Yoga Class Descriptions

Yoga Class Descriptions

Athletic Flow

ALL LEVELS

This class is designed to help the athlete in all of us by improving flexibility, balance, joint mobility & breath awareness. You will be lead through a Vinyasa yoga sequence that will focus on opening the hips, quads and hamstrings, while also providing poses to strengthen your core and improve your balance. Yoga props will be used to release tight muscles and to assist in deepending the poses. A great compliment to any endurance program or sport specific training and for those looking to gain more flexibility and mobility in their body. 

Blissful Hatha

ALL LEVELS

This class is bases on traditional Hatha yoga. The foundations of this alignment-based class will help you hold your physical postures in correct alignment while incorporating breath work and a mind-body connection. Expect to improve your flexibility, core strength, balance, concentration, and mindfulness. Each class will conclude with 20 minutes of Yoga Nidra.

Full Body Yoga Flow

LOW TO MODERATE INTENSITY 

Come practice combining breath and active sequences of movement in a playful supportive environment. You will even break a sweat. Each class focuses on specific areas while giving attention to alignment and taking care of oneself. Classes include initial and final relaxation. 

Please arrive 10 minutes early for class to settle in and inform teacher of any injuries or concerns.

 

Hatha

ALL LEVELS

Hatha yoga simply refers to a set of physical poses designed to align the body and increase physical extension and stability.  Hatha is translated as “sun” (ha) and “moon”(tha), relating to opposites explored such as effort and surrender, strength and length, and an even quality of breath.  Participants will benefit from reduced tightness, increased mobility and circulation as well as improved balance and posture. In addition, the focus on breath awareness promotes calmness and builds clarity of the mind while facilitating greater ease and energy in the entire body. Please wear comfortable clothing. Bare feet recommended.

Maintaining Balance

LOW TO MODERATE INTENSITY

This class will emphasize poses that will maintain flexibility particularly of the spine and hips as well as strengthening core and back muscles to keep the back and spine in good condition. Norma's yoga teaching background is largely from Restorative yoga so there will be some of these principles included for a restful and relaxed meditation portion.

Mindful Hatha

ALL LEVELS 

Life and work can be stressful. Things happen that we’re not always prepared for. Mindful Yoga has the ability to train your mind to be less reactive, more present and awake. Not only will you leave the class feeling amazing - the benefits of Mindfulness permeate post-class into your daily life. The more you practice the more you’ll receive the benefits that mindfulness has to offer. Even if you’ve never done Yoga before – this class is for you. You’ll be given plenty of options to ensure your body receives exactly what you need.

Morning Flow


ALL LEVELS


Start your day with this moderately-paced flow class to help you wake up, feel centered, and boost energy.  In this practice we will work to create cleansing heat in the body and increase strength and flexibility. Suitable for people looking for a well-rounded flow class, including those who are new to yoga.

Power Yoga

MODERATE TO HIGH INTENSITY

Power is a fitness-based Vinyasa practice. Each 60 minute yoga class is set to energizing music with a focus on building strength, flexibility, and breath awareness. You will leave this class feeling energized and strong, with a sweaty glow. All levels welcome to join.

Renewing Flow

ALL LEVELS

An energizing and opening flow practice where a variety of poses are grounded with renewing breath and mental focus. The rich potential for intensity and edge-playing is balanced with emphasis on self-care and surrender.

Restorative Yoga

LOW INTENSITY

Originally designed to help with recovery from illness or injury, Restorative Yoga encourages deep relaxation and meditation to restore health and peace of mind by finding the power of inner healing. It may feel like you are doing nothing but the effects are undeniable. Please wear comfortable (warm) clothing. Socks are recommended.

Stretch & Strength Yoga

ALL LEVELS

​A new yoga class at the RC that's the perfect compliment to all your other workouts. A toned body and strong mind are natural by-products of this class. Whether you're brand new to yoga or have been practicing for decades, this class will always give you plenty of options to work at a level that is right for you. You won't just walk out of the class with stronger arms, abs and thighs; you'll also release tension from your back, hips and hamstrings; and walk away with a clear mind, more confidence and equanimity - the real power of yoga.

Vinyasa

MODERATE TO HIGH INTENSITY 

Vinyasa, the link of breath and movement, creates a flowing rhythm, moving you from pose to pose. The class will emphasize alignment and longer pose holds to build strength and increase flexibility. Each week the emphasis will vary with upper body strength, back bending, forward bending or chest and hip opening. 

Yang, Yin

ALL LEVELS

This yoga class is a perfect blend of strength and stretch. A Yang (Vinyasa flow) practice will provide the relaxing and lengthening elements of Yin Yoga, bringing the body and mind to stillness. Long asanas (postures) help to lengthen the muscles, tendons and ligaments to increase circulation in the joints and increase flexibility. You will leave feeling nurtured and refreshed.

Yin and Restore

LOW TO MODERATE INTENSITY

Yin is a passive yet challenging asana practice. Yin poses stretch, strengthen and enhance the natural range of mobility to the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and lower spine. You will be in a pose for 3-5 minutes which will also increase the flow of energy to the tissues around the joints. This quiet, still practice also trains the mind to become comfortable with discomfort. We will close with one or two restorative poses which are also held for a long period but are focused on resting the parasympathetic nervous system through intense relaxation. The perfect way to end the week and prepare for the weekend.