Descriptions of our Yoga Classes
Yoga Basics – Don't know anything about yoga? Looking to refine your existing practice? Recovering from an injury? This class is for you. You will be guided through the classic Yoga postures with emphasis on aligning your body to help open places that feel tight, and breathing practices to increase your energy and stamina. Small classes provide individual attention. All levels and abilities welcome.
Morning Meditation – This class will teach you breathing techniques that will allow your mind to quiet and your body to still. Time will be devoted to guided meditation or silent meditation. Come and experience the soothing sensations that can become a part of you. Everyone welcome.
Intro to Yoga 5 week session – New beginners will learn the basics of yoga in this 5 week session. In a comfortable environment with other brand new beginners, this session will prepare you to step into a yoga basics or beginners plus class. You will be introduced to breathing techniques, postures, sun salutations and calming relaxation. This is a great way to begin your yoga journey to a stronger, more flexible body and a calmer, more peaceful mind. Pre-registration is recommended to guarantee a space. Please call, e-mail or pre-register online
Gentle Yoga – A wonderful way to experience yoga for those who desire a more gentle approach to yoga asana. Breathing, gentle stretching and use of props will make this experience perfect for those with physical conditions, seniors and over stressed individuals looking to bring calmness into their lives. No yoga experience necessary, all levels including new beginners are welcome.
Beginner Yoga - For brand new beginners. This class will teach you the basics of breathing and postures with other new beginners. This 90 minute class will prepare you to step into a yoga basics class when you feel ready. Pre-registration is not necessary, regular class pricing. This is a great place to start!
Community Yoga Class – This class is instructional in nature and taught by a variety of teachers. Newly certified teachers will have an opportunity to develop their teaching skills and students will experience different teaching styles. This class is priced at just $5 per person and all levels and abilities are welcome.
Yoga Flow – Yoga flow is energizing, strengthening,
and invigorating both physically and mentally. This flow style class is GREAT
for everyone. Postures will be linked with vinyasa (flowing movement) for
an energetic practice. New beginners thru advancing students will enjoy
the benefits of this class. Come and have fun!
Friday Wind Down – This class is intended to be calming to the mind, body and soul. it will feature soothing music, gentle slow paced sequences, pranayama (breath work), and seated meditation. This is a perfect way for anyone to wind down from the work week, and prepare to start the weekend. Beginning students will find the slow pace more accommodating and less strenuous than vinyasa oriented flow classes. Experienced students will appreciate the opportunity to practice the linking of breath and motion to explore deeper into poses.
Yin Yoga – Yin Yoga is a relaxed and mindful practice of sustained postures focused
on stimulating the "chi" in the connective tissues of the hips, thighs,
pelvis and lower spine. This deep practice is gentle, yet intense,
helping students to open the body while cultivating their ability to
tune in and listen before surrendering to (rather than trying to
control) their feelings. Poses are held between ten breaths and ten
minutes. This is done to liberate the body's chronic holding patterns
helping students to recapture some of the ease and freedom of movement
they had as a child. A Yin yoga class is the perfect antidote
to stress and a great counter balance to more active styles of yoga,
martial arts, cycling and running. Regular class pricing.
Vigorous Flow – A vigorous and energizing mixed levels flow
class. Somewhat faster than Yoga Flow, this class will keep you moving!
Vigorous Flow Led Practice – A vigorous intermediate level
flow class in a led format. Inversions, deep backbends and arm balances
will be explored in this class. You should be familiar with sun
salutations and the standing postures. Verbal instructions given as the
teacher guides you through the practice.
Power Flow/Power Hour – A vigorous and energizing mixed
levels flow class. Somewhat faster than
Yoga Flow, this class will keep you moving and sweating! This class is
best for students with some yoga experience who are in good physical condition.
Intro to the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga – This class will introduce you to the breath work, posture sequencing, and vinyasa of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. For healthy individuals, this somewhat vigorous class will provide you with modifications for postures that you may not be ready for, and offer you options while preparing you for the more vigorous Ashtanga Yoga classes.
Ashtanga Yoga Variations/Mysore – Based on traditional Ashtanga
Yoga, this vigorous and powerful class moves with the breath inviting you to
focus inward. Each week we will practice major sections of the Primary
Series and/or the Second Series. The Mysore style class is practiced individually at a pace comfortable to each practitioner (a sheet of postures is provided to you as a guide). The instructor offers assistance and adjustments as requested. This class is best for physically fit students with some yoga experience.
Advanced Led Practice – For Experienced Students Only.
You will be guided through a challenging, fun, and vigorous practice with the
teacher. Minimum instructions given. This is a follow the leader
class with no physical adjustments. Please speak with an instructor
before attending this class.
Prenatal Yoga – The focus of this prenatal yoga class will be nurturing
both to yourself and your baby, strengthening and stretching your body and
calming your mind to release stress. Breathing techniques to help focus
your mind will be taught. All this in preparation for your baby's birth. Take
this opportunity to nurture yourself with other moms-to-be. Those new to yoga
must be beyond your first trimester to attend (currently practicing yogis are
welcome at any level of pregnancy).
Yoga Level Descriptions
New Beginner Session: For brand new beginners.
This session will teach you the basics of breathing and postures with other new
beginners. This is a great place to start! Please call, e-mail or
Beginner Plus: For brand new beginners. This class will teach you the basics of breathing and postures with other new beginners. This 90 minute class will prepare you to step into a yoga basics class when you feel ready.
Beginner Level 1-2: Geared toward new beginners.
These classes are instructional and moderately paced. All are welcome.
Mixed Levels: A more vigorous style class. For beginners and experienced students in good physical health.
Intermediate Level 2-3: For students who are familiar
with surya namaskar (sun salutations) and standing postures. Arm
balances, deep backbends and inversions will be explored.
Intermediate/Advanced Level 3-4: This class is led by the instructor
who will practice with you. We will explore challenging postures
including advanced arm balances, backbends and inversions. In addition to
surya namaskar and standing postures, students should be regularly practicing sirsasana
(headstand), urdvha dhanurasana (backbend), and handstand (at the wall).