Yoga Class Descriptions

Yoga Class Descriptions

Beginner Yoga

ALL LEVELS     

This class is designed as an introduction to the practice of yoga. Class is focused on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses. Come to learn, play, and maybe even break a sweat in a supportive environment.

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

ALL LEVELS     

Yoga for Men is an open level class taught and designed to introduce men to the benefits of yoga. Explore physical poses for balance and core strength, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques to help you cope with the daily stresses and demands of your life. The physical practice aims to open areas of the body that men find most challenging- it’s okay if you can’t touch your toes! Bring your sense of humor! Beginners welcome!

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.

Sivananda Yoga

ALL LEVELS

The world-renowned Sivananda Yoga, is a classical and holistic approach to Hatha Yoga, that stretches and tones the whole body and elevates the mind and spirit. Sivananda practice is a series of asanas (yoga postures), and pranayama (yogic breathing techniques) in a particular sequence.

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 Flow

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.