Class Descriptions

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.

Moving Meditation Yoga is a class focused at the start of each week that allows you to center and set the intentions for the week ahead. The movement of yoga (yin- calming, stretching, holding, yang- active, energy moving) coupled with the mindfulness of meditation. This is the chance to start the week out with centered intentions and mindfulness. There will be suggested focus and intentions, such as energetic work with the chakras, the yamas and niyayams and basic philosophies but essentially this is a way for you to come and tap into your own intuitions and guide you where you want to be for the week ahead.

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 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.  Slow flowing Vinyasa is a wonderful practice in discovering one’s personal limitations and learning how to move past those limitations.  All levels of Yoga practitioners can find their personal challenges, as they slowly and mindfully move through a series. The pace may be slower, but challenges will be present with difficulties to work through. 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 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. This class moves at a faster pace.

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.

 

* Heated Classes are heated 80-85 degrees*

** Hot classes are heated to 90-95 degrees**