Types of Yoga Classes
Hatha Yoga is the most widely practiced form of yoga in the world. Hatha Yoga uses postures (asana) and stretches in combination with the breath to develop flexibility and relaxation.
Gentle Hatha Yoga
A slow and gentle style of Hatha Yoga to ease stress, calm the mind, stretch and relax the body. This yoga class addresses increasing range of motion, functional strength, posture, breath work and deep relaxation.
Kundalini Yoga and Meditation
Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic form of yoga that combines breath, movement, meditation, rhythmic sound and deep relaxation. It is practical for the average person, because it works to release tension and energize in a short period of time, regardless of degree of flexibility or experience. A symphonic gong is used to clear the mind, heal the body and elevate the spirit.
These classes are taught in the tradition of Yogi Bhajan who first brought Kundalini Yoga to the west in 1969. This yoga is taught in specific sequences of exercises (kriyas) that create optimum health by strengthening the immune system, balancing the glands and creating a heightened level of awareness.
Hatha Flow Yoga (Vinyasa)
Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic form of Hatha that uses movement and breath together to produce a “flow” of postures that lead naturally from one to the next.
Experienced students especially enjoy Vinyasa Yoga as they practice familiar postures in a new way through a variety of sequences that build upon each previous posture. Power Flow yoga is a more vigorous version of Vinyasa.
Pilates Mat is a series of controlled movements designed to increase circulation and flexibility as well as both lengthen and strengthen the muscles. Pilates brings you into a state of harmony, so that the mind and body are working together as one unit.
Power Hour Refresh and revive yourself at lunch time. This one hour class is designed to effectively maximize breath and movement, to create a challenging workout with just enough relaxation to balance your energy, and leave you feeling refreshed.
Restorative Yoga uses props and blankets to modify traditional yoga poses. The supportive postures gently open the body to deep relaxation and healing. Restorative Yoga classes are ideal for those going through stressful times, as well as those seeking a quiet, gentle practice. (Please bring a hand towel.)
Children’s Yoga can help strengthen, rejuvenate and focus your child to successfully meet the pressures of our accelerated world. Includes playful, creative exercises, games, meditation, learning to breathe, relax, and stretch to improve concentration and flexibility. For children 6-10 years.
Connected Warriors FREE Class
The effects of an overseas deployment can often last for years. Soldiers often have unwelcome thoughts, emotions and memories – these yoga techniques can be used to recall whole, healthy and intact memories that have not been touched by trauma.
This FREE yoga class focuses on learning skills proven to help you connect to the present – leaving anxiety behind while learning to feel safe and in control. By lowering your hyper-vigilance and your reaction to noise and stress, you will sleep better and have more control. By lowering your hyper-vigilance and your reaction to noise and stress, you will sleep better and have more control over your emotions.
Deep Relaxation Yoga
Offered every Wednesday from 7:30-9:00 pm.
We practice Restorative Yoga postures held for extended periods of time, fully supported by blankets, bolsters and props while practicing centering techniques, breathwork, meditation and guided visualizations. We conclude with a guided deep relaxation meditation, Yoga Nidra. All levels welcome.
There will be an extensive use of props in this class, therefore if you have a favorite blanket, bolster, block, eye pillow, or anything else that would make you feel more comfortable, please bring them!
* Come early, space is limited.
A quiet practice that encourages the body and mind to open as each pose is held passively for three to five minutes at a time. In Yin Yoga we take each pose slowly and passively, finding power in stillness, and focusing on the deeper connective tissues of the joints, (such as the ligaments, fascia and bones) releasing resistance while activating the flow of prana (or chi) through the body. We conclude with a guided deep relaxation meditation, Yoga Nidra. All levels welcome.
Core Yoga is a balanced Hatha class with a specific core focus. Learn how each posture can be a “core” posture and how moving at a slower pace can help build core strength, awareness and stability. Explore how breath will help calm the mind, while supporting and strengthening the core in this practice that allows you to relax, restore and renew. All levels are welcomed.
Build a bridge between your Gentle Hatha practice and a stronger Vinyasa Flow with this new Gentle Flow Class. Explore connecting basic yoga postures in combination with the breath. The joining of movement and breath in a gentle yet continuous way will help the student become more confident and ready to flow from asana to asana in a classic vinyasa or power flow class.
Kundalini, Chanting (Sadhana)
Sadhana is a daily practice that combines Kundalini Yoga, meditation, and prayer. It is practiced before sunrise which is the time of day best suited for meditation.
The practice of sadhana cleanses our subconscious and expands our awareness allowing us to merge with our true identity. This class is free and open to all.
Each Kundalini Yoga class ends with Sunshine Song, it is a positive affirmation bringing blessings to all.
May the long time sun shine upon you
All love surround you
And the pure light within you
Guide your way on
Guide your way on
Guide your way on