This class is designed with the beginner in mind, but is also aimed at the seasoned student who wants to strengthen the foundation of their yoga practice. We believe it is helpful for the beginner to be practicing yoga with more experienced students and this class provides that opportunity. This class creates an environment that is safe, instructional, and inspiring.
Builds upon the information learned in the All Levels classes and focuses on structural alignment principles for an experience of a stronger and more stable body.
Offers an opportunity to play with what has been developed in earlier levels and explore an athletic practice of breath/movement coordination with minimal cues about alignment. This practice builds awareness and strength at the true center of the body. The potential is for all movements to feel more stable and light with minimal effort. This practice works to build strength and connection to the floor of the pelvis, strengthening the abdominals, and deepen the awareness to the true center point of the body.
Gentle Hatha Yoga
In this blend of traditions we will build we will build strength and flexibility gradually, avoiding injury. Linking gentle movement to the breath activates the healer within. Bring comfort to daily life by inviting ancient postures, gentle stretches, breathing techniques, guided meditation and relaxation to calm the mind and open the body. Safe and supportive for all levels.
Indian Dance: The Masala Bhangra Workout
This class modernizes the high-energy folk dance of Bhangra by blending traditional dance steps with the exhilaration of Bollywood moves, salsa and hip-hop. The exercise regimen is as much fun as it is rigorous (burning over 500 calories per workout). Classes are easy to follow and can be modified to each participants comfort level, making it accessible to all ages and fitness levels.
Often referred to as active relaxation, this practice is designed to restore the nervous system and helps to release deeply held tensions within the body. Props are used to support the postures and to focus on breathing, while gently stretching and opening the body and mind. Start with a gentle warm-up, then move into restorative postures that support you as you let go of tension and effort. This class is appropriate for students of all levels.