulders. All three trimesters and all levels are welcome! As with any exercise program, please consult your physician/midwife before attending.
Less Active Styles
Learn the fundamentals of asana practice through a focus on alignment. You’ll be guided through a series of breath-linking movements and encouraged to explore your body’s needs. Many options will be provided throughout the practice.
Designed for when you prefer a less vigorous class. This class includes gentle stretches, breathing, and simple movements designed to systematically increase the range of motion in your joints and increase energy. This class is ideal for students with chronic symptoms such as muscle/joint pain, stiffness, weakness, or fatigue.
In this class, you’ll use props such as bolsters, blankets, and blocks to get into deeply nourishing poses. Poses are held for 5-20 minutes and 2-3 poses are usually explored per class. Restorative yoga reduces stress and allows the nervous system to calm so you can lead a more balanced life.
Gentle & Restorative Yoga
Classes with complementary practices are highlighted by gentle stretches, breathing, and simple movements to systematically increase the range of motion in your joints and increase energy to prepare the body and mind for relaxation.
Cultivate mindfulness through a slow-paced flow while connecting breath and active movement. Class will begin or end with meditation and restorative, for a purifying, strengthening, and balanced practice. Appropriate for beginner and intermediate students.
Yin yoga is a nourishing and grounding practice – a delicious counterbalance to a vigorous asana practice. Give your muscles a break and stimulate the deeper tissues in your body. Through long-held poses, props and breath work, you’ll guide your attention to your body’s fascia, ligaments, and joints – the places in your body that require a yin practice to open and release. All Levels are welcome!
Slow Flow and Alignment
It is with slow movement and longer holds that we truly get into our bodies with Asana! This class will give you the opportunity to build your strength and confidence with the Asana common in a faster paced Vinyasa practice by moving through the poses in a slow and alignment focused manner. There will be aspects of Yin practice as well as Pranayama and guided meditation.
Everything in the universe is created with energy vibrating at different states. In this class you will learn to connect with your energy through the practice of Qigong and a chakra tuning meditation. Qigong is a form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times, often stretching the body, increasing fluid movement (blood, synovial and lymph) and building awareness of how the body moves through space. It is often referred to as a moving mediation.
Yoga Nidra, also known as yogic sleep, offers deep relaxation in a shorter time period. It is said that 45 minutes is equivalent to three hours of sleep. Explore this guided meditation to a state of mind between wakefulness and sleep. Focus on personal goals and dreams, while letting go of stress, tension, and anxiety.