This practical approach to effectively handling back pain is done through gentle yoga postures,
exercise routines, relaxation techniques, and breath work.
With the proper balance of spinal movement in all directions and avoiding postural positions
that are harmful to the back such as improper sitting, bending, and lifting.
Applying these principles will assist you in strengthening and overcoming pain in:
- The lower back
- Shoulder and neck
- Upper and mid back
- Spinal area and sciatica
Wear loose and comfortable clothing.
Movement naturally lubricates the spinal column.
Be prepared to move, stretch, and breathe.
Chair yoga benefits those who have a physical condition that requires them to exercise
on a chair such as arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, MS,
Parkinsons disease, osteoporosis or stroke.
Chair yoga is an excellent form of yoga and exercise for those who just do not want to get down
on the floor, yet desire the same results and benefits of traditional yoga.
flow classes combine postures, breath work, inner focus and
personal awareness. Classes explore the release of blocked
energy and the integration of breath and motion. The Kripalu
experience is centered upon knowing the body while achieving
balance of mind. Music may be used to enhance the flow of
Stretch class is a gentle practice that allows the body to
open at its own pace. Using props for support, we hold
poses without effort or force. Deeply relaxing, students
leave with an expanded awareness of their bodies' unique
holding patterns which have been released to achieve a
sanctuary of tranquillity within. Music may be used to
enhance the flow of the class.
Level of Intensity = mild
“Being at home in ourselves”
Applying the Buddhist techniques of watching the mind, recognizing our habits, and opening our hearts,
while cultivating inner and outer awareness.
This hour long meditation practice brings the practioner to a deeper,
fuller understanding of the “being at home in ourselves”.
Each session will include short readings from selected teachers such as
Tich Nat Hahn, Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein,
Pema Chodron & Charlotte Joko-Beck to name a few.
The studio has many pillows, chairs,
a few meditation benches & yoga bolsters for your comfort.
Please bring whatever you are most comfortable with.
Come to the studio 15 minutes early for a yoga stretch.
This class is an intermediate approach to the full Primary Series Astanga class.
We will explore sun salutes, standing and seated poses
in a flowing style connecting movement and breath.
This energetic practice will bring up heat, encourage deep breathing and allow you
to slow down and listen to your body.
You will be instructed how to adapt yoga postures to suit your bodies needs.
Find deep relaxation and peace of mind with this ancient approach to balancing effort with surrender.
Level of Intensity = moderate
In this class you will be practicing postures that are specifically designed to comfort,
stretch, and strengthen you through the three stages of pregnancy
while ultimatly preparing you for childbirth.
Focus on breath and guided visualization will help you move more easily into your postures.
A relaxing, comfortable state of being is achieved as you bring your body, mind & spirit into harmony.
The true power of yoga lies in letting go of control and honoring where you are in each moment.
To move gently towards your breath and have the patience to be transformed.
This power yoga class allows you to discover the deeper truths that are revealed. You will experience:
These practice sessions will guide you gently and masterfully into graceful movement.
Jack will help you experience the tremendous depth of these ancient practices
and give you tools to care for your body, maintain balance in your mind, and grow in spirit.
In harmony with breath and movement, Tai Chi will awaken the spirited energy within you
and help you express yourself with effortless power.
Tai Chi is a spiritual art that will help you to be still as a mountain,
to move like a river, and to reflect like a tranquil lake.
moderately paced classes with their own unique style and
expression pulling from a wide range of studies and
influences. Classes explore different aspects of asana
practice through dynamic sequences of postures and the
linking of breath to movement. Music may be used to enhance
the flow of the class.
Level of Intensity = moderate
Fit To Be Tied Yoga
Aerial Yoga - This style of is done in a soft fabric hammock elevated above the ground
about 3 or 4 feet. In contrast to a traditional yoga class where we use strength to hold our poses,
aerial yoga is about learning how to let go within the posture.
The hammock is used to make
inversions more accessible by alleviating back and neck
compression. It also aligns the spine and decompresses the
joints of the body.
Aerial classes combine elements of yoga, aerobics, pilates, and acrobatics to produce
an entirely new spin on the physical aspects of yoga postures.
The hammock differs from traditionally utilized props in that the entire class is practiced in tandem with the swing. From the start of class to relaxation, the hammocks are props that are never put away,
all of the poses in an aerial yoga class are modified to include the support of the swing.
What an authentic exploration of Leela this practice could be! In Sanskrit, Leela is the universal play
of consciousness, that aspect of joyful abandon that lies in each and every situation, the game of life.
In fact, Leela is life itself free of all constraints, limitations and illusions. It is the field in which we play out our roles in life to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and our purpose. Sometimes we struggle
to find the freedom and fun in our everyday situations. Even in our yoga practice, we can become
so serious and determined that we miss the bigger picture of joy that is the gift of the practice.
In an aerial yoga class you will hear students shout, scream and they are just having a lot of fun!
There are a few contraindications to aerial yoga, similar to those of inversions. People who suffer from uncontrolled high blood pressure or glaucoma shouldn’t practice it. But for all of the many people
who suffer from neck or back problems that have prevented them from pursuing a yoga practice
in the past, aerial yoga might be the answer. The traction that this practice provides allows
freedom of center and eliminates the spinal compression that can occur in a traditional class.
Aerial yoga may not take the place of traditional yoga classes, but it can bring balance to your practice. The principles of balance and core integration that are the major focuses of this style of yoga can help
to develop deeper strength and balance that you can apply to a more traditional practice.
So come try an aerial yoga class and let it speak for itself.
We teach energetic, challenging yoga classes in the heat! Our teaching styles are fun and safe!
Hot Yoga is a great way to work your
muscles from the inside out.
Let the heat do the work, simply go through your poses and stay calm and relaxed.
We do not have “mean” or “snobby”
instructors. Our instructors are here to teach classes and
to help you. Anyone should be comfortable walking into any
of our Hot Yoga classes
and be confident that they will take an awesome class.
Don’t ever worry about your ability.
You will be more flexible after class, guaranteed!
You will learn a lot and discover a great way to stay in shape for the rest of your life!
Our Hot class is a sequence of poses
designed for an “all over” body stretch
that anyone can enjoy and benefit from.
every asana (yoga pose) will address the mobility of the hips in one
way or another. The physical goal of working with hip openers is one of
increased strength and increased range of motion in and around the
joint. The hip joint is the meeting place of the legs and the pelvis:
the merging of the lower half of the body with the upper half. Using
our legs, we connect with the earth, we move about, we take ourselves
forward in time and on our path in life. The pelvis holds the sacrum
and tailbone, securing in place the base of our spine. From a strong
and stable pelvic foundation, the spine can rise and lengthen.
These basics will help strengthen, align and open the back muscles in a way that is safe and comfortable.