Yoga Class Descriptions

 

All Levels

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.

Flow All Levels

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.

Core Strength Vinyasa

Core Strength Vinyasa works movement from the center out, creating more freedom in the joints and helping build better balance and overall strength in the body.  This style of vinyasa uses a variety of movements at a moderate pace with plenty of variations for all levels of strength.  

 

Peaceful Yoga Flow

This one hour gentle yoga includes breath work, grounding seated stretches, key standing poses and guided meditation using essential oils that are especially intended to help reset mind, body and spirit starting the week off right.  Take a moment to unwind and leave feeling grounded and ready for whatever lies ahead.

 

Roll With It

Amy is certified in the Roll Model Method, a simple self treatment method that teaches you to use grippy, pliable rubber balls to help eradicate your aches and pains and reform your body from the inside out. We hope you will leave class feeling more ease in your body, breathing more fully and with less issues in your tissues!

 

 

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.

Rise and Shine Flow

An energizing moderate Vinyasa practice with gentle uplifting music to get you going. You’ll emerge stretched, toned, centered, and ready to seize the day!

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 Stress Reduction

Learn how mindfulness is helpful for bringing awareness to the mind-body connection and how a regular practice can help to rewire the brain and nervous system to be healthier and more resilient. You will learn about the effects of stress on the brain and nervous system, how to befriend and tend the mind and body through practices of mindful self-care, and most importantly, you will learn the foundational practices of mindfulness meditations to cultivate a deeper sense of self awareness that promotes wisdom, kindness, patience, reess, the science of happiness, and a variety of meditation techniques that cultivate a more peaceful, aware, and compassionate life.

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.

Midweek Reset Meditation

Join us each Wednesday afternoon for a midweek reset.  Participants in this class will be led in a healing, guided meditation for clarity and relaxation.  Following the meditation, a brief Reiki healing and intuitive reading will be offered to each person.  

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.

Kundalini Yoga

Learn how Kundalini Yoga can help you transform from the inside out.  This ancient practice is designed for everyone, whether you’re young or old, athletic, or suffering from a chronic illness. Through breath work, movement, and meditation, you become aware of your infinite potential.  It awakens the energy of life itself within you and enables you to thrive.  

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.

Kids Yoga

Using specifically targeted physical movements and breath work, Kids Yoga enhances your child’s ability to focus, and improves eye-hand coordination and brain hemisphere integration, while building strength, flexibility, and increasing blood flow.  As children learn to work with their bodies in a fun way, they gain a sense of confidence and the ability to self assess and self-settle.  This class is appropriate for children in grades Kindergarten through Grade 5. 

Hour of Power

Join us for an invigorating class to clear stuck energy, wake up the senses, and quiet the mind. Flow with intention, increase mobility, build strength, or try something new in a supportive environment. End with a luxurious cool down that will leave you feeling refreshed and focused. Power yoga tends to release a lot of heat. Students should
plan to bring water and perhaps a small hand towel.

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.

Baby & Me Yoga 

Nourish your baby and yourself with this light-hearted gentle yoga practice complete with mind-centering breath, flowing movement, and a luxurious restorative pose. Babies enjoy simple movement that creates a bonding experience with you, as well as fosters healthy neurological development.  This class is especially designed for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of 6 weeks to 12 month olds, with variations for newborns, head holders, and crawlers.  No prior yoga experience is necessary.