Class Descriptions

MIXED LEVEL FLOW

Mixed Level Flow classes are appropriate for all levels. Classes will offer options for students at beginning, intermediate, and advanced stages in their practice, so each student can explore their practice at their own pace. Classes may start slow, building up a flow, and end with calming, restorative poses. Expect standing poses, balancing poses (both hands and feet), preparation for inversions with the option to advance, backbends, twists, forward bends, and rest. The teacher will modify and offer variations for all levels that show up to class. 

BEGINNING FLOW

Beginning Flow classes are the introduction to the style of yoga commonly known as Vinyasa Flow. Introduction and breakdown of Sun Salutations, standing poses, and linking poses together with breathing are included in each class. You will learn the foundations of a flow class with a slower pace. Classes may also include introduction to backbends, twists, forward bends and inversions.

INTERMEDIATE FLOW

Classes build on the foundations learned in Beginning Flow. Classes will include: Sun Salutations A, introduction to Sun Salutation B, variations on other Sun Salutations and standing poses strung together to create a dance like flow. Introduction to and exploration of Level 2 poses will be woven in throughout the class. These poses may include: arm balances, backbends, forward bends, twists, and inversions. Expect to move with your breath mindfully throughout class, as this is a faster paced class. Not appropriate for those individuals with wrist or shoulder injury. Experience with Vinyasa Flow (Beginning Flow as a prerequisite) is recommended.

advanced FLOW

Classes are fast paced and link poses together using the breath. Classes usually include Sun Salutations A,B, and C- the instructor may string together a series of poses to create a flow that will increase the heart rate and heat up the body. Advanced poses will be explored, such as: deep backbends, intricate arm balances, and holding inversions for 2-5 minutes. This Advanced Practice provides an opportunity to work on building your strength, with like-minded yogis who want to advance their practice. You DO NOT need to be able to do any of these poses to enjoy this class; just come with the willingness to engage your fears, and prepare to both sweat and have fun! Not appropriate for beginners.

FLOW + RESTORE

Classes are a perfect combination of active work and deep rest. Most classes start slow, build up heat through flow and poses with modifications for all-levels, ending with restorative, supported asana, with plenty of time for rest and relaxation. A balance of work and surrender to leave you feeling strong and mellow.

BABY & ME

Baby & Me is a class for both the postpartum mom and the newborn to pre-walking baby. Interaction, music, play and fun with baby are included in class, as well as asana for the new mom such as shoulder and chest opening, rebuilding core strength, restorative postures, and chanting/breathing with baby.

KIDS YOGA

Children will play with poses relating to nature and animals. By utilizing art, music, and games, we will explore yoga asana and even a little philosophy. Students can expect an energetic class with lots of movement that will end with calm relaxation.

Prenatal YogA

This class is designed to create an environment where you can connect with your baby, and get a fantastic workout that is safe, effective for labor, and postpartum. Techniques include: Yoga Postures (Stretching, Strengthening, Endurance) Breathing, Deep Relaxation, Manta and Restorative as well as therapeutic practice for milk production, and pelvic strengthening pre- and post-partum and Baby OM - a yoga practice for both the postpartum mom and the newborn to pre-walking baby. Interaction, communication, touch, play and fun with baby are included in class, as well as asana for the new mom such as shoulder and chest opening, rebuilding core strength, restorative postures, and chanting/breathing with baby.

MIXED LEVEL Iyengar

A system of yoga named after the yoga instructor, B.K.S Iyengar, who was practicing and teaching yoga until his death at age 95. This style emphasizes precision, sequence and subtlety. Postures may be held for more extended periods of time, allowing an intensive investigation of the deeper layers of practice.

Pilates Mat

This all-levels class focuses on the traditional Pilates mat-work exercises. Included in this focus are the Pilates Principles. They are: concentration, control, center, fluidity, precision, breath, imagination, intuition, and integration. The exercises are presented with an emphasis on proper and efficient use of the torso muscles, or core, resulting in strengthened and lengthened muscles, improved posture, and a greater awareness of body alignment. Modifications and variations are used when appropriate, as well as therabands, balls, blocks and foam rollers.

GENTLE YOGA

This is a vinyasa flow-style class with an emphasis on core work, including: abdominal strengthening, hip opening, low back strengthening or stretching, and pelvic floor awareness. Preparation for inversions also includes strong core awareness and work. Expect a full spectrum class at a moderate pace.

RESTORATIVE YOGA

Restorative Yoga is appropriate for all levels. Poses are supported with props such as blankets, blocks, chairs and held for a longer period of time (5-10 minutes) to encourage the body & mind to rest & restore. A perfect class for those looking to slow down, release stress, and gently open the body. Introduction to pranayama (breath work) may be taught, as well as inversions such as legs up the wall.

YOGA Core

This is a vinyasa flow-style class with an emphasis on core work, including: abdominal strengthening, hip opening, low back strengthening or stretching, and pelvic floor awareness. Preparation for inversions also includes strong core awareness and work. Expect a full spectrum class at a moderate pace.

YOGA HIIT

This class combines HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) with a traditional overall body workout that targets the abs, legs, and butt....it incorporates cardio along with strength and balance exercises.

YIN YOGA

Yin Yoga uses long held floor based postures to temporarily "stress" the deep connective Yin tissues in the body. Deep connective tissues in the body do not respond the same as muscles. They are able to resist brief stresses but slowly change when a moderate stress is maintained for a longer period of time (3-5 mins). Holding this stress with a connective tissue, to an appropriate edge, with muscles relaxed, for an extended period of time, creates a change in its fluids and results in a lengthening of the tissue and a feeling of space. This allows a greater movement of chi through the area, maintaining the health of the meridian system of the body, which is enjoyable and promotes the healing response.

NIA

Done barefoot to diverse and inspiring music, Nia is a transformational movement practice that teaches you to LISTEN, EXPRESS and CONNECT with your mind- body-spirit both inside and outside of the studio. Nia draws from dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to create purposeful movement that will help you compassionately condition.

Individual Yoga Instruction (By appointment)

A practice designed for the individual needs of the student. For more information, please contact us.

 

GUIDELINES & ETIQUETTE:

  • If you are new to yoga we suggest you try several different styles of classes to find which is appropriate for you.

  • Arrive 5-10 minutes before class to sign-in and set up.

  • No reservations are required, but some classes fill up.

  • Notify the instructor of any injuries before class.

  • Mats and props are provided for your use.

  • Wear comfortable clothing you can move in.

  • Avoid eating 1-2 hours before class if possible.

  • Turn off cell phones.

  • Class begins and ends with a silent relaxation.

  • Take valuables inside the studio.

  • Leave shoes outside of the studio. If you are late or need to leave early, be mindful and courteous of your fellow students.

  • Be patient and work at your own pace. Breathe. Progress comes with practice.