Classes Overview

Yin Yoga

This meditative approach to yoga helps to cultivate awareness of one’s inner stillness. Yin is a quiet, contemplative and intense practice that takes from both yogic philosophy, traditional Chinese meridian and chi (energy) theory, as well as the practice of mindfulness. Yin poses are generally held for up to 3-5 minutes with a focus on the deep connective tissues of the body including fascia, tendons, ligaments and joints. The main physical benefits of yin yoga are the hydration of the connective tissues and the increased blood flow in the joints. Yin Yoga promotes a deep sense of knowing, an opportunity to slow down and simplify. All levels welcome.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is a very therapeutic practice that supports conscious relaxation and deep purposeful rest. This class is sequenced with gentle floor based poses using bolsters, blankets, and props to support you. You will be guided through long held poses designed to activate the parasympathetic nervous system and deepen the relaxation response required to rest, restore and rebalance the body and mind. Please dress warmly. All levels welcome.

Yin Yang Yoga

Yin Yang Yoga blends two styles of yoga into one practice, bringing together the benefits of passively holding yoga poses with more dynamic postures and sequencing similar to a Hatha or Flow based class. Yin is feminine, internal,passive, cooling and downward. While Yang is masculine, external, dynamic, warming and upward. The end result is a sense of strength, calm and balance. All levels welcome.

Community Class

Come be a part of our Sangha, our community! Join us for a Hatha based yoga class at no charge. Come once,come weekly! This class is suitable for all levels of practitioners from beginners to advanced and will reflect the unique teaching style of each weekly teacher.

Vinayasa Yoga

Vinayasa yoga consciously synchronizes the movement of the body to the movement of the breath. These classes are a dynamic, flowing practice which leads you through a balanced series of postures to help strengthen and build flexibility in your physical body as well as promotes a feeling of focus, balance and calm. The perfect blend of steadiness and ease. It is recommended that you have some previous knowledge or experience of yoga asana (postures). All levels welcome.

Foundations

This Hatha based yoga class focuses on foundational yoga postures and practices. You can expect an emphasis on simplicity, repetition, and ease of movement, emphasis on principles of alignment, as well as developing body/breath awareness. This class is suitable to all students who seek to learn the basics of yoga regardless of age, experience or ability. It is also appropriate for any student who wishes to refresh or deepen their understanding of the fundamentals. All levels welcome.

Adaptive Yoga

Adaptive yoga is for you if you are looking for a slower paced practice, have any movement limitations, and/or are healing/recovering from injury. An Adaptive Yoga class incorporates all the elements of a traditional hatha based class and uses props and aids such as blocks and chairs to support the physical body through practice. The class includes chair based yoga practices and mat based yoga practices along with movement options so that all bodies,even those with movement limitations, can benefit from a full yoga class. This class encourages safe practice & promotes confidence, a healthy body & healthy mind. All levels welcome.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga is based on classic and ancient practices with care and attention given to the many different layers of yoga. A Hatha yoga class incorporates movement that develops strength, flexibility, relaxation, mental concentration, resilience and sustainability . Hatha classes provide a balanced combination of sustained poses with attention to postural alignment and therapeutic principles. Mindfulness and the observation of breath and body are integral parts of a Hatha class. Modifications & use of props are always offered as you are guided through your practice with safety and confidence in mind. All levels welcome.

Gentle Hatha

Gentle Hatha is your traditional Hatha based yoga class but with a softer touch. All movements are performed slowly, with intention and offers an invitation to slow down & unwind. A practice that incorporates seated postures as well as standing, focused on principles of alignment and the distinct elements of surrender and ease. All levels welcome.

Flow Yoga

Flow yoga is an energizing practice that unites the conscious movement of the body to smooth rhythmic breath,This class focuses on the fundamental Hatha yoga poses that make up a well-rounded yoga practice. Emphasis is placed on safe and effective alignment during poses and as well as during the transitions between poses. Flow yoga is smooth, meditative and empowering. A basic knowledge of yoga is recommended but not required. All levels
welcome.

Pilates

This beginner Pilates class will go over the fundamentals of classical Pilates and the 6 principles used to execute the moves. We will focus on proper spinal alignment, proper core engagement, and see how lateral breathing ties in all the movements of Pilates. This class is a good introduction to learning what Pilates is! Anyone with lower back pain, weak core muscles, neck and shoulder tension, knee or hip issues will benefit from this class. Focusing on strengthening the body from the inside out so you can become strong and confident within your own skin! Half the class will be standing, the other half on the mat. All levels and ages welcome.

Meditation & Hatha

Meditation will be offered at the beginning and end of each class for 5 to 10 minutes, with awareness on mindfulness, breathwork and intention setting. You will be guided in classic Hatha yoga poses after the first meditation, with attention on weaving themes or intention throughout the movement. A softness will be brought to the entire class to provide an overall grounding experience

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