Class Descriptions

Gentle/Restorative

A restful, calming class incorporating yogic breathing and gentle movements along with passive supported poses. These classes are appropriate for anyone who requires or prefers a softer, gentler approach to yoga.

Basic (Level 1)

A slow-paced class incorporating yogic breathing, fundamental movements including basic sun salutations, standing poses, balancing and other classical postural elements. This class is for new students and those who prefer a more moderate practice. Props and modifications are offered for good alignment and ease in the postures.

 

All Levels Flow

This class is designed to transition students towards more dynamic classes, focusing on fundamental conditioning for coordination, strength and flexibility. A platform for growth for newer students as well as giving more experienced students stronger options.

Flow (Level 1-2)

These classes use stronger postural practices, yogic breathing, flowing movement with stronger emphasis on sun salutations and held postures to develop strength and flexibility for deeper practice. Using stronger postural sets, inversions and backbends re incorporated for those ready to take their practice to the next level. Previous yoga experience is helpful.

 

Vinyasa (Level 2 & Level 2–3)

Practiced in a warm room, these classes feature yogic breathing and dynamic postural practice with stronger Sun Salutations and standing pose flows. Explore deeper variations of inversions, arm balances and backbends. Previous experience recommended!

Guided Ashtanga

A dynamic vinyasa style of Hatha Yoga taught by Sri Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. This class is all or part of the 1st Series of Ashtanga: a set sequence of poses, synchronized with breath, always done in the same order, starting with Sun Salutes and ending with backbends and inversions.

 

Guided Meditation

These guided classes expose students to a variety of meditation techniques and approaches to mindfulness. We encourage anyone who practices yoga postures to meditate, so that the physical practice is complemented and balanced. Meditation is a wonderful tool on its own and can be life changing for anyone. All levels of experience are welcome.

Kids Yoga

A fun, exhilarating opportunity for kids to experience a playful approach to yoga. Yoga improves coordination, balance and movement integration for all stages of a child’s development. Children experience a safe environment where they are able to explore yoga postures, movement and breath in a supported non-judgemental atmosphere. Children are encouraged to learn more about who they are and their relationship to the world around them.

 

Teen Yoga

Practicing yoga during these years introduces young adults to healthy lifestyle habits that will encourage healthy choices in life. Like all who practice yoga, teens benefit both physically and mentally. Yoga reduces stress and anxiety as teens learn to calm the body and calm the mind using breath and postural practice as their guide. Yoga helps increase flexibility, improve muscle tone and build strength in the body. Many teens feel the benefits of yoga from a strengthened core, improved posture, better coordination and balance. As teens develop their practice, their understanding of mind body connection grows and they feel a stronger sense of self.

Movement & Meditation

Working with subtle energy movements, featuring The Five Rites, to prepare the body for a synthesis of meditations to release, discover and renew your body, mind and spirit. All Levels welcome.

 

Trauma Release Exercise (T.R.E.®)

Would you like to access a simple tool that helps your body to naturally discharge tension and stress? T.R.E.® is a gentle set of exercises that turns on your body’s innate re-balancing process—providing an immediate experience of relaxation. By releasing everything from everyday stress to deeply held physical tension and trauma, T.R.E.® frees you up to meet life’s challenges with greater ease. Best of all, your body does the work; you get relief without needing to process or retell your story.

You’ll learn to use T.R.E.® to let go of stress and old patterning. The exercises work for all body types and are easily adaptable for any fitness level or mobility challenge. Once you’ve learned T.R.E.®, you can practice it independently, at your convenience. Empower your body to heal itself, and open up to greater sense of joy and wholeness.

All Levels Community Class

This class is designed to challenge continuing students as well as support those newer to yoga. New students are inspired and practicing students are given deeper variations. Taught by recent YS Teacher Training graduates. Community classes are by donation and all money goes to local charities.