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It is only when the correct practice is followed for a long time, without interruptions and with a quality of positive attitude and eagerness, that it can succeed.

- Patanjali, Yoga-Sutras

Classes

Flow Yoga (Medium)
Flow yoga is a mixture of meditation, breath-work and energizing movement. Class begins with gentler movements to warm up the body, then moves into progressively more challenging flowing sequences. These may include standing poses, balances, inversions and peak poses. The classes tend to end with slower, deeper stretches, and often floor-based asana practice. The breath synchronization found in flow yoga maximizes the positive benefits of the practice, turning it into a moving meditation.

Slow Flow Yoga (Mild-Medium)
Slow Flow Restorative Yoga opens and closes with restorative and yin poses, and flows through seated and standing poses. Poses range from gentle to more challenging and are practiced with stable, self-centering energy. The slow pace of this class allows for emphasis on correct alignment and maintaining balanced even breathing. This style builds strength, stability and postural integrity. Suitable for all levels.

Yin Yoga (Mild)
Yin Yoga is a gentle class open to all levels. We will practice hip and heart opening poses with an attitude of gratitude, surrender and letting go. We will stay in each pose for 3 to 5 minutes allowing time for our connective tissue and long held traumas to release. No experience necessary.

Gentle Restorative Yoga (Mld)
We will begin class in a restorative yoga posture with centering pranayama (breath work) exercises followed by gentle stretches and simple sun salutation variations to move energy throughout the body. After this 30 minute warm-up, we will transition to Restorative Yoga postures for the remainder of class. You will learn how to use props, like blocks, bolsters, blankets, sandbags and straps (available in our studio for you to use) so that you are supported in your pose comfortably.

Yoga for Brain Longevity (Mild-Medium)
The mission of this class is to help prevent memory related diseases and help individuals live a high quality of life through yoga, reiki and meditation. Each week, we will study different parts of the Four Pillars of Brain Longevity and then practice slow flow yoga. This style of practice promotes peace and quiet in the mind and body, preparing you for meditation. Each practice will end with a medical mind body meditation called Kirtan Kriya also known as Brain Aerobics.

Mindfulness and Slow Flow Yoga (Mild-Medium)
Merging the practice of meditation and gentle flow, this class explores mindfulness on the mat by working with the breath and concentration. Each week offers a different approach to guided meditation as a journey into the peaceful heart within all of us, and gives space to nurture our well being for our everyday lives.

Astanga-based Yoga (Medium-Spicy)
Astanga is a dynamic and athletic form of hatha yoga, with a fixed order of postures. It is rooted in vinyasa, the flowing movements between postures, with a focus on energy and breath. While it is a very physical practice, it also promotes mental clarity and inner peace. Variations and hands-on assists are offered throughout the class.

Meditation, Pranayama, Chanting & Philosophy (Mild)
Join us to breathe, chant, meditate and learn yoga philosophy. Pranayama is focused breathing. We often hold our breath and don’t even realize it. We will practice breathing techniques to calm our mind, relax our body and open our heart. Chanting – singing – is proven to be good for us! It also calms and focuses our mind. Doesn’t matter if you can hold a tune and it is not religious. Yoga Philosophy provides a path to overall wellness.

 

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