All Levels Asana
Come one, come all. This asana class (pose class) is designed to speak to all levels. A combination of standing and seated postures, balance work, core and spine strengthening and good old- fashioned calisthenics, this is the “Old Country Buffet” of yoga classes. You are never quite sure what will be on the smorgasbord, but there is always the opportunity for a little taste of everything. Great for those just getting back in the yoga groove and seasoned practitioners alike, this 75 minute class offers up loads of variations and modifications. Remember- it’s not about where you once were or where you hope to be, it’s about where you are at today! Come as you are.
Astanga Short Form
An abbreviated version of the Primary Series, for those who prefer to wade in rather than dive.
Got some ants in your yoga pants? Well then 1 for the money, two for the show, three to get ready....and flow, flow, flow! Stamina and strength building are central to this 75 minute barn burner! Dynamic flows, inversions, binds, arm balances, and deep stretches all set to Christy's great music that makes you want to shake your down-dog. This one will sho 'nuff set your soul on fire!
Turn the lights down low, light the candles, let’s do the damn thing. This might be the "Barry White Song" of yoga classes. Go ahead; bust out all your wicked sexy moves. Stamina and strength building are central to this 75 minute smooth operator. Think dynamic flows, inversions, heart openers, deep stretches and of course humility. Here’s your chance to get upside down, inside out, twisted up, and bent INTO shape. Or… just come, ignore everybody else and take child’s pose all class. A wicked sexy move in its own right.
Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. Kundalini yoga classes typically include held postures, energetic movement exercises, mantra (chanting), pranayam (breath work), meditation and relaxation. By stimulating the nervous, immune and glandular systems and tapping into the mental and physical bodies Kundalini yoga works to bring a greater sense of well being, energize, heal the body, bring stress relief, help to maintain healthy weight and improve flexibility. In this tradition, meditation is not considered separate from asana or yoga; it is integral to the practice and included in each class. All levels are welcome.
Astanga Primary Series
Considered to be the granddaddy of all vinyasa, flow and power yoga styles in the west, this is the prototypical practice for traditionalist yogi. In the astanga vinyasa system, postures are linked together by flowing movement (vinyasa). The joining of vinyasa with gaze (drsti), breath (pranayama) and energy (bandha) is a powerful discipline for cultivating physical, mental and spiritual health. The practice cleanses, stretches and strengthens the body as well as focuses and calms the mind. Astanga vinyasa yoga is different from many yoga classes in that the order of the postures is completely predefined. A practice will comprise four main parts: an "opening sequence," one of the six main "series", a back-bending sequence, and a set of inverted asanas, referred to as the "finishing poses." Practice always ends with savasana. The well-rounded nature of this 90 minute astanga vinyasa will leave you feeling deeply satisfied. If you have no idea what any of this means, don’t worry just come. You will find out…and you will love it…most of the time.
Big Stretchy Nap
Aaaah, yes. You mean we might not even stand up? That’s right friend, this class is conducted entirely down on the mat. An absolutely delectable deep stretch class, this will be the best part of your day. Rooted in the disciplines of Yin and Restorative Yoga, this session will target the seemingly impenetrable connective tissues of the body, muscle groups and spine. Complete with extended savasana, it’s the total chill out package.
All Levels Asana // Sunday Morning Slow Flow
Sleep in, enjoy your coffee or tea, and then join Laurie for a relaxed and refreshing late morning yoga practice. This creatively-sequenced, slow flow class will provide space for deeper inquiries into the alignment and energetic qualities of the poses, and will often include gentle breath practices and dedicated time for meditation. Let’s take our sweet time to move mindfully, breathe consciously, and explore asana practice with curiosity and compassion. Students of all experience levels are welcome.