*Please note - due to small class sizes, you must pre-register online. We regret we cannot accept drop ins.
Class registration closes 2 hours before class start time.
This is a class in which one can expect held postures with a strong emphasis on alignment. In Iyengar Yoga, the poses are introduced gradually and systematically. Your instructor will demonstrate each pose and give individual instructions and corrections with the use of props if necessary (blocks, belts, blankets, chairs), to assist you in getting the maximum benefit from each pose. 60 minutes. Please bring your own Yoga Mat.
Foundations - for beginners to Iyengar
Level 2 - for those students already practicing Iyengar
Is there stress in your life? Melt it away in this lovely, relaxing 75 minute class which is done primarily resting on the floor. You will spend several minutes gently unwinding in each restorative posture with the help of props such as bolsters, blankets, and pillows. No prior yoga knowledge necessary. Some classes will be lit by candlelight with soft music in the background. Wear comfortable clothing (we've seen PJ's worn before!). Please bring your own Yoga Mat.
Qigong, also known as "Chi Gong" and pronounced "Chee Gong", is a gentle movement of the body using breathing techniques and gentle movement to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate energy in the body. It is from the same family as Tai Chi and originated in China as a very popular practice to promote healing in the body, as it balances the physical and emotional systems. The class is approximately 60 minutes and you will be guided to move your body and breath in a balanced flow that will add more energy, vitality and balance to your day. You will feel very relaxed and respond the stress more calmly throughout the day.
EFT Tapping Meditation
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Tapping is a scientifically proven stress and anxiety reducing modality that is often described as “acupuncture for your emotions”. Tapping on the energy meridians of the body, while repeating key phrases sends a calming signal to the brain, effectively deactivating the fight, flight and freeze response that we often experience during anxiety provoking or stressful times or for many of us, on a regular day-to-day basis. Through traditional guided meditation, tapping can help to deepen one’s experience of relaxation and release of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual blocks. People often describe leaving “lighter” with a new sense of perspective and clarity. The class will run 1 hour in length. The first 10 minutes, Christina will refresh your memory on how to tap or for those who are new, teach you how to practice this very simple tapping technique to prepare you for the meditation.
Meditation is being in a state of stillness with awareness being solely in the present moment. It gives us the power to master our thoughts and emotions and to stop the fluctuations of the mind; it allows us to observe these thoughts and emotions but not get caught up in them, allowing us to have clarity and focus. In this 45 - 60 minute you will be guided through a meditation to help bring you to a place of quite and peace. There are many ways to meditate - our meditations will vary from class to class. We offer very comfortable meditation chairs to help you sit upright and align your body and breath. You will leave feeling very calm, relaxed and your day will flow with calm and ease. Perfect for all levels of meditation experience.
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Yoga Therapy is a healing style of Yoga developed by the renowned Indian teacher Krishnamacharya, which was popularized throughout the western world by his son T.K.V. Desikachar. Yoga Therapy is the tailors the yoga practice to suite the individual student, taking into consideration factors such their current state of health, stage of life, and emotional mindset. With the needs of the student in mind, the teacher utilizes tools drawn from the Indian healing system of Ayurveda and the classical yoga teachings found in Patanjali's yoga sutras, such as the therapeutic use of asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (yogic breathing) and dhyana (meditation). Yoga therapy applies specific yogic principles to guide an individual already in a state of psychological or physical suffering toward a healthy state. Yoga Therapy is meant to be a self-empowering practice, which helps facilitate healing in a non-invasive, complimentary manner and can be practiced as a way to address challenges that affect all, such as seasonal weather shifts, cultural stresses and common physical challenges.
All asanas in the sequence are taught with breath instruction; breath is used in this healing practice to help remove mental and physical obstructions and provide improved circulation. Within the classes, modifications of poses are taught so that if any individual student cannot attain a full pose, the student could still achieve the benefits of the pose.