Class Description

Neighborhood Yoga

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Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa is a flowing style of yoga with its foundation in Ashtanga.  The asanas (postures) mirror those of Ashtanga, but are done in a free-flowing sequence.  Each instructor brings their own distinct style and sequence into their instruction.  Vinyasa means “breathe-synchronized movement”, so the postures are timed with the breath.  Vinyasa (or “Vinyasa Flow” or “Flow Yoga”) is fluid; each posture flows into the next, linked together with a series of movements also called a “Vinyasa” (plank, low plank, upward-facing dog, downward-facing dog).  The beauty of this class is that the sequence, or “flow”, can be different in each class, even with the same teacher.  The instructor can focus on different areas of the body from day to day, or modify instruction depending on the demographics of their class.  Vinyasa is appropriate for any ability level, from beginner to advanced practitioner.

 

Health Series Yoga

The Health Series Yoga balances the relaxation/action duality as the primary focus is relaxing and actively releasing any muscular tension not needed for the postures.  The class is made up of a series of 36 postures suitable for introductory to intermediate level students, where each posture is modified to suit each students experience in yoga.  Throughout the class, a relaxation posture and a simple deep breathing technique is practiced between transition points, followed by 2-6 postures.   The sequence balances different postures in order to achieve a balanced flow of energy throughout your entire system. This teaches us how to relax and be confident in even the most difficult of situations, whether during yoga practice or during our daily lives.

 

Yoga Basics

Get back to basics!  This is basic Yoga class, slowed down a bit and open to all skill levels.  Focusing on proper alignment and positioning, with deeper attention being paid to the foundation of your yoga practice, your instructor will guide you through the basics of Yoga postures.  This class is not just for beginners, it is also appropriate for an advanced practitioner looking to get back to basics and utilize a slower-paced class to focus on the fundamentals of Yoga practice.

 

Beginners/Gentle Yoga

New to Yoga?  Want to give it a try without feeling overwhelmed or intimidated?  This gentle class is perfect for the beginner Yogi, or anyone who wants to get back to basics. If you are recovering from an injury or illness, or haven’t practiced Yoga in some time, this is a great class for you.  Vinyasa is the foundation of this class, and focus is given to proper alignment, Yoga terminology, breathe-work, and fundamentals that will build the groundwork for your personal Yoga practice.  By moving at a slower-pace, using props, and breaking down each movement, we make every posture accessible to all students. Special attention is given to a proper Vinyasa.  This is a perfect class if you are interested in trying Yoga but unsure of what to expect or feel intimidated joining a more advanced class. This class is also appropriate for the Yogi who wants to get back to basics and bring greater focus to proper alignment, or work out any other kinks that may be overlooked in a faster-paced class.

 

Relax and Restore

Restorative yoga class is similar to normal yoga class, except that the postures are performed with the support and aid of props. This form of yoga seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation. The use of props makes it easier for you to maintain balance while you are stimulating and relaxing your body. While some restorative yoga poses are beneficial to the entire body, others target specific parts of the body, such as the heart or the lungs. This is a great class for anyone new to yoga, recovering from an injury or just looking for a peaceful and centering complement to your regular practice.

 

Low impact Yoga

Low impact Yoga is a fun class filled with strong, yet simple movements meant to strengthen and tone the body that are done seated in a chair or standing using the chair for support. Low Impact Yoga is open to all ability levels but focuses on those with similar needs, goals and body types.  This energizing class will help you to find enjoyment in moving your body, while reducing stress levels.

 

Empower Yoga 

This is a Power Yoga class with a mindful twist.  Expect a vigorous and revitalizing yoga class balanced with meditation and Yogic breathing. Each class incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, physical and mental stamina and cardio all into one session. The goal of this class is to breathe with intention, move mindfully, and develop body awareness that will serve you on and off the mat.

 

 Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga A quiet, meditative practice where we target the connective tissues, such as ligaments and fascia bringing the body into balance and increasing its natural range of motion. Most poses are done while seated or lying down and are held in stillness for 3-5 minutes giving you the opportunity to observe and bring awareness to the breath and sensations in the body. This deep practice is gentle, yet intense, helping to open the body, but also to cultivate the ability to observe and stay with sensation. A Yin practice will leave you feeling refreshed, renewed and restored.

 

Hatha Yoga

Traditional Hatha yoga disciplines include physical postures (asana), breathing (pranayama), and meditation. Our Hatha classes typically start with relaxing pranayama (breathing exercises) to prepare the body and mind for your practice.  The aim is to set a foundation for deep relaxation.  Then a warm up period, which typically includes sun salutations.  Gentle Vinyasa is integrated as well as standing and strengthening postures.  You can expect movements that include balancing, twisting, and stretching.   Class winds down with gentle floor work, and ends in deep relaxation.

 

Couples Yoga

The Partner style Yoga class is an ideal class for couples who want to unwind and connect with one another in a relaxing, supportive way. Discover how to support and be supported in moving more deeply into poses. You and your partner will gently assist each other into poses that open and unwind tight muscle groups, relieving tension in the back, legs, and shoulders. Then learn how to connect through breath, movement, and balance as you challenge yourself with poses built for two. The mindful movement and playful poses of partner yoga are known to foster cooperation, build courage, and induce laughter.

The most common question we get is: my husband/boyfriend/wife/girlfriend significant other has never done Yoga, will they feel out of place? Answer: NO…not at all. This class is about fun and connection, with no experience required.

 

60 min. Private Classes

If you are new to Yoga and intimidated by the open classroom environment or just looking to take your practice to the next level with a Yoga tune up, a private class may be just what you need.  Private Yoga classes are designed to meet your needs and goals and can be conducted at a time that better suits your schedule with the teacher of your choice. Private lessons allow the teacher to give you the attention needed to develop and deepen your practice at your own pace.
The appropriate time for a student to consider private instruction varies for each person. Such times include when a student:

  • Just getting started with yoga
  • Concerns about injuries or is recovering from illness
  • Seeking to overcome limitations or plateaus in their practice
  • The chance to work more deeply with a particular teacher
 

30 min. Private lesson

These mini sessions are a great add on to your regular practice and can be reserved either before or after any regularly scheduled class.  They are ideal for that posture you’re perfecting or working one on one to find a modification that meetsyour needs. A small personal session is a great way to gain a personal understanding of what you need to progress and thenapply that to your regular Yoga class.

(Our teachers are always open and available to talk with students after class. A 30 min. private just allows you to have the teacher’s undivided attention in a time reserved just for you.)

 

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