Ashtanga - Led 1/2 Primary Series
This class covers the first half of the Primary Series as taught by Sri K. Patthabi Jois. The sequence is a dynamic flow linking movement and breath that includes sun salutations, standing poses, seated poses, backbending, and inversions. This class generally works up through Navasana and includes a full closing series.While all students are welcome, this class moves at a steady pace so some prior yoga experience is suggested. This class is best suited for folks with some vinyasa or ashtanga yoga experience and fit beginners. Half primary series is a great way to experience traditional ashtanga yoga.
Ashtanga - Led Primary Series
Ashtanga - Led Primary Series is not intended for beginners, but rather for students with an established knowledge of Ashtanga yoga who are familiar with the postures, Sanskrit names, and sequencing. We recommend students new to Ashtanga yoga attend the Mysore class or one of the all-levels classes before attending the led primary series. The idea is that a led class helps clean up the sequence and vinyasa count for folks who practice on their own regularly. Over time we all develop bad habits. This class is a remedy for all of those bad habits. If you are brand new to Ashtanga yoga, the all levels or Mysore classes are without a doubt a more appropriate way to learn the poses safely and correctly. There will no Led Primary Series or Mysore Ashtanga practice on moon days (all other classes are still available)
This class is not intended for beginners, but rather for students with an established knowledge of ashtanga yoga who are familiar with the postures, Sanskrit names, and sequencing. Contact teacher for questions: Amanda Markland firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashtanga Yoga is the ancient system of yoga passed through Krishnamacharya to Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Ashtanga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures---building a sequence that produces intense internal heat and a purifying sweat to detoxify muscles and organs. Beyond a strong, flexible body and calm mind, there are multiple levels of health benefits in this progressive process of building a personal practice. It is intended to eventually be memorized, allowing one to more fully experience the practice as a moving meditation. Students may be practicing at different levels. Beginners are quite welcome in this inspiring, multi-level class environment.
Gentle yoga is structured around rejuvenating and strengthening the body. Yoga props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters, chairs and straps are often used for a safe practice, and allows the body to fully achieve each position comfortably. This class is held at a slower pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing tension from the joints and muscles.
Heated Core Vinyasa
Heated Core vinyasa awakens creativity and inner fire, while building strength and grace. This practice keeps your focus on engaging the core muscles and pulling the energy of the body into the midline. The third chakra is our fire center, the center of both our inner strength and creative energies. A third chakra routine warms the body and energizes the mind. The class will include Sun Salutations, standing poses, twists, backbends and inversions. It will give you a muscle building and body opening workout that meets you right where you are, from beginner to advanced.
An energizing and invigorating class in a slightly heated environment designed to cultivate power throughout your body while opening up areas of tightness such as hips and shoulders. This style of yoga synchronizes breath with movement through an active sequence of poses, and integrates precise attention to alignment and mindfulness meditation.
This class incorporates a series of postures connected by breath and vigorous movement. Class is designed for students to build strength, vitality and full body awareness (even down to the cellular level). Teacher will be focusing on core integration, alignment, balance and a since of ease and comfort within the poses. Class begins heated to 90 degrees and builds along with the energy of the class. We encourage mindful breathing throughout entire class. Our hope is each student leaves this class with a sharper mental focus, physically stronger, emotionally calmer and has a greater awareness of the present moment.
This class is a Power class more challenging than our Hot Yoga or Slow Flow classes. Class incorporates a series of postures connected by breath and vigorous movement. Class is designed for students to build strength, vitality and full body awareness (even down to the cellular level). Teacher will be focusing on core integration, alignment, balance and a since of ease and comfort within the poses. Class begins heated to 90 degrees and builds along with the energy of the class. We encourage mindful breathing throughout entire class. Our hope is each student leaves this class with a sharper mental focus, physically stronger, emotionally calmer and has a greater awareness of the present moment.
Hot Yoga (Vinyasa)
This class incorporates a series of postures in an exceptionally warm studio environment for an invigorating and rejuvenating practice. This flowing sequence of asana is specifically designed to work your body methodically as a means to give attention to each of the internal systems and restore core balance. The intense heat allows students to assume postures more effectively, reduce risk of injury or strain and produces sweat –an important vehicle for toxin release.
Kundalini Yoga - the unitive discipline of the power of awareness and the potential in each individual. Kundalini Yoga is the science of changing and strengthening your radiance to give you an expanded life and greater capacity. It teaches you how strengthen your immune system, vital glands, and nervous system. It increases good circulation and helps you to gain an awareness of the impact of your habits. Kundalini Yoga comes to you as an inheritance, as something already existing. It is a legacy of the love of the soul to experience identity. Appropriate for all levels.
Mysore is an important Ashtanga tradition of personal teaching that helps to deepen one's practice with trust and dedication. Mysore is the city in South India where Ashtanga yoga has been taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his family since the 1930s, continuing this teaching style from his teacher Krishnamacharya. Mysore-style practice is intended for all levels. Students practice their own sequence of asanas at their own pace and the teacher assists by giving hands on guidance, attention and instruction to specific student needs. As this is not a led class, experienced participants practice the sequence from memory. Knowledge of the system of Ashtanga is not required and beginners are quite welcome to attend. Help from the instructor will be given to new students as they memorize the sequence. Mysore is like receiving a private class in a group setting with all levels practicing at their own pace, but at the same time. No Mysore Ashtanga or Led Primary Series classes will take place on moon days (all other classes are still available).
Come experience a radiant pregnancy and prepare for a healthy birth in Prenatal Yoga with Kelly Shull. New students and experienced yoginis alike will enjoy this unique balance between an active and meditative practice. Yoga creates space and ease in the body and connects the heart and mind. Prenatal yoga can also aid in the relief of swollen ankles, lower back pain, sciatica, nausea and depression. Connect with your breath and deepen the bond with your baby and your rapidly changing body by learning to trust your body’s innate wisdom. Prenatal Yoga will provide the calm stillness you desire while building the necessary strength and stamina you will need for your growing belly, birth and motherhood. Pregnancy is a wonderful time to start a yoga practice. You may join in at any point in your pregnancy. Our class schedule is on going, meaning you do not need to sign up for a "session" and therefore can begin anytime. Family, friends and partners are welcome to join in the practice. We have plenty of blocks, blankets and bolsters but you are welcome to bring a pillow from home for a comfy final relaxation.
Power Hour Hot Yoga
T.G.I.F! Start your weekend right with a short, but sweet, potent, heated, vinyasa flow yoga class. Class will begin promptly at 4:30pm and end right at 5:30pm. The class will entail everything you would expect from a 75-90 minute class (centering, breathing, sun salutations, standing/seated/reclined poses and final relaxation), although, paced a bit more quickly.
Class combines flowing movement, pranayama (intentional breathing), meditation, discussion, and therapeutic mobility techniques to tap the linear, circular, and spiral anatomical alignments and energy paths of the body. Practices are conducted with the intent of cultivating and strengthening your life energy, or "prana" in Sanskrit. Philosophical ideas are explored using the practice as a launching point for application in life.
Slow Burn Vinyasa
Slow burn is focused on slowing down movement so one can move deeper in to the muscular system, allowing the student to experience poses for 5-8 breaths. The slow pace builds internal heat and allows you to experience and refine each pose more deeply because the poses are held longer. Emphasis is placed on the breath and relaxing the nervous system in a challenging environment. All levels are welcome.
Slow Flow (Vinyasa)
Slow Flow presents yoga poses in a flowing manner at a comfortable pace. Poses are connected with each other and coordinated with the breath to increase strength, endurance, balance, and inner calm. The practice prepares participants to take on the second part of their day with more energy and awareness. It is an open class, appropriate for beginners and advanced practitioners alike, instructor will often offer opportunities for seasoned students to explore deeper versions of postures.
Stress Relief Yoga
Yoga for Stress Reduction:This class features gentle movement and stretches coordinated with the breath that allow the mind and body to recover from every day stress and strain. The generous use of props (blankets, bolsters, straps) to support the body allows gentle relaxation with gravity, rather than against it. Appropriate for all levels.
Stress Relief Yoga (Adaptive)
Adaptive & Restorative Yoga balances strengthening, flexibility and restoration by using props, such as bolsters and chairs, to support body weight, tone muscles & organs and promote relaxation. Yoga poses appearing unattainable become more possible as the body relaxes or works against the support below. Postures are individualized to meet each student's needs for strengthening, flexibility, pain/illness or injury management and can be used therapeutically. This class is appropriate for all levels of yoga practitioners.
Stress Relief Yoga (Yin)
This class focuses on stillness and deepening into a pose to allow the muscles to relax and the soft tissues to open. Most poses are seated and held between 3 to 5 minutes to allow the body to soften. Yin Yoga is rooted in the Taoist belief that energy (aka "chi") runs through the various meridians housed in our connective tissues and the practice helps release any blockages to allow the energy to flow freely. The generous use of props (blankets, bolsters, straps) to support the body allows gentle relaxation with gravity, rather than against it. Appropriate for all levels.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Poses will flow from one to another in conjunction with the breath. All Levels.
Yoga Beginner Basics
Beginner Basics focuses on teaching basic yoga postures, and healthy alignment. This class is for everybody and every body. All levels, abilities, shapes and sizes are welcome. If you have been wanting to begin a yoga practice to reap all of the health benefits that yoga has to offer...now is the time!
Yoga For Recovery
The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery: The Yoga of 12- Step Recovery uses discussion, asana, pranayama and meditation to explore addiction and recovery within the body/mind continuum. It weaves together the wisdom of yoga and the practical tools of 12-step programs. It is a rich and powerful framework designed to inspire compassionate awareness, change and healing. We meet weekly to use the tools and principles of the 12-step program and yoga to address the physical, mental and spiritual dis-ease of addiction.
Yoga For Runners
Yoga for Runners incorporates yoga poses that stretch tight areas, typically associated with runners (hamstrings / hips...) Class taught for all levels using the breath to flow from one pose to the next (Vinyasa) - building strength, endurance, agility and balance. Class will also include deep stretching on the mat, followed by a brief relaxation to end class. Back on My Feet is a nonprofit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of homeless populations by engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem.