Classes

gentle yoga

Classes are ongoing unless otherwise stated. We recommend that you not eat 2-3 hours prior to class time.

Before you begin any form of yoga, please tell your teacher if you have any medical conditions, especially high blood pressure, detached retina, glaucoma, recent surgery, disc problems, injury and pregnancy. Please follow any directions your teacher gives regarding modifications. Listen to your body and if you have pain, let the teacher know. Lastly, please get your doctor’s approval for serious medical conditions, a recent injury or surgery before participating.

Power Vinyasa and Hour of Power classes are taught at 85 degrees to help with flexibility and facilitate detoxification. These classes are not recommended for pregnant women or those with uncontrolled high blood pressure.

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Class Descriptions

ALIGN AND FLOW

An open-levels, intentional vinyasa flow class with an emphasis on alignment. Taught at room temperature. Beginners are welcome. This series is 75 minutes and emphasizes alignment and functionality achieved through a clarity brought about by attention to body and breath. Students will practice with discernment through compassion and intuition.

ASHTANGA YOGA

The original yoga incorporating vinyasa as a major component of its practice, is a dynamic system of yoga which uses what is known as tristhana; breath, bandha and drishti, to keep the mind focused as you move through the already set sequence of asanas. This special type of yoga is split up into 6 series of postures; primary, second and then 4 advanced sequences. This class will be mainly focusing on the primary series, also known as Yoga Chikitsa, or yoga therapy, meant to align the body physically and build a great heat or agni, which detoxifies the organs, muscles and blood. Its a powerful experience!

AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT®, THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD

This is a gentle movement class. These are movement combinations that are designed to stimulate your brain and to help you learn how to move more fluidly, easily, efficiently, and comfortably. Each of us, as adult humans feel mastery in many of our movements and functions. For instance, walking, standing up, rolling over, sitting at a computer, cooking, or reading. This list can include functions of playing music, dancing, running, and cycling as well as many others. However, how many times have we worked ourselves into a situation where at least one of these things or something not listed here has become a little or even significantly difficult for one or another reasons including pain.

BHAKTI FLOW

Bhakti is a devotional yoga practice rooted in Love – which is the nature of our hearts. In this dynamic, soulful, heart-opening yoga gathering we will journey together to deepen our devotion to life and reconnect to Spirit and joy! Bhakti (literally meaning Love or Devotion) lies at the foundation of ALL ancient yoga traditions. It offers us the freedom to fall in love with life again!

Each practice is unique as we allow the flow of love and grace to guide us in music and chanting, meditation, visualization, prayer, breath, fluid movements/asana and dancing. As we practice, we savor moments of the Ananda (Bliss) that lives inside our hearts and minds. It’s like a deep rooted rush of loving energy that leaves a profound imprint on our entire Being.

ALL PEOPLE WELCOME, CELEBRATED and LOVED – no matter what your experience with yoga has been. We are all in different pivotal points on our life path – you will be loved, cherished and respected no matter what. AWAKEN TO THE TRUE YOU!

DEEP HEALING

This class incorporates various practices and techniques from different yogic traditions to provide deep rest and relaxation for the mind, body and spirit. Class may include yin poses, restorative poses, long luscious holds, gentle asana, breath-work, meditation and yoga nidra. This is an extremely gentle class to clear your mind, relax your body, and soothe your soul. This class is appropriate for all levels and offers the perfect balance to a more active practice. Come and surrender.

ENERGY MEDICINE YOGA

EM Yoga is a weaving, of two powerful disciplines, energy medicine and yoga asana.Weaving together these two modalities reveals something deeper about both of the individual practices. EM Yoga incorporates multiple energy systems and healing practices, including the chakra system, the meridians from traditional Chinese medicine & reiki all pieced into a traditional yoga practice. The immediate benefits can include more clarity, more energy, more calm and stability, improved immunity and more.

HOLISTIC YOGA

This class offers inspiration from many traditions and include meditation, intention setting, calling in the elements, and directions, pranayama and appropriately challenging asana (physical practice). Classes are very focused but delivered with a sense of humor. The practice is based upon the yogis who come to class. Dianna checks in to see what the students need each time and crafts her session from there.

INNER LIGHT YOGA

Deaf-Centered Yoga. Class is led in spoken English, and interpreted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Everyone welcome. www.deafinnerlightyoga.weebly.com

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

Intermediate/Advanced is your chance to explore some of the more complex asanas, such as arm balances, inversions, and deeper backbends. We will workshop the more advanced poses. The emphasis of the class will always be movement following breath. Expect to come out of class stronger, more flexible, and glowing with a bit of beauty sweat!

KIDS YOGA

Children from 1st through 5th grade will learn how to focus and center themselves with various breathing and visualization techniques. They will also learn self-respect and respect for others with the practice of fun and challenging poses, partner and group poses, and lots of yoga games.

KUNDALINI YOGA

Kundalini Yoga, the yoga of awareness, consists of simple yoga techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter his or her age or physical ability. It is a complete science that includes breath (pranayam), yoga posture (asana), sound, chanting (mantra), and meditation. It is designed to provide you with the experience of your highest consciousness through the raising of your Kundalini. With Kundalini Yoga you can build a healthy body, develop a balanced mind, make contact with your inner wisdom, as well as, open the door so that you can exceed your full potential. It gives you vitality and health that is your birthright. It makes you radiant, peaceful and strong so that you can meet life’s challenges and excel.

MORNING SADHANA

This practice is a beautiful way to reset your body, mind, and spirit. The Aquarian Sadhana attunes your gunas, your chakras, and your mind to the change of the Age. We will need intuition, stamina, both physical and mental, self-awareness, and a new depth of spiritual experience that can hold our identity in the face of global changes, relentless competition, information overload, and ecological and environmental challenges. The Aquarian Sadhana is practiced by Kundalini Yoga communities across the world. Yogi Bhajan said that group meditation not only adds to individual effort, but multiplies it. We will begin by reciting Japji Sahib, the Song of the Soul. The power of Japji comes from the combination of its sounds, or naad. Sounds have profound effects on the psyche, and when they are arranged in the science of naad, they have very specific transformative power. Yogi Bhajan has taught that by reciting different stanzas—or pauris—of Japji eleven times a day, one can access very specific effects. Reciting the Mool Mantra, for example, gives an experience of the depth and consciousness of your soul and can change your destiny to complete prosperity. Meditation on each of the 40 pauris offers a equally unique, rich and powerful pathways of healing, self-discovery and revelation. Following Japji we will practice a kundalini yoga kriya to energize the body, raise the energy, and balance our chakras in order to prepare us for mediation. The sadhana finishes with the singing of the Aquarian sadhana mantras.

MORNING SOURCE YOGA & MEDITATION

Start your day with some Hatha yoga breath and movement. There is no better way to start your workday than to focus on the source of your strength and integrity by using yoga poses and breath to energize you and ease you into your day, life and work.

Open level 1 practice. Beginners are welcome. As in any class, please let the instructor know if is is your first yoga experience.

MYTHIC LACED FLOW

This open level physical yoga practice led by Angie Campbell, E-RYT, is based on embodying qualities such as courage, compassion, and tenacity from a mythical story told in the first 5 minutes of class. Beginners are welcome. As in any class, please let the instructor know if it is your first yoga experience.

OPEN LEVELS

For those with previous yoga experience, principles of alignment are combined with breath and relaxation techniques to increase strength, flexibility and awareness. Each student’s abilities as well as challenges will be deeply honored, with variations offered to support the different ability levels. Recommended for students with a minimum of six months experience with yoga basics.

HOUR OF POWER (85°)

This hour long class (taught at 85 degrees) is a dynamic class which consists of 30 minutes of nonstop movement (vinyasa) and includes 15 minutes of focused core work. Take an hour out of your day to quiet your mind and strengthen your body. Hour of Power yoga will get you in & out feeling rejuvenated, awakened, refreshed and ready to face your day. Prior yoga experience is recommended.

POWER CORE HOUR (85°)

Take an hour out of your day to quiet the mind and strengthen the body. This vigorous athletic class will emphasize core strength building and flexibility. It is a powerful practice for anyone wishing to challenge the body and free the mind. Classes are taught in a studio heated to approximately 85 degrees.

POWER VINYASA (85°)

A vigorous athletic flow, this dynamic practice is strengthening, detoxifying and deeply re-energizing to all systems of the body. This class has its basics in Ashtanga vinyasa and allows for a joyful free expression along with accessible postures for those who are less flexible. It is a powerful practice for anyone wishing to challenge the body and free the mind! Classes are taught in a studio heated to approximately 85 degrees.

RESTORATIVE YOGA

Restorative yoga helps you achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation by calming the central nervous system. Props are used to support the body in order to hold the poses for a longer time. This practice allows you to go deeper into the body, mind and spirit for a deep healing experience.

SIVANDA (THERAPEUTIC) YOGA

A class based off of a traditional method, within a therapeutic context. This is an all-inclusive class, open to advanced students and beginners.
A focus on the five main points of Sivananda:
– pranayama (breathing exercises)
– diet (vegetarian)
– Vedanta (scripture/spiritual readings)
– exercise (poses/asana)
– meditation and positive thinking

 STRETCH AND RESTORE

A sixty minute class in a warm room, designed to stretch, de-stress and energize with a calm vigor. Postures will target specific areas including the hamstrings and quads, hips, shoulders and chest. Postures will be held for several minutes each, to encourage relaxation and access to deeper tissue. All levels, great start to the week for the “athlete-yogi” in us all!

TRIBAL YOGA

This fusion class combines elements of tribal movement, asana, music, sound, dance, and kundalini yoga to systematically raise the energy through your chakras. Throughout this class we will shake, dance, sing and move beyond any blocks or barriers allowing us to tap into our essence and pure potential.

VINYASA

Based on Ashtanga Yoga, a vigorous flow class combining breath and movement to cleanse and recharge the body and focus the mind in a moving meditation. Ideal for those who enjoy a challenge and wish to gain strength and flexibility.

VITAL VINYASA

Traditional yoga poses infused with spinal spirals, chest and hip circles, lots of core activation, plyometrics and a lot of FUN! This class is intended to be higher intensity, move to the rhythm of the music, (which won’t be your traditional yoga jam :) and get you in touch with your inner warrior.

YIN/VINYASA

Combination class – the first half of the class is a yin practice taken from the Taoist tradition consisting of passive poses held for a time to balance the subtle energy body and create mindfulness. It is followed by an hour of soft vinyasa flow to balance yin and yang energies.

YOGA 101

Yoga 101 is designed for students new or newer to yoga focusing on the basics: combining breath with movement and alignment to create a body aware class. This practice will challenge both the beginner student and seasoned yogi emphasizing that there is no small pose, each pose informs the body and in every detail of every pose lies a gold coin. Yoga 101 will combine breath and movement to create a balanced practice of grounding poses, flow, held poses, breath exercises and rest.

YOGA + POETRY

Yoga + Poetry is an open level alignment-based practice. Each class has a theme supported by poses and poems inviting the student to move and be moved.  I invite you to join me to experience the energy created when a sweet yoga practice meets the heart of poetry. If the word “poetry” scares you, be sure to come!

YOGA BASICS – HATHA

An introduction to Hatha yoga principles of breath, posture, and philosophy. Safety and effectiveness of alignment will be emphasized.  This class is designed as an introduction to the vinyasa yoga practice. Class is slower paced than an open levels yoga class, and focused on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses. Come to learn, play, and maybe even break a sweat in a supportive environment. You don’t need to be able to touch your toes; you just have to be willing to try.

YOGA FOR NEURO HEALTH

Yoga for Neuro Health is a modified class for individuals facing neurological health issues and anyone looking for a slower flow yoga class.  Class will be based on students’ current needs but may include strength and balance work, breath work, meditation, restorative yoga, and longer held stretches.  Students will be encouraged to use props as needed.  Expect to learn some Sanskrit too as you challenge you brain to improve your cognitive skills!  Class is led by Erica Gilbert, RYT-200, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010.


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