AcroYoga: All Levels
AcroYoga combines Yoga, Acrobatics, and Thai Massage to help you open your practice with grace and ease, while learning to collaborate with a partner. Each weekly class will focus on aspects of AcroYoga, including: Circle Ceremony, Mirrored Asana, Partner Yoga Flow, Assisted Inversions, Partner Acrobatics, Flying Sequences, and Thai Massage. Grounded in the breath, participants will draw upon the natural forces of gravity and ‘metta’ loving kindness to encourage the body to let go of fear and tension. Students are requested to have basic familiarity with yoga, but no partner is necessary! Please visit the AcroYoga web site
This practice emphasizes a set of Universal Principles of Alignment which underlie all of the physical asanas and are connected to philosophical aspects of the practice.
Alignment Flow: Levels 1-2
A foundational class designed for new and returning students. Iyengar-based alignment and vinyasa flow inspired by Ashtanga Vinyasa are woven together for dynamic and effective practice. Emphasis is placed on building a strong foundation in the asana practice using breath and alignment. Vinyasa movement will be blended with static holds and intricate details in the postures. Build the basics and learn how they prepare you for new and potentially challenging poses. Expect clear instruction, sequences that build carefully, and the opportunity to work at your own pace. Students are encouraged and empowered to listen to their breath and honor their body while moving through each sequence. Expect a class that encourages you to listen deeply to the connection between your body, breath, mind, and spirit.
Alignment Flow: Levels 1-3
A multi-level class designed for new and experienced students. Iyengar-based alignment and vinyasa flow inspired by Ashtanga Vinyasa are woven together for dynamic and effective practice. Variations are given for students to take asanas to their own level of challenge. Vinyasa movement will be blended with static holds and intricate details in the postures. Build into new and potentially challenging poses with clear instruction and the opportunity to work at your own pace. Students are encouraged and empowered to listen to their breath and honor their body while moving through each sequence. Expect a class that encourages you to listen deeply to the connection between your body, breath, mind, and spirit.
This is a flow style class, integrating a variety of core and back strengthening postures, breath focus, generally linked together with sun-salutations to build and maintain heat. Come ready to work and play and challenge your edge. All levels welcome!
Core Conditioning is a full body workout beyond ‘crunches’ for the abs. In this class we will work our core muscles from the head to the hips. Core conditioning can increase strength, stability, flexibility, and help improve muscle tone, contributing to better posture and reduced back/neck pain (and you may even climb stronger).
Develop strength, flexibility, balance and coordination in this class using classical postures and creative sequences. We will explore both the precise anatomical alignment of the physical practice as well as the deeper meaning and symbolism woven into the name and form of each pose. Modifications will be given to accommodate new and established practitioners. Listening deeply to your breath will guide your pace and depth throughout the practice. Join us on a journey of aligning body, breath, mind and spirit.
This class begins with a brief Dharma talk followed by breath-work in order to develop and hone your presence of mind. Beginning with a foundation in yogic philosophy and Pranayama is the gateway into the meaningful asana practice to follow. This Hatha class focuses on alignments, creative sequences, & sustained postures, which lead to the development of deeper awareness. The rhythm of each class is intentional – aiding in the students’ clarity of mind. You can expect to feel challenged, yet each class will include explanations of modification options. Hatha Yoga for Conscious Movement will be concluded with a few minutes dedicated to silent meditation.
A well paced practice with lots of energetic movement and strengthening holds! Students will wind down with soft seated poses and a long reclined meditation. Some weeks will include Prana Yama, and visualization meditation. Six months yoga experience recommended.
Yoga for Climbers
This practice is designed to bring balance to your structure, calm your mind and prevent injury. Learn functional biomechanics for shoulders, hips and spine.
Deepen your body, mind, spirit awareness through a fluid movement practice. Be ready to work at your edge. Honoring your body with a desire for challenge. Focus may range from precise alignment instruction, life embracing viewpoints and or specific themes.
Yin Yang Yoga
Yin Yang Yoga blends active dynamic warming postures with more still static passive postures. We will move through fluid breath based sequences to heat and strengthen your body as well as spend ample time in seated and supine poses that invite you to slow, calm and cool down, and work with the connective tissues. A sweet way to end your day and relax into the night.