Foundation Flow is a slower flow class that sets the ground for yogic breathing, postures and techniques. Here you will learn the names of the poses, how to modify them for your body and how to integrate props to support alignment within the pose. Transitions are slower to encourage patterns of moving the body that promote health and steadiness. This is a great class for beginners and for those who want to build strength and body awareness.
Step onto the mat for an energetic, strong, upbeat Freedom Flow! This class is targeted for all-levels so that whether you are a beginner or an advanced yoga practitioner you will have the opportunity to step to your edge wherever that may be. This practice will guide you through both playful and focused dynamic movements led by a steady breath that will cultivate stability and space within the body. This class will have you sweating, smiling and searching for the spaces within yourself where you might be able to move a little bit deeper to let go and release within both your mind and body.
This class is a blend of flow, pranayama, meditation, yin and sometimes you may find a restorative pose or two thrown in! The beauty of this class is that it changes week to week, and you will experience a mixture of styles and practices woven together in a flawless tapestry that will leave you grounded, revitalized and recharged.
This class is ideal for beginners and for those new to the practice, as well as for those rehabilitating or beginning to bring more strength and movement into their lives. Here we start with the basics, learning modifications, the foundation of the postures, how to integrate breath into the practice, and everything you can think of to begin at the beginning. This is the cornerstone class to begin your yoga journey with.
Incorporating breath and movement, this class will warm you up, connect with your core, stretch and strengthen your body and bring mindful awareness to your breath with pranayama. Prepare to feel energized, grounded and centered when you leave.
Enjoy a slow, meditative class of long-held poses that invite the connective tissue in the body to lengthen. Here you can rest, relax and breathe space into the body, encouraging softening where the body is holding, and relaxation in your mind and heart.
If you have ever wanted to dissect the yoga practice more thoroughly, to understand what is happening with your body and how to create the shapes of the postures from a functional anatomy standpoint, this class is for you. Transitions into the postures are slower to bring awareness to how the body is moving and how to create specific shapes, with anatomical references peppered in. You will emerge from classes with a greater awareness of the body in addition to the refreshed, centered midframe every yoga class creates!
Intention Flow & Meditation
This class is an invitation for you to explore your thoughts and awareness through meditation and gain clarity through creating a clear intention from your heart. A gentle flowing practice connects intention with consciousness and grounds your presence within.
Awaken to the deepest in you with a guided meditation for accessing and experiencing the mystery of your inner being. When we engage the mind through the brainwaves, we open the door to creativity, insight, spiritual awareness and deep relaxation. The effect is an effortless releasing of subconscious material and a deeper, more profound inner clarity. Expect to feel relaxed, refreshed, and grounded as we explore our inner house of doors together. Feel free to bring along a warm blanket, cushion or eye pillow to help make yourself more comfortable (the studio has eye pillows and bolsters as well). A reflection period will follow the meditation and you are welcome to journal your experience.
This is our foundational practice, integrating many of yoga's limbs to create a holistic frame for your evolving yoga practice in more ways than just the physical. Blending asana with pranayama, and inviting in pratyahara, dharana and dhyana, you will be individually guided and encouraged in the inwardly deepening experience of your practice. Centering the body through movement and breath control, withdrawing the outward turning of the senses, focusing the awareness inward and cascading into meditation all align the whole person toward inner alignment and realization. This class is a complete invitation to dive into a focused, multi-layered practice to bring you to the center of yourself.
Hip Opening Flow
This flowing class creates congruity between both sides of the body, targeting the hip joints and the spine. Some poses focus on stability while others explore freedom of movement, all in a flow style class that will warm the core, activate the breath and leave you feeler looser, aligned and refreshed.
Heart Opening Flow
This class is expansive and deeply connected to the heart. Merging breath with flowing movement, you will feel uplifted and inspired by integrating arm positions with breath to activate lung and heart meridians, and open the front line of the body with warriors, backbends and heart-focused meditation.
This yoga class will build the connection to whole-body core, creating functional movement patterns that are supported and stabilized from the center of the body outward. Invigorating, strengthening and uplifting!
Combining self-massage techniques with traditional yoga poses, this class builds the relationship and understanding of how our muscles and connective tissue (fascia) work together to promote movement. Myofascial release techniques and skin rolling will be incorporated into practice to help free the fascia from the muscles so that the whole body functions and moves more freely.
No Hands Flow
The perfect class to breathe and flow, with no heavy pressure on your hands or harsh angles on your wrists. Integrate breath with movement, feel inspired and energized, all while transitioning from one pose to another in a creative dance that frees the wrists from the practice.
Rest & Restore
Restorative yoga is a phenomenal practice to support the rest and digest aspect of the nervous system. By using props to support the body in finding comfortable shapes and holding the poses for longer stretches, the body and mind are given the space to become truly relaxed and at ease while promoting lymph flow, circulation and restfulness.
Ashtanga is a breath-movement integrated practice designed to heat the body, detoxify, build strength and tone the nervous system. In Ashtanga, there are 6 series; this class is modelled after the Primary Series poses. The sequence will change from class to class, yet the flowing, balanced sequence and 5-breath posture holds will appear in every class. If you are looking for a class to focus your intention, and deepen your connection to whole-body core, this is for you.
Meditation is the very heart of self-care: nourishing all levels of the body, mind and spirit. It is our most natural state of being, which is why—as we become more and more disconnected from our true nature, we are so drawn into this ancient practice.
Mantra meditation is the simplest & most effective form of reducing stress, because it works from the inside out. It connects you to the deep, restorative levels of your body's natural intelligence. In this class you will be given a mantra, guided into a 20 minute meditation practice. Enjoy tea and conversation afterward to connect, discuss and build community.
Yin Yang Balance Flow
The perfect balance of strengthening and softening. This class will start with movement combined with breath and flow-style vinyasa practice and slow down into the mellow depths of yin and relaxation at the end. For those who love yin, yet also value integrated strength and functional movement, you will love this accessible, all-levels class!