HATHA YOGA

ANUSARA INSPIRED

Anusara yoga is fun, invigorating and suitable for all levels.  It is an active practice using principles of alignment to strengthen & help you grow more flexible and balanced.  Opening invocation and soothing music for final rest in Savasanah.

 

ASHTANGA YOGA

Ashtanga yoga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009).  This class is a condensed version of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series as taught by Pattabhi Jois. There is a strong emphasis on the breath as the foundation of yoga. This sequence is a fluid and elegant synchronization of breath and movement creating a moving meditation that will leave you feeling alive, vibrant and aware. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind. Practitioners of all levels are welcome, as Pattabhi Jois said “Practice and all is coming.”

“Breath is the heart of the Practice” - Pattabhi Jois.

 

EM-POWER YOGA

Em-Power Vinyasa is an eclectic blend of Hatha Yoga disciplines. This class is modified for everyone and includes flowing asana intermingled with held postures. Pranayam and Gong Meditation are also included in each class.

 

GENTLE BEGINNING YOGA

Beginning Yoga is suitable for all those who are interested in learning or reviewing the basics of Yoga and how it can benefit by creating greater mental and physical health. The class involves linking several poses together to create strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance in a safe step-by-step environment. Meditation and guided imagery is designed to increase awareness, clarity, and self-confidence.

 

GENTLE CHAKRA YOGA

The Chakra system is a model for the flow of energy that runs through all life and through the human energy system. This gentle form of Yoga recharges the energetic system of the body and naturally draws the mind inward into a relaxed, meditative state. The Chakras, seven energy points, are the key to physical health, emotional stability, and mental clarity. The class consists of guided imagery, basic yoga poses that support balance in the chakras, and meditation.

 

GENTLE FLOW RESTORATIVE

This class is suitable for all levels of experience and provides a gentle hatha flow practice that emphasizes maintaining the connection between the postures and the breath, balancing the body, mind, and spirit. Restorative poses during the second half of class will prepare the student to move through the rest of their day with calm, present moment awareness.

 

IYENGAR-INSPIRED

A form of Hatha Yoga where primacy is given to proper physical alignment in the asanas in order to align body, mind, spirit for better health and well-being.  This attention to body alignment is often facilitated by props and thus can be practiced by all body types and levels of yoga students.  Whether you are a skilled yogi looking to deepen your practice or new to yoga, this class will serve to improve and empower your yogic experience.

QIGONG

Qigong is an ancient Chinese system of postures, exercises, breathing techniques, meditations. It circulates Qi/Chi (energy) to rejuvenate and revitalize your entire body.

Qigong teaches students how to work and play with the essence and energy of life, nature and the universe for healing, clarity and inner peace.  Whatever your stage in life, whether you are a top level athlete or recovering from an illness, injury or anywhere in between, Qigong will work for you in this gentle moving energy practice.

 

RELAX & RENEW

Restorative yoga, also known as yin yoga, is a deeply relaxing class designed to release tension and calm the nervous system. With the gentle support of props, students passively stretch and energize the deep connective tissues of the body, open the joints and restore alignment. Restorative yoga compliments a more active practice because it improves flexibility, ease and balance. It is also beneficial for those recovering from injury or trauma. Enjoy the therapeutic benefits of conscious relaxation.

 

VINYASA FLOW

Vinyasa Flow yoga is a fluid and powerful class, interweaving breath, rhythm, energy movement and playfulness. The yoga of energy and transformation works at a moderate pace in the Vinyasa style, linking movement to breath, building heat, strength and flexibility. All levels welcome.