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. 

 

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 newcomers, those nursing an injury, healing from illnesses, those suffering from fibromyalgia 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

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

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!

 

Gentle Yin and Yang Flow

This class begins with a short Vinyasa flow that links breath and movement through sun salutation and standing poses to prepare for the Yin segment of the class. We will move into longer held floor based poses that create space in the upper body, lower body and spine, while nourishing the deep connective tissues surrounding joints and muscles. Guided mindful meditation techniques such as breath work, loving kindness and body sensory awareness will be woven throughout the class to generate stillness of body, mind and heart.

 

Tween & Teen Yoga

Yoga helps tweens and teens build the groundwork to live a healthy lifestyle in a safe and non-competitive space.  It is a perfect compliment to their busy academic and extracurricular schedule, connecting them with others and themselves in a fun and nurturing environment, and leaving them refreshed and ready for the outside world.  This is a basic yoga class and 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. The class is for all levels of students and is great for those new to yoga. 

 

SPA Yoga®

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

Yoga Nidra is considered "Yogic Sleep". It is a state of conscious Deep Sleep. In Yoga Nidra, you leave the Waking state, go past the Dreaming state and go to Deep Sleep, yet remain awake.  This Yoga Nidra class is a great way to end the day!  


 

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.