Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga

courses (5) 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 the tradition of Hatha yoga. Gentle yoga is always therapeutic in nature and is beneficial for beginners and advanced yogis alike. 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. Beginner friendly, all levels welcome.

Strengthen & Stretch

        Think "

strong body, gentle mind"

      . A physical class at a slow pace and great for those who enjoy a chance to explore poses/asana in depth. All classes work with the elements, but with a different emphasis on each element. Strengthen & Stretch classes work with all five elements:
  • earth--get grounded and work on balance
  • water--easy movement and small changes
  • fire--build heat and strength within the muscles
  • air--focus the breath
  • space--expand and open the body
  • emphasis on earth, fire, and space
    This Hatha class offers something for beginners to seasoned yogis. Through repetition of poses, we will be able to build more complex poses. During asana practice, several variations or options are presented to allow each student to feel challenged, physically and mentally. You are led through a sequence of poses combining yin and yang energies using a blend of asana styles. Breathwork and relaxation frame the class.

Slow Flow

What is Flow?

Think "ignite from within". For those who enjoy a more physical class and are able to move from standing to the floor in a push-up position and back up to standing again multiple times throughout the class. We link movement with breath. Flow builds heat, you may sweat, and requires focus and strength with movement.

All classes work with the elements, but with a different emphasis on each.

Flow classes work with all five elements:

earth--get grounded and work on balance

water--fluid movement and lots of changes

fire--build heat and strength in the muscles and all over

air--breathe a little harder, a little deeper

space--expand and open the body

Although all elements are present in each class, the emphasis will be mainly placed on working with either water or fire as a main guiding element. In such cases, the flow class will have a designation of Fire Flow or Water Flow respectively. 

Water flow: will focus on movement, flexible muscles, transitions  
Fire Flow: will focus on building heat, strength, core, and balance 

Flow 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. While an athletic class, the teacher will encourage rest periods and modifications as needed. 

Meditation Series

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.

 Each class will have a seated meditation where students may use a chair or sit on the floor. This will be followed by a reclined (lying down) deep relaxation or yoga nidra. Each series has a unique theme. No previous experience necessary.





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