Bare Bones Basics
Are you new to Yoga? Do you feel inflexible or not sure what to do in class? We can help!
In this class, you will be guided step-by-step through poses and breathing exercises. Our patient and skilled Bare Bones instructors are specially trained to work with beginners, as well as those with injuries, joint issues, or inflexibility. This class is designed to provide a healing and gentle approach to yoga poses and movements.
In Basic Flow, we will continue to focus on individual postures and fundamentals as we begin to link asanas through breath and movement. Our instructors will provide personalized attention and corrections to help strengthen your practice and get you comfortable as you move through poses such as Ota Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog) and Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I). This class is great for an advanced beginner or for students working toward more familiarity with basic postures.
In this class, we will explore deeper expressions of basic postures and venture into more challenging poses (with ample variations for every flexibility and balance), such as Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel), Ardha Chandrasana (Half-Moon), and other hand and arm balances. This class is best for students with at least a year of experience. Plan to sweat!
Kick Start Flow
When your day begins with this 45-minute Vigorous Flow Class (see Flow description above), you’ll sweat, strengthen, and stretch – the perfect way to launch yourself into the rest of your day!
*You must pre-register online at least 90 minutes before
The Franklin Method, founded in the 1990’s by movement educator Eric Franklin, utilizes imagery and dynamic movement to achieve mental clarity and focus. This class involves the use of several props, including balls and thera-bands, to help align and stabilize muscles. Whether you’re an athlete, a yogi, or trapped in a cubicle all day, this method will help you tune into what your body wants and needs. Open to everyone – all ages, sizes, and fitness levels!
Dynamic Stretch is designed to target core muscles and improve overall mobility. In this class, we perform exercises with elastic resistance bands and massage balls to help with alignment, posture and balance. We also employ meditative imagery in conjunction with movement, resulting in ease of movement without tension. This class is appropriate for all levels, and no mat is required.
This class is great for seniors, students recovering from injury, and anyone looking for a gentle, mindful movement class. We will combine mellow yoga poses and Franklin Method techniques, which will include tension-release exercises with massage balls and dynamic stretching with resistance bands. All levels are welcome. Please discuss any injuries or health concerns with your instructor before class..
Yin Yoga is a different approach to yoga asana. Often referred to as “a quiet practice,” poses are done lying or sitting down, close to the floor, and held for longer periods of time to target the connective tissue of the body. Yin Yoga increases flexibility, nourishes the joints, and quiets the mind.
Kundalini as taught by Yogi Bhajan is an exquisite practice of yoga mudra, kriya, breathing techniques, deep meditation and relaxation. Each class brings students to a balanced and harmonious state of bliss, helping to clear out accumulated stress and uncover natural sources of energy and light within.
Yoga for Meditation
The Yoga Sutras say that asana is done only to help shape a meditative mind. In Yoga for Meditation, we will move through a 30 minute series of breath-centered asanas guided by the chants of Shyamji Bhavnagar to further calm the mind. Following the asanas, we will sit for 30 minutes of meditation. This class is by donation.
You’ll learn to calm the mind, quiet the senses, and increase concentration during this 30 minute guided meditation class. Class exercises will include instruction in meditation, calming pranayama (breathing exercises), and concentration training. No experience necessary, and students of all spiritual backgrounds are welcome. Donations are greatly appreciated but not required.
Three things help the muscles release in a deep and persisting way; a relaxed state of mind, a bit of heat, and time. Sweaty stretch incorporates all three with a series of targeted, long stretches in a mildly heated room filled with the scent of calming eucalyptus.