Hatha Yoga for all Levels: Hatha Yoga is a class designed for practitioners of all levels to deepen their practice. Hatha tends to move slower than Vinyasa, allowing for more time in each posture. Expect a breath focused, from-the-ground-up approach to physical challenge, as well as a focus on mindfulness. Students can expect a mixture of strength, breath, focus and freedom. They will leave feeling lighter and stronger.
Jivamukti Yoga for all Levels: Jivamukti Yoga is a playful hatha yoga method that explores an ever-changing sequences of yoga poses combined with hands-on assistance, music, chanting, and yoga philosophy for practical daily living. Each class explores standing poses, forward bends, backbends, inversions and relaxation. As you work at your own pace following the teacher’s verbal instructions with personalized assistance, students develop their strength, flexibility, mindfulness, and sense of unlimited potential.
The Jivamukti Method (co-founded by Sharon Gannon and David Live) is grounded in the original meaning of the Sanskrit word asana as “seat, connection” – relationship to the Earth. Earth implies all of life. Jivamukti Yoga maintains that one’s relationship to others (asana) should be mutually beneficial and come from a consistent (sthira) place of joy and happiness (sukham).
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. Yoga Pilates Fusion all Levels: Combining the best of both practices! This practice is great for those who want to integrate a focus on core strengthening into their yoga practice.
Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates. It emphasizes the balanced development of the body through one’s core strength, flexibility and awareness in order to support effective and graceful movement. Pilates is a great way to tone and strengthen core muscles and is suitable for individuals who want to challenge themselves
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.
Reiki Restorative Yoga: Reiki Restorative Yoga helps to relieve the effects of stress by allowing the central nervous system to calm while the body is fully supported with the use of props (bolsters, blankets, blocks etc), stimulating deep relaxation and a sense of restoring and renewing your mind, body, and spirit.
To deepen your experience of healing and relaxation, Reiki Therapy is incorporated into the class. Reiki is an ancient form of universal energetic healing that encourages a state of balance, harmony, and self-healing. Reiki Therapy enables you to access your innate healing energies so that you are able to avoid distress or disease and achieve states of deep relaxation and healing by yourself. Like restorative yoga, Reiki Therapy works on all levels of physical, emotional and spiritual elements, to help reduce stress, anxiety and other ailments.
Combining both Restorative Yoga and Reiki Therapy allows for deep stillness to be found, as well as a transformative experience within and without.
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.