Bare Bones Basics
Never done yoga before? Feel inflexible or unsure what to do in a yoga class? Then this is the class for you.
Throughout class, you will be guided through poses and breathing exercises, step by step. Our patient and skilled Bare Bones instructors are specially selected to work with yoga 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.
Basic Flow breaks down individual postures and fundamentals in a slow flow-style class. Our instructors will provide personalized attention and corrections to help strengthen your practice and get you comfortable in several poses, such as Down Dog and Warrior I. This class is great for an advanced beginner or for students working to master basic postures.
In this class, we explore deeper expressions of basic postures and venture into more challenging poses (with ample variations available), such as Urdhva Dhanurasana (wheel), Ardha Chandrasana (half-moon), and other hand/arm balances. Best for students will at least 1 year of practice. Yes, you will sweat!
Kick Start Flow
Kick start Flow is a 45 minute Vigorous Flow Class (see Flow description above). Be prepared to sweat, strengthen, and stretch as you start your day with a bang.
Must Preregister online at least 90 mins before class starts
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 cubical 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, if you are recovering from an injury, or for anyone looking for a gentle, mindful movement class. We will combine mellow yoga poses and Franklin Method techniques, including tension release exercises with massage balls and dynamic stretching with resistance bands. All levels 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.
This class incorporates cardio, boxing and martial arts. You’ll learn how to punch, kick, and block your way through a fun and challenging workout while employing basic self defense movements. Cardio Kickboxing also aims to increase coordination as well as improving speed, flexibility, and balance.
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.