Descriptions of our Yoga Classes
Beginner Yoga - For 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 1 class when you feel ready. Pre-registration is not necessary, regular class pricing. This is a great place to start!
Chakra Flow - This class will focus on the seven energy centers of the body known as the chakras. Each class will focus on a different chakra (or combinations of chakras) with asanas selected to balance that specific chakra. The format will include balancing floor work followed by stimulating vinyasa and final calming poses. A small amount of meditation will be included. This is a mixed level class but some yoga experience is helpful.
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.
Family Yoga: Strengthen family bonds and create togetherness with the yoga practice that's specially designed for the entire family. This class is a great way to introduce your child to the world or yoga with the comfort of mom and dad at their side. We will explore interactive poses, games, movement, breathing and relaxation. You will learn partner poses and ways for children and adults to de-stress. This class is most appropriate for ages 3-9. However, younger siblings are welcome and often thrive in this environment. No yoga experience required. Not a regularly scheduled class.
Gentle Yoga/Restorative – A wonderful way to experience yoga for those who desire a more gentle approach to yoga asana or are recovering from an injury. 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.
Happy Hour Vinyasa: This one-hour vinyasa practice will leave you inspired and ready to face the world! With a strong emphasis on sun salutations and invigorating flow, in just one hour you will stretch your muscles, build strength, find your balance, open your hips, get upside down and enjoy some stillness. You will leave feeling refreshed and invigorated.
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 1 or beginner 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
Morning Meditation – This 15 minute meditation at the end of a 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. No fee
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.
Slow Flow - The pace of this vinyasa flow class is slower for a more calming and relaxing practice. The class incorporates slower versions of traditional sun and moon salutations, as well as modern creative flow sequences. A slower pace allows the students more time to contemplate and explore the postures as well as the transitions in between. Modifications for all levels are offered. This class is great for everyone!
Sunrise Namaste: Rise and Shine! Join us for an invigorating early morning practice to greet the morning sun and the beginning of a new day. This ALL LEVELS class consists of a flowing practice designed to build strength, balance and flexibility. Come wake up your body, settle your mind and find your breath. It's the perfect way to start your day.
Vinyasa Flow – Vinyasa 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!
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.
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.
Yoga 1 – Don't know much about yoga? Looking to refine your existing practice? 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.
Yoga Level Descriptions
Intro To Yoga 5 week Session: For brand new beginners or those who have never taken a yoga class. This session will teach you the basics of Yoga with other new beginners. This is a great place to start! Offered several times a year. Please call, e-mail or pre-register online.
Beginner: For 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 Level 1 class when you feel ready.
Level 1: Geared toward beginners with some experience or students preferring a more moderate pace. These classes are instructional and all levels are welcome.
Mixed Levels: A more vigorous style class. For beginners and experienced students in good physical health.
Level 2: For advanced beginner students in good physical health. You should be familiar with Surya Namaskar (sun salutations), basic standing postures and breathing techniques.
Level 2-3: For intermediate level students who are very familiar with Surya Namaskar (sun salutations) and standing postures. Arm balances, deep backbends and inversions will be explored.