Yoga for Beginners
For absolute beginners to yoga or those looking to slow it down and bring it back to basics. Expect a safe non-competitive environment, where you can bring an open mind without fear or worry. Focus will be on breath, proper alignment, and props for modifications.
Prepare for complete release of stress and tension without ever leaving the floor. This class uses props and blankets to support passive postures that are held for 7-10 minutes each. Any two blankets or pillows from around your house will work great.
Vinyasa Flow : Coordinates breath, postures, and movement. Expect to move continuously in this class. Appropriate for strong beginners.
Vinyasa Flow (Level 2): Coordinates breath, postures, and movement. Be prepared to explore some chanting as well as some intermediate postures to bring your practice to the next level. Not safe for beginners.
Ashtanga Yoga: Mysore & Led Styles
The Primary Series is a set sequence of yoga postures, also called Yoga Cikitsa, which translates to "yoga therapy".
This lineage of yoga is taught in two different styles.
In a LED class, the teacher guides the class as a whole through the Primary Series of postures. In a MYSORE class, the student practices the Primary or Second Series at their own ability, and the teacher works with each student individually & pose-by-pose as done in Mysore, India (all levels welcome for this style!)
We suggest that a student practice Mysore style first before attending a Led Ashtanga class.
Gentle Yoga (All Levels)
Non-strenuous, and minimalistic, this is a class designed to bring more stillness and quiet to your day. Expect to leave feeling nurtured and relaxed. All levels of experience welcome.
Yin Yoga (All Levels)
Yin yoga is a great compliment for the active practice or lifestyle. This class is slow and supported by props without even leaving the floor as you hold poses for 5-8 minutes. Yin focuses on stretching while the muscles are cold, so that you are lengthening the soft tissues in the body to gain mobility and increase flexibility.
Chair Yoga (All are welcome!)
A class designed specifically for the young senior yogi, injured, or even pregnant. These classes focus on supporting joint health, encourage healthy range-of-motion, and develop strength & balance all while considering your relationship with getting up and down off of the floor, or things such as knee-health! Our chair yoga uses a chair until you are ready to move on to other gentle classes.