A foundational alignment-based practice from which all levels of yogis can benefit. In this slower paced class yoga postures (asana) are combined with breath awareness (pranayama), energy awareness (bandhas) and meditation techniques enabling students to build strength, flexibility, balance and mental focus. Detailed instructions, modifications, and time are given in this class for students to become familiar with and to deepen their yoga practice.
This class is ideal for beginners as well as experienced students looking for a well-balanced yoga practice.
Deep Meditative Flow (warm, 78 degrees)
Deep Meditative Flow integrates meditation and mindfulness with classical yoga poses while encouraging awareness of breath and body in order to guide one’s attention to the present moment. In this class we will link unhurried breath with movement, intensified by mindfully holding postures for several breaths, awakening your body and clearing your mind. You will explore the sensations and benefits of each pose as you allow yourself to deepen into a stretch or pause in a strength-building pose. Expect deep hip openers, energizing sequences and grateful hearts. An emphasis is placed on self knowledge and self care, as students are encouraged to honor and listen to the wisdom of their own bodies. All levels are welcome, but may be a little challenging for new yoga students.
Interested in yoga for the stretching? Then this class is for you. Lynn will introduce you to basic stretching techniques she’s learning in both Somatic Exercise* and Hatha yoga. All movements are done slowly and gently. With practice you become more aware of your movement patterns which will enable you to gently create more freedom in your body.
*Somatic exercises were developed by Thomas Hanna and are designed to bring awareness to the major muscles, joints, rotations and movement patterns of the body. Exercises are done in 3 parts; gentle and conscious isolation of the muscles and joints in one area, gentle and conscious isolation of the opposing muscles and joints and then combining them together to strengthen the body’s movement patterns.
This class combines gentle conscious movements and classical yoga postures to create an environment for internal exploration. Unwinding chronically tensed muscles, freeing the body and the mind; movement is slow and intentional. This practice is appropriate for beginners as well as seasoned practitioners looking to deepen their internal awareness.
Power Vinyasa (heated, 85 degrees)
Expect a heated and invigorating practice, ample core work, as well as arm balance and inversion options This style of yoga is inspired by the Baptiste Journey Into Power Sequence. Class is heated 80-85 degrees, so be prepared to sweat. We suggest previous yoga experience Adequate hydration before and after is strongly encouraged.
A perfect addition to your busy day; meditation in motion. We will start the class connecting to breath & intention followed by an invigorating flow class that with empower your mind, body & spirit! We will end the class soaking up our practice. This class focuses on inner connection while your body rides your breath. So go with the flow, find your edge & practice at your own pace. All welcome!
Slow Vinyasa Flow
This class is perfect for those students who like a slower paced vinyasa flow! Equal emphasis is placed on proper alignment and positioning, building strength and balance, breathing mindfully, increasing flexibility, strengthening mental focus and relaxing into the moment. Slow Vinyasa Flow is perfect for beginners to become familiar with the postures of the body, as well as advanced practitioners looking to get back to the basics!
Yin Yoga is the perfect compliment to the active “yang” side of a Vinyasa Flow practice. Focusing on the long-held floor postures combined with breath and meditation, yin targets the deep, dense connective tissues of the body ~ often found in the hips, pelvis, lower back and knees ~ as well as the energetic systems of our body. A Yin practice is gentle, yet intense, inviting practitioners not only to surrender to create space in their bodies, but also to observe the subtle shifts as they stay with sensations. This practice will leave you feeling balanced, renewed and restored! All levels welcome!
Heated classes: 80-85 degrees
Warm classes: 78 degrees
Note: When choosing a class please give consideration to your experience. We want you to get the most out of your yoga practice. Please feel free to email the studio at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about any of the classes offered.