Yoga is a system of integrated practices which are designed to help ward off or slow the aging processes of the body, mind and spirit and to keep the physical and mental faculties strong. Yoga has five major components: Proper exercise, proper breathing, proper relaxation, proper diet, positive thinking and meditation. The purpose of yoga is to develop each of these five components to have a healthy body and mind.
All Levels Yoga - In this evening class we will focus on de-stressing body and mind from the challenges of the day. Each class will begin with gentle warm-ups to release tension and prepare body for Vinyasa and deeper stretches. Then we will move into a strengthening flow of standing poses. Having burned off some energy, we will cool down with deep stretches. Finally we will finish with pranayama and savasana. This class will benefit absolute beginners and seasoned yoga practitioners alike. Drop-ins welcome. Taught by Faidra Papavasiliou.
Candlelight Yoga - This class combines Restorative Yoga with Meditation. This class is a restorative mindfulness practice designed to help you develop a deep and calming sense of presence. As you shift your awareness to the present moment, let your body soften, and allow yourself to approach your thoughts with acceptance, curiosity and kindness. Taught by Jotholyn Mason.
Gentle Flow Yoga - This is a slower, more gentle class using breath work, asanas, and meditation to strengthen and align the body; relax and de-stress the mind. Sequences are led in a meditative manner, interspersing movement with holding postures to generate strength and heat which encourage the body to release deep-seated tension. For all levels. Taught by Linny Curry.
Gentle Somatic Yoga - SATYA, Sensory Awareness, is somatic movement with mindfulness yoga combining breath with small, fluid movements to deepen the respiratory rhythm and open new pathways of perception & feeling. The exercises are non-weight bearing with slow sliding, gliding and circular movements to reduce myofascial holding in the body. Taught by Bobbye Brown.
Mindful Strength Yoga - In this mixed levels class, we will awaken energy or prana by focusing on the feet, legs and hips as well as learning to awaken and engage core stability via three dimensional yogic and functional movements. It’s a playful practice that builds mindfulness, strength and resilience for both brain and body. We will generally start with self-massage to improve range of motion, release tension and improve body awareness; then we will move into a mini pose sequences designed to energize, strengthen and stabilize. You will be given options to modify for your level of practice. Class ends with relaxation and meditation so that you can integrate the qualities of balance, connection and strength into your day and life. Recommended props: 2 blocks and yoga balls (can sub tennis or racquetballs). Taught by Anh Chi Pham.
Multi-Level Yoga - This mixed levels class builds mindfulness, strength and resilience for both brain and body. We will awaken energy or prana and engage core stability via three dimensional yogic and functional movements. We will generally start by releasing tension with self massage; then move into sequences designed to energize, strengthen and stabilize. You will be given options to modify for your level of practice. Class ends with relaxation and meditation so that you can integrate the qualities of balance, connection and strength into your day and life. This class will benefit beginners and seasoned yoga practitioners alike. Recommended props: 2 blocks and yoga balls (can sub tennis or racquetballs). Taught by Anh Chi Pham.
SATYA Yoga - SATYA yoga is a therapeutic yin yoga, Feldenkrais, and myofascial release style practice. Somatic awareness builds mindfulness through movement. SATYA movements are done mostly on the floor in sliding, gliding, stretching, unwinding and core building exercises to reduce myofascial holding in the body. The movements are also a powerful tonic to purify the bloodstream and irrigate the tissues. We will also focus on breath rhythm relaxation techniques and eye exercises to strengthen eyes that are taxed due to computer work.
This class is appropriate for all levels of practice & all body types. Suggested Props: a belt or strap, 2 blocks, a bolster & blankets. Taught by Bobbye Brown.
The 'Real Deal' Yoga - Outside - This easy flow class will start with a physical warm-up to de-stress from the week; then move on to energizing standing asanas, and back to mat postures the rest of class. We will then do closing breathing exercises and you will be guided into savasana—final relaxation, centering and visualization. Every level welcome. Class will be held outside in front of our entrance until further notice (as weather permits). Bring your Yoga mat and any props you want to use. Masks are required. Taught by Linny Curry.
Yin Yoga for All Levels - Yin Yoga targets and strengthens the joints and connective tissue and is suitable for all levels of students. We use gravity to deepen the stretch and hold poses for a longer period. This also allows time for the mind to relax more deeply. In addition, yin yoga helps to stimulate the flow of chi (energy) throughout the body. Taught by Cheryl Burnette and Julie McKinley.