POWER FLOW YOGA
Our Power Flow Yoga class is a 90-minute all levels practice. It is directed at creating energy, vitality and freedom within the atmosphere conducive to our natural growth. We work on our bodies sensitively that heals and honors each individual. Power Flow Yoga let us respect our boundaries and works within him or her, not against it.
The course is an eclectic mix of Ashtanga, Hot, and Power Yoga designed to offer a vigorous, cardiovascular yoga practice. We begin in a heated room (approximately 85 degrees) in order to relax and stretch the muscles, prevent injury, and aid in detoxification. The external heat works in combination with the internal flame generated through vigorous movement and breath, which serves to thin the blood and cleanse the body.
We open the class with restorative postures and Pranayama breathing exercises in order to center our practice and remove the pressures of external circumstances and set our intention for the class. We then move into a cardiovascular sequence of postures to create an internal flame and promote detoxification. We continue through a series of standing and balance postures, seated forward bends and back bends, as well as inversions, always focusing on alignment, consciousness, and intention.
Overall, the course serves to build strength, stamina, flexibility, and balance. We end the class with Savasana (a guided meditation using corpse pose). Sequences change from class-to-class with the substitution of new and various postures, while maintaining consistency through a core sequence grounded in Surya Namaskara A and B (Salutations to the Sun). All of our courses encourage you to take advantage of the physical as well as the spiritual benefits of yoga by seeing the physical as an opportunity to experience a connection to a greater universal consciousness.
VINYASA FLOW YOGA
Our Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class is a 90 minutes all levels practice in a warm room(80-85 degree). The asanas are based on the classic traditional postures and are built around dynamic vinyasas (flow sequences) and focused alignment that move one to greater depths of strength and flexibility in an intelligent manner.
Vinyasa movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance-like. The series of poses move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. The continual movements, from one pose to another, gives you an added cardiovascular benefit. The routine practice of vinyasa yoga can increase muscle strength, endurance and flexibility, and reduce levels of stress.
Physically, sweat expels toxins and re-energizes your body. Mentally, the synchronized breathing relaxes your mind and helps to release any blockage of energy flow throughout your body.
The practice consists of simple meditation, sun salutations, and variation of deep stretches, back bends, arm balance, inversion poses and relaxation.
With regular practice, it creates light bodies, clear minds, and open hearts.
GENTLE FLOW YOGA
Open to all levels of practice and abilities, our soothing gentle class focuses on an exploration of basic yoga poses and how to connect them through attention to breathing, alignment and mindfulness. Therapeutic in nature, you will learn techniques to help you gain flexibility, while immersing yourself in a relaxing class that moves at a perfectly slower pace – allowing ample time to enjoy each pose. Meditation and relaxation techniques will also be introduced, perfect for stress relief and overall well being. Beginner friendly.
DEEP SLOW FLOW YOGA
This is challenging, slower-paced, all level class that draws from Vinyasa Yoga, core strength exercise and breath awareness to help students of all levels develop greater strength, flexibility and inner awareness. The class emphasis alignment basics, breath work, injury healing and prevention. All-leveled class, beginner friendly.
Restoratives are meditative poses in which the body is supported with props and held for extended periods of time. Both soothing and regenerating, restorative poses help bring balance to our demanding daily lives. Please bring a towel to class. All-leveled class, beginner friendly.
Energize, Awaken, Restore.
Join us for an invigorating practice incorporating Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. We will begin by heating the body through a flow of Sun Salutations infused with standing poses and twist. We will then transition to a deliciously deep and mindful practice. Yin Yoga is known as the” Fountain of Youth Practice” in which floor-based postures are held for 3-5 minutes, this allows the body to slowly unwind and goes deep into the connective tissue. You might find yourself feeling ‘lifted’ and ‘light’ after a Yin Yoga class. By staying we can enable stillness to arrive in the physical body. Move from a state of doing to being, finding the perfect balance by working all your muscle groups to then move deeper to break through any sticking points. Perfect for runners, sports enthusiasts or anyone wanting to get the benefit of extra range of movement from this uniquely sequenced session. All-leveled class, beginner friendly.
Relax and pamper your tight and tired muscles in a warm room. Postures are held for a longer period of time to create deeper opening of hamstrings, hips, and the back safely. Suitable for all levels. All-leveled class, beginner friendly.
Powerful and fluid movement linking yoga postures with emphasis on stimulating the digestive system. Cleanse the body of toxin, tension and stress of the busy week, with uplifting music. The class is practiced in a heated room and is suitable for all levels.
Fun loving and playful yoga for kids, we foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment. Yoga is an amazing tool to promote self-awareness, self-esteem, body awareness and ultimately Self-Love for kids. Come play with us! (pre-register necessary, please check updated schedule)
Weekly Kids Yoga Class: (for kids 3+)
Every Thursday 5-5:30 pm
Fee: $55 per month* (4 weeks), $15 walk-in class
*$10 discount for each additional siblings (month)
This gentle class is designed to reduce the aches and pains which accompany pregnancy, in a nurturing and supportive environment. We will focus on special breathing techniques, opening the hips, and preparing the body for birth. (1 hour)
BABY AND ME YOGA
This 60 minutes class is a wonderful playtime for both you and your baby. We provide you a relaxed environment to regain strength, flexibility and a renewed sense of calm through gentle Post-Natal stretches and relaxation techniques. There will be lots of creative and fun ideas for mums to practice yoga postures with their babies and you will also learn how to relax your baby and bond in a non-verbal way. A very simple practice yet so powerful in what it conveys – your love, your understanding and your attention. * Suitable for babies from 6 weeks up to crawling. Daddies welcome too.
These classes provide a slower paced program with more description and commentary accompanying each asana or posture. Breath awareness and relaxation also are introduced.
You will learn all the basics of yoga. It is perfect for beginners to have a better understanding of how to perform postures. We will give each individual attention for adjustment of alignment and postures. More experienced students will gain a better, and more detailed understanding of the architecture of the poses, as well as the underlying philosophy of the yoga practice. (1 hour ) Beginner friendly.
YOGA FOR POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)
Yoga practice links the mind and body through the breath, bringing awareness to what is happening in the moment. Intense feelings and thoughts can be experienced and reduced in intensity as the mind becomes more still and calm and the body allows the sensations to pass. By allowing the body mind complex to feel peace and generate positive emotions and enter a transformative period, an experience of a deeper level of existence is possible . With repeated practice and guidance, this yoga practice can bring long term relief and a fresh perspective on life for PTSD sufferers. The class is offered free to our community.
The class is community based that asks for a donation between $5 – $10. Half of the proceeds will be given to Wind Youth. This organization helps homeless youth by providing various services and support to transition from street life to safety. The vinyasa style class will be an hour long in a room heated to approximately 85 degrees. A short meditation is added to the end after savasana.