CLASS

DESCRIPTIONS

PRACTICE AT YOUR OWN PACE
IN A SAFE AND RELAXING ENVIRONMENT.

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Yoga Classes

BEGIN YOUR YOGA JOURNEY TODAY

All of our classes are taught following an intelligent sequencing model and infused with time-honored yoga philosophy. We believe that a strong yoga practice reveals itself through the intelligence of the work and intuitive grace, not the biggest or bendiest poses. This established teaching methodology not only ensures the physical body is prepared to safely move and transition through a thoughtfully planned asana (physical) practice, but it enriches all our students with a holistic yoga experience of movement and meditation. All students in our studio are encouraged to practice at their own pace and modifications and variations are always offered, making each class a unique opportunity for beginners and long-time practitioners to practice as a community.

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Vinyasa Yoga

MIXED LEVELS VINYASA

E N E R G I Z I N G

D Y N A M I C

B R E A T H - C E N T E R E D

“Vinyasa” is derived from the Sanskrit term nyasa, which means “to place,” and the prefix vi, “in a special way.”  It is a style of yoga that links mindful movement and intentional breath to attain balance in the mind and body. The flowing and creative nature of the sequencing unfolds with an inherent harmony and intelligence as it takes a step-by-step approach to safely and systematically transitioning from one posture to the next through a series of seated, standing, and floor-based postures.  Because each movement is synchronized with the power of inhalation and exhalation, vinyasa yoga is a dynamic, invigorating, and sometimes challenging practice which has a soothing effect on all the systems of the body.  Our teachers are comfortable teaching to multiple levels of practitioners and are experts at offering safe, knowledgeable, and consistent instruction and modifications to both beginners and longtime practitioners. Optional opportunities may also be offered to explore deeper expressions and more challenging variations of the physical postures to build strength and stability, improve balance, and connect to the breath.  

"Vinyasa yoga teaches us to cultivate an awareness that links each action to the next—on the mat and in our lives."

~ Shiva Rea

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CANDLELIGHT YIN YOGA

D E E P   S T R E T C H E S

C O N T E M P L A T I V E

R E L E A S I N G

Candelight Yin Yoga is a relaxing, soothing, and healing yoga experience which takes place immersed in the warm glow of candlelight and beautiful ambient lighting. Yin yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. The yin aspect of the practice focuses on the stillness, the unmoving and unseen, the less flexible and more taut connective tissues in the body. A passive and contemplative practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes. With a focus on stillness, yin influences the subtle energy in the body and targets mostly the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, and lower spine. Longer holds work to unwind and release the deeper, less flexible, and taut connective tissues surrounding layers of muscle, making it an effective complement to a more dynamic Yang practice.

 

“You need to experience this to really know what Yin Yoga is all about.  

After you have experienced it, even just once, you will realize that you have been doing only half of the asana practice.

~ Bernie Clark

GOOD MORNING YOGA

R E F R E S H I N G

S L O W E R - P A C E D

M I N D F U L

If you are looking for a way to begin your day feeling refreshed, clear-headed, and energized, Good Morning Yoga is the perfect class for you. Enjoy a spaciously paced and breath-centered practice that calms the mind and creates balance throughout the physical and energy system of the body. Move mindfully through a well-rounded and accessible sequence of reclined, seated, and standing postures aimed at reinforcing both the inner and outer foundations of your practice.  The mindful and intentional nature of this class will leave you feeling lighter and more relaxed as you move forward into the moments of your day.  A perfect class for all practitioners, regardless of prior yoga experience, who are looking to create sustainability and longevity in their practice.

“Yoga is not just repetition of few postures. It is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life.”

~ Amit Ray

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TGIF GONG FLOW

I N V I G O R A T I N G

F L O W I N G

M E D I T A T I V E

This Bhakti-inspired Friday evening practice is a perfect way to unwind the week and feel refreshed and ready for the weekend.  TGIF Gong Flow is a well-rounded and energetic vinyasa yoga practice consisting of breathwork and asanas (seated, standing, and reclined physical postures) designed to benefit all levels of students.  Bhakti Yoga is often called Yoga of the Heart, a pathway of Love and Devotion. The creative nature of the sequencing unfolds with an inherent harmony and intelligence as it takes a step-by-step breath-synchronized approach to safely and systematically transitioning from one posture to the next.  Your practice will conclude with a 15-minute Gong meditation.  The Gong is an ancient transformational and therapeutic instrument. It generates powerful multi-dimensional ripples of sound that grow into waves and bathe your entire body in streams of sound.  The experience is often described as otherworldly, rhythmic, and purifying. During the Gong Meditation, multiple Gongs and mallets are used to bring out the full spectrum of vibrations and frequencies, stimulating and resonating all cells in the human body simultaneously and recalibrating the parasympathetic nervous system.  All you have to do is let go and let the sound of the Gongs do the work. The experience is effortless and the results profound. 

“The Gong is a brotherhood of tones perfectly united and blended, a cosmic entity."


- Dane Rudhyar

RELAX AND RESTORE

R E L A X I N G

C A L M I N G

S U P P O R T I V E

Relax and Restore is a relaxing, soothing, and healing yoga experience. This very gentle and restorative practice helps to alleviate the physical and mental effects of everyday stress and eases common ailments such as headaches, backaches, anxiety, and insomnia by encouraging the entire body to melt into a state of deep relaxation through the use of longer-held passive postures which are fully supported by blankets, bolsters, straps, sand bags, and blocks. The entire class takes place on the floor and is an ideal class for someone who may be experiencing grief, high levels of stress, recovering from illness, or have injuries that need an even higher level of mindfulness and extra gentle movement. 

"Taking time out each day to relax and renew is essential to living well."

~ Judith Hanson Lasater

Yoga and Meditation

YOGA AND MEDITATION

N U R T U R I N G

P E A C E F U L

R E L A X I N G

Invite the rejuvenating energy of a softer approach in this relaxing Yoga and Meditation class. Nourish your body with mindful movement consisting of accessible standing, seated, and reclined postures which promote healthy range of motion and cultivate a greater mind-body-breath awareness. Explore your practice at a slower pace with an appropriate amount of time given to establish proper alignment, steadiness, and ease in your body, while simultaneously cultivating a greater mind-body-breath connection. This class concludes with a 10-minute guided meditation which will vary from week to week. Meditation practices such as visualization, breath awareness, sound healing, mantra, vipassana (insight), metta (loving-kindness), are widely recognized for their profound benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep and concentration, and increasing overall happiness and well-being.

Meditation is a process of lightening up, of trusting the basic goodness of what we have and who we are,

and of realizing that any wisdom that exists, exists in what we already have."

~ Pema Chodron

STRENGTHEN AND STABILIZE

F U N C T I O N A L   M O V E M E N T

C O R E   D E V E L O P M E N T

S T A B I L I Z A T I O N

Strengthen and Stabilize is a unique class designed to help students develop a deeper connection to the stabilizing core muscles in the body using a lightweight ring called a Magic Circle. The Magic Circle is a Pilates tool created by founder Joseph Pilates that's intended to help practitioners find their center.  This flexible ring provides gentle to moderate resistance that offers muscular feedback and develops muscle control, promotes balance, improves posture and range of motion, and increases strength in the thighs, arms, chest, and throughout the body. It is not intended to provide a heavy strength “workout”; instead, this prop is mindfully integrated into the body using functional and poised movements that support body symmetry while simultaneously enhancing a greater mind, body, breath connection.  Some complementary light yoga asana (postures) will be incorporated.  The accessible and spaciously paced nature of this class makes it the perfect class for anyone to participate in.  Magic Circles are provided for each class but are limited to what we have on hand.  Please sign up in advance to reserve your ring and your space.

 

"Change happens through movement, and movement heals.

Above all, learn how to breathe correctly."

~ Joseph H. Pilates