Classes

Class descriptions from lowest intensity to highest:

Kids Yoga (Grades K-5):

Yoga, when presented in a child's language can help counter the stress experienced by little ones living in a hurry-up world. We use the yoga asanas (poses) as a springboard for fun exploration in other areas such as animal adaptations and behavior, music and dance, storytelling, and art. Introducing your child to Yoga at an early age can set the foundation for a fit future and help to cultivate mindfulness. Our children's program is designed and taught by Nikki Hayes who is both a certified yoga instructor and a certified teacher. She has post graduate coursework in school counseling and is also the director of an environmental youth education program for a local non-profit organization. Your child will receive a very balanced and well rounded experience in our youth yoga classes.

Chair Yoga:

(recommended for seniors and participants needing a low impact health and wellness program)

This gentle, low impact form of yoga uses active relaxation. The body is supported with the use of a chair, and or other props, to stimulate and relax the body for enhanced balance and flexibility.  The flowing sequence of poses will create physical responses that are beneficial to your health and mental clarity. Our Restorative program is designed and instructed by Sarah Wilson. She is a certified yoga instructor with a background in Psychology. It was an injury of her own that sent her on the path of yoga. She understands that time and circumstances play an important role in our physical abilities.  A large portion of her training was spent learning to teach to the injured and less mobile. Yoga meets you where you are, and in her program participants will gradually build balance, stamina, and flexibility in a fun and gentle manner. Sarah’s continuing education hours have a heavy focus on the senior population. As we get older muscles tend to stiffen, our joints lose their range of motion, and we become more susceptible to chronic problems such as osteoporosis, arthritis and heart disease. Yoga can help slow down these effects by maintaining muscle softness and flexibility, keeping the mind alert and awake, encouraging relaxation and strengthening muscles and joints. Its multi-pronged approach can encourage the body, mind and spirit to remain healthy and strong while reducing the effects of many age-related issues.

Gentle Yoga:

(recommended for everyone)

Gentle yoga is appropriate for those who want a softer, nurturing, slow-paced, well-supported and relaxing practice. We include carefully orchestrated movements, controlled pressure, and well-measured stretches, including range of motion exercises. Postures may be approached in gradual steps, with plenty of time to focus on breathing and repetition so that the practice is simple to do and easy to remember. This is different from chair yoga in that some postures are performed seated on the floor or a bolster. Sprinkled in are some restorative poses to help you achieve complete physical, mental, & emotional relaxation. Great for when you’re feeling fatigued, overworked, or wanting a gentle practice!

Yin Yoga:

(recommended for everyone)

Postures here are typically held from 1-3 minutes. It’s the perfect pairing of deep stretching and complete relaxation. This class is a fantastic complement to any physical practice and is suitable for everyone. Yin helps to soften joints, lengthen ligaments, and relax the back. A terrific remedy for an active day.

All Level Yoga:

(recommended for participants who are new to yoga or are returning to the practice after a long absence)

This is a basic class designed to combine breath and movement. In each pose there is space to find proper alignment while allowing your body to ease tension. It is an ideal class for all levels, whether you want to learn foundational poses or wish to start your day with positivity and mental clarity.  

Flow Yoga:

(recommended for everyone)

Flow yoga is defined by its fluid transitions and movement through a series of thoughtfully planned poses. Each movement is synchronized to a breath. The breath is given primacy, acting as the anchor in a flowing sequence. This class offers a full spectrum of yoga benefits including an energetic workout, increased flexibility, and a bliss filled mind.

Dynamic Yoga:

(recommended for those with yoga experience)

A vigorous vinyasa practice, these powerful sequences will take your Flow to a higher level. Through inversions, arm balances, and plenty of deep breathing, this Dynamic class will have you build the heat while we ride the arc and relax the soul as we glide into savasana.

Medical Disclaimer:

Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise prescription. If you experience any pain or difficulty with these exercises, stop and consult your healthcare provider.