Our classes are grounded in alignment, exploring elegant bio-mechanics of the body and incorporating a life-affirming philosophy which helps a student develop a strong body with a soft heart. Our classes combine flowing sequences of poses with poses that are held longer to encourage refined alignment awareness. Since each of our teachers is highly trained in the same style of teaching our classes offer a consistent structure and focus helping you to go deeper more quickly. Our instructors, however, also teach from their own experience so every class is a delightful creative expression of their personal practice & exploration.
We work from an established syllabi of poses so our instruction provides a sequential framework for developing and supporting an understanding of a truly complete yoga practice over time. Each day, each week you can choose which level best serves your needs. “If you wish to strike water, dig a deep hole.” To help you obtain your highest form of practice we offer detailed verbal cues and hands on assistance throughout class.
Create a healthy body and a peaceful mind in our slowest an gentlest class, perfect for those who enjoy a softer practice or are recovering from injury, illness, or have special physical needs. Our 90-minute Gentle Yoga & Meditation classes incorporate a 20-minute meditation after a gentle sequence of poses followed by a delicious relaxation period.
Designed for students new to yoga, for those wishing to move more slowly, or for those who want to refine their alignment, Basic Yoga explores optimal alignment in a variety of foundational yoga poses, basic breathing techniques, and meditation and relaxation practices. Open to beginning and continuing students, this class is basic but not easy and will introduce or return you to the fundamentals.
For those needing a shorter class or a brief pick-me-up, this hour-long class accommodates ALL LEVELS of experience and physical capabilities. The instructor gears the class sequence to the participants that day and will teach modifications to either make the poses easier or more challenging as necessary. Each class ends with a well earned relaxation period.
The Experienced Beginner class will deepen your yoga by emphasizing greater endurance, flexibility, and understanding of proper biomechanics in your body within an expanded syllabus of postures. This level is intended for those who are looking to take a basic practice to the next level or for those without previous yoga experience who are already physically active. Within class, we will practice a wide variety of poses in creative and fun sequences including breath and meditation instruction.
Modern life can be stressful so we need to give our body and mind a time to rest and restore. This one-hour class is designed to unlock our most resistant parts - your lower body and your mind. For the first part of class we will focus on postures to unwind the hips, legs, and low back so you can experience new freedom in your body. This will be followed by gentle restorative yoga & deep relaxation. Complete your "re-set" with a very brief meditation to leave feeling calm and at peace. Open to all students.
In this intermediate class you will be guided by alignment principles to refine your practice and to optimize its effects. The class will begin with a brief period of centering followed by an active warm-up. The class will intersperse sections of vinyasa flow (movement with breath) with longer held poses, creating an opportunity to go deeper into that pose and to cultivate more awareness within it. A wide variety of poses will be taught over the course of several weeks. The class will end with deep relaxation and meditation. Open to all levels of practitioners, however, it is recommended that you have attended some Basic Yoga or Advanced Beginner classes first.
Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Chair yoga gently and safely increases strength, balance, and range of motion while supporting the body safely through yoga poses. A consistent practice in this class can can help to relieve pain, enhance the ability to manage stress, improve concentration, and deepen a sense of connection with others. Chair yoga is an excellent option for individuals who are recovering from an injury, experience chronic pain, mobility limitations, or issues with balance.
This ALL LEVELS class is a slow vinyasa style class. We will synchronize movement with breath in a smooth flowing way for a sweet way to open the body. Throughout class you will be calmly challenged to your edge to build strength and concentration since this class will move at a slower pace than our regular flow classes. Each class prepares for a calming and well-deserved Savasana.
Your core is more than just your abdominal muscles. Yoga for Core Strength incorporates yoga postures, breath, and a variety of dynamic movements to target your deep core muscles. Postures and sequencing are geared toward strengthening and stabilizing the muscles of your torso and legs. This includes the abdominals, glutes, and thighs. Having a strong core helps to stabilize the body which can prevent injuries and reduce low back pain. This class is appropriate for beginning and continuing students who want to improve their strength and flexibility.