A Hatha Yoga practice with a slow paced approach to emphasize joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia. Poses are held from three to five minutes to increase strength in those tissues. Props are incorporated for supporting the body. Yin Yoga classes incorporate more poses than a Restorative class, as the focus is on an appropriate stress and rest response of the physical (and energetic) body. Expect an attentive yet relaxing, meditative class experience.
A Hatha Yoga practice that is Beginner friendly and provides space for refinement of movement patterns and proper understanding of poses. Modifications are given in a safe space to provide exploration of the body’s appropriate range of motion and movement potential. Adequate time is given to rest. The focus of this practice is to slow down and refine the understanding of poses to benefit the practitioner.
The most common form of a Yoga practice that includes linking the breath with poses to build strength, flexibility, wellness, and balance of the solar and lunar energies in the body. Standing Balance poses and Arm Balances (Downward Facing Dog and Plank Pose) are taught and explored. Appropriate modifications are given to respect the current state of the joints, bones, and muscles. This practice emphasizes mental focus and physical wellness.
A Hatha Yoga practice, in the tradition of TKV Desikachar, that takes into account the practitioner’s needs and utilizes all of the yogic tools (poses, breathwork, sound vibration, meditation, ritual, and prayer) to help us actualize our full potential. A public class will consist of linking breath and movement to create strength, flexibility, fluidity, and stability in the physical body. Function over form is the approach for poses. Poses are used to benefit the practitioner. Expect to move consciously in and out of poses with the breath to cultivate steadiness and wholeness.
A mindful, Hatha Flow class centered around experiencing embodiment through the linking of breath and movement. Students will flow through a structurally-based sequence and asana that lead naturally from one to the next. This class will challenge the body and the mind and students can expect to build heat naturally throughout the practice.
YOGA FOR STRESS RELEASE
An all levels, slow and deep Hatha yoga practice that encourages moving slowly and mindfully tuning into the current state of the body. Students will experience holds in postures to encourage muscle memory of the relaxation response. In addition to slow movement and holds, class may incorporate pranayama, meditation, mantra, periods of rest, and/or restorative postures during the class. Come to class to unwind and leave with tools for managing stress off of the mat.