Slow Burn - This is a mindful, slower paced heated class, which includes holding the poses for a longer time. Practicing the postures, breathing exercises and meditation makes you healthier in body, mind and spirit. The slower pace and longer holds of postures allows you tune in, focus on breath, fine tune alignment, and sweat -- all at the same time. Props will be used when needed. This is an ideal class for those new to yoga, as well as the experienced student who wishes to fine tune their practice. No experience is required.
Shanti Hot Flow - This class is designed to offer grace to your body and peace to your mind as you flow through asanas in a heated room. Bring a towel to wipe away your worries as you strengthen and enhance flexibility, balance and focus. This class is perfect for every yogi at all levels. Props and modifications are always offered in this practice.
Hot Power Flow - Get ready to sweat in this vinyasa-style class designed to focus on building strength and energy in the body. The heated room and quick flows will get the body warmed up; expect sun salutations, balancing, twists and power flows that end in restorative poses and a well-deserved savasana. This is a breath-focused class, and the instructor will guide students to work on their breathing techniques throughout the poses. Props will be offered as needed. This is an intermediate-level class, but all are welcome to attend.
HIIT and Grounding - This class combines asana practice with a form of High-intensity interval training. You can expect 20 seconds of repeated asana exercise with 10 seconds of rest for 11- 16 minutes, then restorative poses at the end. This class is NOT taught in a heated room but you will sweat! Some experience with yoga is necessary. Please bring a towel.
Warm Flow - Are you looking for a class to warm you up without the intensity of a HOT room? This class is open to all levels. Warm Flow is a slower-paced, mindful practice with the aim of holding poses for 5 breaths. We will work on postures, alignment, breathing exercises, and most of all mindful movement. The temperature warms only to 83 degrees to allow you to sweat as we strengthen the breath, mind, and body. This class is taught in our small studio so it does not have infrared heat.
Playful Flow - This is a class that is open to all levels of yogi. The instructor will offer a creative and safe way to get into all of the poses. Some of the poses may challenge you but this class is never too serious. May include breath work, laughter, jumping, tennis ball massage and props of all kinds.
Flow and Grounding - A dynamic Vinyasa flow which joins physical postures (asanas), with the breath, creating a steady internal rhythm for the practice. This class is designed to cultivate heat in the body with creative sequences involving sun salutations, standing and seated postures, back bending, arm balancing and a strong focus of the power of breath awareness. The class will end with restorative postures and mediation, which will settle the mind and body.
Sacred Sunday – This is a gentle, fun flow taught with the intention to mindfully ease into the new week. Class is crafted around the idea that all bodies can move safely and all minds can settle. It will be a fun and light way to welcome in the new week and close out the weekend.
Let It Be - Does living in a COVID Quarantine World have you feeling like you are part of St. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band? Sometimes you need a little help from your friends to get by! Come together with us for Let It Be Yoga where we will have a gentle but active practice to work out all those hard days nights of the week and welcome the coming of a sunny weekend! Remember, all you need is love so don't wait until '64 to say "Ob-la-di Ob-la-da and let it be!
Starting From Seed - This class is designed for beginners or anyone who wants to learn the foundations of a safe yoga practice. Students can expect to learn the proper alignment of the poses as well as modifications for their unique body structure and shape. This class will be taught at a slower pace than our flow classes, but still mindfully build strength and increase flexibility.
PreNatal Yoga or Earth Mamma - Just as Mother Earth needs our love and attention so do Moms to be. Take care of yourself and your developing baby with prenatal yoga. Yoga can support and ease the discomfort of your body’s transition through the phases of pregnancy. Some of the many benefits include: Helps relieve sciatica, soothes lower back pain, helps train you to breathe deeply and stay calm when you need it the most - during labor, birth, and motherhood. Join us in a positive, supportive environment, which will keep you motivated to continue to move your body. Surround yourself with others that are experiencing the same sensations, this class allows for individual focus on what is occurring at your stage of pregnancy.
Yin - A gentle yet intense, deeply meditative practice of holding postures for an extended period of time. Yin yoga is amazing for opening up our hearts and providing a space for the body to soften and become still. Yin poses are designed to release fascia, improve joint mobility and increase flexibility. Students will learn to sit still and recognize thoughts and patterns in their own mind and bodies.
Restorative – This class is lovingly referred to as “Adult Nap Time”. This deeply relaxing class is focused on the centering of your breath and body - aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness or gentle movement and then holding poses for extended periods of time. Props are used to support the body, allowing you to open your body through passive stretching and gently move your spine in all directions. When supported with props, the body relaxes and opens, releasing tension and stress. This is the perfect balance to a fast, busy life style.
Gentle Yoga – This class is open to all ages and all levels. Our Gentle practice moves slowly and mindfully. The instructor will choose a group of muscles to focus on and students with learn how to strengthen and lengthen those muscles. Props (supports) of all kinds are welcome in this class; chairs, walls, blocks and lots of blankets. Tennis ball massage is common in this class. One restorative pose is taught each week. Sun salutations and downward facing dog will not be found in this practice.
Yoga for Strength – This class will combine the practice of yoga and strength training by leading the student through a slow, but steady vinyasa flow class, holding poses as we practice. This is one of the simplest ways to build strength and endurance.This practice will target specific muscle groups to trim, tone and build strength and flexibility. You’ll finish with a well-deserved yoga cool-down and savasana, leaving the studio feeling strong and centered.
Essentially Beginners - This class combines teaching beginning yoga and exploring Essential Oils for a fun and exciting experience. Yoga allows us the time to tune out the world and go within and weaving essential oils into the yoga practice can deepen and expand the yoga experience with just a few powerful drops. Essential oils will assist in balancing the body, mind and spirit, helping us to recognize the beautiful peace that surrounds and supports us in each moment.
Chair Yoga - Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. This class is accessible for every body, no previous yoga experience is necessary. You can enjoy the many benefits of yoga without having to get up or down from the floor. Those benefits include increased balance, strength, flexibility, range of motion, and stress reduction. Ground your mind and body starting with a seated warm up, slowly moving with 20 to 30 minutes of gentle standing yoga postures using the chair for support and balance, and it will end with a seated cool down and relaxation.
Reset and Refresh - This mindfully paced class, which includes practicing and holding the postures, exploring pranayama (breathing exercises), and meditation, will allow you to reset your body, mind, and spirit. The pace and longer holds of postures will enable you to tune in, focus on breath, fine-tune alignment while building strength. Props will be used when needed. This is an ideal class for those new to yoga, as well as the experienced student who wishes to fine-tune their practice. No experience is required.
Yoga Nidra Meditation for Ultimate Relaxation- Yoga Nidra is a state of being. It is a level of consciousness. Just as nature enters a cycle with each season...relax the energy within the body and mind....shed the unwanted layers and learn to begin again. Take with you helpful ways to calm the busy mind. This practice aids in better sleep and coping with the tensions of a busy life. Nidra is not about conscious effort, but about conscious relaxation. During this class, you are not in a deep sleep..you are still fully aware. Your body relaxes physically, yet you stay mentally alert, and in a place of great creativity.
Gratitude Yoga- Begin your week with the practice of gratitude. Express gratitude to your body for being able to support you as we move through poses, and offer awareness and compassion for your body's current limitations. Express gratitude for your mind as you give it a break from all the hard work it has done all week but also provide it with inspiration from yoga philosophy to help refocus your mind positively on the week ahead. And finally, express gratitude to your inner self by taking time for yourself to look within during our extended savasana and let everything else melt away. This class is open to all levels. It is a moderate flow, it does have sun salutations, and modifications are available for all postures.
Step Into a Slow Flow - The emphasis of this class is to move through basic poses slowly, gently, and conscientiously. The class begins with a 5-minute initial relaxation where the student focuses on their breath and prepares for the practice. A 45-minute guided practice follows. Students will go through seated, standing and relaxed poses. During the practice, students will feel slow, deliberate movements that emphasize breath and relaxation. A goal of the class is for students to become more confident in the poses as well as having time to focus on their breath and movements. Finally, the class ends with a 10-minute final relaxation.
All students are invited to attend this class. Educator rate of $7.00 for this 1-hour class
Happy Hour - Easy flow for all levels, designed to focus on releasing head, neck & shoulder tension, connecting with the entire body, mindfully descending into the energetic down-shift of the week. Detox from the workweek and transition into a weekend state of mind. Walk-in as you are; walkout centered, energized, and feeling fresh.”
Anahata Yoga - This heart-centered practice will include breathing practices, movement, and mantra. The poses will be slow and mindful to increase energetic flow and flexibility in the body. The mantras taught in this class will be heart-centered in order to weave in the aspects of giving and receiving because they are equally important. Open to all levels.