Class Descriptions

Class Etiquette

  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your class.
  • Do inform your instructor if you have any injuries.
  • Refrain from eating an hour and a half before class.
  • Wear comfortable clothes; leave your shoes at the door.
  • Turn cell phones off before class starts.
  • Please refrain from wearing fragrances in consideration for those with allergies.
  • Bring a towel or a mat.

Anusara

The Anusara style of yoga blends the science of biomechanics and the art of opening to grace to add more joy and beauty to the world. It cultivates skills and virtues to empower the yoga practitioner to become the person that he or she wants to be both on and off of the mat. The results are freedom in the body, mind, and heart, with a more expansive perspective of life.


Feldenkrais

The Feldenkrais Method is an extraordinary system of exercises utilizing the remarkable power of your brain to make improvements in your body. Through simple, easy movements everyone - regardless of age of physical ability - can learn to alleviate physical discomfort and pain and discover new flexibility and ease of movement.


Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga is a slower paced hatha yoga class, with special emphasis on breathing, strengthening and stabilizing joints, and improving alignment. Adjustments and adaptations are provided for individual challenges, improving body awareness and deepening relaxation.


Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga is the most widely practiced form of yoga in the world. Hatha Yoga uses postures (asanas) and stretches in combination with the breath to develop flexibility and relaxation. Hatha Yoga encourages proper alignment of the body and is excellent for increasing flexibility, developing strength, improving body awareness, building concentration and calming the mind.


Raja Yoga

Raja Yoga (Royal Yoga) was expounded by Patangeli in the Yoga Sutras as a higher practice following the preparation of Hatha Yoga. Raja Yoga is an attempt to concentrate the mind and follow a more meditative practice. It is not necessary to have any preparation for practicing Raja Yoga except Hatha practice.


Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga uses props and blankets to modify traditional yoga poses. The supportive postures gently open the body to deep relaxation and healing. Restorative Yoga classes are ideal for those going through stressful times, suffering from chronic pain, illness, injury or major life changes.


Stress Reduction

A gentle form of hatha yoga - great for beginners.


Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a mindful, deliberate practice that emphasizes riding the edge of sensation in deep poses that open and re-align the connective tissues of the body; such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body. Each pose is held for 3-5 minutes, cultivating a peaceful and meditative experience through stillness and self-reflection. It can improve flexibility, sometimes substantially as the targeted fascia and tissues begin to soften and release their holding patterns. All poses are done seated or laying down. Use of props is encouraged as well as moving slowly and gently.


Yoga Fusion

A gentle, common sense approach fusing 3 different styles suitable for beginners through intermediate giving every part of your mind, body and spirit a workout.


Yoga Groove

An intermediate level class with elements of Vinyasa, dance, body energetics, and meditation with groovy music for those who like to sweat their prayers. We will move and groove and meditate to find our bliss.


Yoga for Back Care

Gently bend, stretch and breathe the tension away from muscles while you bring fresh blood to the intervertebral discs. Discs do not have an independent supply of blood, and are dependent on nutrients supplied through movement of adjoining structures. Back health, like every system of the body, is dependent on flushing toxins and receiving vital nutrients. Yoga stimulates bone growth without stressing the cartilage or joints. Lengthening and holding muscles creates tension on the bone which stimulates cell production. This class is focused on relieving back discomfort and optimizing health through gentle and restorative postures.


Yoga for Children

Yoga for Children is about having fun while learning postures, breathing, and relaxation skills! This non-competitive, inclusive program, using the Creative Relaxation® curriculum, develops strength and flexibility, cultivates self-esteem and provides tools for self-calming.