(great for beginners and those who have never tried yoga before).
This yoga class is tailored for a beginners' needs, though experienced practitioners could benefit greatly as well. In this class we focus strongly on the alignments of the basic poses (Asanas), fundamental breathing techniques. and how to properly combine breath with Asana. We are moving slowly, holding the poses longer and encouraging practitioners to safely explore their limits, focus on their breath and listen to their bodies. With regular attendance of this class, practitioners gradually and safely build up strength, endurance, flexibility, and develop body awareness in preparation for more advanced Asanas. Hands-on adjustments, props and modifications are used during the class to suit students' needs.
"You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state. "
Beyond the Basics Flow (Mixed Levels)
This is a mixed level class built for those who feel comfortable in 'Yoga Basics ' classes in the studio and would like to be challenged more. Class structured to further develop strength, flexibility, endurance and take focus and awareness to a new level. The Class is often spiced up with preparatory poses for more complex transitions and the full expressions of the more advanced poses are given as an option. Yoga philosophy, wisdoms, and quotes are often interwoven into the class, combining perspiration with inspiration. This class is playful, encouraging, accepting and supporting! Modifications are given to accommodate practitioners of different levels.
(recommended for those who feel comfortable in
‘Beyond the Basics Classes’)
Prepare to sweat and have fun! We flow at a faster pace so the basic understanding of yoga postures and alignments in needed. In this class we offer an opportunity to deepen your practice. Here you will have the chance to learn more advanced poses like arm balances, inversions, and more. In this class you will build even more strength by increasing the length of time in which you hold some of the more challenging poses. You will explore techniques of Pranayama (breath work), and you will be introduced to some of the philosophical ideas that inform this ancient tradition.
“When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.”
Gentle Yoga (All Levels)
A therapeutic approach is used in this gentle practice designed for those who want to move at a slower pace. Each student is given ample time to comfortably ease into each pose. While class is not always entirely on the floor, plenty of attention is given to seated, reclined, or restorative postures that open the hips, spine, and shoulders. Morning classes will focus on awakening and evening classes will focus on preparation for rest.
“I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.”
Deep Candlelight Stretch - Yin (All Levels)
This class uses Yin yoga to target deep dense tissues, known as fascia, and preserve joint, bone, and connective tissue health and natural resilience. In this class, floor postures are held for 4-5 minutes each while practicing deep meditative breathing. Class improves flexibility while encouraging relaxation of mind.
“True meditation is about being fully present with everything that is–including discomfort and challenges. It is not an escape from life.”
Deep Candlelight Stretch and Restore (All Levels)
This class combines Yin yoga with deeply restorative and rejuvinating poses. Yin yoga poses are practiced during the first half of the class which helps to improve flexibility and range of motion. Yin yoga targets deep dense tissues, known as fascia, and preserve joint, bone, and connective tissue health and natural resilience. The second half of the class deeply restorative poses are offered to destress, encourage relaxation and better night sleep. Class is appropriate for all levels.
Happy Hips and Healthy Back
Open hips and supple core contributes tremendously to the health of the spine. This is an all level class which focuses on deep hip openers, core strengtheners, and spine health. This class helps to gain flexibility, improve balance and prevent injuries.
All Level Dynamic Flow (All Levels)
This basic flow class is appropriate for practitioners of all levels. Well rounded class structure helps to build strength and flexibility while needed modifications are given to students of different levels to insure safe and enjoyable practice. Basic meditations and breathing techniques are introduced through out the class to enhance relaxation. Everybody is welcome!
Vinyasa Flow (Mixed Levels)
This is a dynamic vinyasa flow class tailored for students with a different level of experience in yoga, from beginners to advanced. Class is good for taking your practice a little further. It helps to build up strength, endurance, flexibility, and develop body awareness in preparation for more advanced transitions. While flowing at a moderate pace, we are focusing strongly on correct alignments in each asana, proper breathing and combining the two together. Some poses are held for longer periods of time, encouraging practitioners to safely explore their limits, focus on their breath and listen to their bodies. A focus is often made on asanas that develop deep inner core strength and flexibility, stretch tight hamstrings and open hips and shoulders. Hands-on adjustments, props and modifications are often used during the class to suit students' needs.
Yin/Yang Fusion, All Levels
Balancing out the two opposite energies that flow through our bodies -Yin (quiet, cool, receiving, passive, dark and feminine) and Yang (hot, dynamic, pulsating, bright and masculine) - this class brings emotional harmony and equilibrium. The first, "Yang" half of the class builds up internal heat with a dynamic, invigorating and uplifting vinyasa flow. The second "Yin" part is a cooling, relaxing, slow sequence of floor asanas, held for 4-5 minutes each in order to loosen stiffened and hardened deep connective tissues and increase range of motion and flexibility. Class is designed for all levels. Beginners could improve the knowledge of the basic asanas, while experienced practitioners can take the postures to a new, deeper level.
We can observe balancing Yin/Yang energies everywhere in nature. One never exists without another, bringing in perfect balance and harmony: night and day, sunset and sunrise, low and high tides, moon and sun, etc.
Weekly Guided Mediation, all levels.
The ancient practice of meditation has never been more of actuality as it is today. Recommend by medical doctors and therapists of various fields, meditation is among most efficient means to override stress, manage pain, and combat insomnia, just to name a few. Studies have shown that people who mediate regularly as part of a healthy lifestyle are more resilient to stress, show higher creative potential, become better problem solvers, and enjoy better overall health. Join us for weekly meditation practice to uncover a more radiant YOU! No previous yoga or meditation experience is necessary; the only requirement is your presence and willingness to expand.
Private Yoga Sessions
If you prefer private instruction to a class setting or are not comfortable with taking a group class, you may sign up for a private session. Private sessions allow a teacher to fully focus on student's goals and tailor each session to the personal needs of a practitioner. Explore all the benefits of yoga at your own pace! Private session rates vary.
Private Therapeutic Yoga Session
Therapeutic Yoga sessionsaddress many needs and concerns including, but not limited to: stress management, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, pre- and post-operative surgeries, weight management, women’s health, and arthritis.
Pranic healing can target physical ailments as complicated as diabetes, hypertension, and cancer; and can relieve pain, heal wounds, broken bones and headaches and many more. It also has proven very successful in clearing emotional blockages, and in relieving stress and help with addictions.
Aerial Yoga for All Levels.
All levels classes use fabric swings as a tool to move through yoga poses for fitness and fun. Students will learn in a safe, confidence building, and strength building environment. The classes are a fun way to improve your practice. Some of the benefits include;
Increased joint mobility
Increased muscular flexibility
Fine-tuning balance & agility
Stretch further with less strain
Decompress spine and tight joints
Upper and lower body muscular strengthening
Add an entirely new dimension to your Yoga practice
Self-esteem enhancement through conquering basic fears
Learning of new skills: A creative and artistic fitness experience
Perform advanced yoga postures and inversions without neck or back compression
Applies to ALL AERIAL YOGA classes:
Please, wear sleeve shirt , no tank tops. Remove all jewelry, watches, and hair clips. Please, arrive 15 minutes earlier to allow to the equipment adjustment.
Common contraindications for an Aerial Yoga Class:
Very High or Very Low Blood Pressure
Head Cold, Flu, or Sinusitis
Easy Onset Vertigo
Osteoporosis or Bone Weakness
Recent Concussion or Head Injury
Hiatal Hernia or Disc Herniation
Artificial or Re-Surfaced Hips
Botox (within 48 hours of class)