Hatha YogaLevel of intensity: Low/Moderate
In a Hatha Class students will learn a variety of asanas (postures) as we mindfully explore standing poses, backbends, twists and inversions. With a steady breath we will hold each pose longer to learn deeper levels of alignment, unlocking the full benefits of each asana. We will use props to enhance our practice as we progressively and safely strengthen and lengthen the muscles. Expect a challenging class that moves at a slower pace.
Vinyasa YogaLevel of intensity: Moderate
In a Vinyasa Class students will learn a variety of asanas (poses) including standing poses, backbends, twists and inversions. In this dynamic practice we will move through the poses with the flow of the breath. Using this combination of breath and movement to focus the mind students will find a physically challenging but mentally calming effect. (In a Vinyasa Class we frequently place weight on our hands. Students should be relatively free from wrist and shoulder issues.)
Healing YogaLevel of intensity: Low/Moderate
Healing Yoga pulls from various practices including asanas (poses), intention, breath-work, mindful movement, restoratives, energy healing, meditation and visualization. This class emphasizes the inner experience while moving through various poses. It’s through accessing our inner world, with all its habits, patterns and self-limiting beliefs, that shifts can take place in our bodies, minds and spirits. This class is designed so that students can become more self-aware and connected to their highest Selves, leaving them feeling nourished and empowered. This is not a gentle or therapeutic class however props and modifications are offered as needed.
Gentle YogaLevel of intensity: Low
Gentle Yoga is a mixed level class for new students or those simply wanting a more relaxed and nurturing experience. Students can expect to do relaxing breath work, do various warm ups and explore basic postures at a fairly slow pace. All classes begin with a centering, a variety of warm ups before working on the postures and end with deep relaxation. Students of Gentle Yoga may benefit from increased flexibility, improved circulation, reduced stress and more clarity. Gentle Yoga is appropriate for anyone who is relatively free from injury and can stand, sit and kneel on the floor.
Silver Yoga (Active 50+)Level of intensity: Low
Silver Yoga presents an opportunity to refresh, restore and relax your body and mind in a gentle series of movements. Yoga increases flexibility, strength, balance and breathing. Silver Yoga teachers have been specially trained to modify poses and use props to support the body for healthy and safe alignment.
Yin YogaLevel of intensity: Low
Yin Yoga is a delicious practice that targets the deep layers of connective tissues in the body allowing you to strengthen and restore your body at its very core. In Yin Yoga you spend much of the practice sitting or lying down. You will typically hold postures for 3-5 minutes each, which will allow you to release deep-rooted tension in the body, mind and spirit.
Yin Yoga is accessible to all students, regardless of your age or level of expertise.
Restorative Yoga and MeditationLevel of intensity: Low
Restorative Yoga and Meditation is a beautiful practice that allows you to step out of the relentless onrush of life and tap into the stillness that lives deep inside you. In a totally peaceful and supportive environment, you will find stress and anxiety dropping away. The body relaxes deeply, allowing the mind and spirit to find freedom. Everybody welcome; no experience in Yoga or meditation is required.
Therapeutic YogaLevel of intensity: Low
Therapeutic Yoga blends restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, breath work, and guided meditation techniques in a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective for bringing the body into balance and reducing stress. Students can expect to work on the floor and do some standing poses, but there will be props and/or chairs to assist those for whom standing is a stressor. Over the course of the session students will learn to bring breath, awareness and healthy movement into the body starting with the feet and working upward. Students of Therapeutic Yoga may benefit from improved balance, increased range of motion and reduced pain. Therapeutic Yoga is specifically designed for those students suffering from an injury, chronic pain or other condition which makes movement difficult.
Slow Flow Vinyasa YogaLevel of intensity: Low/Moderate
Slow flow vinyasa is practiced at a slower pace than regular vinyasa style classes, allowing students to breathe more deeply and increase flexibility, strength, and stamina. This class offers a bridge between Hatha and Vinyasa, expanding on Sun Salutations, building heat in flowing asana sequences, and finishing up with a restorative savasana. All levels welcome.
Hot YogaLevel of intensity: Moderate/High
Ever experience the momentary peace and relaxation of a warm car on a cool day? In hot yoga we move through a Vinyasa Yoga practice while allowing the heat to penetrate and loosen stiff muscles. Come enjoy the detoxifying benefits of yoga in a room heated to 90 degrees.
Yoga NidraLevel of intensity: Low
Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) is a holistic, systematic meditation technique which, with proper guidance, allows us to incline the mind and body toward a healthy, productive state. A state of deep relaxation is achieved as attention is directed in a methodical, orderly way through the body. Students will be encouraged to build on their desire to reach their highest potential by nurturing and strengthening the positive traits they already possess. Yoga Nidra helps people to rest, balance, transform and tap into new sources of energy. Yoga Nidra is appropriate for everyone.
Prenatal YogaLevel of intensity: Low
Prenatal Yoga helps to connect expecting mothers with their selves, their babies, and other mothers. Prenatal yoga expands and maintains the emotional, physical, and spiritual health of expecting mothers throughout one of the most exciting periods in their lives. This class is suitable for expecting mothers in all three trimesters. The teacher will provide modifications, suggestions, and tailored experiences for each individual in order to create a safe and supportive environment for all class members. The practice of asana (posture), pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation can be supportive throughout a pregnancy, during labor, and after the birth of your baby.
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Choosing a Class Level
We want you to have a safe and delightful yoga experience. Nothing can be more important than choosing the correct level. Be honest with yourself. You'll enjoy feeling masterful in class that is right for you. If you need more guidance, send us an email or give us a call.
Our level I classes are powerful, learning experiences in which you will literally re-discover your body, how it works, and what it can do. They are designed to give you the time and support to understand the proper alignment of yoga asanas (postures) and breathing technique. All of our teachers are trained to help you master the correct form, understand proper breathing techniques, and build confidence in your practice.
Level I/II build on the fundamental postures introduced in Level I through creative and challenging sequences. Level I/II classes are also ideal for learning and practicing the basics of more challenging postures like arm balances, inversions, safely and effectively.
Level II classes are designed to expand on your strength, stamina and flexibility as you master advanced postures like inversions, arm balances, and backbends, as well as demanding sequences. Also, expect teachers to refer to postures in Sanskrit more frequently.
Level II/III classes presume students are familiar with intermediate yoga postures (including inversions and backbends). In these classes you will use your knowledge of postures and breathing to practice exciting, physically demanding and challenging sequences and variations. You will go deeper, and your teacher will help you achieve breakthroughs in your practice and your self-awareness. The pace of these classes is often faster, so we recommend you are injury-free and have a year of solid yoga under your mat before you join II/III classes.
All Levels classes will guide students through a variety of asanas and offer both level I and level II options for various poses. Students should have several months of prior experience with yoga before attending an All Levels class.