Anusara is an alignment-focused yoga practice The primary emphasis is on “heart opening” postures, and spiritual aspects of the yoga traditions are celebrated.
Power Vinyasa incorporates vigorous sequencing and fluid movements to promote strength, flexibility, balance, breath control, and mental focus. Power Vinyasa at this studio is recommended for experienced practitioners or proficient athletes.
Vinyasa classes fuse movement with breath. Slowly flowing sequences of yoga poses are taught with an emphasis on healthy alignment and safe transitions.
Kundalini yoga combines breath control, postures, meditation, and focal points in order to balance the mental, physical, and subtle energies. It is a revelatory tool in the search for healing, creativity, and spiritual awakening.
Pilates is a methodological system of body balancing and core strengthening. Its breath-guided exercises enhance uniform development of muscles, spinal elongation, and coordination of movement in all planes.
Spring equipment is added to traditional Pilates exercises to both support and provide resistance to the movements. The added challenge promotes leg strength, upper body power, spinal mobility and stability, and core integrity.
Yin yoga incorporates very long holds in postures so that practitioners may move into them more deeply. It encourages mobility in the dense connective tissues of the body, such as those in the hips and pelvis, and girds basic integrity in the core. It promotes resilience and quietude.
In restorative yoga, the body is supported in comfortable positions with blankets and bolsters so that the nervous system can shift into a deep relaxation, fostering the healing of body and mind.
Traditionally, Hatha yoga describes all of the physical practices of yoga. In recent years, Hatha has come to refer to a style of yoga that puts instructional emphasis on the balance between postural strength and ease rather than on flowing movements between postures.
Iyengar yoga places great focus on the precise details of alignment in the poses and uses props like blocks, blankets, and bolsters to support that alignment. Often, long holds in the poses are offered to maximize the benefits of the poses.
In yoga, alignment refers to the structural positioning of the bones and relative space within the body. By focusing on healthy alignment in a yoga pose, practitioners can relieve pain, gain core strength and flexibility, and enhance their mental focus.
Prolonged concentration with the aim of deepening self-awareness.
Mindfulness, a form of meditation, is the practice of a relaxed engagement with what is occurring in the present moment. During yoga movements, sitting with closed eyes, or while living everyday life, the practice of this kind of meditative awareness has the potential to yield sustainable contentment.
With roots in Chinese medicine and martial arts, Qigong is a potent form of meditative movement that incorporates standing poses and breath-work to balance subtle energy. This is an excellent practice for students of all levels, as the simple exercises engage both body and mind.
Subtle energy designates the universal connective force running within and between all things. Aspects of subtle energy have been variously identified as Qi, Prana, breath, Tao, and Kundalini.
Core is a modern term that typically describes the abdominal muscles as they effect the lower back and pelvis. However, muscles that engage to stabilize the bones in healthy alignment (the actual core muscles) can be found anywhere in the body. Ultimately, “core” may designate any deep fibers that we awaken to bring greater ease not only to our yoga poses, but also to the movements of our daily lives.
These types of yoga hold a focus on nurturing and supportive practices for women transitioning into motherhood.
The Yoga Wall ® is a system of inversion slings, springs, ropes, and ballet bars that enhance the practice of yoga, Pilates, and other forms of movement. The wall enables a student to hold poses longer, touch deeper ranges of motion safely, learn new pathways of muscle dynamics, and progress into difficult poses with support.
Yoga Nidra refers to the sleep-like state of supremely peaceful meditation. Classes focused on this potential are slow and gentle, leading practitioners toward the deepest possible state of relaxation through restorative poses and guided imagery.
Prana Flow is a creative approach to Vinyasa yoga, where students are invited to align themselves with Prana, or the universal source of breath, life-energy, and conscious intelligence. Classes incorporate dynamic movements, music, sound, and visual experiences to connect one with a vitality of being.
A system of healing movement practice based on developmental sequencing similar to the processes from birth to walking. By revisiting these movements as an adult, some of the benefits you will gain are increased flexibility, better quality of movement, improved spinal alignment, and enhanced mental focus.