Class Descriptions

We have well over 40 weekly classes to choose from, and all levels are encouraged to join us. Some of our classes are geared towards beginners or more advanced practitioners, but there are plenty of options for those at any point in their yoga journey. To learn more about each class, simply click on its title to expand the description. Don't forget to check out our Frequently Asked Questions, too! If you need help selecting the class that's right for you, don't hesitate to contact us. We're always happy to help! For information on preparing for class, check out our guide.

30 Minute Yoga Blast (All Levels)

This class provides a full body workout in a short amount of time, revving your metabolism, strengthening your body and centering your mind. This early morning class effective and fun.

Ashtanga (All Levels)

This is a power based yoga class inspired by the traditional practice of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India.  Sun Salutations A & B, combined with postures from the Ashtanga primary practice will be led in Sanskrit.  Breathe, Unify, and Empower yourself with this beautiful practice.  Modifications and adjustments are offered and this is a no heat class.

Full Primary Series (All Levels)

This practice is also known as Yoga Chikitsa (Yoga Therapy). In this class, we'll follow the the full primary series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, as taught in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. This sequence of postures utilizes breathing and energetic practices to increase muscular strength, flexibility and concentration, all while strengthening inner awareness of one's self. Each posture builds upon the previous, and all are designed to create ultimate inner peace. 

Gentle (Beginner)

Gentle is a less intense, more simplistic form of yoga that offers modifications to the standard Hatha yoga poses. The pace is very relaxed, and is a wonderful alternative for those who are trying to get active again, recovering from an illness or injury, are pregnant, or those who are simply looking for a calming practice.  This is a great place to start, return to, or allow growth in your yoga practice.

Hatha Flow (Intermediate)

Hatha Flow practice emphasizes a continuous flow of movement including a variety of sun salutations, dynamic breathing, and long holdings. The body and mind are explored and worked in a deep and mindful way. Hatha Flow is creative and enhances coordination, flexibility, and strength.

Hatha Yoga (All Levels)

Traditional standing and seated poses with focus on proper breathing techniques. Hatha Yoga will calm the mind through concentration on alignment of the body, build strong bones and muscles and cleanse the system of toxins.

Heated Hatha (Beginner to Intermediate)

We'll explore traditional standing and seated poses with a strong focus on proper breathing techniques. Heated Hatha Yoga will calm the mind through concentration on alignment of the body, build strong bones and muscles and cleanse the system of toxins.

Heated Align and Stretch (All Levels)

Heal the mind, body, and soul with Heated Align and Stretch.  This class features a series of postures, designed to improve overall wellness and flexibility.  Feel your body relax as you use the magic of yoga and the benefits of stretching in the heat.  The room will be heated to approximately 90 degrees.  Align yourself on all levels: mind, body, and spirit. 

Hot Power Tai Chi

Hot Power Tai Chi is a vinyasa flow with a martial arts feel. Three different flow sequences are practiced individually and then put together to form a powerful and challenging practice. This practice was originally created by Paul Grilley. Christina has added extra intensity to the practice by incorporating heat. Room is heated to 99 degrees.

Hot Power Yoga (Intermediate to Advanced)

The room is heated to 90 degrees for 90 minutes of flowing vinyasa style yoga set to inspirational music. Purify the body as you cleanse away toxins, use ujayi style deep breathing, and poses that blend beautifully together reaching every muscle, organ and joint in the body. Learn to let go and be at ease in the pose.

Mysore Guided Yoga (All Levels)

The Mysore style of yoga asana practice is a particular way of teaching yoga within the Ashtanga Yoga tradition as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. There are some differences in this method from the usual modern way in which yoga is taught. The class is not "led" as a whole but rather all instruction is one-on-one within the group class setting. Students practice their own portion of the Ashtanga sequence of asanas at their own pace. The teacher assists each student individually by giving physical adjustments & verbal instruction. 

In Mysore style students learn the fixed order of asanas using a specific movement-breathing technique, sometimes called Deep Breathing with Sound Through vinyasa, there is continuity via the breath from asana to asana. In the Ashtanga sequence, each asana builds from the previous – and prepares for successive – asanas.

Each student is given their yoga routine according to their ability. Newer and beginner students tend to have a much shorter practice than do those with more experience. As one gains more strength, stamina, flexibility and concentration, additional asanas are given to the student. The sense of the word "given" in this context comes from how the practice is taught in India, where a yoga practice is something that a teacher gives to a student as a spiritual practice. In the West, people are accustomed to learning a lot of asanas all at once – such as in a typical modern "led" yoga class.

Asanas are given, one by one in a sequential order. The structure of the class depends on the teacher being able to keep track of what every student is doing with a quick glance. If students attempt something out of sequence, the teacher is less able to help in the appropriate way. If a student has trouble with a particular asana, the teacher can offer a modification that is consistent with the intention of the practice. One by one also means that once a student is given a new asana, they practice their sequence up to that asana, then do backbends if applicable (backbending is the climax, not a part of the finishing sequence), and then wind down with the finishing sequence. In general, the next asana in the sequence should be added/taught/learned only after obtaining stability in one's last asana.

The Ashtanga vinyasa method is intended to be a daily practice. Traditionally, practice takes place every day except for Saturdays and full & new moon days which occur about twice monthly.

Pilates Matwork (All Levels)

Join Ashley Hinds to bring in 2017 on the mat! Ashley will lead through an asana practice, infused with meditation and intention setting for the year ahead. Start 2017 off with positive energy and yoga!
Taught By: Ashley Hinds

Power Yoga Level 2 (Intermediate to Advanced)

Traditional pilates mat work focusing on the principles of Joseph Pilates. Core strength and long lean muscles are the result of the style class.

Slow Flow (Beginner)

This level 2 class will challenge and inspire you with vinyasa flows, balance and floor asana meant to create flexibility, focus and strength.

Warm Ashtanga (Intermediate to Advanced)

Move through yoga postures with grace and ease.  Breathe and move with mindful awareness as you are guided through a yoga flow that is suitable for Every Body. 

Yin Yoga (All Levels)

Room warmed to 80 degrees. This is the traditional power yoga practice. You will practice sun salutes A and B and various standing and sitting postures. Modifications are offered.

Yin Gentle (All Levels)

Yin Yoga involves long held postures (anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes) to stretch deep into the connective tissue of the body.  

Yogalates

Seated and supine poses held for extended time to create a deep opening in the connective tissue of the joints. The Yin practice induces a deep meditative state leaving the yogi feeling balanced and centered.

Aerial Yoga

This class integrates the Pilates Method series based on the teachings of Joseph Pilates with a Hatha yoga flavor. Each movement is derived from the core with emphasis on overall muscle control and proper breathing. 

These anti-gravity classes will combine traditional yoga methodology the amazing benefits of weightlessness, strength and deep relaxation. The Yoga Swings make it possible for all levels to experience added fun and ease in the practice. Aerial yoga classes are designed to modify all postures to include the support of the swing. As with the use of any yoga prop, you will find that you can hold and balance in the poses longer to fully experience their healing effects. Increase joint mobility, decompress the vertebrae of the spine, open the hips, remove the weight from the knees, increase blood flow to the brain and calm the nervous system. Small classes (only 7 students per class)

 

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