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A class designed for beginners or those who would like to work at a slower pace. Beginner classes are ideal for building a strong foundation and understanding the philosophy and basic postures of Hatha Yoga.
Inspired by Ana Forrest, this practice emphasizes deep conscious breath, core strength and intelligent sequencing that builds to a peak pose. This intensive strength, flexibility and alignment-focused practice is supported by caring hands-on assists. Students working with injuries and healing are welcome.
Cultivating the tools for internal experience, Hatha Yoga integrates physical postures (asanas), attention to energy and patterns of the breath (pranayama) and concentration (dharana). All of the physical yoga asana practices are considered Hatha yoga. This class description generally means there are no/ minimal sun salutations and chataranga (push-up) transitions.
HATHA (BY DONATION)
This is an all levels class taught by graduates of our teacher training program.
A slow to moderate paced flowing practice that incorporates alignment details. This class is intended to be a midpoint between Hatha and Vinyasa in pace and activity level.
Named after Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar, Iyengar Yoga emphasizes correct alignment of all parts of the body within each yoga pose. This precision builds strength, stamina, balance and flexibility. Each class is sequenced to bring about holistic health and lead students to exist fully and vibrantly in the present moment. Iyengar yoga makes use of props to help achieve correct alignment, release tension, and promote steadiness and ease in the postures. Regular practice integrates the body, mind and emotions. Iyengar Yoga can be practiced by all, everyone is welcome.
We will explore the alignment principles and vinyasa of Ashtanga Yoga. Classes will be either half or full primary series.
An all levels, self-paced Ashtanga practice. Students are taught the classic Ashtanga sequences pose-by-pose. The teacher assists and adjusts practitioners individually. Beginners and those with a therapeutic self-practice welcome.
Following the 6 week postpartum check-up, this class is designed for women to slowly and safely regain core and pelvic muscular support and to recuperate physically and emotionally from childbirth. Nursing, diaper changing, and supporting babies is welcome throughout and this is a great opportunity to meet other mothers. Babies are welcome until crawling age.
This class is designed for pregnant women to enhance the mind and body’s ability to comfortably move through the phases of pregnancy and prepare for childbirth. All stages of pregnancy welcome and supported. A great place to be in community of other mothers. Partners and caregivers welcome.
Designed to rejuvenate the parasympathetic nervous system, a class that induces deep relaxation through a minimal series of passive, supported poses. Please arrive to this class 15 minutes early.
STRETCH, RELEASE & HEAL
This class combines light to moderate stretches and restorative postures. It focuses on releasing tension, mental and physical fatigue, and on letting go negative beliefs and attitudes as a basis for healing.
A dynamic practice linking breath with movement, fostering an active, moving meditation. Vinyasa classes include sun salutations in their sequencing.
Yin Yoga is a passive style of yoga, associated with Chinese Meridian theory, in which poses are held for minutes at a time. Yin works at the level of connective tissues and promotes circulation along the energetic pathways. It releases deeply held tension below the musculature, boosts organ function, and promotes emotional wellness. It is an ideal complement to movement-based, yang-oriented activities.
YOGA FOR EVERY BODY
A yoga practice for every body, moving mindfully at a slower pace through foundational Hatha postures. Variations and modifications are offered for every pose. Props encouraged. Special attention towards awareness of the senses. Where are you in this given day? How should we work in this moment?
Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep,” is the art of conscious relaxation. Yoga Nidra is practiced while lying down as the instructor guides you through the layers of the body and mind, penetrating unconscious material, allowing you to release old body/mind patterns that keep you stuck in a “less than amazing” reality. Reduce stress, improve digestion, and prepare the mind for deeper, better quality sleep. Yoga Nidra is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing: there is no physical practice.
Yoga Shanti (meaning Peace in Sanskrit) is designed to inspire yogis to find their still point & intuitive essence. Offered as a meditative experience, students will build knowledge of how asanas support the body in its healing, additionally using the benefits of guided meditation, aromatherapy and rhythmic breath work. The poses are held for a long duration & the practice is gentle and supported, allowing you to find your way to a deep opening of body, mind & spirit.
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