Sunday Morning Flow (New!)
Ease into your Sunday morning with Michelle. Flow through Sun Salutations and variations. Wonderful overall flow based class for all levels. This class is designed to gently awaken, energize, and integrate the mind, body, and spirit. It is taught in the Vinyasa Flow style, offering dynamic movement with and between poses that generates internal warmth and helps the body to more naturally open. Leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and energized. Appropriate for all levels.
Vinyasa Level 1 + Meditation
This class is open to beginners as well as experienced practitioners who want a light to moderate flow practice. We'll be focusing on the fundamentals of breathing techniques, safe transitions and alignment. A special time for guided meditation is emphasized in every practice. Open to beginners.
Vinyasa Level 2 + Mediation
A vigorous flowing class with focusing on breath during arm balances, inversions, backbends, and postural balance. Minimum of one year of Vinyasa practice is recommended. Closing the practice with guided meditation and Nidra in every practice.
A dynamic, moderately paced practice centered on the coordination of breathe and movement. Option for increasing or decreasing intensity are suggested throughout class, and use of props and modifications encouraged. Expect to sweat.
All Levels Vinyasa Flow
Here we move from steadily pose to pose in coordination with the breath, gradually building deeper internal warmth as we explore a variety of Sun Salutations, Standing Poses, Core Integration practices, Backbends, Twists, Forward Bends, Hip Openers and Inversions. Usually set to lively yet soothing background music, these classes offer a vigorous yet sustainable approach to Hatha yoga in which every part of the body is awakened, purified, tonified and brought into greater balance.
Using the breath as the object of meditation, this class explores the intricacies of simple yoga postures and their foundational elements. With longer holds and a moderate pace, this practice is appropriate for all levels.
A slower paced, deep exploration into our tension patterns accumulated over the week, this class is a mix of active, flowing sequences and more passive, restorative release.
Open to beginners as well as experienced students who want a moderately paced class. Most Level 1 and Level 1-2 classes are taught in the Vinyasa Flow style, offering dynamic movement with and between poses that generates internal warmth and helps the body to more naturally open. These classes focus on the fundamentals of basic poses, offering a well-rounded class emphasizing safe alignment, breathing techniques, and the gradual development of greater flexibility, strength and balance.
These classes are designed for physically fit students who want to develop a deep yoga practice involving deep strength and flexibility. Each classes offers a variety of relatively challenging poses, sequences and breathing techniques. These classes are taught in the Vinyasa Flow style, offering dynamic movement with and between poses that generates internal warmth and helps the body to more naturally open. Comeexpecting poses, sequences and variations that require moderate strength and flexibility.
A vigorous, meditative flowing class with a focus on strength building, mental focus, and postural balance. Minimum of 3 months of steady vinyasa practice recommended. Offered Monday evenings 5:45-7:15 pm.
This class offers creative sequencing based off traditional vinyasa flow sequencing. The traditional standing poses will have added movements (twists, heart-openers, hinges etc) to challenge balance and light up different areas of the body. Transitions between postures will be unique, fluid and graceful, each being clearly developed and added to over time while the body is prepared and warmed up. Stretches will be precise, targeting different lines of the body not regularly accessed. After 45 mins of flow, expect a relaxing, juicy hip & heart-opening end before your blissful Savasana. All levels are welcome.
Set to a fun & “moving” playlist.
Yin & Restorative Yoga with Gong Meditation
A passive practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes, accessing deeper layers of fascia. It encourages the flow of Prana (chi energy) throughout the entire mind/body/spirit complex. Following the muscular relaxation, we will move into full Restorative poses with the continued use of props (blankets, bolsters, blocks, and sand bags) to further the release and restoration process for the mind and spirit. Calming breathing techniques, gentle guided relaxation instructions and focus on letting go and feeling the experience provide a safe and nurturing experience. We will end the class with a Gong sound bath to smooth out any remaining tensions to help you feel renewed, recharged, and deeply relaxed. Feel the stress, tension and restless mind release. Please join us for this unique and nourishing class. Offered Wednesday evenings, 7:30-8:45 pm.
Gentle Yoga is a good choice for everyone interested in exploring a less strenuous practice including beginning students and those who might have some physical limitations. Standard postures (asanas) are taught at a relaxed pace with options, modifications and use of props. Emphasis is on safe and effective alignment as well as breath awareness, mindfulness and relaxation. You will build strength, increase flexibility and balance, and enhance your well being.
Gentle Yoga 1
This class is suitable for continuing students as well as beginners. Stretching while connecting breath with movements and stillness makes this a mindful, introspective practice. Options for increasing or decreasing intensity are suggested throughout class. Props are available to modify and support alignment. The benefits include increased strength, flexibility, balance, awareness and inner peace.
This quiet, meditative practice focuses on the passive holding of postures for longer periods of time (3 to 5 minutes). Through deep relaxation, we release deeply held tension in the muscles and connective tissue, encouraging the free flow of energy in the body. Longer holds and focused breathing give the bodymind time to slow down and drop into stillness, cultivating a meditative component of practice. This class is a wonderful compliment to a Vinyasa practice, running, cycling or other activities. All levels are welcome.
Yoga Basics Flow
This class is appropriate for beginning to advanced students who want to focus more on movement, technique and alignment. A wide yet balanced selection of postures allows you to explore new movements and provides the option to challenge your limits. The themes and alignment presented allow you to leave each class with a new awareness that you can use on and off the mat. This class is a great way to get to know your body.
Candlelit Yin Restore
Relax & Restore – In this class you will relax and restore your entire being. This meditative practice focuses on the passive holding of postures for longer periods of time (3 to 5 minutes). Through deep relaxation, we release deeply held tension in the muscles and connective tissue, encouraging the free flow of energy in the body. Longer holds and focused breathing give the bodymind time to slow down and drop into stillness, cultivating a meditative component of practice. This class is a wonderful compliment to a Vinyasa practice, running, cycling or other activities. All levels are welcome. Come to a room filled with candles and beautiful music.
We all come to yoga somewhat uniquely, with different lifestyles, intentions, and conditions. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, we offer a wide variety of classes! They vary in length, intensity, and style.