In Slow Flow breath and movement are connected. Time is given to find alignment and to refine and strengthen the poses. Slow Flow allows the practitioner to become familiar with his or her body, to create a thoughtful pause and find the time to go inward. This slower pace leads to the meditative practices of mindfulness of action and awareness of breathing.
Slow Flow is beneficial to newer students, those who desire deep concentration within their practice, those who have suffered an injury or have poor balance as it stimulates sweating and circulation and improves strength, flexibility, mobility, and overall concentration.
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with seated poses held for extended periods. It works on the connective tissues of the ligaments, fascia, joints, and bones through passive postures. Yin is also a profoundly relaxing and meditative practice that will help you find your inner peace.
Yin is slow-paced, enabling to move slowly and focus on maybe many different poses while calming the mind and nervous system. This practice is gentle and suitable for all levels, including recovering athletes and seniors.
Great to increase and maintain flexibility, lubricate your joints, challenge yourself to go deeper physically and emotionally and outside your comfort zone.
Hatha Yoga is an easy-to-learn, gentle form of yoga that synchronizes postures, with breathing, and meditation. This class is based on asanas, deep breath, and mindfulness and promotes core strength, flexibility, and balance. Its calm and meditative mood encourages stress management and self-realization — great practice for beginners.
In addition to more flexibility and strength, a hatha yoga practice will lead to reduced stress, lower blood pressure, more energy, and better sleep.
Raja Yoga meditation is accessible to all, anywhere and anytime, without rituals or mantras. It is a form of meditation that is practiced with ‘open eyes’ and is versatile, simple and easy. By learning to detach from our emotions, we can respond to situations rather than react to them. Raja Meditation encourages living in harmony and creating happier, healthier, and deeper relationships.
In Restorative Yoga, prolonged periods are spent lying on blocks, blankets, and yoga bolster to relax body and mind. There are fewer poses throughout the class, and many of them are modified to make them more comfortable and relaxing. Restorative yoga focuses on winding down after a long day and letting go of all tensions.
Restorative is slow-paced, gentle and suitable for all levels enabling to move slowly and focus on many different poses. This practice is calming to the mind and nervous system while focusing on the breath.
If you have a recent injury, are a recovering athlete, a senior, have a chronic injury, or if you need a teacher skilled in restoring your particular ailment (bad back, recent surgery, etc.) to normal function, Restorative Yoga is right for you.
This class offers a combination of traditional yoga poses, mindful movements, stretches, conscious breathing, relaxation, and meditation. Breath is used as a guide into and out of each pose creating a gentle flowing sequence that is comfortable and stable.
Yoga stretching teaches you to focus on your breathing so that you don’t hold your breath while stretching and pay attention to the way your body is aligned while you stretch. This emphasis becomes so rooted that breath and alignment awareness is carried over into other exercises and everyday life.
A Therapeutic practice that makes use of yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and guided imagery to improve mental and physical health through the integration of mind, body, and spirit. Yoga Therapy can address health issues such as back pain, chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, and mood. It allows for a safe loosening of the joints and stretching of your muscles and helps to build strength. Safe for people in any physical condition and with particular concerns.
Yoga Therapy works with the person as a whole to help restore and encourage the integration of mind, body, and spirit. In the end, the goal is to improve one’s relationship with the self.
In Vinyasa Yoga breath and movement are joined, creating a steady rhythm. It is a very physical and active form of yoga focusing on sun salutations, standing and seated positions, backbends and arm balances coordinated with inhalations and exhalations.
In Vinyasa yoga, the emphasis is placed not just on the poses themselves, but the transitions into and out of each posture. Also, poses are not held for long, as there is considerably more movement that in Hatha yoga or Yin yoga.
Vinyasa is the most “cardio” of yoga styles. It gets the heart pumping and the body sweating, relieving stress and anxiety while reducing blood pressure and levels of cortisol.
Yin Yasa fuses two disciplines: Yin – a style of long-held, passive and restorative poses performed slowly and gently, and Yasa – where more fluent and energizing sequences are coordinated with the breath. Class begins with the stillness of the Yin style, then gradually progresses into more challenging movements. The ideal practice for those looking to stretch deeply before a gentle but challenging flow.
If you’re wanting to start yoga this class is perfect to you. Not just for beginners but anyone wanting to work at a slower pace. All the poses can be modified to make them suitable for everyone. Participants also learn basic breathing and relaxation techniques. It offers nurturing, kindness, and compassion for the body, regardless of whether a student is injured or healthy, young or old, pregnant or not.