Yoga Class Descriptions

“What is needed essentially to support this yoga knowledge is faith,
courage, and a sense of adventure.” —Shri K. Pattabhi Jois

Please Note: All Ashtanga/Vinyasa style classes are done in a warm room between 80° and 84°F.

Ashtanga L1-2 (75-90 min.)
An introduction to the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, a sequence of asanas integrating breath and movement in Vinyasa. This class introduces Surya Namaskar A & B (sun salutations), the standing postures of the primary series, and a variety of the seated poses. The class will finish with the closing sequence of the primary series.

Ashtanga Primary Series (75+ min.)
The full Primary Series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa System; a precisely designed sequence of postures linked together with the breath. Using Ujjayyi pranayama (deep breathing), dristhi (gaze), and bandhas (locks), this powerful and rigorous practice purifies and realigns the body and energizes the spirit.

Gentle Flow Yoga
This all level hatha yoga class is designed for those desiring or in need of a gentler approach to yoga. Enjoy healthy aging through exploring a yoga practice to strengthen and stretch body, breath and mind. If you are looking to slow the aging process, reduce general inflammation, minimize pain and cultivate contentment and peace, this class is for you.

Intro to Yoga [Free Class] (60 min)
This free class is designed to introduce the fundamentals of a basic yoga class. Instruction in proper breathing (ujayyi), sun salutations (surya namaskara), as well as fundamental standing and seated poses (asanas) will be emphasized.

Meditation [Free Class] (15 min)
Relax your body... quiet your mind with 15 minutes of guided meditation.

Mysore Style Ashtanga
Mysore style classes create an environment where each student can work at their own appropriate pace because the teacher instructs each student individually. Each student does the Ashtanga practice at the pace of their own breath. This method originated in Mysore, South India and is still taught there today by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. No prior Ashtanga experience is necessary. Students can begin and finish their practice any time between the listed start time and complete time.

Pre/Postnatal Yoga (75 min.)
Yoga is an excellent way to prepare the body for all of the changes it goes through during pregnancy. It prepares a woman physically, mentally and emotionally for the natural process of childbirth. By increasing strength, stamina, flexibility and body awareness while reducing fatigue, prenatal yoga aims to help women feel fit and strong and well prepared for childbirth. Practicing after pregnancy allows you to regain abdominal tone and body strength. Postpartum concerns such as neck, shoulder, and lower back tension are addressed. Pre/Post Natal classes provide a forum to share information, support, and birthing and parenting tips!

Pilates (60 min.)
All levels will practice together as Pilates encourages students to master a personal fitness destiny.  While practicing with control, precision, fluidity, and breath during the mat sequence you will gain incredible strength, length, and flexibility.

Vinyasa Flow I (75-90 min.)
An introduction to asanas (postures), pranayama (breath) and dristhi (gaze). This class is designed to introduce the fundamental asanas and introduce the vinyasa form of yoga (flowing from one posture to the next, motivated by breath), as well as Surya Namaskar A & B (sun salutations).

Vinyasa Flow II (60-90 min.)
An intermediate class for those students who would like to master the fundamentals. Utilizing the vinyasa form (flowing from one posture into the next, motivated by the breath) and emphasizing the principles of forward folds, backbends, and twists.

Vinyasa Flow III (90 min.)
A vigorous class which builds heat and stamina through sun salutations and standing poses. These classes include the vinyasa form and the more challenging postures such as inversions and backbends.

Yin Yoga
Experience the gentle, harmonizing effects of a Yin yoga practice, a practice that perfectly complements the "yang" Ashtanga/Vinyasa Flow practice. Yin yoga works by gently loosening and stretching our connective tissues, opening and restoring the joints and invoking a remarkable feeling of freedom and lightness in the body. Yin yoga consists primarily of seated poses held for a period of time and performed in a manner which allows gravity to do most of the "work", while gently opening the body. Performing the asana in this fashion allows the practitioner to fully explore each asana while experiencing a wonderful, meditative calm.