This class is great for brand new beginners as well as continuing students to get acquainted with yoga. Students practice proper alignment in a relaxed, non-competitive setting. This class will help you learn yogic fundamentals and develop a solid yoga foundation.
MIXED LEVEL FLOW
This class blends the alignment principles from Yoga Basics with the flowing aspects of a vinyasa class, building strength as well as a sense of well-being and inner stillness. This practice is joyful, therapeutic, and inspiring.
Gentle Yoga is a more therapeutic approach for your yoga practice with careful use of props and sometimes chairs. This class is perfect for anyone just needing that good stretch after any kind of workout, but it's also great for bodies dealing with flexibility limitations or chronic conditions such as arthritis, MS, Fibromyalgia, or Parkinsons.
Yin Yoga is a quiet and simple practice, but not necessarily an easy practice. It targets our deepest tissues of the body, our connective tissues — ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep fascia networks of the body -rather than the muscles.
Yin yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect. Yin Yoga works on the Yin tissues - also known as the connective tissues. Connective tissue responds best to a slow, steady load. Yin Yoga requires the muscles to relax around the connective tissue in order to get a stretch, so not all yoga poses can be done safely or effectively when practicing Yin style, therefore Yin asanas have different names than their more yang like counterparts. It is a wonderful complement to a more active and strengthening yoga practice.
Four Main Principles when practicing Yin Yoga these principles should be employed:
1) “Find an appropriate edge”: Move slowly and gently into the pose, and looks for an appropriate amount of intensity, never stretch so far as to cause pain
2) Stillness: consciously try to release into the pose, and to remain still, without shifting position
3) Hold the position: anywhere from 1-5 minutes, or more. 4) Release with care.
Yin Nidra is a combination of Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra (sleep). Yin Yoga is a series of poses held for a deep stretch, which reaches the connective tissue. Yoga Nidra is a powerful technique of conscious physical, mental and emotional relaxation. This class is sure to leave you feeling clear-minded and relaxed.
20 MINUTE STRETCH AND RECOVERY
Stretching may not be the most exciting part of working out, but doing flexibility work is just as important for a well-rounded fitness routine as strength and cardio work. Incorporating some stretching exercises into your workout schedule will help you improve flexibility, reduce tightness, and ultimately, make your workouts more efficient and safe. This class is all seated and lying on back. Simple stretches with no fancy yoga names. The class will end in a short total relaxation pose.
This class focuses on two to three poses. It is not a traditional yoga class. The instructor will work with each student on the fundamentals of the pose and help students with their form and how the pose should be safely executed.