Awaken to Moving Mindfully: This class is a one hour class designed for all students who want a drop in class for $5. We start seated and begin with breathing, (building prana) then warm up our core spine, gently moving into a standing series of sun salutations, standing poses and finally back to the floor for heart openers and gentle backbends. Finished with a Sivasana. A concise class that benefits everyone.
Vinyasa Flow: Vinyasa yoga, is movement synchronized to the breath. The name encompasses a broad range of yoga classes. The style is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath becomes an important component because the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. Mixed-Level follows the foundation of vinyasa practice, with emphasis on safe alignment and breath to help us flow from posture to posture. Mixed level classes are accessible for students new to yoga or those coming back from injuries, as well as students with steady yoga practices who want to work towards the edge of their balance, endurance, strength, and flexibility. (Open to all levels.)
When you’re brand new to yoga, it can feel intimidating and be difficult to know exactly where and how to get started.
This class will build a strong foundation for your yoga practice. It is appropriate for those who are new to yoga as well as experienced yogis who enjoy a strength building, alignment focused class. We will learn basic postures and alignment, as well as how to use props to keep your body safe. We will also learn basic breathing techniques and how to transition your "yoga" off the mat and into your everyday life!
Hatha is a general category that includes most yoga styles. It is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation.Hatha yoga is the practice of uniting solar and lunar energies within the body. Hatha means “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha). This class will focus on alignment through traditional asana and pranayama as a means to yoke the mind and body together. Open to all levels.
DYNAMIC HATHA YOGA.
Suitable for all levels including complete beginners. A strong but accessible physical practice with the intention of creating a moving meditation through focus on the breath. Classes combine detailed work on static postures to develop correct alignment, breath control and inner awareness with more flowing asana sequences for a cardio vascular workout. Practice closes with deep relaxation and meditation leaving you with an increased sense of calm. Classes are approached with a lightness and good humour which invites you to explore, play and grow.
Breathing is the only means of supplying our bodies and its various organs with oxygen which is vital for our survival. You will learn proper breathing and also practice breathing techniques in this class. Simple yoga movements are introduced as well as concepts of mindfulness concepts. Pranayama is one of the five parts of yoga.
Your journey through pregnancy is the perfect time to experience the benefits of yoga. This is a gentle class offered to moms-to-be whether they have practiced yoga before or not! The experience is one to move and stretch your body (muscles, ligaments and all) safely to keep you and your growing baby feeling healthy and active during your pregnancy. Poses will be appropriate and there will be much focus on relaxation and breathing, practices which benefit during pregnancy, through labor and beyond. Significance of Postnatal Yoga. Postnatal yoga offers lot of benefits to mothers after childbirth. ... Postnatal yoga is an excellent way to help your body in the recovery after childbirth. Practicing yoga asanas, Pranayama and meditation will support healing and will also help relax and tone your body.
iREST YOGA NIDRA
A yoga of self inquiry exploring our true nature. Finding deep relaxation as you find the endless connection to spaciousness and equanimity and peace of mind.
Described as “dynamic sleep,” the Yoga Nidra practice allows the body to deeply relax while the mind stays inwardly alert. ... Yoga Nidra guides practitioners into the “hypnagogic state”—the threshold between alpha and theta waves—the knife's edge where the body “sleeps” while the mind is lucid. Both meditation and yoga nidra help activate the relaxation response and improve the functioning of your nervous system and endocrine system, which affects your hormones. Both meditation and yoga nidra help cells regenerate and repair, and both help decrease anxiety and improve your mood.
A form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the aid of props. The use of props makes it easier for you to maintain balance while you are stimulating and relaxing your body.