Yin Yang Yoga Chi
Yin Yoga activity is slow, steady with a sense of core softness and surrender. Yang activity is mobile, builds to an apex before calming down and maintains a core strength that requires appropriate effort. The main difference between these styles of engagement is a matter of degree. How we practice determines whether we target the yin or yang tissues more directly or indirectly. During this hour long class we combine both the yin and the yang aspects in an effort to achieve a well rounded practice.
Mixed Levels with Judy and Holly
Vinyasa Flow Yoga is quite simply linking breath with movement. It is meant to stretch and strengthen muscles while balancing and calming the mind. Traditional yoga poses are used with breath and intention being the foundations of the practice. It is meant to stretch and strengthen muscles while balancing and calming the mind. It is based in the tradition of Ashtanga which, in sanskrit, means ‘eight limbs’. These are the steps and disciplines that one follows in order to purify mind and body. In this class the pace or slower to suit the needs of the student. Proper physical alignment and strengthening of the body are bi-products of a yoga practice. These aid the body in healing itself and help the body recover from injury. The habitual practice of yoga helps also brings about another bi-product that is invaluable, relaxation. It helps to transform the individual by de-stressing both the mind and body and build a personal sense of spirituality thus allowing the practitioner to live at peak health and be at peace on the inside and out.
Hatha Yoga Levels I & II
Hatha Yoga is the most widely practiced form of yoga in the world. Hatha Yoga uses postures (asana) and conscious breathing (Pranayama) in combination with mental focus to develop awareness, strength, flexibility, and relaxation. Flow-Based Hatha Yoga classes sequence movements that "flow" with the breath. This flow-based Hatha Yoga class takes a therapeutic approach which allows you to explore the basic postures, breathing exercises and meditation techniques that make up a solid foundation for the practice of yoga. This class is suitable for all levels of experience. Recommended for those with at least 6 months of yoga experience. This class focuses on vinyasa style yoga (connecting breath to movement) and builds heat, strength and flexibility.