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Class Descriptions

Hatha

Hatha is the classical version of yoga. It is steady, slow and deliberate. Emphasis on breath with mindful movement works to slowly improve flexibility and peace of mind. Stretch and strengthen to find increased mobility and balance in daily life. Open to all levels and abilities.


HARDCORE HATHA

This is a challenging class with emphasis on alignment and breath. Although not as fast paced as a typical power or vinyasa class, traditional hatha challenges our strength and willpower to hold difficult poses up to 10 breaths. Throw in some sun salutions for a perfect balance of movement and stillness.

Ashtanga

Ashtanga is a highly structured dynamic form of practice. We will move through the sun salutations, standing poses, and many of the seated poses before taking a well deserved savasana. Ashtanga challenges us to work with best effort while respecting our limits, maintaining an attitude of contentment and gratitude for all we are capable of. What may appear as a purely athletic pursuit is in fact moving meditation with intense focus on breath. Be prepared to sweat as we build strength, flexibility and patient determination.


SHORT FORM

A condensed Ashtanga practice based on David Swenson's 45 minute short form; perfect for those a little short on time or working towards building stamina for the full sequence.


ASHTANGA HALF PRIMARY

This class flows at a steady pace in order to complete the half series in one hour, leaving time for a proper savasana and short pranayama (breath work).

Mysore Supported Self-Practice

Drop in and practice as long as your as your schedule permits. Choosing either Ashtanga Primary or a set Hatha routine, you will be fully supported as you explore and develop your practice. Mysore classes offer individual attention without the cost of private sessions, with the bonus of benefiting from the beautiful group energy as each individual gives their best effort while maintaining a calm concentrated focus. If the purpose of yoga is the stilling of the mind (Patanjali's Yoga Sutra 1.2) then mysore practice can help you achieve this.

Candlelit Yin

Yin yoga works deeply into the body with passive, longer held poses targeting the connective tissues and fascia networks. Yin asks us to gently find our edge, back off slightly and then settle into stillness. Mentally the focus moves towards meeting each expeience within the pose exactly as it arises, developing a natural quality of open hearted courage and ease no matter what circumstances arise - qualities that will serve us well off the mat in our daily life.
A calm, quiet and contemplative practice with poses held for 3-7 minutes. Props are provided to assist in variations of the poses, making this class accessible to students of all levels.

Rest & Restore

 Prepare yourself for deep relaxation with soft lighting, soothing music and cozy blankets. You will be fully supported with various props allowing you to completely surrender into each pose.The resulting stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system promotes a deep relaxation response which when held for long periods allows the body to return to balance.
A restorative yoga sequence typically involves only five or six poses. Held for 5 minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends. This practice helps to combat the physical and mental effects of everyday stress, and eases common ailments such as headaches, backaches, anxiety, and insomnia with the use of restful poses and deep breathing techniques.

Vinyasa

 Vinyasa is a more vigorous practice; a fun, dynamic flow which allows us to move more effectively using the breath as a guide for movement and an anchor into the present moment.
The term Vinyasa is derived from nyasa, meaning “to place,” and vi, meaning “in a special way.”  This indicates that we are not “throwing our bodies around” but are bringing intention and awareness to each movement.

Detox Flow

 When you feel tired and weighed down by stress, late nights, lack of exercise and/or poor food choices, give your body and mind a reboot with this detox yoga flow practice.
A detox doesn't always mean a rigorous diet or juice fast; you can detox through yoga too. This practice will leave you feeling cleaner on the inside and more energetic on the outside. Join us!

Slow Flow

 Suitable for all levels, this slower pace class allows students to move mindfully at their own pace. Postures can be refined and strengthened, without feeling rushed to move into the next breath or pose. Although the pace is slower, challenges will arise giving us the opportunity to grow in body and mind. Even the most advanced practitioner has much to learn within the reflective pace of slow vinyasa. Enjoy slowing down, moving mindfully and breathing deeply.

Happy Hips

Enjoy a delicious practice with focus on hip opening, strength building and restorative bliss. The hips are at the pelvic hub of our skeletal system affecting the way we walk, sit, move and sleep. Creating harmony in the hips often leads to harmony in the entire body/mind. Happier hips make for happier days and nights.

Progressive Ladder Flow

 Build heat and cultivate strength as you move through a thoughtfully sequenced and continuous flow. Ladder Flows combine the best from traditional Vinyasa and Hatha to create a fun strong practice!
Beginning with a simple vinyasa, progressively difficult poses are added and held with each round. We’ll link breath and movement to create a moving meditation to clear your mind and challenge your body!

After Work Workout

Help relieve the stress of your workday by moving the body in an after work workout. In this class we'll be stabilizing, strengthening and toning, using some weights, body weight and bands. The class is built with all levels in mind; challenge and move your body taking baby steps, and continue each class doing "Your Best". Please wear indoor only running shoes, and if you have any free weights bring them along.

Yoga Build

Yoga build is about foundation building postures and flows that will create a strong base for arm balancing and inversions. Grounding through the root chakra and or the power center of the body, we find strength, power and stability. All levels welcome.  

Core Flow

 Core flow is a vinyasa style class that fuses traditional yoga flow sequences with targeted core exercises. Practitioners will explore a combination of strength building postures and drills with twists and other poses that promote natural detoxification.
Inversions will be a central theme throughout the practice, where we build internal strength and courage to try to get over ourselves...literally! Whether you take flight or stay grounded, this class will provide you with the foundation in which to explore your options.
This is an upbeat, moderately paced class designed to build core strength, increase flexibility and encourage stability.

Yogic Fruit

 Build strength and endurance in this yoga based workout. Inspired by our dear hatha teacher in Rishikesh Prahaldji, this compact class targets core, back and shoulders finishing with a well earned cool down. It's sure to leave you smiling.