Yoga Awakens Us to a larger life force, to the greater vitality, that wants to live itself through us.
Yoga Class Descriptions
amrita yoga The amrita style of yoga is a form of vinyasa yoga with influences from Ayurveda, physical therapy, neuroscience, yoga philosophy and psychology, pranayama, and mindfulness. The amrita yoga style emphasizes the bio-mechanics of alignment, anatomy, kinesiology, and rehabilitative processes.
amrita yoga is taught in alignment with the rhythms of nature. Ayurveda teaches that our yoga practice should be in harmony with the changing of the seasons as well as the time of day (and your life cycle). We teach to support these natural cycles.
amrita yoga surya These dynamic classes focus on practices that energize, cleanse, promote vitality, build stamina, strength, and resilience. We include sun salutations, vinyasa (vigorous at times), standing poses, arm balances, backbends, and inversions. Students are guided in seasonally-appropriate pranayama practices. Classes will include mindfulness tools and meditation.
amrita yoga surya Level 2-3 For intermediate to advanced students. Asana will include sun salutations, vinyasa, standing poses, independent inversions, arm balances, intermediate backbends, and seated poses that prepare students for meditation. Two years of consistent asana practice recommended.
amrita yoga chandra (morning) This class is great for students who are new to yoga, as well as students who want to reconnect with the basics. In class, we explore beginning poses, alignment principles, and building awareness. The class pace is more reflective. Mindfulness and breathing are woven throughout the practice. Self-study and self-reflection prompts are offered.
amrita yoga chandra (evening) This evening practice prepares your mind and body for rest through a blend of fluid, dynamic movement and restorative postures. We begin with an all-levels, slower-paced vinyasa flow class to move prana - life-force and breath - through your body; removing stagnation and increasing vitality. We wind down our practice with a blend of restorative postures, aimed at cultivating a greater sense of mind/body ease and relaxation.
Integrative Yoga Therapeutics An innovative approach to yoga integrating ancient traditions with contemporary yoga practices. Breaking down posture and movement to support each individual’s needs, we explore the use of props to create access and dissolve resistance through breathing, visualization, and mantra.
Students learn techniques to support their process of acceptance - rather than resistance - listening to their body’s deeper messages. This creates pathways for deep healing, change and transformation. All levels. Those new to yoga encouraged to attend.
Queer+ Yoga Safe, accessible, and inclusive - Queer+ Yoga is a luminous invitation to radical self-acceptance and radiance. The practice of yoga allows us to move past that which only limits our true range of expression. Grounded in mindfulness and focused on alignment, this all-levels flow is for everyone. Join us, in supportive community, as we journey onward to come into the light of our true selves.
Curvy Yoga Curvy Yoga is an empowering yoga class, where bigger-bodied students can practice (re)connecting to themselves! The laid-back atmosphere encourages you to ask questions, explore variations, and learn about movement that fits YOUR body. We are owning our shape unapologetically, and learning to listen to our bodies through movement, breath, and a healthy dose of candidness - we are keeping it real!
This is not watered-down yoga, and there are no assumptions made about your capabilities based on your size or shape. This safe and supportive community teaches you how to work with your body, to appreciate your body, and to see what your body can and was meant to do. This is appropriate for beginner and experienced yogis alike. It is an active - although not vigorous - class, best suited for students who are able to get up and down from the floor with relative ease.
Yin Yoga This all-levels, relaxed floor practice focuses on moving prana - life-force and breath - through areas of our bodies where we tend to hold chronic tension. Passive postures that target shoulders, back, and hips are propped, supported, and held for 45 seconds to 3 minutes. These longer held poses encourage fascial release, increased circulation, and improve joint mobility. A strong emphasis on breath and pranayama practices, aid in reducing anxiety and stress of daily life.
Yoga Nidra The healing power of your subconscious mind awaits you. Join us for a deeply restorative hour- long guided relaxation, where you won't have to move at all. Yoga Nidra is a deeply restful state of being somewhere between sleeping and waking. In this class you will have the opportunity to access the inner wisdom of your own being through guided imagery and visualization. The proven health benefits of Yoga Nidra are numerous. It is highly effective in promoting rest, relaxation and stress relief.
Adaptive Yoga A chair-based practice for students needing to maintain strength and flexibility, develop breath capacity, and cultivate the relaxation response for soothing the systems of the body. Ideal for students with Parkinson’s disease or Multiple Sclerosis. Also suitable from those recovering from injury, surgery, or whiplash.
Yoga & Strength Conditioning A combination of traditional yoga poses and conditioning exercise using exercise balls and thera-bands. Designed for specific conditioning of the stabilizing joints in the body to support rehabilitation from injury and cross-training for athletic pursuits.
Bo Yoga® Bo Yoga® blends the best of yoga, qigong and meditation using a unique prop called a Balance Bar. Bo Yoga is safe, adaptive, gentle and most effective for those over 50 or with some physical challenges. Within just a few weeks of classes, you will be able to do the things you enjoy with less pain, stress or risk. With regular practice you can expect greater strength and flexibility, more energy, a clearer mind and the confidence of knowing how to bring yourself into balance.
Yoga Lab Level 2: For teachers and dedicated students. This class provides a depth of philosophy, structure, + methodology. The practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation are designed for experienced students.
Yoga Lab All Levels: Focused topics weaving together philosophy, structure, and methodology; asana, mindfulness and pranayama.
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