Level One Yoga (72-75 degrees)
Take the mystery out of yoga and learn how this beautiful practice can benefit everyone. A slow, methodical approach to learning yoga postures from the ground up is the best way to develop a practice based on sound understanding and comfort.
“True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.” — Aadil Palkhivala
All Levels Yoga Flow (72-75 degrees)
Vinyasa Yoga cultivates awareness through the combination of movement in the body connected with conscious breathing. This practice provides strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, coordination and the ability to focus. Vinyasa Yoga creates a mindful practice that opens one up to a meditative state of being and beautiful connection with the body, mind and spirit.
Power Yoga (72-75 degrees)
Ashtanga based practice with cardio intervals. This class offers the practitioner strength and flexibility building while improving cardiovascular health.
Yin Yang Yoga (72-75 degrees)
Yin Yoga postures are more passive postures, mostly on the floor and are held for 2-5 minutes. Yin targets the deep connective tissues of the body and helps to regulate energy. The Yin practice is inspired by Bernie Clark, one of the great names in Yin Yoga. The Yang yoga practice is more for the superficial body, and benefits muscular strength, stamina and flexibility. This practice offers opposite and complementary principles of yoga.
In a Kripalu yoga class, regardless of the level or style, you will have the freedom to explore. In Sanskrit, Kripalu means compassion, and the aim of each class is just that: compassion for yourself, your abilities, present state of being, spiritual growth, physical transformation, and more. A Kripalu instructor is merely a guide, helping you tap into a deeper awareness of postures and breath. The Kripalu style of inquiry and exploration is deeply rooted within each posture and movement. Touching upon the three stages of alignment, sustaining, and prana response; each class will allow for deepening awareness of ones own personal experience.
Bliss Yoga (72-75 degrees)
Bliss Yoga integrates restorative yoga, yin yoga, gentle yoga, healing touch and breath work to create an environment that supports the body, mind and spirit in the process of deep relaxation or healing. Bliss yoga is Meditation. Postures are performed mostly sitting or lying down to help clear energetic blocks and enhance circulation.
Students are encouraged to dress in comfortable loose fitting clothing and to remove any items that restrict movement, (glasses, jewelry, watches, belts, etc.)
“Gentle Yoga” (72-75 degrees)
Gentle yoga focuses on stretching, breathing, relaxation, and simple movements to increase range of motion of the major joints. Gentle Yoga is appropriate for students who simply prefer to move at a slower pace.
“Release” Foam Rolling (70-72 degrees)
Foam rollers loosen up connective tissues and increase muscle flexibility, in addition to reducing pain from tension. In ‘Release”, you will learn a variety of different ways to use the foam roller. You will practice rolling it over your muscles slowly, stopping and holding on sore trigger points until the tension is released, usually in about 30 to 60 seconds. Applying sustained pressure with a foam roller can release tension in the muscles and tissues, and minimize constriction. Massage balls with also be incorporated along with yoga postures to encourage muscle length and flexibility. Foam rolling is the most overlooked component of injury prevention and fast progress in soft-tissue quality. Prep your muscles for a workout, treat day-to-day stiffness and loosen things up with “Release
“When you connect to the silence within you,
that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you.”
― Stephen Richards