Deep even breathing with conscious movement. You will increase strength and flexibility and by uniting body and breath, learning to move with absolute awareness and becoming a meditation in motion. Offering modifications and adjustments to welcome the new student who wants work hard and challenge more seasoned yogis.
Vigorous sun salutation, standing and balancing postures warm and strengthen the body. Twists, folds and backbends bring you to arm balances and inversions. In the end, you will rest with a calm body and mind. Strength and flexibility at the same time.
Japa in Sanskrit means repetition in this case, of poses. Like the game of telephone from childhood. In each class, we start with a few poses then keep adding new ones. Each new pose is held for a few breathes to gain the alignment and the feeling of the posture, then moving one breath one movement through the old ones. As the sequence gets longer, your breath and movement become a dance of meditation. Some classes will be more body era specific i.e. hips, shoulders, lower back or all over strength, balance, always different and fun
Involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures. This process produces intense internal heat and a purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body and a calm mind. This is one of the most physical styles of yoga, combining strength, breath and spirit. Led in the traditional style
Taking the fear out of yoga! For all guys new to yoga or seasoned yogis using the strength, you already have to do the hard work coxing out flexibility, and maybe new strength. Learn to use breath to help movement flow smoothly from posture to posture, from standing and balance to seated and reclining postures, even getting upside down sometimes! In this class, special attention to opening the hamstring, hips and shoulders- all the areas that sports and life take their toll on.
Pamper your “self” Relax as you move thru pose designed to relive stress and tension, to stretch out stiffness and create a calm mindful state of body and spirit. Class ends with a guided mediation and massage of feet, hands and head. Enjoy a tranquil spa environment of soft lighting, soothing music and aromatherapy.