Our studio provides a variety of classes intended to stretch and restore tense areas (restorative, gentle, yin, yoga for the back), move and be flexible (flow) or perhaps take it up a notch and burn calories and build strength (power flow, fusion). Whatever your goals are, our studio has something for you!
All of our yoga classes are “open level” meaning even if you have never done yoga before, you can start with any class on our schedule! We have clients from all walks of life start yoga classes for many different reasons, whether it is to be active while recovering from an injury, supplement another type of workout, to relax or meditate, be active during or after pregnancy, or even to burn calories and lose weight. Yoga is for everyone, and anyone can do it! All of our instructors are minimum 200 hr RYT certified.
What makes our studio different is our “modern” style of classes. Our classes incorporate music and even mirrors as an option for alignment. Although our classes DO always include meditation, our studio does not use sanskrit, essential oils, or other items typical of a “purist” yoga studio. Many people find this less intimidating, as we are open to students from all walks of life and levels. You will never feel judged at our studio for choosing not to embrace the spiritual aspect of a yoga practice. Again we welcome and enjoy providing yoga to students with all different goals, experiences, and expectations.
Restorative yoga is the “most gentle” of our yoga classes. Restore yoga helps the body come back into natural alignment through gently holding postures on the floor in a relaxed and gentle manner for an extended period of time. Restore involves the centering of the breath and body, aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods of time. The props assist in helping to hold poses longer.
Each class contains just around 6 poses (i.e.: up to 10 minutes each), and the entire class is conducted on the floor. Each class ends with a guided relaxation for rejuvenation.
Benefits of Restorative Yoga
Enhances flexibility • Deeply relaxes the body • Stills the mind • Improves capacity for healing and balancing • Balances the nervous system • Boosts the immune system • Develops qualities of compassion and understanding toward others and self • Enhances mood states
Gentle yoga classes are designed for mindful relaxation, stretching, and strengthening. Perfect for the beginner, cross training for flexibility, or anyone looking for a more restorative practice. Most of the gentle class is conducted on the mat and generally gentle yoga is often considered easier, less intense, non-strenuous, minimalistic, quiet, meditative, or restorative.
Benefits of Gentle Yoga
Relieves stress • Calms the mind • Increases flexibility and range of motion • Relaxing • Strengthens the body • Relieves menopausal discomfort • Promotes good bone health • Get the benefits of movement-without the strain
YOGA FOR THE BACK
Over 80% of Americans have back pain. Our backs are constantly used in compromising positions when we work using the computer or our phones. This class focuses on practicing postures in a way that enhances the health of the back and spine. You’ll learn to relieve tension in the back body, from the neck to the sacrum, and you’ll also strengthen your core to support proper alignment of your spine focusing on alignment, stretching and flexibility, and posture. This class is designed to be therapeutic in nature, and moves at a pace that will allow you to care for any injuries or issues you may have (such as chronic back pain, scoliosis, spinal disc injuries, stenosis, or sacro-iliac pain). This class is similar to our gentle flow classes, except that it focuses specifically on back health each week. All are welcome to attend, whether you have back pain, or just want to prevent it!
Benefits of Yoga for the Back
Safe and gentle for individuals with back pain and/or chronic conditions • Teaches and develops healthy posture • Relieves back pain • Builds supporting areas such as the core • Strengthens the back • Provides relaxation and pain relief • Builds body awareness
Flow is one of the most popular contemporary styles of yoga. These classes focus on a smooth transition of yoga poses connecting the movement with the breath. There is constant movement in these classes for individual looking for more fluid asanas (poses). Classes are set to music and more of a “workout” then our gentle classes. Classes are challenging, dynamic, and also relaxing. Modifications can be provided for beginner students. Students will learn to connect their movement to their breath for a healthy connection between the mind and body.
Benefits of Flow Yoga
Increased stamina • Increased coordination • Increased flexibility • Looser muscles • Increases blood flow to vital organs • Body awareness • Learn breathing techniques • Promotes a mental state of calm • Builds strength
POWER FLOW YOGA
Power flow class will help you find the support and strength of your deep core muscles in every movement to produce beautiful flowing patterns of motion and energy. Power flow builds internal heat with a foundation in Sun Salutations. This flow focuses on strengthening not only the abdominal muscles, but also the muscles deep in the body that support the spine, which allows for powerful alignment awareness. Each creative class will incorporate traditional abdominal work, yoga asana (postures) and breath work – all with an emphasis on developing the power that lies at the core center of the body. It is vigorous and revitalizing, yet calming near the end of the practice. Power flow builds strength, stability, endurance, and flexibility for body, mind and soul.
Benefits of Power Flow Yoga
Stronger heartperformance with a noticeable increase in blood flow/circulation • Calorie burn/weight loss • Posturecontrol and balance • More effective transfer of energy to the muscles • Greater flexibilityin the joints • Improved bone density and strength • A more robust immune system • Promotes stamina
Prenatal yoga is a great way to practice yoga safely for you and your baby. Prenatal Yoga. Prenatal Yoga uses postures,
breathing, and meditation to help ease pregnancy, delivery, and the after effects of birth. The classes create strength, focus, flexibility and awareness through a gentle practice designed especially for the pregnant woman's needs.Learn the modifications to attend other yoga classes and connect with other soon to be moms. Please discuss with your medical provider before attending.
Benefits of Prenatal Yoga
Improved sleep • Reduced stress • Increased strength, flexibility and endurance • Decreased lower back pain • Decreased nausea • Decreased headaches • Reduced risk of preterm labor • Lowered risk of intrauterine growth restriction
Yin yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect. In the body, the relatively stiffconnective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) are yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are yang.
A Yin yoga class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body - the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, and lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer.
Yin yoga is a great complement to anyone with a stronger physical practice.
Benefits of Yin Yoga
Calms and balances the mind and body • Reduces stress and anxiety • Increases circulation • Improves flexibility • Releases fascia and improves joint mobility • Balances the internal organs and improves the flow of chi or prana
Want a way to get the zen benefits of yoga with the sculpting effects of barre? Then our fusion class is for you! These classes incorporate the small toning movements of barre with some yoga flow sequences. Taught by our instructors well versed in both yoga and barre, this class will use the barre and may use props such as a resistance band, ball, weights, and/or sliders. This is a great way for our yogis to try out barre in a safe and comfortable format, and vice versa for our barre clients to try out yoga! We guarantee you will be sweating quickly and enjoying this fast paced class set to up beat music. If you see “mystery fusion” class on our schedule, what this means is that the class will either be entirely barre, entirely yoga, or a fusion of both! Depending on which teacher is scheduled will be the style, however we always guarantee a fast paced power workout designed for toning and maximum calorie burn.
Benefits of Fusion Yoga
Try out a new style in a safe and comfortable format • Get the benefit of incorporating different styles of power workout • The class and teacher are always changing • Maximum calorie burn • Muscle toning • Strength building • Builds endurance and stamina • Rhythm based set to up tempo fun music • Get the best of both worlds in your workout