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GENTLE CLASSES
GENTLE YOGA
Refresh and Restore! This class is for people who are new to yoga, have been physically inactive, recuperating from injury, or those who just want a slow-paced class.

YOGA FOR STRESS RELIEF
This gentle class offers practitioners some tools to reduce stress, improve health, and maximize energy by stimulating the body’s natural relaxation response.

YOGA FOR BACK & HIPS
This gentle class offers safe and effective postures to address lumbar pain/strain, sciatica, and other common back ailments. Gentle poses are included in every class to help alleviate tension headaches as well as chronic cervical strain and pain. The therapeutic approach of this class aims to reduce pain and inflammation, increase circulation and improve function. This class is not recommended for acute back or neck problems. Always consult your health care provider before starting any exercise program.

GENTLE/PRENATAL YOGA
A gentle Hatha I class with special options and modifications for woman who are pregnant.  Everyone is welcome.

GENTLE CHAKRA FLOW
The Chakras are seven centers of energy in the body that, when aligned, create a sense of ease, serendipity and integration. In this 75 minute yoga class you are guided through a gentle flow that may work with a single chakra or all seven to help bring balance and harmony to your body, mind and spirit. Each class begins with a brief explanation of the intention for that specific class and ends with an extended integrative relaxation. No experience is necessary.

YOGA NIDRA
Enter into a deeper state of consciousness where true change and integration can begin. A guided meditation, Yoga Nidra allows you to access the subconscious mind, relax the body, release stress and anxiety, and create lasting positive change.

MEDITATION
Science and medicine are now recognizing the value and benefits of the ancient practice of meditation. You will be experiencing stretching, easy-to-learn breathing and meditation techniques while seated. This practice will calm and focus the mind and reduce symptoms of tightness, tension and stress. This is a great way to relax and energize at the same time.

ALL LEVELS – BEGINNER FRIENDLY
HATHA YOGA I
An excellent introductory class where beginners can learn and improve on their poses and breathing. Experienced students can focus on the foundations of their practice. Modifications are provided for all levels.

YIN YOGA
A quiet practice, a series of long, slow postures that targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis and lower spine. Poses are held from 1-5 minutes long.

YIN YANG YOGA
Class will begin with gentle restorative yin. Holding the postures, we will target the connective tissues, ligaments and fascia, releasing toxins creating space within the body. We will transition our practice to yang postures, softly and gently flowing as we move the already lubricated body/spirit. The yin practice is a nice complement and balance to our yang practice. Class will end with guided relaxation. Beginner friendly.

KIDS YOGA
Kids Yoga is a great opportunity to introduce your child to yoga or to allow them to grow their practice with their peers by experiencing fun poses, gentle breathing and relaxation techniques.  Classes are designed in creative ways to make learning yoga fun and to help children stay focused.

HATHA LEVEL I/II
A combination of Level I and Level II postures are taught with variations and modifications for all levels.  Some advanced postures are introduced with modifications to make them more gentle and more accessible.

SUNRISE FLOW
The sunrise flow class typically includes lots of dynamic movements including sun salutations, twists, standing poses, heart openers and some inversions linked with Uijay Breath. It is an open level class, the instructor will offer variations with each pose so students can make their own modifications to make the class
more challenging as desired.

MORNING FLOW/FLOW YOGA
This class begins with light stretches and works up to a moderate level of vigor.  Postures are linked together in flowing sequence designed to cultivate heat, stamina, flexibility, and strength. Modifications provided.

MODERATE to ADVANCED CLASSES – SOME EXPERIENCE NECCESSARY

PRANAYAMASANA
The foundation to any asana (posture) practice is the breath.  In this class we take it to the next level!  We start with a a variety of breathing techniques (pranayams), then move through a strengthening asana practice incorporating the pranayams, and then ending the practice with a deep relaxation and meditation to seal it all together.  This practice is not only a cleansing for the body but a deep cleanse for the soul!  Experienced yogis only please.

VINYASA FLOW WITH PHILOSOPHY
In this Ashtanga-influenced, classical practice, each asana (posture) flows into the next with extended holds to help the body, mind and breath learn the progression of the sequence. Deeply rooted in the eight limbs of yoga with emphasis on one’s true nature, this class will both educate and elevate.

YIN YANG FLOW
Beginning with a cool room, work through the harder tissues of the body, helping the fascia open and relax.  Followed by a vigorous heating flow class to help detoxify the system and create a sense of ease in the body.

VIN/YIN/MEDITATION
Vin/Yin/Meditation is a combination class that offers the student the best of a Yang (active) practice and a Yin (passive) practice and guided meditation. The class will start with warming the body with an active 30 minute Vinyasa Flow that will challenge the Yang part of you bringing heat, strength, and awareness into your practice. The second part of the class is a calming and deep 30 minute Yin practice to cultivate a stronger sense of awareness both physically and mentally allowing the body to settle into stretches to encourage opening of the joints creating more flexibility in the spine and joints. The third portion of the class is a guided meditation cultivating clarity of the mind and invoking a peaceful energy. Featuring a different guided meditation each week. Joining the Yin, Yang and Meditation together is a complete mind, body and spirit practice that will leave you feeling rejuvenated, released and restored. Prior Yoga experience required.

WARM BHAKTI FLOW
Bhakti is the yoga of devotion. Take time at the beginning of this warm and powerful practice to devote your actions to yourself, another or a higher power.  Prior Yoga experience required.

POWER FLOW 1/2
For those students who are ready for more out of their yoga practice. Introduction of more advanced postures and sequences, arm balances and inversions in a safe and comprehensive way. Appropriate for students who already have a regular practice.

POWER FLOW 2/3
This class is offers postures that are linked together in a dynamic, flowing sequence at a higher level of vigor with more challenging variations of postures. Arm balancing, inversions, balance combinations and advanced postures are included in this class. Must have a regular yoga practice.