Challenging Yoga Classes
Ashtanga Light - With Jack Lynch. This is a challenging power-yoga-based practice which develops strength and endurance. It is based on the classical yoga system as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Class structure will be similar to the primary Ashtanga sequence in terms of tempo and posture progression. Modifications from the classical style will include selected position substitutions, posture variations offered, and alignment considerations. This method produces an intense internal heat and a purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The practice can be both athletic and meditative which results in improved circulation, a light and strong body and a calm mind.
All Levels Vinyasa Flow - With instructors Kristin, Maeve and Melissa. A flowing sequence of stretching, strengthening and energizing postures that links movement with the breath. A seamless link of poses with modifications offered for those looking for less or more impact. Breathing techniques are also explored.
Sacred Power - With John Hauser. This is a class for experienced practitioners who wish to immerse themselves in this demanding Sadhana which combines sun salutation variations with postures held for longer periods to develop strength and effect deep releases. Aggressive stretching of the low back, hamstrings and hips is emphasized and Yin techniques are often incorporated. There is much reference to the ultimate, traditional goal of Yoga - the end of duality and union with the Divine. Healing, meditation and self-improvement are topics of the chosen readings. We welcome all faiths and spiritual persuasions in this class.
Vinyasa Flow - With Loren Hardy. In this fun yet challenging class, you will guided through a series of asana coordinated to the flow of your breath. Standing and seated postures, backbends, hip-openers, and inversions flow together to form a seamless dance-like movement deepening the awareness of your breath. Build some heat, sweat a little, increase body strength, flexibility, and balance, while calming the mind and rejuvenating your whole being.
Powerful Flow - With Kristin Pancavage. Playfully challenge yourself, while building strength and improving your balance and flexibility through fluid, breath-linked movement. This class is a combination of physical postures, breathing techniques, deep relaxation and mental concentration. Appropriate for students of all levels of yoga practice with modifications and variations offered.
Yoga Body Bootcamp - With Annette Guasp. Shake up your asana! This challenging hybrid yoga/bootcamp class is super fun and ever changing. We are expanding our focus beyond yoga postures and introducing new techniques to build strength and stamina. This class will jump start your metabolism boost cardio endurance, bring your yoga asana to challenge your body in a whole new way and tap into your playful spirt. All levels and bodies are welcome to come and explore this fun, funky and uplifting class.
Hatha Vinyasa - With Temple Symonds. Hatha yoga, taken from the words referencing sun and moon, is closely related to vinyasa in two ways: The practice focuses on the asanas (poses) and pranayama (breath work). There may be longer holdings of specific poses to get into those places in the body that don’t get accessed nearly enough in our daily lives. Built around the ancient practice of Sun Salutations, vinyasa classes can be anywhere from gentle to dynamic. In a typical vinyasa class, we will flow to inspiration with many variations of sun salutations including more continuous flow with the option of advanced poses. As always, modifications will be offered and I’ll encourage you to listen to your own body and take care as it feels appropriate.