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Rooted Hatha is an integrated mind/body yoga practice which revitalizes the body through yoga postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques. A slower paced class that takes the time to really develop each pose, students will discover how each pose benefits the body, and learn the proper alignment to fully benefit from each asana. The class deepens as students learn to focus their awareness on the present moment, allowing an escape from the world around us and allowing one to enter a moving meditation to clear the mind and destress. Through this practice, students will discover how to nurture the roots of their health, witness their own personal growth, experience how a healthy body promotes and easeful mind, and most importantly leave class feeling better than when they walked in.
Flow Hatha focuses on the fundamental yoga poses that make up a well-rounded yoga practice, while adding in yoga flows to stretch, strengthen, and release tension through each movement. Safe and effective alignment during transitions between poses is emphasized, while we use these transitions to each explore our own quality of movement. Guided by the breath through as we flow from one pose into the next, students will discover how an entire practice can become one continuous movement and develop into a moving meditation. Those new to yoga and those who have been practicing for years will enjoy deepening their practice through flowing movement and a sense of becoming more centered. Breathing techniques and meditation are also integrated. Full-body release and relaxation are the goals as we make a full circuit of the body’s range of motion with standing postures, twists, backbends, forward folds, and hip openers.
Ignite Hatha challenges yogis to awaken the fire within, as we incorporate conscious breath-work, vinyasa flows, sun salutations, and balance poses to stretch and strengthen the body. Students will be given the opportunity to learn and try new poses, go deeper into poses they have experienced through practice, and discover how challenging the body gives a sense of accomplishment at the end of class. This class is aimed at evolving student’s strength, balance, and inversion practice, and finding how they can make each class their own through encounter and exploration. Recommended for students with a consistent yoga practice and understanding of yoga postures and alignment. Ends with deeply relaxing savasana.
We are all made of energy. Balance yours with this fusion of Pilates and yoga, incorporating principles of concentration, alignment, breathing, and flowing movements - suitable for all levels. In the yogic tradition, there are layers of energy fields along with bones, muscles, organs, and skin. In yogic beliefs, we have seven Chakras that regulate life force energy, also known as prana, which impact our body systems, senses, behaviors, and values in life. This class will introduce the seven energy centers of the body and the signs indicating over active or under active chakras within the body. In this class we’ll discover concrete ways of understanding these energy centers within ourselves, and explore how we can bring them into harmony and balance through movement, mindfulness, aromas, foods, and activities. When we balance our chakras, we balance our life.
Set aside the time to slow down and revitalize your body and refresh your mind. This class will deepen and enhance flexibility as we explore awareness and mindfulness, building strength, and exploring the potential of moving with the breath with a slow moving series of restorative yin poses that nourish the body and calm the nervous system. Yin Yoga has roots in Chinese philosophy of energy channels and noticing the subtle body sensations. Poses are held in a comfortable and aligned way for a longer period of time, which leads to a safe and profound opening in the major joints of the body. This allows our energy to become free of blockages as we stretch and tone muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. Through use of breath awareness, body scanning, and imagery, we turn on the body’s relaxation response. This response is the natural healing state and to reduce stress and anxiety. Meditative in its nature, passive yin poses encourage patience and stillness and we allow the mind the time to go inward & release.
Set aside time to relax the body and calm the mind. restorative yoga incorporates four or five poses held for 5 minutes or more utilizing A LOT of props fully supporting the body, reducing muscular effort and strain and increasing ease. Built upon the teaching of BKS Iyengar, restorative yoga allows you to relax and rest the body completely, and the long holds encourage the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system shifting the body into rest and digest, creating an environment where the mind can be guided into deep internal reflection. Practitioners will leave practice feeling rested and open - in mind, body, and heart. This class is open to all levels and focuses on simplicity; it is accessible for all practitioners. Reiki will be offered to students during class, but it is not a required component of this practice.