Yoga Class Descriptions
There are many different yoga traditions. Each tradition may vary in class and teaching style.
Restorative yoga classes are relaxing and very slow paced. In this yoga class poses are held for several minutes and deeply supported with props - blocks, bolsters, straps and blankets. This allows the body and mind to soften and come back to homeostasis. Students will be encouraged to focus on their breath in order to cultivate mindfulness and release tension from the body. The practice is designed to help with whole body relaxation and restoration.
Soft music will be played for ambiance. Bring your mat, socks and any props of your liking (blankets, pillows, towels etc). We have props available as well!
This class is for the moderately practiced students and bold beginners. Students will learn the fundamentals of Vinyasa Yoga while working through a sequence of yoga postures. Linking poses to breath promotes focus, strength and cardiovascular endurance while moving at your own pace allows you to work at your skill level, take breaks when you need them and develop a personal practice. Modifications and intensifications will be offered. Class will be mildly vigorous, but you always control your own intensity.
This class is designed for the moderately active beginning student. It also allows well-practiced students to hone their existing practice working into proper alignment, inspiring beginners and mastering poses. It is a fully guided class where new students can learn the foundations of asana practice, breath work and yoga philosophy. Everyone’s practice is different, so I encourage students to work at their own comfort level and intensity.
Ashtanga Yoga is an ancient system of Yoga. The practice is a traditional sequence that is dynamic and physically demanding. This is a fully guided class that is great for beginners and intermediate and advanced students. It synchronizes breath and movement to produce an internal heat designed to purify the body, mind, and emotions. Ashtanga yoga, with its many vinyasas, is great for building core strength and toning the body. Prepare to sweat as we move through the short form sequence of Ashtanga Yoga.
This class is recommended for students of an intermediate-level or active beginner. In this class students will learn the four parts of obtaining proper breath control while becoming fully aware of every movement into an asana (posture). All yoga postures and exercises can be therapeutic in the following ways: promoting physical, mental, and spiritual beauty; aiding in meditation; bringing about relaxation; preventing nervousness; encouraging weight reduction; creating elasticity of the skeletal and muscular systems; benefiting bones, muscles, and joints; and creating sound sleep and harmony with the inner and outer atmosphere.
-Shri Brahmananda Saravati, Fundamentals of Yoga
Gentle Yoga is for students for all-levels. This class is low to moderate activity working on muscular strength and flexibility. Yoga asanas (postures) are held to build strength and slow transitions between poses to release tightness in the body. The class begins with basic breathing techniques for grounding, fuller concentration and relaxation.