Vinyasa is a style of yoga linking postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. It is commonly referred to as “flow” yoga. Vinyasa classes offer a variety of postures and no two classes are ever alike. A faster-paced class, you'll find a refreshing sense of bodily movement combined with mental clarity.
Gentle Strength & Balance
Gentle Strength and Balance is yoga for those who want to build strength in a gentle way, using basic standing postures and working on proper alignment. Standing balance postures will be heavily focused on in order to build more strength and increase balance. Gentle core strengthening and twisting will take place,as well. Some floor work will be done, with comfortable options given to transition from standing down to the floor.
Strength & Balance
Strength and Balance is yoga for those who want to build strength in using basic standing postures and working on proper alignment. Think Yoga Sculpt, but a little less strenuous. Standing balance postures will be heavily focused on in order to build more strength and increase balance. Core strengthening and twisting will take place, as well as use of light weights to increase intensity. Some floor work will be done, with comfortable options given to transition from standing down to the floor.
In our Hatha Yoga flow classes, you'll find Kriya, pranayama and a whole lot of getting your head and heart in the right place. Wednesday and Saturday classes provide the perfect way to ride the Hatha wave throughout the week!
This class will inspire your inner confidence, growth and peace within as you connect with your breath, find some deep stretches and connect with your breath for a bit of flow. This is the perfect class to leave you refreshed, renewed & ready to roll through your week with the strength and grace. This class is perfect for all levels of experience from beginners to experienced practitioners alike.
The name of this practice is anchored in Daoist philosophy which organizes the universe into the energies of yin and yang. The correspondences of Yin energy are slow, soft, water and lunar energy whereas Yang energy is fast, active, fire and solar energy. Hatha & Vinyasa concentrate on the muscles embody more of a yang energy. Alternatively, yin yoga focuses on the joints and fascia through a slow and internal approach. Tendons, joints, tissues, and fascia have less blood and elasticity than muscles do, therefore these areas need longer poses to gain the benefit of the practice. Long-held stretches designed to work with fascial networks and energetic meridian systems, while accounting for individual bone structure variance. Much like the symbol itself, yin and yang approaches of yoga are meant to complement each other and both are needed to create an embodied wholeness. The benefits of yin are vast. Studies suggest that this style of stretching can support us to improve our range of motion, reduce stress and improve sleep, hydrate our fascia and reduce fibrosis and inflammation in our tissue and even support bone regeneration.
In Aerial yoga, the silk is kept close to the ground and becomes a swing which can support the body in many postures that are difficult on the ground. With the support of the silk, these postures can be performed more easily and with less strain on the body in mid-air.
Aerial yoga has particular benefits for strengthening and stretching the whole body, decompressing the spine, improving circulation, boosting digestion and lifting one's mood. In particular, aerial yoga strengthens the core as well as the arms and legs, while supporting the body in mid-air.
Our Chair Yoga class will incorporate slow, deliberate stretching through yoga postures as well as combine breathwork and energy medicine yoga techniques. A great class to increase breath capacity and balance, strength and flexibility and to reduce stress or worry throughout the mind and body! Great for those with limited mobility, those recovering from surgery or illness and seniors. It may also be a lovely change of pace for regular practitioners of hatha or vinyasa yoga. There's something in this class for everybody and every body. Join us!