Gentle Hatha class include breath work, deep relaxation and meditation and are accessible to students of all levels including current and not limited to only recovering cancer patients, and at any stage of their personal healing journey. If your stiff all day and have a tight hamstrings, lower back pain, shoulder and neck pain, wrist and knee issues, then this class is perfect for you. Does your job require you to sit at a desk or standing and yet you know that yoga would benefit you then try this class out at 4:30-5:30 pm on Wednesday's. All practices can be modified for the individual's need. Special attention will be given to the practices which focus on cultivating compassion for self and others while addressing fatigue, immune fitness, insomnia, anxiety and depression and more.
The class is also adaptable for as we incorporate gentle yoga poses, meditation and music, to create an integrated mind-body-spirit experience.
This class is a Gentle Yoga class and open to any beginner or someone that has been away from the practice and wants to start over again wanting to re-learn in a very open loving atmosphere.
We always end the class with a restorative pose. The use of props and modifications are included.
If your beginning to feel or your realizing your stressed out all the time..Your job has you stressed out. This class might be what your body needs. This yoga class is for stress relief. Yoga practice is great for a tired body and a busy mind. Try this sequence to calm the nervous system and do a little energetic hygiene as you relieve anxiety and stress from the body.
Connect to your breath and take some time for yourself. Let go of that which is no longer serving you! Open your mind, your heart and stretch & soothe your body. Enjoy!
Wash away daily stress. Soothe tense, aching muscles. Workout of flowing yoga poses and stretches that will help revitalize your mind and body — refreshing your spirit. The use of props and modifications are included. All levels.
Restore & Renew is designed to help heal the effects of chronic stress due to our fast pace and busy lives. Classes will focus on a series of gentle floor stretches followed by restorative poses using bolsters, straps, and blankets. Special attention will be placed on alignment, and relaxation, through proper use of the breath. Restorative Yoga is used to trigger the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for balancing the body. By stimulating this system, you experience a lower heart rate and blood pressure. This also helps stimulate your immune and endocrine systems in healthy way. When you experience stress or feel overwhelmed, it is the parasympathetic nervous system that restores balance. The deep relaxation response elicited by restorative yoga also results in benefit to the internal organs.
Practicing poses using props provides a completely supportive environment for total “active relaxation”. The more your body is supported in the poses the deeper the sense of relaxation. Relaxation is a state where there is no movement, no effort, and the brain is quiet.
Restorative poses are sustained for longer periods of time (five to fifteen minutes); allowing the nervous system to be in a state of relaxation. It’s meditative but not meditation. It’s about opening your body, not stretching your body. Approximately 6 poses are practiced within the hour. Even those with an active yoga practice will benefit from the deep release of Restorative Yoga. The use of Essential Oils are used in the class.
The perfect class for those who are injured, stressed out, anxiety, depression, and recovering from illness as in a cold or flu, and even recovering from surgery, or those who need a very gentle practice looking to regain quality of life they used to have but lost. Stressed out? Can't relax or shut it off? Can't she'd excess weight around your middle? Stress can be the reason! Then this class is for you! We will guide you through a series of static poses completely supported by props designed to help you unwind, distress, and relax. After class, you’ll feel better than when you arrived. This class is like a bubble bath with wine, candles, and soft music but on a yoga mat! Reducing stress from your life has a multitude of benefits from better sleep, lower blood pressure, and weight loss! Everyone will benefit from this class. Think of it as a sort of yoga spa experience. Or a mini vacation without having pack a thing.
A magical candle-lit slow-paced class in which poses are held long enough to face the emotions that appear. Class will end with a simple guided meditation in savanna. Yin Yoga, is a gentle, quiet, and meditative practice that teaches us to relax and accept ourselves just as we are. All poses are done on the floor so that the muscles can relax and allow the deep connective tissues surrounding the hips, thighs, and lower back to be gently stretched.
Through mindful stretching, Yin Yoga maintains the health of the connective tissue and encourages free flow of qi (energy) in the body. Poses are held for longer periods of time (generally five minutes) and awareness is brought to sensations in the body.
Beginners to Advanced Yogi's are welcome! The Yin practice is a wonderful compliment to Hatha and Vinyasa, golfers, body builders, running, cycling, tennis, swimmers, equestrians, football or basketball, or other Yang activities. Especially those with an active yoga practice will benefit from the deep release of Yin Yoga . Essential oils are used in the class. All level.
This beginner’s Yoga class guide is designed for complete beginners or those that have not practiced for some time. Even wanting to relearn some of the poses.
Also included in this class: The use of props, as in blocks, straps, bolsters and more.
This class breaks down the fundamentals of the yoga postures and the basics of breath work. We provide clear instruction and individual assistance so that you may build a solid foundation for a strong practice. You’ll learn in safe and nurturing way, how to do the poses and create strength and flexibly in a safe manner. This is a perfect class for beginners, and individuals healing from an injury or for those seeking a more calming practice. This even might be your class and you don't need or want to go to the next level. Or, keep learning and applying that to the other classes we offer at the studio. These classes are meant to be small to give attention to safety, and learn in a non intimating environment.
This is a class designed to support those who are in recovery. All fellowship affiliations are welcome. The class is not limited to the recovery community, but to all who may need a little extra care for their spirits.
The only requirement for participation is a desire to heal yourself from whatever it is that you may be suffering from, or with. It is a place to gather as a community and share in the healing process from the “dis-ease” in our lives. We will develop self-care and compassion for ourselves on our mats as we go from being burnout to balanced.
Our dis-ease may take many on forms and has a tendency to affect all areas of our lives. Whether the manifestation occurs in our actions, or in our attitudes, we find ourselves separated from reality and isolated in our own minds. Recovering from drug addictions, alcoholism, sex/love addictions, body image obsessions, gambling, isolation/depression or anxieties, and even co-dependency issues all share a familiar affect to the Self; the disassociation of the body, mind and spirit from itself and from others.
Yoga is the practice of the reintegration of the body, mind and spirit back to itself.
There are many life experiences, stages of recovery, and needs of students in every class. We will gather together in a supportive and loving environment that is compassionate to all the needs of the recovering spirit. Beginners are welcome!
Move and flow with your breath in this slow vinyasa class. First half of the class is spent picking up the heart rate moving through a standing series. Then we'll bring it down for some deep stretch to relax and settle in. Level 1 and 2.
Align and Flow - Mindful movement through intelligent sequence. A modern twist on Vinyasa Flow with a strong focus on physical alignment to help bring the mind and body fully present on the mat. 1 hour vinyasa style class where rising temperatures challenge students to build endurance while recruiting strength. Students unwind and cool off at the end of class with a complimentary cold wash cloth and a relaxing guided savanna. All Levels.
Gentle Elemental Flow
“You are neither earth, nor water, nor fire, nor air, nor space. You are the witness of those five elements as Consciousness. Understanding this is liberation.”
Elemental Yoga is a natural therapy designed to realign you with the rhythms of your unique inner landscape. Through embodiment of the five elements - earth, water, fire, air, and space - we become more in tune with our world. By bringing greater attention to the role the elements play and the lessons they teach, we find greater balance in our daily living. Elemental Yoga does not rely on conforming oneself to an external authority, not even that of the yoga teacher. It is suitable for all abilities as it is deeply rooted in the acceptance of our imperfectability.
While practicing in the earth element, we gain awareness through paying attention to the foundation of our bodies. You can expect to find yourself in any number of standing poses here. We will work to stabilize the the feet and legs to bring a better connection to the ground on which we stand.
The water element teaches us to go with the flow, to be adaptable. Poses become connected in a style similar to vinyasa when moving in the water element. Here we can learn to be more expressive and expansive with the way we transition between postures.
In the fire element, we stoke the endless energy of life and ignite the internal flame. We build heat and twists are often incorporated to wring out the toxins that come to the surface as we sweat.
Understanding the element of air brings lightness and an effortless quality to our practice because here we can use our breath to carry us wherever we wish to go. Students are encouraged to maintain ujjayi breathing the entire class.
Space is the place where all of the elements dance. Here is the chanting and music, as well as the evolutionary practice of yoga.
Take your practice to the next level. Use your breath to help link the poses, strengthen and tone in this power flow class. We will move through a standing sequence as well as focus on core work, backbends and even some inversions. This class challenges our mental and physical stamina. Level 2 and 3.
Aerial Yoga & Singing Bowl Meditation Class
WHAT can I expect?
Meditation is the journey from activity to silence. In aerial meditation, you will securely drift just above the floor, creating a feeling of weightlessness and sending external distractions further away. By cocooning into the aerial silk hammock, you may experience therapeutic benefits such as relief from hip or back discomfort sometimes present when we meditate seated on the floor. The aerial silk hammock will safely embrace you in postures both seated and lying on your back during this meditation practice. This 45 min class will include a guided meditation for the chakras with aromatherapy followed by a period of total silence at the end of the class for relaxation where you can remain in a restorative posture (savasana) or perhaps take time for silent meditation, reflection and breathing exercises.
This practice will relieve stress and create harmony and transformation in your entire being. Come have a peaceful, guided meditative experience in one of our beautiful silk aerial yoga hammocks.
If your not comfortable being in a hammock we have the option to be supported in a restorative pose with props on the floor.
Registration are required to hold your spot/hammock or take your chances and lay on your mat doing the meditation. All Level
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How do I prepare?
Just come willing to quiet your mind, focus on your breath and relax. We will take care of the rest.
I think this class would be GREAT for my kids/teens can they come?
Yes providing they can lie quietly in their own hammock throughout the session. Sessions most appropriate for children ages 10 and up.
What should I bring/wear?
Feel free to bring socks - anything that will make you comfortable. Wear comfortable clothing - PJ's are welcome. :-)
NOTE: Please refrain from wearing fragrances, body oils, lotions and/or creams to the meditation sessions as they can damage the hammock fabric. If you are wearing accesories that might snag the hammocks we will provide you with a personal jewelry bag to store them in while you're in the hammock.
"Form and Flow" focuses on the strength-building aspects of yoga and is perfect for weight-lifters, atheletes, or anyone looking for a challenging practice. Students will experience a vigorous vinyasa flow, including long holds in plank, chaturanga, and other arm balances. Ample time will be left at the end of class for deep stretching to encourage recovery.
THIS IS NOT YOGA FOR WEIGHT LOSS! THIS IS YOGA FOR STRENGTH, EMPOWERMENT, HEALING, AND RENEWAL.
It's time to reconnect with your body! It's time to learn to love your body! We as a population come in all shapes and sizes, and so is yoga! Regardless of your body’s shape, size or flexibility, or age we’ll meet you where you are on the mat and focus on helping you on your journey to happiness and well-being. Each week, we will guide you through a practice with thoughtful instruction and support to help you reach your goals safely and most importantly; at your own pace. We’ll use physical movement along with props to help you develop strength, balance and flexibility but also help reconnect the mind and body; all while within a fun, friendly environment and comfortable atmosphere. Join us for a rejuvenating and restorative practice complete with modifications for all body types.
Classes include Non and Hot Classes
Hot Slow Flow Power
First half of the class we will connect to our breath, waking up the core, then spend time picking up the heart rate moving through a standing series. Then we'll bring it down to the floor with seated postures, inversions, followed by deep stretching to relax and settle in. Leaving class revitalized and prepared for the day.