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.

Chakra Flow Yoga Our chakras are the gateway where our emotions and physical bodies intersect – thus producing how we react, feel, live and interact with others. As life happens day-to-day, we take on so much emotional and mental garbage that we store away in these various chakras, leaving us bogged down, overwhelmed and exhausted by the end of the week. In this class, we will take a specific focus toward cleansing, detoxing and empowering the chakras needing our attention on that particular day, leaving us feeling more clear, relaxed, balanced and peaceful. Class is similar in format to a traditional vinyasa yoga class, just with a more specific intention. This class is suitable for intermediate to advanced students.

Gentle + Yin Yoga is designed for those who prefer a class less vigorous. It includes both slower paced flows along with gentle stretches as well as simple movements designed to systematically increase the range of motion of every major joint and increase energy. This class is a compassionate, yet comprehensive practice that focuses on joint mobility in the spine, shoulders, hips, and extremities.  This class may reduce pain, alleviate stress, and improve your quality of life.  Gentle yoga is appropriate for all practitioners including students with chronic conditions or limitations due to age or size. ideal for students with chronic symptoms such as muscle/joint pain, stiffness, weakness, or fatigue. We also incorporate Yin poses in theses class. Yin poses are where we hold seated poses fro 3-5 minutes to open up the connective tissue and help with flexibility.  Suitable for all levels.

Power Yoga is a style, which is often practiced in gyms today. It was derived from Vinyasa principles, and the term is sometimes considered interchangeable with Ashtanga Yoga. Power Yoga was designed to offer more of a physical workout to practitioners than the more traditional schools of Yoga do; and it is, therefore, fast-paced, as well as flow-based. Power Yoga is considered to be a more athletic style, since it emphasizes the physical postures and often de-emphasizes the spiritual and meditative practice associated with the slower styles of Yoga.  Intermediate to advanced level class. Not intended for beginning students.

Prenatal Yoga class is open to new and experienced yoga students. Each week will start by checking in with how each individual is feeling, allowing students to get to know the others the class. The series will teach modifications of poses throughout the pregnancy while building strength, maintaining flexibility, reducing stress and building confidence. The poses and breath work will help one learn how to ease discomfort, prepare for labor and childbirth. Prenatal classes are suitable for all trimesters. These are typically offered as a series so please check under events/workshops for schedule. Check our Workshop schedule for dates. This is only run as a series and not as a regularly scheduled class.

Restorative Yin Yoga will include a relaxing seated sequence ending with restorative postures. Using long, passive holds to work on the deep, dense connective tissues of the body, this deep, passive, internally-focused practice settles you into poses that can increase flexibility, restore and rehabilitate the joints and muscles, and teach the body to surrender and the mind to quiet. The body is completely supported in each pose mirroring the stretches in an active vinyasa yoga class but in a passive and relaxing manner. All levels welcome.

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. Suitable for all levels.

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. This class is suitable for intermediate to advanced students.

 

 

**  Note our heated classes are heated to approximately 90-95 degrees.