Yoga

“Practice yoga to find your strength of mind and body; connect that strength to your breath and learn to exist in the present moment.” -Hayat Hakim

Flow (also called vinyasa yoga) synchronizes the movements of the breath with a dynamic sequence of connected yoga postures, which are joined together in a smooth, flowing way, almost like a dance. The breath is an important component of these classes, and the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale.

Hot classes involve a dynamic and challenging practice in a room heated to 95 degrees or above. You will sweat, so please bring your own mat, water bottle and towel.

Warm classes are similar in their flow to the HOT classes, but the temperature in the room is roughly 85 degrees.

Ashtanga Fundamentals
Ashtanga is a dynamic system of yoga that leads its practitioners to achieve higher levels of flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular fitness. This 60-minute class will give practitioners the opportunity to experience the first section of the Ashtanga yoga sequence. Focusing on the synergy between breath and movement, students will have the opportunity to build flexibility, strength, and focus. No previous experience necessary.
Ashtanga led Primary Series
Ashtanga is a challenging lineage of Hatha Yoga focused on building strength and endurance leading to a tranquil and calm mental state. Ashtanga yoga synchronizes the breath with a progressive series of postures (asanas) & places attention on the journey between the postures (vinyasa) not just the postures themselves. The vinyasa element of the practice produces an intense internal heat and a purifying sweat that detoxifies the muscles & organs. The instructor’s intention is to move through the complete primary series. However, if the majority of the class is less experienced, the instructor will only cover the first half of the primary series. Familiarity with Hatha and the basics of Hatha Flow is suggested.

Steady 26 Hot Yoga A steady 26 Hot Yoga posture practice. This sequence will always remain the same and not change. The temperature for this practice will be from 100-105 degrees. This is a 90 minute practice.

Power indicates a vigorous practice that will challenge and energize you with its focus on building strength and concentration as you flow through powerful, flowing sequences. This type of class is meant to challenge you and your existing practice, make you sweat, have some fun, and try an inversion.  This practice might be challenging for beginners who do not have a basic knowledge of yoga postures.

Core indicates a vigorous practice that will challenge and energize you with its focus on building strength and concentration in your core area.  This core strengthening is dedicated to help you advance into balancing and inversion poses. This type of practice is meant to challenge you and your existing practice, make you sweat and have some fun.  This practice might be challenging for beginners who do not have a basic knowledge of yoga postures.

Power Fusion helps you build strength and balance through calisthenic movements fused with Vinyasa style yoga. Improve muscular and aerobic condition with challenging dynamic and static exercises. Flows focus on increasing bent arm, straight arm, shoulder girdle, upper leg and total core strength.
Have socks available for slide exercises. Class is not advised for those with on-going wrist and shoulder injuries.

Sunrise Yoga is a great way to start your day, saluting our sun as it rises for the day. This flow is dedicated to prepare your body and mind for the day to come through a nice balanced energizing flow.

Gentle indicates the class is not vigorous, but slow and soothing, perfect for those wanting a more relaxed and softer practice. This is an excellent practice for beginners who are starting their yoga journey.

Yoga Basics This beginner friendly practice focuses on foundation and basics of Yoga and it is also suitable for anyone wishing to revisit the fundamental building blocks of their practice.

Restorative Yoga is a gentle, calming, therapeutic class that restores the nervous system and releases tensions from the body. Most of the practice will be held sitting or relaxing onto the mat. During this practice props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters, and straps are used.

Prenatal yoga helps prevent common discomforts of pregnancy while preparing the body for childbirth by stretching and strengthening the lower back, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles and opening the hips and sacrum.

Kids Yoga is designed to provide kids with a place to have fun and gain an introduction to the fundamentals of yoga through playful breathing exercises, poses and games. Kids Yoga aims to provide a supportive, non-competitive environment for nurturing and developing important skills that can be used in everyday life.

Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep. It is a state of conscious Deep Sleep. In Meditation, you remain in the Waking state of consciousness, and gently focus the mind, while allowing thought patterns, emotions, sensations, and images to arise and go on.  After this practice you will feel well rested.

For a sneak peak of what Yoga Nidra, or iRest, with Sandra Doherty Healy, please click the sound cloud link below. https://soundcloud.com/victorious-warrio/irest-yoga-nidra-intro-breath-exercise

Zen Meditation Our Zen Meditation is dedicated to cultivate a calm mind, build confidence and ease the stress of everyday life. The Zen Meditation Sessions can be 30 or 45 minutes long.

Yin Yoga is a passive practice allowing you to penetrate into the connective tissues-ligaments, tendons, and fascia- to improve flexibility and mobility of the joints. Yin yoga also aids in stimulating the nadis or meridians to increase energy flow within the body. This class involves variations of seated and supine poses that are held between 45 seconds to a few minutes to access deeper layers of fascia while maintaining steady breaths and a calm mind.

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