In the yogic discipline, the morning is considered as a "divine time" and when an individual's spiritual energy is at its peak. Clarity, creativity, and peace of mind and body are benefits of a sunrise yoga practice because of fewer distractions prior to starting your day. To achieve optimum personal results, it is recommended to practice yoga in the morning. Sunrise yoga brings your body more energy and nourishes you with a positive attitude to fully prepare for the challenges of the day ahead.
Yin yoga works deeply into muscles and connective tissues through extended holds of grounded postures. These one-hour classes are great for those looking to restore flexibility and/or work deeply into joints and tissues that are “locked up” from past injuries or from repetitive motion. Yin yoga specifically targets the hips, pelvis and lower spine. The challenge from this class comes from staying deeply in a stretch for an extended period of time – by going beyond the point of wanting to “give up”. The focus is less on strength building and more on restoration, de-stressing and relaxation. For many students, this class is one of the most challenging, yet totally relaxing experiences they have.
Vin & Yin
1/2 the class is Yin and 1/2 the class is Vinyasa. This all levels class starts with an intention and meditation with a few yin postures while moving into the more classic vinyasa. Yin Yoga is known as the” Fountain of Youth Practice” in which floor-based postures are held for 3-5 minutes, this allows the body to slowly unwind and goes deep into the connective tissue. You might find yourself feeling ‘lifted’ and ‘light’ after a Yin Yoga class. By staying we can enable stillness to arrive in the physical body. Through this stillness we create a space to witness the sensations in the body and fluctuations of mind, emotions and breath. We will then transition into Vinyasa Flow of Sun Salutations infused with standing poses and twist.
Vinyasa means “breath synchronized movement,” sometimes also referred to as a “Flow” class, wherein the breath guides the body’s movement. Your instructor will lead you from one asana (pose) to the next either on an inhalation or an exhalation. In a Vinyasa Flow class, we move from posture to posture in a graceful, purposeful, dance-like manner. Vinyasa classes are quite diverse, depending on who your teacher is and what style of yoga they are teaching. Regardless of whether a Vinyasa class is gentle or rigorous, it will help you shift from the chaos of the outside world into a beautiful moving meditation.
Introduction to Primary Series
The Primary Series is a set sequence of postures designed to bring strength, flexibility, and endurance to the body. It is designed to purify the body through the breath and the movement to invoke a stillness of the mind. This strong intro class will teach the fundamentals of Ashtanga yoga, sun salutations, ujjayi breath, energy locks and vinyasas to prepare the student for the full primary series of Ashtanga yoga. Ashtanga’s intensity invokes positive life transformations off the mat, helping you to live fully, with a deep sense of Self in your daily life. Please note: this is not “Gentle/Beginners Yoga.” This is Introduction to the Primary Series. -