Class Offerings

We offer 3 categories of classes to meet your needs.

NEW STUDENTS

For students who… are new to yoga, have not had any formal instruction, may be recovering from  injury / surgery,  want to reconnect with the essence and beginning again. Yoga and Pilates are nuanced practices and require the ability to connect deeply with one’s mind, body and breath in order to progress safely in one’s practice. Breath, body, mind connection is introduced and emphasized in these foundational classes.

GENERAL

These offerings are for students who have taken an introduction to, have a regular practice of and understand the basic foundations of yoga and Pilates. General instruction incorporates principles to elevate an inward focus, encourage breath aligned movement, finding your safe edge and embracing the magic of savasana. Preparatory / conditioning postures are presented as a starting point in every class and stronger options are made available as strength and body awareness increases. Yoga builds strength, flexibility and balance in the body and mind by incorporating the principles of breath awareness with proper body alignment. 

GENTLE

Anyone who feels less than youthful or strength and flexibility challenged will find this category of classes accessible. These classes are sensitively paced, with challenges of course, but also offer moments of deep rest. You want a balanced class to address all areas of the body while building balance, strength, flexibility and awareness. As your mental focus strengthens, you will be surprised at the progress you can safely make in these classes. 

NEW STUDENTS

Hatha Yoga 101

 

Breath & Core Connection

 

Vinyasa 101

Explore the foundations of vinyasa yoga in an encouraging and supportive environment.  Cultivate strength and stability while syncing conscious breathing with body movements in a slow-flow class.  Great for beginners and ongoing students.

Therapeutic Pilates

Steeped in the Pilates fundamentals, this thoughtful movement class has something for everyone. Whether you are looking to build strength, improve your posture, relieve stress, alleviate back pain, enhance your sports performance, or support your body before or after surgery, this class will educate and empower you, and provide the tools you need to take your new-found knowledge outside the studio where the real transformation begins. *please bring a hand towel to class

With 75% of traditional Pilates exercises contraindicated for those with Osteopenia and Osteoporosis, this class will offer:

  • safe, functional movement
  • bone strengthening exercises to restore balance to the body
  • therapeutic techniques to help troubleshoot aches and pains

GENERAL

Yoga All Levels

Yoga All Levels blended classes include key instruction for posture foundations, while offering more challenging asana options to deepen and further one’s practice. Teachers offer various levels of instruction, and student’s adapt to their needs.

Vinyasa All Levels

Vinyasa All Levels is a moderately paced Vinyasa practice that connects movement and awareness to breath in a dynamic flowing sequence. Particular attention will be paid to the alignment of the shoulders and strength of the core to avoid injury. As in Yoga All Levels, preparatory work will be encouraged to gradually increase strength and competency. 

Slow Flow

This slower paced class is a mindful approach to breath aligned movement through cultivating stability and an inward focus. Creatively sequenced flows will keep you inspired, and intermittent longer holds will help you build physical as well as energetic strength.  Teachers will utilize detailed alignment cues to create proper muscle activation. Pranayama and other grounding techniques may be used to bring you into a deeper state of balance. 

Mat Pilates

A mind-body conditioning technique that focuses on trunk stability and coordinated breathing through a series of exercises evolved from the principles of Joseph H. Pilates.  Pilates develops a longer, leaner, stronger and more graceful body by improving muscular symmetry, alignment, posture, core-strength and flexibility. All levels welcome.

GENTLE

Breath & Core Connection

 

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga uses blankets, bolsters, and pillows to fully support the body in foundational yoga postures without muscular exertion. Restorative Yoga is deep but passive, making it accessible to all levels. This class can enhance  one’s vigorous practice, and is also well suited for those with injuries. A regular Restorative practice has been shown to soothe the nervous system and help boost the immune system. 

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga poses are performed seated or lying down using props and slow transitional movements that massage and lubricate the body’s sheath of connective tissue as well as the mind’s power of observation. Sustaining each pose for a period of time pairs intentional stillness with steady compression to signal a “rest and restore” mode for the central nervous system thus promoting digestion, muscle repair and organ detoxification. 

Therapeutic Pilates

Steeped in the Pilates fundamentals, this thoughtful movement class has something for everyone. Whether you are looking to build strength, improve your posture, relieve stress, alleviate back pain, enhance your sports performance, or support your body before or after surgery, this class will educate and empower you, and provide the tools you need to take your new-found knowledge outside the studio where the real transformation begins. *please bring a hand towel to class

With 75% of traditional Pilates exercises contraindicated for those with Osteopenia and Osteoporosis, this class will offer:

  • safe, functional movement
  • bone strengthening exercises to restore balance to the body
  • therapeutic techniques to help troubleshoot aches and pains