class descriptions

 

Vinyasa Flow: a dynamic sequence of sun salutations and traditional hatha yoga poses linked by breath. It integrates awareness, alignment, balance, strength, flexibility and grace. This quintessential yoga practice evolved from the teachings of Sri T. Krisnamarchya whose students head the 3 main forms of classical yoga taught today: Asthanga Vinyasa Yoga (Pattabhi Jois), Iyengar Yoga (BKS Iyengar ), Viniyoga (TKV Desikachar).

Yin: Yin Yoga is the relaxed practice of floor postures for three to five minutes at a time. A Yin practice emphasizes the connective tissues of the hips, thighs, pelvis and lower spine. It prepares the body and mind for longer meditation practices. By drawing the student’s awareness away from the muscles and deeper into the bones a deep level of relaxed focus is achieved.

Yin/Yang: Yin features seated and reclining poses passively held 3-5 minutes and focuses on releasing deep connective tissue; this approach marries asana and meditation to create a very deep and quiet practice, suitable for all levels; Yang refers to vinyasa (flow); Half of class is devoted to each style.

Meditation & Dharma: Meditation and short reflection offered by the Monks of the Pacific Hermitage; see www.pacifichermitage.org for information about the monks; Freely offered.

Vinyasa Flow Donation: donations appreciated

The Core:  10 to 15 minutes active warmup, 25 to 30 minutes of core work combining bracing/stabilization and movement, all based on Sports Science and Yoga Science, 15 minutes Yoga cool down, with long held passive stretches.

Yoga for Seniors 55+: Gentle, therapeutic yoga, meditation and movement; focus on stretching, coordinating breath and movement, and developing present moment awareness within our practice.

Sweat Your Prayers: life in motion through dance.

Cardio Pilates:  The strength and flexibility of your body elevates your mind and spirit. Pilates is the core of this class and you’ll play with resistance bands, magic circles, balls, and High Intensity Interval Training for a workout that builds balance throughout your being.

Power Vinyasa:  this class is an inspired Journey into Power, created by Baron Baptiste.  You will flow, sweat, strengthen and breathe, as we move through an hour of power yoga flow. All levels are welcome as this class allows you to work at your own level, while incorporating variations and modifications.

Barre: This class highlights the best of Pilates and Barre and is choreographed to music to challenge your whole body with center floor core moves and using light hand weights. With Caroline’s long time Pilates background and instruction she naturally brings practical application and focused awareness of working from your center. This workout can be intense! You are encouraged to join no matter your skill or fitness level as you can work within your own range of motion.

T3 Fitness: Cardio, Strength & Yoga. A class that combines all three disciplines into one format. Uses the science of periodization, a type of training that many pro, Olympians, and collegiate level athletes have been using for decades to stay in the game, avoiding injuries and over-training. Over the course of six weeks, we cycle through the following three phases. Phase 1 has an emphasis on endurance, balance & stabilization. Phase 2 advances to strength. Phase 3 is a power focus, moving rapidly with grace & precision.

Hatha:  Mindfulness and breath combined with slow and steady traditional poses.

Yoga Fundamentals:  LEARN OR REFRESH THE BASICS. This class is for introducing new students to the fundamental aspects of a yoga practice. practice. Inviting all levels of students to revisit the precision and alignment of common asanas (postures). Breathing techniques, yoga lingo, how to’s and why’s… will be taught in this class. We will move at a slower pace with longer holds to help develop strength, flexibility and awareness. There will be time for students to ask questions and discuss how yoga translates off the mat.

Restorative :  This evening of restorative yoga and guided relaxation is designed to calm your nervous system to take you into a deep state of relaxation.  it may lead to a night of rejuvenating sleep.

Teen Yoga:  A calming, stress-relieving yoga class with an emphasis on the breath and the body, attention to alignment and mindfulness.  Classes designed to help with strengthening, flexibility and to find comfort in your body

Chakra Yoga Series: Learn about subtle energy, how each of the chakras influence us and how we can influence them! Explore different yoga postures, related to each chakra and learn about different foods and essential oils that help promote balance within our subtle body.

Gentle Vinyasa: A slower paced vinyasa flow, with gentle movements and longer holds.