YOGA DESCRIPTIONS FOR ABOVE CLASSES:
Power Flow: This strong 60 minute powerful flow class energizes, rejuvenates and provides you with a vigorous approach to finding a connection from within by connecting breath to movement. A series of asana flows coupled with sun salutations leaves you refreshed and transformed. During this energetic class you will breathe, balance, strengthen, twist, invert, stretch and go deep within your core. Although there is a strong powerful flow section, the class begins and ends with deep stretches, providing a whole body breath yoga experience. This class is suitable for those familiar with the Vinyasa Flow class and are keen for more.
Flow: This 60 minute flow class energizes, rejuvenates and helps you find a connection from within by connecting breath to movement. A series of asana flows coupled with sun salutations leaves you refreshed and transformed. During this energetic class you will breathe, balance, strengthen, twist, invert, stretch and go deep within your core. Suitable for all levels.
Dusty Mat Yoga (For Beginners or New to Yoga): Nervous to try yoga or only dabbled a bit on your mat? This class is geared specifically for those new to yoga or those who are interested in being re-introduced to yoga. This class incorporates simple sequences to warm up the body, as well as slower paced movements focusing on balance, alignment and flexibility. Cueing and instruction will be given as if you have never been introduced to a posture before and then we build each week. It is a small group setting so lots of time for questions. This class is appropriate for anyone of any age, shape or size.
Athletes Stretch: This class is specially designed for those that “push, pull and demand” from their body through continuous movement. This calm practice strives to pull back and soften, providing a gentle stretch into the hip joint, shoulder joint and low back area along with other pesky problems common in athletes or those that continuous demand from their bodies through work or play. Feed your bodies in a different way and put aside the time to slowly trickle out built up tension deep in the myofascia in key trigger spots common to all.
Virginia Stretch: Take a break from strength and balance and come to your mats for this beautiful full body release This class focuses on realigning the body through stretching, twisting and lengthening and uses your breath and simple postures sequenced together to unleash the build up of tension and emotion from your bodies. Pure Bliss! All levels no experience necessary.
Happy Hips: This 60 minute class is designed specifically with your hips in mind. Following a Hatha and/or Vinyasa style class, the postures are designed to open, align and relax your hips. Runners, athletes or people who stay in one position for long periods of time will especially benefit from this sequencing. A combination of YIN and Yan postures will be used to move, stretch and relax those tight areas, benefiting not only your hips but your back as well. The class is designed to move and stretch the hips in 6 directions using a series of asanas, breath and movement to relieve and rejuvenate the hips. This is an all levels class.
Unwind, Stretch and Restore:
This 60 minute calming class is designed specifically for you to slow down and refresh after a busy day. The first 35 min of the class focuses on soft movements coupled with stretches to release any tensions from the day. The class then shifts focus to BEING instead of doing for the last 25 minutes. You will use props to support the body in positions of ease and comfort to facilitate relaxation allowing you to be open to RECEIVE. This class will unwind your mind and body and prepare you for a restful sleep. Dress as you wish, in warm jogging pants and other comfy layered clothes. All levels.
Meditate and Restore
This class uses relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, visualization, progressive muscle relaxation and restorative postures to unwind your mind and let go of anything no longer serving you. Class begins with a breath focus & meditation and then shifts to restorative postures. These gentle floor-based asanas will use bolsters, blankets, and props that support your body so you can fully relax the muscles, slow down the mental activity of the brain, shift emotional patterns, bring ease to the breath, and tune into your nervous system’s healing capacity.
Move n' Strech: This 60 minute early morning class awakens the body & mind with movement, soft opening stretches followed by some fun flow for to energize. The sequence is carefully planned with kindness towards your joints and muscles. It is a wonderful way to start off your morning by feeding your body bright and early before you demand on it for the rest of the day. All level class.