Meditative Vinyasa focuses on slowing down and allowing practitioners to settle into and feel the poses. Sun Salutations are incorporated into the warm-up, and vinyasas are offered throughout the class, so there will be opportunities to get into the rhythm of breath and movement. Once the body is warmed up, poses are thoughtfully explained and held for about 5 breaths each. More meditative music is played to promote a quieter internal mental environment.
Vinyasa Flow is a class that focuses on building heat and strength in the body. Poses are sequenced together so that they flow from one to the next, and there is an emphasis on linking breath with movement. These classes might include arm balances, inversions, and more challenging poses, but they are thoughtfully taught by our instructors so that all levels can attend this class and work from where they are.
Forrest Yoga, created by Ana Forrest, is a physically intense and internally focused practice designed to help heal patterns and beliefs that aren’t sustainable through the four pillars of: Breath, Strength, Integrity, and Spirit. These classes are based around an intent, are methodically sequenced, build connection to intrinsic core, lead to an apex pose, and end with space to integrate the practice. Expect intelligent cueing, deep strengthening of one's capacity, an introduction to ceremony, and intentional and optional hands-on assists.
Using the breath combined with slow movement, stretching, and strength poses, practitioners will allow the body to release stress and relax the mind. Participants report lower blood pressure, less anxiety, and increased well-being. Students have reported this class feels like a mini-vacation.
A wonderful way to spend a sunday evening! This class begins as a slow flow to warm up the body and move deeper into the breath. Poses will be taught at a slower pace than in other flow classes and held for longer periods of time. Towards the end of class, Yin poses will be taught. Yin Yoga is a slower moving class focusing on joint mobility by relaxing the muscles to facilitate deeper healing and change. Bolsters and blocks will be incorporated to support the body in poses that are held for several minutes. Modifications are offered for all levels.
This is a slower paced flow that allows students to find the connection between breath and movement. Poses are held a little longer to help develop strength and flexibility through proper alignment and mindful actions of the body.
If you are not a member at the studio, you can attend these class and pay what works for your budget. You will not be able to sign up in advance, but simply show up and we will sign you in. We accept cash and card. If you are a member, this class is included with your membership.
New mom, Elyse, has realized the difficulty of getting to a studio class to practice yoga, so she has created a time designed for moms to be able to join in without getting a sitter. Kids of all ages are welcome, and they can join in the class with us, or play with their toys or on their iPad in a designated area. This will be a fun way to bond with your little one and meet other moms! There will be noise, and there might be a few child meltdowns, but we all understand, and we are all in this together!