Yoga is an energizing practice great for cardiovascular health and overall strength. In our different Yoga classes, we focus on strengthening not only your abdominal muscles, but your back muscles as well. It is very important to have a strong core to achieve good posture and overall energy. Yoga will teach you to control the energy in your body to gain strength. Yoga classes may also include balancing poses as well as inversions.
Gentle Yoga: Work into poses that gently warm up the body and release tension through longer holding stretches and focus on breath. This class is appropriate for all levels of yoga experience and physical fitness and is accompanied with instrumental music.
Core/Power Vinyasa Yoga: An energetic, advanced yoga class combining the flow of Vinyasa and various poses to challenge and strengthen the core and upper body. Creating strength through numerous variations of Sun Salutations (and many chaturangas!), this faster paced practice will help you find greater grace through movement. Long-held single leg balances, inversions, and arm balances are almost always part of the flow.
Vinyasa Yoga: An intermediate, energetic flow yoga that works with the body and breath, building strength and flexibility through Sun Salutations and classic, foundational postures.
Pop Pilates: Classic mat Pilates moves set to pop music for a fast-moving workout. Come ready to challenge your mind and your body as you build body awareness, flexibility, core and overall strength.
Yoga Fusion: A full hour fusion of tai chi, yoga, and Pilates set to popular music. The poses and movement are designed to warm the body through movement and breath, strengthen all major muscle groups, all while improving posture, balance, and flexibility. The class will conclude with a gentle guided meditation.
Yin Yoga: Yin yoga is a more passive form of yoga where poses are held for 3-5 minutes per side. This allows the stretch to go beyond the muscles and go into the deeper connective tissues, fascia, ligaments, etc. This is not a regularly-scheduled class; watch the schedule for special editions of Yin Yoga!
For all Yoga and Pilates classes, please wear clothing that is close fitting without being constricting to allow the teacher to see your movements. Yoga mats are available at the Studio to buy or borrow, or bring your own.