Yin/Yang Yoga or Vin-Yin Yoga Yang, the masculine principle: light, active, outward and upward moving, hot, extrospective. Yang yoga is the more traditional hatha or ashtanga based asana practice that develops muscular strength, stamina, and flexibility. Yin, the feminine principle: dark, passive, receptive, reflective, withdrawn, cool, introspective. Yin yoga was developed to penetrate deep into connective tissue expanding flexibility and aiding healing while stimulating the nadis or meridians to loosen energetic blockages and increase energy flow.
Astanga yoga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.
Vinyasa yoga is faster paced, and the asanas (postures) are linked together in a series of movements that are synchronized with the breath. Much emphasis is placed on the breath and the transition in and out of the asanas
Basic Vinyasa Flow In this class we learn the basics of Vinyasa Yoga: different breathing techniques (Pranayama), Sun Salutations, classic postures and the union of breath and movement. The asanas are taught according to the level of the students and their individual needs with the teacher demonstrating the asanas for a clear understanding. The Yoga we practice in this class can be both calm and challenging; we practice with attention to learn the asanas properly and correctly. Yoga Basics is for anyone new to yoga. This class is specially designed for beginners but also serves as a powerful refresher for ongoing students who like to revisit specific aspects of their practice.
Heated Power Vinyasa The class is heated to 85 degress this class is a powerful, energetic form of yoga where students fluidly move from one pose to the next while connecting their breathing to their movements. Power Vinyasa yoga incorporates regular sequences that become familiar to students, but incorporates variations to modify, intensify, or challenge the body by altering the pace or duration of poses, and the frequency that they are repeated which makes it a vigorous and revitalizing form of physical fitness. It incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, cardio and physical and mental stamina in one session.
Hatha yoga is sometimes called a “dual” type of yoga because it includes a duality between two opposites: the sun (in Hinda, “ha”) and
the moon (“tha”). Some who practice Hatha yoga call it a “yoking” yoga as it joins these two opposites together. This main established
principle for Hatha yoga leads to specific structured poses and other activities that help with body and mind “purification” through
principles like asana (postures), pranayama (subtle energy control) and more.
Yin Yoga involves holding non-muscular poses for longer periods of time to gently stretch and lengthen connective tissues. This class
creates strength, openness, and healing deep in the joints, ligaments, and tendons. Students can create a wider range of motion, find
more depth in postures, and increase stamina, energy, and equanimity through Yin Yoga.
Dynamic FlowThis class focuses on fun, energetic, and dynamic flows, ensuring a challenging and rewarding experience. We use coordinated breath and movement to work through creative sequences of postures, focused on control, alignment, and fluid transitions. All of these elements are broken down step-by-step so that yogis of all levels can feel challenged and inspired to do amazing things in their physical practice, while also developing great mental strength and spiritual fortitude. Discover how controlling the breath helps control the body and settle the mind, all while moving in beautifully exciting ways. Come join us for an incredibly fun and exciting Dynamic Flow class today!
Fit Body Yoga Our new Fit Body Yoga class is designed to help firm and tone your arms, legs, glutes, and core, and also help improve breathing, find balance, and focus the mind - achieving total body health and fitness. Remove stress from your life and start conquering your challenges by implementing routine and structure into your life, allowing you to break bad habits and make better decisions. Regardless of your experience level, you will find the perfect challenge here. Start applying your full potential to meet all your goals, whether you want to get healthy, build strength, improve flexibility, or simply lose weight and look great, this class will help you achieve all that and more!
Sivanada Yoga a traditional, slow paced, meditative class that helps encourage proper breathing, flexibility, strength and vitality in the body while calming the mind. Because Yoga is a spiritual system with a physical component, this non-competitive approach helps the practitioner gain much more than just a healthy body. A typical open level class includes pranayama (breathing exercises), warm-ups including Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar), 12 basic asanas (postures) and deep relaxation. The focus is on mastering the basic asanas from which variations are then added to further deepen the practice. The asanas follow an exact order that allows for the systematic movement of every major part of the body in a balanced way that enhances prana or life force energy, keeping the mind quiet and without the need to think beyond each individual pose.
Buddha Barre - Toe socks required for this class
Barre classes will add another high-energy alternative to your workout, so you can continue to push yourself to new levels. Utilizing a mounted ballet barre and tools like light hand weights, resistance bands, gliders, trampoline and stepper. With continual fat burning motion. you will tone, shape, stretch and lengthen your entire body. The technique will not only give you better balance, body awareness, coordination, and posture – it will carve new muscles in your body. You will discover muscles you did not know you had while simultaneously lifting your booty, strengthening your core and achieving a long, lean fit body.
Aerial This class is for anyone new or at a beginner level of Aerial yoga. This practice employs a fabric hammock to enhance and deepen traditional yoga postures. Our aerial classes are designed to get you acquainted with the fabric hammock and explore all that it has to offer while having some serious fun. The practice may include inversions to decompress the spine and stimulate the flow of blood and fluids, strength and balancing poses to tone the muscles, and restorative poses to soothe the nervous system and quiet the mind.
Atmananda Yoga Through awareness of the breath and attention to proper alignment within our consistent practice, our bodies will begin to safely open hence an internal shift gracefully takes over in quieting our minds. These combined groups of asanas energetically work to open the different chakras points within our body allowing personal break-throughs to naturally take place.The Atmananda Yoga Sequence is the body of knowledge, experienced through Hatha Yoga, Iyengar Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga, combined to create a Vinyasa flow. The sequence is composed of the seven groups of asanas, including:Standing Poses, Balancing Poses, Forward Bends, Backbends, Inversions, Spinal Twists, Seated Poses.
Kundalini Yoga, often called the "Yoga of Awareness," combines conscious breathing, guided movement, mediation and mantra into powerful sets called kriyas. Kundalini Yoga balances the nervous and glandular systems and can help heal you physically, mentally, and spiritually, so that you can connect with your highest consciousness and begin to find sacred purpose in your life. Through regular practice, students awaken creative potential, develop intuition, improve strength, increase sensitivity, and live with radiance and grace.