All classes have both beginning and advanced students practicing together.
This class is a solid foundation for a strong and balanced vinyasa (hatha-flow) practice, focusing on blending conscious and intensified breath with powerful poses. After a challenging class you will walk away stronger and more flexible, with a sense of relaxed peace in your BodyMind. The teacher speaks to all levels of ability and experience, offering modifications and advancements. This class teaches from the principles and influences of Anusara and Power Yoga.
Vinyasa (Levels 2 & 3)
This class is a dynamic and strong fusion of conscious breath work and creative sequencing of poses and movements, creating a flow of energy and expression. In a level 2-3 class, expect to be challenged through specific alignment awareness, bhandas, inversions, arm balances and backbends. Together we will infuse strength and gracefulness into a patient and powerful practice, flowing through sequences working into demanding poses through blending influences of Ashtanga, Anusara and Power Yoga.
Each Kundalini yoga class places equal emphasis on breathing exercises, movement, meditation, and chanting to relax and heal the mind, body and soul. Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, PsHD, is a technology designed to awaken and expand internal awareness and to invoke an experience of calmness, happiness and freedom of spirit. Kundalini yoga teaches you how to gain a strong immune system, vital glands, a strong nervous system, good circulation, and an awareness of the impact of your habits. All levels welcome.
Yin yoga works deeply into the connective tissues (ligaments, tendons and fascia), heals joints and increases flexibility. While our yang workout (power vinyasa, bikram or other intense athletic exercise) concentrates on muscular strengthening and stretching through heat-producing activity, yin yoga penetrates deep into the body through extended poses and passive release restoring the vitality of our connective tissue. The general stiffness we feel, the achiness in our backs, shoulders and knees, the injuries that retire athletes or hospitalize the elderly are often connective tissue related. Come be proactive about increasing the health of your whole body. Balance your practice and explore the deep meditative state that a slower pace, a deeper stretch and an emphasis on working with the subtle body can offer.
Hatha Flow classes are meditative classes that focus on a customized sequence of yoga poses, with emphasis on proper alignment, and sometimes working toward a single target pose. Hatha Flow borrows poses from the traditional Vinyasa practice, but differs from Vinyasa in that is uses fewer poses and allows the student to spend more time exploring each posture, rather than more quickly moving from one to another.
Yoga Nidra, literally translated as "yogic sleep" has the potential to manifest positive and powerful change in your life. The practice brings
an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. Yoga Nidra is one of the deepest of all meditations, leading awareness through many layers of
mental process to a place of ultimate stillness and insight.
Rod Stryker describes yoga nidra as "a systematic method of complete relaxation, holistically addressing our physiological, neurological and
subconscious needs" as an antidote to the "chronically exhausted, over stimulated world" in which we live. The class includes extensive breath
work, light asana and a long guided meditation while reclining in savasana. No familiarity with yoga postures or meditation is required. All
breath work and movement is intended to prepare the body for meditation.