Yoga (Levels 1, 1/2, 2, 2/3)
A physical practice of poses to create awareness in the body and mind. There are many styles of Hatha Yoga, and all styles aim to create a balance of strength & flexibility for the mind, body and spirit. Level 1 and 1/2 are appropriate for beginners, and Levels 2 and 2/3 are for experienced practitioners.
Vinyasa/Power Flow Yoga
An active style of yoga where postures flow one into the other and focus on cultivating breath with movement. These classes are appropriate for those who are physically fit and free from major injuries. Sun Salutations and standing poses flow together and other challenging postures are practiced, such as backbends, arm balances, and inversions. Level 1 and 1/2 are appropriate for beginners, and Levels 2 and 2/3 are for experienced practitioners with at least 6 months of practice.
his 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.
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.
This all-levels class focuses on the traditional Pilates Matwork 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.
Postures sometimes done with props (blankets, bolsters, chairs, etc.) and held for a longer time which allows the body and nervous system to deeply relax.
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.