Types of Yoga Classes
Hatha Flow Yoga for all Levels: Hatha Yoga aims to balance the mind and body via physical postures or “asanas”, controlled breathing, and calming of the mind through relaxation and meditation. Asanas teach poise, balance and strength and are practiced to improve the body’s physical health and free the mind.
Vinyasa Yoga all levels: Vinyasa means “connection” in Sanskrit, and poses will flow from one to another in conjunction with the breath. Vinyasa for Beginner classes moves slowly with breath, posture and in-depth instructions; advanced classes are faster paced and integrate more advanced postures.
Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones and the joints of the body to create deeper flexibility and greater bone density. This is a gentle, yet intense, practice which compliments any active practice of yoga or exercise perfectly. Poses are in a seated position (on the floor) and are held for longer periods of time.
Yin & Yang: In Yin and Yang Yoga, sequencing begins with flow movements (Yang) for the first half of the class which targets the muscles with stretching postures and breathing exercises. Yang poses stretches and strengthens muscular tissues with an emphasis on internal heating. In the second half, Yin poses targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones and the joints of the body to create deeper flexibility and greater bone density. This is a gentle, yet intense, practice which compliments any active practice of yoga or exercise perfectly. Poses are in a seated position (on the floor) and are held for longer periods of time. The combination of Yin and Yang poses balance each other out and give the body the full exercise it truly needs and allows one to create balance within the mind, body and spirit.
Yin & Meditation: This class incorporates Yin Yoga with a mediation component at the end where students are guided through a practice while lying in śavásana (corpse pose). This is a deep relaxation practice known as Yoga Nidra.
Gentle Yoga & Meditation: Gentle Yoga is a blend of gentle hatha yoga that has been adapted with mindfulness meditation to access its potential physical. emotional and mental benefits. Gentle Yoga is a an awareness-based practice whereby students are encouraged and guided to access and develop the natural skills of their minds such as paying attention to present moment awareness, openness and self-compassion. By attending to the simple yet profound experiences of ones breath, body, thoughts, and emotions we are better able to access our inner wisdom as we address the reality of daily life and respond to its challenges from a place of inner and outer balance and stability.
Mindfulness Meditation: Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present and at one with those around you and with what you are doing. Classes are guided and comprises of mindful sitting, walking and restorative meditations.
Prenatal Yoga: A hatha and restorative-based practice which allows women to prepare for childbirth and can help mommies to be stay in shape during and after pregnancy.
Postnatal (Mommy & Baby Yoga): Post natal is a mommy and baby class for babies ranging from 6 weeks old up to crawling age. Mommies will be able to restore your body through gentle stretching and poses geared towards the post pregnancy body while rejuvenate your mind through deep breathing and relaxation. It is also a great opportunity establish a social network with other mommies and their babies
Restorative Yoga: In Restorative Yoga, the body is fully supported with props to facilitate deep opening, relaxation and release. It is soothing, healing, and truly calming! Restorative yoga stimulates the body’s relaxation response thus combating stress and counteracting stress-related conditions. Mental and emotional benefits include feeling calm, well- rested, clear-headed and emotionally centered.
Karma: Various styles of classes alternate weekly and attendance is by donation only. We ask for a minimum contribution of $8 for non-members and all proceeds will be donated to local charities.