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Yoga Practices

**All classes are hot unless otherwise specified on the schedule.**

**Classes are subject to change/cancel without notice. Please check the online schedule for the latest updates.**

 

 Ashtanga Yoga:

*No heat

 

Ashtanga is a fast pace, physically demanding style of yoga. Working with the ujjayi breath and a non heated room, we work on creating heat from the inside out. In ashtanga we work with the same sequence every time to work with the body therapeutically. However, do not be deceived by the therapeutic benefits of this practice, ashtanga is a strong and fast class that takes you through a variety of different poses . This practice is filled with vinyasas (sun salutations), twists, balance, backbends, inversions and so much more, using bandhas (energy locks), drishtis (gaze) and pranayama (breathing) to take your practice to the next level. 1.25 hrs of practice and a 15 minute savasana to finish the class.
This class is not recommended for pregnant women, or beginners ( a basic knowledge of yoga is recommended) .

 

 

Candlelite Yin:

This type of yoga focuses on working the connective tissue of the body and holding poses anywhere from 3-7 minutes. Holding the postures for this long stresses (a good stress) and works the fibers of the tendons, joints, fascia, and ligaments. This is a great class for individuals with tight muscles, injuries, and just wanting a good stretch (suitable for all levels, pregnant women should avoid this class). Yin is a really great compliment to the other classes we offer and a busy lifestyle! It will bring some calm and peace into your life, leaving you feeling restored and renewed.

Freestyle Friday:

This is a class where anything goes! Expect a non-traditional class with a variety of music and postures. It will be fun and a nice way to cap your week off. This class is great for anyone that prefers a physical practice. We recommend a basic understanding of yoga postures.

 

 

 

Hatha:

All types of yoga are based off of ‘hatha’ yoga. This is a non flow class that focuses on alignment and longer holds. Postures are done in steps and modifications are given. Postures will bring strength, balance and flexibility to your body. This practice will teach you the key principles of alignment that you can apply to any postures. With this knowledge and understanding you will be able to move into the more challenging, faster paced classes. We recommend this class to anyone that enjoys a slower, non flow class or beginners to yoga.

 

 Hatha Flow:

Asana in sanskrit originally meant the seat in which you meditate in. Over time in the western world, the definition has changed to mean actual yoga postures. In this class we will get you moving through yoga postures to increase flexibility, balance, and strength. We will flow with breath but also take the time to breath in a posture. This is a medium level class and good for all levels(the former name was Hatha Flow).

 

 

Hatha Revival:

A gentle hatha yoga practice with postures designed to balance your chakras and relax the body and mind after a busy day. Ending with a long meditation/yoga nidra to prepare you for bed.

 

All levels welcome!

Happy Hips:

This is an all levels class that focuses on opening up the hips. Our hips are our emotional center, we tend to hold a lot of emotion in that space. Opening the hips not only gives us flexibility in that entire area (hips, low spine, and hamstrings) but also helps to release these stored emotions and past experiences. Let’s get those hips happy!

 

Intermediate Hatha:

This is a level 2 class focusing on strengthening your hatha practice with an introduction to more intermediate postures (arm balances, longer holds, inversions, etc.)

All types of yoga are based off of ‘hatha’ yoga. This is a non flow class that focuses on alignment and longer holds. Postures are done in steps and modifications are given. Postures will bring strength, balance and flexibility to your body. This practice will teach you the key principles of alignment that you can apply to any postures. With this knowledge and understanding you will be able to move into the more challenging, faster paced classes. We recommend this class to anyone that enjoys a slower, non flow class or beginners to yoga.

 

 

Intermediate Vinyasa:

This is a level 2 class that focuses heavily on vinyasa flows. It is a full body and mind conditioning practice. It is ideal for anyone that is looking to take their practice to the next level and wanting to explore arm balances, inversions, and more intensity in the postures in general. Flow to the music and elevate your feeling of joy and interconnectedness. We recommend a deeper understanding of yoga postures and 6 months of experience in a vinyasa style class prior to attending this class.

 

*Not recommended for beginners

 

 

 Karma Mondays: *free by donation

Karma Monday’s is a class that is free, however donations are welcomed. This class is a space for newly certified teachers to gain studio teaching experience. Karma Yoga is the act of selfless service, a chance to give back to the community. You can preregister online or just show up! *Donations will be accepted in studio only.

 

 

Twist Into Bliss:

This is an all levels class with a focus on twists and pranayama breathing. This practice is slower and alignment focused. When we twists we help to cleanse and neutralize the body, detoxing toxins within the internal organs and throughout the body. Twisting also helps improve posture, stimulate the digestive system, tone the abdominals and many more therapeutic benefits. Pranayama breathing techniques promote proper breathing and control. In a Yogic point of view, proper breathing is to bring more oxygen to the blood and to the brain, and to control Prana or the vital life energy. This is an all levels class and very good for beginners.

 

Vinyasa Flow:

Vinyasa is style of yoga in which we dynamically flow with breath. Like a dance, postures and breath meld together to create unity in the body and mind. This vibrant, fast paced class will strengthen your body and clear your mind. Classes are unique to each teacher with a variety of standing, seated, balancing, and inverted postures. This class is suitable for all levels, however a basic understanding of yoga postures is recommended.

 

Warm Happy Hips:

*This class will offer you exact same physical and mental release as our ‘happy hips’ – however the heat will be turned down and the humidity will be lowered, offering a slightly less intense experience than our hot classes with still the same benefits. 

 

This is an all levels class that focuses on opening up the hips. Our hips are our emotional center, we tend to hold a lot of emotion in that space. Opening the hips not only gives us flexibility in that entire area (hips, low spine, and hamstrings) but also helps to release these stored emotions and past experiences. Let’s get those hips happy!

 

 

Warm YINyasa:

Formally known as yin yang flow

*This class will offer you exact same physical and mental release as our ‘yinyasa’ – however the heat will be turned down and the humidity will be lowered, offering a slightly less intense experience than our hot classes with still the same benefits.

There is no yin without yang, and yang without yin. This class aims towards restoring balance not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally. This class begins with a flowing series of postures designed to invigorate your body and mind (yang) and create heat, movement, sweat. Then for the second half of the class we switch to the deep long quiet stretches of the yin practice. Here poses are held for 3-7 minutes and are designed to work into the deeper tissues/the facial system within our bodies. This class is suitable for all levels, however a basic understanding of yoga is recommended.

 

 

 Yin Nidra:

For this 1.5 hr class we will take you deeper not only into your stretches, but also deeper through your meditation.

In yin, we focus on working the connective tissue of the body and holding poses anywhere from 3 minutes and on. Holding the postures for this long stresses (a good stress) and works the fibers of the tendons, joints, fascia, and ligaments. This is a great class for individuals with tight muscles, injuries, and just wanting a good stretch (suitable for all levels, pregnant women should avoid this class). Yin is a really great compliment to the other classes we offer and a busy lifestyle! It will bring some calm and peace into your life, leaving you feeling restored and renewed.

What makes this yin class different than the rest, is for the last 25min or so, we will work with yoga nidra, ‘nirda’ meaning sleep. Work through a guided savasana meditation with detailed relaxation techniques to get you into states of lucid dreaming. Remember, meditation does not happen magically, you must put in the effort to see, feel and experience the bliss results!

 

 YINyasa:

 Formally known as yin yang flow 

 

There is no yin without yang, and yang without yin. This class aims towards restoring balance not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally. This class begins with a flowing series of postures designed to invigorate your body and mind (yang) and create heat, movement, sweat. Then for the second half of the class we switch to the deep long quiet stretches of the yin practice. Here poses are held for 3-7 minutes and are designed to work into the deeper tissues/the facial system within our bodies. This class is suitable for all levels, however a basic understanding of yoga is recommended.

 

 

 Yoga Boot Camp:

Want to add another dimension to your yoga practice? This class will offer you the centering and meditation we all love, yoga warm ups and sun salutations but will also give you the chance to work more on strength building, cardio and stamina with bootcamp like exercises and drills!