Class Descriptions

Sound Healing & Relaxation

This class is highly effective for deep relaxation plus management of stress and anxiety.  IASH Joseph Couzzo works with healing grade Himalayan sound bowls that help to activate your own self healing mechanism.  For this class, all you have to do is arrive on your mat and relax!

 

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is also known as yogic sleep or sleep with awareness. It is intended to induce full-body relaxation and a deep meditative state of consciousness. A variety of techniques including guided imagery and body scanning are used to aid relaxation. Bring an eye pillow or small blanket to cover your eyes to enhance the experience!

Meditation

Be present. Clear your mind. Meditation is the process of connecting to our experience, moment to moment. Meditation is a tool that helps us to be present and clear our mind, allowing us to connect to the beauty that is in and around us. No experience is necessary!

All Levels Flow

This accessible, challenging, and flowing form of yoga will sculpt, tone and hone the muscles of your body and your mind. Instructors provide modifications and variations to best serve the needs of all experience levels. Get ready to take your practice seriously, but yourself lightly, as you explore your edge, discover your strength, and awaken your spirit!

Power Yoga (hot & unheated)

HOT classes will always be printed in red and labeled “HOT”.  Nonheated will read as just regular “Power Yoga”

Suitable for all levels but those new to yoga should start with Foundations Flow.  This class is a strong, fast-paced class designed to build heat and strength. This practice is a total body workout that creates longer, leaner muscles and a body with more mobility to improve circulation.  We recommend that students seeking to take these classes feel confident, safe, and strong throughout classic sun salutations. 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.

Slow Flow

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 Vinyasa

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. 

Beginners Flow

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.

Yin Yoga

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.

Sunrise Flow

Start your morning ritual community-style with Sunrise Yoga. This is all-levels class is designed to integrate your breath and movement, wake up your body and stimulate your mind through sun salutations, playful movement, and thoughtful sequencing. Leave energized for the rest of your day

Foundations Flow 

Learn the fundamentals of vinyasa yoga in a fun and supportive environment.  Students will experience the practice of linking breath and movement and attain a foundation for flowing with mindfulness and safe alignment. 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.  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.

 

Spiritual Flow

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.

Yogalates

In this class, we combine pilates and yoga for a total body workout focused on toning the glutes, thighs and stomach. … Develop your core strength and stabilization through pilates poses, and improve your flexibility, muscular strength, posture and alignment through yoga poses, breathing and relaxation.

Playshop

Imagine…it’s your favorite yoga class and the teacher is guiding toward a peak pose, one you’ve wanted to try for months. You eagerly get your “oomph” ready, give it a few tries, and just when the breath and the body start to align and the pose begins to make sense… the class moves on to something else and then it’s time for savasana! In this class, we’ll playfully dig into poses you like and want to try… be it a deeper bind, a balance or an inversion all in a relaxed environment so you’ll have just the time you need! Questions and open dialogue are encouraged and students will be taught to work together to provide assists and support. It’s designed to be organic, fluid, fun, informational… AND ALL ABOUT PLAY!

 

Dive Deep

Discover the basic poses of yoga newly with this slow flow class. Each breathe delivers an opportunity to find new alignment, deeper sensation and a new edge that you didn’t know you could find. Sweat will happen, as will relaxation, focus, and adventure. You have limits that need to be broken and this is the class to destroy them!

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga concentrates on building core strength to increase both stamina and self-confidence. We will practice a particular Kriya (set of exercises)–as designed by Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga–combined with strong Pranayam (breathwork), followed by deep relaxation and ending with a meditation designed to go inward while still working on core muscles.  The teacher will offer modifications and brief rest periods, accommodating all levels.  [Optional: There will be some chanting. In Kundalini Yoga, utilizing one’s voice is a part of building confidence and increasing core strength.]