INTRODUCTORY is for the inexperienced and newcomers of all ages, suitable for everyone from children to seniors with emphasis on safety, proper alignment, breathing, stretching, and relaxation. Please check with instructors for more information.
BEGINNING is for first time students and those who are still working with basic postures and breathing techniques.
INTERMEDIATE is for those with more experience. More advanced postures and breathing techniques are integrated.
ADVANCED is for experienced students only.
BREATHWALK is the science of combining specific patterns of breathing synchronized with your walking steps and enhanced with the art of directed, meditative attention. Breathwalk improves your energy level, mood control, refined mental quality and feeling of connectedness. Each class opens with awakeners (breath and movement exercises) then a walk (wear good walking shoes) and closes with stretching and a guided relaxation.
CHANTING! is call and response yoga chants. The chants are short and easy to learn and we will be led by Mari, an accomplished songleader and musician. Chanting benefits our daily lives. It brings healing to our bodies, minds, and souls. Chanting can free our lives from tension and stress and regular use of sacred sounds and intonations uplifts our feelings and enhances creativity.
CREATIVE ENERGY FLOW Embrace your subtle energy flow with a Yin/Yang style yoga practice to open and strengthen the second chakra, Swadhisthana, "the dwelling place of the self”, and a powerful center of creativity. Cultivate compassion toward the self and a joyful awareness of the mind-body connection in this creative energy flow while enhancing strength, flexibility and relaxation in preparation for a nourishing seated meditation. All levels welcome…beginners too.
GENTLE HATHA YOGA this class emphasizes proper alignment, breathing, stretching, and relaxation. This is an ideal way to safely maintain and/or improve your current level of strength and flexibility.
HATHA YOGA is a system of exercises which originated in India several thousand years ago. This class includes postures, stretching, diaphragmatic breathing and relaxation. Its purpose is to bring balance, relaxation, and calmness to the individual. Regular practice can give a person increased vitality and an ongoing sense of well being.
KUNDALINI is a complete yoga practice that creates transformation and establishes an aligned relationship between the body, mind and the soul. Kundalini Yoga facilitates the flow of pranic and spiritual energy, in particular along the spinal energy channels and through the chakras. The use of pranayama, asana, mantra and meditation in class combats the maladies of modern living, helps reduce stress, removes negativity and eliminates depression. Kundalini Yoga's purpose is to extend your awareness in your consciousness so you can have this foundation in experience and a base in positive habits. Then you can smoothly plan your life to any extent you like. The power of Kundalini Yoga lies in the actual experience. It goes right to your heart and extends your consciousness so you may have a wider horizon of grace and of knowing the truth. Ultimately you come to understand your existence in relationship to the Universe and understand you already are, and this brings you to the practical experience of Infinity. You can then radiate creativity and Infinity in all aspects of your daily life. Activate your glandular system, strengthen nervous system, balance emotion and calm mind all at the same time. Connect to your inner being, open your heart and experience levels of self-love, peace and joy like you have never experienced before...
LEVEL 1 / BEGINNING YOGA This is Yoga for students that are looking for a class that emphasizes proper alignment and breathing. This is a moderately paced class designed to build core strength and flexibility. Inspiration for this class comes from a system of yoga founded by John Friend that is called Anusara Yoga. Anusara (A-NU-SAR-A) means “flowing with Grace”, “following your heart”. All hearts are welcome.
MINDFUL HATHA YOGA FLOW Calm the body, clear the mind and lighten the heart by linking a series of asanas (poses) with the breath in a mindfully meditative flow. Cultivate compassion toward the self and a joyful awareness of the mind-body connection by applying yoga philosophy with pranayama (breathing techniques) and gentle/dynamic poses. Build strength and flexibility while enhancing balance and relaxation in preparation for a nourishing seated meditation. All levels welcome.
PRENATAL YOGA provides a nourishing practice that supports health and well being throughout pregnancy and prepares women mentally and physically for childbirth. We begin with a brief meditation and an opportunity for participants to connect with each other, then move through a series of poses and breathing exercises specifically designed to strengthen and stretch the pregnant body and increase body-breath awareness. We close with deep relaxation and visualizations to help women release fear, trust their intuition, and connect with their babies. This practice is suitable for all trimesters and all levels of fitness; no previous yoga experience necessary. See Flyer
RESTORATIVE YOGA You will experience deep release and relaxation in a series of restorative yoga poses. This class is for everyone and is the perfect way to end the workweek and begin the weekend refreshed and de-stressed. See Flyer
VINYASA is a style of yoga in which breath and yoga postures are integrated into flowing movement to increase strength, balance, flexibility and to prepare you for meditation. Class begins with stretching and postures, you will then learn (over a 6 week series) a complete vinyasa, class ends with pranayama and meditation. Beginning and intermediate classes are offered.
YOGA FOR EVERY BODY An introductory level class for those with special health concerns such as injuries, arthritis, joint replacements, difficulty getting to the floor or re-entering an exercise program. The entire class can be done in a chair.
YOGA FOR FERTILITY Yoga for fertility is a unique class designed to calm and heal the body, clear the mind and lighten the heart. This six-week class will focus on safe yoga postures that may improve fertility by increasing blood flow into the pelvis, releasing stress and anxiety and balancing life energy flow in the body. This holistic approach to fertility also includes gentle and dynamic movements that will stretch and strengthen your body along with a focus on deep relaxation, guided visualization and breathing to trigger the relaxation response.
YOGA FOR SCLERODERMA This class is based on the program Kathy developed for people with Scleroderma, but will be appropriate for those seeking to improve mobility limited by other conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. This gentle practice can be done seated in a chair, so will be excellent for persons in wheelchairs. Cost is FREE although donations are accepted - more info
YOGA FOR TEENS Yoga for Teens offers a safe, secure and fun place to move your body, to breathe in life and to sit with calmness. Create space in your mind and body through a series of flowing yoga poses to enhance strength and flexibility, balance, and relaxation. Learn self-reflection and interact with your peers in a supportive environment to nourish your confidence, body appreciation and awareness. No yoga experience is necessary. All levels welcome. Wear comfortable or stretchy clothing (no jeans).
YOGA FOR THE SPECIAL CHILD is designed specifically to benefit children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Disorder, Learning Disabilities and other developmental delays. During the sessions, children will learn a step-by-step integrated system of yoga poses designed to increase cognitive and motor skills. They will also learn specialized breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to improve concentration and reduce hyperactivity. Pre-registration required. Full Detailed Brochure in English / Español