We offer GENTLE and VIGOROUS classes
- You can get as much or little as you want out of yoga. Your yoga pursuit can focus on the physical or it can expand into spirituality and lifestyle.
- There are basically two types of classes offered; Gentle and Vigorous. If it doesn't say Gentle, it's Vigorous.
- Absolute Beginners are encouraged to begin with GENTLE classes if you are uncertain of your physical capacity. Fit or ambitious beginners are welcome to take appropriate vigorous classes.
Gentle Yoga practices are therapeutic and are moderately challenging. They are ideal for those who want to take it easy or students with limitations. Classes can vary from a Yin-style practice (long passive holds, sometimes more challenging than strengthening/active postures) or a less known Vinyasa Krama style practice that also involves synchronizing breath and movement, similar to vinyasa or Ashtanga/Vinyasa but slower and gentler. Occasionally, Restorative Yoga may also be taught, involving setting up in blissful and relaxing postures with props and remaining there for a number of minutes.
Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing way of practicing yoga. Given props, the student achieves poses without much muscular strength, facilitating deep release in the connective tissue and calming the nervous system. Teachers may offer a meditative focus to relax the mind.
Gentle form of movement with flowing sequences that are linked with breath. This class has a strong emphasis on correct yogic breathing and is highly effective in opening joints, stretching muscles and calming the mind.
A deep, restorative approach to the yoga practice. Yin offers long, meditative holds to delve into the deep connective tissues of the body. With a focus on the area of the hips and sacrum, release stress and tension throughout the entire body, creating structural and mental balance.
Group meditation classes offer students of all levels a chance to integrate conscious relaxation into their practice and to learn a variety of accessible meditation techniques.
Ashtanga Vinyasa - This is a vigorous style of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process that can produce an intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.
One of our students has lost around 80 lbs. in 2 years as a result of a continuous Ashtanga practice with us. He also was able to get off of a cocktail of pharmaceuticals and a breathing machine for his sleep apnea!
Vinyasa - Vinyasa is characterized by flowing poses and sequences that are linked to the breath. This class is diverse and sequencing will vary with instructor philosophy and in general is a vigorous, more athletic approach to yoga.