What is Vinyasa Yoga?
Vinyasa yoga emphasizes the connection between movement and breath. The word “vinyasa” is Sanskrit for “to place in a special way.” Classes are sequenced with intelligence and intention to serve the students’ wellbeing and health, promote mindfulness and presence, and to allow for space for students to develop deep understanding of themselves, body and mind. Classes combine periods of fluid movement with much needed stillness in order to relax and rejuvenate.
Gentle Yoga is a practice that balances slow movement with reflective pauses in order to slow down and be gentle with yourself. These classes typically begin standing, move to seated postures, and end lying down in order to minimize the need to get up and down off the floor throughout the class.
Basics classes are intended for those who are brand new to yoga, returning to the practice, or those looking to refine and brush up on the basic alignment in the major postures seen in a Vinyasa Yoga class. We go through a basic sequence that leaves space for exploration and understanding.
Slow Flow Vinyasa
Slow Flow Vinyasa is a fluid class incorporating slow movement, deep breath, and relaxation. We will flow and breathe rhythmically with minimal (or none at all!) chaturangas (those low pushups)!
All Levels Vinyasa
All Levels means just that- a class for all levels. This class is slightly athletic and alternates fluid movement with moments of passes to leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. Teachers offer modifications and variations throughout the class to make sure that everyone has a place to be in any given posture.
Spicy Vinyasa Flow (Wednesdays @ 7)
This class is a bit faster paced than our other All Levels classes and is recommended for those fairly familiar with Vinyasa Yoga. You can expect some challenging transitions and a chance to practice arm balances and inversions. The spiciness of the flow will be combined with focus on breath and alignment throughout the class.
Yoga for better sleep
Yoga For Better Sleep is a class designed to prepare you for a restful night’s sleep. It is a blend of very slow and gentle movement, restorative postures, pranayama (breathing techniques) intended to calm the nervous system, and deep relaxation. Be prepared to float out of the studio and right into bed!
Private yoga sessions
Why is this useful?
Private sessions serve many different purposes. Maybe you are new to yoga and would like to receive one-on-one instruction to develop confidence and basic understanding of vinyasa yoga. Maybe you prefer practicing alone or with a small group of friends. Maybe there is a pose or set of poses that you are working on and would like the opportunity to receive specific pointers and the time to explore. No matter the reason, private yoga sessions can play a valuable role in your yoga practice.
What is therapeutic yoga?
Therapeutic yoga offers specific healing techniques and exercises in order to help you achieve optimal health. It is perfect for those with chronic illness or pain, those recovering from injury or illness, or those looking to learn more about the inner workings of the body and breath from a more anatomical perspective. We will go through a series of range of motion and postural assessments in order to look at what is tight, what is weak, what is out of balance in order to understand what's going on before moving forward with a plan.
shoulder pain/ instability
chronic fatigue syndrome