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Class Descriptions & Prop Recommendations

Restorative
There is limited movement in this class, instead the students will settle into comfortable reclined postures (usually 3-4 poses within a class period) using the support of props for long-hold times (anywhere from 5-20 minutes). The students will be guided through fundamental breath awareness (pranayama) and meditation (presence). These elements foster a gradual and deep release of physical, emotional and mental tensions.  This class is great for students in all levels of practice, beginner to advanced, who are looking to relax and unwind. Restorative Yoga supports the calming of an agitated mind and heart, those suffering from insomnia or who are feeling generally over-run by a busy schedule.

Gentle Hatha
This class is a slow moving, meditative and calm practice. The gentle movements welcome soft openings and tuning in deeper to the signals of the body. Each class will focus on one particular area of the body. It is perfect for beginners or experienced practitioners wishing to slow down. This class incorporates a therapeutic perspective of Yoga and can support students who are re-entering their practice after a long break or are looking to slow things down and reconnect to the body’s inner wisdom.

Friday Night Reset
This class will start out with a guided meditation to help you move out of your head and into the present moment. We will graduate into slow and gentle movements of particular areas of the body to increase range of motion of a joint and strengthen the surrounding muscles of that joint. We will explore how deep we can go into the body without ever leaving the floor. The class will finish in supported reclined poses, allowing the body to come into a final rest. It offers the ideal transition out of a long week and into a weekend of feeling revitalized.

Body Therapy
This class is really a combination of all the other descriptions. We will take some time opening up the body and eventually moving into strengthening poses.  We will dive deeper into the anatomical alignment of physical posture and the principles of movement. Expect to spend more time in fewer poses by exploring a more intimate understanding of individual alignment. This class welcomes all levels.

Hatha
This class will focus on the basic traditional asanas (physical postures) to be held in accurate alignment. Emphasis is placed on core strength, flexibility and balance as well as concentration and breath control. This class is based on physical postures (asanas), deep breathing, mindfulness and listening to the body. This class is designed to support beginners and experienced practitioners who are interested in specific alignment practices.

Flow
This class will offer a more flowing style of movement, inviting students to focus on synching the breath up with the movement. It is a steady paced class, where attention to transitions from one pose to another will be encouraged. Longer hold times within the poses will be offered to support proper alignment. This class is about stretching and strengthening while moving through a slow rhythm of movement. This class is appropriate for all levels of students.

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