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.
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.
T’ai Chi expresses in physical, energetic and psychological movement the Taoist principle of balance in the midst of constant change.
Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba (often referred to by his title 'O Sensei' or 'Great Teacher'). ... Aikido focuses not on punching or kicking opponents, but rather on using their own energy to gain control of them or to throw them away from you.
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.
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.