Yoga Class Descriptions
There are many different yoga traditions. Each tradition may vary in class and teaching style.
Restorative yoga classes are relaxing and very slow paced. In this yoga class poses are held for several minutes and deeply supported with props - blocks, bolsters, straps and blankets. This allows the body and mind to soften and come back to homeostasis. Students will be encouraged to focus on their breath in order to cultivate mindfulness and release tension from the body. The practice is designed to help with whole body relaxation and restoration.
Soft music will be played for ambiance. Bring your mat, socks and any props of your liking (blankets, pillows, towels etc). We have props available as well!
Fundamentals of Yoga 2
This class is for the moderately practiced students and bold beginners. Students will learn the fundamentals of Vinyasa Yoga while working through a sequence of yoga postures. Linking poses to breath promotes focus, strength and cardiovascular endurance while moving at your own pace allows you to work at your skill level, take breaks when you need them and develop a personal practice. Modifications and intensifications will be offered. Class will be mildly vigorous, but you always control your own intensity.
Fundamentals of Yoga 1
This class is designed for the moderately active beginning student. It also allows well-practiced students to hone their existing practice working into proper alignment, inspiring beginners and mastering poses. It is a fully guided class where new students can learn the foundations of asana practice, breath work and yoga philosophy. Everyone’s practice is different, so I encourage students to work at their own comfort level and intensity.
This class is for anyone wanting to keep their spine healthy, recover from injury or chronic pain, and prevent future pain. Students will learn yoga poses to relieve tired back muscles, chronic back tension, lengthen and release compression in the spine to keep the back healthy.
Slow Flow Vinyasa
This class is recommended for intermediate or bold beginners. In this class students will learn the four parts of obtaining proper breath control while becoming fully aware of every movement into an asana (posture). Vinyasa is a form of yoga that links breath, movement, and asanas together. It is sometimes referred to as Yoga Flow or Flow Yoga because it emphasizes the movements between poses. Vinyasa is often fast moving so by slowing the pace, students have time to learn the poses, how to move, breathe, and stretch between poses. This is an energetic class, where the flow is creative, we have fun and listen to upbeat music.
Gentle Yoga is for students of all-levels. This class is low to moderate activity working on muscular strength and flexibility. Yoga asanas (postures) are held to build strength and slow transitions between poses to release tightness in the body. The class begins with basic breathing techniques for grounding, fuller concentration and relaxation.