Vinyasa Level 1:
This class offers basic-level instruction with a primary focus on alignment. We will practice with a gentle flow, using elementary poses. We will also introduce yogic breathing in level 1.
Vinyasa Level 2:
The instruction in level 2 will continue to focus on alignment and breathing, with more physically challenging poses.
Vinyasa Level 3:
In level 3, practitioners will be expected to know the names and structure of most poses. The instruction will be less focused on alignment and more geared toward faster flow sequences and master poses.
This class is recommended for practitioners of all levels. The Instruction will offer choices to adjust the intensity of each pose and movement.
For anyone interested in practicing inversions, this 90-minute class will fuse an inversion tutorial in each flow sequence. Recommended for advanced practitioners.
Flow and restore:
This class will offer a restorative vinyasa flow. Though not a traditional restorative class, we will highlight many of the same passive positions while moving through a gentle flow sequence.
This style of yoga involves stretching connective tissue through deep stretches. Individual poses will be held for longer periods using slow, mindful transitions.
All practitioners are encouraged to attend this class. We will look at the basic architecture of different yoga poses. Students will explore one pose at a time, and gain a better feel for how each asana fits in the body. This class will not be taught as a flow sequence. Each week of the month will focus on a different category of poses: first week, standing poses; second week, forward folding poses; third week, backward bending poses; fourth week, inversions; fifth week (when applicable), arm balances.
This class is focused on breath and yogic breathing techniques. Pranayama is a key element of yoga practice, along with asana and meditation. Beginners will benefit by learning controlled breathing in asana practice. More experienced yogis will refine their understanding and exploration of the subtle energy body. Do not eat for at least one hour before class.
Philosophy / Satsang:
Yoga is as much of a practice in strengthening social health as it is in strengthening physical health. Therefore, we offer a weekly philosophy class. We will open with a Sanskrit invocation, followed by a short pranayama practice. Then, we will read a selection from a yogic text (such as Yoga Sutra, Upanishads, Hatha Yoga Pradipika). We'll discuss and make connections between the traditional yogic scripture and our contemporary life. Please join our community and make new friends! No yoga clothes required, come as you are.
Every Sunday night we offer a meditation hour. Within the hour we will explore different meditative techniques. Be prepared for some gentle movements. We have mats and blocks available for sitting, and you are welcome to bring your own seat or cushion as well.