Yoga Class Descriptions

 

Synergy All Levels: mornings

The All Levels class includes breathing exercises as well as building from the ground up, guiding students in stages through a variety of standing, sitting and supine postures. Each class follows the format of beginning with centering, pranayam (breathing exercises), pratapana (warming up the body), asana (yoga poses), and ending with relaxation and meditation.   It’s a way to recharge while experimenting with coming to your edge to create some physical challenge. The intention is to strengthen, inspire and empower students with compassion, kindness and care while honoring individual learning styles and rate of progression.

Synergy All Levels: weekdays 12-1

This class is designed to move students through a variety of standing, sitting and supine postures. Each class follows some format of centering, breathing exercises and warming up the body to allow students to go deeper into a sequence of yoga poses. These poses are intended to open the chest, hips, stretch out the back, thighs and calf muscles while helping to calm the mind and the nervous system.  Through integrating breath with movement we begin to create balance between strength and ease both on and off of the mat. This class is appropriate for all levels.

Beginner Vinyasa

This class introduces the fundamental principles of alignment and breath work in a flow of postures linked together by breath. Students will explore yoga postures through step-by-step verbal descriptions and demonstrations, where you will soften and melt into poses. Emphasis is placed on the student understanding, safety, and stability within each pose and using props and modifications for proper alignment and ease in the postures. Gradually these poses will be linked together into a gentle flowing sequence. If you have never tried yoga this is the class for you, designed to meet the needs of those new to yoga as well those seeking continued understanding of basic yoga poses. You should leave this class feeling relaxed.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is comprised of mostly floor poses that are passively held for several minutes allowing the body to gradually release.  The Yin system is intended to act on the connective tissues of the body to improve joint mobility.  Yin is a quiet meditative practice with roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine and poses that align with energy meridians that enhance your physical and emotional health.  You will feel a different kind of energy and release from this practice – centered and flexible in body and mind.

Beginner

In the Beginner’s class you will learn some basic breathing techniques. We will build poses from the ground up while coordinating breath with movement and bring self-awareness to your practice while learning how to find alignment in poses based on your individual body structure.  Focus will be on learning how to find your own yoga practice through awakening the prana (life force through breath) within. Through focusing on the breath, we begin to slow the chatter in the mind to become present in the body.

 

 

Meditation for Peace & Happiness

This is a fun and enlightening class for all levels.  Discover how to release mental, emotional, and physical tension to sleep better, feel happier and have better health through the practices of breath work, meditation, self-inquiry, and gratitude.  We will explore mindfulness, the science of happiness, and a variety of meditation techniques that cultivate a more peaceful, aware, and compassionate life.

Yin Yasa

A class that explores equal parts strength and softness, incorporating self-exploration and inquiry into how one feels in their own body. Options are given to add challenge, relaxation, or both to the postures and sequences. This class takes place primarily at ground level, which makes it friendly for those who prefer to avoid repetitive up and down movements. All bodies welcome.

Gentle Yoga

Settle your mind and create ease through this mindful practice designed to address tension, reduce stress and promote relaxation. Enjoy this hour of extreme self-care and leave breathing better, standing taller and knowing you have honored your body from the inside out.

Svaroopa Beginner

In Svaroopa® Yoga we say that all of the tension begins at the tailbone in the base of your spine.  We use poses that will sequence the spine starting at the base and work up to your rib cage to create a deep release of the tight muscles in your spine.  This deep and meditative style of yoga uses props and precise alignments to reach deep into the core muscles around the spine, relieving tensions in the body.  We call this core opening.  This core opening is what creates the healing in your body and leaves you feeling rested, restored and refreshed at the end of every class.  Svaroopa yoga is excellent for relieving back, neck, knee and shoulder pain, and the guided awareness done at the beginning and end of every class provides deep relaxation and reduces the stress that many of us experience in our daily lives.

Pre-Natal Yoga

Enjoy a beautiful slow flow-based practice that allows for time to create space in the mind and body, connect with your baby to be, find stability and balance. This class is designed for those new to yoga, regular yoga practitioners, as well as those who are trying to conceive or in the infamous 4th trimester. You will learn how to incorporate prenatal yoga variations into your regular yoga practice, as well as your day-to-day life in an encouraging, supportive environment. Wherever you are in your pregnancy journey, there is a place for you here, and we are so excited to spend this time with you.

Reiki Restorative

Students experience the benefits of supported, restful, restorative yoga poses along with hands-on Reiki energy assists. No experience necessary. Great care will be given to make sure students are comfortable in all yoga poses.

Flow and Restore

Flow through a series of yoga poses to stretch and strengthen the body and focus the mind.  The last 20 minutes of class will a guided restorative practice to help the body and mind truly let go.  Props will be used in restorative poses to enable the body to feel completely supported, so that students can reach a deeper state of healing and relaxation.  Modifications can be made for students of all-levels.

Slow Flow

Slow flow is a gentle yoga to de-stress, build strength, quiet the mind and find calm energy. In some ways, it has more traditional roots to Viniyoga. Slow flow style usually provides poses that range from gentle to challenging, but done with stable, self-centering energy. Class pace is slower with an emphasis on safe alignment and maintaining the balance of slow breathing. The toned-down speed doesn’t mean that the poses are any less beneficial for building strength, stability and postural integrity than other styles. This slower pace is definitely more conducive to the meditative practices of mindfulness and breath awareness. This makes it particularly well-suited to newer students, or for those who desire deep concentration within their practice.

Body in Balance

This class sparks your awareness of alignment.  You will strengthen the back body and lengthen the front body with clear intention to undo the effects of modern sitting culture.  Move every part of the body in all directions to stimulate flow and to invite relaxation and healing.  Learn about common pain patterns and how to release them with Yoga. This gentle/moderate class is suitable for most.

Meditation, 1:1 With Your Heart

This class is appropriate for all individuals, and the uniqueness of this class is spending time with your inner space, starting with Prana (breath) to rest the mind, with the goal of living from the heart, witnessing your thoughts, and creating a friendship with the mind.  The goal is to assist in integrating meditation into your life and schedule.

Synergy All Levels: Saturday mornings

Kick off your Saturday morning with this empowering class designed to strengthen, inspire and energize your body, mind and spirit. Connecting breath with movement, we will journey our way through alignment based poses and experience the healing benefits of a mindful, safe vinyasa infused practice. Expect to leave feeling calm, balanced and ready to start your weekend off right.

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