class descriptions

Level 1 Flow (Vinyasa)

class_desc.For beginning students & those interested in a less vigorous class. Expect more instruction on alignment and posture. Vinyasa is a dynamic sequence of sun salutations and traditional Hatha yoga poses linked by breath. It integrates awareness, alignment, balance, strength, flexibility and grace.

All Levels Flow (Vinyasa)

For students with some experience who want a slightly more vigorous class than Level 1. Options and modifications provided. Vinyasa is a dynamic sequence of sun salutations and traditional Hatha yoga poses linked by breath. It integrates awareness, alignment, balance, strength, flexibility and grace.

Level 2 Flow

For students with a solid physical practice who are looking for a more rigorous experience. This class is not for beginners. We flow through sun salutations and traditional Hatha poses at a fast pace with some offerings of advanced asana.

Gentle Flow/Yin

This class is a mix of gentle vinyasa (flowing sequence of postures) and yin poses to help calm your body and mind as we approach the end of the day. Although the class is generally a combination of both styles, we will remain fluid with the structure and may lean more heavily towards gentle vinyasa or the practice of yin yoga on some days. A great class for calming the mind, winding down and de-stressing.

Yin

Yin yoga features seated and reclining poses passively held 3-5 minutes and focuses on releasing deep connective tissue; this approach marries asana and meditation to create a very deep and quiet practice, suitable for all levels.

Restorative

A practice designed to release stress and rejuvenate the body and mind. The postures are supported using blocks, blankets, or other props and are held for several minutes at a time. The more fully one feels supported, the greater the sense of relaxation. This practice is recommended for beginners, anyone suffering from injuries or stress, or to balance a more vigorous practice. Appropriate for all levels.

 

Yin Yang flow level 1

Yin and Yang combine Yin yoga with a yoga flow practice. The Yin portion of this class is a gentle, quiet, and meditative practice that teaches us to relax and accept ourselves just as we are. All poses are done on the floor so that the muscles can relax and allow the deep connective tissues surrounding the hips, thighs, and lower back to be gently stretched. Through mindful stretching with longer holds, Yin Yoga maintains the health of the connective tissues and fascia. Poses are held for longer periods of time (generally 3-5 minutes) and awareness is brought to sensations in the body.

The Yang portion of this class allows us to integrate this openness and awareness into a sense of steadiness and alignment with a short, gentle vinyasa flow in our practice. This class is suitable for all levels.