Vinyasa Flow is a dynamic and fun class, that keeps you moving and breathing, with a variation of asanas to strengthen body and mind. In vinyasa yoga, each movement is synchronized to a breath. The breath is given primacy, acting as an anchor as you move from one pose to the next while building physical strength, endurance, and flexibility. With a variety of postures, each class has its own flow, and two classes are never alike.
Power Vinyasa is a powerful, energetic form of yoga where you move fluidly from one pose to the next while connecting your breathing to your movements. Its full-body experience that also provide the mental benefits of a breath-based practice. Merging spirituality into physical practice to build strength, gain knowledge, and promote healing. It is perfect for fitness lovers who prefer energetic classes and love to sweat. It is known for a perfect combination of stimulating, exhilarating and at the same time relaxing effect for yogis."
During a Gentle Yoga class, you allow yourself to feel your body move. The practice is a bridge between moving in the flow and staying still. It is a middle way, where there is equilibrium and bliss in each pose. There is no competition or comparison. There is no frustration of not doing a pose and no agitation of holding one. We all work within that unity to strengthen groups of muscles together. Therefore, the energy of the class is generally happy and calm. Expect prop-supported postures and emphasis on stretching postures. This is the perfect class for beginners and pregnant women.
Restorative & Meditation
A restorative yoga sequence typically involves a few poses that allow you to relax and rest completely. It includes light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends. Restorative yoga can be an excellent way to relieve stress and enjoy long, meditative stretches.
During the mindfulness meditation, we learn how to pay attention to our breath as it goes in and out, and to notice when the mind wanders from this simples task. Paying attention to our breath, we learn how to return to and remain in, the present moment, anchoring ourselves in the here and now, without judgment.
Skanda Yoga is a practice that honors the tradition of yoga in its application of alignment, functional movement, conscious breath work, philosophy, and meditation techniques. The classes present traditional practices in a post-modern system based on the 13- moon calendar in order to align students with Nature's cyclical patterns. Skanda Yoga is a breath-inspired, alignment-based power vinyasa style that sets a physical and spiritual intention based on the daily oracle of the Mayan calendar system.
Ashtanga is a energetic style of yoga that synchronizing breath with movements. The individual poses (asanas) are linked by flowing movements (vinyasas), in order to build heat in the body. The aim is for every breath taken to be a conscious one, creating a moving meditation. The set sequence is a consistent flow of dynamic movement designed to stretch and strengthen your body and to allow breath and energy to flow through your body easily.
When you’re brand new to yoga, it can feel intimidating and be difficult to know exactly where and how to get started. Our Yoga Basics was created specifically for you—to give you all the tips, guidelines, and recommendations you will need to start a successful yoga practice. Hatha Yoga attains the union of mind-body-spirit through a practice of asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (yoga breathing), mudra (body gestures), and shatkarma (internal cleansing). These physical practices are used to purify the body and cultivate prana (life-force energy). We strongly recommend practice yoga 3 or more times per week, you will see significant improvements in your flexibility, range of motion, strength, balance, inner peace, and overall well being. Practicing yoga less than this amount will still be beneficial, but you will see smaller improvements over a longer period of time.
Most forms of yoga in the West can be classified as Hatha Yoga. Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical yoga postures, meaning your Ashtanga, vinyasa, Iyengar and Power Yoga classes are all Hatha Yoga. Hatha practices are designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation. Hatha Yoga is often used to distinguish classes that pair pranayama and traditional yoga poses. However, Hatha yoga classes veer away from the rigorous breath-to-movement flows more commonly found in Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga, and focus on flowing the breath in static postures to be with them longer. Hatha yogis can expect an accommodating practice full of static postures, mindful breathwork, and a manageable pace. This dynamic allows for a greater focus on alignment and mindful breathing, making the practice accessible to yogis of all levels, especially beginners.