Vinyasa also known as Flow or Power Yoga
"Movement Breathing System"; Vinyasa includes sun salutations that produce internal heat which increases circulation. Postures are linked through a choreographed sequence that delivers a holistic full body workout. The interplay of breath and movement cleanses and detoxifies the body, clears the mind and refreshes the spirit
Movement in the chair and using the chair will maximize balance and stretch, improving strength and gaining flexibility. Don't let the crawl from mat to standing and back again deter you from enjoying your yoga practice. This class will lead you through poses that are appropriate for use at your desk, when traveling, on in a wheel chair. Enliven your body with movement and conscious breath practices. Appropriate for all levels and body types.
Founded by Kali Ray, also known as Kaliji. This Vinyasa (flowing) hatha yoga system harmonizes yoga postures with the trinity of breath, concentration and focus. Poses are practiced in a relaxed and flowing manner. Increased knowledge of posture, strength, flexibility and control of breath is emphasized. Wave like spinal movements increases suppleness of the vertebrae while deepening core strength so one can experience more refined alignment of postures as well as the alignment of movement.
This class is designed to reduce the stress of daily life for all levels of students. Strength, mobility and stability are achieved through correct postural alignment determined by the student’s individual needs.
YOGA TUNE UP©
YTU us an integrated system derived from classical yoga and physical therapy rehabilitation techniques. Yoga Tune Up will expand your flexibility and improve your strength. Innovative sequencing regenerates and heals muscle tissues while toning and stretching. This class is challenging but accessible to all levels. Yoga Tune-Up ©complements and supports your stronger yoga practice as well as other athletic routines.
Yin yoga is a meditative, healing practice using passive, long-held floor poses. Connective tissues, fascia, joints, ligaments and bones receive gentle, low load stress. The poses are held between 2-5 minutes and the muscles stay passive in order to pass the stress on to the deeper tissues. Each Yin pose is an opportunity to go inward and find an appropriate balance of effort and ease. It is a wonderful complement to an active (Yang) practice and a much needed tool for anyone who needs to unwind a tight body, mind or heart. Yin is suitable for all levels, including beginners.
Want to get more detailed instruction and derive more energy from your poses? This is the class for you- a great way to learn the physical practice piece by piece. It is safe and supportive for all levels. We will balance the practice between effort and ease. You will learn alignment, breathing and relaxation techniques. This class also serves as a logical continuation for the Intro series.
Natural Alignment classes are based on TriYoga and include an in-depth understanding of the alignment, the correct use of props, the benefits of the postures, as well as intelligent sequencing for an increase in flexibility, core strength and endurance for healthy muscles, tendons and ligaments. Everyone is welcome!
Restorative yoga is a method for attaining deep relaxation, using various props to support the body and melt into the postures requiring little, if any, muscular strength. This softening allows students to hold poses for a greater length of time and facilitates a physiological shift to deep restfulness, calm abiding and well-being. Through thoughtfully sequenced supported postures, breath work and meditation, restorative yoga helps manage the effects of illness and stress, relieve pain and attain peace of mind. This class is appropriate for all abilities and levels of health, and no prior yoga experience is needed.
INTRO TO YOGA
This series if for absolute beginners. This four-week series is designed to take the mystery out of the yoga practice. You will learn the fundamentals of basic breathing techniques, form and alignment, and, of course deep relaxation. These four sessions will prepare you to attend on-going classes. Pre-register at 289-9642(yoga) or on-line for this series. Intro to yoga is a special 4-week series. No drop-ins unless pre-approved by the instructor. Pre registration is required.
NOTE: Intro To Yoga 2 hour workshops are offered occasionally throughout the year. Dates will be announced on the website as they are scheduled.
Y12SR (Yoga and 12 Step Recovery)
This 2 hour class is specifically designed for people in recovery from substances or behaviors. The first hour is a topic discussion meeting in the style of 12 Step anonymous meetings. It is followed by a one hour hatha yoga practice that is developed from and for the themes discussed during the meeting. The yoga class is taught by Kyczy Hawk. All levels, including beginners, are invited and will easily find their "place on the mat". If you are in recovery or are in a relationship with someone who is or should be in recovery - this class is for you.
One on one guidance can be helpful for a variety of reasons. This can tune up or refine an existing practice. It can jump start a new practice or any level of beginner. A private class can address physical limitations due to injuries or stress. Private instruction can take the form of mentoring and consultation for yoga teachers.
Contact Kent for more information or scheduling. Many of our instructors can also provide one on one instruction.