Candlelight Hatha and Meditation
The instructor will guide the students into and out of the meditation and will provide explanations and tips on how to meditate prior to the start of meditation. This class is designed to guide to unfold into relaxation, wellness, flexibility, strength and comfort in the body and mind. We will move through the yoga postures to harmonious music in a non-competitive and supportive environment. This class is suitable for beginners as well as any level of the student.
The slower pace of this class allows time to modify each posture to best suit your body. These extremely accessible classes are an ideal choice for anyone looking to develop a practice of conscious, mindful movement with some support—from seniors to pregnant women to world-class athletes. We all need to take it easy sometimes, so be bold and go gentle. Your body will thank you.
Vinyasa flow is a unique style of yoga where postures are linked together in a continuous, creative flow. Sun Salutations, standing postures, twists, backbends, and forward folding. Each movement is timed on an inhale or exhale. You will combine strength and flexibility while toning the body and clearing the mind. Students are encouraged to move at their own pace with intention and to listen to their body as they explore their own edge an discover inner strength. Instructors will offer many options for each pose to
accommodate all student levels.
Feel you “can’t do yoga?” If so, this class is designed just for you. Each class is taught based on each individual who is present in class- hence the name ‘everyBODY.’ The class will be modified based on who is in class and you will be welcomed and cared for exactly as you are. We work on breath, movement and joining the two together to gain balance and flexibility.
Intro to Yoga: Radical Self-Acceptance
Hatha is also translated as ha meaning "sun" and tha meaning "moon." Postures are practiced to align, strengthen and promote
flexibility in the body. Breathing awareness and self-love are a big part of this class. Good for the student “new” to yoga or returning students who are looking to fine-tune their asana practice.
This series was developed by Mukunda Stiles, and it is designed to "move each joint gently and systematically through its full range of motion. To enhance joint mobility and relieve joint pain and stiffness.
Somatic yoga is working muscles, bones and ligaments “of the body.” It allows for a re-programming to occur working out a new way to move. Somatic yoga can be described as movement therapy. The benefits are reprogramming the body's shape that naturally occurs due to continual movement or our bodies reaction to our perception of the universe. This intentional and slow practice nourishes interoception allowing one to notice the physical body and how its subtle movement affects the mind and body. This practice is for anyone needing a slow and intentional practice. The term Somatic means ‘embodied’ or ‘of the body’. Thomas Hanna developed the field of Somatics influenced by the methods of Moshe Feldenkrais and others. In the 1970s, he and Eleanor Criswell Hanna set up the Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training where he practiced for many years. Hanna observed how certain body-work procedures helped people who had postural difficulties to regain control of the muscles that were holding them in these restrictive ways. He called these processes Hanna Somatic Education.
Ready to bliss-out after a hectic weekend or start to the new week? This class is a great way to release and rejuvenate the mind and body! The strategic use of numerous props will comfortably and fully support your body as you release into the posture. You will be supportive piles of bolsters and blankets feels luxurious and indulgent. But don’t forget about the benefits: Long-held restorative postures may allow your muscles to release, your heart rate to lower, and your nervous system to let go. These classes are ideal for people with stress, minor injuries, restricted movement, or physical limitations. Expect to emerge feeling restored that perfectly preps you for deep, sound sleep.
Yoga for Seniors
Balance, flexibility, and strength are the foundation of these classes that are offered as combined chair and/or mat formats to help increase mobility and ease physical tension and stress. Chairs will be proved so everyone can get the most out of this class. Students will stretch and strengthen the entire body as a way to support a strong and healthy system inside and out