CLASS SIGN-UP Weekly scheduled classes are open for drop-ins. Advance sign-up is NOT REQUIRED for most classes, but is encouraged, to assure a spot. Yoga Basics, however, is strictly limited to 16 students to assure that newer students receive individual attention. We regret that we cannot guarantee a spot to to those without a reservation OR to those who arrive late even with a reservation. This is especially important to note for the popular Saturday 8:30 a.m. class.
CLASS LEVELS Yoga is a practice involving body, mind and spirit. Progress in a practice has more to do with intensity of focus than ability to demonstrate a pose. Therefore, in place of numeric levels, we feel that it is more accurate to categorize our classes according to the intensity of physical activity that you should expect in each class-- gentle, active, or a combination of the two.
GENTLE Suitable for beginner to experienced students. Restorative, slower pace; may or may not include standing poses.
GENTLE/ACTIVE Suitable for beginner to experienced students. Moderate pace; includes standing poses.
ACTIVE Suitable for students with some yoga experience. The teacher will invite students to explore levels of physical challenge by cuing modifications.
GUIDED MEDITATION In a 30-minute guided meditation session, we will explore various styles of Meditation devoted to help overcome stress and connect to inner peacefulness. Many answers can be found within when we go still. Flow into deep tranquility with the help of these guided meditation sessions. Experience how meditation can help in freeing and transforming the negative emotions like Fear, Guilt, Anger, Envy, and Suffering into Happiness and Well-being. No experience is necessary. Come with an open mind and heart.
Please note: 30-minute guided meditation are not included in group yoga passes. $10 per session. No Charge for Sankalpa, Abhyaasa, Awakened and Meditation Members.
Yin Yoga Yin Yoga is a practice of slowing down and tuning in. Long holds address the connective tissues and encourage the release of tension in the physical body. The meditative aspects of the yin practice allow students to surrender stress of the past and embrace the peace found in the present moment.
Restorative Yoga “I’m stressed out” is a familiar phrase that describes how living life on ‘overload’ affects our health, relationships, work, athletic performance and most importantly our sense of self. The antidote to stress is relaxation. In restorative yoga, relaxing supported poses allow the body to rest deeply. The body is placed in comfortable, supported positions with gentle attention directed toward the breath. Restorative yoga is based on the work of BKS Iyengar, who used modified, supported poses to help people recover from illness and injury. Mr. Iyengar developed or inspired the creative poses we use in restorative yoga today to reduce stress and restore health. Restorative yoga is for those times when you feel weak, fatigued or stressed from your daily activities. When practiced regularly, restorative yoga will help you live a healthy, relaxed and balanced life.
Kundalini for Emotional Balance Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness. Each class will focus on a pranayam (breathwork), kriya (movement), gong relaxation, and meditation to master the mind and release stress/anxiety from the body. Some classes will be seated and some may include standing poses or other asanas. No yoga experience necessary.
Sound Healing Immerse yourself in the sounds of the Gong tuned to the Sacral Chakra, Singing Crystal and Tibetan Bowls tuned to all 7 Chakras, chimes, drums, Native American Flute, and more! All relaxation, all healing!
Kirtan Kirtan is a call and response chanting of mantras that has its roots in India. Kirtan has the ability to quiet the mind if listened to or sung with intention. As we sing with each other, we experience a deep connection with all participants and ourselves. The magic of the chants will carry you within. Kirtan is the universal language of the spirit, the song of the soul.
Yoga Basics This “back-to-basics” class will include instruction in classic yoga postures (asanas) and fundamental breathing techniques (pranayama). Yoga Basics will include an invigorating and creative flow of movements synchronized with the breath. An emphasis will be placed on proper alignment in order to achieve maximum health benefits from the poses. Although designed for beginners, Yoga Basics will also include modifications for intermediate or continuing yoga practitioners. Regardless of experience, this focus on the fundamentals will assist with developing and improving core strength and overall muscle tone, increasing flexibility and range of motion, maintaining balance, increasing energy and vitality, and reducing tension and stress.
Yoga for Every Body Cultivate space and stability via this breath-centric, mindfulness based practice. We move and flow at a pace that allows each pose to come into focus, using inner listening and outer cues for proper alignment and stability. This class integrates breathing techniques to deepen the postures, and ends with deep relaxation for integration. Beginner friendly and suitable for all levels - come explore at your working edge.
Slow Flow Slower movement through Surya Namaskars and longer holding of standing poses with proper alignment allows greater deepening and builds a strong foundation for faster asana practices. The class ends with calming poses and systematic relaxation to be the perfect end to your day.
Hatha Flow Hatha Flow integrates meditation, pranayama, mudras and sound to inspire and empower your spirit! In this sacred space you can connect with yourself and evolve as you discover you true potential and purpose.
Joint Health & Stress Relief Joint and Stress relief is a unique yoga class designed to improve your overall health and vitality. The class moves through a mindful 45 minute movement practice to a 30 minute passive, restorative practice. The practice focuses on moving the joints of the body to maintain and increase range of motion, and stretching and strengthening the muscles and bones. Special attention is given to lengthening the spine, correct body alignment, posture, balance and breath. The body is opened and expanded. The class then moves to a resting practice where students spend time in deeply relaxing, restorative poses to release stress and fatigue, and to create a state of inner harmony. Students leave feeling balanced and refreshed. The practice varies from class to class and props are often used to teach correct alignment and movement, and to provide support in resting poses.
Strengthen and Lengthen This alignment-based Hatha class is for all levels of yoga students. Learn standing, balance, seated and supine poses that increase joint mobility and bring muscular alignment to the body. Strengthen your muscles to improve your balance and endurance. Lengthen your muscles to reduce tightness and increase range of motion. Focus the mind, breathe with purpose and learn to listen to your beautiful body. A great cross-training class for athletes!
Forrest Yoga A traditional Hatha practice with some not so traditional SLOW vinyasas, based in the four pillars of BREATH, STRENGTH, INTEGRITY and SPIRIT. All of these are explored through holding poses, warming-up from the core, and release from the depths of our muscles and the emotional memories held within them. A western take on an eastern tradition, with Native American influences, Forrest yoga challenges you to be conscious from the tips of your finger to the tips of your toes, and everything in between. Come prepared to sweat with poses being accessible to those who are new or well versed in their yoga practice. Injuries are welcomed and worked with, not around.
Awaken Your Core A hatha/slow flow class with emphasis on activating and toning core abdominal muscles and stimulating the digestive system. The activation and development of multiple layers in the abdomen and pelvis will be explored through fundamental yoga postures. Poses are held a little longer with an emphasis on alignment and more core strengthening postures. This class offers a traditional approach to the asanas with the inclusion of pranayama, mantras and slokas. Not appropriate during pregnancy.
Vinyasa Flow Vinyasa Flow classes emphasize techniques to build an internal fire, agni, and harness that heat to create change in our bodies and lives. Surya Namaskars, or sun salutations, and breath fluidly link one asana to another. Vinyasa Flow classes may vary in theme and emphasis and offer prompts for students to progress more deeply into poses as their own personal practice advances. Vinyasa classes empower students to listen to their own bodies and inner guide, making it possible for students with varying degrees of asana experience to practice together. Teachers will encourage students to seek their own level of challenge and be mindful of what serves the student in each practice by cuing progressive poses and modifications.
Hatha Vinyasa Hatha Vinyasa consists of Surya Namaskars, or sun salutations followed by both standing and seated asanas. Modifications and variations will be offered for all poses. The asanas allows for the systematic movement of every major part of the body in a balanced way that enhances prana or life force energy, keeping the mind quiet. They open the energy channels, chakras and psychic centers of the body while increasing flexibility of the spine, strengthening bones and stimulating the circulatory and immune systems. Hatha Vinyasa will include linking one breath to movement as well as longer holding of poses, depending on the class intention.
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