Class Descriptions

We feature a variety of yoga class styles for all levels of students.  We have labeled them with class levels just as a general guide to help you choose the style/pace of practice you are looking for. As we change classes periodically, if you do not see your class below, check the descriptions on the live “Mind Body Schedule”.

(G) Gentle, (M) Moderate, (A) Active

LEVEL 0-GREAT FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

LEVEL 1– HELPFUL TO HAVE A BEGINNERS CLASS UNDER YOUR BELT,  MODERATE PACE.

LEVEL 2-MODERATE-ACTIVE CLASS, FAMILIARITY OF SUN SALUTATIONS RECOMMENDED, BALANCE/ INVERSION POSTURES OFFERED, OPTIONS FOR MORE ADVANCED POSES 

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED POSTURES OFFERED, PRACTICE OF INVERSIONS FREE IN THE ROOM, ARM BALANCES ETC.

Beginners Basics Yoga

A class that walks students through basic poses and ties in breath work as well to gives a good foundation to  new yoga students. Learn to move with your breath, to increase flexibility, stamina, strength and balance. Poses are broken down and explained, questions are welcomed.  Come and see why yoga is so fantastic! (Beginners and beyond) Level 0-1, (M)

Truly Gentle Yoga

This class is designed to be accessible to EVERY BODY! Welcome beginners, older adults, those with tender joints or limited mobility, or to students of all fitness levels looking to move more and stress less. This class connects breath with gentle movement and modified yoga poses to build strength, balance and increase flexibility. Props including yoga blocks, folding chairs and bolsters are used to add comfort and ease in poses. Each class ends with a relaxing meditation. All Levels, Gentle class, no yoga experience needed. 60 Min (G)

Gentle Yoga Flow

This class aims to unwind the mind, body from everyday stresses and stimuli. With a focus on connecting your breath to movement, this slower paced Vinyasa class has a long warm up, a few refreshing sun salutations and flows, and ends with deep stretching poses to help release tension from your muscles and joints. Set to calming music and ending with a relaxing and meditative Savasana pose, you might just float out of the studio! Level 1, (G-M)

Yoga Unwind
Enjoy a gentle flow practice that elongates the muscles and spine while creating balance throughout the energy system of the body.  Create a feeling of relaxation through the breath as you flow throughout gentle postures feeling light and joyful.  Transition into Restorative postures to gently allow the body to refresh and renew.  Learn breathing techniques that will help to bring clarity of mind.  Create space between thought in order to see the beauty and abundance in your life.  Join Sharon for this positive and inspiring gentle yoga flow Thursday mornings at 10
All Levels (G-M)
Intro to Vinyasa Yoga

This class acts as an introduction to Vinyasa yoga, using the breath to move from pose to pose. Taken at a gentler pace, the student has time to explore the poses that make up Vinyasa flow and to practise alignment, balance and strength-building. Level 1

Vinyasa Yoga
Vinyasa yoga focuses on linking breath to movement.  Flow with intention through a series of poses that will work to increase strength, flexibility and balance. Modifications are offered as well as more advanced options for anyone who would like to explore them. Classes feature a warm up with sun salutations often followed by balance poses, back bending postures and inversions, ending with a relaxing Savasana. Vinyasa yoga is an active style, expect a lot of movement between poses.
Level 1-2
Restorative Yoga

Let stress and tension melt away and connect with a deep sense of peace and relaxation. Restorative Yoga is a gentle healing form of Hatha yoga that is practiced with props to provide a supportive environment for total relaxation. Gentle poses create physiological responses, which are beneficial to your health and can reduce the effects of stress-related illness.The class is slow, deeply nurturing and suitable for all ages – particularly those with chronic pain or limitations. (All levels) Note: Space is limited in this class, please sign in online or call in advance to ensure your space. Level 0-1, (G)

Stretch, Strengthen & Flow

Calm your mind. Strengthen your body. Work to your edge. Laugh and enjoy Stretch, Strengthen, and Flow.  Enjoyable and challenging class for all levels of yogis. Level 1-2, (M-A)

 Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is designed to maintain or restore mobility in the joints and deep tissues of the lower body.  Yin is not a muscular practice.  Long hold stretches promote mental and physical relaxation.  Props are used to tailor the postures to individual body needs.  A guided relaxation exercise concludes each session. Level 0-1, (G)

Hatha Yoga

Hatha is a moderate paced class, poses are accessible to all levels of students.  Take the practice as deep as you like or learn to modify poses to make the most out of your personal practice. The class that will leave you feeling relaxed, renewed, stronger and ready to face the day!  Level 1-2, (M)

Therapeutic Gentle Yoga
This inspirational healing class explores basic postures, breath work, alignment and mindfulness. Slow gentle movements help create balance for body, mind and spirit.
You will learn tools to relax, decrease discomfort, and untie the “knots” in your body.
Finish with meditation and relaxation to leave revitalized and at peace Level 0 – 1
Karma Vinyasa Yoga

Karma Yoga is based on what you give, you will receive.
We will begin with a seated breathing meditation practicing letting go of the excess baggage we tend to carry in our minds and then settle into our bodies. We will focus on deepening the breath and letting go, bringing us into the present moment.
Next, we will flow through a sequence of standing postures and then moving onto the floor for different postures. Some of the postures will be held and students will be asked to notice how their body is actually responding to the posture. Where are you feeling the work? Do you notice changes in your mind when you are holding a posture? Is there resistance? Does the breath flow smoothly in the posture? We will be curious through the flow.
The vinyasa flow will be consistent with the visits to this class. Returning students will know the routine of the flow and will be encouraged to notice the difference from week to week. My intention is for students to notice the subtle changes in their bodies from week to week. Are you truly living in the present moment, or, does the mind influence the struggle in the body in certain postures? By not changing the vinyasa flow weekly, this will create more awareness in your body.
The end of class will be a beautiful restorative savasana. Level 1 – 2