Our Types of Yoga Classes
Vinyasa Flow takes dynamic yoga to a deeper level by integrating rhythmic breathing with conscious movement. As in all physical yoga, you will increase strength and flexibility - and by uniting body and breath, you'll learn to move from moment to moment with absolute awareness.
Based on Baron Baptist's series as well as a variety of other style of yoga including ashtanga and Bikram, this is a dynamic flowing sequence built around sun salutations. This empowering practice builds heat, endurance, flexibility, strength and concentration. Many adaptations possible to suit students of varying abilities. All Vinyasa Flow classes are heated to 95 degrees and are 90 minutes long.
Vinyasa Slow Flow: Vinyasa Beginner uses the same principals as a Vinyasa Flow class but at a slower pace and not as many postures. More emphasis on form and alignment (room temp 80°) 90 minutes.
Whether a first time student or an experienced yogi, this class is sure to melt away the stress of a busy life style and increase a sense of calmness and peacefulness. A variety of asana postures will be offered to gently warm and tend to your physical practice. Breathing technics to diminish distractions and assist in a more self-aware and grounded experience. Each class will conclude with a short sitting mediation. Class is 90 minutes and open to all levels.
Power Hour: Vinyasa Flow class condensed to an hour (room temp 95°)
This is a class for all levels of yoga students. We will do the fundamental asanas ( postures)which include standing, forward bends, twists, as well as breathing techniques and breath for relaxation ( Pranayama) with attention to form. We will explore the postures as well as learn their modifications . This will give begining students a strong foundation and enhance alignment for advanced practitioners. Wonderful for strengthening, toning, and increasing flexibility.
Iyengar Yoga often makes use of props, such as belts, blocks, and blankets, as aids in performing asanas (postures). The props enable students to perform the asanas correctly, minimising the risk of injury or strain, and making the postures accessible to both young and old. This upbeat class begins with a light warm up, and focus on pranayma (breath work) core sequence, posture flows and balance poses with modifications to accommodate everyone. This class is beneficial to the student looking to deepen their practice through flow, holding the postures and pranamya.
Yin yoga is a more meditative approach with a physical focus much deeper than Yang like practices. Here the practitioner is trying to access the deeper tissues such as the connective tissue and fascia and many of the postures focus on areas that encompass a joint (hips, sacrum, spine). As one ages flexibility in the joints decreases and Yin yoga is a wonderful way to maintain that flexibility, something that for many don’t seem to be too concerned about until they notice it is gone. Yin offers a much deeper access to the body. It is not uncommon to see postures held for three to five minutes, even 20 minutes at a time. The time spent in these postures is much like time spent in meditation.
When we meditate we explore. When we our mindful we are cultivating and finetuning the basic human ability to be fully present. There is growing research that when you train your brain in this way, you’re actually remodeling the physical structure of your brain. Jeff will offer a 6-week instructional series for beginning meditators. These classes give a good overview of mindfulness meditation practice. They include instructions, guided meditation and discussions which help students establish and sustain a daily meditation practice.
Holding power yoga poses with the legs strong and active and the core engaged, whilst utilizing dumbbells for upper body weight training improves lean muscle mass, and builds strength throughout the entire body.
Many of the Iron Yoga postures are single legged standing balance poses, such as Tree, Eagle and Warrior 3, improving physical balance. Connecting mind, body, breath and muscle enhances balance and focus in the mind.
Using the yogic Ujjayi breath, slow controlled movements, keeping continuous muscle tension through full range of motion, the Iron Yoga practice requires focused awareness and presence for a safe and mindful practice.
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