Class Schedule & Descriptions
CLASSES BEGIN DECEMBER 2
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All-Levels Vinyasa Flow
The word "vinyasa" means "ordered, conscious placement," a conscious linking of breath with mindful movement while moving through seamless sequences of yoga postures. This class allows us to strengthen and tone the body and to bring the body and mind into harmony.
Students are invited to explore and deepen their practice with detailed alignment instruction, suggestions for modifications, and hands-on assists and adjustments. Suitable for all levels, but very new beginners are encouraged to take some of our beginners vinyasa flow classes before moving into the all-levels class.
Beginners Vinyasa Flow
Explore the basics of vinyasa yoga by practicing postures and sequences suitable for the new beginner. Learn the basics of Sun Salutations and foundational yoga postures, yoga breathing, and meditation in a non-judgmental, supportive, and welcoming environment. You'll also learn how to use yoga props to support you in your practice.
Postures will be held for a longer period of time while working deeper into the layers of connective tissue--tendons, ligaments and fascia--aiming to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility. Students may also find a meditative component during the practice while attention is placed on the breath. This class is appropriate for students of all levels and is a great compliment to flow practices.
Half Primary Series (Ashtanga)
The Half Primary Series builds strength, endurance, and flexibility as students move through a shortened version of the Ashtanga Primary Series. The class focuses on breath synchronization with the poses, creating an opportunity to find a meditative practice within the set series. This class moves at a moderate pace, offering students modifications as needed. Some yoga experience is advised before taking this class.
Our free, weekly 30-minute meditation class is open to everyone, from those new to meditation to long-time practitioners. Meditating with others is a great experience, and doing so may encourage you to mediate on your own at home as well. Modern science confirms what the wisdom of Yoga has taught for thousands of years - meditation is good for us! Even just a few minutes of meditation a day can improve the quality of your life. Research shows that meditation can help us to: reduce stress, control anxiety, promote emotional health, enhance self awareness, lengthen attention span, reduce age-related memory loss, generate kindness, fight addictions, improve sleep, control pain, and decrease blood pressure.
Saturdays 8:00--8:30am free class
Modified Primary Series (Ashtanga)
The Modified Primary Series is an accessible class for those looking to transition from Beginner classes, or for any student wanting to experience the Ashtanga Primary Series at a slower pace. This class introduces students to all poses in the Primary Series at a slower, more manageable pace and offers modifications for more challenging poses. This class is suited for all levels, although some yoga experience is advised.
Open Class (Jivamukti)
An open class presents classical yoga teachings as relevant to one’s life on and off the mat supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation, and meditation. The teacher will offer verbal as well as hands-on guidance. Asana options will be provided for beginners, intermediate, and advanced students. Brand-new beginners are encouraged to take some of our Beginners Vinyasa Flow classes before taking this class.
Relaxation & Meditation
Relax and unwind in this slower paced class. Deep, conscious breathing and attention to the present moment are encouraged as students move gently through flowing as well as restorative postures. Poses are held longer to allow the body to relax into them. Soothing music, aromatherapy, gentle massage, and use of props encourage total relaxation. A guided meditation period of 10-15 minutes is incorporated into each class. Suitable for all levels.
Slow Vinyasa Flow
The word "vinyasa" means "ordered, conscious placement," so as we practice the yoga asana (postures), we consciously link breath with movement and in so doing, we bring the body and the mind into harmony. Students are invited to explore and deepen their practice with detailed alignment instruction, suggestions for modifications and use of props, and skillful hands-on assists. Focusing on intentional and mindful movement, alignment, and breath work, these classes are suitable for all levels of practitioner, from brand-new beginners to advanced students.
Spiritual Warrior Flow (Jivamukti)
The Spiritual Warrior class is invigorating and builds strength and flexibility. The structure is a fixed, set sequence instructed in a vinyasa style. It is a fully balanced class which includes a warm-up, chanting, intention setting, surya namaskar (sun salutes), standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, inversions, meditation, and relaxation. The teacher focuses on keeping the pace moving and does not stop to give instructions on "how to do" postures or spiritual discourses. Spiritual Warrior classes are best for intermediate and advanced students, although beginners as well as anyone with a sense of adventure are welcome.
Yin, Flow, and Meditation
Yin Yoga is designed to help open the deeper connective tissues of the body, which are rarely touched during the more rigorous pace of the Yang, or vinyasa practice, which focuses on the more superficial tissues of muscle and skin. Yin postures are held for several minutes at a time and release tension and locked energy in the body. This healing and introspective class will begin with Yin postures and then move into a flow class. We will end each class with 10-15 minutes of guided meditation. Recommended for all levels except brand new beginners.
Y12SR (Yoga of 12-Step Recovery)
This weekly class explores addiction and recovery, and weaves together the wisdom of yoga and the practical tools of 12-step programs. Class begins with a group sharing circle followed by a gentle yoga class, rich with breath work and guided meditation. This powerful framework is designed to inspire compassionate awareness, change, and healing. We use the tools and principles of the 12-step program and yoga to address the physical, mental, and spiritual. Open to all individuals who are working to overcome all forms and manifestations of addiction--from behavioral addictions to substance abuse--as well as to those impacted by the addictive behavior of others.
Saturdays 8:45--9:45am by donation