We have the perfect place to discover yoga with our small classes and warm, friendly atmosphere. This class introduces the basics of every yoga practice, progressing at a gentle pace with enough time for questions, demonstration and assistance.
Learn about breath and movement, alignment in poses, the proper use of props, smooth and safe transitioning between poses, and the key poses themselves. Moreover, learn how yoga poses should feel, how to find your edge in a pose (that is, how far to go into a pose for your body at any given time), and how to modify poses to suit you best. Great for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the basics again.
This class is run as a session of 4 consecutive weeks. It is recommended to begin at the start of the session and to complete the 4 weeks as a unit. Once completed, you should be comfortable joining in to any of the level "All" yoga classes.
Based on the 'Primary Series' developed by Sri Pattabi Jois, Ashtanga involves aligning the breath with movement while transitioning smoothly through a sequence of poses.
Throughout the class, we work to balance strength and flexibility, and expect to have a good work out, including some core work.
Ashtanga is the classical form of Vinyasa yoga, and aims to strengthen and limber every muscle and system of the body over time.
Ashtanga - Half Primary Series
An excellent class for learning the traditional sequence of poses that make up the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. We will unite breath, pose and gazing point to experience the first half of this series as a flowing meditation.
We will also take the time to prepare the body by breaking down some of the more complex poses. This class is a friendly introduction to the more formal practice of Ashtanga's Primary Series than in the other Ashtanga classes.
Enjoy yoga together with your child in a small, friendly class. Classses are geared to the ages of the children and the interests of the group, and often include music, and playful twists on traditional yoga poses.
Activity is balanced with breathing, meditation and relaxation so you can all have a well-rounded experience of yoga.
Note our limit of 6 applies to children only for this class. Adults are free and can augment the number of participants to more than 6.
Following a slow-paced sensuous flow of poses that can be done by anyone at any level, Flow is designed to awaken the spine, balance energy in the body, and bring serenity to the mind.
The pace is slow enough so that focus can remain inward, and the practice will meet you right where you are at, as you discover your edges and learn to be present in each moment on and off your mat.
Perfect if you are a beginner, recovering from injury or simply prefer to work at a slow and relaxed pace. Enjoy flowing moves and gentle poses that will help you improve strength and flexibility without placing any strain on your body.
Every pose is adapted to the needs of each student so you are always working at just the right level. This class will not only improve your overall levels of health and wellbeing, it is perfect for reducing stress and developing a calm, serene mind.
Kids - Ages 5 to 12
Yoga comes naturally to kids. It is the art of integrating body and mind for an overall sense of strength, flexibility, and well-being. Yoga moves, bends, and stretches our bodies and minds.
It can help kids feel more balanced with their active lives and sometimes overactive minds. It can help kids become better athletes, better students, even better friends, siblings, and family members. Best of all, yoga can help kids to see the beauty within themselves, improving their self-confidence, helping them feel comfortable with their bodies, and getting in touch with who they are inside. It helps kids identify and connect with what is already so beautifully present in them: the energy of life.
Experience the luxury of deep relaxation, allowing yourself to let go of all tension in the body and the mind.
Soft structures are built with bolsters and blankets, over which you lie down and relax, allowing you to rest in very gentle yoga poses for a period of time. This allows the body to gently open to the benefits of the pose, and for you to surrender into relaxation.
Initially designed for those with injuries or illness, this practice enables you to benefit deeply from yoga without any effort. It is extremely healing, and although it is a subtle practice, its benefits are profound.
Ideal for anyone under stress or fatigued, worn down from the busy-ness of their days, this practice provides the antidote to accumulated stress and strain in the body. It is especially beneficial for those with anxiety, depression, adrenal fatigue, cancer, or anyone dealing with a stress-related illness.
Teen - Ages 13 to 17
This class teaches a variety of postures and styles to keep adolescents actively interested, engaged, and challenged. Teens will have fun getting fit, improving strength, balance, flexibility and endurance with challenging poses. They’ll also develop emotional equilibrium, self-esteem, concentration and resilience with the deep breathing, relaxation and meditation components of the sessions. All together, adolescents are taught to energize their bodies and calm their minds, enabling them to approach their lives with a fresh, positive outlook and the strong sense of self-worth that comes from emotional and physical wellness.
In Vinyasa Yoga we use the sun salutations as a way to invite warmth into the body for a safe stretch, and then we visit standing and seated poses to open up and encourage ease into the body.
Throughout the class, every breath and movement becomes a focal point for the mind, encouraging meditation and a deep sense of calm.
Each class will begin and end with a gentle restorative yoga pose and guided meditation.
Yoga for ages 50 and Up
Combining elements of Flow and Gentle Hatha, enjoy a moving meditation that is gentle, flowing and balanced.
Yoga will enable you to improve your strength, flexibility, range of motion and balance, as well as to calm your mind and refresh your spirit.
Every pose is adapted to the needs of each person, and poses can be done standing, seated, or leaning on a support, to allow for all levels of mobility and stamina.
Yoga for Managing Stress and Anxiety
Specifically designed for people dealing with chronic stress and anxiety, this class is an ideal opportunity to explore various mind-body techniques that balance the stress response system and help to regulate the mind and emotions.
Enjoy gentle and accessible yoga postures, breath work, and mindfulness practices in a safe and supportive environmentt.
Note that the instructor of this class has training in teaching trauma-sensitive yoga.