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.

Pilates Flow

This class offers more options for strength and conditioning as we combine mat pilates with the vinyasa style of yoga, linking moves to one another with coordinated breaths. Pilates traditionally focuses on working the abdominal muscles as well as muscles that tend to lie dormant in traditional styles of exercise. Your entire body will be toned and you still get the sweet treat of gentle stretching with savasana at the end.

 

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 to 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.

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is a gentle yoga practice that focuses on mobility, breathing and stretching. The poses are modifiable and work with an individual’s range of motion. There are seated poses and some standing poses that use the support of the chair to build strength and balance. This class is an excellent way to loosen and stretch muscles, reduce stress and improve circulation. It also can reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure and protects joints.

Meditation with the Masters

Meditate on the wisdom of some of the most essential mystics, poets, saints, and sages from the Buddhist, Christian, Sufi, Jewish, Vedanta, and Toaist traditions. Each class will focus on a different teacher and meditation technique, including Self Inquiry, Centering Prayer, Loving Kindness, and so much more.

Meditation and Mindfulness

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.

Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga

Are you expecting or a new parent during these unique and challenging times? Prenatal and Postnatal yoga is designed for new and expecting families to soothe tension through breath and grounding movements while providing connection through community. We will learn new ways to explore breath to calm the mind. Yoga movement will be gentle and soothing to the nervous system while also relieving common tension areas in pregnancy and postpartum including back, shoulders, and hips. Class opens with a brief discussion and time to ask questions.

Restorative Yoga with Remote Reiki

Students experience the benefits of supported, restful, restorative yoga poses along with distant Reiki energy healing through Zoom. No experience necessary. Great care will be given to make sure students are comfortable in all yoga poses.

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 Tabata Yoga

This 4 week mini session of classes offers more physical movement to help kids release stress and become strong and flexible. Tabata goes for 12-20 minutes, with short bursts of exercise, then a little rest before the next round. Lots of variety can be expected, from cardio to strength to balance exercises. Once we’ve gotten the blood flowing, we’ll ease into a variety of yoga poses with a focus on breath and mindfulness. Each week will have children-friendly themes, e.g.: space, animals, Star Wars, to name a few.  This in studio class will have 4 children, grades K-6, at 14 feet apart, and they may be mask free if preferred. 

 

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.

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