Class Descriptions

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. 

Vinyasa PUMP

Vinyasa 2/3 meets weights, body weight exercises such as squats & lunges, and a touch of cardio. Sculpt your entire body and renew your mind. Come prepared to sweat with a towel, water, and your mat!

HIIT + SCULPT

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.

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.

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.

RESTORATIVE YOGA

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.

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.