Yoga provides a comprehensive system of exercise that stretches, strengthens, tones, aligns, & improves the health of the entire body. Yoga also develops a state of mental calmness & emotional stability. Thus Yoga is unique in that it focuses on uniting the body, mind & spirit. Yoga is suitable for all ages & levels of fitness…if you can breathe, you can practice Yoga! We specialize in the following styles, led privately or in groups, which are sure to meet your needs:
Body Dialogue Yoga is a fusion of Alexander Technique, breath & yoga. It is designed for all experience levels, emphasizing postural alignment, core stabilization, & energy direction – for space in your joints, freedom in your spine & a healthy conversation between body & mind! Strengthen & lengthen muscles, increase balance, awareness & focus. Learn techniques for efficient functional movement or to enhance your athletic performance! If you can breathe, you can practice yoga!
A flowing series of postures, each movement synchronized with the rhythm of breath. An emphasis on grounding principles & integrity of alignment will cultivate powerful asanas & transitions that are free from rigidity or tension. This fluid flow builds strength, flexibility, balance and endurance while detoxifying and relaxing the body and mind. This class is designed for students with basic yoga experience & those with no chronic injuries.
Ready to deepen your practice? Advanced yoga explores creative asana variations, headstands, handstands, arm balances, deep back bends and twists. Intense pose sequences are taught with compassion & proper alignment, developing skills in awakening each of the senses to enhance mind, body, & spirit connection. Integrity of breath brings life energy into every cell of your body, igniting your passion for living. One year yoga experience is necessary for this class.
Stress fuels the majority of health problems & could be argued as the #1 killer in the western world today. Learn easy to implement techniques for relaxation, anxiety/tension reduction & inner peace through sensation, breath, gentle movement & meditation.
Feel empowered during pregnancy & the birthing experience by experiencing & learning skills to naturally relieve physical discomfort & stress. Enhance mental clarity, perseverance, inner peace & deepen the connection between mom & baby. This yoga practice is expertly modified to accommodate changes in physical, mental & emotional states during pregnancy, using organic breath, presence, visual imagery, vocal toning & gentle asana.
Kids have tons of fun using their imagination to imitate animal postures, movements, & sounds while safely stretching & strengthening! Animal Yoga teaches kids to focus & to bring awareness to their bodies & breath! This class will allow your child to go “wild,” express their energy & move through stuck emotions. Breathing techniques & ending savasana (meditation) will teach them to calm their minds & relax their bodies.
Yoga for children with special needs benefits children in so many ways, teaching the skills of relaxation & focus in a lighthearted environment. The combination of asanas (postures), pranayama (breath work) and deep relaxation will strengthen the child’s nervous system, increase overall health and facilitate the development of body awareness and concentration. By establishing optimal physiological and psychological integrity, Yoga therapy helps children with autism gain new motor, communication and social skills. The end result is an overall improvement in their quality of life.