These Beginner classes are the perfect place to start if you are new to the practice of yoga or meditation. Begin classes are designed to help you feel comfortable whether you are nervous about getting started or eager to begin. These classes make the learning process easy and you will leave with confidence to continue taking classes. Begin is open to everyone, specifically for those who are new to yoga, and is also a great place to refocus on the basics to keep a Beginner’s mind if you’ve been practicing for awhile. Learn about breathing, how to use props, and basic techniques.
Embrace Yoga is an All Levels yoga class that invites you to embrace your practice. Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, this class will give you a solid physical practice with options for modifications. Leave feeling embodied, connected, and relaxed. Embrace Yoga focuses on mindful alignment and offers a therapeutic approach to asana (the poses). Classes vary by instructor and we encourage you to try different classes because we believe there is a teacher for everyone.
Creative vinyasa poses will be built one on top of the other to create a progressive flow. Yogis should expect a class which blends an invigorating flow with eye-opening alignment instruction. Get ready for a lot of movement, a lot of sweat and more importantly, a lot of fun. Some previous yoga or athletic experience is recommended.
Kaiut yoga targets the joints, the inflexibilities and chronic pains of our bodies to help the body return to the state that nature intended it to be in. Most of the work is done on the floor, allowing the inflexible to participate, as well as using props to access the body's restrictions. The poses are non-aggressive and peaceful, giving each student the ability to meet his/her body where it is at the present moment. Each class is self-contained, so students may come to any class and derive benefit.
Make meditation a part of your life! Each of our meditation teachers offer a unique class. Amy teaches a beginner class focusing on the basics of meditation and developing a daily meditation practice. Laura teaches about infinite consciousness, leads an experiential exploration, and guided meditation. Katia creates a meditative space using chanting, sound, and chakra clearing. Try them all!
Restore is a passive style restorative yoga class that uses props to create fully supported poses. This practice allows you to slow down and promotes deep relaxation with poses that are held for 5 - 15 minutes. Restorative yoga allows the body to rest and completely release tension, gives the mind time to unwind, and restores energy reserves leaving you feeling completely refreshed.
Rise & Shine
Rise & Shine is our early bird all levels yoga class designed for those who want yoga early! There’s something wonderful about an early morning yoga practice- we pay more attention to the morning’s first light, the season upon us and the incremental changes in nature. Rise & Shine includes all of the elements of our Embrace Yoga class, but with a lovely morning vibe!
Roll & Release
Roll & Release uses yoga therapy balls to release muscle tension, facilitate myofascial release, and open up areas of the body that are typically difficult to access. This is a therapeutic self care method that is a wonderful compliment to your yoga practice. Roll & Release blends the use of yoga therapy balls with a gentle yoga practice and is accessible to all levels of practitioner. The therapy balls are provided by the studio and also available to purchase for your home practice.
Slow Flow is our version of a gentle yoga class. Gentle is the new advanced! These classes slow things down to promote self awareness. In this class you can decide how far to push yourself and when you want to back off. Slow Flow allows you plenty of time and space to connect to your breath. If you are tired, burned out, or life is too busy this is a way to move your body and feel nourished. Slow Flow is self care. Slow Flow & Yoga Nidra adds the guided meditation practice of Yoga Nidra to unravel stress, facilitate space for tension & energy release, and encourage self-healing through a balanced nervous system.
Stress is unavoidable- it’s a response of our nervous system that keeps us alive when faced with danger. The problem is that our stress response is being triggered by our daily lifestyle- not by threats to our safety. The good news is that there are techniques that we can use to move out of the sympathetic nervous system, fight or flight, into the parasympathetic nervous system, or rest and digest. Stress Less teaches you these techniques! It combines breathing exercises, meditation, gentle movement, restorative poses, and guided relaxation to alleviate all of your stress. No previous yoga experience is needed for this class.
Yin yoga is a passive, quiet, meditative style of yoga that opens connective tissue in the body. Poses are held anywhere from 90 seconds to 5 minutes to release the fascia system. The shape of the pose and gravity create traction that pressurizes the fascia allowing it to open, rehydrate, and release tension. Yin yoga balances the meridians, or energetic pathways, of the body creating harmony in the practitioner. Yin yoga uses three gateways to relaxation. It is not necessarily an easy practice, but the results are truly life changing.
Candlelight Yin is practiced in the evening by candlelight. A truly magical experience!