Class Descriptions

All Levels Flow Yoga is for everyone! Clear instruction is given in breathing technique, warm-up and posture flow. Newer students will develop body awareness, posture alignment and core strength in basic poses, while experienced students are encouraged to explore advanced variations in familiar postures. Everyone works to his or her own ability and comfort level.

Barre Yoga ignites and burns the muscles to their maximum potential while yoga lengthens, elongates and tones them. During this 45 minute class, you will move, stretch and tone your whole body using a ballet barre and a combination of yoga, dance and Pilates exercises. This class will begin with a yoga infused barre toning session, incorporate arm and core work and end with stretches to add more flexibility. This class will complement your regular yoga practice, while boosting your metabolism and incorporating balance, flexibility, isolated muscle contraction and intelligent movement. Please bring your own mat. Please also sign up online in advance. Space is limited and first spots will be given to students who have signed up online. No experience necessary.

Basics Yoga is appropriate for the beginner who wants to build a strong foundation of basic Yoga postures and breathing techniques, as well as for the practitioner who wants to refine and master the fundamentals. We break down the basics of individual movements and teach basic yoga fundamentals to help you develop a solid yoga foundation. It is our intention to get you moving so that you can feel the effect of the yoga, but provide extra instruction at a slightly slower pace to help you build your yoga foundation.

Gentle Yin Yoga is designed for those who prefer a class less vigorous and is great for beginners. It includes gentle stretches and breathing as well as simple movements designed to systematically increase the range of motion of every major joint and increase energy. This class is ideal for students with chronic symptoms such as muscle/joint pain, stiffness, weakness, or fatigue. Yin poses are incorporated for added flexibility.

Heated Flow Yoga begins with Sun Salutations and then moving into postures, each posture flows into the next being linked together with a series of movements moving at a faster pace. You will increase strength and flexibility. The room is heated from approximately 85-90 degrees.

Restorative Yin Yoga is the best of both worlds alternating between restorative poses and Yin poses. What’s the difference? Restorative poses are seated poses using the support of props and are held at least 5 minutes. Yin poses are seated poses without props held 3-5 minutes. Restorative poses are great for opening the back, calming the mind and even good for chronic fatigue. Yin offers the deep stretching to increase flexibility and rehabilitate the joints and muscles.

Slow Flow Yoga brings the element of time into the practice. The practitioner has time to evaluate how and when a pose should to be modified, due to physical limitations or limitations in experience. The practitioner also has the time to mentally engage with the body, as it moves through a series. The mind and body connection is one of the main goals when practicing all forms of Yoga. Slow flowing Vinyasa is a wonderful practice in discovering one’s personal limitations and learning how to move past those limitations.  The pace may be slower, but challenges will be present with difficulties to work through. Even the most advanced Yoga practitioner has much to learn within the reflective pace of slow Vinyasa. Poses can be refined and strengthened, without feeling rushed into the next move, next breath, or next pose. Slow flow allows a person to become familiar with his or her body, create a reflective pause, and create the time to go inward.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga is a form of yoga that links the breath, movement, and poses together. The Sanskrit word, “Vinyasa,” has a variety of meanings; but the most common reference is to the connection between breath and movement. Vinyasa is sometimes referred to as Flow Yoga, reflecting the emphasis on the movement, or ebb and flow, between poses. Those, who are familiar with the traditional practice of holding of yoga poses (also known as Hatha Yoga), find Vinyasa to be an invigorating yoga practice as breath, movement, and posture form a continuous, flowing, dance-like, moving meditation. The Sun Salutations series is the most commonly known Vinyasa movement. Moving through the Sun Salutation series requires the practitioner to synchronize the breath, while moving through, and holding poses.