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Class Descriptions

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Gentle classes are defined by their accessibility to nearly everyone. The pacing of the gentle classes is mindful and slow, allowing time to move from one posture to the next or simply stay where you are if that is what your body is asking for on a particular day. Options to go a little deeper may be offered if you’re looking for a deeper stretch, but the foundation of a gentle class is to provide a safe place to cultivate inner peace. No...

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Vinyasa is the movement from one posture to the next, accompanied by conscious breathing. Each class has similar postures to the Hatha classes, but they are held for shorter periods of time. Variations of sun salutations connect each posture or sets of postures, resulting in a flow. All classes conclude with savasana for integration. Because vinyasa classes are designed to warm the body, the studio temperature is typically set at 80-85...

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The Yoga of Physical Discipline. Postures or asanas, pranayama or breathwork, and a meditative awareness form the physical aspect of yoga, which are preparation and foundation for the mental and spiritual aspects of yoga. In our hatha yoga classes, each posture is taken one at a time to allow time for proper alignment and strengthening. Each class ends in savasana – a resting posture allowing the body to fully integrate. The studio...

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This quiet, grounding practice targets the connective tissues of the body – the fascia, the ligaments and the tendons – with the use of bolsters, blocks and sandbags. Postures are held for 3 – 5 minutes but may be held longer to all the muscular system to completely relax, providing access to the deeper layers of the body.

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A restorative guided meditation, Yoga Nidra translates to Yogic Sleep, allowing for deeply profound relaxation. It is practiced in savasana, lying on the back and can be 30 – 40 minutes long. A Yoga Nidra class will begin with minimal, gentle movements seated or reclined, to help release any stiffness before becoming still. When it is incorporated into the end of another class, it is typically 20-30 minutes in length.

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There are a variety of classes on the schedule and many of them fit neatly into categories and then there are others that need a little more explanation. Many of these classes are one-of-a-kind and the level of experience or their focus may or may not be obvious.

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