Class Descriptions

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Beginner + Basics 

Who:  Best for BEGINNERS

What:   Just as it sounds: this class is for beginners in which we will break down the basics to help you begin this practice.  If you are interested in learning more about yoga but are secretly a little nervous about it, this is for you!  Class will include slow-paced movements, breathing (pranayama) techniques, instruction of proper alignment and discussion of yoga terminology; basically an introduction to the abc’s of yoga.  Please note that you do not need to be new to this practice to attend this class: this is wonderful for all levels!  It's a great way to get moving, stretch, build up strength, learn more details about the poses and enjoy the benefits of yoga! 

When:  Monday's 6p

 


Slow Flow

Who:  Best for LEVEL 1 + BEGINNERS (looking for a challenge)

What:  Take our Beginner + Basics class up just a tad by adding more movement and postures (asanas).  Class will include medium-paced movements, breathing (pranayama) techniques, discussion of proper alignment with some “challenge” poses to try or build up to.  This is wonderful for beginners or yogis with more experience looking to slow things down once in a while (we all need that).  This is truly great for all levels!

When:  Wednesday's 6p + Sunday's 6p

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Power Flow 

Who:  Best for LEVEL 2 + LEVEL 1 (looking for a challenge)

What:  Less instruction, more movement.  This class will include opportunities to take your practice up a notch by adding on to asanas with things such as binds, inversions, arm balances and more!  Don't have those in your practice?  Perfect!  Since all of our class sizes are capped at a certain amount of students, you'll receive more individual instruction than in a large studio.  Come get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself!  

  • WARM POWER FLOW (W): This indicates that we add a little heat to the studio. Temperature will not exceed 85 degrees. This is not the same as hot yoga (temperature of over 100 degrees). That said, please hydrate plenty before class + bring water and a towel with you.

  • EXPRESS FLOW (E): This is a 45 minute version of our Power Flow class.

When:  Monday's 10:30a, Tuesday's 5:45a (E), Tuesday's 7p (W),  Thursday's 5:45a (E), Saturday's 9:30a


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Ashtanga

Who:  Best for LEVEL 1/2 + BEGINNERS (looking for a challenge)

What:   Ashtanga yoga follows a set sequence of asanas (poses) which means every class will be the same.  You will start to recognize the pattern (or series) and with consistent attendance you will see growth in postures by doing the same poses over and over.  This is not a “traditional shala” or Mysore style:  we listen to music, we laugh and have fun, we let students use props and we may even dance to “Shoop” during navasana. It is a led class where instruction is provided the entire time with attention to new students highly stressed upon so you’ll feel more than comfortable starting this practice. If you are looking for a more traditional place to practice, we can absolutely refer you to a shala in town!   

  • 1/2: This class is half of the full primary series. Class is 75 minutes. Beginners should start with 1/2.

  • FULL PRIMARY (FP): This class is the full first series. Class is 90 minutes.

When:  Monday's 7:30p (1/2), Thursday's 6p (FP), Friday's 10;30a (1/2)


 
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Stretch + Restore

Who: Best for EVERYONE: BEGINNERS + BEYOND

What:  One of our most loved classes on the schedule; this is our Yin to all the Yang (movement/more physical) classes listed above.  This class is appropriate for beginners and beyond; a true all-levels class.  It is important to find balance in your yoga practice and you will find that this cooling practice, opposite of a yang practice such as Power Flow and Ashtanga, provides the ultimate balance.  Poses are held for longer periods of time and props are incorporated to make sure that you appropriately relax into each pose.  The teacher provides hands-on assistance to ensure comfort.  You will not only see results in the way your body will feel but this class is a great way to reduce anxiety and stress.  Try it one time and we bet that you will fall in love!

When: Wednesday's 7:30p, Sunday's 7:30p


Yoga Nidra

Who: Best for EVERYONE: BEGINNERS + BEYOND

What:  Yoga Nidra - The art of deep relaxation

Also known as yogic sleep, Yoga Nidra is a guided relaxation bringing you into a state of consciousness somewhere between awake and asleep, pulling your senses increasingly inward.

This practice has been shown to be an effective technique to enter into the parasympathetic state of rest & digest; reducing tension, anxiety, and stress in the body.

This class is designed for all levels of experience to restore the body and relax the mind. This session will include pranayama and gentle physical practice to prepare for the nidra. Participants are encouraged to bring a light scarf or eye covering as well as socks to keep the feet warm. We will provide blankets and mats available for rental.

When: 2nd and 4th Friday’s during October (12th + 26th) at 6p

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Into To Yin

Who: Best for EVERYONE: BEGINNERS + BEYOND

What:  Don’t be “Yin”-timidated!

Yin yoga is sometimes thought of as “the other half” of yoga. To truly complete your yoga practice and experience the wholeness of the benefits of yoga, consider adding this style to what you are already doing. Or, if you have been nervous or intimidated by yoga in the past, feel like you are not “fit” enough to do yoga or have some injuries that may make a more traditional yoga class difficult for you, Yin yoga is a great place to start. Unlike the more traditional, active styles of yoga (sometimes referred to as Yang styles), which physically focus on stretching and strengthening the muscles through movement and flow, Yin yoga shifts its focus to stressing the connective tissue of the body – the ligaments, tendons, joints and fascia. In order to do this, there is less movement and more stretching and holding poses for longer periods of time – usually 3-6 minutes.  Don’t worry – you are not going to be trying to stay in Downward Dog, Plank, or Tree poses for this long!  In Yin yoga, the goal is to use minimal muscular effort – so instead of using your arms to hold you in place, we use bolsters and blankets to support you, so you can relax into the stretch. Think spinal twists and seated forward bends. Many people love the meditative benefits of a Yin practice as well. The longer pose holds and less movement allow your mind to focus on your meditation. This is sometimes the more challenging part of the practice for some people, and others, the more freeing side of their yoga practice.

When: Pop-Up Classes: Check the weekly schedule!