Classes

We offer classes for all levels. Just as each day may change from the previous so does our yoga practice. Our classes focus on bringing awareness to our breath allowing each posture and movement to act as reminder for us to relax and breathe. We strive to create an open and inviting space where we can live, grow, and explore together. If you are new to yoga and are unsure where to begin, go HERE or feel free to contact us.

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga links postures with the movement of breath bringing balance, strength, and flexibility to our physical, mental, and spiritual bodies. The postures are given in a specific order allowing the student to create a strong foundation. Ashtanga yoga is traditionally taught in two forms: Mysore style and Led Class.

Mysore

Mysore is the traditional method for practicing Ashtanga yoga. Students learn a series of postures working at their own pace with individual instruction from the teacher. In mysore-style practice everyone’s practice is unique and instruction is personalized. All levels are welcome from new beginners to advanced practitioners. In the beginning, new students receive more attention. As you become more familiar with the practice, you are allowed more independence, getting adjustments and assistance only when needed.

Mysore is for everyone. If you have physical limitations or injuries, the instructor will work with you individually to come up with the variation of the sequence that works for you. Because everyone is working individually, you don’t have to worry about slowing down or speeding up to keep up or meet the needs of a group class.

Mysore style is an open practice time meaning you may arrive anytime during the scheduled hours as long as you give yourself enough time to finish. New students can expect to spend about an hour for their first few classes. To learn more about Mysore style practice go HERE.

Led Class

In Led Class the teacher guides the students through the sequence of postures and the students move together in sync with their breath. It is traditionally taught in Sanskrit with breath cues to guide you in and out of posturesThe intention behind led class is to help students learn the traditional vinyasa count for the practice and allow synchronization of breath and movement

Full Primary 

You will be guided through the traditional Full Primary Series fully in Sanskrit. This class is highly energetic and recommended only for experienced students practicing at least half of the Primary Series. It is considered physically challenging and includes arm balances, backbends, and inversions.

Half Primary

You will be guided through a modified version of the first half of the Primary Series. Modifications will be offered. This class is suitable for those with some previous yoga experience.

Ashtanga Fundamentals

This class focuses on Sun Salutations and Standing Fundamental postures. This class is suitable for those who are comfortable getting up and down off of the floor and will include gentle backbends, inversions and breathing exercises. Beginner friendly.

Community Classes

This beginner friendly class will introduce you to the basics of Ashtanga Yoga. Community classes is a donation based class open to all levels. Suggested donation is $10, but any donation is accepted.

Yin Yoga

This beginner friendly class will offer a slower paced approach to calm the mind, connect with the breath and release tension throughout the body. Calming postures and deep breathing puts the body into a deep state of relaxation to allow the body to realign and come to a point of balance. Yin yoga is a therapeutic practice that is perfect to support and balance someone with an active lifestyle, or to bring the healing qualities of yoga to someone seeking a more gentle practice. Poses are typically held between 3-5 minutes. Modifications are always available.

 

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