Class Descriptions

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Candlelight Yin 

Come prepared to unwind from your week, stretch your body, and quiet your mind for the weekend ahead. Yin yoga is a practice that focuses on the deep connective tissues of the body, stretching them gently through mostly seated postures that are held for a longer duration of time. The class is done by candlelight with gentle music to create a mood of slowing down and committing to stillness. Yin is the perfect complement to other forms of yoga and exercise that are more rigorous, involving mostly muscular engagement. All levels are welcome to this class. Just come with a willingness to surrender to the poses and a desire to create quiet and space in your day.

 

 
 

Gentle

Gentle is a slow-paced class for those who are interested in learning the basics of yoga in a gentle and encouraging atmosphere.  This is a great beginner class and also excellent for those with experience who wish to reconnect to the foundations of their practice.


Hatha

Hatha means to balance Sun (ha) and Moon (tha). In this class we’ll consciously flow through a sequence of postures designed to balance the mind and body, incorporating proper alignment, mindful breathing and deep relaxation, with the goal that you’ll leave feeling stronger and more vibrant, calm and centered. The pace will be slower than a vinyasa class. All levels are welcome and will be supported with props and modifications as well as challenging options to more fully inhabit your practice.


Meditation

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Join us every Monday to learn how to meditate and live a mindful life. Can you think of a better way to start your day? We certainly can't, that's why we added this class. Let us help you find peace and equanimity in the midst of your busy life. Anyone can do mindfulness practice. There are no barriers. It doesn’t matter how old you are, what your physical ability is, if you’re religious or not… Just join us and explore the present moment. 


Mindful Yoga 4 Stress Reduction

This Hatha class will include postures, breath work and meditation with a focus on stress reduction inviting mindful awareness through body and breath. It is a gentle practice that will benefit beginners and advanced yoga practitioners. This class has been informed by the clinical work of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (University of Massachusetts Medical Center) and other evidence-based mindfulness research.


Prenatal

Prenatal Yoga applies postures, breathing, and meditation to help sooth the challenges of pregnancy, and to prepare expectant mothers for both delivery and postpartum recuperation. Yoga has been shown to help alleviate many of the common complaints that occur during pregnancy such as heartburn, swelling, back pain and sciatica — while also bringing a deep awareness and a sense of joy at experiencing the natural changes that occur during these 9 months. These classes will build strength, focus and flexibility through a gentle practice designed especially for the pregnant woman’s needs. Expect a combination of active, flowing poses as well as restorative poses to relax and re-energize. Simple breathing and meditation techniques will be introduced to support the practice and bring the attention inward. Prenatal Yoga classes provide a serene, supportive, community energy that will allow you to connect with other moms-to-be.


Restorative Yin

A blend of two slow-paced styles of yoga that offer healing for the body, mind and spirit. Benefits include increased circulation, deep connective tissue lengthening, and creating space in the joints to improve flexibility. You will improve the energy flow through your body which improves your overall health & well-being. This meditative style of yoga allows you to cultivate your connection with your true self and is suitable for all levels.


Vinyasa

A vinyasa flow class is a guided, moving meditation that combines a variety of creative and traditional postures, mindful transitions, and opportunities to balance and invert in a flowing manner. This class will often make available the chance to explore challenging postures, and will meet each student where he/she is by offering supportive methods and modifications that make the practice accessible to everyone. This practice is taught in a warm room (mid-80s) and is both invigorating and grounding, aiming to bring about a sense of energized peace. All levels are welcome.


Weekend Un-wind

This class will offer gentle movement followed by long, restorative stretches and/or myofascial release using tennis balls to target areas of tension, as well as a long, guided relaxation. This class is suitable for all levels.


Yin

Come prepared to unwind, stretch your body, and quiet your mind. Yin yoga is a practice that focuses on the deep connective tissues of the body, stretching them gently through mostly seated postures that are held for a longer duration of time. Yin is the perfect complement to other forms of yoga and exercise that are more rigorous, involving mostly muscular engagement. All levels are welcome to this class. Just come with a willingness to surrender to the poses and a desire to create quiet and space in your day.