This practice is designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. We use props to support the postures, while gently stretching and strengthening the body. This class is appropriate for students of all levels.
Gentle Yoga is a class structured around rejuvenating and healing the body. Yoga props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters, chairs and straps are often used for safe practice, and to allow the body to fully achieve each position comfortably. This class is held at a slower pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles. Floor work will be optional. Those with medical conditions, please check with your physician if you have any concerns about attending yoga.
This class is designed for beginners. Classes introduce the student to the basic principles of alignment and technique, while slowly stretching and strengthening the body with the use of props. We emphasis stretching the hamstrings, hips, shoulders and spine, with focus on the standing poses.
This class is for students who have had some prior experience of yoga. Focus is on refinement of the basics, the practice of Sun Salutations and introduction to revolved standing poses, inversions and backbends. Using props when necessary, we move at a faster pace than Yoga 1.
This class is designed for students who feel competent in practicing the Level 1-2 asanas and are ready to practice more advanced postures and variations. Working more deeply in the postures, with longer holds, you will feel gently challenged...but don't worry, this is not an Advanced class!
This class begins with Yin Yoga, a passive form of yoga that helps move Chi through the meridian lines, and over time stretches the deeper connective tissues of the body. It then moves into a strength building practice with a focus on slow flow and alignment. Each class weaves in some yogic philosophy. Level 1-2.
These classes incorporate an eclectic mix of core work, breath awareness, yogic philosophy, and vinyasa flow - a moving meditation to access the mind-body-spirit connection and to energize and enliven the body.
BACK PAIN? TIGHT HAMSTRINGS? ACHY NECK AND SHOULDERS?............... IT'S TIME.
It’s been long proven that a consistent Yoga practice has long lasting benefits. It mobilizes the joints, opens your hips and hamstrings and helps alleviate pain. It also strengthens your core, pomotes sound sleep, increases flexibility and much more. These new classes are designed for men to help open parts of the body that are tight: hamstrings, hips, and shoulders, while building strength and agility. Come to the three week Immersion, a special offering to help you kick start your yoga practice. You will learn skills to help you develop a safe, long lasting practice.
Is your aging body feeling stiff? Have you lost strength, flexibility and agility? Do you have aches and pains? If so, then this class is for you. This "guys only" yoga class will focus on increasing your flexibility & strength, while developing agility and mobility throughout your body. No prior yoga experience necessary.
Yoga is universal, healthy fun for children! This playful class helps children get in touch with their bodies. They learn balance, gain strength, learn to focus, and consciously relax their bodies and minds. They will also partner up with other children, fostering cooperation and making new friends. Drop your chlld off and enjoy a quiet hour on your own. (Ages 3-7)
This is a lovely and practical form of yoga that awakens the body and mind, increasing one's strength and calm from the inside out. Originally taught by Yogi Bhajan, this practice provides tools for balancing the body mind and soul. A typical class includes a physical practice (kriya), breath work (pranayama) and chanting and meditation. It engages and quiets the mind, cultivating deep relaxation and peace. Classes are suitable for everyone. There is no need to be flexible.
The practice of Yoga, linked with the breath will bring awareness to your body, mind and spirit, and help you connect with your growing baby. The postures help to strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort. They will also alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica.
Inside you is an innate wisdom that intuitively understands the natural process of birth. We help you reconnect with this wisdom, guiding you through a class specifically designed for the ever-evolving journey through pregnancy, to the birth of your child.A safe, open community with your instructor and other pregnant women, allows you to freely discuss any issues, from discomforts and concerns, to the wonderful new changes your body and baby are experiencing. No prior yoga experience necessary.
These gentle poses will help strengthen, energize and tone the whole body, focusing on the abdominal muscles and pelvic area, as well as the shoulders, neck, and back which may be feeling the strains of new Motherhood. We will also address and discuss any other issues that may come up when adjusting to the needs of your baby. The atmosphere and motion will increase your sense of well being. This is a special chance to bond with your baby through Yoga, or get out on your own for awhile, whichever you choose. Come to class 4 to 6 weeks after a normal delivery, and 6 to 8 weeks after a Caesarean.