Yin Yoga is slower paced and therefore a more meditative practice in which postures are held for longer periods of time, typically three to five minutes.
Hatha Yoga is a general category that includes most yoga styles. It is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation.
In Vinyasa Yoga, each movement is synchronized to a breath. The breath is given primacy, acting as an anchor as you move from one pose to the next. A cat-cow stretch is an example of a very simple vinyasa. The spine is arched on an inhale and rounded on an exhale. A sun salutation sequence is a more complex vinyasa. Each movement in the series is cued by an inhalation or an exhalation of the breath.
Restorative Yoga is known for its relaxing, calming, and healing effects. A typical Restorative Yoga sequence only involves four to five poses and includes the addition of props such as blocks, bolsters, and/or blankets. Restorative Yoga classes are very mellow, making them a good complement to more active practices and an excellent antidote to stress. Restorative Yoga is also ideal for anyone recovering from injuries or illnesses. At the end of the session, your body feels open and refreshed.
Thai Yoga integrates the art of traditional Thai massage with other techniques and practices of Yoga Therapy, with gentle Polarity Therapy balancing holds.
Prenatal Yoga is designed for pregnant women, regardless of when they are due. It not only helps reduce stress, but can help improve sleep! It also has been shown to help with headaches, nausea, and pain in the lower back.
Yoga for PTSD is specifically designed for First Responders, Veterans, and Trauma Victims. This class uses a series of breathing techniques, meditation, and mindfulness to provide tools for healing, understanding, connection, and recovery. We do not just focus on postures, but rather the integration of them.
Hatha Gong is a class that infuses the practice of Hatha Yoga and the ancient medicine of a live Gong. The postures are paired with medical grade vibrations of the Gong. Students will be lead through a Hatha class and will experience what is known as, “Sealing of a Posture” with the Gong. This will provide healing on a cellular level as well as increase the meditative quality of the class.
Kids Yoga is for young children (ages 5 to 12) and includes age-appropriate games, animal sounds, and creative names for poses, stories, music, imagination, and visualization. Our classes integrate movement, sound, and play as these elements have a profound impact on learning, creativity, stress management and improved health and well-being. Kids Yoga classes also teach children the language associated with their bodies (i.e. muscle groups).
Yoga Nidra is a guided sleep meditation that uses a series of body, breath, and awareness techniques to effortlessly drop you into a deep relaxed state. We use the power of intention and plant it in the deepest level of relaxation to help aide changes and shifts in ones life and perspective. We are certified in the Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra.
Chair Yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair.
Aqua Yoga is a type of yoga where poses are done while in the water. Often times this is done in a warm pool, but it can also be done in natural water. This style can be very low-impact and gentle, therefore being more accessible to those with physical limitations.