What sounds like a big scary word is simply broken down into Ashta, meaning 8, and anga, meaning limbs. Through vinyasa, movement linked with breath, we will break down traditional ashtanga poses, as well as delve into aspects of the other seven limbs. This is a class for all levels.
HATHA VINYASA YOGA
A mixed level class combining vinyasa (flowing through postures with the breath), traditional hatha (holding postures with emphasis on alignment and deepening), pranayama (breathwork), meditation, sound healing, and aromatherapy.
This class combines Qi Gong’s slow movements and deep breathing with yoga poses. It’s designed to open the energy channels (meridians) of the body, increase flexibility, and tonify the immune system.
GENTLE CANDLELIGHT FLOW YOGA:
The ancient practice of yoga retrains the mind to be still and the body to relax. A calm mind and a relaxed body make life a whole lot more enjoyable and efficient. Enjoy pure relaxation and rejuvenation with this gentle, candlelit yoga asana class.
Class begins with a guided meditation, using the healing vibrations of Tibetan singing bowls, followed by an enlightening spiritual discussion. Please eat a vegetarian diet prior to class and try to wear light-colored, comfortable clothing.
Tai-Chi has been described as “Moving Meditation.” It is characterized by slow, smooth, flowing movements, and has been found to have wonderful health benefits, such as increasing mobility and flexibility, strengthening the immune system, improving focus, calming the mind, as well as being a formidable Martial Art.
This gentle but powerful approach to yoga assists in correcting postural misalignments, restoring emotional balance and developing mental clarity. Postures are done with the support of bolsters, blankets and blocks, allowing the body to move into a state of complete relaxation.
A mixed level class combining vinyasa (flowing through postures with the breath), traditional hatha (holding postures with emphasis on alignment and deepening), pranayama (breathwork), meditation, and deep relaxation.
This mixed level class will focus on the importance of linking the breath with the movements of the body. The sounds and vibrations of healing Tibetan singing bowls are woven into the practice, allowing you to enter into a state of complete oneness of your mind, body and spirit.