Hatha is the classical version of yoga. It is steady, paced 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.
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.
Start the day with mindful movement. Conscious breath and proper alignment help to re-balance the body on all levels while improving overall flexibility and peace of mind. This Hatha style class will leave you feeling refreshed and energized for the day ahead.
Welcome Saturday morning with a slow building 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. Linking breath and movement will create a moving meditation to clear your mind and challenge your body.
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.
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.
We'll start with a short slow flow to gently warm the body, then ease into some beautiful stretches for the hips, lower back and hamstrings. Allowing the breath to guide you, we will mindfully invite greater flexibility and ease into these commonly tight areas. Leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated with a little more freedom in your movement and mind.
Release tension in the neck, loosen and strengthen the shoulders and ease your way into gentle back bends. Suitable for all levels this class is designed to leave you feeling uplifted and joyful.
This hatha style class aims to build strength and flexibility. Find balance between effort and ease while holding poses with proper alignment and conscious engagement. You'll never sweat so much while trying to be still.
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.
A relaxing and restorative evening class to help ease tension, reduce stress and find your inner peace. A beautiful combination beginning with 20 minutes of gentle stretching, then 20 minutes of restorative yoga followed by 20 minutes of Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep - guided meditation). Bring any bolsters/cushion/blankets to assist you in the restorative postures. Dress comfortably with light layers so you are warm and cozy through yoga nidra.
Slow and soothing Yin Yoga is the calming counterpart to the “yang” style of classes. Featuring long, passive holds to stretch and soften the deep tissues & fascia, balance the nervous system and help with muscle recovery. The stillness of Yin offers an opportunity to observe, nurture and show gratitude and compassion towards ourself as we connect to our body's needs and capabilities in the present moment. This state provides a seamless transition into Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep); students are guided through a methodical relaxation series ending with blissful silence. Yin & Nidra is inclusive to all levels & very beginner friendly. For the best experience we suggest bringing your props (blocks/bolster/blanket).