Chakra Flow Yoga (heated) – 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. Class is heated to approximately 80-85 degrees.
Flow Yoga classes maintain awareness and focus on the breath while moving through a series of postures. The sequence of postures may be different from class to class, but always follow an intelligent progression that moves from basic to complex. This style of yoga builds heat, flexibility and strength, while maintaining focus on good alignment and sound structure. Postures may be held for longer periods of time, and will flow together to unite the body to the breath and mind.
Gentle Melt Yoga is designed for those who prefer a class less vigorous. 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. We include Yin poses as well. Class is warm under our infrared lights. Ideal for students with chronic symptoms such as muscle/joint pain, stiffness, weakness, or fatigue.
Power Yoga is more challenging vinyasa flow class that combines the alignment and deep focus of Iyengar with the fluidity and energy of Ashtanga, using breath as the vehicle. This form of yoga challenges the mind, the body, and the spirit to work as one to detox, heal, and open the individual physically, emotionally and spiritually.
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 is a flowing sequence of movements, in which the asanas (poses) and prana (energy/breath) are inter-connected. In a slow flow class, some of the poses are held for several breath cycles to refine the posture of the body, mind and heart. Classical yoga poses are taught, along with variations and a few “twists”, to help keep the mind attentive and the body and mind interested. In each class, we will practice being present, while building strength and flexibility along with resilience of the mind, body and spirit.
Vin Yin Yoga 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 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.
** Hot classes are heated to 90-95 degrees**