LEVEL 1 classes are the best for those brand new to yoga or more experienced students who wish to explore the foundational poses of yoga in order to lay the groundwork for a safe and effective yoga practice. This class is appropriate for beginners through advanced practitioners that want to work on the fundamentals of their practice.
LEVEL 2 classes are intended for all levels of students. These classes will explore variations and modifications of the poses so that every student feels successful regardless of experience. Harder poses may be introduced in an accessible way.
LEVEL 3 classes are best for intermediate to advanced students who have a basic understanding of the foundational poses and wish to explore more challenging poses such as arm balances, inversions, and backbends.
FORM style classes focus on using good alignment principles to explore the poses. You can expect detailed alignment, longer holds, work with props, and a step-by-step approach to help you deepen your asana practice.
FLOW style classes are flowy, vinyasa style classes with an emphasis movement with the breath as well as on maintaining good alignment in the poses and in the transitions between poses. These classes move at a faster pace than the FORM style classes. You can therefore expect to flow, breathe, sweat, and explore your personal limits.
YIN classes are slower paced and the poses are held for 1-5 minutes in order to stress the connective tissues, including the tendons, fascia, and ligaments, resulting in increased circulation and improved flexibility. Additionally, the slower pace of Yin helps to cultivate inner stillness and peace. Yin yoga is a great complement to vigorous yoga classes and sports such as running, cycling, swimming, etc. This class is appropriate for all levels.
FLOW and YIN
In our FLOW and YIN classes, we will take the first half of class to flow and move and the second half to slow it down and stretch it out by holding the poses for 1-5 minutes. This class combines movement and streching for the perfect combination of movement and relaxation. This class is perfect for all levels.
Yoga Skills and Drills 3
Yoga Skills and Drills is a Level 3 class, where will work on building strength and flexibility through a combination of FORM, FLOW, and specific drills designed to develop the skills needed for more advanced arm balances, inversions, backbends, and forward folds.
Myth, Movement, and Meditation
This 90 minute, Level 2 class will begin with a brief discussion of the teachings, myths, and stories of the yoga philosophical tradition, which will inform our asana (pose) practice. The practice itself will incorporate elements of both the FORM and FLOW class styles and will end with a guided meditation and savasana. All levels welcome, although a basic knowledge of the poses will be helpful.
Rocket Yoga is a modified version of Ashtanga yoga. Like Ashtanga, traditional Rocket is a set sequence. Rocket allows students of all levels to practice when Ashtanga may be too challenging. The class breaks down the Rocket by going through the traditional standing, sitting and finishing sequence in increments/classes. Rocket Yoga also incorporates non-traditional poses like flying Lizard, bird of paradise and varied core stengtheners. On some days the class will get out of the spaceship completely and practice a more vinyasa style sequence. It all depends on the mood and needs of the students. Modifications and props will be available as needed so all are welcome no matter what experience level or capabilities. Come explore the universe with this fun sequence!