Hatha Yoga is done on a mat and uses postures (asana) and stretches in combination with the breath to develop flexibility and relaxation. Hatha Yoga encourages proper alignment of the body and is excellent for increasing flexibility, developing strength, improving body awareness, building concentration and calming the mind. Recommended for students of all levels.
GENTLE HATHA YOGA
A calming, stress-relieving yoga class to stretch and strengthen the body gradually. Emphasis is on building awareness of the breath and the body. Asanas are practiced at a slower pace with attention to alignment and detail. Recommended for all levels looking for a soothing, relaxing, and restorative experience, especially those newer to yoga or working with special concerns or injuries.
VIN YIN (YIN/YANG YOGA)
This class weaves the healing powers of these two very different styles of yoga into an integrated, balanced practice.
We begin by centering ourselves in stillness and move into the deep, long held postures of Yin Yoga. Yin Yoga, is a quiet practice that encourages the body/mind to open as each pose is held passively for 3 to 5 minutes at a time. In Yin Yoga we take each pose slowly and passively, finding power in stillness, and focusing on the deeper connective tissues of the joints, (such as the ligaments, fascia and bones) releasing resistance while activating the flow of prana (or chi) through the body.
We transition to Yang Yoga with it’s rhythmic, flowing repetition of movements that require strength and balance. A Yang practice emphasizes the muscle tissues and circulatory system, leaving one feeling invigorated and alert.
Class will conclude with deep relaxation. Recommended for students of all levels.
This gentle yoga practice make yoga accessible to everyone with support of a chair. You’ll practice postures that focus on lengthening/tone the muscles while improving your posture and circulation. This style is perfect for those whom have difficulty standing, limited mobility or sever aches and pains. No yoga mat required. Recommended for students of all levels.
DEEP RELAXATION YOGA
Connect to what is essential and meaningful in your life through Restorative Yoga, Pranayama, and Yoga Nidra. Clear your mind, relax your body and learn valuable mindfulness skills for reducing stress and finding balance in your life. Recommended for students of all levels.
Yoga Nidra is a beautiful and ancient practice of complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation while still maintaining awareness at the deeper levels. It is a form of pratyhara one of the limbs on the eight-fold path of yoga in which the mind withdraws from the senses and turns inward.
Yoga Nidra takes you deep inside to a threshold state between sleep and wakefulness, a state in which you are very receptive and connected to your intuition. It enables you to find answers within to your problems and concerns. It increases creativity and inspiration and enables you to live a peaceful and meaningful life. Recommended for students of all levels.