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.
This class uses asana and breath work to enhance your state of consciousness, open the chakras, and boost presence of life force energy (prana).You can expect fluid movements, powerful breath work, potent meditations and an extended savasana session. This class will encourage you to go deeper and uncover personal blockages - to help you grow in your yoga practice and your life!
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!
Kripalu Yoga is a form of hatha yoga using inner focus, meditation, standard yoga poses, breathwork, development of a quiet mind, and relaxation. Kripalu emphasizes following the flow of prana (life-force energy), compassionate self-acceptance, observing the activity of the mind without judgment, and taking what is learned into daily life. In this class, you will learn to make each pose work for your body, goals, and individual practice.
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 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.
All Levels w/ MELT METHOD Hand/Foot Treatment
Enjoy this added bonus to Monday's All Levels Class with Sharon- a guided MELT Method hand or foot treatment (using soft treatment balls). MELT is a simple self care technique that slows down the aging process by rehydrating the connective tissue and rebalancing the nervous system. Daily living creates stress and tension within your body. This “stuck” stress accumulates in the connective tissue causing dehydration. This begins as aches and stiffness leading to health issues such as neck and low back pain, headaches, insomnia, digestive problems and injury. MELT is for everyone and puts you in charge of your health and wellbeing.
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.
All Levels Flow w/Chris
Chris's All Levels class incorporates standing and seated poses linked with the breath, resulting in creative, fun, and challenging flow sequences set to a variety of popular music playlists. These classes help students develop strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, and self-confidence. Open to practitioners of all levels, modifications and alternate poses are offered as needed to ensure all participants are comfortable and appropriately challenged. Expect opportunities to practice arm balances and inversions! Students should be comfortable with moving from seated to standing poses and back to seated without assistance. Be prepared to have fun!
Vinyasa – Level 2
Students should feel comfortable in a vinyasa flow class or Ashtanga class prior to attending this class or should have a regular personal yoga practice. Level 2 indicates that students will explore more advanced poses, with arm balances and inversions being introduced. Modifications and hands-on assists will be offered. Students are able to move at their own pace, and are not required to attempt any particular pose at any time.
Power Vinyasa Flow
This class is a great fit for students looking to heat up the body, explore dynamic flows, and challenge themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. Students should have some yoga experience for maximum comfort, but all brave souls are welcome. Be prepared to move! Students must be able to move easily from standing to seated poses.
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.