Class Descriptions

Ashtanga Yoga is a style of yoga that was found by K. Pattabhi Jois. It is named after the eight limbs of yoga mentioned in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. It is a form of yoga that is intensely physical and athletic. Ashtanga Yoga is a practice of prescribed asanas, energy channeling using bandhas (locks), and  concentration on singular points using drishti (gaze) in asanas.

Back Care Yoga combines therapeutic postures and breathing techniques that alleviate back and neck pain, develop abdominal strength for back support, great posture, and renewed energy.

Gentle Yoga is a style of yoga that is far less strenuous than other forms. It can be very useful for people who are not capable of fulfilling the demands of other practices, such as seniors, women who are pregnant, those recovering from injuries, those in poor physical condition, or even those who are advanced practitioners who are looking for a more relaxed yoga practice. More time is given between poses in order to allow the body to recover.

Hatha Yoga is a kind of yoga that focuses on physical and mental strength building exercises and postures. In this class there is no flow between the poses. It is a slow-paced stretching class with simple breathing techniques and some meditation. This is a good class for beginners to learn poses, relaxation techniques, and become comfortable with yoga.

Kundalini Yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your soul. In Kundalini Yoga the most important thing is your experience. Kundalini Yoga combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul. Kundalini Yoga is a yoga for householders, for people who have to cope with the daily challenges and stresses of holding jobs, raising families, and managing businesses. It is a path  for everyone who wants the skills to cope successfully with the challenges of our times.

Restorative Yoga is a form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental, and emotional relaxation with the aid of props. Modern restorative yoga was invented by B.K.S. Iyengar, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest yoga masters in the world. Restorative yoga provides healing for the body and the mind. It is known that restorative yoga can activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which enables automatic control of the body. Constant practice of restorative yoga will make your body less vulnerable to stress-related illnesses and help you achieve optimal health. Restorative poses are held for a few minutes at the least and can be held for as long as 10 to 15 minutes. Some of the commonly practiced poses include: Legs against Wall, Child’s Pose, Reclining Bound Angle, Savasana, etc.

Vinyasa Flow is a style of yoga in which movement is synchronized to the breath. It is a smooth way for poses to run together and become like a dance. This style allows for a great deal of variety, but will almost certainly include sun salutations.

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures or asanas that are held for comparatively long periods of time (2 minutes or longer) per pose. It was founded and first taught in the United States in the late 1970s by martial arts expert and Taoist yoga teacher Paulie Zink. Yin Yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues – the tendons, fascia, and ligaments – with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. In addition, Yin Yoga poses are also designed to improve the flow of qi, the subtle energy said in Chinese medicine to run through the meridian pathways of the body. Improved flow of qi is hypothesized to improve organ health, immunity, and emotional well-being.

Beginner Yoga
is a slow paced class where as the student is introduced into yoga. The students will have lots of interaction with the Teacher in order to learn beginner yoga poses as-well-as learn beginner yoga terminology. As one begins their practice it is of the up-most importance they learn how to do poses to the best of their ability and learn yoga terminology because this is the foundation from which all else will be built upon. It is for this reason our team is committed to helping the beginning practitioner build a strong foundation which will support their lifelong practice.

Hot Yoga is done in 80-degrees and above. The Hot Yoga class is designed for anyone who is looking for a challenge. It is not recommended for anyone who does not like to move fast because this is a fast moving class. It is an advanced class which is designed to work the entire body, but at the same time detox the body through sweat.

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