Nearly all yoga styles are rooted in Hatha Yoga (yoga’s physical discipline that focuses on developing control of the body through asanas, or poses). In Sanskrit, ha represents sun and tha represents moon. Hatha represents the duality in life — yin and yang, masculine and feminine, darkness and light. It leads the way to balancing these opposing forces; it is the yoga of physical well-being.
While all yoga styles bring balance and harmony to the body, mind, and spirit, they go about it in various ways. They may differ in how asanas are done and where they focus the attention (on mastering and holding the posture, on strict alignment, on breathing, or on the flow of movement). Some will use props; others will crank up the temperature and go for the sweat. No one style is better than another; it is simply a matter of personal preference. For best results, find an instructor that you can relate to and a style that furthers your own personal growth and you’ll be well on your way to bringing harmony to your life!
Gentle Fundamental Hatha Class is the basic Yoga Class, suitable for all students including Pre-Natal. Taught in a comfortable temperature of 80 degrees, this class is designed to build strength and flexibility in a gentle way. You’ll revitalize your body, relax your mind, increase energy, and reduce stress. This class is great for beginners, people with back, joint, or heart problems, or even experienced students who occasionally want a slower-paced, less strenuous class. This class will also nourish expectant mothers during their magical journey. It will help alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica. This class is appropriate for everyone, including seniors and those with limited movement.
(Challenge Level I)
Gentle Fundamental Hatha 85* Class is a continuation of the Gentle Fundamental Hatha class. In this class, we will experience a small amount if temperature increase (85 degrees). This will allow your muscles to stretch a bit more easily and allow your joints to be more flexible. You will begin to experience the benefits of temperature without making the jump to a Warm or Hot class.
(Challenge Level II)
The Vinyasa Flow class will challenge you to step up your practice. Your muscles will stretch as you hold postures longer, which will help to create a supple and toned body. We will work on an increased focus on breath control. It’s soft and smooth but always challenging. Water class is an awakening, mindful class. Excellent for developing grace, flexibility, core strength, balance, muscular strength and stress reduction. Appropriate for students of all levels as modifications and embellishments will be offered by the teacher accordingly.
(Challenge Level II)
The Warm Vinyasa Flow – 95* class will begin your journey into mindful movement. Step into our 95-degree studio to sweat, detox and flow. The sequencing of this class incorporates traditional hot yoga poses, strength poses and inversions. You will learn to ground yourself in each pose, stimulating your mind and restoring your body. You will leave class feeling cleansed and renewed.
(Challenge Level III)
The Hot Vinyasa Flow – 100* class will challenge even the advanced student without being overwhelming for the not-so-advanced. Hot temperature (100 degrees) will bring new meaning to sweat and detoxification. The sequencing of this class incorporates traditional hot yoga poses, strength poses and inversions. Hot yoga teaches you to ground yourself in each pose, stimulating your mind and restoring your body. You will leave class feeling cleansed and renewed.
(Challenge Level IV)
For a true challenge, try a Power Yoga for Strength Building Class. A strong, dynamic class integrating deep, long holds, and bringing attention to breath. This class challenges body and mind, builds core power, ignites internal heat, promotes a cleansing sweat, and offers the opportunity for deep healing and release.
(Challenge Level IV)