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 in class. .
Power Vinyasa 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.
ANUSARA: A powerful system of yoga in which physical action integrates with inner awareness. Classes can be athletic, centering and calming, energizing and fun. They incorporate sound alignment and uplifting themes. A flow of postures, demonstrations, individual attention and modifications, yoga breathing and meditation are woven together within the expanded connection to self and to life.
ASHTANGA VINYASA 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!
MYSORE-STYLE ASHTANGA: is the same practice as noted in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, but taught as it is in Mysore, India where it comes from, this class is self led following the sequencing of the primary, intermediate or whichever series from this tradition you are currently practicing. Instructor is on hand to help get deeper into poses or to help with ordering of the sequence as needed.
YOGA BASICS: An introduction to Hatha yoga principles of breath, posture, and philosophy. Safety and effectiveness of alignment will be emphasized; introduction to vinyasa may be included. Offered in four to eight week sequential series. NOTE: those students who have completed a previous series may continue to attend these classes on a drop-in basis. This class is offered periodically in a variety of days and times.
KUNDALINI YOGA as taught by Yogi Bhajan is a 5,000-year-old science that combines yoga postures (asanas), movement, sound (mantra), breath (pranayama), mudra (body locks) and meditation into powerful sets, called kriyas, in a precise and intentional manner to affect body, mind and soul. The practice of Kundalini Yoga balances the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system, cultivates energy and vitality, and enhances creative potential. This practice strengthens your connection to your innate intelligence and wisdom, creates inner radiance and peace and provides you with the experience of your highest consciousness. Kundalini is universal and nondenominational. No matter what religious path a person follows, Kundalini Yoga helps you experience your personal beliefs in a deeper, more meaningful manner.
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.
POWER VINYASA: 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.
PILATES FOR YOGA: Pilates for Yoga will emphasize exercises and techniques from the Pilates mat repertoire that support a healthy yoga practice. Pilates is a mind body practice that fosters improved postural alignment, freedom of movement, motor respiratory coordination and psychological well-being. The mat work focuses on core stabilization and spinal articulation; practice increases strength and flexibility and works towards correcting asymmetries to bring the body into balance.
FELDENKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT(R): 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.
STRETCH AND RESTORE: A sixty minute class in a heated (~90 degrees) room, designed to stretch, destress 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!
ALIGN AND FLOW is an open levels class that integrates the principles of alignment into a vinyasa flow practice. This balanced approach to yoga uses the focus of sructural alignment, connection of breath and body and breathing techniques to create a sense of wholeness in the body and mind. This style also allows students to take their practice to the next level and prepares students for more challenging yoga postures.
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.
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 BASICS/GENTLE YOGA: For those new to yoga or those desiring a slower, easier pace. Classes cover use of breath, simple alignment principles, and instruction to the classic foundational postures of yoga. Props such as blankets, blocks, straps and chairs (provided by studio) are often used as a support for the body to learn and relax without over-efforting. Offered in an on-going, drop-in format.
Sticky mats are required for ALL classes. Mats are available for a $1.00 rental fee.
If you are coming to power vinyasa, be prepared to sweat by bringing a bath towel, mat and your own water bottle. A towel is mandatory for power vinyasa classes. Bring your own towel, or borrow one for $1. YogaSource does not sell bottled water but you will want to hydrate during class.