For new students, those who have been away from it for a while or have injuries they are healing. These classes will introduce the basic poses, teach you how to use props and allow you to learn the techniques slowly and carefully.
This class will introduce you to basic yoga postures and breathing techniques. Learn to use props and enter postures slowly and carefully to increase balance and strength. Practice focus and find patience with each breath as you increase range of motion and add suppleness to your actions. Students will practice calming the thoughts, leading to a peaceful state of mind you will carry with you for the rest of the day. Some instructors will use more flowing movements or the wall for enhanced alignment, yet the level of the class will be appropriate for new students.
Wall Yoga plus Restorative
In this class, yoga practitioners of any age, size or level of practice will discover a new and exciting way to practice yoga and reach new places as your body is safely supported by the wall. You will be guided through a yoga sequence that links breath with movement while exploring various yoga poses from their foundation. Wall yoga provides resistance and support in order to build core awareness, proper alignment and strength. Lying down, feet up against the wall and upside down are just some of the ways that yoga can be practiced when using the wall as a prop. Benefits include balance, mobility, and stability in the joints as the body is allowed to move beyond the range of its everyday motions. The class finishes with yoga restorative poses to place the body in grounded restful postures to rejuvenate and complete the internal healing rhythms of the body.
A Gentle Yoga class that guides you through postures with slow linking movements, warming joints and muscles while emphasizing breath, body control and mindfulness. This class is for all levels and abilities and will enhance your focus and body awareness.
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TGIF Vinyasa All Levels $5
Rejoice, renew, inspire, reflect and breathe with others as the work week ends. Enjoy an all-levels vinyasa flow class set to fun playlists while practicing postures emphasizing strengthening and stretching the body equally in order to melt away any tension, increase circulation and add additional joy and light into your heart. Props and modifications offered.
Please check the Events page for dates and info on currently offered Sessions.
Challenging yet approachable classes for students who have taken some yoga classes and are familiar with basic poses.
Vinyasa unites all styles of yoga and each class takes you on a different journey. Learn creative sequencing, linking breath to movement and blending postures into a smooth, flowing practice. Proper alignment and modifications make Vinyasa classes accessible to anyone with an open mind who wants to explore and move.
yoga for athletes
Simple yet approachable poses will wake you up and get you ready for the rest of your day. This class is a great addition to a workout such as biking, swimming or running.
Sun Saluations will be introduced slowly to ensure the connection between breath and movement. A series of standing and seated postures from the Ashtanga Primary Series will be introduced next, modifications will be offered when necessary. You will learn to use props to place your body into safe and manageable positions as you increase flexibility and strength. Experience the flow state as you connect movement, breath and gazing points leading to a moving meditation. We always finish with a nice long relaxation.
Ashtanga Half primary
This class follows the first half of the Primary series of Ashtanga Yoga practiced at a relaxed pace so new students have time to practice connecting their breath, alignment and bandhas. Balancing poses, shoulderstand and headstand preparatory postures will be introduced. Start with Ashtanga Basics to become familiar with the poses of the Ashtanga Primary Series.
Wall Yoga Flow
In this class, yoga practitioners of any age, size or level of practice will discover a new and exciting way to practice yoga and reach new places as your body is safely supported by the wall. You will be guided through a yoga sequence that links breath with movement while exploring various yoga poses from their foundation. Wall yoga provides resistance and support in order to build core awareness, proper alignment and strength. Lying down, feet up against the wall, and upside down are just some of the ways that yoga can be practiced when using the wall as a prop. Benefits include balance, mobility, and stability in the joints as the body is allowed to move beyond the range of its everyday motions.
Students who join this class would display a mastery of movement and breath and practice regularly 4-6 days per week.
Experience the joy that comes from starting slow, building a flow and then gliding your body through a series of poses that will make you feel strong, cleansed and content. Be prepared to sweat, laugh and try something new.
Ashtanga Primary Series
Breath, bandhas and drishti guide us through the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, with each student modifying when necessary for their own level of strength and flexibility. Hands on assists will be given. Students should be comfortable in an Ashtanga Half Primary class before joining this one. Some Second series poses may be introduced as the regular students become more proficient with Primary Series.
Ashtanga 2nd series
Second Series of Ashtanga Yoga which includes many types of backbends and leg behind the head poses. Students should be practicing the full Primary Series regularly before coming to this class.
Previously named ‘Traditional Ashtanga’. Students may use their class card or their Unlimited membership for the Wednesday class. For the Alternate Sunday class, students will need to purchase a Mysore class card, Mysore drop in or add the Mysore option to your Unlimited membership.
Traditional Ashtanga – This self guided practice, commonly called Mysore style*, accommodates all students regardless of your level of experience with yoga. At times, your instructor will give you one on one, personal attention and both verbal and hands on assists. At other times, you will allow your breath to guide your practice and move at your own pace in a group atmosphere. A traditional, Mysore class allows you to internalize the practice of Ashtanga Yoga and get the help you need on an individual level to progress on your path at your own pace and ability. Join this class at any time within the scheduled class time, but please plan that your savasana will be completed by the end of the class time.
Traditional Ashtanga Session - This 6 week session will teach you the fundamentals of a Mysore style practice. You will learn a breathing technique that calms the mind called ‘Ujjayi breathing’, Sun Salutations which are the basis for the Ashtanga practice and also found in most other styles of yoga, Standing poses and a Closing sequence. At the end of the session you will be ready to join the Mysore class or our other Ashtanga classes with confidence. Dates on Events page.
*Mysore, India is the home of Ashtanga guru Sri K Pattabhi Jois. This is the method he used to teach the Ashtanga practice to thousands of students in his Yoga Shala there.
Mysore information, etiquette and tips
Below are some tips that will make your experience, as well as your practice mates experience, fulfilling and meditative.
Drop your stuff in the office and come right in! We will check you in later.
Come when you like, leave when you need to. The open start time of the Mysore practice allows you to advance your practice while dealing with a varying schedule.
Your instructor will be here to assist you with alignment, breathing, gazing points, committing the series to memory. Your instructor is not a chiropractor, they will not give you ‘adjustments’. However, we can recommend a great chiropractor if you need one!
Everyone’s practice is different from one another and from day to day. New students will primarily practice Sun Salutations and closing poses. You will be instructed through more postures when appropriate.
Please refrain from loud discussion in the class. Students are practicing pratyahara in the class, loud and unnecessary noises disturb the nervous system and are therefore discouraged.
Bring your own mat and water for after class. Drinking is discouraged during practice...would you get up to take a drink while meditating? I think not.
Leave your phone in your car or in the office. Yoga practice is time away from the phone, social media, clocks, jobs, family and friends so we may reflect on all these things and see them from the right perspective.
Mysore affords the student the opportunity to become friends with the students they practice with on a regular basis. You may see them help one another on certain poses. We encourage you to wait for the instructor when possible, but the instructor may approve certain assists with committed students. Please check with the instructor before helping someone else in class.
New students ask if they need to do Vinyasas between sides and between each pose. We recommend them in between each pose but ask your instructor if they think it’s appropriate for you to practice them between each pose. The beauty of this practice is that it is individualized and each students practice varies slightly.