This class is designed to build strength and flexibility and improve endurance and posture. We will focus on warming up the body to build heat and confidence in the poses while learning to blend in the breath for fluid movements. Optional basic arm balances and inversions may be offered. (crow/shoulder stand) We will finish with closing postures that will allow relaxation of the body and mind. Builds confidence, reduces stress and enhances overall well-being. All teachers will guide you at personal level of practice, so this class is appropriate for all levels.
Recommended for students with at least 3 months of consistent Vinyasa practice. Level 2/3 Vinyasa classes explore complex movements, transitions and sequences including arm balances and inversions layered over solid foundations. These classes may incorporate deeper backbends, hip openers, twists and forward folds. The teacher will encourage rest periods and offer modifications as needed.
Slower is stronger, while this is not a gentle vinyasa, it is suitable for all levels of practitioners. The center of this class is a deep, slow-flowing vinyasa practice. We focus on using your breath to guide you through asanas (poses). By timing your breath with the movement, moving at the rate of each inhalation and exhalation, we connect the mind to the body and the body to the breath. The slower pace allows you to remain mindful of your movements, and to truly explore your body from the inside out. As we take time with each posture, we remember those sweet spots, and those tiny variations we found while hanging out in a pose. You will leave this class feeling replenished, awake and renewed.
Ashtanga Yoga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures, a process producing intense internal heat and purifying sweat that detoxes the muscles and the organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body and a calm mind. Usually an Ashtanga practice begins with five repetitions of Surya Namaskara A and five repetitions of Surya Namaskara B followed by a standing sequence. What then follows is one of six series and then a closing sequence.
A great yoga class for beginners. We focus on building a solid foundation for every student. This class involves intelligent sequencing with a focus on alignment as you flow through each movement along the natural flow of your breath. Join us as we give you an inside and educational look into building the basics of your yoga practice.
During this class you will wake up, lengthen and strengthen your muscles with a series of floor postures held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive ‘stress’ on the deep layers of connective tissue in the body. Considered to be the original physical yoga practice, yin yoga involves long, slow holds challenging both the body and the mind.
Discover the benefits of leading your class with sun salutations to warm the body and then sink into deep yin postures. Yin yoga provides an opportunity to work the deeper tissue while leaving you feeling completely relaxed and in meditative state.
Class is heated between 90-100 degrees. Dynamic connection of movement with breath, building heat from the inside out, and focused on endurance, flexibility, and strength. Creative sequences to inspire physical, energetic, mental, and inner freedom or higher state of consciousness.
A set flow to advance your practice while nourishing your physical and spiritual growth. Learn the foundations of applying moving meditation into your daily life while flowing through a smooth and vigorous sequence.
Suitable for all levels. A restful, calming class including breathing, gentle flowing movements, passive and supported poses. This is a perfect beginning yoga class that is also appropriate for those working with injury, limited mobility, or who prefer a softer, gentler approach to yoga.