flow • Core • Cultivation
Students should feel welcome in any of our classes, regardless of experience. While we have some classes more suitable for those just starting yoga, we welcome beginners to any of our classes. We like to take an all-levels approach to classes and instructors are well trained in the ability to offer modifications to make the practice more accessible or to suggest ways to challenge yourself.
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In the tradition of Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow is a practice that emphasizes linking movement with breath to still the mind. Flow integrates strength and grace to bring feelings of liberation and bliss. Class opens with a short meditation to focus the mind, followed by a flow sequence to strengthen and relieve tension in the body. Basic postures, taught with safe alignment cues, will make up the flow in this class, with advanced variations being offered for our more seasoned yogis. Class will close with a savasana, deep relaxation of the body and mind. (60-75 mins)
Recommended For: All levels of experience, but beginners are recommended to take an Initial Assessment or Slow Flow class prior to their first Flow to familiarize themselves with some of the movements.
Movement and Mindfulness
The act of linking breath with movement helps to facilitate a state of presence and mindfulness. A state of mindfulness can be reached in any yoga practice, but this class has a greater emphasis on meditation techniques, purposeful breathing, and simple, gentle movement and postures that can be helpful and enjoyable for any student. (60 mins)
Recommended For: All-Levels
In this harmonious flow, poses are guided in a slow manner giving new students time to work on postures and advanced students opportunities to try more challenging holds or variations. Emphasis is placed on taking full mindful inhales and exhales as your move through class. Moving in this slow and deliberate manner, students are asked to connect with their felt sense of being and observe closely the thoughts, emotions and sensations that arise during practice. Class ends with a restful and restorative 10-minutes of savasana. (75 mins)
Recommended For: All-Levels & Beginners
Ease into your day with an early morning revitalizing Slow Flow. Focused on warming the body, opening the joints, and moving the muscles early on, you will be ready to vibrantly experience whatever the day throws at you. Awaken, unfold, and begin your day, open to all possibilities. Appropriate for All Levels. Come as you are; from wherever you are. (60 mins)
Recommended For: All-Levels
Taoist Yoga is a unique blend of Taoist breathing techniques, QiGong movements and simple stretching to awaken your body's energy pathways, open up the joints, and center one's mind. Taoist Yoga is a low impact practice fit for all levels of experience, beginners welcome. This class emphasizes heightened awareness of one's own internal energy and facilitates health, happiness, and inner peace. (75 mins)
Recommended For: All levels experience, beginners, practicing with limitations
Urban Flow is an energetic flow that will make you sweat and smile. Its an exhilarating vinyasa class set to the sounds of cool tunes. For students ready to move and develop greater strength and flexibility. Bring an open mind and an open heart and get ready to shake your asana! (75 mins)
Recommended For: Students with some experience, more physical practice
VIN YIN YOGA
Vin Yin brings together the warming yang practice of Vinyasa with the slower, softer yin poses of a restorative practice. The practice begins with movement flowing on breathe, to circulate energy throughout the body. The second half of the class will focus on sweet, relaxing stretches to lengthen muscles, release fascia & connective tissue allowing ligaments and tendons to release; helping you to access the deepest layers of the body. This Friday evening class is a wonderful book-end to the week. You will be sure to leave feeling calm, peaceful and balanced after this healing practice. (90 mins)
Recommended For: All levels of experience
Yin is the feminine, dark, passive, receptive, reflective, withdrawn, cool, introspective aspects of life. Yin yoga was developed to penetrate deep into connective tissue expanding flexibility while invigorating the energy centers of the body (nadis) to release blockages and increase your energy flow. The primary differences between Yin Yoga and many other forms of yoga is that you are encouraged to NOT use your muscles and passive poses are held for several minutes allowing the body to move beyond the initial 30 seconds it takes the muscle to relax and stretching to occur. Static stretching is excellent to increase range of motion. Yin Yoga is also great for reducing stress in the body and mind. Holding poses without distraction for several minutes teaches us to relax. We begin to release tension that is deeply engrained in our muscles. (75 mins)
Recommended For: All levels experience, athletic recovery, beginners, practicing with limitations
Yoga Fundamentals is specifically designed for beginners. This class will introduce new students to the key principles of correct alignment in the yoga poses, how to use the breath and how to effectively relax. Emphasis is on foundational poses to develop strength, flexibility and balance. Students are guided at a pace that allows for pause, reflection and refinement within each pose. (75 mins)
Recommended For: Beginners or continuing students (who want to go back to basics or are working with physical limitations including injuries)