All Levels Flow & Flow+
The term vinyasa means "to place with intention." In vinyasa flow classes, we aim to mindfully move in concert with the breath and to engage in sequences that gradually open, strengthen, and stabilize the body. Come expecting to engage basic pranayama (breath) practice in addition to well-rounded, vigorous sequences that include sun salutations, standing poses, balancing poses, backbends, twists, and forward folds. All levels welcome! Familiarity with basic yoga postures is highly recommended, but no experience with vinyasa yoga is necessary.
Our Saturday 90-minute 11:00 AM Flow + is a yoga-inspired class designed for people who are free from injury and are familiar with vinyasa flow-styles of practice. More challenging postures are offered and woven into the fabric of our flow with time devoted to cultivating steadiness and core strength. This class is set to Funk music, is as fun as it is challenging, and ends with a 10-minute savasana (final resting pose).
Mindful Hatha Fusion
This class requires a certain level of mobility as we dive into various postures and asana-vinyasas from standing, seated, prone (on belly) and supine (on back) positions. This includes taking the spine in all directions: forward, backward, side-bending and twists.
Long asymmetrical seated and/or standing asana vinyasa are often incorporated into class, along with an emphasis on standing and squatting poses to ground our energy, taking heat out of the head, neck and shoulders and dropping into our center. Class sometimes ends with a yin- or restorative-focused vinyasa. Either way, your body and soul will be well nourished to take with you on your journey!
Kundalini Flow will begin with a Vinyasa flow sequence to strengthen and stretch the body. The flow sequence is followed by a Kundalini Yoga Kriya and a meditation to strengthen the nervous system and the glandular system in order to assist the rising of our Kundalini energy to discover a deeper awareness within ourselves. Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, is designed to connect the finite with infinity and the experience can be felt in just one class, come explore the infinite universe that lives inside you! This class is designed for all levels of Yogis.
This class blends the feminine flow of spinal waves and graceful transitions with the masculine wisdom of optimal joint alignment and core strength. Attention to alignment sets students up for pain-free living and injury- free yoga. The awareness within the movement honors the science of how the body works while allowing the wild freedom spirit moving through it. On Monday evenings, Julie conducts this class with candlelight & provides space at the end of class for an extended meditation.
Yoga for Everybody
A very down-to-earth yoga class that helps you find and strengthen the many layers of the core and realize your flexibility. Highly instructive and perfect for beginners who are free from injury, options will be offered for different levels so that everyone is practicing in their own best way. Questions as we work through the practice are encouraged.