Class Descriptions

Hatha Class - For All

aFocus on peace, harmony and bodily awareness through coordinating breath and movement. Hat means sun and ha means moon therefore Hatha represents opposing energies: hot and cold (fire and water, following the same concept as the yin-yang), male and female, positive and negative. Hatha yoga attempts to balance mind and body via physical exercises, or "asanas", controlled breathing, and the calming of the mind through relaxation and meditation. Asanas teach poise, balance & strength and are practiced to improve the body's physical health and clear the mind in preparation for meditation in the pursuit of enlightenment. Hatha class focus on breath, peace and harmony and bodily awareness.


Slow Flow Vinyasa - Moderate

eThe bridge between Hatha and Vinyasa, moving slower and softer than vinyasa, Slow flow has been designed to bridge the gap between slower hatha classes and faster vinyasa or ashtanga classes. Slow flow allows each student to flow thru a series of moderately challenging poses. Each series has been created to work thru lines in the body building strength, flexibility, and breaking thru energy stagnation. Once the lines are open, prana (chi, ki or life force) can wash through the body increasing harmony and health.


Gentle Yoga / Healthy Backs - Great for beginners

sGentle Yoga is a great class for beginners! Gently strengthen muscles and lengthen the spine with this peaceful practice.  While creating balance of body and mind, we find modified poses that are adaptable to any body or current flexibility.   Open tight or blocked energy places and create breathing room in your body.  Working through an injury? Had a difficult day? Cant quite touch your toes? Then this is the place for you. Find the way back to strength and into a place of grace.


Marinate in seated postures to open tight connective tissues of hips, spine & shoulders. Most forms of Yoga practiced today are Yang, they emphasize muscular movement and contraction. By contrast Yin Yoga targets the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and lower spine. Yin postures are held three to five minutes at a time. This type of practice complements the more muscular styles of Yoga and is a great aid for learning to sit in meditation. Don't let this scare you... Yin is defined as soft, hidden and slow. This is a great way to unwind the mind as well as muscles. Meridian-Yin Yoga - For All Meridi-Yin Yoga Meridi-yin combines the resistance of Meridian stretching and the long holding and softening of Yin. A perfect balance to create range of movement in joints, increased flexibility in muscles and peace in the mind. Meridian yoga works to systematically activate and balance energy in the fourteen major meridians-- or energy pathways- of Oriental medicine. PNF/Resistance Stretching is scientifically proven to be the most efficient and safest way to elongate muscles and increase range of motion.

Meridian-Yin Yoga

Meridi-Yin Yoga Meridi-yin combines the resistance of Meridian stretching and the long holding and softening of Yin. A perfect balance to create range of movement in joints, increased flexibility in muscles and peace in the mind. Meridian yoga works to systematically activate and balance energy in the fourteen major meridians-- or energy pathways- of Oriental medicine. PNF/Resistance Stretching is scientifically proven to be the most efficient and safest way to elongate muscles and increase range of motion.


Yoga Bliss - All Levels

Yoga BlissFor those who want deep release and relaxation, Yoga Bliss may be the perfect yoga.  Participants are led to deeply relax in yin poses followed by a long guided yoga nidra.  The icing on the cake? Shavasana (rest) is infused with Reiki healing.


Ashtanga Yoga

qAshtanga yoga is an invigorating practice that involves synchronizing the breath with a series of postures.Learn the essentials of the Ashtanga yoga practice in a safe and supportive environment.  This class will give you a logical, well-paced and fun exploration of this traditional practice.  Learn and practice the basics of technique for breathing and movement (vinyasa), meditative gazing (dristi) and internal energy locks (bandha).  Students will be guided through the initial sequence of poses from the primary series and offered variations when necessary, allowing the practice to be accessible to all.  The class allows for more instruction, introducing each of the postures in an approachable way.   This is a mixed level class, attracting beginning students as well as experienced students who value slowing things down and finding more depth.


Prana Vinyasa - Moderate to Advanced

The body has a certain intelligence to its movements... using this organic nature in a flowing practice to cultivate a powerful grace.  Each class unfolds a new practice to open the body and spirit.

Vinyasa can be a fast moving practice. Linking breath with movement, we cultivate the awareness of how the body moves with breath. This class builds strength and balance and challenges you to explore your inner power. Class is never the same thing twice. We will find new places and spaces each time we come to the mat (just like each day brings)

Prana Vinyasa will leave you feeling strong, energized and balanced. 


Poses & Pens - All levels

Like a perfect pair, yoga practice and journaling work perfectly together. Journaling prompts are offered before practice and again after your physical practice followed by group discussion. This class offers its participants a deep inner exploration with guidance and support to dig deep.


Mindful Yoga

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This class is like no other.  It will touch on all limbs or aspects of yoga.  In each class you will do gentle stretching, PLUS learn and use a new pranayama (breath) to prepare you for Meditation. with a mudra (hand gesture to seal and access energy)

Experience yoga as a truly healing space with all it has to offer.


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