Class Styles

Our class levels are notated by the following symbols (same as the ski resorts)

Green circle- Beginner level (no yoga experience required)
Blue square- Intermediate (yoga experience helpful, so you have the body awareness to know your physical limitations)
Black diamond- Advanced (talk to a teacher before joining)

Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga is 26 postures, 2 breathing exercises, performed in a room heated to 95 degrees F and 40% relative humidity, for 90 minutes. The traditional set of postures was created by Bikram Choudhury. Through consistent (at least three times per week) and mindful practice, this style improves one’s both physical and mental strength. The class is suitable for a person new to yoga, but still challenging enough for one to improve their practice for years to come.

 
Express Hot Yoga

This is the exact same sequence of postures as the Bikram Yoga class above- the only difference is that only one set of each posture is performed in just 60 minutes (as opposed to 90 mintues). Perfect for those with time constraints, or beginners who are building up their stamina and endurance.

 

Ashtanga Flow

is a 75 minute series of postures based on a modification of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga primary series that renews energy and vitality in the body. Developed by K. Pattabhi Jois, Ashtanga is physically challenging and creates a feel-good experience which opens the body and clears the mind. Some yoga experience helpful. All levels welcome.

 

Vinyasa

 is a 75 or 90-minute flow-based class done in a heated room (90 F ) to warm the body and promote a detoxifying sweat. Linking breath and movement, flowing energy, and incorporating sun salutations, this class is both challenging and nurturing. Some yoga experience helpful. All levels welcome.

 

Hatha Flow

Hatha Flow is a system of continuous sequencing of therapeutic yoga poses designed to help heal and repair the body. A natural progression from Hatha Therapeutic Flow, this class is dynamic, yet still appropriate for all levels, including beginners. Build and improve core strength, flexibility and stamina. Taught with alignment principles that bring harmony and synergy into the body, we move through a flow of postures linked by breath and attention to detail for alignment, which supports holistic biomechanics.

This class is multi-level, with options, variations, and modifications given for beginners to advanced yogis. Not hot yoga; the room will be around 74 degrees (not 95 degrees). We equalize poses with strength and flexibility, effort and surrender. A balance of these contrasts are necessary components to a beneficial, integrated practice.

 

Gentle Yoga

Experience a gentle flowing yoga practice offering breathing techniques, stretching, and gentle transitions for increased balance, flexibility, and strength. This calming sequence combines breath with movement into revitalizing postures culminating in relaxation, reduced stress, and an invigorated spirit. Modifications and proper alignment of classic yoga postures (asanas), are offered for students of all ages, abilities, and physicalities. This class is practiced at room temperature, around 74 degrees.

 

Hatha Therapeutic Flow

Join us in a practice which heals, repairs, and strengthens the body. We move through systematically designed sequence of therapeutic yoga poses with a focus on your optimal blueprint for health. Regardless of the level of your yoga practice, this attention to holistic biomechanics encourages harmony throughout the body. Improve and build core strength, flexibility and stamina.

A flowing, continuous sequence is linked together by breath, pranayama, and moving meditation, to create a smooth transition from one posture into another. This class is multi-level, with options, variations, and modifications given for beginners to more experienced yogis, allowing you to choose to either soften, or intensify the poses. Not hot yoga; the room will be around 74 degrees (not 95 degrees). Relieve tension and stress to connect with your whole being in peace and relaxation.

 

Yin/Yang Yoga
Balance your Yang physical practice with Yin Yoga. In this practice, we will address the development of core strength and muscle mobility, by moving through repetitive movements like Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar) to increase the fluid content in the tissues and develop an alert focus on Ujjayi breathing. Next, we will focus on increasing the elasticity of the myofascial tissue, with longer held stretches, thereby, increasing flexibility, boosting the immune system, calming the nervous system, and regulating hormones. Our practice will conclude meditation. This class is the perfect complement to all of styles of your yogic practice, and is intended for all levels. Whether you are a beginning yogi, or an expert practitioner, this class is just right to balance your week-end activities and get you inspired for the week to come.

 

Restorative Yin Yoga
Unwind and release tension with a soft Yin practice. Yin yoga works deeply into the connective tissues (ligaments, tendons, cartilage and fascia), in order to heal joints and increase flexibility. Positions are held for a longer period of time. This practice includes shoulder openers, postures that lengthen the muscles surrounding hips, pelvis, lower back, twists and long holds on forward bends to restore energy and calm the nervous system. When we hold onto tightness in our body, this only increases the body’s stress response. The essence of a Yin class is to release effort and to surrender: opening up and letting go shifts the stress loop so that we experience a free flow of life-force or prana throughout the body. This is a room temperature class.

 
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