Descriptions

All Levels Vinyasa Classes – Anyone can attend. These classes are appropriate for all level students including beginners. Modifications and variations are given throughout class for various poses allowing for more or less of a challenge. However, we do recommend absolute beginners starting with one of the following classes: Beginner Yoga, Stretch & Strengthen, Deep Stretch & Slow Flow, Gentle Yoga, Yin or Relax & Restore. Please read carefully through the class descriptions listed below to determine what classes may best suit your individual needs.

 

Beginner Yoga  This class provides a safe space for students to learn yoga basics and breathing techniques. Focus will be given to the foundations and healthy postural alignment while exploring transition. Appropriate for beginners as well as experienced yogis wanting to be reintroduced to the basics.

 

Deep Stretch & Slow Flow –  This all levels class consists of long-held postures that stretch beneath the superficial muscles to target the dense connective tissues of the body – often in the hips, pelvis, and low back – which are difficult to open and can result in both limited flexibility and stagnant energy. This practice is gentle, yet intense, helping students not only to open the body, but also to cultivate the ability to observe and stay with sensation. Blending deep stretch poses with a creative flow sequence will help build strength and mental focus as well as nurture healing throughout the body. Come experience this slower, deeper class, not only as a balance to your other yoga or exercise, but also as a balance to the rest of your life!

Balanced Unity  & Unity Classes  It is the systematization of all the essential laws and rules of authentic yoga,  What makes yoga “authentic”? The process of moving inward rather than outward.  Yoga’s three main threads of practice (body, breath and mind) are the markers of depth that define introversion and make yoga practice authentic.  As such, any practice of training the body should bring you to an experience of energy or breath.  Any practice of training the breath should bring you to an experience of mind or Self-observation. Any practice training the mind should bring you to an experience of no mind or absence of thoughts. Be prepared to build heat!

Gentle Yoga- emphasizes safety through proper alignment in basic postures, breath awareness, and relaxation. Work through chronic issues, athletes seeking to balance and heal their over stressed bodies, and  use Yoga to counterbalance life’s stress (be it physical, mental/emotional, or vocational). Students learn standing, seated, and supine (on your back) asana/postures. Those for whom sitting, kneeling, or getting off the floor cause issues might consider Yin or private yoga lessons to address individual needs.

Kundalini Yoga aka “Yoga of Awareness-This style of Yoga is suitable for all levels & combines meditation, mantra, physical exercise & breathing techniques to develop deep self awareness with an emphasis on healing & personal growth.  Each class is formatted & consists of  tuneing-in with singing of opening mantras, practice pranayam(working with breath) ,” the kriya”(prescribed postures),deep relaxation, meditation & closing with “Long Time Sun” a common Kundalini mantra.

Kundalini Prenatal– a very gentle class designed to prepare, promote strength, healing & calmness for childbirth. Each class is formatted as a traditional Kundalini class with specific focus on a  creating a connection not only between your own mind & body but also creating a connection to the child that is growing within you. We will emphasis trusting & preparing a woman to trust her own body & capabilities which can differ every day with pregnancy. This class will be offered as a 6-8 week series.

 

Relax & Restore – This all levels class focuses on deep relaxation at a slower pace while increasing flexibility through gentle stretches & stimulating the relaxation response through bliss producing restorative poses. Restorative poses are done using props to help support the body and promote a deeper state of relaxation. Restorative poses help heal the effects of stress and bring our nervous system into a more balanced state. Leave feeling relaxed and restored!

 

Warm Cardio Flow – This strong, heat building practice features a strengthening flow of movement coordinated with the breath including a fun and energetic flow sequence with room temperature typically ranging between 80-82 degree. This all levels class will help cultivate strength, endurance, focus, balance, and flexibility. Be prepared to sweat while toning, sculpting, and lengthening the muscles of the body as well as enhancing mental focus. Knowledge of basic yoga postures is recommended.

Power Flow –  This all levels Ashtanga Inspired class. It consists of long-held poses combined with strength. The longer held poses stretch beneath the superficial muscles to target the dense connective tissues of the body – often in the hips, pelvis, and low back – which are difficult to open and can result in both limited flexibility and stagnant energy. This class will help increase flexibility in the body as well as cultivate strength, endurance, and balance. Be prepared to tone, sculpt, and lengthen the muscles of the body as well as enhancing mental focus.

 

Warm Power Flow – The room is heated with the temperature typically ranging between 80-82 degree. Expect to be challenged, experiment, and enjoy as each class is most often set to groovy music. This class is a vigorous flowing practice that will tone and strengthen the body and mind while maintaining a deep inner calm. This power vinyasa flow sequence will enhance flexibility, strength, and endurance as well as detoxify impurities within the body. Bring a towel & water. Not appropriate for beginners. Knowledge of basic yoga postures is recommended.

 

Yin Yoga – Yin yoga goes beneath the superficial muscles to target the dense connective tissues of the body – often in the hips, pelvis, and low back – which are difficult to open and can result in both limited flexibility and stagnant energy. This all levels class consists mostly of long-held seated postures combined with breath work. This deep practice is gentle, yet intense, helping students not only to open the body, but also to cultivate the ability to observe and stay with sensation.

 

Pilates-This classes focus on core strength. The principles of: concentration, centering, alignment, precision and breath. Pilates offers a full body workout and a form of stress relief.

 

 

 

 

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