Our yoga classes are designed to allow the student to practice the 8 Limbs of yoga through their asana and their personal self study. The environment of the studio and the style of yoga we share is healing, supportive, encouraging and empowers the student to find their own path.
The Practice Container
This class is a flowing style of yoga, linking breath and movement based in traditional ashtanga, hatha and himilayan sytles of yoga, created by One Yoga founder Susan Smith. The practice moves from the gross to the subtle body, from the root to the crown chakra, and adheres to the 8 Limb Yoga Philosophy. The basic outline of the class is as follows: Assessment, Warm-up, Standing Postures, Balancing Postures, Back Bending, Core, Hip Openers, and Closing. All levels welcome.
Ashta = Eight | Anga = Limb | Yoga = Union
This style of yoga is based on the traditional Ashtanga Practice with special attention to balancing the bodies strengths and weakness.. The outline of the practice follows the traditional outline of Ashtanga Yoga: Sun Salutations (warm up), Standing Sequence, Primary (seated folds, hip openers, balance, core), Closing Sequence (backhanding, handstands, shoulder stands). Additionally, breath techniques (pranayama) and complimentary secondary series postures may be practiced at the end of the asana practice. . Since the sequence is always the same, although we will not always practice all of the sequence, it allows the student to begin moving with inward focus, creating the conditions for deep meditative experience. When practiced with regulation and awareness, the eight limbs of yoga are nourished.
Yin Yoga (or Vin Yin)
Grab your blocks, bolsters and blankets! Yin targets your connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised in an asana practice or regular workout. This yummy restorative practice is amazing for EVERYONE.
It;s a perfect compliment to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of your muscles. This practice also emphasizes the expansion of connective tissues of the hips, pelvis and lower spine.
Vin Yin is often offered as a combination class of Half Vinyasa and Half Yin style.