Chair yoga is a gentle yoga class perfect for those who are limited in mobility but not reserved solely for those with restrictions. You will work on both seated and standing poses with the support of the chair. Modifications will be provided for those limited to the chair. Along with strength and flexibility, chair yoga will provide all the other wonderful benefits of yoga, such as reduction in stress and anxiety and improved concentration. This class is for all levels.
Flow Yoga Level 1
Flow Yoga Level 1 is a beginners class with a focus on fundamentals of stepback sun salutations, standing poses, hip openers, seated poses, twists, backbends, and basic inversions. Students begin to link movement with the breath. Yoga Level 1 provides a nurturing environment to help you gain flexibility, strength, balance, and relaxation. A perfect class for those new to yoga or anyone seeking a refresher on the basics of alignment and vinyasa flow.
Gentle Flow Yoga
Gentle Flow Yoga is a less strenuous practice consisting of basic poses, put together in a conscious, deliberate flow coinciding with the breath. This class is suitable for beginners, seniors, practitioners recovering from injury, and those who enjoy a gentle, slower pace.
Following Thich Nhat Hanh’s (a Vietnamese Buddhist Monk) tradition, we will be sharing and leading 20 minutes of sitting meditation, 5 minutes of walking meditation, and a mindful reading. Although meditation sharing is open and free, we ask for a donation to support needs in our local community. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary.
Known as yogic sleep, Yoga Nidra is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice intended to induce physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Unlike seated meditation, yoga nidra is done lying down. It is guided to take your attention to specific places moving you into a state of conscious deep sleep. During yoga nidra, your mind is actually awake, so it is as though you are in the state between being asleep and awake.
Challenge yourself in this vigorous class with an emphasis n strength and flexibility. Often considered a more fitness based approach, Power Yoga is appealing to yogis and athletes alike. Reap the benefits of a strong and flexible physical body while using the breath to create a calm and focused mind. All levels are welcome as modifications will be provided for both beginners and advanced students.
Prenatal Flow Yoga
Prenatal Flow Yoga is a yoga practice uniquely designed for pregnancy. It's a slower paced vinyasa practice that can help support moms-to-be emotionally and physically. With an emphasis on breathing, stamina, and pelvic floor work, restorative poses, and core strength, Prenatal Flow Yoga can help you become more resilient during and after pregnancy. No prior yoga experience required. Please consult your physician or midwife prior to class participation.
In this early bird vinyasa style class, you will salute the sun and greet the morning, flowing from pose to pose. You will build heat, flexibility and strength while maintaining good alignment and a safe foundation. The teacher will offer modifications and variations to make the class appropriate for all levels.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
In this vinyasa style class, you will flow from pose to pose synchronizing your movement to your breath. This is a dynamic and vigorous style of yoga with a dance-like quality. You will build heat, flexibility and strength while maintaining good alignment and a safe foundation. The teacher will offer modifications and advanced variations to make the class appropriate for all levels.
Yin Yoga is a beautiful, meditative, and centering yoga practice. It is a complementary practice to more active styles of yoga supporting maintenance of mobility, healing, and an opportunity to explore mindfulness and the subtler aspects of a personal practice. Working with gravity, students move gently through poses, holding each shape for 3-5 minutes. This slow pace allows the pose to work within the deeper, connective tissues while invigorating the energy centers of the body to release blockages and increase energy flow. Primarily floor based, Yin classes focus on the lower body; especially the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, and lower spine. This class is appropriate for all levels.
Active Flow is an invigorating flow class that will have you moving and breathing through more challenging poses. Come prepared to explore your body and take on new challenges at a quicker pace
through sun salutations and arm balances, inversions, backbends, hip openers and more. Modifications are always given, but we suggest beginners take their time to feel comfortable with alignment in Flow Yoga 1 before moving at a quicker pace.
Strengthen & Flow
This class relies on traditional Vinyasa Flow to build stamina through movement and focuses on holding some key asanas to strengthen the body. This is a multi-level class but is not recommended for beginners.
Rocket Yoga is a dynamic and fast-paced style of yoga developed by Larry Schultz in San Francisco during the 1980s. Rooted in the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa, it is composed of poses from the Primary and Intermediate Series. The structure maintains that of Ashtanga Vinyasa, consisting of a warm up (Surya Namaskar A + B), after which one continues in the standing poses, seated poses, and ending with the traditional closing series. Unlike traditional Ashtanga, students are encouraged to remove or modify postures within the series. This allows the class to be accessible to all practitioners.
In this class, kettlebell workouts will be paired with yoga flows in a circuit training-style class to build strength, flexibility, and mobility. Moving with the breath, you will work to maintain your focus as you move through different planes of motion. For this class, you will need one kettlebell that you can lift over your head ten consecutive times. All are welcome; no prior yoga or kettlebell experience is required.