Class Descriptions

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Beginner Yoga 

Beginner yoga is an introduction to the fundamental tenets of yoga. Classes are designed for students to build strength and flexibility, focus and calmness of mind. Students will learn basic yoga postures in a safe environment, yogic breathing and relaxation techniques, and will leave the series prepared to enter a regular flow class.

This class is usually offered as a 4 or 6 week series. Check the schedule or email us to find out when the next series will begin!

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Vinyasa Flow/Flow Yoga

This all-levels class is designed to support, empower, and challenge you, with options for beginning, intermediate, and advanced yogis. Build strength, improve balance, increase flexibility, and hone alignment as we breathe and move together through a creative sequence of poses. Expect optional vinyasas, weight-bearing asanas like downward-facing dog, and opportunities to modify or use props. Find your flow in this uplifting moving meditation and leave feeling invigorated and relaxed.

 

Some yoga experience is recommended before entering a flow class. We offer flow yoga from several teachers, each has their own interpretation and expression of the class. 

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 Flow & Restore

During this Flow and Restore class students will be led through a slowly flowing, breath centered asana practice, followed by a set of longer held restorative postures. Restorative yoga gives our muscles a chance to relax and be supported, encouraging a passive opening of the body. Expect to leave feeling a bit more balanced, and a lot more relaxed.

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Kundalini Yoga

“Kundalini” refers to a stream of energy that rests at the base of the spine. A kundalini yoga practice helps awaken and move that energy, leading the yogi to happiness, health, and awareness. Kundalini yoga utilizes specialized breathing, movement, and mantra techniques to cultivate the maximum amount of strength and personal freedom in the shortest amount of time. This form of yogic technology was jealously guarded by the highest castes of Indian society for generations until it was made available to the world through the visionary works of Yogi Bhajan. Come and strengthen your body, deepen your mindfulness, and cultivate more vitality. 

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Yin & Deep Stretch

Yin Yoga is about acceptance, yielding and growth through exploring deep stretches in stillness. Unlike more active Yang classes that generate heat through movement, a Yin class is about gradually entering poses and then holding stretches for longer periods of time, usually 3-5 minutes, and using props to find just the right level of intensity in the pose. The majority of Yin poses are either seated or supine, focusing on the lower body; however, we will explore some upper body poses as well for balance. Yin is about exploring the mind-body-breath connection while increasing the range of motion in the joints and connective tissues. Yin is the perfect complement to vigorous activities, such as running, vinyasa, cycling, and weightlifting, bringing balance to the body. Suitable for all levels. 

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Prenatal Yoga 

Nurture your mind & body, connect with yourself, & connect with your baby(ies).  Designed specifically for the pregnant person's body in all trimesters, this 75 minute prenatal yoga class can help you: become centered and calm in your body & the present moment; bring ease, balance, & strength to supporting muscles & ligaments; and help prepare your body for the rest of pregnancy, as well as for giving birth.  

 

Those new to yoga, as well as seasoned yogis are all welcome to join in this supportive community class.  Come and share the journey, and make some friends with other expectant moms!

If you don't see this class on the schedule, email us to ask us when the next class will begin! 

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Yoga for All 

Are you curious about yoga but intimidated about showing up for class?  Afraid you won’t do it “right?”  Have no clue what Vinyasa means?   Join us for all levels awesomeness as we practice breathing (it’s a whole thing, really), moving into poses with lots of instruction and having fun while doing it.  We start with centering and warming up the body, clearing the mind —then transition into 15 minutes of linked poses-with-breath (we yoga types call that Vinyasa), wobble our way through some balancing and end with restoration.   Just bring yourself and an open mind.  

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Gentle Yoga

This is a slower, relaxed class that focuses on gently lengthening and strengthening the body by utilizing passive and supported postures, gentle flowing sequences, and breath work. This class is perfect for those who are just beginning their yoga practice, those recovering from injuries, or those seeking a more relaxed approach to their practice. Suitable for all levels.

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Hatha/Alignment Yoga 

This is an all-levels class with a focus on alignment. Expect an opening meditation, breathwork, and a balanced mix of postures (asanas). We’ll move slowly and mindfully through postures holding them a bit longer than you might in a flowing class. Asanas will include standing and balance poses to build strength; twists and backbends to keep the back healthy; and seated poses to open the hips and stretch the legs. Modifications are offered to meet students needs. Enjoy feeling stronger and more flexible in your body while cultivating a sense of joy!

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Slow Flow 

This class is great for beginners or students wanting a basic flow class. Focus will be on fundamental yogic principles, foundational alignment, and breath work. Step-by-step instruction and a slower pace give students the opportunity to build a solid foundation for their practice, or brush up on their alignment.ion based, but you can also use your class pass or membership if you prefer. 

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Intermediate Exploration 

If you have a consistent yoga practice and are ready to explore intermediate postures, this class is for you. Classes begin with breath work and centering, and then move on to an upbeat asana practice where students are encouraged to find their edge and challenge their minds and bodies. Intermediate poses are offered, but not required. Class ends in a deluxe savasana with optional essential oils and physical assists to ensure the deepest relaxation for students.

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Sunday Morning Discussion + Meditation 

Meets every Sunday from 11-12. Everyone is welcome. There is no need to pre-register. Led by 

 

The first half of the program is conversation about meditation, the yogic pathways, the current science around meditation and spirituality, plus sharing, inquiry, investigation, and asking questions. It is an open forum. Everyone is welcome to participate.

 

The second half is instruction about and the practice of natural and spontaneous meditation based on the traditions of The Yogic Pathways, Non-dual Kundalini Yoga, Maha Ati, Zen, Taoism and Science.

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Flowing Tao QiGong

QiGong is a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one's mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent. There are many qigong styles, schools, traditions, forms, and lineages, each with practical applications and different theories about Qi (“subtle breath” or “vital energy”) and Gong (“skill cultivated through steady practice”).

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Gentle Yoga for Stretch and Strength

Like other styles of yoga, gentle yoga can relieve stress, increase flexibility, calm the mind, and strengthen the body. In gentle yoga, movements are slower and linked with the breath. We’ll find poses gradually and use props and dynamic movement to settle in to our bodies and calm our minds. We’ll protect our joints while gently building strength and safely stretching the whole body. Suitable for all levels, come as you are to practice mindful movement to relax your body and mind.

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Restorative Yoga

Using bolsters, blankets and other props, we will explore fully supported postures that have been developed to help the body stretch gently and allow the mind to find a meditative state where you can relax and renew both body and mind.

Each pose has specific therapeutic benefits, and is held for 3 to 10 minutes.

Comfort and relaxation are key as we take you through a sequence of postures accompanied by guided meditation and aromatherapy.

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Yoga + Mindfulness Meditation

The focus of this class is to practice mindfulness through breathwork, yoga, and meditation. We will begin with a short pranayama (breathwork) exercise to help bring us into the present moment, then move to a well-rounded yoga sequence to build strength, balance and flexibility in the body. This will be a slowly flowing practice with the intention of maintaining focus on & awareness of the subtlety and depth of breath and body as we move. Our practice will conclude with a 10-15-minute mindfulness meditation. Suitable for all levels.

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