Six Week Beginning Series
In this six week beginners class we will cover alignment principles for basic asana groups. You will learn standing postures, basic backbends, twists and seated poses. Breath practices will be introduced. This is a mat class with poses practiced on the floor. Appropriate for those with no prior yoga experience and those who would like a refresher course.
Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:15 pm
March 5 -April 9
Hatha Flow – all Levels
Flowing sequences and poses with longer holds. Attention to alignment and breath in the pose. Seated and reclined pranayama practices introduced. Inversions may be introduced, with modifications to make poses accessible to all.
Vinyasa Flow – Mixed Levels
Sun Salutations, flowing sequences and poses with longer holds. Attention to alignment. Inversions may be included. Seated and reclined pranayama practices. Not recommended for students with injuries. Previous experience with Sun Salutations preferred.
Gentle Flow – All Levels
Flowing standing sequences and floor work for those with some previous yoga experience who would like a more gentle pace or strong beginners. Poses modified for those who would like more challenging holds.
Poses will be sequenced with attention to alignment and modified to accommodate an individual’s practice. Attention to the breath while holding poses to quiet the mind and settle the nervous system.
Power Flow Level 1 & 2
In Power flow expect a yoga practice that is strong, stretchy, sweaty and fun. Expect a creative and intelligently sequenced flow, followed by deep relaxation in the final resting pose, Savasana. It is recommended students have taken a Vinyasa style class prior to attending, however modifications are always offered so you can customize the practice to your body.
Restorative – All Levels
Support your nervous system with deep rest and relaxation.
Poses will be held from 5 to 20 minutes, assisted by props as you move into deep stillness. Typically 4 – 6 poses are practiced, including gentle backbends, twists, seated folds and a refreshing savasana. Good for beginners and all levels.
The word “Vinyasa” can be translated as “appropriate placement”. Poses are linked together in a flowing movement, following the breath. Vinyasa also describes a specific sequence of poses (Chatarunga dandasana, cobra or upward dog to downward facing dog)often used between poses and are an integral component of the Sun Salutation.
Yin Yoga is a very accessible practice for all body types and all levels of experience. Yin refers to the deeper aspects of the body; the joints, ligaments, and connective tissue. Yin Yoga is practiced on the floor and the poses are held for a bit longer using breath and focused attention. The pace is more relaxed and the benefits are huge! If you are looking for a gentle way into the practice or you are looking to add a meditative, restorative aspect to your existing practice, try a Yin class!
Yin & Vin All Levels
This class if the perfect combo of effort and ease. In the first half of class you will experience Yin postures and meditation to aid in flexibility and promote mindfulness. In the second half of class, you will experience a tension relieving flow practice designed to heat up your muscles and calm the mind, followed by the final resting pose, Savasana.
Yoga for Strength & Flexibility All Levels
Beginners and ongoing students. Hatha style basic poses that include: core work, standing postures, mild backbends, twists and short flowing sequences. Use of props and modifications to make each pose your own.