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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.

RELAX AND RESTORE – GENTLE YOGA
The intent of this class is to recover vitality by moving the body in a very gentle manner. Props will be provided to support the body which encourages release of stress, tension and facilitates peace to the mind and spirit.

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.

BEGINNER CLASSES
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.

MODERATE to ADVANCED CLASSES
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.

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.

MIXED LEVEL FLOW
This fun, energetic class is a great way to get the body moving, release toxins, and calm the mind.  This class offers postures that are linked together in a flowing sequence that offers a variety of options and modifications to work at your level

VINYASA FLOW WITH PHILOSOPHY
Classes are rooted in Yoga Philosophies of the Ancient Texts. Designed to move the student into synchronicity of Body, Breath, and Mind. A monthly set sequence of Sun Salutations and linked postures becomes a mindful moving mediation, with moments of holding to facilitate Present Centered Awareness, allowing time to refine, unify, and create space.Each class interweaves a Philosophy concept for contemplation, for those striving to achieve a yogic mind-one that is aligned with principles to assist meeting life wherever you are. Come flow with us in discipline and purpose.

VIN/YIN YOGA
Vin/Yin is a combination class that offers the student the best of a Yang (active) practice and a Yin (passive) practice. The class will start with warming the body with an active 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 Yin practice to cultivate a stronger sense of awareness both physically and mentally. Joining the Yin and Yang together is a complete mind and body practice that will leave you feeling rejuvenated, released and restored. Prior Yoga experience required.

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 SLOW DETOX FLOW
Detox Yoga is a great way to reduce bloat, improve metabolic function and cleanse the body. This workshop will burn calories, reduce water weight and tone the entire body. Using proper breathing techniques, we will oxygenate the body for optimal detoxification. The postures are designed to “wring out” the internal organs incorporating twists to improve digestion and promote proper absorption of nutrients and elimination. The class will be warmer than the usual yoga class to encourage sweating out toxins stored in the body. Class level is beginner to advanced.

INTRO TO POWER FLOW
For those students who are ready for more out of their yoga practice but reluctant to try a Power class this is the perfect class for you! Intro to Power Flow will introduce more advanced postures and sequences, arm balances and inversions in a safe and comprehensive way. The postures will focus on structure and form to insure a complete understanding of the asana and give the student a strong and safe foundation for a more advanced practice. This class will also give a more advanced student an opportunity to refine their practice and build a stronger awareness of the postures. A Power Flow level 1 appropriate for students who already have a regular practice and a good understanding of the postures.

POWER FLOW
This class is offers postures that are linked together in a dynamic, flowing sequence that works up to a higher level of vigor with more challenging variations of postures demonstrated. Modifications are provided.