Vinyasa Flow simply means to connect breath with movement. All poses flow into the next and are meditative in nature. Various postures build upon each other so that flexibility is optimized and strength increased while balancing and calming the mind. The pace can be fast or slow depending on the individual needs of each student in the class. Regardless of level, each student will leave class feeling challenged, rejuvenated, and energized.
Slow Flow is a style of Vinyasa (syncronized breath with movement), which most commonly moves through the Sun Salutation series, but does so at a slower tempo. This class is designed to make you stronger and more toned while still maintaining a gentle calm. Slow, fundamental movements, along with a steady breath, are the key ingredients to letting go of daily stress, feeling grounded, balanced, and restored.
Hatha Yoga means to practice individual postures for short periods of time in preparation for a deep meditation. Through this extended, 75 minute practice, students will become relaxed, centered, and increasingly flexible. Hatha Yoga guides students through postures in a balanced manner by incorporating Pranayama (breathing exercises) at a moderate pace. Hatha can be translated as “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha) or “yoga of balance” in Sanskrit.
Gentle Yoga is a restorative form of Yoga focusing on stretch and relaxation. This peaceful, slower paced class is ideal for beginners or clients wanting a gradual introduction to yoga. The perfect way to counter the daily stresses of life, you will leave this class feeling calm & refreshed.
Yin Yoga is a slower paced class in which postures, or asanas, are held for longer periods of time (2-5 min each) allowing the muscles and joints to fully release. With an emphasis on the lower extremities (hips, pelvis, inner thighs, and lower back), clients will release tension both physically and emotionally. Its meditative nature also creates inner peace and silence.
Yoga Stretch & Release
Yoga Stretch & Release focuses on increasing mobility, flexibility, and finding your body’s “blind spots.” It incorporates self-massage via Yoga Therapy Balls, traditional yoga poses, stretching, simple strengthening techniques, and release via relaxation. It’s the perfect compliment to your Pilates practice!