INTRO TO YOGA
A class for those just getting started in their yoga practice or those who want to step back on their mat with a beginners mindset. Learn poses and breath work step by step with guidance through this beginners yoga flow. This session is built as an introduction to the practice of yoga.
PATIO VINYASA YOGA
Empowering Peace on the Patio starting May 13. Join us on the patio for an hour of Vinyasa Yoga and breath. Light up your inner power on the patio with this Vinyasa class linking breath with your yoga flow and nature. Cultivate a strong connection with the outdoor elements every Saturday at noon. Feel the breeze, take in the smells of the season, and listen to the sounds of nature. Ignite all of your senses when you practice outside.
1st & 3rd Saturday – Led by Marci
2nd & 4rd Saturday – Led by Sarah
LIGHT YOGA DONATION CLASS
Second Sundays of each month at 4 – 5 pm. This class is an all levels yoga class and great for those new to yoga. Feel good about practicing for a good cause while you support a local non-profit organization. We will be accepting cash donations toward the non-profit of the month. We are also open to suggestions for future donation yoga classes, toward the non-profit of our choice. Please talk to Sarah Peters directly or e-mail Crystal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meditation can be done in a chair, or seated on yoga blankets. Calm your mind, settle your body and find a softer focus to your day. Beginners to practicing meditators will benefit from this class. Class begins with breathwork and yogic energetic field cleansing techniques then progressing into the guided meditation. Guided mediations from the Kundalini Yoga tradition may include: Mantra meditation, guided imagery, mindfulness etc.
The word hatha (lit force, sun) symbolizes a system of physical techniques integrating body, mind, and spirit through physical practice of asana (physical posture, movement) with breath work (pranayama) guided by experienced yoga teacher.
Our Hatha Yoga classes offer students (beginner to advanced) the chance to experience a blend of alignment-based asanas and breath work. Focus cultivation of deeper awareness of how rejuvenating and healing yoga can be!
EBB & FLOW
Ebb and Flow is rooted in traditional Hatha yoga which includes the the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (yoga breathing exercises) with a strong emphasis on proper alignment for your body. Offering Hatha in a flow format allows for a unique combination of energy and relaxation with a varied pace throughout the practice. Ebb and Flow provides all levels of yogis guidance of intentional movement within and between postures that creates strength, flexibility, and coordination on (and off!) the mat.
The room will be warmed to 80* from November to February.
PLEASE SIGN UP IN ADVANCE & REMOVE YOURSELF FROM THE CLASS ROSTER IF YOU CANNOT COME. Please be aware that if you do not sign up for this class by 10:00pm the night before, the class might be canceled if no one has signed up. Please check the schedule before you come to make sure you are signed up, if you would like to come to class.
Wake your body up with intentional movements and breathwork. In this class, we will flow through postures (asana) designed to release any tension that has accumulated in your joints and tissues, while preparing your mind to meet your day with ease and intentional awareness. This is a 60-minute Vinyasa-style class where all levels are welcome.
This class is open to beginner and advanced vinyasa flow practitioners. Vinyasa means to place with purpose. This flowful yoga practice emphasizes breath-synchronized with movement. This yoga is intended to generate heat within enhancing a purification effect on the body and calming to the mind. Experience the your water like state in this fluidly tranquil practice.
Join in the journey through breath, sweat, and asanas. Harness your prana, your inner fire, to guide you through this 1 hour Vinyasa sequence. Embrace the heat as it relaxes, cleanses, and enhances your practice. Be prepared to sweat while cultivating a mind body connection, leading you all the way to into a deep sweet Savasana. All levels welcome, prior yoga experience is recommended but not required. Temperature reaches 100 degrees in this class.
VINYASA HEAT WITH A HIP HOP BEAT
Every Friday Vinyasa Heat gets a remix with a Hip Hop Playlist. What better way to start your weekend than getting your blood flowing with a Vinyasa Sequence set to Hip Hop music? This hot class will relax your muscles and challenge your practice taking it to the edge.
Kundalini Yoga has been called the yoga of awareness. It is presented in the form of ‘kriyas’; a kriya is a sequence of postures (asanas), physical exercises, breath work (pranayamas), meditations and mantra that has a specialized effect on the mind, body and spirit. There are literally thousands of kriyas in Kundalini Yoga and each one is a whole unto itself, a perfect jewel that acts to create a particular flow. Kundalini is a Sanskrit term that represents the evolutionary power that resides in every human being, and its awakening releases the spiritual and creative potential that is our individual and collective birthright.
HOT-26 (Bikram Method)
Hot-26 a series of 26 postures completed in a room heated to approximately 100-105 degrees. This strongly Bikram influenced sequence, emphasizes heat in the room as helpful in allowing the body to go deeper into the postures safely by increasing the elasticity of the muscles, ligaments, tendons, allowing greater flexibility with a lower risk of injury. The heat also facilitates sweating and detoxification through the pores and skin – the body’s largest eliminating organ. The heat also greatly increases the challenge to the cardiovascular system, allowing for a challenging workout and greater fitness levels to be achieved. Finally, the intensity of the heat deepens the need for concentration and focus, strengthening the student’s willpower and self-control both in the classroom and beyond.
The Sanskrit word Shanti means peace, the peace that pervades the whole universe and our whole being. It is often hidden by the agitation of the world, of our thoughts and actions. Our goal in this class is to restore this peace, which is also strength, light, beauty, and harmony. Through deep breathing and gentle stretching, without force, and listening to our body, we awaken the energy centers, the Chakras along the spine, allowing life energy, Prana to flow like a river in our whole being, removing stress and tension, bringing peace and joy.
KETTLE BELLS WORKOUT
Open to intermediate/advanced kettle bell practitioners. This class is designed for students who have made it through beginner kettle bell class and are looking for a quick and efficient workout. The goal of this class is learn how to use kettle bells to increase strength, endurance and flexibility to recover from chronic and acute overuse injuries, and learn a safe way to train yourself. This class will help you eliminate or minimize post-workout soreness and fatigue. This is a great class for anyone with a “bad” knee, shoulder, hip, back– anything that keeps you from feeling your best.
Yin yoga is just like any other yoga but practiced in a slow and relaxed manner . Yin focuses on the bones, the connective tissues, ligaments and internal organs and also pays attention to the body’s meridians to help send prana or qi throughout the body. The postures are always performed sitting or lying down with the aim of allowing the muscles to relax completely. The postures are held for several minutes and an entire class might cover only 7-10 postures depending on how long it lasts. During each posture there is time for meditation and an opportunity to relax the mind. In Yin yoga we do not stretch and there is no ‘goal’ or aim for perfection. We simply focus on keeping the body from becoming muscularly tensed and then allow ourselves to sink deeper onto the posture once the mind and body become relaxed. This is not always easy! But, with patience, we start to become ‘present’ and thus release tension and resistance in an organic and natural way. Yin yoga can be practiced by anyone. It suits athletic bodies as well as inactive and immobile bodies. Its is a perfect compliment to more physical styles of yoga. It helps relieve back pain, knee pain, neck pain and can help soften hips, hamstrings and quadriceps when practiced slowly and regularly.
Restorative Movement Yoga is a class designed with the notion that all good things must begin with love and care. Find yourself submerged in a breathe work meditation, followed by synergistic movements that propel the energy up the spinal column, as we delve into a familiar sequences inspired by the heart of Hatha, influenced by Bikram and Vinyasa sequencing. This all-levels class blends the grounding power of asana infused with the subtle streams of mindfulness, focus, care, and relaxation.