We introduce the new yogis slowly and gently. We use blocks, straps and blankets to assist the student in asanas. Attention to detail is practiced in order to teach good habits and perhaps remove some bad ones. We move at a slower pace, incorporating pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation. Also ideal, but not limited to persons with injuries and pre-natal moms.
We OFFER 2 BEGINNER YOGA OPTIONS:
1) Beginner Yoga Series: Monday@ 8pm - 60 minutes. Consecutive Weeks of classes that cover your Yoga basics to get you on your way to safely embark on your practice. These classes require Pre-Registration Sign up and Pre-payment. (Check Schedule Page for Details)
2) Beginner Yoga Drop-In Class: Thursday nights @ 8:20pm - 60 minutes. Open class to drop in anytime (class cards ok)
Traditional asanas are taught, leading to a more flexible, strong and balanced body. Students are encouraged to listen to their bodies. This is where you can build the foundation of your practice as you are taught the fundamentals of yoga, with emphasis on correct alignment. Good amount of pranayama and meditation are also taught. Great class for both beginners and seasoned yogins.
Hatha Flow All
We begin with Sun salute warm ups, and then move into postures, keeping the flow element. We expand on other aspects of yoga such as chanting, mudras and pranayama and meditation. This class offers a great variety of postures, that are available for all due to the modifications taught.
Vinyasa Flow All
The class moves with fluidity, linking each movement with the breath. Although some of the asanas are challenging, they are not held for more than a few breaths. It is an energizing, creative class. Suitable for all levels-modifications are always offered.
Vinyasa Flow II/III
We begin with a strong warm up of Surya namaskars. Still emphasizing proper alignment, the student is guided toward a deeper practice, involving deeper back-bends, inversions and arm balances. High energy class, suitable for yogins with experience.
Heated / Warm Vinyasa
Vinyasa Flow class that will take you to a new level. Expect to sweat. You will release toxins as well as emotional baggage. Feel renewed! The room is heated to 85° F with very low humidity. The heat allows for deeper poses, skillfully taught by our experienced teachers. Bring a towel.
A slower, gentler approach to the practice of yoga, but still receiving all the benefits. We include meditation, breathing practices, gentle stretching and strengthening poses. This is suitable for seniors, students with injuries and also pre and post natal students. Relaxing & refreshing.
Iyengar Yoga was developed by B.K.S Iyengar. A number of different props are used since strong emphasis is given to alignment and precision in every posture. This also helps to place less stress on your muscles and is therefore helpful if you're recovering from an injury. Iyengar began yoga as a very sick and frail youth, so his techniques are very much experience based. Iyengar yoga adheres to the 8 limbed path of Patanjali.
Yin / Restorative Yoga
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time—five minutes or longer per pose is typical. It is practiced mostly on the mat and you are asked to relax in the posture, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone. Yin yoga helps regulate the flow of energy in the body. This intimate practice of yoga requires students to be ready to get intimate with the self, with feelings, sensations, and emotions. Yin Yoga allows you to experience a greater mental stability something much of which is a benefit of meditation, basically “learning to sit still.
We encourage creativity while the kids learn traditional yoga in a very kid-friendly, non-competitive environment. We start to introduce yogic breathing and relaxation techniques while maintaining an energetic level with basic postures. For kids ages: 5-9 years old.
Yoga is a great way to balance hormonal changes and reduce stress. Yoga creates positive body image while giving young people the tools necessary for dealing with the pressures of just being young people. Homework, peer pressure, competitiveness are all part of a young person's life. Be better equiped to deal with this and at the same time gain strength, flexibilty to enhance sports, learn to breath better and learn how to relax. Ages 9/10 years to 14 years for Tweens/Teens.
Perfect opportunity to get away for a fun and bonding experience for the whole family. Moms, Dads, kids, grandparents, aunts-the whole clan is welcome! Yoga is taught in a relaxed environment to accommodate everyone! First Sunday of Every Month.
YOGA+PILATES makes the perfect balance for those who want to combine their two practices. Our instructors think up creative ways to challenge the core and the yogic spirit.
We teach group mat Pilates, using props. We incorporate the ring and light weights in our classes. Our Pilates classes are a combination of basic and advanced. So whether the client is a beginner or advanced, they are able to participate. Our teachers are highly qualified and very experienced, therefore well versed in integrating students of all levels into the same class. This is done by providing modifications where necessary, and offering hands on individual attention. Pilates encourages a better posture, and also provides bone mass density. Another wonderful benefit, especially for women, is the strengthening and control it delivers to the pelvic floor region. Pilates is practiced more and more by professional sports men, due to the flexibility it brings to the body. A golf game may be enhanced. Cyclists, runners and other aerobic sports people benefit from Pilates, as it compliments the muscles that are shortened and over-trained by these activities, by lengthening them.