Class Descriptions


All-Levels Flow – Vinyasa (or Flow) combines flowing movement with breath. Inhales and exhales inform the transition from one pose to the next within a series or sequence. After centering and a brief warm up, class will move through sun salutations and multiple dynamic asana types to allow for exploration and connection to breath: standing and seated postures, forward folds, back bends, balance postures, and inversions.  This is a mixed pace Vinyasa practice that will offer both challenge and rest.  Attention will be given to alignment, and props and variations will be offered for both increased and decreased intensity. Prior yoga experience recommended but not required.

Foundations – This class is for those looking for a place to begin, as well as those wanting to deepen their connection to the basics. Foundational postures, breath work, and meditation techniques will be practiced with the goal of nurturing a mind/body connection and encouraging strength, balance, and flexibility. Attention will be paid to safe alignment, and lots of pose variations and props will be offered for exploration. Different styles of yoga will be introduced, and multiple asana (pose) types will be included: standing and seated postures, forward folds, back bends, balance postures, twists, inversions, and restorative postures. No prior yoga experience needed. 

Hatha – A Hatha-style class includes the practice of asana/poses combined with breath work and meditation to nurture both body and mind and encourage strength, balance, and flexibility. Class will include centering, warm-up, and movement through the seven dynamic asana (pose) types: standing and seated postures, forward folds, back bends, balance postures, twists, and inversions. Attention is paid to alignment, and props and variations will be offered for both increased and decreased intensity. No prior yoga experience needed.

Hatha/Vinyasa – This class combines a little bit of Hatha (asana/poses practiced individually with an emphasis on strength, balance, and flexibility) with a little bit of Vinyasa Flow (linking asana/poses together in a sequence sequence of coordinated movement with breath). Class will include centering, warm-up, and movement through the seven dynamic asana (pose) types:  standing and seated postures, forward folds, back bends, balance postures, twists, and inversions. Attention is paid to alignment, and props and variations will be offered for both increased and decreased intensity. No prior yoga experience needed.

La Mer Yoga (Slow Flow & Meditation) – La Mer Yoga is an all-levels class composed of small waves of movement, stillness, and meditation. Cycling through repetitions of dynamic asanas, static asanas, and inward practice allows a comprehensive massage of the body and mind. Returning again and again to brief periods of meditation allows greater access to this state of mind in daily life. Visualization and music are used to inspire the inner life. Stillness and silence bring us to a blissful state of truth in being. Students may at times feel as if they are gently swimming on their mats. Sensing into the body and breath, students are free to experience and digest whatever feelings arise, and hopefully come to a residing place of joy. No prior yoga experience needed. 

Midday Yoga Break A 40-minute practice to break up the day with a bit of movement and breath work. Typically held at noon, the style and intensity of class will be determined based on what the participants are feeling like on any given day. Need to flow? Stretch? Rest? All of the above? Let us know when you come to class!

Morning Meditation & Flow – This is an early AM practice to start your day with movement and mindfulness. Slow Flow coupled with time spent in meditation. Variations and props will be offered. No yoga experience necessary. Class begins at 7:30 a.m. and does require pre-registration.

Powerful Flow A physically dynamic Vinyasa practice to both challenge the body and still the mind. Centering and warm up will be followed by flowing sequences of poses, linking movement with breath and focusing on strength and endurance. Attention will be given to alignment, and props and variations will be offered for both increased and decreased intensity. Prior yoga experience recommended.

Restorative Yoga – Relax deeply in longer held poses, fully supported by props such as blocks, blankets, bolsters, straps, and chairs. Restorative Yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system, also called the rest and digest system, slowing the heart rate, increasing blood flow, and allowing the body to relax, promoting stress relief and healing. This class is all about slowing down, connecting to the breath, and finding rest.

Sivananda – A 90-minute Hatha practice in the classical style of Sivananda. Relaxation and breath work will be followed by Sun Salutations and a specific and consistent asana/posture sequence focusing on strength, flexibility, and balance. Attention on alignment and breath control coupled with both physical challenge and ease. All levels welcome. No prior yoga experience needed.

Slow Flow – Slow Flow is a mindfully-paced Vinyasa practice, combining movement with breath while allowing time in each pose to focus on alignment and exploration. This approach allows newer practitioners to build confidence and familiarity, while giving seasoned yogis space to refine and deepen their practice, providing everyone an opportunity to forge a deeper mind/body connection. Class will begin with centering, breath work, and a brief warm-up before moving through sun salutations and multiple dynamic asana types to both challenge the body and quiet the mind:  standing and seated postures, forward folds, back bends, balance postures, and inversions. Props and variations will be offered for both increased and decreased intensity. No prior yoga experience needed. 

Yin – Yin is the practice of stilling both the body and mind through long held, passive stretches (usually 2-5 minutes), mostly practiced on the floor. Yin targets the connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia), opening up parts of the body that are not often the focus of a more active (or yang) yoga practice. Emphasis will be placed on deep breathing, and various meditation techniques may be used in class. Use of props and modifications will also be offered. No prior yoga experience needed.

Yin & Meditation – A deep-stretching Yin practice with a mental focus on meditation. Team taught by Nicole McLaughlin and Amanda Howland, a variety of meditation techniques will be introduced from week to week, including guided visualization, mantra, breath-focused meditation, and Yoga Nidra (a long-form guided meditation to foster deep relaxation and improved sleep). No prior yoga experience needed.

Yinyasa (Slow Flow & Yin) – This class combines Slow Flow and Yin into one intentional practice. Half the time will be devoted to a mindfully-paced Vinyasa flow, and then class will conclude with a series of longer-held, passive stretches to target the deeper connective tissues (joints, ligaments, fascia). No prior yoga experience needed.

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