Roots

 

While there are several class options for beginners to choose from, this class is the one that's geared specifically toward those who are new or newer to Yoga or who want to get back to the roots of the practice. We'll dig into the fundamental concepts of an asana (posture) practice including breath work, some philosophy and flow at a much more informative and slower pace than other classes. This allows for plenty of time for personal modifications, assistance, exploration, and for the roots to take hold. This class is perfect for those who wish to feel the comfort and camaraderie of being able to grow with other new students in a supportive environment.

 

Restore

 

This floor based practice is designed to soothe the body and mind by completely supporting our postures with bolsters, blankets, and blocks and by allowing for plenty of time in each posture. This helps students of every level ease their way into, and enjoy the benefits of, deep relaxation.  Restorative yoga can bring stillness to the busy mind, releases muscle tension, increases vagal tone, and may improve sleep. So often we are moving through the day, unaware or unable to reflect on muscle tension. This “fight or flight” response becomes the dominant operating system and can cascade to many lasting effects. Restorative yoga creates an opening to the “rest and digest” side of our nervous system.  Enjoy this opportunity to practice self-care and leave with a renewed sense of awareness and possibly a deeper sense of compassion for yourself and others.

 

Santosha

 

Santosha is contentment. This is an all-levels, Hatha style, feel-good Yoga class that celebrates all that our bodies are capable of, and, even the things they aren't! What do you need today?  Let go of striving for what you don't have and accept where you are and what you have now. This practice will be slow and steady to give you plenty of time to move from and be in postures. Modifications will be offered as we work on building strength and endurance as well as balance and flexibility. There will also be dedicated time for breath work to help you leave feeling balanced and at peace with what is. 

 

Align

 

What is going on in nature and the stars is also going on inside of us. We are not separate. This practice employs the wisdom of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Astrology.  Just as nature is ever changing, so is this practice. It may include some or all of the following styles of Yoga: Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative as is required to help us tap into and align our energy with the unique qualities of each season, cycle, element, or underlying theme of the day. The practice is accessible for most students. If you have concerns or limitations, please reach out to the instructor in advance of class. 

 

Soul Flow

 

Soul flow is an all-levels, slow and steady, well rounded, Vinyasa practice that focuses on inspiring each of the 7 Chakras (energy centers). With longer holds and deeper breaths, we create a more meditative and mindful series of physical postures in which to explore the energy of each chakra more deeply. Come and connect at soul level and leave feeling refreshed and centered.  

 

Empower

 

This class is great for those who are comfortable and familiar with Vinyasa (flow) Yoga and are willing to explore new territory in their practice. It is a challenging flow class with options for more advanced pose variations, complex transitions, inversions, and arm balances. All of these are meant to help you own your strength, find your confidence, and help you feel empowered as you experience "a-ha" moments on your mat. Come with a sense of curiosity and play and take child's pose or modify when needed. 

 

Pilates Reformer Foundations

 

This slower paced class focuses on learning and practicing  fundamental Pilates techniques and basic reformer exercises. The Pilates reformer will help you find greater, flexibility, strength, body awareness, and coordination no matter your experience or fitness level. No previous Pilates experience is necessary as modifications will be offered.  However, we do recommend starting out with our private introductory package to help get you more acquainted with the equipment and address any personal concerns.

 

Mixed Level Pilates Reformer

 

In this equipment Pilates class, we'll adjust our teaching to suit the levels of the students who sign up. Modifications and advancing variations will be offered for most exercises. It is recommended that you have some experience with the equipment before joining a group class. 

 

Kundalini Yoga

 

Kundalini is an ancient technology that has been passed down through the generations. It uses a unique sequence of asana (postures), pranayama (breath work), mantra (sound), and meditation to to produce specific results within the body both physically and energetically. Kundalini Yoga brings us greater awareness of our inner and outer worlds. In this class you can expect repetitive movements, breath-work, and chanting. All of these help us to achieve connection to our highest consciousness and inner wisdom.

 

Release

 

An all-levels class that focuses on relaxing and releasing tension in the mind as well as the body. This practice may include some or all of the following: gentle movements to warm the body and soothe the mind, active stretches, passive Yin and Restorative holds to get into the connective tissue and release muscle tension, and dedicated time for breath work for focus and balance.  We'll take our time and give you ample opportunity to exhale and let go. A perfect class for those who want to work more on stress relief and gaining flexibility rather than strength.

 

Radiance

 

Tap into the radiant energy of the sun in this feel-good flow! This mixed level vinyasa class has sun salutations at it’s core. We'll start you off slowly to get the juices flowing, then build up to some fiery, and fun variations for you to explore. As always, do what you can and don't worry about the rest! Emphasis is placed on the breath in connection to the movement which assists us in being fully present. Plenty of time will be left at the end of practice to unwind and relax, leaving you glowing from the inside out!

 

Vin/Yin

 

Half movement, half stillness. In this class, we'll begin with a moderate Vinyasa practice to warm the body and slightly fatigue the muscles. This will facilitate relaxation of the muscles so that we can more efficiently access the joints and connective tissue during our Yin portion of the class. The Yin segment is made up of floor based postures that are held for several minutes at a time to encourage deeper opening of the body and it's energy pathways (meridians).

 

 

 

 

Yin Yoga

 

Ready to take your dynamic yoga practice to a more meditative place? By bringing postures closer to the earth, inviting an appropriate degree of sensation, and finding stillness for a few minutes at a time, we can explore the opening of the body, and the mind's reaction to it. The breath is used to expand our ability to soften around these feelings. At its most basic, Yin can be used to increase flexibility, but on deeper levels there is much more going on. Our chattering minds tend to resist stillness, especially when we are asking our bodies to settle into mild sensation (however never painful sensation). Yin offers the opportunity to explore our physical range while simultaneously providing latitude to soften the wild fluctuations of the mind. 

 

Tone

 

Tone is a fitness based, fusion class that is influenced by the exercises of Pilates, Barre, and basic weight training. We'll employ various props like fitness balls, the magic circle, small hand weights, and resistance bands while working through repetitive exercises. Tone is a non-taxing total body workout with a mindful approach that is meant to help you increase strength and bone density so you can stay healthy in your body through the years. We'll also include a cool down to improve your flexibility and range of motion. Please inform your instructor of any limitations prior to the start of class. 

 

Pilates Reformer Explorations

 

This class flows at a moderate pace and offers progressions on the basic exercises you already know. It also introduces  new and more challenging ways to explore movement,  mind/body connection, coordination and choreography on the PIlates Reformer. Students at this intermediate level should have a few months of Reformer experience and be able to hold a plank and a bridge.

 

Wondering where to start?

 

We recommend "Roots".

Classes with the Yoga pose shown above are

additional beginner friendly options.