In addition to physical postures, many of our teachers share yoga philosophy, meditation, conscious breathing, and chanting during class.
Yoga/Flow This style of yoga is built upon the union of breath and movement. This class may include sun salutations, as well as other flowing sequences, with an emphasis on mindfulness of movement as well as breath.
Yoga/Strength & Stability This style of yoga focuses on creating balance in the body and mind. In this class, emphasis is on building strength and stability through a variety of poses which are often held for several breaths or more.
Gentle Yoga All levels, appropriate for those new to yoga. This class is ideal for those seeking a slower pace and more relaxing practice, as well as those with injuries and/or physical challenges. May include a variety of floor based poses as well as some standing poses.
Yin Yoga is a slow, quiet practice during which poses are held for long amounts of time (3-5 minutes) with an emphasis on targeting fascia while relaxing the muscles. The purpose of this practice, as described by the architect of Yin Yoga as we know it today, Paul Grilley, is to harmonize the flow of "chi" or energy in the body. Yin and Yang forms of yoga balance each other beautifully. Adding a Yin practice in addition to your Yang, or more energetic yoga practice, can be very harmonizing physically, emotionally, and energetically.
Curvy Yoga Through a variety of yoga styles and open, fun conversation, we will explore our practice inclusive of our beautiful & ample bodacious curves. No condemnation for our bodies; only real talk and a loving embrace! Make peace with those parts of you that have felt like a hurdle you needed to work around, and experience the joy of practicing WITH everything you bring to the mat. Shed self-criticism as you make way for a healthy self-image and a renewed relationship with yoga, and learn appropriate modifications for every shape and size that will turn even the most frustrating of postures into nurturing and safe alignment-based movement.
Restorative Yoga is a floor-based class, heavily supported by props. It activates the parasympathetic nervous system, allowing your body to enter rest and digest mode. It should be meditative and deeply relaxing, allowing your body and mind a chance to relax in a completely supported environment. Some people might even fall asleep, which is totally ok!
LEVELS *Although there are no real “levels” in yoga and we want you to come exactly as you are, this information is meant to help you make an informed decision about which classes are best suited to your unique body.
Level 1: A moderately paced class, appropriate for those new to yoga as well as seasoned practitioners.
Level 2: A more physically intense class for those seeking a challenging practice, appropriate for “advanced” beginners and seasoned practitioners.
Level 3: Our most physically challenging classes which are best suited to seasoned practitioners.