All equipment necessary to perform classes are available at the studio for use at no charge. We do recommend that you dress comfortably, bring some water or something to drink and possibly a towel.
The most important thing though… show up! 🙂
All Levels Yoga
Centering, breath work, postures and relaxation, this makes up the core of these classes. Not simply exercise, we like to focus on pairing each breath with every body movement so that our practice is meditative in addition to strength training and flexibility. If you are too busy to fit a class in your schedule or have a very stiff body – then you are exactly the person who needs yoga the most. 🙂
Yoga is about finding your balance. Balance while holding postures, balance within the body systems and balance in your life. These classes are paced for the students who are there at the time as opposed to a pre-determined workout. Whether we sense a need for flow or just working on a few specific areas, every class will provide every student, young or old, new or experienced, with a sense of energy and peace. Your body and mind will feel like you just had a massage and a hug.
It is hard in just a few words to explain the yoga experience. Just know that after an hour of yoga, no matter what your attitude when you arrive, you will be at peace with the world and happy when you finish.
The introduction to Bagua basics class focuses on improving flexibility, conditioning, toning, and balance through unique, fluid and easy to learn exercises, walking techniques, and postures. Like other Chinese Internal Martial Arts, there is a higher degree of internal, or body-mind focus and development, as compared to many traditional exercises. Bagua practice is very much an all body and balanced work out, and it is also an excellent complement to Yoga practice, and many common sports. With even basic abilities, there also can be a meditative quality to the stepping and posture work when practicing in a circle; either solo, or with others. This class will be rather lite in nature, and will consist of 4 parts; unique warm ups, linear and circular stepping, an introduction to 8 Bagua postures, and a closing meditation or centering. You can learn and practice this material at your own pace.
This class is a combination of Tai Chi, yoga and pilates. It incorporates strength, balance and breath in a very unique way. Flow is an intermediate class – but all levels are welcome as there is a modification and advancement for nearly every move and pose. A challenging yet light hearted class that moves quickly and is choreographed to great music. Flow Infusion is a wonderful way to mix up your practice, explore something new and test your limits. Classes end with a 7 to 10 minute guided meditation.
Gentle Flow Yoga
Like most yoga classes, we like to work on improving flexibility, breath, balance, and strength. We also enjoy sequencing the movement from one posture to the next, and exploring some movement within particular postures. Come experiment a little with your yoga, release a bit of tension, and have some fun with us!
A yoga style that connects the flow of the breath to the flow of the body with a strong focus on cultivating strength, stamina and power while remaining comfortable and at ease with the challenge. This class takes a non-aggressive approach with a moderate pace, which allows you to dissolve into a more open, graceful body and relax into a steady mind. Beginners welcome.
Gentle Support Yoga
Have you ever longed for a yoga class that was dynamic, fun and effective yet easy enough for those of us who need some extra support? We have a special class and a uniquely qualified new instructor. She has tailored her class using props of all kinds for anyone who may need a little help. Even seasoned yoga practitioners need to lean on something every now and then. A great class for new students or those looking to ease back into a practice.
Sit & Get Fit with Yoga
Chair yoga is one of the gentlest styles of yoga available and can be practiced while sitting on a chair or standing and using a chair for balance and support. It is a form of exercise that is a great practice for everyone because it increases mind-body coordination and helps participants to achieve physical and mental fitness. It is also suitable for people with limited mobility due to illness, age, inactivity, or injury.
In addition to a good stretch, participants will learn modified versions of twists, hip stretches, and other poses that will soothe aching joints and improve flexibility and range of motion. Students can safely learn many different kinds of adapted yoga postures, breathing techniques, and calming meditation in the comfort of and with the aid of a chair.
Chair yoga can help people manage the symptoms of many health issues including high blood pressure, anxiety, fatigue, arthritis, vertigo, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, depression, chronic pain and stiffness and much more. The gentle movements encourage better circulation, while the weight- bearing standing poses help to safely build bone density. Chair yoga participants can also enjoy other fitness benefits, including improved muscle tone and strength, enhanced breathing habits, reduction of stress, better sleep, confidence, and a sense of overall well-being.
Power/Vinyasa is a faster pace, dynamic and modern take on Hatha/Vinyasa focusing on resounding breath and building strength in both body and mind. This is the perfect class for athletes of all ages or anyone seeking growth and challenge.
PiYo is a fun, challenging class fusing Pilates and Yoga. You will burn calories, tone muscles, work on balance and get a great stretch! The class is a little different each time, but always a great workout!
Restorative Yoga is a gentle practice, a practice designed to bring balance and harmony back into the body. Props are used to provide support which allows poses to be held longer, opening the body and reducing tension. The passive stretching is an excellent complement to a more active practice. This class is for all levels and is based in yin yoga practices and great for getting back in balance.
Restorative Yoga/Yoga Nidra
Restorative yoga is a gentle practice and is simply –> restorative. In this class we use props to support the asanas, which allow tight tissues to relax in a supportive way. The asanas are held longer and slower as the body gradually unwinds and restricted tissues begin to relax and melt into bliss. This class is for all levels and is based in yin yoga practices and is great for getting back in balance. Class ends with Yoga Nidra – a guided meditation to achieve a higher state of relaxation.
Yoga for Seniors
Tabata/Cardio Blast Workouts
Tabata training is one of the most popular forms of high-intensity interval training. It consists of four rounds of ultra-high-intensity exercises in a specific 20-seconds-on, 10-seconds-off interval. Five different areas are targeted… warm-up, arms, legs, core and finally a burn set. It might sound confusing, but it really isn’t. It is fun and never the same workout twice; so I guess it is a little confusing… to your muscles!!! The best part is you are done in 50 minutes. 🙂
A slow, mindful practice, aimed toward releasing tension and stress while providing relaxation. Yin focuses on postures that lengthen the muscles surrounding the hips, pelvis, and lower back. This class is suitable for beginners and anyone with limitations, as well as experienced practitioners who enjoy variety in their practice. Yin is a perfect complement to dynamic yoga styles that focus on internal heat and building strength.