Based on the teachings of Shiva Rea, classes are created using sequencing that moves students safely toward a peak asana in a fluid, breath-inspired Vinyasa to create a full body, mind and spiritual transformation. Rooted in ancient yogic lineage, this full spectrum approach to vinyasa (evolution) and prana (life force) emphasizes movement as meditation so that practicioners can begin to tap into the personal journey of connection to all. These rhythmic, energetically aligned and creatively sequenced classes are best suited for those with previous yoga experience. Come flow with the current of life!
A mindfully sequenced, breath centered and medium paced class that creates heat and balance, incorporating a variety of standing poses with an introduction to intermediate asanas including arm balances, inversion, twists and backbends. Our Vinyasa class invites students into the home of the body and uses the wisdom of the breath to integrate alignment principles, fluid vinyasa and a deep meditative savasana. Inspiration such as music, poetry, chanting and/or meditation may be used to draw practitioners into the heart, nurturing a deeper awareness on and off the mat. This class is welcoming to varying levels but prior yoga experience preferred.
With detailed attention to bio-mechanical alignment, these Hatha Yoga classes are perfectly paced to nourish the nervous system while building strength, flexibility and balance. Poses are held for longer periods of time in order to deepen your practice and become aware of your obstacles to open to your bliss! From a beginner who wishes to move at a slower pace to an advanced practitioner looking to dive deeper into the energetic alignment of yoga, these classes offer a full spectrum of the biomechanics of practice.
A soft, nurturing, slow paced, well-supported and relaxing practice best suited for those with movement limitations or injury, and for those in need of stress reduction, seniors or pregnant women. Movements are carefully orchestrated, accommodating an easy range of motion. Postures are approached in gradual steps with plenty of time to focus on breath and repetition so that the practice is simple and easy to remember. Suited for all levels.
Stretch and Restore
A slow paced Vinyasa class focusing on deep openings, softening the body and freeing the mind to begin or end your day with grace. Class will open with namaskars to create heat followed by restorative and earth asanas that can be held for longer periods of time to enable the body to heal and the nervous system to recover from the day or week. A strong connection to mind and body will be fundamental. Breath work and meditation will all be incorporated into this heart-lead, intuitive class. This class is suited for new students and seasoned practitioners alike.
A series of asanas that are held for longer periods of time to deeply heal the body and quiet the racing mind. Yin Yoga taps into the deeper parts of the body called connective tissue and fascia, particularly in the spine, hips, pelvis and shoulders. Benefits include stress reduction, increased circulation and flexibility, softening and strengthening of the fascia and improvement of joint mobility. Suitable for all students and wonderful in particular for athletes, over-stimulated lifestyles and busy minds.
An energizing class that integrates Pilates core exercise, callisthenic and yoga to bring strength to your yoga and athletic pursuits. Class will intermingle and flow through yoga poses and finish with yin poses to release and restore the nervous system. Get ready to be challenged, strengthened and sweat! Welcome all levels!
Acusonic Therapy Meditation
This donation class is for everyone who would like to experience more relaxation and restful mind states. The class is spent laying down or in sitting and consists of little to no movement.
Join Ahmad as he uses the practice of Usui Reiki to transmit its therapeutic elements into this sonic offering. Acusonic Therapy is like acupuncture using needles of divine frequencies and harmonic ratios that exist throughout the universe. Ahmad’s work with sound comes intentionally promoting therapeutic restful relaxation where rejuvenation and transformation can occur. Embodying the Yogic term Nada Brahma (the world is sound), He works with Nepalese seven metal singing bowls, quartz crystal singing bowls, flutes, didgeridoos and strings, and offers both individual sessions and group experiences.
Following the teaching of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, students follow the traditional self-practice of a fixed order of asanas, combining movement with free breathing. Open to all levels, no previous experience required, just an open heart and willingness to go within. If you are new to the practice, this is the place to start (!!) as you will be given lots of individual attention as well as a tailored practice to suit your needs.
* Guided Primary Series - Every first Tuesday of the month - for students with an established Ashtanga practice.
Shala Meditation- A variety of pranayama (breath exercises), mudra (body/hand gestures) and mediation techniques and practices to settle the nervous system, release accumulated stress, enhance clarity, attune intuition and find a deep sense of peace. Practices are suited for all. Learn to bring a daily mediation practice into your life!!
Qi Gong for Infinite Self-Healing
Qi (energy) Gong (to work with) is an ancient way of moving your body's own life force energies through gentle exercises that empower natural self-healing abilities. When your energy is blocked, you can become physically or emotionally sick, and when the blockages are removed, you get better faster - it is that simple. This class includes movement, Qi-ssage (a self- massage practice), and a short meditation welcoming love, kindness and forgiveness. All levels welcome.
Community Kirtan - Kirtan comes from the ancient style of Yoga known as Bhakti or the Yoga of devotion. The Sanskrit names of the Hindu Gods and Goddesses are sung over and over in a call-and-response form; a leader sings (or calls out) the holy names and the participants repeat them back. These chants have been sung for thousands of years by those who have come before us. As Jai Uttal says: “as we sing, we immerse ourselves in an endless river of prayer that has been flowing since the birth of the first human beings, longing to know their creator.”
All Levels- Suited for new students to advanced practitioners, these are foundation based practices are aimed at energy movement, alignment based asana, introductory pranayama and deep meditation. The pace of these classes are generally slow and methodical while poses are broken down and often held for longer periods of time. Classes are suited for all!!
Level 2 – A deepening practice in which students flow from one pose to the next. Must have strong inner body and mind connection for self-adjustments necessary to personalize the practice. These classes can introduce intermediate asanas including arm balances, inversions, back bends and deeper openings.
Level 2/3 -An intermediate/advanced class for the seasoned yogi who is in touch with personal adjustments and is ready to be challenged by a new and more demanding physical asana practice in a safe and well-supported environment.