YOGA CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Align and Flow
These Level 1-2 and mixed level classes integrate the principles of alignment during the flow of a practice. Students are encouraged to experience structural alignment as a result of connection with the conscious flow of energy through their being. Students will learn the main movements of breath, key actions, specific lines of energy, and the balance between opposing movements as they relate to awakening the intentions and benefits of poses.
Breakfast of champions
These strong Mixed Levels and Level 2-3 practices are an alchemical mixture of kick-ass vinyasa yoga, ayurveda, astrology, and whatever you’re hungry for (AKA your requests)! Be prepared for a heart-opening, power-building, mind-shifting, time-stopping, soul-moving, sweaty, sweaty good time. This class will have fresh ingredients, changing themes and music every week. Guaranteed to satisfy your hunger! OM YUM.
This mixed levels practice incorporates intentional breathwork, dynamic movement, deep core cultivation, and holding poses to build steadiness, stability and heat within the structure of the vinyasa flow practice. This class will dive deep into the Third Chakra as both the center of the body and the center of authentic power in order to awaken the core both energetically and physically. This practice will explore and include different stages of arm balances and inversions, as well as more challenging sequences to connect you more fully to your inner fire and unlimited strength. Not suitable for beginners. Just a reminder, sweat happens. Enjoy it.
This 60 minute flow class serves up some asana for everybody and is guaranteed to satisfy your hunger! Expect a well-rounded, solid practice with attention to creating a strong foundation through alignment so you can enjoy your flow. Modifications, variations and challenges will be offered for every level of practice so you can fuel up on whatever you need to re-energize, re-juvenate and relax! Yummy yummy yoga!
This mixed levels vinyasa practice aligns body, breath and energy, and explores how these three aspects of the practice shift and change. Students will enjoy the power of the breath through dynamic movements including sun salutations, standing and seated poses, and inversions in a way that fully integrates different aspects and schools of yoga philosophy and teaching. The intensity of the class may vary depending on the class theme and student requests. Not suitable for beginners.
This class is well-suited to those who are looking to practice at a relaxed, gentle pace. Deepen the breath, stretch, relax and refresh, in this simple Hatha class. The foundational poses are presented with modifications and support. Class may also include restorative postures using props for greater relaxation. Ideal for beginners, those who are easing back into shape, recovering from illness or injury or just want to take it easy.
Good Karma Community Class
$10 love offering. Cash only. Class cards and Groupon/Living Social Vouchers not accepted.
Come together in community and deepen your connect through an intentional and dynamic movement practice. This creative, challenging, and energizing class includes meditation, pranayama, chanting, namaskar, asana and a healing savasana. Come and support your personal evolution and transformation by yoking your awareness with the intelligence of prana, the vital life force, the breath. Sweat, pray and heal!!! This is a mixed levels practice.
Good Morning Sunshine
Rise and shine with this dynamic mixed levels practice. The perfect start to your morning with just the right ingredients to wake you up: breathwork, alignment, flow, fun, sweat and rest! This class is better than coffee and will keep you balanced and energized for the rest of the day!
Happy Ending Happy Hour
Let go of your week and celebrate the weekend! Come stretch, strengthen, sweat and surrender in this one hour, mixed levels flow practice with just the right mood music and lighting.
This well-balanced and well-sequenced class offers clear instruction and focus on foundational yoga posed, different stages within poses and the intention of poses while linking breath, alignment and fluid movement. This practice cultivates stamina, focus, balance, strength and energetic awareness. Explore your depths as you flow and cultivate steadiness of mind, breath, body and spirit. Sweating may be involved! Open to all levels. Practice at your authentic pace.
Hurts So Good
Celebrate your power! In this level 2/3 vinyasa flow class you will explore your possibilities and your potential in ways that will stretch, strengthen, energize, expand and nurture you. Enjoy creative sequences set to playful, funky and always fun tunes. Be prepared to embrace challenge, sweat and maybe even swear (silently at the teacher for taking you to your edge, of course). This class is mmmm mmmm hurts soooo good! You never know - Elvis might even make and appearance to help you with your pelvis in those hip openers!
Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan is a 5,000-year-old science that combines yoga postures (asanas), movement, sound (mantra), breath (pranayama), mudra (body locks) and meditation into powerful sets, called kriyas, in a precise and intentional manner to affect body, mind and soul. The practice of Kundalini Yoga balances the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system, cultivates energy and vitality, and enhances creative potential. This practice strengthens your connection to your innate intelligence and wisdom, creates inner radiance and peace and provides you with the experience of your highest consciousness. Kundalini is universal and nondenominational. No matter what religious path a person follows, Kundalini Yoga helps you experience your personal beliefs in a deeper, more meaningful manner. SAT NAM.
LSD: Long, Slow, Deep
A fusion of vinyasa, yin and restorative, this practice is the perfect way to end your day! Warm your body with 20- 30 minutes of delicious vinyasa flow then dive in to some sweet and juicy seated and reclining stretches for the remainder of class. You will explore your flexibility with long holds (typically 3-5 minutes), slowly getting deep into the muscle fibers and connective tissues of the body. This healing practice is appropriate for all levels.
This mixed levels practice cultivates moment to moment awareness and intentional movement within the flow of a creatively sequenced vinyasa practice. This class balances both yin and yang energies and quiets the chatter of mind, and will leave you feeling calm and centered in your power.
Our prenatal yoga class is specifically designed to help prepare both you and your body for a happy pregnancy and a labor and delivery for which you feel confident. Using safe yoga postures and stretches, meditation, and relaxation, you will build strength, flexibility, calm, and confidence. Pregnancy is such a physical experience and a woman often becomes hyper aware of the many changes her body is going through. Yoga allows her to adapt more gracefully to these changes and to feel a sense of integration and appreciation for her body. Many women find that regular yoga practice helps to reduce swelling, back and leg pain, and insomnia.
Put Your Strap On!
This mixed levels class is designed around one of our favorite yoga props: the strap! We will incorporate the use of a strap throughout the practice to offer challenge and support, stimulation and relaxation, and expansion and stability. The theme of the class will vary each week. You will be surprised and delighted at how the strap enhances your practice. Bring your requests!
We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to rest. In a world where "doing" is valued over "being," restorative yoga offers allows us to explore deep relaxation, rejuvenation and healing. In this therapeutic practice, traditional yoga postures are held for several minutes with the support of props, including blankets, bolsters, blocks and/or straps, allowing the nervous system to completely quiet and return to a state of balance, while gently stretching and opening the body. The class is ideal for those wanting to balance out their active practice, those going through stressful times, suffering from chronic pain, illness, injury or major life changes. It is also great for anyone who wants to experience rejuvenation of the body and mind through active relaxation and passive stretches and postures.
Stiff Guys Yoga
A class for guys only! If you have chronic tension from repetitive motion, overuse of muscles and joints, intense workouts, sports or an injury, this is the perfect class for you. This class focuses on the low back, hips, thighs and shoulders to improve range of motion, increase flexibility, create stability and relieve discomfort, tightness and pain. No flexibility or spandex required.
Sweet Sweaty Power Hour
This intermediate to advanced practice will kick your asana into your week! Drawing from Power Vinyasa and Anusara teachings, this hour will combine expert alignment instruction with challenging and fun sequencing to get you in the flow. This is the perfect way to take your practice to new levels and create some inner radiance and fire! Come ready to explore your arm balances, backbends, core work, deep hip openers, inversions and more! Get ready to get sweaty!!! Come with an open mind and a towel!
These practices are the synthesis of sacred movement and sound. These breath-inspired journeys will offer the full-spectrum of hatha yoga practice: meditation, music, chanting, pranayama, namaskars (salutations) and asana. Students are empowered to experience the power of their intention and breath as the guiding forces of the yoga practice and vital, conscious living. Through cycles of creative, fluid, purposeful and multi-dimensional sequences (vinyasas) linked with the waves of breath and music, you will experience whole body transformation, deep peace, and the radiance of your very being.
Yin yang FLow
These 90 minute classes combine the practices of Yin yoga and Vinyasa yoga inviting you to calm and balance your energy, and revitalize your body. The first half of class is a Yin practice. Yin yoga is both a meditative and therapeutic practice of long and passive holds to open the joints and release the tensions held within the dense connective tissues of the body (fascia, tendons, ligaments, cartilage). The second half of class is a Vinyasa practice. Vinyasa yoga is a dynamic and energetic practice emphasizing the relationship between breath and movement in a creative flow including the full spectrum of poses and multi-dimensional sequences. This class strikes the perfect harmony between the feminine and masculine, receptive and active, stillness and movement.
Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to the more dynamic and invigorating yoga styles that are predominant today. In Yin Yoga, all the postures are done on the floor (no standing poses) and are held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive 'stress' on the deep layers of connective tissue in the body. Physically, Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints, primarily between the navel and the knees. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body's meridian system, which enhances the body's energetic flow and supports emotional equilibrium. As this practice emphasizes stillness and silence, Yin Yoga prepares both the body and the mind for deeper experiences in meditation as well. Suitable for all levels.
Participants will learn the foundational elements of the yoga practice: ASANAS (postures), PRANAYAMA (breath work), and simple MEDITATION techniques in a supporti...ie,... nurturing and non-competitive environment. The basic yoga poses, proper alignment, use of props, the benefits of proper breathing, and relaxation will be taught and explored. This class will give you the confidence to safely enter a Level 1-2 practice.
These classes are inspired by a blend of yoga traditions and taught by teachers trained in more than one discipline. The fusion of different teachings result in a unique, dynamic and creative practice. The intensity of this practice will vary depending upon the teacher as well as the requests and needs of the students. Not suitable for beginners.
These classes are designed specifically for anyone new or new-ish to yoga, including those with no yoga experience. In this supportive and non-competitive environment, students are introduced to basic yoga concepts, philosophy and practices. Basic yoga poses, proper alignment, use of props, the benefits of proper breathing, breathing techniques and relaxation are taught and explored. This class will give you the confidence to safely enter a Level 1-2 practice. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and an open mind!