This is a gentle class with focus on identifying “body blind spots” or areas of the body that tend to get overused or underused and are often the catalyst for pain and injury. A combination of corrective exercises and YTU therapy ball (r) rolling will challenge and transform your body and help relieve general aches, pains, and stresses. All levels are welcome, no prior experience necessary.
Slow, deep stretching combined with active, flowing postures.
A great deep stretch class for beginners, athletes and anyone wanting to give their connective tissues a workout. Postures are held in a reclined or seated position for 3-5 minutes. The deep stretches done in Yin promote flexibility, mobility, healing and breath awareness.
Release tension in this soothing, calming class incorporating basic postures with breath work.
A flowing class that begins with gentle opening stretches, and moves into more vigorous poses activating all muscle groups, and ends with a restorative phase.
In this class you will move through a gentle flow with primarily standing poses. There will be a special focus on incorporating poses that help with balance and strengthening accessory muscles for balance. This class is appropriate for all levels.
Learn to trust the flow of your breath to follow the creativity of your yoga.
Open to all levels, this class focuses on the movement of your breath and spine.
MINDFUL YOGA ALIGN, STRENGTHEN & RESTORE
Spending some time in each class to focus on a short breathing exercise and practicing yoga with intention and awareness, focusing on alignment in each asana.
We begin with focused breathing, and a gentle warm up that builds into sun salutations, standing postures, twists, forward bends, back bends and more . A short relaxation to close the practice will leave you feeling energized and ready for your day. All levels
“Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe. The second word, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality. Qigong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions.” ~Description taken from NQA.org website
Take it slow with this downtempo, but challenging approach to vinyasa yoga. During this practice, we will link movement and breath to reveal body awareness, inner strength, and mindful opening. We will break down fundamentals of safe asana to better understand our minds and bodies on an intellectual and spiritual level. Come enjoy this delicious synthesis of movement, breath, and energy and go home ready for restful, peaceful sleep!
Vinyasa, meaning “flow”, combines movement with the breath. As the breath moves in and out of the body, we move through a dynamic &challenging sequence of postures that serve to cultivate balance and flexibility, and to build strength and endurance. Core work is integrated throughout the practice. Studio gently heated to 80 degrees. Please bring water and a small towel.
YOGA FOR ATHLETES
A combination of gentle and more challenging poses intended to prevent injuries, develop core strength, increase flexibility and improve balance. Modifications and variations are provided for all levels of practice
REST & RESTORE
Now every week beginning October 12th. Please try to arrive on an empty stomach. End your day with a beautiful practice that will promote deep relaxation. A combination of Yoga Nidra, restorative poses and guided meditation is used to an encourage a release of daily stressors and promote better rest.