OUR YOGA CLASSES

Backs & Bones (Level 1)

As we age we’re acutely aware of how body wellness influences our enjoyment in daily activity.   Backs and Bones is a gentle therapeutic yoga class focusing on strengthening muscles, increasing movement and flexibility, reducing and preventing back pain and maintaining bone density to ward off osteoporosis.   You will learn how to tune into your upper and low back conditions, neck, shoulders, limbs and abdominal core through a series of weight bearing, balance, strength and flexibility poses.  Through breath centered poses and relaxation practices  levels of the stress hormone cortisol are lowered which is key in keeping calcium in the bones.

Basic Yoga Class (Level 1/2)

Dive into the fundamentals of yoga poses and learn proper alignment to ensure your practice is safe and nourishing for your body.  This is designed to address key poses and breathing techniques to develop or maintain flexibility, strength and balance. Great for beginners or anyone who wishes to sustain an enjoyable lifestyle.

Early Morning Power Hour (Level 2/3)

Set the tone for your week with this class that will energize, de-stress and center you all at the same time! Part flow, part strengthening exercises, and of course lots of breath. Move, breath, pause…then go!   (You bring the level of intensity that you want to this power hour so all levels are accommodated.)

Ground & Nourish (Level 2)

As life gets busy, it’s important to hone in on the opposite qualities to bring balance. Ground and Nourish is a slow paced gentle flow class designed to root down before rising up, nourishing mind, body and breath through steadying postures, breathing practices and meditation. You’ll walk away with a supple spine, lubricated joints and a steadiness to take with you off your mat. Perfect for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

Intro to Meditation & Breathwork (Free)

Cultivating the ability to pause the momentum of our thoughts and actions through the use of mindfulness techniques and breathing exercises. Beneficial for all beings!  These seated practices can be done sitting on a cushion on the floor or with a chair. 

Morning Flow (Level 2/3)

In this vinyasa class we link the breath with movement through a variety of poses to induce a Flow State, a type of consciousness where you’re fully absorbed and highly focused on what you are doing. This is a well-rounded class which typically includes all of the various asana families in a single session. Made accessible for all who are prepared to move. 

Flow (warmed) is heated to 78 – 80 degrees.

Movement & Meditation (Level 2)

Class begins with a series of sun salutations to warm the body progressing into standing poses to improve balance, strength, flexibility and concentration. Ending on the floor with deeper stretching to soothe the nervous system and prepare the body and mind for meditation. The last 20 minutes of class is an opportunity to sit and be with what is.
You have the option to stay, leave or join for the last 20 minutes. Please be on time if you’re joining for the meditation.

Restorative Yoga Class (Level 1)

Replenish your body, mind, and spirit with this practice of gentle and deeply supported poses accompanied by soothing breath-work, guided relaxation and mantra. Appropriate for everyone of all levels. No yoga experience necessary.

Shakti Flow (Level 2/3)

Designed to ignite the shakti (life force) and initiate an energetic shift in the mind, body and spirit. Breath and repetitive movement will be interwoven throughout a vinyasa flow class to awaken the creative aspect of ourselves and feel radiant.   If “warm” is indicated the room will be 78 – 80 degrees.
 

Strong Hatha (Level 2)

The goal in a Hatha class is to achieve calm and balance in both mind and body. Physically, we align the muscles and the bones and then sustain for a certain number of breaths. This is designed to open the many channels of the body – specifically nourishing the spine so that energy can flow more freely. It also creates a very strong and supple body. We will spend time setting up each pose to safely learn the building blocks for inversions, arm balances and backbends. Beginners will be guided appropriately while skilled practitioners will have the opportunity to refine and deepen their experience. 

Subtle Flow (Level 2)

In the style of vinyasa flow, we use the physical poses, breath and awareness as a means to expand the subtler realms of our being. We go slow but deep. Options are provided for more or less intensity. A definition of subtle is “delicately complex and understated.”
 

Yin & Yang Yoga (Level 2)

The perfect balance of yin & yang. Half the class we practice yin style poses which are all on the floor and held for several minutes to get a deep stretch and work with the joints, connective tissue and meridian lines of the body. The other half we practice standing poses to work with the muscular system cultivating strength and balance. We end with a long relaxation. Expect to leave class feeling deeply grounded and energized.

Yoga 1.0 (Level 1)

The goal in this class is to reclaim yourself. Working with spacial awareness, explore your current boundaries through the use of gentle yogic techniques to be your best self. Stretch, strengthen, breath and balance in a slow and therapeutic environment with verbal cues to help inspire and guide practice. Accommodations are commonly made for those with joint replacement, stiffness or injury.

Yoga for Stiff Guys (Level 1/2)

Can’t touch your toes? You won’t be alone. Improve your golf game, cycling, tennis swing, etc. by balancing strength with stretching. Find a way to ease the stiffness in your muscles and joints. Don’t worry, you’ll be in the company of other stiff guys so no worries about keeping up with the yogis.

 

 

OUR FALL 2019 SCHEDULE

Pre-registration is optional. You are most welcome to just show up. 

 Level (1) = Gentle (2) = Moderate (3) = More Challenging

This is a general classification to help navigate the variety of classes. Modifications are provided, even in a Level 3.