CLASS DESCRIPTIONS


CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

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


GENTLE ADAPTIVE FLOW

This  class is perfect for All Levels & Appropriate for Seniorsand offers its participants a bridge between moving in flow and staying stationary.  It is a midway, where there is equilibrium and bliss in every pose.  You stay in a pose just long enough to enjoy that you are not pushing yourself, all while equally strengthening and stretching, and increasing flexibility to repair muscles that are in need of love in a safe, adaptive, and supportive way..  There is no hurry to finish a sequence!  It’s all about relaxing and allowing yourself and your body to spend as much time there as you want and need.  Gentle yoga keeps the atmosphere free of competition and comparison, and there is no frustration of not doing a pose, or agitation of not holding a pose…. As we all work within unity to strengthen our bodies together.


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.


RESTORATIVE FLOW

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.


SUNRISE FLOW

This All Levels & Beginner Yogis class is designed to awaken your senses and begin your day with an invigorating and energizing flow of poses using a gentler, and more adaptive approach. Sequences in this class are slower paced to help all yoga levels build a solid foundation, healthy alignment, and breath awareness within each pose.


BASIC 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.


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.


ACTIVE 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, 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.  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.


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.


DYNAMIC 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.


GUIDED MEDITATION

This All Levels class suitable for beginners offers emotional steadiness and harmony, as well as personal transformation.  Guided meditation relaxes the entire brain, including the amygdala, which is the emotional center of the brain.  When you meditate, 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 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. Please bring a blanket, pillow and/or meditation cushion with you to class.