Class Descriptions


DYNAMIC VINYASA (DV): Vinyasa, sometimes referred to as the "breathing system", is a gradual progression of movements led by breath, that mindfully and systematically guide the student from posture to posture. We designed this class to be multi-dimensional and for anyone who enjoys a lighthearted, creative and ever-changing flow in its rawest form. The origin of this Hatha ("ha" meaning sun and "tha" meaning moon) practice requires the body to gradually heat up and then cool down so that you can appropriately explore and advance your physical range of motion. The asanas (physical postures) offered in this class range from foundational to challenging, with the intention to increase strength, flexibility and balance in the body while cultivating peace of mind. Resting and modifying your postures is an imperative part of honoring your body and cultivating a personal connection with your practice.


GENTLE VINYASA (GV):In this class, we take the foundational qualities of a Vinyasa class (breath linked to mindful movements), modify the postures to a more mellow approach and then slow everything down. The synchronization of breath and movement helps increase awareness, calm the nervous system and quiet the mind. Perfect for beginners or anyone who enjoys a more meditative flow, Gentle Vinyasa gives space for students to gradually and safely increase strength and physical mobility without overworking the body or feeling rushed in any way.


SOUL POWER VINYASA (SPV): Combine the classical foundation of Hatha yoga with a power-based flow and you've got Soul Power Vinyasa! This mindful, yet strength-building class is designed to challenge you on a physical and mental level, no matter where you currently reside in your practice.  Expect to move and breathe at an unhurried pace while you discover the body's physical limitations and deepen the inner connection among the mind, body and soul.


SUNRISE SADHANA: Greet the morning sun with an hour of Sadhana, or ego-transcending, spiritual practice. In this 60-minute class, we will guide through a series of morning yogic practices including stimulating postures and traditional breathing techniques to energize, strengthen and balance the mind and body and prepare you for your day. You can be mellow or challenge yourself in this multi-level class.


SUPPORTIVE CHAIR YOGA: Supportive Chair Yoga is intended anyone with reduced physical mobility who wants to experience a balanced yoga class while using the support of a chair. This 60-minute class will help you safely explore and expand your physical range of motion as you practice conscious awareness, mindful breathing and gentle, well-rounded yoga postures.


YACHT ROCK YOGA: Ahoy Yogi Yacht-Rocksmen and women! Tune up those hammys to the smooth grooves of Ambrosia, Christopher Cross, Toto, and Kenny Loggins, to name a few. For this multi-level mellow flow we keep the emotions light, even when the sentiment turns sad. You’ll leave this class fired up and ready to rock!
“The moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation
I stopped an old man along the way
Hoping to find some long forgotten words or ancient melodies
He turned to me as if to say, "Hurry boy, it's waiting there for you”
-Toto (Africa, 1982)


YAMUNA BODY ROLLING: Yamuna® Body Rolling is a fitness system that combines deep tissue massage, body alignment techniques and breathing to realign and release tension in the muscles, bones and connective tissue of the entire body. Using 6-to-10 inch air filled balls, and the dynamic power of your own body, you will learn simple, effective routines to improve flexibility, strengthen and lengthen muscles, tendons and ligaments. Whether you are an elite athlete searching for effective cross-training and targeted injury prevention, or if you are experiencing discomfort from pain or injury, this class is for you.


RELEASE & RESTORE (RR): Perfect just before bedtime, this class is all about slowing down and meeting the body at a comfortable yet noticeable edge to effectively enhance the body’s range of motion while heightening mental awareness. This restorative all-level class incorporates an intentional series of grounding yoga postures that are held for a minimum of 3 minutes to allow the physical body to effectively create space by practicing stillness, reflection,and surrendering to gravity. A peaceful atmosphere is created when we pair these postures with deep, mindful breathing, which is conducive to restoring the balance in the parasympathetic nervous system and appropriately prepares the mind and body for deep sleep.

 


INTUITIVE FUSION FLOW (IFF): Intuitive Fusion Flow is a cohesive and balancing blend of multiple yoga styles. The level of the physical poses offered in this class will vary depending on the audience and the day but will ultimately include a harmonious concoction of strength, intuition, and ease. The key to achieving the perfect variations of these poses is by acknowledging and honoring how the energies are presenting itself each day. As always, the room will always be set in an energetic container to help facilitate and nurture each individuals’ healing.


GENTLE YOGA: This class incorporates a wide range of yoga postures, strategically sequenced to gently create strength & space in the body and effectively calm the mind. Whether you are just beginning your yoga practice or simply wanting to join in on a more mellow approach to the yoga foundations, Gentle Yoga will help you find your physical edge in a fun, mindful and explorative way.


MINDFULNESS MEDITATION (MM): Let's sit, breathe and quiet the mental chatter with the practice of dhyana or meditation. This half hour class includes a brief discussion, guidance and plenty of time to enjoy the sit! No experience is necessary and all levels are welcome! Cushions and chairs provided! Our tip: To get the most well rounded and thorough yoga experience, pair this meditation with an active yoga class.


FLOW YIN (F&S): Flow Yin is a stylistic class that encompasses aspects of both Yin and Vinyasa Flow. Yin teaches depth and stillness from within, while Vinyasa enriches our interaction with the elements. This class is for all levels and each pose may be modified to suit the needs of the practicing yogi/yogini. Awareness of sensation and of self, along with light teachings on the elements will be of key focus in this class.


ASHTANGA PREP: Ashtanga Yoga is a traditional style of yoga that comes from K. Pattabi Jois from Mysore, India. Students should be fit and injury free. We start with 10 sun-salutations, then standing poses, balancing poses, seated poses, and finishing poses.


SLOW FLOW (SF): Slow Flow embodies the qualities of Vinyasa Flow at a much more controlled and mindful pace. This deepens the mind/body connection and gives students more time to transition and hold yoga postures.


SAPIEN SOUND BATH (SSB): Prepare to completely relax and allow the power of sound to guide you on a unique, meditative journey. We will provide lots of yoga props, however, feel free to bring your own blankets, pillows or anything else that promotes complete relaxation.


ELECTRIC POWER FLOW: Shake up your Friday night with an upbeat power vinyasa, guaranteed to invigorate the body and energize the soul. This fun yet challenging flow is designed to complement every present energy in the room and leave you feeling strong, open and alive!


YAMUNA & YIN: This class combines active, self-massage techniques of Yamuna® Body Rolling (see below) with the passive stillness of Yin Yoga. When merged together, these two styles of mental and physical work team up to effectively open and restore the mind and body.

Yamuna® Body Rolling is a fitness system that combines deep tissue massage, body alignment techniques and breathing to realign and release tension in the muscles, bones and connective tissue of the entire body. Using a 6-to-10 inch air filled balls, and the dynamic power of your own body, you will learn simple, effective routines to improve flexibility, strengthen and lengthen muscles, tendons and ligaments. Whether you are an elite athlete searching for effective cross-training and targeted injury prevention, or if you are experiencing discomfort from pain or injury, this technique is for you.


KUNDALINI YOGA (KY): Using asanas (postures), mudras, pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation, the practice of Kundalini Yoga balances the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system, and enables us to harness the energy of the mind and the emotions, so we can be in control of ourselves, rather than being controlled by our thoughts and feelings.

Kundalini Yoga is a practice for all bodies, levels, and experiences alike. Kundalini Yoga & Meditation raises consciousness through the activation of kundalini energy. This will increase your energy level as you gain an inner source of energy. Meditation can bring about a true personal transformation.