CLASSES INTRODUCTION

All of our classes & styles incorporate strength, flexibility, balance and body awareness. Our offerings range from classes that focus on a slower pace with longer-held poses exploring healthy alignment to more vigorous, athletic flowing styles. Below is a full description of our levels & offerings. The goal is not necessarily to think of progress in your practice by “moving up” to the next level. Instead, we encourage you to find options that inspire, challenge and feel good to you! The majority of classes are ongoing, offered on a “drop-in” basis.
 
If you are dealing with any health conditions or injuries, we always recommend exploring our more alignment-focused classes or one to one private lessons before venturing into classes, especially advanced ones. A private allows you time to learn modifications designed to keep your practice safe and enjoyable.
 

All individuals 15-17 are welcome to join classes after a parent has signed the release form

 
Here’s a quick guide to help you find the class that’s right for you…
 

beginner friendly

Offered at a slower pace these classes focus on the basics of yoga, breath work & movement. Absolute beginners will love yoga fundamentals and our series entitled begin/renew.
 
If you are seeking longer held poses & more detailed explanations hatha classes are also good choice.
 

relax and restore

Bring balance into your life. For total relaxation in body and spirit – try out our restorative classes or maybe a meditation class in any of the elements. (core and restore and purely restore)
 

energize, strengthen & tone

Though all yoga classes offer these benefits, you will find an even greater challenge in SUP (stand up paddbleboard), beyond the basics, Kripalu, and aerial.
 

specific populations

These are classes designed specifically to create community with folks such as: seniors (therapeutic wisdom), pregnant women (prenatal) and kids (You and Me Kiddo).
 

OUR CLASSES

aerial (air)

Uplift the body, uplift the spirit or turn your world upside down. Approaching something from a different angle can provide a fresh perspective. Aerial yoga does just that, allowing you to shed old habits and create a new way of being in the body. Aerial yoga takes you beyond the mat into a more 3 dimensional practice where gravity can work to open the body and release chronic areas of holding. This class includes standard yoga poses with the support of the hammock and inversions suspended above the floor. Not recommended if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, glaucoma or during pregnancy or heavy menstruation.
 
** PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration is suggested to be sure we have enough equipment for everyone **
 

aerial therapeutics (air)

Experience all the benefits of aerial yoga, core strengthening, stretching, gravity assisted releases minus the Cirque de Soliel “tricks”. Therapeutic for the spine, neck, shoulders, hips, neck, internal organs and many more. Inversions are contraindicated for some medical conditions. Please ask the instructor if you have concerns.
 

aquatic (water)

Water acts as support to keep the pressure off your joints; while also providing resistance to create an additional workout to tone and strengthen your muscles. The Aquatic Exercise Association emphasizes that water classes are especially beneficial for people with arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, back problems and pregnant women.
 

ashtanga (earth)

The Ashtanga primary series is called Yoga Chikitsa, which means yoga therapy. It is intended to realign the spine, detoxify the body, and build strength, flexibility, and stamina. The series of about 75 poses begins with sun salutations and moves to standing poses, seated poses, inversions, and backbends before relaxation.
 

begin/renew (earth)

Being a beginner is can be a complete state of being.
 
In Zen Buddhism the concept refers to an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject. This is true, even if you have studied the subject at hand at an advanced level. You can always choose to approach the world as a beginner.
 
This series of five classes will immerse you into the groundwork of building a solid yoga practice through:

asana: body alignment

pranayama: breath awareness

dhyāna: meditation

 

beyond the basics (earth)

Expand your awareness of yoga’s eight limbs from asana (posture) to pranayama (breathwork) and beyond. This class offers you a chance to explore the deeper layers of alignment, anatomy and some of the lesser recognized branches of yogic practice. If you have been taking class consistently for at least six months and are interested expanding your knowledge of yoga as a whole, this is your class.
 

core and restore (earth)

Guided breath work to release chronic holding. A core strengthening session with asanas essential for supporting the spine. End with restorative poses supported with blocks, straps and bolsters to release shoulders, hips and spine. This class is appropriate for all levels.
 

fundamentals (earth)

Fairly new to yoga? Our fundamental level class is designed with the beginner in mind. The focus is an introduction to basic yoga poses & healthy alignment. Your practice will focus on standing asana (poses) such as Tadasana (mountain), Virabrahdrasana I & II (Warrior poses), Trikonasana (Triangle), Adho Mukha Savasana (Downward Facing Dog). Seated poses plus beginner modifications to inversions and backbends will also be included. Yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques are also incorporated.
 

kripalu (earth)

A flow of postures with emphasis on body awareness, alignment and coordination of breath & movement. Students are encouraged to practice at their own level, using variations and modifications to give postures more or less challenge. Classes may be enhanced by music, aromatherapy and inspirational readings to promote meditative awareness.
 

purely restore (earth)

This class is designed to facilitate deep relaxation and rest. The class includes pranayama (breathing exercises), guided meditation while students recline in a restorative position. During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited.
 
A few of the measurable results of deep relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure, serum triglycerides and blood sugar levels in the blood, the increase of the “good cholesterol” levels, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, the reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and generalized fatigue.
 
Restorative poses are an important part of any long-term yoga practice: they recharge our energy reserves, heal the effects of stress, and bring our nervous systems into a more balanced state.
 

stoking the fire (earth)

An hour long practice featuring functional training, yoga and other core centered practices. This class may be held inside or outside based the activities planned. Please wear layers and bring water.
 

sup (stand up paddleboard) (water) / RESERVATION REQUIRED

Whether you are brand new to yoga or a seasoned yogi doing your practice on the water will be an experience you will never forget. Many students say their practice is taken to a new level of awareness when done on the water.
 
** PLEASE NOTE: Reservation is required to be sure we have enough equipment for everyone **
 

vinyasa flow (earth)

A powerful flow of hatha yoga postures, linked through a series of connecting movements, synchronized with smooth, deep breathing. Learn safe transitions between poses to flow through your practice. This class is not recommended if you have shoulder, knee or hip injury/arthritis.
 

yin yang yoga (earth)

Build muscle strength and flexiblity with a flow of heat building Yang poses. Then stretch connective tissue to open hips pelvis and lower back in a safe way with long held and supported Yin poses. A balanced practice perfect for the end of the day.
 

you and me kiddo (earth)

This class can be done for youth alone,. It can also be for a kid and their favorite adult, as an opportunity to create a bonding experience with one’s child.
 
The habits we cultivate as youth can be a benchmark for our whole life. Young folks can acquire physical and physiological benefits such as toned muscles, upright posture, a balanced nervous system, and free and healthy breathing patterns through the practice of yoga. This class will assist your child to start on the right path physically while also offering cues for mental grounding and awareness.
 
NOTE: This class is not on our regular schedule instead is an offering that can be prearranged to be held for a group at the studio. This can also be brought to your home (e.g. birthday party or other special event). It may also be brought a venue such as a school or civic group.
 
Adult (18 and up) must be accompanied by a young person (suggested age range is 5-9) to attend class.
 

meditation offerings

These are weekly donation based classes. We practice a variety of meditation techniques. Expect meditation instruction, a short meditation practice discussion and time for questions, then a longer practice. Element in which the class is offered is noted each time it appears on the schedule.
 
**Paddleboard rentals are provided through Walkin’ On Water Paddleboards


 
** PLEASE NOTE: Reservation is required for all SUP Yoga (without your own board) & Aerial classes to be sure we have enough equipment for everyone **
 

COMMUNITY

Classes labeled as “community” are donation based classes. A donation based on ability to pay and desire to support the teacher and studio financially.