Class Description

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Vinyasa Yoga 

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.

 

Tridosha Yoga

Tridosha 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 level 1 classes

If you see the number 1 listed after a class it indicates a level one Yoga class, which are 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.

 

Restorative Yoga 

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.

 

Chair Yoga

This fun low impact class is 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.

 

 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.

 

Ayurvedic Yoga

Ayurvedic Yoga draws from ancient Ayurvedic principals and combines them with the teachings of ParaYoga. The result is a methodical practice that is skillfully designed for creating a specific physical and energetic effect. The intention behind each class is ultimately influenced by one of the three Doshas, or constitutions. The Doshas can be identified in our physical bodies as well as our personalities and our tendencies. We have all three of the doshas in us, but the ratio varies from person to person. Thus, the class that is appropriate for you will vary based on the current Dosha that is out of balance for you. The classes will challenge you in the way of asking you to do the opposite of what your tendencies are. The results; Transformation and balance. All classes will utilize pranayama, meditation, kriyas, bandhas, chanting, mantra, and mudras to accelerate the transformation process.

 

(V) This class will emphasize grounding and stabilizing the body and the mind. Stiff, hypermobile, anxious, fatigued; if any of these words resonate, this is the class for you. We will practice reining in our mind and dispersed energy, and then harnessing that potential for deep internal stillness in order for us to be more effective in the world. You will leave feeling balanced and embodied.

(P) This class emphasizes cooling and softening techniques. Competitive, adrenaline junkie, effortful; if any of these words resonate with you, this is the class for you. We will practice approaching the poses with ease and gentleness. The poses will not lack physical effort, but will focus on the extent and mindset that you attempt them with. You will leave feeling soothed and fluid.

(K) This will be the most invigorating of the Ayurvedic classes. We will combat lethargy, stagnation, apathy, and sluggish digestion. If any of these words resonate with you, this is the class for you. The focus will be on rekindling the fire within us that governs our drive and enthusiasm in life. You will leave this class feeling enlivened and revitalized.

 

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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