Class Descriptions

Gentle Hatha Flow/ Restorative
This class is a combination of gentle flow and restorative poses. This is a slow- paced class that focuses on breathing  and hatha yoga poses that are sequenced. Examples include moon salutation and seated/reclined posture sequences involving stretching, bending and twisting (no sun salutation). We then move into restorative poses to promote relaxation.  During these poses, the body is supported by props to help you feel at ease. Beginners are welcome.

The literal Sanskrit meaning is “to place in a special way”, linking one pose (asana) to the next in a flowing sequence.

Gentle Vinyasa
A less vigorous approach, using stretches to warm up and introducing poses (asanas) linking breath (pranayama) to movement. This class is suitable for all levels.

Prenatal Yoga
A class for mothers-to-be that is suitable for beginner and experienced yoga practitioners. The class contains  modified static asanas, flowing asanas, focused breathwork, and restorative asanas.  This class is taught by instructors who are trained in pre-natal yoga and it offers pregnant practitioners an environment that focuses on their needs during this special time. 

Restorative or Beginners Yoga
A class that combines breath (pranayama) and supported postures (asanas) to open your body and mind. This class is suitable for students of all levels.

Yoga For Greater Mobility
Careful, clear, inspiring Instruction of classic asanas and exercises with prop support. Emphasis on the breath as key to opening and releasing. Perfect for beginners and those whose mobility has been restricted by life style, age or ailment. 

Gentle Flow and Restorative Yoga
A perfect combination for beginners as well as seasoned yoga practitioners, who are looking to release long held tension and dive deeper into familiar yoga poses supported by abundance of props. Keeping with yoga tradition and principles, this class is the ultimate antidote to our busy speedy life style.

Basic Vinyasa
A class for newer students to become familiar with the practices of yoga. It links one pose (asana) to the next in a flowing sequence, coordinating with the breath (pranayama) which connects us to a meditative practice.

Level l Vinyasa
A more vigorous flow that explores deeper poses (asanas), breath (pranayama) and meditation.

Level ll Vinyasa
This class is suitable for the more advanced student who has experienced at least 8 classes of Level l, or who is familiar with sun salutations.

Mixed Vinyasa
A multi-level class that combines breath (pranayama), movement and an active exploration of postures (asanas). Postures will be modified to accommodate different levels of practice. This class is not suitable for those who are new to the practice of yoga.

Yin is a passive approach to yoga which focuses on the connective tissues (ligaments, tendons, and fascia) of the body. By placing a light amount of sustained stress on these tissues, we can strengthen and mobilize our joints. Yin Yoga allows emphasis on breathing, mindfulness, and opening deeper potential of stability and flexibility of the body. Yin postures also stimulate the body’s organs and energy channels, promoting energetic and emotional balance.

Chair Yoga
A gentle yoga which adapts the poses (asanas) with the use of a chair to assist those who are beginners, seniors or with physical limitations to be able to enjoy the full benefits of yoga.

Ashtanga Yoga
Focuses on a specific sequence of postures (asanas) which are linked through movement (vinyasa) and breath (pranayama). The unique aspects to this practice includes engagement of the internal locks (bandas) and ujjayi breathing (sometimes called “ocean breath”) which are used to assist the regulation of the flow of energy of life force (prana). Ashtanga is an athletic flow combining strength, flexibility and stamina for a complete practice.

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