This is a series of 26 postures from the hot yoga tradition, along with breathing exercises. This hot yoga sequence systematically conditions every organ, system and cell in the body. Whether you are physically fit or have injuries and limitations, this class meets you where you are. With consistent practice, this class conditions, heals and optimizes the function of body and mind. You do novint have to be physically fit to come to this class. Each class is either 60 or 90 minutes long, in a heated room.
HOT VINYASA FLOW (and WARM VINYASA FLOW)
The union of a flowing Vinyasa class and a Hatha Hot class! This class offers the familiarity of hot yoga poses coupled with vinyassa sun salutation sequences. While the standing sequencing is consistent, floor postures vary to focus on flexibiltiy in different areas of the body. This class is appropriate for the beginner to the advanced student of yoga. You do not have to be physically fit to come to this class. Each class is either 60 or 90 minutes long, in a heated room.
AMRIT / RESTORATIVE YOGA with YOGA NIDRA
Experience balance and harmony through a slow and mindful practice designed to release tension, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. On the most basic level, Restorative Yoga relaxes, rejuvenates and renews the physical body. Emphasis is on self-awareness, breath, and honoring the body. Through regular practice, this class enables you to effortlessly quiet your mind and achieve a balanced state in which your body moves toward self-healing. This class is appropriate for beginners and students with limitations, as well as experienced practitioners who enjoy a mindful and relaxing practice. This class is NOT HEATED
THAI YOGA - (restorative class)
Thai Yoga has Ayurvedic roots that support and deepen your practice. Also known as the lazy man's yoga, the Thai style involves deep stretching using the network of energy channels that run through the body. The student is put into several positions during the class. Benefits include detoxification, increased circulation, improved flexibility and breathing technique, improved body alignment, dissolved energy blockages, mental clarity, reduced stress, and increased immunity.
This class is NOT HEATED
HOT PILATES: Hot Pilates is done on the floor using a yoga mat and uses controlled breathing during body weight resisted movement to build core strength. Hot Pilates exercises are performed in a slow, controlled, precise manner and help build focus and concentration. These exercises help strengthen the body's core by developing pelvic and scapula stability, and abdominal control, using focused breathing patterns. These Pilates classes will improve flexibility, muscle tone, body balance, spinal support, low back health, sports performance, and body-mind awareness. This class is heated.
YOGA NIDRA - Free yourself from limitations of the past, stress about the present and worries about the future. Picture a life of relaxed acceptance and fulfillment.
Yoga Nidra is one of the most effective and least explored techniques for unleashing the power of your deep unconscious. The literal translation of Nidra is sleep. However, Yoga Nidra is a dynamic state, not the unconscious sleep of nighttime. For while ordinary sleep can renew the body and refresh the mind, Yoga Nidra has the ability to alter your unconscious programming.
On the most basic level, Yoga Nidra relaxes, rejuvenates and renews the physical body. It also empowers you to eliminate unconscious obstructions and energetic blocks that prevent you from living your life to the fullest. Through regular practice, Yoga Nidra enables you to effortlessly realize your intentions and achieve an integrated state in which your body moves towards self-healing.
Yoga Nidra works by immersing your brain in the healing rhythms of the alpha state. Here, you simultaneously access the power of the logical left brain and the intuitive, insightful right brain, and align your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems to restore the body and mind to homeostasis. This is a state of oneness, where you tap into creative powers beyond the ego-mind and have access to healing on a physical, mental and emotional plane.
NOT HEATED - many restorative classes finish with a Nidra session