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.

Note:  Any minor 13 years of age or older, can attend any regularly scheduled class with their parent/guardian, or by themselves with parental/guardian permission.


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.


CONTEMPORARY (MODERN) AYURVEDA

Ayurveda means "the knowledge of life and longevity".  It's an integrative holistic wellness system that views health through an all-encompassing lens - looking at the body-mind-spirit in relationship to nature.  Contemporary Ayurveda is a modern approach that embraces the most beneficial and salient aspects of Ancient Ayurveda, while letting go of other recommendations that were more relevant in ancient India than they are today.  The greatest lesson you can learn from Ayurveda is to listen to your intuition and see that your body is a reflection of your nature. 


VIRTUAL YOGA

Never miss a yoga practice!  With Virtual Yoga we are able to bring a yoga class directly to you... wherever you are... with a LIVE Instructor (not a video).  We offer classes for all levels, and we will provide you with a safe and effective yoga practice that you'll be able to follow right along with.  Class Schedule is on CST (Central Standard Time)

HOW-TO:  To join us for a class, please reserve a space via our class schedule. When you sign up for a class we will provide you with an email link to join us - about 10 minutes prior to the class start time.


GENTLE FLOW

This class is a great fit for All Levels & Also 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 slow flowing set of gentle and beginner friendly yoga poses.  It does require that you have some ease and fluidity of movement and mobility, as you will flow through a continuous sequence of energetically balanced asanas to warm the body, strengthen the core, and build more endurance. (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. (1 Hour)


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)


BEGINNER HATHA FLOW

This is for All Levels & New or 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)


BEGINNER VINYASA FLOW

While this class is Appropriate for All Levels - Beginner to Experienced, it may not be appropriate for those working with certain injuries or limitations.  The nature of this class is to learn how to properly practice a Vinyasa style class that moves steadily, fluidly and vigorously through different sequences of poses while connecting to the breath. The Sun Salutations form the backbone of a Vinyasa class, and are used to warm the body, and to weave together different asanas.  This class continues to build upon the foundations established in a Hatha style class, and attention is placed on alignment, breath-work and coordination throughout a more exhilarating and challenging flow. (1 Hour)


ALL LEVELS FLOW

Appropriate for All Levels - Beginner to Experienced, this class focuses on variations of Sun Salutations, and moving meditation throughout the practice.  This class is perfect for physically active beginners, as well as those with yoga experience. Building on the basics, these practices increase the complexity of the practice while still offering multiple options and variations so each person can create the level of fluidity  and ease that is right for them. This class is not recommended for those currently experiencing mobility challenges.


SUNRISE FLOW

This class is for Experienced Yogis that are ready to explore a more challenging practice and is 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)


SLOW FLOW

Designed for Experienced Yogis that are ready to explore a more challenging practice and incorporates a variation of both Vinyasa & Hatha.  This class will offer you a slow flowing combination of sequenced poses and movements, while finding steadiness in those poses long enough to work on your breath.  Slow Flow allows the practitioner to deepen each pose and really focus on each movement at hand. (1 Hour)


PROGRESSIVE HATHA FLOW

This class is designed for Experienced Yogis that are ready to explore a more challenging practice and 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, but are limited, as this class is designed to increase intensity, challenge, and deepen your practice, while learning to progressively transition to the full expression of each pose. This class is NOT recommended for those that are brand new to yoga or have never practiced before. (1 Hour)


VINYASA FLOW

This is for Experienced Yogis that 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 synchronized breath.   This class is much more challenging, and can 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)