Restorative Yoga – Restorative yoga is intended as a healing and restoring experience. After gently acclimating to being on the floor, you will be set up with a variety of bolsters, blankets, blocks, and straps for deeply relaxing poses that can last up to 30 mins. each. Once your body is completely supported, it can drop out of its stress response, allowing for repair and renewal to occur. This is a unique way to just 'be' and reconnect with your breath and higher self. Accessible to everyone.
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.
De-stress & Restore – This class is a mix of gentle stretches and therapeutic sequences followed by fully restorative poses (think of it as a gentle class and a restorative class in one!). This class is a perfect way to learn strategies for pain and stress/anxiety by using props to stretch, strengthen, and then relax and heal. Accessible to everyone.
Chill Out Yoga (Freeform) – This unique class will incorporate open discussions about yoga poses, techniques and concepts. Poses will include gentle stretching, strengthening and centering while focusing on breathing techniques and exploring the use of props. This class is designed to allow space and time for you to examine, develop and nourish your own body, mind and practice. We’ll explore any questions you bring to class!
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.
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 for Everybody – This class is structured around the people who come. We will work to stretch, strengthen, and find balance. We will also work with the breath and may find time for meditation. This is a great class for all levels.
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!
Core Yoga – Previous Yoga experience recommended
In this class we will begin with pranayama, or breath awareness techniques and then stretch, strengthen, and tone the core muscles (shoulders, back, abdomen and hips) from the front to the back of the body.
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 – 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.
Yoga Challenge – Some previous yoga experience recommended.
In this unique class we’ll focus on developing strength in the entire body. We won’t just move through the poses - we’ll build poses from the inside out, cultivating inner strength! Pranayama (breath practice) will be matched with poses for particular effects. Movements will include flowing in and out of poses, flowing between poses and static poses. The poses may not be fancy, but they’ll be “Simply complicated” and challenging. Come with an open mind and be ready to try something new!