Students and teacher practice together with accessible alignment principles and biomechanics from which we can be playful, explore creative potential, heal and transform. This class provides a combination of healthy alignment and the freedom to play within familiar and new poses. From beginners to seasoned practitioners, this class hopes to broaden the range of capabilities of each person through the instruction of alignment and breath. This unique class is offered with some yoga philosophy, music, and perhaps some humor!
Classes are open to students of all levels and offer accessible alignment principles and biomechanics from which students can arrive at a deeper understanding of anatomy, posture and intelligent integration of the body. These classes draw from a range of yoga traditions including Anusara, Parayoga, Iyengar and Hatha, with a focus on breath, feeling and longer holds of postures. Each class offers a short workshop-like segment in which specific postures or alignment principles are reviewed in depth. This practice is offered with some yoga philosophy, music, and a very restful savasana.
In restorative yoga, props such as bolsters and blankets are used to fully support the body, allowing it to open slowly and naturally with no effort. Concentration is on the breath, allowing for a deep introspective class which restores energy to the body and calmness to the mind.
In Hatha Yoga, we come into the breath and quiet the mind as we find steadiness in asana and attain increased balance and an enhanced connection to our highest self. Each class provides personal modifications and emphasizes integrating mind, body, energy, and breath–all within a playful, supportive environment. In addition to sequencing for an energetic effect, meditation, pranayama, guided visualization, and mantra are offered in each class.
All levels of practice are welcome.
Yoga Nidra means yogic sleep, but the practice is actually one of awakening in every level of being. This class begins with gentle movements, then a long period spent reclined on the back, where you are guided through a specific form of meditation. Through bringing awareness throughout the body, Yoga Nidra will leave you with a sense of deep calm, quiet and clarity.