A complete morning practice to start your day incorporating kriya (cleansing), pranayama (breath practices), asana (postures), and short dharana/dhyana (concentration/meditation).
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.
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.
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.
Join this well-balanced lunchtime class that combines an energizing flow with stress-relieving breathwork. Your breath is your tie to the nervous system. This class links breath to movement during the flow portion, and to stillness during the pranayama portion (5-10 mins). You'll leave this class refreshed, grounded, and ready to take on the rest of your day.
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.
Prana Yoga Flow is a Hatha yoga class with an emphasis on guided pranayama/breath work. By having a combined focus on breath and yoga postures, we allow ourselves to be fully present and achieve a state of mindfulness. We’ll explore various breathing exercises before moving into yoga asana flow.
This class will help you shift gears as you move into your evening. Incorporating Moon Flow variations, deep stretches and a long savasana. Mindful movement and postures to help quiet your mind, open your chest and hips, and lengthen your spine.
This class draws upon strength, alignment, balance and breath control encouraging the connection and experience of the deeper subtleties of practice. A challenging hatha flow with ashtanga inspired sequences. Open your body, still your mind and clear the path towards inner strength and peace.
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.
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.