Restorative Yoga with Reiki & Singing Bowls – Restorative yoga is intended to be a healing and restoring experience. Throughout the class, you will be guided through settling into deeply relaxing poses using a variety of props (bolsters, blankets, blocks, and straps). Here you can start to soften and release. This is a unique way to ‘just be' and reconnect with your breath and inner space. This particular restorative class will often offer reiki (a compassionate touch healing modality) and singing bowls to help you relax even further. Appropriate for anyone who is comfortable getting up and down from the floor.
Restorative with Singing Bowls – Everyone has a vibration that is a signature of their health and wellbeing. Similar to a musical instrument that can fall out of tune through use, our bodies can also fall out of vibrational harmony and potentially develop illness. Stress and negativity create blockages of a healthy flow of energy, showing up in the energy field around our body as lower energy disturbances at first and later as illness in our physical body.
Singing bowls are one of the most powerful ways to re-tune us to health, physically and mentally, since 70% of the human body is made up of water and the soothing and resonant sound created by singing bowls affects our body on a cellular level and takes us to a deep relaxation.
Each bowl emits a soothing vibration that radiates out negative energy. Sound and vibration is well known for reducing stress, improving concentration, stimulating life force flow in the body, harmonizing the chakras, synchronizing the brain hemispheres and removing mental and emotional negativity, etc.
In this class, we will be relaxing in some restorative poses with all kinds of props while enjoying the bath of sound and vibration.
Deep Stretch (Yin) – Yin yoga is intended to help counter the effects of a very active lifestyle (running, cardio workouts, weight lifting, etc.) by using time and gravity to stretch into the connective tissues and joints of the body. Yin yoga poses are passive, usually on the floor and typically held for 3 - 5 minutes. This static stressing of the connective tissues causes the body to reshape and strengthen these tissues, making them more flexible. This time frame also cultivates stillness in our mind and body allowing space for us to be mindfully in the moment.
Gentle Yoga – This class will help you relax and unwind while getting movement throughout the body using asanas (poses). This class also may include breathing techniques, creative use of props and a guided meditation. Pose modifications will be presented to allow you to personalize your practice, and allow the practice to meet you where you are - today (because every day is different). This is a great class to start with if you're new to yoga. Participants should be comfortable getting up and down from the floor.
Up to Zen Friday Freestyle – Join us every Friday evening for a class designed to help you work out the stress of the week and slide into a relaxing weekend. This class will change week-to-week, but we will announce the class topic in advance! Class choices are likely to rotate around: myofascial release with the small and large balls, yin/deep stretch, exploring mudras (hand positions) and yoga philosophy, meditation, yoga nidra (conscious sleep meditation), and once per month this will be a full restorative class with reiki. Check Facebook and the chalkboard to see what is happening weekly!
Yoga Basics – This class is designed around foundational principles of yoga, including finding safe alignment in poses, learning the feeling of a posture, exploring the use of props to change and enhance your practice, noticing and controlling the patterns of your breath, and calming the mind. This is perfect for beginners or anyone who would like to delve back into the basics of yoga.
Yoga Foundations – This Viniyoga inspired class focuses on breath expansion, breath initiated movements, self-pacing and function over form. We slowly build poses from the ground up and from the inside out at the pace of your breath. This class is accessible to everyone and everyone is welcome!
Slow Flow – Some previous yoga experience recommended.
This class is dedicated to creating space within! We link breath and movement to strengthen our mind body connections. We focus on sequencing, a variety of asana (poses), breath awareness and strength to expand our practice to new places.
Vinyasa – Some previous yoga experience recommended.
Experience seventy-five minutes of active vinyasa yoga focused on connecting breath and movement to clear the mind, tone the body and lift the spirit. Pranayama and meditation will also be introduced to deepen your practice.
Yin-Yang Yoga (Yin/Vinyasa) – Some previous yoga experience recommended.
This class blends strengthening and softening elements with the purpose of balancing the body. We will combine an invigorating Vinyasa practice with long held deep Yin style stretches to cultivate mindfulness and a focused and meditative mind. Suitable for those who have some yoga experience looking to balance their strength and flexibility.
Warming Vinyasa – Some previous yoga experience recommended.
This class heats the body from inside out. The focus is on building strength & flexibility, breath awareness, body alignment, and honoring oneself. Emphasis is placed on finding your challenge while encouraging props and modifications, building your practice and confidence. This is your time to reduce stress, reconnect, relax, and have fun!