This practice promotes profound relaxation with supported poses, breathing practices, and meditation. A healing balm for an anxious, weary world, restorative yoga reduces the effects of chronic stress and helps students overcome insomnia, fear, anger, anxiety, and depression. Release tension from your body and mind and restore energy and joy. No yoga experience needed for this deeply relaxing practice.
Yin Yoga is quiet, subtle, and deep. Its physical purpose is to work beneath the muscle tissue and delve into our connective tissues, ligaments, joints, bones, cartilage, and the deepest facial networks in the body. Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as any other school of yoga; however, it directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practice deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues (which we call the yang tissues).
This class is conducted with the students using props for support to focus on opening the body from head to toe. The instructor will emphasis safe alignment, stretching, breathing techniques, and basic standing poses (using the chairs for support) to enhance balance and core strengthening. Gentle yoga is ideal for elderly, minor injuries or physical limitations. Everyone is Welcome!!! Individuals with MS, CP or cancer survivors are also encouraged to join us. Our studio is HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE.
Highly recommended for students who are either new to yoga or have limitations in their physical capacity due to age, injury or manageable conditions. These classes offer the on going exploration into the art and science of yoga. Instructors will provide a high attentive and supportive environment. Teaching basic postures, alignment, and building core strength along with balancing practices. Instructors for our basic classes will invite students to stretch not just their bodies but their hearts, with the hopes to bring more flexibility into your life off your mat.
LifeForce practices are designed to support a sense of balance, acceptance, and flow in our lives. When we practice self-inquiry, along with self-compassion, we are resourced to brave the complexities of the human experience. The fundamental belief of these teachings is that we are already the wholeness that we seek. Using evidenced-based practices, students are invited to return to the sense that all we desire is already within us. These techniques are rooted in the classical hatha practices of pranayama, gentle asana, mantra and imagery.
Begin your morning in this class with a variety of kriya (actions/ practices) to set your intentions for a great day! We will combine using postures (asana) that flow with specific intention/differentiation (vini), breathing practices (pranayama), mantra (in sanskrit to elicit vibrational responses and concentration dharana) to make the whole experience a meditation in motion (dhyana) to reach elevated states of consciousness (samadhi)! Class is for all levels. Based on the work of T. Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar
Yoga for veterans is designed specifically with veterans in mind. Learn a collection of simple yet effective practices specifically adapted for military service members and veterans recovering from PTSD and stress associated with civilian readjustment. Practice mindfulness techniques and meditation tools along with physical yoga poses designed to help enhance the health of the body and mind regardless of physical limitations or psychological distress. The main goal of this class is to improve focus and concentration, combat insomnia and have an overall greater ability to enjoy life, experiencing more serenity and inner peace.
Everyone is welcome!! These classes are designed to meet every students needs with a supportive environment that encourages all levels of practitioners. Poses are held longer with a focus on opening your whole body with the use of props to support alignment and safety. Beginners will receive clear instruction and support with modifications, while experienced students will be offered more challenging variations. The instructors for all levels classes are trained to cater to the level of students present that day for class. All level classes are appropriate for beginners and ongoing students.
Play on your edge and unlock your hidden potential! This light, fun-filled and challenging practice links conscious breath and dynamic movement with a strong focus on bringing your intention alive on the mat. Everyone is welcome. Some yoga experience suggested.
Tuesday Night Targets: TNT is a dynamic and energetic class, that is sure to raise your vibes. Each week the instructor will feature a “target pose”. By opening the body properly, working through specific strengthening exercises, step-by-step instruction AND commitment to our practice, we can attain those more challenging poses. Get ready to spice up your practice! Get in touch with your playful side while working out all the kinks of your day. Light heartedness and a sense of humor is highly recommended. This is an all-levels class.
Build strength AND flexibility! Based on the Ashtanga Yoga method, we will flow, as well as hold postures to find optimal alignment. Expect a dynamic practice that weaves breath and movement together to stoke the internal fire and purify the body. Prior yoga experience recommended.
ASHTANGA GROUP PRACTICE:
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Let’s practice together! This is an informal group of yogis interested in practicing Ashtanga Yoga together.
We explore the primary (1st) series of Ashtanga Yoga. It is a challenging and fun group practice with limited physical adjustments and plenty of verbal instruction. “Cheat sheets” & props are provided. Prior yoga experience and an open mind are required.