CLASS DESCRIPTIONS


CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

All classes are designed to provide you with a safe, supportive, inclusive, and effective yoga practice... focusing on creating over-all resilience of body, mind & soul.


POP UP YOGA

Pop Up Yoga is Appropriate for All Levels and are typically Low-Cost/Donation-Based Yoga Classes and/or Events offered locally and globally in a non traditional yoga setting (outside the yoga studio).These are classes that everyone can enjoy, and taking it outside the studio and into the community can give you a whole new perspective of yoga.  Please check our schedule often, as these are not regularly scheduled classes, but rather events scheduled throughout the year.


GENTLE FLOW

This class is a great fit for All Levels & Appropriate for Active Seniors (ie: Seniors who have a consistent yoga practice, or run, golf, play tennis, walk, bike, swim, work-out, etc.) and is designed to offer a more flowing set of Gentle Basic Yoga poses.  It does require that you have some ease and fluidity of movement and mobility, as this class takes it up a notch from a softer, slower, more traditional Gentle Yoga practice, through a continuous sequence of invigorating and energetically balanced asanas to warm the body, strengthen the core, and built more endurance. (1 Hour)


GENTLE SUN SAL FLOW

This class is a great fit for All Levels & Appropriate for Active Seniors (ie: Seniors who have a consistent yoga practice, or run, golf, play tennis, walk, bike, swim, work-out, etc.) and is designed to offer a more flowing set of Gentle Sun Salutations.  It does require that you have some ease and fluidity of movement and mobility, as this class builds heat through breath and movement.  Sun Salutations help increase circulation, build focus and concentration, and offer an energizing stretch to strengthen the whole body.  (1 Hour)


CHAIR YOGA

This class is designed for All Levels, Seniors, and those who are confined to a wheelchair, or are unable to participate in a traditional yoga practice due to aging, injury, limited mobility, disability or pregnancy.  Chair Yoga will deepen flexibility, increase range of motion, and strengthen personal body awareness.  Yoga poses are often adaptions of modern yoga poses, along with breathing techniques and meditation, all done with the support of a chair.  Chair Yoga can help people with health issues including or relating to hypertension (high blood pressure), anxiety, chronic fatigue, arthritis, vertigo, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, osteopenia, clinical depression, chronic pain, and so much more. (1 Hour)


YIN YOGA

This All Levels & Appropriate for Anyone class focuses on your muscles, and targets your deep connective tissues, fascia, ligaments, joints, and bones.  It's slower and more meditative, giving you space to turn inward and tune into both your mind and the physical sensations of your body.  With longer held poses, this class will help you stretch and lengthen those rarely-used tissues while teaching you how to breath through discomfort and sit with your thoughts.  By stretching and deepening into poses, you are opening up any blockages and releasing that energy to flow freely.


RESTORATIVE YOGA

This All Levels & Appropriate For Anyone class enables deep relaxation as you hold poses for a longer period of time with the help of props to completely assist or support you.  The main focus of Restorative Yoga is that by relaxing in poses, with the aid of props, without straining the muscles, we can achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation.  This practice is great to balance an active/more intense yoga practice or to give yourself a break when you feel under the weather. (1 Hour)


MEDITATIVE SLOW FLOW

This All Levels & Appropriate for Anyone class invites the practitioner to turn inward, slowing things down to enjoy the connection of breath and movement as a meditation.  Beginners will find it supportive and accessible, while more advanced yogis may find the most challenging part is abiding and slowing down the pace of practice. The class begins with gentle warms, and builds from there, incorporating breath and meditation throughout each movement of asana.


WIND DOWN WEDNESDAY FLOW

This All Levels & Appropriate for Anyone mid-week sequence is designed to stretch all the major muscles and quiet the overactive mind.  This deeply relaxing flow will allow you to simply slow down, and tune in to your body and breath, for a beautiful end to your busy day, and to set the mood for a restful nights sleep.


BEGINNER FLOW

This is for All Levels & Beginner Yogis.  It is designed for students who are new to yoga, those that haven't practiced in awhile, or those that do not practice on a regular basis (maybe only a few times a week). This class focuses on basic poses to stretch and strengthen the legs, back, core and shoulders. Emphasis is given to alignment and the fundamentals of all poses within the sequence. This class includes pose modifications, options, and variations to accommodate different levels of flexibility, and includes longer breath counts between poses to allow plenty of time to transition correctly and safely into each pose.  It's a great starting point to any future practice. (1 Hour)


MIXED LEVEL FLOW

This class is designed for All Levels - Beginners to Experienced Yogis.  This class will challenge beginners, experienced, and advanced students alike, with a thoughtful arrangement of poses suitable to all levels practicing. Modifications for beginners and options for advanced students will be offered to allow practitioners to take it to the next level, should they choose. Throughout this class you will be invited to experience each pose with self-awareness, as well as an awareness of safe alignment, in a nurturing and supportive atmosphere.  Move at your own pace, challenge yourself when it feels good, and create optimal space for growth in each moment. (1 Hour)


SUN SALS FLOW

This class is designed for Experienced Yogis that have a solid understanding of yoga, and have a consistent yoga practice and helps to build strong bones, muscles, heart, and connective tissues to maintain a high metabolism, healthy posture, and an active and enlivened body.  Although the relative intensity of the poses in this class are not necessarily advanced level poses in nature (although there are poses that you’ll progress toward), the challenge will be in flow of the practice - as you work to burn away calories, improve mind/body awareness, and to enhance movement pathways in the body to increase agility, mobility and stability within each transition throughout a flow of varying evolutions and/or progressions of Sun Salutations.  It's important that you remember to work at your own pace as you develop strength, modifying as needed, and always choosing safety over intensity or repetition. (1 Hour)


SUNRISE FLOW

This  class is Experienced Yogis that have a solid understanding of yoga, and have a consistent yoga practice and designed to awaken your senses and begin your day with an invigorating and energizing flow of poses. Sequences in this class are slower paced, and poses are held for a longer period of time, to help build a solid foundation, healthy alignment, and breath awareness within each pose.   This class can be challenging in its nature, so it is NOT recommended for beginners. (1 Hour)


PROGRESSIVE FLOW

This class is designed for Experienced Yogis that have a solid understanding of yoga, and have a consistent yoga practice.  It takes its practitioner to a deeper level then just the basics, and includes a progressive challenge of poses throughout the class flow and/or sequence. Modifications will be offered or suggested, as well as increased variations of intensity.  This allows the you to deepen your practice at your own pace, and own level of flexibility, as you transition safely from pose to pose.  Some of the more challenging poses will be introduced in preparation for a more advanced practice, should you choose to take your practice further. This class in NOT recommended for those that are brand new to yoga or have never practiced before. (1 Hour)


ACTIVE FLOW

This is for Experienced & Advanced Yogis that been practicing for awhile, have consistent yoga practice, and are ready to explore a more challenging practice.  This class provides students an opportunity to refine their skills through a more deeper exploration of the asanas presented and how they can flow together seamlessly by means of steady paced movement and breath.   This class is much more challenging, and does include inversions, arm balances, headstands, shoulder stands, body binds, and more. It is recommended that you have a consistent yoga practice, and have an excellent understanding of the basic yoga poses and their suitable variations prior to attending this much more vigorous class. (1 Hour)


GUIDED MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS

Needed for Class:  Blanket and a pillow and/or meditation cushion

This All Levels class suitable for beginners offers emotional steadiness and harmony, as well as personal transformation.  Guided meditation & mindfulness relaxes the entire brain, including the amygdala, which is the emotional center of the brain.  When you meditate and practice mindfulness, you enter a space of internal expansiveness, calm and joy, which has an effect on our interactions with others and the world around us.  Meditation and mindfulness can bring about a true personal transformation from the inside out.  And as you experience your inner storehouse of peace and security, you will naturally begin to discover aspects of yourself that were previously hidden due to stress. (30 Minutes)