Ashtanga yoga is an athletic vinyasa style practice, consisting of a prescribed series of postures, use of the bandhas (“energy locks”), and observance of the ujjayi breath and other pranayama techniques. Ashtanga means literally “eight limbed”, indicating that the eight limbs of yoga are applied to the practice, both on and off the mat. This particular class will explore the majority of the Primary Series postures, with an emphasis on alignment and breath; recommended for students with some yogic experience and a desire for a challenging practice. Music may be used, though it is not a traditional aspect of the Ashtanga yoga practice.
A dynamic class that will rotate between the ashtanga full first primary series (see ashtanga description) and a vinyasa flow (power yoga) class. Class suitable for ages 14 and up. Call or email if you wish to know who is teaching and what style class will be taught that week. Come dressed to sweat.
Yoga for every BODY. No experience necessary, each class will be suited
to beginners, but those with experience are welcome, too. Learn breathing
techniques, stretch and strengthen the body and quiet the mind. Give yoga a chance to change your
life. Be sure to review the “Preparing for Class” link
that is on our schedule page, or call/email with questions.
A gentle, flowing class for yogis of all ages and abilities. Great class for beginners. Ease into your work week with this soothing practice in our beautiful, candlelit studio. Occasionally includes restorative yoga poses, and yoga nidra.
A level 1 Hatha class that is open to individuals, couples and families; well-behaved children ages six and up only please! Basic yoga poses, breathing and guided meditation/relaxation. A great way to introduce children to yoga, or for an individual to try a class that is informal and relaxed. Maximum cost per family $20.
A challenging class that awakens the body/mind connection and brings awareness to how we breathe, this is a flowing style of yoga practice incorporating sun salutes, forward bends, backbends, and inversions that focus on aligning body and mind through the rhythmic movement of the breath. This class focuses on moving toward a state of surrender to the moment and each pose, increasing flexibility of mind and body, and creating a state of renewed vitality and health.
Hatha Yoga classes include poses (asan) and breathing techniques (pranayama). Classes are more of a workshop format, with a specific emphasis in each class. For more information, see our About Hatha Yoga page.
HATHA YOGA, LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2
Classes that indicate Level 1 are geared for beginners or people with a little yoga experience. Also a great class for someone looking for a little less intensity.
The Level 2 class has little more intensity. Focus on building strength and increasing endurance in the poses. This class will also introduce more advanced postures. Some yoga experience suggested.
KARMA YOGA CLASS
This weekly class is offered to benefit the community. A $5.00 donation is requested which will be given to a different charity each quarter. The class will be an all-level power/vinyasan class and it is appropriate for practitioners of all levels, even those who have not taken a beginner class. We do not currently have a karma class on the schedule. Call for more information.
LEARN TO MEDITATE
Join Lisa Wade for Prana Vidya, a systemized practice from TriYoga®. Prana Vidya is the study of pranayama (breathing practices) to increase life's energy; dharana (concentration to focus the mind); both in preparation for dhyana,(meditation). This practice cultivates inner peace and joy. A drop-in class, all levels welcome.
POWER YOGA (VINYASA)
Power Yoga is an athletic, vinyasa (unbroken sequence) class. In these classes the postures are all connected with movement; one pose naturally “flows” into the next. We begin with centering, warm-ups, then move into a more active practice. We wrap up with cooling, calming postures, and end with a deep relaxation. Poses flow quickly from one to the other, so a knowledge of basic yoga poses is required.
TriYoga is a flowing style of yoga developed by international yoga teacher Kali Ray. Basics classes focus on movements to free the hips and spine, and incorporate all the traditional practices of yoga, with emphasis on TriYoga’s unique spinal wavelike movements and theory of “relaxation-in-action.” TriYoga is accessible to all individuals, body types and ranges of ability. Flowing and sustained postures are integrated with conscious breathing (pranayama) and focused mind (mudra). Specific breathing techniques and hand gestures are held throughout the practice, encouraging mindfulness and awareness. TriYoga is a deeply meditative practice that allows a student to find the union of body, mind and spirit.
This Level 1-2 class will be in a warm room (around 80 degrees) with lots of sun salutations and variations on the basics set to grooving music. Emphasis on standing poses and core work. Simple inversions only. Class easily adapted to be less or more intense, depending on what your body needs. All levels welcome.
WARM YIN FLOW
This class combines an active and dynamic warm up with an organic floor based Yin based practice in a room heated to 80-85 degrees. The dynamic warm up opens up all the major muscle groups so that it is more easeful for the body to maintain longer holds and dive deeper into a peaceful state of release. Yin Flow emphasizes core and transitional movement awareness, intense breath work, and how to engage the mind/body connection to restore and renew the entire being. Options are given so that all levels of students can customize their practice.
This class is designed to combine passive and active asanas with pranayama to assist the student in deepening their practice. We will begin with active poses and sun salutations to create heat. Then move into deep Yin poses, using long, passive holds to work to stretch the connective tissues (joints) of the body. Yang poses are the opposite but complimentary of Yin poses. Rather than holding poses for several minutes, you are moving and flowing through the poses to create heat and strengthen the muscles.Class open to all levels.
Looking to get in shape or increase your overall body strength? Yoga Conditioning is the perfect way to go. This class will combine vinyasa sequences, challenging standing/balancing poses, and mat exercises that will work together to build strength, stamina, and flexibility. Special areas of focus will include upper body and core strength, We will finish the class with a cool down sequence, designed to re-center your body and spirit.