All Levels Vinyasa Yoga – This is our most common class, because we believe a good teacher should be able to achieve all of the goals of studios regardless of level or skill. Vinyasa classes allow the body to move with the breathe. The postures are linked in a continuous, challenging, and creative flow that combine strength and flexibility while toning the body and clearing the mind. Students are encouraged to listen to their own body as they explore their own edge and discover inner strength. No two classes are the same and the teachers are skilled at providing modifications for the newer student as well as offering cues for more experienced students looking to further their practice, that are completely options to the new yogi, or someone who has different goals for their yoga practice.
Slow Flow Restore- Slow Flow - is slow, yet powerful yoga practice that combines an awakening and mindful flow with some juicy restorative stretches. Expect to connect with your core and build strength and release tension at the same time. Join Karen for a dynamic slow flow vinyasa that will prepare you to settle into a relaxing and healing restorative practice. The slow flow allows the body to warm up, creating an opportunity for the body and mind to lose its restlessness so it is easier to settle into a place of stillness. The restorative creates good alignment using props to make space for the breath to flow freely. Full deep natural breathing lets the brain know you are safe, which deepens the relaxation and furthers the body’s healing potential. This class will provide poses that range from gentle to challenging, but done with stable, self-centering energy. The pace of these classes is understandably slower and emphasis is placed on safe alignment and the maintaining balance of the slow breathing. The slow flow will warm up the body and prepare the bones to rest in supported poses. Restorative Yoga is a gentle, calming, therapeutic practice that soothes the nervous system and releases physical and mental tension. Props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters, and straps support the body in gentle stretching sequences and nurturing, sustained postures that ease the entire system into relaxation and balance. Restorative Yoga is perfect for beginners and a great complement for more experienced practitioners. It can help heal the effects of chronic stress and fatigue, support recovery from illness or injury, and aid in navigating anxiety and change.
Alignment Yoga – In the Beginners classes, people new to yoga will discover why yoga is such a powerful tool for keeping you healthy in mind, body, and spirit. This class is suitable for men and women, all ages, and the best class to begin with. Students will learn basic alignment, as well as modification options, the importance of a focus mind and breath, and prepare them for All Levels classes. Students looking to refine their practice will also benefit from a Beginners class.
Dynamic Yoga – Dynamic Yoga is a unique combination of breathe and flow encouraged to create high heat. The sequence created by the teacher will provide strength, unwind tight joints, and loosen muscles.
Gentle Flow - Gentle Flow classes focus on stretching and strengthening the body gradually, while building awareness of the breath and body. A slower paced Vinyasa class, Asanas(poses) are practiced with attention to alignment and detail. Suitable for Beginners.
Kundalini - Kundalini yoga is the yoga of awareness. It is a beautiful blend of kriyas, pranayama, mantras, mudras, and meditation with an added emphasis on consciousness that activates energy centers throughout the body. Being able to live from our intuitive mind is one of the main goals of kundalini. " The primary objective of kundalini yoga is to awaken the full potential of human awareness in each individual; that is, recognize our awareness, refine that awareness, and expand that awareness to our unlimited self, clear inner duality, create the power to deeply listen, cultivate inner stillness, prosper and deliver excellence in all that we do." -KRI institute
Restorative Yoga – Restorative yoga classes are calming, nurturing, and promote the effects of conscious relaxation. Props are utilized for maximum comfort. Restore, refresh, renew! Suitable for everyone. Restorative Yoga is a gentle, calming, therapeutic practice that soothes the nervous system and releases physical and mental tension. Props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters, and straps support the body in gentle stretching sequences and nurturing, sustained postures that ease the entire system into relaxation and balance. Restorative Yoga is perfect for beginners and a great complement for more experienced practitioners. It can help heal the effects of chronic stress and fatigue, support recovery from illness or injury, and aid in navigating anxiety and change.
Yoga Nidra - Yoga Nidra, which literally translates to "yogic sleep," allows the participants to transcend self-created perceptions and limitations through the meditative experience.This state of consciousness (yoga nidra) is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.
The practice of yoga nidra has been found to reduce tension and anxiety. The autonomic symptoms of high anxiety such as headache, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, sweating and abdominal pain respond well. It has been used to help soldiers from war cope with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Yin Yoga – Yin Yoga is a gentle, quiet, and meditative practice. Most poses are done on the floor so the muscles can relax and allow the deep, connective tissue of the hips, thighs, back, and shoulders to be gently stretched. Poses are held for longer periods of time and awareness is brought to the sensations of the body. Beginners welcome! Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the "going-to-sleep" stage.It is a state in which your body is completely at rest while your mind follows a guided meditation led by the teacher. The goal of Yoga Nidra is to induce deep relaxation and to decrease tension and nervousness.Please wear warm, loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. The Yin portion of the class will feature all seated postures, and the Nidra portion of the class will take place while resting on your back.
50/50 –Barre & Yoga - 60 minute Yoga & Barre class is a full body experience focused on lightweight, repetitive movements to lengthen and strengthen the muscles using body resistance, free weights, bands and barre work while still including the best part of yoga shavasana. Classes are set to heart-pumping beats to motivate you. This class is formatted for individuals of all skill levels.
We believe that everyone is capable of rocking our classes- no dance experience required. As long as you can hold a ballet barre, you can do Barre. That’s not to say that it’s easy, your first class will likely feel challenging at times, but we encourage you to stick with it. Try your hardest and let loose and feel free to ask your instructor plenty of questions after class if you weren't clear on any of the moves.
For 60 minutes, your personal life will melt away as you plunge into this fun workout set to motivating music. Your teacher will set up the exercises and then circulate the room, correcting form to help you get the most out of your time. This class is the best of both worlds because its 50% Barre to get you sweating and burning calories, and 50% yoga to slow you down and rejuvenate.
Barre - Barre fitness classes are simply ballet-inspired, incorporating a ballet barre and maybe some plies and pirouettes here and there into the workout. Essentially, barre classes mix elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and functional training, and the moves are choreographed to motivating music.
Yin/Yang – Yin/Yang Yoga blends two styles of yoga into one practice – bringing together the benefits of Yin - passively holding yoga poses with more dynamic sequences and standing poses, like in Vinyasa – a Yang form of yoga.
Reiki Restore – Reiki focuses on healing energies in our bodies. When Reiki is offered in conjunction with Restorative yoga, it enhances relaxation and releases toxins from the body while interacting with the parasympathetic nervous system to heal and restore to a more balanced state of well being. Incorporating Reiki into a Restorative Yoga class enhances the relaxation of participants.
Mixed Movement - This is a combination of Stretching, Core, Strength building, Cardio and Tai Chi. 1 hr class is designed to give you a total body workout.
Power Flow - This style relies much more on synchronized breathing with each movement to produce beautiful, flowing patterns of motion and energy. At first, it\’s all about seeking the workout, but eventually, by the end of class, not only has the body slowed and calmed itself, but so has the breath, heart, and mind. All Power Yoga classes are not necessarily heated, but internal heat is a big benefit of this style, helping with overall detoxification, cardiovascular fitness and weight loss. With a foundation in Sun Salutations, Power Flow is often considered the “most athletic style” of yoga out there and attracts such clientele.
Morning Power Flow - Prepare to glisten in this class shortly after starting. You will achieve exactly what you need to start your day with this morning flow. This style relies on synchronized breathing with each movement to produce beautiful, flowing patterns of motion and energy. At first, it’s all about seeking the workout, but eventually, by the end of class, not only has the body slowed and calmed itself, but so has the breath, heart, and mind. All Power Yoga classes are not necessarily heated, but internal heat is a big benefit of this style, helping with overall detoxification, cardiovascular fitness and weight loss. (class is only 45 minutes)