The beginner class introduces the fundamental principles of alignment and breath work in a flow of postures linked together by the breath. Students will be introduced to yoga postures through step-by-step verbal description and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability within each pose. Gradually these poses will be linked together into a gentle flowing sequence.
Suggested Pre-Requ: Beginner Basics Series
Restorative yoga is the use of props to support the body in positions of ease and comfort to facilitate relaxation and health. It is a practice of deliberate stillness and requires minimal muscular effort. Restorative yoga poses manipulate our nervous system in such a way that reduces the influence of our activating systems (sympathetic) and increases the efforts of our quieting systems (parasympathetic) so that we may take rest.
If you have never tried yoga, start here! This class series is designed to meet the needs of those new to yoga as well as those seeking continued understanding of basic yoga practice. The basic postures, alignment and philosophy introduced in Beginner Basics will serve as our foundation for each class once you you feel comfortable moving into a Beginner Flow class. Modifications are suggested as needed. No yoga experience necessary. Students are encouraged to repeat this series as often as they like.
All Levels Vinyasa Flow
Vinyasa Yoga is a vigorous yoga class that moves through poses with the pace of your breath. The class is designed for all levels with modifications offered to take the class at your own level and ability on any given day. The sequence of each class will build towards a challenging peak pose(s) to stimulate both the beginner and advanced practitioner. This class will be sweaty and fun and will challenge students of all levels.
A quiet, meditative practice that uses long-held passive poses to enhance and renew the body’s vital energy, prevent joint rigidity and immobility, and nourish the body at the cellular level. Yin aids with digestion, muscle repair, organ detoxification and emotional processing. The long held postures allow the connective tissue (ligaments, tendons, joints, and fascia) to strengthen, and with a consistent practice you will notice postural improvement, increased ease in movement and an overall balanced being.
Pre-Natal Yoga is a practice specially designed for all stages of pregnancy. These classes generally focus on soothing the discomforts that may accompany pregnancy while encouraging one to become fully present and fully connected. The class will also focus on yogic breathing practices and mantra meditations as they have been shown to be extremely useful during the labor and delivery process. A pre-natal yoga practice is an opportunity for mothers to take the time necessary to nourish the whole self ~ mind, body, spirit; connect deeply to the gift of life growing within; and connect with other women in the community.
Power Yoga is a challenging fast moving 45 minute class of consistent poses in flowing transition with a focus on core strength, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and an overall sense of well-being. We will build upon basic yoga poses to target specific muscle groups while maintaining safe alignment to reduce the risk of injury. Students need to feel comfortable with Sun Salutations and advanced poses. This class builds strength and balance physically AND mentally, and leaves you feeling energized. Be ready to sweat!
Pilates mat classes focus on developing core strength, flexibility, balance and stamina. The instructor presents the exercises at multiple levels which allows students to choose to work at a beginning, intermediate, or advanced pace. Students learn to be aware of breathing patterns and spinal alignment while engaging the deep muscles of the core. Various props (e.g. flex bands, foam rollers, rings, light weights, and balls) are incorporated to enhance and intensify the workout. No previous Pilates experience is necessary to join a mat class. (Drop-In OK)
Mommy & Me Yoga
This class is for both baby and parent! We will spend part of the class stretching, breathing, and moving for you and the other part singing and moving playfully with your little yogis. This class has a wide age-range and as your babies become more mobile, it becomes slightly more difficult to practice without them! We have very low expectations in this class! Babies run the show and we follow their lead. Parents are encouraged to nurse, feed, change diapers, take a step away from the group or do whatever they need to do to feel comfortable in the space.
Candlelight Slow Flow
This all-levels class is composed of fluid mindfully transitioning asanas meant to release stress and build body-mind-spirit awareness. An exploratory warm-up is followed by flowing asanas that dive deep into your embodied experience. We will be holding postures that cover the entire body, and focusing on the breath which will help to create a supple and toned body. This class is soft and smooth but always challenging. This class focuses on poses that promote relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation. This is an all levels class, appropriate for beginners and those new to yoga.
This class is the perfect blend of deep muscle toning, stretching, balancing, and cardio vascular intervals guaranteed to pump up your heart rate and burn fat! Barre incorporates the fluidity of ballet, the flexibility of yoga, and the core strengthening of Pilates. It is a structured, easy-to-follow total body workout. This low impact workout combines light weights with other props to ensure you get a challenging workout every time! And best of all—NO DANCE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! All fitness levels welcome.
This class teaches mindfulness exercises that empower you to respond to life's demands with more ease and peace. You will learn to cultivate calm and spaciousness, joy and happiness even when things get tough. We will practice mindfulness meditation for sitting, walking, eating and other everyday life activities. Please come with a curious mind and kind heart to explore this wonderful practice.