Slower-paced, more meditative version of the popular physical and spiritual discipline of yoga. In Yin yoga, the poses are held for a long period of time (typically three to five minutes or longer) to target the connective tissues (such as the ligaments) rather than focusing on the muscles. As a result, the asanas are more passive holds, with little muscular engagement.
Gentle yoga classes can include movements done at a slow pace and breathing exercises. It may also include longer holds and even have rest in between poses. Students often find that classes meditative style of yoga practice.
Gentle yoga classes can be an excellent option for seniors and beginners to explore the physical body. Gentle yoga can strengthen muscles and joints and improve flexibility despite the name. Great for everyone.
Vinyasa is a type of yoga that links movement and breath to attain balance in the mind and body. A sequence of poses with the breath to achieve a continuous flow. Vinyasa classes pay significant attention to the transitions between poses, often incorporating poses like Downward Dog or Plank as "linking" poses to facilitate smooth flow.
Based on the principles of alignment, ‘the wall’ is used as a prop to deepen yoga postures by opening and creating space in the body using therapeutic techniques. (Inversions in our advanced classes). The original “Yoga Wall” took on the form of ropes attached to wall hooks, designed by B.S. Iyengar
Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga primarily concerned with mastery of the body. The term is derived from the Sanskrit ha, meaning "sun," and tha, meaning "moon," leading to the common interpretation that Hatha practices are designed to unite and balance these two energies.
Traditionally, Hatha yoga offered a total life philosophy, incorporating how we relate to external and internal experience as a path to inner peace.
Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health. You can also use it to relax and cope with stress by refocusing your attention on something calming. Meditation can help you learn to stay centered and keep inner peace.
Yoga nidra is a meditation practice that induces a state of deep, but conscious relaxation. The goal of yoga nidra is to achieve a state of samadhi (intense concentration), enlightenment, or bliss. This is the same goal as every form of yoga and meditation.
It is said that the state of consciousness entered during yoga nidra is somewhere between sleep and wakefulness.
This class low-impact, combo class for all levels building both muscular endurance and strength. Our motivating teachers will push you to get lower and dig deeper in small movements that bring on the shake movements that increase your power. You’ll walk out of class feeling stronger, more toned and accomplished.