Yoga Basics/Yoga Fundamentals
Perfect for those newer to yoga, a basics class will teach you about yoga's principles of breath, alignment, and presence.
Mindful flow explores the connection between breath and movement in a slower and more intentional way than its more popular cousin, vinyasa yoga. Poses are held longer, with attention given to alignment and transitions. Students are encouraged to explore not only their physical edges but their mental and emotional edges as well. While some yoga experience is recommended, physically fit beginners with open minds are welcome!
Forrest Yoga is an intensely physical and internally focused practice that emphasizes how to carry a transformative experience off the mat and into daily life. The intense pose sequences are designed to help you develop the skills to awaken each of your senses. The long holds help you progress in the poses and go deeper. Forrest Yoga teaches you to become proficient at safely tailoring each pose to work best for you, particularly with physical and emotional injuries. By learning to work honestly at your edges, you develop effective tools to deal with fear and struggle. This makes it possible for integrity, self-awareness and playful curiosity to become part of your daily life.
Also known as Somatic Movement, this gentle physical modality developed by Thomas Hanna teaches students to recognize neuromuscular patterns that keep them from optimum function. Through a series of slow, intentional movements and mindful pauses, students will develop awareness and understanding of how the patterns developed and how to replace them with new, healthier patterns. Classes are slow and do not require any level of fitness other than the ability to lie down on the floor and get up again (modifications are available for students with special needs). Students should wear comfortable clothes for warmth and easy movement.
Restorative yoga is the perfect antidote to our busy world. Through a series of gentle movements and long holds, students are encouraged to release tension and develop an awareness of their bodies without strain or judgment. Often described as a "being" practice, as opposed to a "doing" practice, restorative yoga is appropriate for anyone at any level or physical condition. For those who are not able to lie down on the floor, poses can be adapted for chairs.