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. Students must be at least 13 years old to take a heated class.
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. Students must be at least 13 years old to take a heated class.
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.
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.
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.
Zen Flow - Zen flow is a 60-minute slow vinyasa class. Learn to set a Mindful intention with each breath as you flow through a blissful asana. Cultivating internal awareness - deepen your mind, body, & soul connection. Strengthening the physical body - holding postures for 5-8 breaths. Calming the mind with a 5 minute seated meditation at the end of class.
Yoga for Teens - Ages: 13 – 18 years
Do you have a teen in your life that is interesting in trying out yoga? At ElemenTree we encourage the growth and development of all yoga students (yogis) and want to create a space for teens to learn, practice, and develop a healthy life practice in exploring yoga. This series is designed to discuss life themes that impact teens (nutrition, posture, stress, breath, self-discipline, moods) and how yoga can benefit them in their daily lives. Classes will have easy and fun yoga flows with light discussions focused on a different topic each week throughout the series. Teens will be shown yoga poses and finding out how to find that posture in their body with poses and movement designed to meet them where they are in their practice (new or with some experience). The focus of the series is to explore a yoga practice and create a community with light discussion with other teens.
Deep Stretch - Stretch for Strength....Yoga poses that strengthen the wrists, arms, legs, and spine.
Stretch for Flexibility....Yoga poses that increase blood flow to muscles increasing oxygen levels.
Stretch for Stress....Yoga poses to soften spots that tend to cling to stress and tension.
Stretch for Balance...Yoga poses to strengthen quads...strong quads help the body maintain balance and prevent falls and injuries.
Mixed Level Practice - Light to moderate paced practice that integrates beginner and intermediate yoga postures. This warm and revitalizing practice will energize the body, yet quiet the mind. It will include both standing and seated postures to include Sun Salutations, balance poses and twists. It is suited for all yogis, but might prove challenging to new beginners.
Tuesdays in June: Low Intensity Interval Training- .LIIT is a class which is structured with a combination of an active exercise period with a slow-flow recovery period, covering six different strength and endurance actions. The class will start with centering and spinal work, and finish with a restorative stretch and well-earned savasana
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.
Beginners Yoga - This class is designed for beginners and anyone who wants to learn the foundations of a safe yoga practice. Students can expect to learn proper alignment of the poses as well as variations for their unique body structure and shape. This class will be taught at a slower pace but still mindfully increasing flexibility, balance, and strength.
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.
Moonlight Restorative – As the sun sets, Restorative Yoga allows practitioners to fully and deeply relax not only their bodies but their minds too. The class starts with gentle stretching and may consist of six to eight poses which are held for 5-7 minutes each to release tension. Students will be offered various props such as bolsters, sandbags, blankets, and blocks to allow them to achieve the ultimate in rest and relaxation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Be Still and Breathe - Meditation class. Bring your comfortable seat to slow down, breathe, and be present.
Meditation can bring peace to your everyday life.
We will 'practice' the art of meditation using a variety of techniques so that you can
find the one that guides you to relax on a daily basis.
Meditation helps you to be mindful in all aspects of your life.
Its many health benefits can be your reason to start, but serenity is the reason
you will continue!