We have geared this series for people who have never stepped on a yoga mat and also for those looking to deepen their practice. We focus alignment, transitions and breath work in the hope of helping you cultivate strength and confidence in you personal practice
Backbends are challenging, energizing, and increase spine mobility. In this workshop, we will cover alignment and the biomechanics of heart openers to help you safely establish optimal movement in your backbends. All levels welcome.
To ‘rest’, to ‘relax’ and to ‘restore’ is a natural vital process in our lives. Rest supports optimal physiological functioning, and promotes healing and growth. During rest, one’s autonomic nervous system switches from sympathetic-dominance to parasympathetic-dominance, regeneration and restoration is accelerated. Research has shown that relaxation and rest is essential to everyone of all ages and culture, size and shape.
Training and racing in the summer heat takes carefully managed strategy. Join us to learn the smart way to survive and thrive during the summer running season.
You think you can’t meditate? You must be too busy? Don’t have the time? Your mind is too wild and chaotic? You can’t sit still? This workshop will eliminate your excuses and fears that meditation is difficult. Through a few simple exercises you’ll increase your awareness and optimize your brain’s performance. Ultimately, you’ll discover meditation is the easiest thing in the world.
Yin Yoga and Seven Meditations
Yin Yoga and Meditation are complimentary mindfulness practices that cultivate awareness and intuitive care of the body. Join Michelle Mukai and Blake Klazmer for an afternoon of long held, supported Yin Yoga postures that will primarily target the lower half of the body. While being guided through a Yin Yoga sequence that will trace meridians specifically connected to the season as we transition into Spring.
This six week series will focus on Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga. Ayurveda translates to life science, and it focuses on the mind-body connection for our overall wellness. We will look at the different doshas (individual constitutions) and how to determine ours, seasons, times of life and practices that can help with each of these. Each class will involve discussion and a short practice to demonstrate how we can incorporate these principles into our daily life.
Allow Kristina to guide you through the meditative sleep of Yoga Nidra.
Yoga Nidra is also known as the yoga of sleep. In this class, we will follow Swami J’s method to guide you into deep relaxation, and end with a savasana accompanied by crystal singing bowls. Yoga nidra can assist you in getting better quality sleep and also help you require less sleep. One hour of yoga nidra is equal to four hours of REM sleep. This gentle practice is done lying down, using blankets or bolsters to support yourself and is suitable for all levels.
The Spring Season is all about clearing out the old. We will practice simple exercises and gentle yoga poses to help us integrate Spring into our bodies. There are four energy meridians that are important for body detoxification and strong immunity: Liver, Spleen, Kidney, and Large Intestine. The Chinese Element for Spring is Wood and is represented by the color green. In this workshop, we will learn about these different energies and invigorate our bodies with self-care exercises to keep our immune systems healthy and vibrant!
This six-week series will focus on transitions, particularly those we use frequently in our practice as we travel from one end of our yoga mat to the other. We will break down the relationships between the poses and talk about different ways to allow ourbody to find freedom of movement between them, as well as maintaining proper breath and alignment so that the benefits of Vinyasa yoga are fully experienced. The word Vinyasa means literally “to place carefully with the breath”, and this is the concept we will work with throughout the series, so that we not only deepen our understanding of the asanas but also bring the benefit of pranayama into our practice.
Winter Training for Summer Running Success
with Coach Kevin Leathers of Can’t Stop Endurance
Teaching runners how to integrate healthy, smart training habits to achieve their personal goals. Winter is the time to bulletproof your body.
Often we give our love away to everyone but ourselves. This workshop will focus on turning love inwards through focus on heart opening restorative poses, self-massage, sound, and guided meditation. There will be some sweet surprises as well, but you'll have to join to see what they are!
Come sweat and destress with Alyson Bauer and Jocelyn Brunotte in a Saturday night FIREFLOW. The class will be hot, groovy, and FULL OF LOVE! All levels welcome.
We will dim the lights and turn the music up for this all levels Vinyasa Flow class followed by a brief Yoga Nidra.
This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of hand balancing, beginning with Bakasana (Crow or Crane Pose). We will progress from this pose into other arm balances, in order to explore and build strength in the shoulders, upper arms, and core. These poses will allow us to explore taking the weight of the body into the hands, building strength, balance, and confidence. From there we will move into inverted poses. We will spend time discussing proper form, alignment and breath, as well as transitions.
Yoga nidra is also known as the yoga of sleep, and this deeply relaxing practice has been shown to be the equivalent of four hours of REM sleep. Join us for an afternoon of relaxation and sound. You will be guided through several techniques that bring awareness to the breath and different parts of the body followed by an extended savasana during which I will play my bowls.