"All Levels" (Hatha) - This all levels class will encourage you to return to the seat of your own wisdom and power to bring healing, balance and peace to your entire being.Classes may include vinyasa flow sequencing, traditional asanas including balance poses and inversions, and longer holds opening up the connective tissues. It is a full body work-in which builds strength, flexibility, balance and endurance. Pranayama, and meditation are also included. A focus on honoring where you are at in your practice and understanding of your body’s appropriate modifications will be emphasized. The morning hatha yoga classes tend to be more active and energizing and the evening hatha yoga classes more relaxing.
Gentle Hatha - If you want a more relaxing practice with focus on breathing and stretching this class is for you. We will warm up the body slowly and gently and then move into some standing poses before we head back to the floor for a cool down and Savasana.
Yin Yoga - Have you heard of yin yoga? It's a relatively new term given to a different stye of yoga: long holds of poses (mostly on the floor) that open up your connective tissues, tendons, and ligaments; or restorative yoga which allows your body to sink into the parasympathetic nervous system and heal. The term "yin yoga" is based on Taoist principles of Yin and Yang - complimentary forces. This style of yoga provides a healthy way for the body to re-calibrate and restore after workouts and more yang activities (including power or vinyasa yoga).
Restorative Yoga Nidra - Take time for yourself. Tap into a state of deep relaxation. No effort is required. Students listen and follow verbal instructions that bring awareness to different areas. The process involves welcoming what is present in the body and mind, and our emotions and thoughts begin to grow calmer. This practice of yoga nidra has been found to reduce tension and anxiety. In the process, discover and connect to that which is always peaceful and at ease. During this hour and fifteen minutes, you will be guided in a relaxing restorative yoga practice (gentle asana on the floor) and then introduced to yoga nidra. The guided meditation will be up to 25 minutes. Please eat sparingly one or more hours before class. Wear comfortable clothing to relax in and come to relax.