Yoga I and Gentle Yoga are both appropriate for beginners as are Meditation, QiGong, Prenatal and Yin Yoga.
Hatha yoga refers to the physical practice of yoga. Our Hatha yoga classes will teach you poses (asanas)that can help balance strength and flexibility. These classes include Gentle Yoga, Yoga I, Yoga II, and Mixed Level Yoga. The teachers give alignment cues to help you learn and enhance the postures for maximum benefit. These classes may have a theme and integrate mindfulness and centering techniques like breath work.
Vinyasa classes move from pose to pose in a fluid way. These classes are faster paced and spend less time on the basics of alignment. It's best to be comfortable in Yoga I or start with our Vinyasa Level I class. If you like to dance and feel the rhythm/movement in your body you may fall in love with Vinyasa Flow! Teachers will often play music during class.
Yin Yoga utilizes modest, longer held floor poses to stimulate joint and tissue spaces. The gentle but consistent stimulation to the connective tissues encourages long-term health and mobility of the joints, calms and recharges the nervous system, and naturally draws the mind inward into a relaxed, meditative state. Yin is yielding, allowing, nourishing, and calming and provides an excellent complement to active yoga practice or other muscular exercise.
Our mediation class begins with light movements to loosen up the body in preparation for the meditative practice. The practice is guided by one of our yoga teachers to help bring you deeper into relaxation and focus. All are welcomed.
Start off the year with greater peace and well-being. Learn the basics of mindfulness meditation and loving-kindness practices -For the first six Tuesdays of 2017, we will review the fundamentals of how-to-meditate during class – the basic practices of awareness and lovingkindness – how the practice is simple, but not easy – how to work with an active mind, strong emotions and sensations – and the importance of self-compassion to free ourselves and cultivate peace. All are welcome.
This class is offered freely on a donation basis*. Your donation is gratefully received and helps cover the cost of rent and pays the teacher so that the practices and teachings of mindfulness can be offered regardless of peoples’ ability to pay.
*Note: if you sign up online you will have to pick from a list of set amounts. Please pay what you can. If you would like to set your own amount come to class and pay at the front desk.
*Please note that if you sign up online you can not edit the cost, but must select $10 $12 or $15. Please call ahead or come to the front desk to select a different amount.