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.
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 A class to rejuvenate the body. As we find ourselves "on the go" all the time, we are giving our bodies and minds less time to recover and heal. It can be hard to sit and meditate alone, and our minds often convince us we are "cheating" if we are in a relaxing shape while doing so. When the body feels fully supported and safe, it unwinds and let's go, offering a deeper rejuvenation to body and mind. Giving our minds the opportunity to feel stored and allowing for a deeper sleep. In this class we use such tools as singing bowls, gentle music, silence, breath and energy work to allow us to drop out of our heads and into our hearts. Truly allowing our bodies to be fully supported in every shape, with the use of props, we "hang" out in each supportive shape for 3-5min. ( or as long as it feels good for you!)
Slow Flow Borrowing technique rooted in Vinyasa yoga, Slow Flow utilizes the linking of breath and movement to facilitate connection to the body and our deeper self. Where traditional Vinyasa links ONE breath to ONE movement, Slow Flow moves on the breath, but may hold a pose for longer ... slowing our sequences down a bit! Slow flow does not equal "easy flow" however, as this class offers opportunity to refine, to get curious about transitions and alignment, and to notice how the rhythm of our breath is effected the by the machinations of our body and our mind. Students are encouraged to move at their own pace, to develop their own sustainable breath rhythm, and to take breaks when needed in order to maintain that rhythm. Variations on poses will be offered for all body types. Although Slow Flow doesn't move at the vigorous pace of its sister practice Vinyasa, it is still highly active and is appropriate for students who are able to rise and return from/to the floor with ease.
Recovery Yoga is an all-level yoga class that is open to anyone in any type of recovery and anywhere on their recovery journey! In a sweet and welcoming space we dial into the energy of breath and tune into the transformational power of yoga! We will practice a hatha style flow then
settle into a more yin style with longer held postures. Lastly, we’ll have a meditation with a reading or theme in a circle and share our experiences of strength and hope.
Queer Yoga is a ‘Queer Only’ class for the LGBTQIA community to come and practice together. Taught by a Genderqueer, Pansexual teacher, this space is a place to step away from the gender norms that have been sold as part of the mainstream yoga world in America. Come, be yourself in your community and your practice in this All Levels Vinyasa class. Together we’ll be practicing Meditation and Vinyasa Flow. Please only attend if you identify as being on on the LGBTQIA spectrum.
Awaken and Renew with a meditative and flowing morning class designed for all bodies and experience. This one hour practice will begin with breathing exercises to stimulate our prana, or vital life force, followed by some movement to gently awaken and restore the mind and body. Postures will include variations to suit all levels and abilities.
Sunrise Yoga with Rachel (Mondays): Trained in vinyasa style yoga, Rachel emphasizes the connection between breath and movement. As we slowly wake up the body with sun salutations, we will move towards standing postures to build stability and strength. Variations will be offered for students of all levels and abilities.
With Vida (Wed & Fri): This morning class is an opportunity for us to rise and shine vibrantly and intentionally. We will explore and experience sound therapy, breathing techniques, poses, movements, and meditation to wake up our bodies gracefully and awaken our minds peacefully. Some mornings will be invigorating and some mornings will be gentle and soothing; the pace of the class will vary according to our collective energy level (how tired or wired we are when we arrive), the seasons, and according to the rhythms and cycles of nature. We will also embrace our body as it is that morning, as well as our own personal needs and desires, in order to set an individual pace for ourselves too. This yoga class is intended for all levels and morning moods. Being a morning person is not required to join us; all are welcome!!!
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.