This class is a great for anyone looking to reduce stress, release tightness in the body in a gentle way or anyone new to yoga. It begins with an extra gentle flow to open the body preparing oneself for a luxurious second part of class in Restorative Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is a relaxation technique guided by the teacher's voice where you identify sensations throughout your body, and focus on your breath, while remaining in a state of relaxed awareness so that you may release deeply held tension in your body -- some which you may not even be aware of. Yoga Nidra will be used while the body is supported with blankets, bolsters, blocks in relaxing restorative poses - to allow the body to soften, open and bring you into a relaxed peaceful state.
The Ashtanga Yoga method is built around the ‘Mysore Style’ class, so named because yoga was taught this way by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, in Mysore, India, and continues to be taught this way in traditional Ashtanga Yoga schools around the world. In Mysore Class, the student is taught a sequence of postures through one-on-one instruction. The correct movements, breathing,and other aspects of the practice are learned gradually, in a step-by-step process accessible to anyone. This method allows each student time topractice and memorize what they have learned before adding more, encouraging commitment and accountability. Students are able to practiceindependently and at their own pace while surrounded by the energy and inspiration of other students in the room. The teacher is able to work with each student individually, which allows the practitioner to develop a deeply trusting relationship with their teacher. This unique setting allows beginners to move slowly and progress only when their body and mind are ready, as opposed to "keeping pace" with a large group. It also provides committed practitioners with a forum for learning advanced postures with the one-on-one guidance required to do them safely and accurately. It is appropriate for *all levels *of practitioners. There are no prerequisites,other than the willingness to practice.
Prana Flow classes are ritual practices of moving meditation, breath-inspired journeys that offer a complete spectrum of rhythms, from meditative and rejuvenating to challenging and empowering. The emphasis is on a bhavana, or feeling state, that takes us into multi-dimensional sequencing, energetic alignment all within the collective flow. We will connect fully to personal experience, syncopating individual waves of breath, thought, emotion, movement and energy while opening to the power of the group dynamic.
Prana Flow classes are ritual practices of moving meditation, breath-inspired journeys that offer a complete spectrum of rhythms, from meditative and rejuvenating to challenging and empowering. The emphasis is on a bhavana, or feeling state, that takes us into multi-dimensional sequencing, energetic alignment all within the collective flow. We will connect fully to personal experience, syncopating individual waves of breath, thought, emotion, movement and energy while opening to
the power of the group dynamic.
This class focuses on postures that are appropriate for pregnant women with an emphasis on breathing, relaxation, and muscle toning/opening, especially in the area of the hips and pelvis, to make labor and delivery easier on both mom and child. Have the best possible pregnancy and delivery by learning to stretch and strengthen the body, focus and relax the mind, control breathing and develop awareness. Best of all meet a lovely community of pregnant women in your neighborhood! Yoga is a wonderful way to bond with your baby while he/she is in the womb. It also helps you to deal with all the changes happening to your body; this class will help you build the strength necessary during pre- and post- natal months as well as during labor. Practicing yoga will also keep your body agile and help you recover more quickly after the birth. These sessions are rolling so starting your session of classes at any time is allowed.
No prior yoga experience required.
A meditation practice based on Lorin Roche’s The Radiance Sutras, a poetic translation of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra which is an ancient yogic text offering 112 living meditation practices. This embodied meditation approach takes everyday human experiences, such as breathing, eating, waking up, getting angry and being joyful, and allows them to become vehicles for recognizing each person’s unique style for awakening the innate potential for healing, happiness and well-being.
The practice of Yin Yoga provides the perfect balance to your active (Yang) yoga practices and your busy life. Focusing on long-held floor poses combined with breath work and meditation, Yin Yoga goes beneath the superficial muscles to target the dense connective tissues of the body – often in the hips, pelvis, and low back – which are difficult to open and can result in both limited flexibility and stagnant energy. This deep practice is gentle, yet intense, helping students not only open the body, but also to cultivate the ability to observe and stay with sensation. This meditative practice will be augmented with one or more guided meditations throughout the class. This is an All Levels class open to every one regardless of ability or fitness level. The instructor will modify postures for beginners and increase the challenge for more advanced students.
For new moms and your babies (up to active crawling), this class helps you stay centered, strong and aware during your first months together. We do as much mommy yoga postures and stretches as we can to regain strength and tone the body after childbirth. We alternate with baby stretches, songs and games, mommy and baby partner poses, infant massage, discussion, and sharing. These classes have their own special rhythm, following the needs of the babies. Laughter and smiles are shared in this class! Bring a blanket for your baby and dress baby in comfortable clothes with the ability to bare their little feet. No prior yoga experience necessary for mom or baby!