The absolute beginners class is suitable for beginners and those with some experience, providing a slower paced practice with more description and commentary about each asana, or posture. Breath awareness is also introduced here as well as breathing exercises, foundational poses, sun salutations and relaxation at the end of class. Come learn, play, and maybe even sweat in a supported environment. You do not need to touch your toes- you just have to be willing to try. The teacher will guide through the entire flow.
This class is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. This is a dynamic class based on a set sequence of poses from the Primary Series and led by the instructor. Ashtanga yoga is an in-depth study of the union between mind, body, and spirit. It is a faster paced practice that synchronizes breath and movement to produce an internal heat designed to purify the body.
A relaxing way to move and stretch the body. This class is not a flow, but a continuation of movements. Be prepared to use any and all props and to hold the poses a little longer in order to provide healing for the body and the mind. It helps to eliminate fatigue and stress that result from daily activities. This is the class to take if you are not physically active, if you are recovering from an illness or injury, or to overcome emotional anxiety and depression that may be caused by a traumatic event.
The class goal is to familiarize children with their bodies, incorporating their motor and sensory skills, while increasing their flexibility. Story time comes alive with puppets, songs, and yoga poses. The stories are carefully selected from all around the world to bring connectedness to our beautiful blue planet. Children will also learn how to focus through breathing and relaxation techniques. Class is forty-five minutes.
This class is specifically for students new to Ashtanga. Yogis will learn the principles of correct alignment in sun salutation A, and B, half of the poses from the primary series in standing, and half of the poses from the seated. This is a slower paced class for yogis new to Ashtanga.