A Hatha class appropriate for both beginners and experienced practitioners alike with a focus on proper alignment, breath connection and mindfulness. The basic yoga postures are combined with regulated breath and performed in a systematic and accessible manner. The classes build from week to week to increase strength and confidence in the body. This class will help reduce stress, increase energy, stretch and strengthen the muscles and encourage you to breathe more freely and fully. With final relaxation – mental tension melts away bringing a sense of inner calm and pure consciousness within.
For those looking for a hatha routine that gently works the body, enhances energy, flexibility and quiets the mind. This class is suitable for those wishing to begin a yoga practice or to get back to yoga after a lengthy absence. Come and explore, get your heart rate going and enjoy the benefits of a group practice.
Yin yoga is a deep physical practice that develops awareness and releases inner physical and emotional tensions. Postures are practiced on the floor and each is held for a period of 3 to 5 minutes. Yin yoga focuses on connective tissue and the flexibility of the joints. It is the ideal complement to running, walking or other vigorous physical activities.
A fun and interactive class designed for the 2-5 year old. They will be introduced to yoga concepts and postures with games and fun activities. The class will plant the seeds of health and wellness in their minds and bodies. The child attends these classes with a parent or caregiver.
Prenatal yoga helps attune the mother to the inner knowingness that lies within her and her baby to experience the transformative and powerful event of birth from a place of strength, grace, purpose and infinite wisdom. Prenatal yoga will help prepare a woman’s mind and body for the experience of birth. It will increase the mother’s awareness and her intuition, allowing her to build her confidence and develop a deep sense of trust of what is happening in her own body.
Mom and Baby Yoga
This class is a gentle class for getting mom back into a yoga regime post baby and offers the opportunity to build a special relationship with the baby too! It will be a wonderful class that teaches you to listen to your body and the needs of the baby while getting some exercise too. It will be geared to all levels of fitness and there will be something for everyone. The babies will love seeing each other and the moms will too! Baby must be at least 6 weeks old and mom given the ok to start back to some form of exercise.
Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, uses breath, postures, sound and meditation to strengthen the nervous system, balance the glandular system, tone the muscles, and release tension from the body. Kundalini Yoga challenges you both physically and mentally as it helps improve your health, strength, flexibility and overall sense of awareness and well-being. Kundalini classes will push you past your comfort zone as well as let you go at your own pace. Kundalini Yoga is incredibly transformative.
Pilates and Yoga
A strong core is essential for everyday movement, from picking up kids, carrying groceries, to lifting kayaks onto cars! Pilates is a core strengthening discipline that strengthens the back, hips, and abdominal muscles. Maintaining a neutral spine during specific exercises, students will gain strength in the core muscles, an increase in flexibility, improved posture and balance. Kundalini exercises focusing on the navel point will also be incorporated into this class. Pilates and Yoga class is suitable for everyone. No experience is necessary.
Restorative yoga is simply that – restorative. It is the centering of your breath and body – aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods of time. The practice is about returning to your true nature, that place of infinite calm that lies deep within each of us – complete ease – where we can truly let go and heal. With each posture we drop deeper and deeper into that reservoir of calm available within each of us.
Restorative yoga is a passive, gentle style of yoga using props to support the body for longer holds. We start with some gentle movement and stretching and then progress into the supported restorative postures. The poses are usually lying down or seated postures using blankets, bolsters, and blocks. It is a very relaxing form of yoga which will complement your active practice.
Is a spiritual practice that is a self discipline of the mind and body to serve the soul. In Kundalini yoga it most often refers to the practice done during the 2 1/2 hours before the rising of the sun. It operates under the principle of karma: that whatever you give comes back tenfold, so with 2 1/2 hours given to the Divine or spiritual practice, then you are covered for the entire day and then some with blessings. The angle of the sun to the earth during this time is also very fortuitous and our biorhytms are ideal for cleansing the body and mind. Take this special time for yourself when others are still in bed and you will reap enormous benefits! See The Aquarian Sadhana Mantras here!
Gong for Charity
We will hold special gong sessions where all proceeds are donated to a chosen charity. We ask participants to donate $10 per person.
The session starts with a very gentle warm up that prepares the body to receive the healing vibrations of the gong. After the warm up you lie on your mat and get into a comfortable position, with the aid of blankets or bolsters, and listen to the ancient sound current of the gong for 45 minutes or so. A short meditation follows the gong to ensure grounding.