Our Yoga Foundations classes are built around learning basic, or foundational, Yoga poses. You can expect to learn principles of alignment, as well as modifications and variations for certain postures.
This class is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike!
Vinyasa classes are dynamic, warming classes that improve circulation to the entire body, building strength and flexibility, and work intimately with the breathing cycle. Vinyasa classes can be more physically demanding than our other classes and require a level of understanding in basic Yoga postures, as these classes move through sequences of postures linked intimately with steady breathing.
This class is suitable for all levels, but we recommend that you have some experience with Yoga postures prior to attending.
Method Vinyasa is our new signature class, that is structured slightly differently than some of our other classes. The uniqueness of this class is that it combines all of the elements we offer at our studio, Asana (postures), Somatics, Pranayama (breathwork) and Meditation.
The class is a “form”, much like one would find in Tai Chi, Qigong or Ashtanga Yoga. This means that students will be introduced to a set of postures that they will learn over time at their own pace, with the assistance of an experienced instructor.
Restorative Yoga is an extremely gentle class that restores your body and mind back to a state of balance using relaxing long-held poses, breathing exercises, meditation, and imagery. Instead of using muscular effort to stretch, props are placed in a certain way to support the body and allow you to completely let go.
This class is suitable for all levels of practitioners.
Gentle Yoga classes are typically calming, relaxing, and less physically demanding than most classes. There will be instruction and guidance through the poses at a slower and more gentle pace, and the use of props as support in postures, as well as modifications for certain postures, will be offered more frequently.
This class is suitable for all levels.
Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that are not typically reached in a more active style of asana practice.
This style of yoga can seem passive, or soft, and is suitable for all levels of students, but the yin practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of holding the poses. We can remain in the postures anywhere from one to ten minutes. Because we move slowly in this class, we have the opportunity to create stillness in the mind, creating a deeply relaxed, and even meditative state.
This early morning class is very similar to our Vinyasa class, in that it is meant to get our bodies moving, our blood flowing, and our mind's attention to maintaining a steady breath. You can expect to mindfully move and build strength in this class, while also taking plenty of time to warm up and center in.
YOGA FOR RELAXATION
A nourishing, embodied practice combing gentle functional movement and restoratives poses for somatic release and relaxation. You can expect an extended Savasana with guided meditation.
YOGA DYNAMICS: REVITALIZE QI
This is a free flowing practice incorporating yoga, qi gong and other disciplines to revitalize qi, our life energy.
This class is taught by Megan Strahler, RYT-500, who has background in dance, yoga, martial arts, and traditional Chinese Medicine.