What is Gentle Yoga?
Gentle Yoga class is designed to relax and open your body and mind, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles. Gentle yoga classes are based on tradition of Hatha yoga. Gentle yoga is always therapeutic in nature and is beneficial for beginners and advanced yogis alike.
GENTLE YOGA 1
Experience balance and harmony through a slow and mindful practice designed to release tension, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. Achieve healthy alignment of the spine while stretching all muscle groups through this beginner friendly all-level class. Emphasis is placed on self-awareness, breath, and honoring the body. Students will begin class seated or reclined on floor, rise for standing poses only once, then back to floor. (Once up, once down) Use of props to promote release, not strain.
GENTLE YOGA 2
Building on Gentle Yoga 1, get stretched head to toe working on smaller, more intricate muscles as well as the larger muscle groups. Stretches may be deeper or held longer. More movement may occur during the class. Beginner friendly, all levels welcome.
What is Vinyasa Yoga?
Vinyasa classes maintain awareness and focus on the breath while moving through a series of postures. The sequence of postures may be different from class to class, but always follow an intelligent progression that moves from basic to complex. This style of yoga builds heat, flexibility and strength, while maintaining focus on good alignment and sound structure. Postures may be held for longer periods of time, and will flow together to unite the body to the breath and mind.
Vinyasa class varies from Gentle class in that the movements are more rhythmic and athletic in nature. Sequencing is synched smoothly with the breath and one pose flows effortlessly into the next creating a “flow” and fluid movement that sheds layers of tension & improves overall strength & vitality.
VINYASA FLOW 1
This class is suitable for both beginners and continuing students. Focus is on basic poses, breath and alignment. Class may work towards a challenging posture focusing in how to do it safely.
VINYASA FLOW 2
This class works at a moderate or quick pace in the vinyasa style of connecting movement and breath. Challenging postures are introduced including inversions, backbends and balancing poses. The teacher will encourage rest periods and modifications as needed. Modifications are given allowing the students to choose a more beginning or more advanced practice according to their needs. A beautiful opportunity to be inspired by your fellow students of all levels.
Mindfulness & Meditation
Discover your optimal meditation “seat” while exploring a variety of techniques including sitting & walking meditation, breath & mantra as well as powerful relaxation practices such as yoga nidra. Some mindful movement will also be incorporated. Suitable for all levels including beginners.