Vinyasa Foundations - In the Foundations classes, emphasis is placed on the specific details of postural alignment as well as on the basic elements of vinyasa - moving in relationship to rhythms of the breath, cultivating a soft and steady gaze, and connecting with the subtle movements of energy in the body. Modifications for specific needs will be covered. These classes are suitable for all levels and are often therapeutic in intent. They also include breath-work in stillness, meditation, and various elements of sound yoga, all of which function to clarify and support an increased awareness deep within the body itself - an experience of profound stillness and clarity - out of which arises a new understanding of our relationship with ourselves, with others, and with our environment.

Vinyasa Flow (Adele) - In the Vinyasa Flow classes, the emphasis is on the more subtle aspects of vinyasa - bandhas, breath and dristhi. The transitions between the asana become as important as the postures themselves. These classes have their roots in the ashtanga form and can be quite vigorous.

 

Hatha/Restoratives - Each class focuses on meditation and breathing for peace of mind, asanas for strength and flexibility, and restorative poses for deep rest and relaxation.  We rarely take the time out of our day to rest. In a restorative class, one learns to rest deeply and fully which benefits all the organ systems of the body.  "A few of the measurable results of deep relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure, serum triglycerides, and blood sugar levels, the increase of 'good cholesterol' levels, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, the reduction of muscle tension, insomnia, and generalized fatigue." -Judith Hanson Lasater

 

Yin Yoga - Postures are held in stillness to restore and lengthen the muscles and connective tissue surrounding the joints, increasing elasticity and calming the nervous system. Yin style yoga encourages long term health and flexibility of the joints, while recharging the energetic systems of the body, moving the mind inward toward a meditative state. This class is suitable for beginners and as a complementary practice for people who have a dynamic and active yoga practice.