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Yoga

Yoga Basics

Class is geared toward a basic yoga practice.  Gentle warm up stretches and then move on to a very simple sun salutation, some standing poses, and then a cool down with a restorative pose and savasana.  Teacher will guide students to align their bone structure and use their muscles efficiently.  There is a focus on subtle alignment and breath work throughout class. 

Active Yoga

A vigorous class incorporating Ashtanga, Iyengar and flow. Based on the classic “sun salutation” series of yoga postures. Not appropriate for individuals with back problems, or a low level of fitness.

Iyengar Yoga

Class focuses on learning the foundation of a basic asana practice using a combination of standing poses, forward bends, back bends, twists as well as breath awareness. Expect an emphasis on the details and alignment in postures. The particular sequence of the poses in class is unique to each class and to each teacher. This is not a flow style practice. Yoga props, developed by B.K.S. Iyengar, are used to teach the students to do the poses safely and with understanding. Students come in and out of the poses and often will take a resting pose in between. All the while enjoying the process of opening up the hamstrings, shoulders, hips and spine as well as beginning to learn upside- down postures (Inversions).

Pranayama

Yoga breathing techniques that develop deeper breathing strengthen the immune system and induce relaxation. All levels welcome.

Restorative Yoga

A class that includes longer held postures, supported by yoga props, which give the nervous system a chance to relax from the frenzied pace of urban life.  In this class we practice letting go, focusing inward, and stilling our minds.  Often the last 20 minutes of class are devoted to the practice of yoga nidra, a guided relaxation in extended savasana which will bring the student to profound levels of physical, mental, and emotional relaxation.

Yoga Asana

Intermediate and advanced level yoga exercises with an emphasis on strength, balance, endurance, flexibility, and relaxation required for difficult poses. Classes may include a flowing sequence (vinyasa). Classes have a basis in the B. K. S. Iyengar tradition.

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