Spinal Release Good beginner class (90min)
You will use different leg positions to release tensions in the muscles spanning from your legs through your hips and into your lower spine. The effect is the release of the spinal tensions, which changes your whole body, while it quiets your mind. When you open your lower spine, you get immediate and reliable effects.
You will identify and open areas of your spine that are tight. There are two primary areas in the spine where most people's muscles have a tendency to lock down: (a) The tailbone (which spreads into the sacrum) and (b) The vertebrae behind the heart (which spreads through the rib cage and into the lower part of your neck) These tensions inhibit the full range of movement of your spine. During this class you will work on opening your whole spine and unlocking these two tight areas.
In Short: Open your spine, quiet your mind.
Stand Like A Warrior beginner/intermediate class (90min)
In this class you will learn how to stand in your bones using your legs, abdominal muscles, and your arms all while releasing your spine. You will learn how to cultivate your strength, stamina, and flexibility from your previous classes. These combinations of strength, stamina, and flexibility are essential for your body, as well as being valuable life skills.
In Short: "True strength comes from clarity of mind and strength of will." - Gandhi
Soak Up The Sun Vinyasa all levels (75min)
You will learn a sequence of poses (vinyasa) and repeat the exact same sequence again in this class. A specific sequence of poses that is repeated the same way and in the same order each time is called a vinyasa. Vinyasa (pronounced "vin-yaa-sa") means putting together, connecting, or a composition of things that differ from one another. We will move through a series of poses including Sun Salutations, becoming familiar with each pose, while allowing your body to learn and feel the intentions of each of these poses. Bring a little sun into your day!
In Short: "Got my 45 on so I can rock on..." - Sheryl Crow
Chakra Yoga advanced/intermediate class (90min)
Chakra is the Sanskrit word for wheel, and these "wheels" were thought of as spinning vortexes of energy. There are seven chakras, or energy centers in the body that can easily become blocked by holding tension, external situations, internal habits, low self-esteem or even daily stress. A chakra can become either deficient or excessive, and therefore imbalanced.
Each chakra is associated with a particular function within the body, and with specific life issues and how we handle these life issues. Both inside ourselves and with our interactions in the world. Practicing asanas that correspond with each of these chakras can release these blockages of energy bringing balance to our bodies and our minds. Releasing these blockages allows us to obtain this inner balance which can bring us to a higher consciousness.
In Short: "You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em..."- Kenny Rodgers
Breath, Release, & Tone- beginner/all levels (75min.)
This class was created out of the evolution of everyone's practice. If Spinal Release and Power yoga had a baby it would be this Breath, Release & Tone class!
We have taken all of the best attributes and characteristics of two classes and combined meditation, Ujay Pranayama breath exercises, with the asanas (poses) from the Spinal Release classes, and sprinkled in some toning exercises from Power yoga. In this class you will focus on centering your breath while you release the tension in the muscles around your spine, neck, and shoulders. After you have released any tension, making more room for flexibility you will use hand weights to strengthen your arms, abs, buns and legs. All while breathing, releasing, and tonning.
In Short: "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." - Winston Churchill
Power Yoga Fusion- advanced class - NOT a recommended class to start with (1hr)
Discover your strength, stamina, endurance, and flexibility in your body and perhaps your life with this class. Yes, all in 60min! We will focus our workout with hand weights around a series of sun salutations, with an extra chaturanga to bring the power into power yoga. We will move through a challenging standing sequence that will test your endurance, while building it even further. After our stamina and endurance have expanded we will progress full steam ahead to an even more challenging series of balancing poses Are you feeling your power yet? Fantastic!
*Be prepared to get sweaty!*
In Short: "He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still." - Lao Tzu
Guided Awareness Meditation with Ujjay Pranayama All levels (30min)
This (30min) session is a meditation without a yoga class. NO experience needed!
This is a GREAT session to begin a new yoga practice with.
In this session you will bring your awareness to your own body while you rest comfortably in Shavasana (Yoga's relaxation pose). As you dive deeper into your consciousness you will be guided into Ujjay Pranayama (Yoga's Victory breath). The combination of Shavasana and Ujjay Pranayama has the potential to release any locked energy stored in your body. This flow of energy allows you to maintain your practice, while clearing unwanted toxins out of your system. Helping you to keep your vital life force, (prana), circulating throughout your body rather than escaping from it.
In Short: 30 min or less, energy tune up.
Couples/Partners Yoga Great beginner class, no yoga experience needed (2hr)
Do you both need a night out? Stop by the studio for a glass of wine or juice. Then spend time connecting with your favorite person while practicing partner yoga.
** Your, "favorite person" may be a romantic partner, BFF, parent/older child, or someone you hope to get to know better! **
Our practice will explore; Basic Energy Awareness Techniques, Tantric Yoga Exercises, and Breath Coordination. As you both move together in synchronicity through your asanas (poses), you not only will experience a deep stretch in your muscles you will also deepen the connection with your loved one!
In Short: "All you need is love...love is all you need" -The Beatles
Family Circus Yoga No experience needed, all levels
Spend the afternoon with your loved one moving through your asanas (poses) working together, building trust, confidence, and lots of giggles and laughs.
You will support one another in each pose while communicating with your partner to find your perfect balance in each pose.
All while having fun!
In Short: "We're giving love in a family dose, yeah!" - Pointer Sisters
Group Healing Tantric Yoga No experience needed, all levels (2hr)
* class participation is required with fellow students *
Tantric yoga techniques are typically suited more for couples than groups. With that said..."Why a Group Tantric Yoga class?" You may wonder. If properly developed and adapted Tantric Yoga can help us self-transcend, allowing each individuals consciousness to rise.
The practice of yoga -and yoga meditation- tunes us into the calm, clear, peaceful center of our being. Allowing us to realize our day to day life dramas as portions of our emotions, and personality. As we spend the evening developing our yoga practice,we will be brought back to our true Self.
In Tantric Yoga as a group we will blend our energy through meditation. As we strengthen our own energy we raise our level of consciousness as one.
In Short: "Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." - Buddha