Refine & Align
A class for ALL levels of students, from beginners to seasoned practitioners to explore and unlock the many potentials of yoga asana as they pertain to the individual students needs. Each month will feature a focus of practice, gradually progressing each week to have an opportunity to truly experience that months pose/subject. This class will have a classical structure beginning with a few rounds of Surya Namaskar A & B, moving into standing poses, followed by seated postures.
Class begins with warm-up movements and breath awareness to prepare you for yoga postures.The heart of each class is a sequence of postures that stretch, strengthen and balance your body. With modifications to honor your body’s needs this class is accessible to all levels. Each class ends with relaxation and meditation.
Gentle and restorative using props and soft music, this class incorporates restorative yoga, guided relaxation and visualization leaving you feeling clam and relaxed.
A less vigorous combination of yoga postures that can be adapted to fit all ages and physical conditions. This class will provide explanation of correct form, alignment and breath, and help you develop a solid foundation for your yoga practice.
A very special Ashtanga Yoga class which guides students through a “short forms” version of The Primary Series as well as a handful of gentle backbends from The Intermediate Series. This class is steeped in the traditional flow & sequencing of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and weaves in intelligent form & alignment compassionately meeting each student where they are in their practice. All levels of current practicing yogi’s are warmly welcomed, especially those who truly wish to deepen their understanding of all 8 limbs of yoga and not just asana (postures).
Ashtanga: Full Primary Series
The Ashtanga Primary Series, known as “Yoga Chikitsa” in Sanskrit, or yoga therapy, is an ancient system of yoga that was brought to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. This challenging and disciplined style of yoga entails a specific, flowing sequence of poses moving from Sun Salutations to a series of standing, seated and inverted asanas (poses) in a moving meditation. Attention is paid to the breath (ujjayi pranayama) and internal aspects of the body (bandhas) to cultivate inner awareness, calm the mind and produce intense heat to detoxify the entire body.
The word Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized” movement, and refers to a carefully arranged sequence of asanas (yoga postures). Movement from one asana to the next follows the breath. The result is a smooth, flowing class that builds heat, endurance, flexibility, strength and concentration.Students are encouraged to listen to their individual body as they move, paying attention to the breath to maintain a safe, effective practice. This class is designed for students looking for a more active practice.All levels welcome, however some asana experience is recommended.
This is a gentle form of yoga, practiced sitting in a chair or standing using a chair for support. The class is designed for those who would like to receive the benefits of a yoga practice but have limited mobility, health issues, or are just new to yoga.