Class Descriptions

The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.
— Rodney Yee

Yoga Basics

Beginners & All Levels

The basic yoga class will be done at a gentle pace in order to learn the foundational poses of yoga – opening, standing, shoulder and hip exercises, inversions, twists, backwards and forward bends, salutations, and finishing poses. Students will learn about the principles of alignment and how to flow into the pose using breathing techniques. Complete relaxation and breathing techniques will be practiced.

 

 Hatha Yoga

Beginners & All Levels

Gentle movement and postures designed to reduce stress, increase self-awareness and builds strength and balance. It is the most common form of yoga practiced.

 

  Gentle Yoga

Beginners & All Levels

Gentle movement, breath work and postures designed to reduce stress, increase self-awareness, build strength & balance. Class well suited for individuals with past injuries or physical limitations or for those looking for a less physically vigorous class.

 

 Restorative Yoga

Beginners & All Levels

Restorative yoga might best described as a supported, conscious body/mind relaxation practice. When supported with props, the body relaxes and opens, releasing tension and stress. Restorative poses offer benefits to both the body and mind. Students will hold a small number of relaxing poses for extended periods of time to enjoy some deep meditative time and stress relief. 

 

Strengthening Yoga

Intermediate to Advanced

A more challenging and vigorous vinyasa/hatha led yoga class focusing equally on strength and flexibility while incorporating traditional yoga postures, inversions, and more dynamic movements. Some yoga experience recommended in addition to general good health and fitness. This class is not suitable for those brand new to yoga or those with moderate to extreme health challenges.

 

Flow, Restore & Reiki

Beginners & All Levels

Find balance, build strength and cultivate ease in this yoga practice. The first part of the class will invigorate you with a flow sequence focusing on toning and stretching the muscles.  In the second half of the class you will relax and completely unwind with therapeutic and gentle restorative or yin poses that will help you let go of chronic stress and tension in the body and mind, all while receiving the benefits of hands-on reiki.  All levels welcome.

 

Gentle Prop Yoga

Beginners & All Levels

A gentle yoga class designed for releasing tension. Gentle, static poses stretch & open the body while relaxing the mind. Yoga props, like chairs, blankets, bolsters and blocks will be used to assist balance & deepen the stretches.  The class will be set in a nurturing environment and is open to all levels.  It can be very beneficial to newcomers, those nursing an injury, healing from illnesses, or even if you're just feeling depleted.  Don't be deceived though, this gentle workout along with a short Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra meditation will leave you feeling great!  This class is suitable for all. 

 

Restore and Renew

Beginners & All Levels

 

Our Restore and Renew class will allow you to open and harmonize your body and mind in a safe and comfortable environment, leaving you feeling calm and recharged for your week ahead.  Set to relaxing music, class will begin with a gentle flow to awaken your muscles and release tension, progressing into longer, supported holds to deepen your experience. During the supported holds you will receive gentle hands on assists.    A short meditative body scan is offered, enabling the practitioner to become completely relaxed and at ease in their own body.  Open to all levels, no yoga experience needed.

 

 Yin Yoga

Beginners & All Levels

Yin yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice. Yin yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Yin yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and invigorating (yang) styles of yoga. Suitable for students of all levels.  

 

 Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Intermediate to Advanced

Poses flow from one to another in conjunction with the breath. We work on integrating breath and movement, awareness and alignment, strength and flexibility. A great workout!

 

SPA Yoga®

Beginners & All Levels

 

SPA Yoga® is 75 min slow flow floor based yoga class that is based on the Fluid Yoga® Sequencing. This class flows through the body’s senses to discover a deeper awareness. The physical practice spends time opening all energetic points of the body to leave the practitioner with a blissed out feeling.  We will end with a relaxing 15 minute guided meditation. During SPA Yoga®, you may discover extra hands on assists and massages, a calming candlelit room atmosphere, delightful scents and beautiful music in the background. Be prepared to feel like you just walked out of a SPA!

 

Yoga Nidra

Beginners & All Levels

Yoga Nidra is considered "Yogic Sleep". It is a state of conscious deep dleep. In Yoga Nidra, you leave the waking state, go past the dreaming state and go to Deep Sleep, yet remain awake.  Yoga Nidra Meditation is simple, easy and convenient. It is a powerful, ancient form of guided meditation that transforms by inducing relaxation and healing of the body, mind and spirit. Yoga Nidra does not require experience.  You don’t have to sit still and quiet the mind. You do Yoga Nidra meditation lying down and just follow the guided meditation of the facilitator. Take time for yourself and see what some military and veterans administration hospitals, and other institutions are using to help heal the wounds of trauma, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder,) depression and chronic pain.

 

 


 

As with any type of exercise, please consult with your doctor before beginning this or any other yoga practice, and inform your instructor if you are working with an injury.