Class Descriptions

(sort by alphabetical order)

All Level

All Level class is recommended for the student who wants to build a solid foundation in their yoga practice by learning alignment, breath, vinyasa sequences, balancing inversions, and concentration.

Ashtanga

Ashtanga yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures, and it consists of a set series of poses done in a sequence that does not vary. It helps purify sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs by producing intense internal heat and a profuse. Ashtanga is an athletic flow combining strength, flexibility and stamina for a complete practice and is recommended for continuing students.

Beginning

Beginning class is a basic practice specifically designed for beginners or people who want to learn the basics yoga in a systematic way. It introduces the fundamental principles of alignment and breath that will be linked together into a gentle flowing sequence at a slower pace, step-by-step. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability within each pose. This class is given as a series and prepares the student for continued study with other classes. Beginning class is recommend for most new students as the best way to safely establish a familiarity with the poses before continuing on, as well as for those seeking continued understanding of basic yoga poses.

Gentle

Gentle yoga allows the body to fully achieve each position comfortably. Breathing, gentle stretching and deep relaxing characterize this practice designed to very gradually build flexibility, strength and focus. Some easier variations of poses are chosen to teach you how to move through life. This class is held at a slower pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles. Gentle yoga is recommended for beginning students wishing to start out more slowly but can also be of great value to students of any level seeking relief from stress in a profoundly relaxing experience.

Hatha

Hatha yoga uses bodily postures, breathing techniques, and meditation with the goal of bringing about a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. The postures also stretch and align the body, promoting balance and flexibility to achieve balance between body and mind, as well as attempts to free the more subtle spiritual elements of the mind through physical poses. Hatha yoga is recommended for students who enjoy gentle and slow-paced classes.

Iyengar

Iyengar yoga emphasizes precision, sequencing and alignment. It features helpful demonstrations, multiple repetitions of a given pose and longer holds. Iyengar class develops focus, awareness, flexibility, and the connection of the poses to the inner body and mind through the progressive sequences of poses. In this class, students begin to deepen their understanding of the mind-body connection. Inversions and backbends are introduced. Students are expected to know how to handle their limitations. Iyengar yoga is recommended for continuing students who appreciate attention to detail and in-depth work.

Mat Pilates

Through a series of controlled exercises, Mat Pilates will increase your flexibility and restore balance to the core muscles of your lower back and abdominal. The proven, therapeutic exercises of Pilates will engage your mind and condition your total body. The combination of of strength and flexibility training will improve your posture, reduce stress and create long, lean muscles without bulky buildups. You’ll experience the full range of Pilates exercises, with an emphasis on your abdominal core and the art of breathing.

Meditation

Meditation, or "conscious relaxation", is a holistic practice that unites the mind and body into a deep state of relaxation and consciousness that leads you to calmness and serenity. Not only does meditation help in coping with our fast-paced, stress-filled lives, it also helps in increasing our self-awareness and self-actualization. Meditation does not require any experience and is recommended for students of any level.

Pre-Natal

Pre-natal yoga is using specially adapted poses that safely strengthen your body and promote a relaxed pregnancy while eliminating fear and anxiety of mind through proper breathing to get you ready for giving birth comfortably. It’s taught by experienced teachers who specialize in Pre-natal yoga. Classes also cultivate a supportive and caring community amongst expectant mothers. Expectant mothers can begin Pre-natal Yoga at the 12th week. No previous yoga experience is necessary.

Restorative

Restorative yoga is calming for the central nervous system and focuses on the release of stress and tension buildup. Holding the poses long enough to be able to go deeper into your emotional and mental bodies. A combination of breath and opening postures will be used to passively guide the mind and body into a completely surrendered state. Although not as physically demanding as a typical yoga practice, Restorative yoga carries its own set of challenges and is recommended for continuing students. 

Stretch

Inspired by dance and yoga, Stretch classes blend artful stretching, gentle movement and restorative poses with a focus on relaxing the deepest layers of the body to return you to a place of release, surrender and calm. Rhythmic, gentle stretches and modulated breathing will increase your range of motion, improve your posture, increase your blood flow, relieve tension, improve the health of your joints and encourage a quiet meditative state.

Vinyasa

Vinyasa yoga is also known as “Flow Yoga”, a series of postures that flow one into the other and will leave your body feeling exhilarated and your mind calm. Focus is on building and engaging your core strength while increasing flexibility. Movement synchronized to breath, and poses are combined to a faster pace rather than holding them for a long time. This is recommended for students who enjoy a more movement-based aerobic style of yoga.