Intro to Yoga/Beginner Series and Classes
Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual roadmap for living your most healthy and happy life. In these 6-week sessions, we’ll explore yogic breathing exercises, an all levels physical practice and brief discussions on yoga theory/philosophy. Build strength, endurance, and discipline—and gain a deeper understanding of the yogic lifestyle and your own body, mind and spirit. This is a great class for anyone new to yoga or as a refresher after being away from it for some time.
Treat yourself! This class incorporates soothing gentle yoga, meditation, pranayama (breath work) and an extended relaxation session. Students might expect candles, aromatherapy, and other treats in some of our Unwind classes. Whether you’ve never tried yoga before, have some basic experience, are a seasoned yogi, or somewhere in between—this class is for you!
All Levels Ashtanga
Exploring Ashtanga is an all levels class, where students will learn to complete the Sun Salutations while linking each movement to breath. We will also work through the entirety of the Primary Series Standing Sequence and a sampling of the seated sequence, with modifications offered throughout to accommodate different levels of experience. Be prepared to gain an understanding of your mental and physical limits and learn about finding your “grace” – the space between effort and ease where you can fully benefit from each pose, mentally, emotionally and physically. Students must be able to move from seated to standing and back to seated. The Ashtanga sequences make it easy for students to develop a personal practice and give a fundamental understanding that can be applied to all yoga. These classes are taught in a noncompetitive environment to students of all ages and body types.
Vinyasa Flow/All Levels Flow
Vinyasa classes focus on the linking together of movement and breath to create a flow sequence. A bit different from our Ashtanga class, poses can be put in any order, so be ready for some added variety. These classes cultivate balance, flexibility, strength, and endurance, while offering opportunities for each student to learn about him/herself and grow in the practice. These classes are strong and fun!
Open to yogis of all levels, our Vinyasa teachers will offer modifications or challenges to suit each student. Students should be comfortable with moving from seated to standing poses and back to seated.
Kundalini yoga is a unique practice, rich in expansive breath work, mantra, movement, and meditation. But don't let that description fool you. This is not your grandma's yoga. A highly transformative style of yoga, this practice strengthens the nervous system, boosts your intuitive abilities, rewires targeted brain patterns, and awakens creative potential energy and personal power. Sound intense? It is. It is sheer freaking magick. Try it for yourself and see...
Yoga for Mindfulness
In this class we will practice improving our capacity to dwell in the present moment as we move through poses. Our yoga practice presents the perfect opportunity to bring the mind home to the body and spirit. With emphasis on breath & alignment, we will explore how being present for ourselves offers opportunity for personal growth and healing. Class themes will include letting go, attention, and gratitude, among other mindfulness concepts. Yogis of all practice levels are welcome to join us on this journey to a mindful practice on the mat & mindful living off the mat.
The hallmark of yin yoga is that poses (floor or supine) are held for about three to five minutes at a time in order to stretch the connective tissue around the joints and bring the practitioner to a state of mental calmness. This soothing, healing practice allows us to settle into the present moment, engaging deeply with the body, mind and spirit.
Not to be confused with Slow Flow, this class will leave you feeling completely rejuvenated. Slow Burnyasa combines traditional vinyasa (breath with movement) with a series of longer-held poses in a moderately heated room (75°-80°).
Let this practice become your own moving meditation. You'll begin to experience the "slow burn" sensation as you make your way through a series of personalized flows, increasing your body temperature and fueling your internal fire. Heat continues to increase after holding certain postures for longer than usual periods of time. This style of yoga will help you find your comfortable edge, mentally and physically, while improving your balance, stamina, endurance, and posture.
Bro-Ga: All Levels Yoga for Men
It’s time to meet your tribe and awaken your inner warrior. Each 75 minute men's class will explore the physical and spiritual fundamentals of yoga that every man needs. You’ll dive deeper into movement, learn new ways to relax, and discover the power of breath work. Dick Clayton will guide you through a sequence of postures to improve your strength and flexibility, sharpen your mental focus, and improve your balance. These skills are important at every age. He will also offer alignment tips and modifications to ensure optimal wellness. This introductory class is open to any man with any ability.
Ashtanga Primary Series
The Primary Series is a defined sequence of poses, linked together with breath, bandhas and drishti. This is a led class, with modifications offered to meet the needs of each student's level of strength, experience and flexibility. Students are encouraged to attend our Exploring Ashtanga classes and gain a familiarity with the poses there prior to taking our Primary Series class.