Hatha translates into "effort", "force", or "exertion". It is a general term for an active style of yoga. Here, we are targeting building core strength, mobility, and balance.
Vinyasa essentially translates into "to place in a special way". In this style of yoga, we will be moving in a flow, synchronizing our breath with each flowing movement.
A blend between core strength building, and specific movements to promote a state of flow physically & mentally.
A blend of Qigong and Yoga. This practice links asanas through variations on Sun Salutations, with a focus on grace, breath, and flow of energy.
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with asanas (postures) that are held for longer periods of time (2-10 Minutes). All poses are either supine (lying on back), prone (lying on front of body), or sitting, with the exception of 2 standing poses.
Beginners yoga will be a tour of all the above mentioned yoga styles. It is a great intro to those who have very little to no practice in yoga.
A blend between yin and yang styles of yoga. In other words, we will be focusing on the deep fascial network of the body along with building heat, energy & strength. This practice will leave you feeling balanced and rejuvenated.
The practice of Kundalini Yoga works to enhance our experience of living as human beings through applying some foundational elements of the practice: kriya (movement), breath, sound, and meditation. The combination of these elements serves to bring us into a balanced and harmonious state of being.
Ecstatic dance is the practice of free form
movement in a safe and sacred space. Participants will move through a variety of rhythms from slow meditative movements to high energy states creating a greater sense of authentic self expression. This class will conclude with a sharing circle where participants can integrate their experience with a supportive group.
Meditation is the practice of focusing the attention in a specific way in order to achieve mental clarity and peace. In these classes participants will be guided through a series of instructions such as mindfulness of the breathe, body, and present moment. Participants will also have an opportunity to share, ask questions, and receive support from a like minded community.
Sun Style Tai Chi
The Sun-style tai chi (Chinese: 孙氏太极拳; pinyin: Sūn shì tàijíquán) is one of the five primary styles of tai chi. It is well known for its smooth, flowing movements which omit the more physically vigorous crouching, leaping and fa jin of some other styles. Its gentle postures and high stances make it very suitable for martial arts therapy.
Y12SR is a 12-step based discussion and yoga practice open to anyone and everyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others. This is an open and inclusive group. All A’s are welcome. In this group, we weave together the ancient wisdom of yoga and the practical tools of 12-step programs. We recognize that the “issues live in our tissues” and through our intentional, themed yoga practice, guided by our breath, we invoke the Higher Power of our understanding to help us release tension, stress, anxiety, fear, shame or any other pent-up emotion held in the body that no longer serves us.