Level 1 – Beginner
Level 1 classes are designed for those who have had no previous exposure to yoga, but are eager to learn and start experiencing the amazing benefits of a yoga practice. The beginner student needs slow-paced direction and a great level of detail so they can become familiar with basic yoga poses and use of the breath.
All Levels are invited to join these classes. 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 ignites and burns the muscles to their maximum potential while yoga lengthens, elongates and tones them. Move, stretch and tone your whole body using a ballet barre and a combination of yoga, dance and Pilates exercises. Set to energizing music, this class will begin with a 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.
Barre Express is a supercharged 45 minute class to get you sculpted and back to the office, car line pickup or day’s errands right on time. This fast paced experience will challenge students of all levels, and leave you wondering where the time went when it’s over. Incorporating the best of Barre, this cornerstone class will push you to challenge both the body and mind while focusing on working each muscle group to fatigue. Work through dynamic, full-range movements alongside targeted, isometrics to really feel the shake and burn. Round out the total-body experience with a mindful, deep stretch that will leave you feeling accomplished and centered.
Basics & Beyond is for the student who is brand new and simply curious about the practice or a seasoned practitioner who could use a little ‘refresher’. This class benefits everyone. 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 to help you build your yoga foundation.
Gentle 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 ideal for students with chronic symptoms such as muscle/joint pain, stiffness, weakness, or fatigue.
Gentle Vinyasa Flow is a blend of flowing, strengthening postures and relaxing movement. Appropriate for beginners and continuing students. This is an alignment based Vinyasa class open to all levels. Breath and movement are synchronized to build heat, balance the nervous system and revitalize the body and mind. Modifications offered for beginners and more advanced practitioners.
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.
Restorative Yoga is described as a supported, conscious body/mind relaxation practice. Students will be situated in simple, comfortable poses on the floor supported with bolsters, blankets, straps or blocks. We stay in these poses for longer periods of time (5 to 10 minutes each) and allow gravity to create the releases and openings for the body. Restorative poses offer benefits to both the body and mind, for conditions ranging from insomnia to asthma to chronic pain to migraines to depression. This class is perfect for all levels including anyone with no yoga experience.
Restorative Yin class 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.
Yin Yoga is a gentle and mindful practice in which passive postures are held for 3-5 minutes. The practice of yin yoga provides the perfect balance to your active (yang) yoga practices and your busy life. Focusing on long-held floor poses combined with breath work and meditation, yin yoga goes beneath the superficial muscles to target the dense connective tissues of the body which are difficult to open and can result in both limited flexibility and stagnant energy. This deep practice is gentle, yet intense, helping students not only to open the body, but also to cultivate the ability to observe and stay with sensation. Appropriate for students of all levels.
Yoga Nidra (Guided Meditation) – Restorative yoga is a practice that utilizes a variety of props (blankets, bolsters, chairs, etc.) to help the body relax and the mind become quiet. Yoga Nidra is a method of withdrawing the senses (pratyahara) to reach the deepest recesses of the subconscious mind, where you then plant an intention (sankalpa) for transformation and healing. Together these practices can reduce stress, release tension, increase energy and creativity, improve sleep patterns, focus the mind, enhance concentration, smooth transitions, and help you change undesired habits
Level 2 – Experienced Beginner
Level 2 classes are designed for those who have had some exposure to yoga, including an introduction to basic yoga poses and proper alignment. The experienced beginner student would like to explore their practice and begin to become more familiar with poses and use of the breath.
Chakra Flow – 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. Intermediate level.
Gentle Yin is a quiet meditative approach to releasing physical tension and mental stress. The yoga class is taught at a slower pace. Gentle flows increase strength and balance while preserving energy, while longer held yin and restorative poses increase range of motion and calm the nervous system. By slowing down to move more mindfully we can reduce feelings of pain and anxiety while increasing those of joy and connectedness. Class concludes with a deeply relaxing guided meditation. Suitable for all levels of experience, including beginners.
Hatha Yoga is a steady paced class that uses postures (asanas) and stretches in combination with the breath (pranayama) to develop strength, flexibility and relaxation. You can expect to start with relaxing breathing exercises to prepare the body and mind for your practice. We will then warm up the body with sun salutations. Vinyasa is integrated as we move into standing and strengthening postures. You can expect movements that include balancing, twisting, and stretching. Poses are generally held a little longer and focus is given on alignment. Class winds down with gentle floor work, and ends in deep relaxation.
Slow Flow includes a flowing sequence of yoga postures coordinated with each breath. This energetic form of yoga links individual postures together and with sun salutations, resulting in constant movement that takes the student out of their heads and into their bodies. Focusing on proper alignment and positioning, with deeper attention being paid to the foundation of your yoga practice, your instructor will guide you through the basics of Vinyasa Flow. This class is also appropriate for an advanced practitioner looking to get back to basics and utilize a slower-paced class to focus on the fundamentals of his or her yoga practice.
Slow Power Yoga is designed for developing core and extremity strength and stamina while using deep stretching to improve mobility and range of motion. Slowing down the flow helps to maintain control of your breath, build determination, and intensify your practice. True to its name, Slow Power is a smooth linking of unhurried breath with movement, intensified by mindfully holding postures for several breaths, awakening your body and clearing your mind. Explore the details of each posture at a comfortable pace as you allow your body to deepen into a stretch or pause in a strength building pose. Find true balance in this moving meditation.
Vinyasa Flow will get you energized while helping you build strength and flexibility. This upbeat, creative yoga practice, seamlessly linking breath and movement, will keep you present as you learn to move gracefully in and out of poses. Utilizing Sun Salutations, strength building and connected movements, Vinyasa Yoga will build confidence and help you stay present and centered. Flowing around the obstacles that come your way, this energetic practice will empower you with the strength to face anything. Some yoga experience preferred as moves at a faster pace. Be prepared to practice inversions and arm balancing postures.
Vin Yin is the perfect combination of Yang and Yin. For the first half of class will begin with a warming Vinyasa sequence (Yang) of sun salutes and standing poses that work the muscles bringing heat, strength, and awareness into the body. For the 2nd half of class, we will move into a more quiet, still space. Staying on the floor, we will hold postures using the support of props such as bolsters, blocks, straps, etc. for 3-5 minutes (which can be very meditative and calming), activating and working the connective tissue in our joints, and in doing so, increase flexibility and mobility in the spine, hips and shoulders. This class will challenge you and awaken your senses. Vin Yin provides the best of both worlds.
Level 3 – Intermediate
Level 3 classes are designed for those who have a good understanding of the basic yoga postures, and have begun to explore a wider variety of poses and styles. The intermediate student understands the relationship between breath and movement.
Heated Hatha is a steady paced class that uses postures (asanas) and stretches in combination with the breath (pranayama) to develop strength, flexibility and relaxation. You can expect to start with relaxing breathing exercises to prepare the body and mind for your practice. We will then warm up the body with sun salutations. Vinyasa is integrated as we move into standing and strengthening postures. You can expect movements that include balancing, twisting, and stretching. Poses are generally held a little longer and focus is given on alignment. We will work on more challenging postures such as arm balancing and inversions. Class winds down with gentle floor work, and ends in deep relaxation. Our heated classes are heated to approximately 85-90 degrees.
Heated Vinyasa Flow will get you energized while helping you build strength and flexibility. This upbeat, creative yoga practice, seamlessly linking breath and movement, will keep you present as you learn to move gracefully in and out of poses. Utilizing Sun Salutations, strength building and connected movements, Vinyasa Yoga will build confidence and help you stay present and centered. Flowing around the obstacles that come your way, this energetic practice will empower you with the strength to face anything. Some yoga experience preferred as moves at a faster pace. Be prepared to practice inversions and arm balancing postures. Our heated classes are heated to approximately 85-90 degrees.