Our yoga program is structured into levels so that students new to yoga can start practicing yoga with other beginners and learn how to advance their practice at a safe, effective and appropriate rate in accordance with their own personal needs. All of our yoga classes are an hour long. (Ages 14+)
Classes are labeled by levels 1,2 and 3.
All Levels Restorative Yoga 1/3
Restorative Yoga-all levels- A gentle, slow moving, relaxing class with poses that are appropriate for anyone.
Yoga Stretch & Flow 1/3
In this class you will use straps and blocks to deepen your postures and flow through a series of yoga poses focusing entirely on your breath and alignment.
Vinyasa Flow 2/3
Students will continue to learn and refine sun salutations, vinyasa, basic poses and breathing as they are guided through a flowing class sequence with very thorough explanations of each pose.
Buti Yoga 3/3
Is a powerful blend of tribal dance and primal movements, plyometrics, and vinyasa-style yoga. Buti unlocks your full potential; it activates the spark that dwells deep within you waiting to be let out.
We have a variety of yoga classes and styles to choose from. Something to suit everyone's needs.
There are inspirational stones by the door for adjustments. Please take one before each class and return it at the end of each class. A chip on the mat means that you do not want hands on adjustments. A chip off the mat means that you would like hands on adjustments. You can change your mind at any point during the class.
1. How Many Times Per Week Should I Practice?
Yoga is amazing, even if you only practice for one hour a week, you will experience the benefits of the practice. If you can do more than that, you will certainly experience more benefits. I suggest starting with two or three times a week. You will likely find that after a while your desire to practice expands naturally and you will find yourself doing more and more.
2. How Is Yoga Different From Stretching or Other Kinds of Fitness?
Unlike stretching or fitness, yoga is more than just physical postures. Patanjali's eight-fold path illustrates how the physical practice is just one aspect of yoga. Even within the physical practice, yoga is unique because we connect the movement of the body and the fluctuations of the mind to the rhythm of our breath. Connecting the mind, body, and breath helps us to direct our attention inward. Through this process of inward attention, we learn to recognize our habitual thought patterns without labeling them, judging them, or trying to change them. We become more aware of our experiences from moment to moment. The awareness that we cultivate is what makes yoga a practice, rather than a task or a goal to be completed. Your body will most likely become much more flexible by doing yoga, and so will your mind.
3. Is Yoga a Religion?
Yoga is not a religion. It is a philosophy that began in India an estimated 5,000 years ago. The father of classical ashtanga yoga (the eight-limbed path, not to be confused with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois' Ashtanga yoga) is said to be Patanjali, who wrote the Yoga Sutra. These scriptures provide a framework for spiritual growth and mastery over the physical and mental body. Yoga sometimes interweaves other philosophies such as Hinduism or Buddhism, but it is not necessary to study those paths in order to practice or study yoga.
It is also not necessary to surrender your own religious beliefs to practice yoga.
4. I'm Not Flexible. Can I Do Yoga?
Yes! You are a perfect candidate for yoga. Many people think that they need to be flexible to begin yoga, but that's a little bit like thinking that you need to be able to play tennis in order to take tennis lessons. Come as you are and you will find that yoga practice will help you become more flexible.
5. What Do I Need to Begin?
All you really need to begin practicing yoga is your body, your mind, and a bit of curiosity. But it is also helpful to have a pair of yoga leggings, or shorts, and a t-shirt that's not too baggy. No special footgear is required because you will be barefoot. It's nice to bring a towel to class with you. As your practice develops you might want to buy your own yoga mat, but we provide yoga mats, blocks, straps and bolsters at the studio for you also.
6. Why Are You Supposed to Refrain From Eating 2–3 Hours Before Class?
In yoga practice, we twist from side to side, turn upside down, and bend forward and backward. If you have not fully digested your last meal, it will make itself known to you in ways that are not comfortable. If you are a person with a fast-acting digestive system and are afraid you might get hungry or feel weak during yoga class, experiment with a light snack such as a few nuts, or juice about 30 minutes to an hour before class.