Vinyasa is a strong practice that builds heat, endurance, flexibility, strength and mental focus. This class is a dynamic sequence of postures which focuses on the synchronization of breath & the continuous flow of movement. We begin slow and build on the sequence depending on your individual level.
Yin is a passive practice, that involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes, accessing deeper layers of fascia.Yin Yoga invites you to slow down and create space for stillness while nourishing joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia. Yin is yoga at its coolest, deepest, quietest, stillest moments. This class will have you on the floor most of the time, using as many props needed to create as little effort while holding poses. This class will complement your Vinyasa practice and will open and release areas in need of more love.
The main focus of Restorative Yoga is relaxation. Physical, mental and emotional relaxation can be achieved in this practice. Restorative yoga classes are slow paced, poses are held for extended periods of time. Props, like blocks, bolsters, blankets and straps are used so the practitioner feels completely supported in the pose. This practice is great to balance an active lifestyle or for those that need to invite more calming stillness into their lives.
Our parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated when we relax into poses, which promotes a relaxation response and reduces stress in the body. The parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for slowing the heart rate and breath and increasing blood flow to vital organs, among other things.
When practicing restorative yoga, the felt sense of motionlessness and shapelessness may occur, and this can lead to some emotional discomfort and vulnerability allowing for personal growth.
Yoga Nidra Meditation is an evidence based transformative practice derived from the ancient teachings that leads to physical, psychological and spiritual healing and well being. Yoga Nidra, also called "yogic sleep," or "lucid sleeping," is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. In this fast paced world of multitasking, juggling responsibilities and challenges, we are in desperate need for stillness, relaxation and time for ourselves. The practice of Yoga Nidra has been found to reduce tension and anxiety. Yoga Nidra is an enjoyable and easy practice that everybody can do. You will be led through a deeply relaxing process to help you release stress, increase resilience, and bring deep rest to your body.