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The word “vinyasa” can be translated as “arranging something in a special way,” like yoga poses (asanas) for example. In vinyasa yoga classes, students coordinate movement with breath to flow from one asana to the next. Vinyasa is also the term used to describe a specific sequence of asanas (Chaturanga to Upward-Facing Dog to Downward-Facing Dog) commonly used throughout a vinyasa class. Modifications are offered to make this class enjoyable for all levels.
*In heated classes the room is safely heated using infrared heaters and humidity is added. The heat index is monitored to ensure safety.
Brief meditation grounds and centers the students. Participants are initially seated in chairs. Attention is given to alignment and gentle range of motion aimed at opening the nadis, energy channels, of the body. The flow of the class is dictated be the needs of participants as a whole, thus, variation will occur. This class may be an option for beginners, seniors, those recovering from injury or disease. Some standing and seated asana may be incorporated in the class.
Brief meditation grounds and centers students. Attention given to gentle range of motion aimed at opening the nadis, energy channels,of the body. Asana instruction follows at mindful pace with attention given to alignment. Modifications to asana are given to fit student's needs when warranted. All levels may benefit. Good class for beginners and those wishing to reacquaint themselves with a basic asana practice. The flow of the class will vary.
This class focuses on building strength and stability from the ground up, focusing on the core center of the psoas and deep abdominal muscles for more integrated movement. Class begins with brief meditation and moves into mindful body movements that slowly increase in difficulty and demand before transitioning to floor work and final meditation/savasana. Poses(asansas) and sequences are designed for all skill levels with the intention of developing greater strength, stability, and balance. This is a low intensity class that is perfect for beginners, seniors, those in rehabilitation, or for those who simply want a less intense class than a traditional Vinyasa Flow might allow.
The practice of Yin targets the connective tissue of the body, lengthening the muscles of the hips, pelvis and lower spine. Many of the poses are seated, supine, or prone, and are held with the muscle relaxed for at least three to five minutes. This deep practice is gentle yet intense, helping to release tension and practice staying present. Yin complements the more muscularly strenuous styles of yoga. Yin is beginner friendly.
Meditation is the heart of yoga. When practiced regularly, it allows for freedom from stress which is beneficial to mind,body and spirit. Minimal instruction is needed to meditate. The meditation sessions are designed to help one develop, appreciate and maintain a personal meditation practice.
Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.
Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.
Wing Chun Kung Fu is a martial art style that focuses on relaxation, forward intention, and structure for power. In this class you will be working with other Wing Chun students led and guided by the instructor with drills and application.
Drumming has existed through the ages as a way to communicate and a way to heal the spirit. You will be guided through gentle yoga stretches and breath-work to prepare the body and mind to join the communal drum circle.
Class ends with your choice of a seated meditation or savasana as Reiki energy is offered to quiet the mind and enhance the effects of the circle.
Yoga Nidra is a vedantic practice that allows you to enter the depth of your being to understand the relationship between your body, your mind, and the states of consciousness. The goal is greater inner awareness of who you are. In this practice the students will start with a slow vinyasa flow and make their way to to a lying position where they are introduced to sensory awareness within the body.
Deep Hips is a Bryan Kest inspired practice that aids in opening tight hips and releasing tension with the use of props. A seated class that is well suited for beginners and experienced Yogis. The hips are emotionally charged, a place where we store some of our deepest vulnerabilities, this practice may help release these emotions.
Restorative yoga is a gentle slow paced class that will lead you through passive stretches where props such as bolsters, blocks, and blankets are used to help support your body as you rest on your mat.
A calming, relaxing, and revitalizing practice for the body, mind and spirit.