Vinyasa: Vinyasa (Sanskrit for "breath-synchronized movement") is a faster-paced, heat-building class in which all movements flow from one to another on an inhale or exhale. Postures run together and become like a dance, with the breath guiding the way. Movements are based on the Sun Salutation and include a variety of sequences. There are many different ways to practice Vinyasa yoga, but the common theme is that the practice is focused on continual, fluid movement. For that reason, an understanding of Sun Saluations and breath technique (taught in the Intro Series and Beginner classes) are helpful.
Chillax' Yoga Lounge (Vinyasa/Yin): It's time to totally chillax' in this Vinyasa/Yin combination class. Students will enjoy movement and stretching designed to wind down, flow and let go. Set to bluesy tunes, this is the perfect class for getting smooth, mellow and free.
Hatha Basics: This is a slow-paced, gentle Hatha class for beginners, those healing injuries, senior citizens and anybody needing time and space to take care of themselves. Props will be used allowing ample opportunity to nurture the body and come into postures that feel comfortable and healing for each student.
Yin: Yin is designed to gently stretch connective tissue by holding a pose for a long time. The body will respond by making these tissues longer and stronger. Although connective tissue is found in every bone, muscle and organ, it's most concentrated at the joints. If you don't use your full range of joint flexibility, the connective tissue will slowly shorten to the minimum length needed to accommodate your activities. A Yin approach works to promote flexibility in areas often perceived as non-malleable, especially the hips, pelvis and lower spine. You can bring balance to your life and body by adding a Yin practice into your current yoga practice or fitness routine at least once a week.
Restorative: Restorative classes are about savoring rest and relaxation. Postures are soothing and calming, the breath is smooth and deep and the mind has ample opportunity to empty and unwind. Postures are accessible to every body and classes end with an extra long final relaxation. In Restorative classes you can expect quiet moments of reflection and lots of time to simply be. Comfortable layers and socks are invited and encouraged.
Prenatal: Linking yoga postures with the breath will lead you to new discoveries, bringing awareness to the mind, body and spirit and also the spirit of your baby. These classes, practiced in a calm and peaceful environment, will help strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort. Class postures will include: gentle warm up; standing postures to encourage leg and pelvic floor strength and endurance; balance postures, which can be practiced at the wall, to strengthen core muscles and assist in focus and concentration; hip openers to aid in keeping muscles around the pelvic area strong but flexible; restorative postures to help the whole body to relax as well as allowing time for breath work and visualization; and final resting pose to allow the integration of the practice and space to just be. All levels of yoga experience and all trimesters of pregnancy welcome.