~ Yoga Class Descriptions ~
Intro to Vinyasa ~
Recommended for first-time students to begin their journey into yoga. This class teaches the basic poses (asanas) that will be practiced in Vinyasa yoga class as well as breathing practices (pranayama) and meditation techniques. Students will learn a basic sun salutation and, after a few classes, will be prepared to join other Vinyasa classes or are welcome to continue with the Intro classes if the structure and pace are most appropriate.
Alignment Yoga ~
Students both new to yoga or advanced yogis learn proper alignment in this Iyengar-inspired class. Class will cover the fundamentals of asanas (postures) allowing students to experience the benefits of yoga at a relaxed pace. This class is appropriate for all levels at any age.
Experience a yoga class in the tradition of Viniyoga - using asana and pranayama to strengthen low back, hips and sacrum, and to ease tension in upper back, neck and shoulders. This class is appropriate for all levels at any age.
Vinyasa Yoga ~
Students flow through spirited posture sequences with fewer breaks and at a more vigorous pace. A large portion of this class is sun salutations, and back bending, forward bending and inversions will also be practiced. The linking of breathe with movement increases the strength and flexibility of the body and calms the nervous system. There is always deep relaxation, pranayama (breathwork), and a brief meditation to end the class. Some yoga experience is recommended prior to attending vinyasa classes.
Where to Begin? ~
If you're new to yoga, we recommend starting with Alignment, Gentle, or a few Intro to Vinyasa classes. Alignment yoga is a great way to start if you have mobility issues or are recovering from an injury. If you're unsure, please call the studio and we'll be happy to help you find the right class for you.