Yoga 1 – This is a great class to start with if you’re new to yoga.
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. Poses are typically all on the floor, without standing poses.
This class focuses on building strength & flexibility, breath awareness, body alignment, and honoring oneself. We will work 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 incorporates standing and balance poses.
Yoga 3 – Previous yoga experience recommended.
We’ll use the breath-initiated functional movements we’ve worked on in Yoga 1 and Yoga 2 to create strength & flexibility while building up heat in the body and getting the blood pumping. This class typically includes Sun Salutations – a series of poses that fluidly chain together and flow from standing to laying on the belly and back up – pacing varies.
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 work 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.