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.
This class is a flowing style of yoga, linking breath and movement together while encouraging you to let go of the physical and emotional stress that blocks us from feeling whole and surrender to your truest self. The basic outline of the class will contain: Assessment, Warmu-up, Standing Postures, Balancing Postures, Back Bending, Core, Hip Openers, and Closing. This practice will also address clearing of the spiritual and subtle body energies. All levels welcome.
Ashta = Eight | Anga = Limb | Yoga = Union
This particular style of yoga is based on a specialized sequencing of postures that consist of Sun Salutations (warm up), Standing Sequence, Primary (seated folds, hip openers, balance, core), Closing Sequence (backhanding, handstands, shoulder stands). Additionally, breath techniques (pranayama) may be practiced at the end of the asana practice. . Since the sequence is always the same, 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 are nourished.
A slow paced stationery style practice, which includes ashtanga sequence postures taught in an investigative style where the practitioner has time to explore the set up, and time to explore how the breath and the mind integrates in each posture. This class balances stretching, strengthening and relaxation by utilizing a deep diaphragmatic breath. Learn how good breathing cannot only revolutionize your yoga practice but can help to relieve stress and improve health. New to yoga? Even better. This class is available to all skill levels and would be a great introduction to the most fundamental aspect of yoga and breathing.
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.