Yoga Class Descriptions

Yoga Class Descriptions

Athletic Yoga

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.

Hatha

ALL LEVELS

This hatha session is a nice, slow moving, meditative class derived from the Sivananda practice.  What to expect in these classes:  breathing exercises (pranayama), sun salutations, 12 basic poses (you build on through variations of each pose to master them), and final deep relaxation.  This practice is not only calming, but also works on your physical flexibility and mobility.  Perfect for after a workout and also to prepare you for the night.

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.

Men's Yoga

LOW TO MODERATE INTENSITY (75 MIN)

This class is the second in our Monday Night Yoga Series and runs from November 5th to December 10th. Please note, there will be no class on November 12th.

While men are welcome to attend any of our regular yoga classes, this class is specifically designed for men.  This class provides a well-rounded yoga practice to build strength, improve flexibility and reduce stress.

 

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.

Soul Shakti

ALL LEVELS

This class will speak to your soul. It integrates yoga styles including anasara, hatha and vinyasa, allowing you to cultivate strength (Shakti), flexibility, balance, and a deep sense of peace. Classes will lead you through an energizing asana sequence while deepening your self-awareness of body, mind and soul. Aside from a strong physical practice, expect elements of breath work, mindfulness, and meditation to be weaved throughout. You'll leave this class feeling empowered, connected, and ready to take your practice off the mat and into your life. Please wear comfortable clothing, bare feet recommended.

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. 

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.