" You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."
“The practice of Zen is forgetting the self in the act of uniting with something.”
– Koun Yamada
Yoga is about being connected, truly focused with your inner divine self. When connected, balance becomes a valuable part of the journey, so the flow can guide you to the next movement, beautifully.
Basic Flow classes guide you slowly through many basic yoga asanas. Focus will be on safety and alignment, and making the beginner more comfortable and familiar with common yoga postures.
Intermediate classes assume a working knowledge of yoga. The class might proceed a little bit quicker than a Basic Flow Class. The teacher will probably demonstrate a little less, and walk around the room offering hands-on adjustments.
Total focus on what is happening in your body and your mind. A more energizing Flow including more challenging asana with arm balances and deep back bends. Including Basics and Intermediate transition postures combined at a faster sequence, repeating, at times 2-3 rounds, holding longer in the asana to engage muscle stability and strength.
Focuses on muscle training and develops physical strength. Practicing Ashtanga rejuvenates your body, making it stronger, toned, more flexible and controlled. The opening series includes lots of contortion-esque poses and many of them require core and arm strength.
Ha = Sun * Tha = Moon
Balancing sun & moon energies in your body
In this class, postures are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body. Breathing techniques and meditation are also integrated. You can expect an emphasis on simplicity, repetition, and ease of movement.
Hatha means ‘force’ and is more traditionally defined as ‘the yoga of force’, or ‘the means of attaining a state of yoga through force’. So Hatha yoga can be considered as anything you might do with the body, including:
asana – postures
pranayama – breathing techniques
mantra – chanting or reciting
mudra – hand gestures
shatkriyas and shatkarmas – cleansing techniques
Meditation types of visualization
Stretches and targets both the deep connective tissues between the muscles, and the fascia throughout the body. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility. When joints are blocked with tension or limited activity, the flow of nutrients and energy through the body is diminished, causing pain and limiting mobility. All levels & beginners definitely can start their yoga journey with Yin Yoga.
In the same way that the body moves through flows of motion and increased flexibility during cycles of traditional yoga, chair yoga implements this practice as well. Almost any traditional yoga pose or move can be replicated and altered to accommodate chair yoga. Along with increased ranges of motion through holding poses on a chair, pranayamas (also known as breathing techniques) are a popular practice within chair yoga and can assist in reducing anxiety, introducing or practicing meditation, and creating spatial awareness.
Chair yoga is an ideal exercise for those suffering from conditions, such as chronic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoporosis, and multiple sclerosis. It may also benefit people over a certain age who have trouble moving through the up and down motions of traditional yoga. Chair yoga allows them to stay stabilized. Yoga offers a myriad of benefits with increased flexibility, weight loss, and an improved mental state. It’s particularly important for elderly people to implement practices such as chair yoga into their routines.
Cardio is defined as any type of exercise that gets your heart rate up and keeps it up for a prolonged period of time. Your respiratory system will start working harder as you begin to breathe faster and more deeply.
Cardio yoga is a popular style of exercise that combines yoga with cardiovascular, or cardio, exercises. It has become increasingly popular among those who enjoy the relaxation benefits of yoga but demand more intensity.
Often, weights will be added for more tone definition workouts.
CHAKRA Yoga & Dance
When our chakras become unaligned the energy in our subtle body becomes imbalanced and can lead to illness. On the same note, when our chakras are too open, then they too fall out of balance.
Each chakra is unique in its energy and how it attributes to spiritual, mental and even physical bodies.
Each Chakra is aligned to areas of our inner being, connecting with our organs, as well correspond with nerve centers in our body, The chakras are also directly correlated with our mental and spiritual health. This is why it’s so important to keep our chakras aligned with one another.
Chakra Dance (TM)
A healing, meditative dance journey through the 7 chakras. Using free flowing movement with specific music from different cultures and guided imagery we dance to connect with our inner and outer world.
(all levels, no experience in dance needed, just an open mind)
The Seven Chakras
Muladhara Chakra (Root Chakra)
Svadhisthana Chakra (Sacral Chakra)
Manipura Chakra (Solar Plexus Chakra)
Anahata Chakra (Heart Chakra)
Vishudda Chakra (Throat Chakra)
Ajna Chakra (Third-Eye Chakra)
Sahaswara Chakra (Crown Chakra)
Yoga & Dance
"Vinyasa" is derived from the Sanskrit term nyasa, which means "to place," and the prefix vi, "in a special way". In the context of yoga, the most common understanding of vinyasa is a flowing sequence of specific asanas coordinated with the movements of the breath.
Healing Benefits of Yoga
Increased Muscle Strength and Tone
Better Quality of Sleep and Mood
Protection from Injury
Improved Respiration, Energy, and Vitality