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Beginning Hatha

These classes are for students with little or no experience or for those who wish to continue with a basic yoga practice. These classes will include simple movements to stretch and warm-up the body. An introduction to the beginning asanas (postures) as well as simple pranayama (breath control) will be taught. This class is also suitable for pre-natal students. Modifications will be encouraged to adapt to individual body needs.

Intermediate Hatha

These classes are for students with a familiarity of the basic yoga poses and for those who are looking to expand their knowledge of asanas and pranayama.

Experienced Hatha

These students show an understanding of the yoga poses and pranayama and have become curious to understand what is meant by the “pose behind the pose”. These classes give the student the opportunity to move deeper into their individual yoga practice.

Yoga and Mindfulness

This is the perfect class after a busy day. A yoga class with a slower pace paying mindful attention to the whispers and communication of the body through each movement and breath. Time will be spent releasing any holding and tension in the body through simple movement and classic asanas followed by a pranayama practice, a sitting meditation or a restorative shivasana. This class will be appropriate for all levels of students.

Slow & Mindful Movement

This class will be a guided meditation using slow and gentle movement while focusing our awareness on the changing sensations in the body and the subtleties of the breath as we move. This class is available to beginning students and those who wish to explore mindfulness through movement.

Restorative Yoga

This restorative yoga class will focus on relaxing the body in postures supported by the use of props and blankets to allow the body opportunity to rest, renew and to heal. Long periods of time is given in each pose so to allow each student to move deep into their own personal inner space. A perfect class for everybody, especially those dealing with chronic stress, fatigue or recovering from illness, injury or significant life changes. Read what people are saying about our Restorative Yoga classes

Gentle Yoga

This safe and slower-moving class is designed for students of all ages dealing with physical challenges, recovering from injuries, or for those who enjoy a slower moving practice. Moving gently, we work to increase flexibility in the shoulders, back, hips and legs, to increase arm and overall body strength, and to develop better balance and breath awareness. At the end of each class, we spend some time quieting the mind to reduce anxiety and stress, so that students leave the class relaxed and refreshed.

Breathe, Stretch and Restore

This class is slow and deeply nurturing. Gentle stretching with a focus on linking movement with the breath and guided breath work create a sense of calm and relaxation. Students will explore some basic yoga poses and have the opportunity to rest deeply in a restorative pose before savasana. For beginning or experienced students this class will nourish on all levels of mind, body and spirit. The class is suitable for pre natal students.

Therapeutic Yoga Group Classes

These specialized classes will focus on building balanced bodies, gaining stability and movement in joints, and will encourage a better mind/body connection through using the tools of somatic mindfulness. As a result, we hope each student will learn how it feels to move in a body with less pain and with more ease. All levels of students are welcome. No yoga experience required.

Functional Pilates

Functional Pilates moves the participant through traditional and non-traditional (functional) Pilates movements with the goal of increasing mobility, overall strength and a heightened awareness of posture with mindful movement. This is an intermediate level class.

Pilates

Pilates classes promote strength and balanced muscle development while integrating flexibility and increased range of motion. Attention to your breath, core activation and full body awareness make Pilates a great foundation for any kind of movement that you do.

Deep Release Therapy Ball Class

Our guided Therapy Ball classes create an opportunity for each student to explore self massage techniques using various sized therapy balls. These therapy balls provide targeted self-massage trigger point therapy by using specially designed high grip rubber massage balls and focused movement routines to help penetrate through layers of skin and muscle to massage deeply into your high tension areas.

iRest Yoga Nidra

iRest Yoga Nidra is a 10-step guided meditation.  Students lie comfortably on the floor as the teacher takes them through this deeply restful class.  IRest Yoga Nidra combines ancient yoga precepts and current research to help reduce stress and chronic pain, improve sleep, and in some cases, heal unresolved issues and traumas.  This class is appropriate for anyone, whether you are a lifelong meditator or if you have never tried meditation before.

Reiki ~ Restorative Yoga

In this 2 hour class students can enjoy the time to drop deeper into a longer restorative yoga practice accompanied by healing Reiki energy and the subtle use of aromatherapy. Reiki is a gentle non-invasive hands on healing modality which accepts the idea of a “Universal Life Force Energy” that is around and within all living things. As students rest fully supported in their yoga poses Reiki energy will be incorporated enhancing the deep relaxation and benefits of the restorative yoga practice. Reiki gently balances the energy channels in the body releasing accumulated tension and stress and promoting a state of harmony. Combining these two practices allows for a supported and deeply nourishing gift of self care and healing for all levels of Self.