CHAKRA BALANCING WORKSHOP
7 part series dedicated to healing and balancing the chakra energy centers using the powerful tools of yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation enhanced with the healing energy of reiki. With each practice, we will have a single chakra focus to cultivate greater inner balance and awareness. Each 90 minute session will include a discussion of the chakra being worked on, asana practice specifically chosen for their ability to help open that chakra, and a guided meditation. We’ll even incorporate the use of crystals and essential oils to support your chakra opening journey.
This class puts an emphasis on coordination of breath and movement; "honoring the wisdom of the body" Kripalu. Prana (breath) provides a vital bridge between the body and the mind. You work according to the limits of your individual flexibility and strength. Students learn to move through the postures while consciously following their breath. This awareness becomes a moving meditation. Your journey into a more balanced, happy and healthy life begins here. Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15am.
This is a class to bring your practice to a new, more conscious level. Each evening we will focus on specific areas of the body: stressing alignment, unraveling trauma, working through injury and grounding the mind/body/memory in a new level of dialogue and awareness.
FLOW AND SOUND
An hour of gentle power yoga, followed by a 30 minute rejuvenating sound healing Savasana.
A softer class that incorporates balance work, strength development, and stretching for improving range of motion, body strength, and stress reduction. This class is ideal for beginners, seniors, expectant mothers (pre and post-natal), those recovering from injuries, or anyone who needs a break from their strenuous physical activity routine.
HOUR OF POWER
Start your day focused, clear and energized. This class is designed to jump start your day with the intention you desire. One hour of strength, balance and dynamic flow created to strengthen and stimulate the deep connective tissue of the body and open up your natural energy stores. Hour of Power is open to any student wishing to build strength, increase balance an flexibility, or just sweat. Join us on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8am as we greet the morning and connect.
INTRO TO MEDITATION AND PRANAYAMA (not offered at this time)
Offers a harmonious blend of body relaxation, breath work, sound bath, and meditation practice. For more information go to Carmen's website carmenjoy.com
KUNDALINI (not offered at this time)
Kundalini Yoga is a 5,000 year old science that combines breath, intention, focus, discipline, and energetic movement into a whole practice that seeks to awaken the student into their enlightenment in this lifetime. Often thought of in terms of elevating consciousness, Kundalini also utilizes a form of Tantric Yoga, that balances the Male and Female energies within us all, allowing for an explosion of these merging powers within the practitioner.
KIDS YOGA (not offered at this time)
Yoga is a wonderful after school activity that is not only physically challenging but can also teach you how to balance information and process feelings so you can turn all that energy toward connecting to your own true inner power!
For beginners and experienced yogis seeking a new beginning in their practice. Focus is on creating a stronger connection to the breath, moving energy within, and cultivating a deeper inner awareness of the relationship between the body/mind, while exploring asanas. Quieting the mind, we tune into how the body/mind should be active and where it can let go. Through the practice we discover space within, free the heart to open, and liberate the light of the true Self to shine.
MINDFUL YOGA FLOW
Influenced by many yoga traditions and teachers this class is for all levels yoginis and yogis. Focus is on realizing your relationship to body, breath and mind. Moving energy within, while exploring Asana. Challenge your body, open your hearts, connect to your breath and relax your minds. Let the energy of life flow!
MORNING PREGNANCY (not offered at this time)
This class is specifically for Pregnancy. Aches, pains, fears and concerns are normal during this time of complete and rapid change! Every pregnancy is unique whether this is your first baby or your last. Your body is changing and growing, and your mind has the opportunity to expand to create a new sense of Self as Mother. Also in this class, Kristen gives a special emphasis on the work of Labor. A Birth Doula, she provides experience and support to this magical and powerful process which can often leave women feeling underprepared and overwhelmed. Postures, Breath, Intention & Mental Readiness are all addressed in this work- so that you can create the best possible outcome for you and your baby.
In our signature Power Yoga classes. which are open to all levels, YOU find YOUR power. Familiar yoga asanas (poses) are creatively and dynamically sequenced together to create a solid physical challenge while also focusing and calming your mind. Guided by your deep breath and mindfully taught from a solid foundation, advanced asanas may be explored with modifications given to accommodate any level of practitioner. Usually accompanied by music, these encouraging classes will also explore Pranayama (breath work) and Meditation.
Find your bliss in this 90 minute relaxing class. Enriching for those who seek balance and recovery- whether from a marathon or a physical block. We go deeply into supported postures that relax the joints, release tension and open the heart & mind. The perfect way to prepare for a new week, this class will give you a deep sense of how uplifting and peaceful your yoga practice can be.
Guided meditation along with physical surrender allows your body and mind to float freely and in serenity. Perfect for the newcomer to yoga or the long -time yogi seeking a space of peace.
SUNRISE BREATH & BALANCE
Boost your energy and your gratitude with a sunrise practice that will get your gears turning. Align your body and breath with your intentions for the day ahead with pranayama, meditation, and a smooth vinyasa practice. Each class will allow you space to grow your practice on all levels with the consistency it takes to get there. This is a level 1/2 class with specific postures that will leave you feeling challenged and strong. Helping you to cultivate balance physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Challenge your body and your mind in this fun and energizing class! Let go of negativity and increase your positivity & productivity. This high-tempo, mixed-levels class is led with uplifting and eclectic music! Increase your endurance, strength, stamina and flexibility.
Whether you are brand new to yoga, returning to yoga, or just want to improve your asanas, this is the class for you! We will cover many of the basic poses and simple sequences you may encounter in popular yoga classes today. Learn the benefits of using props for maximum extension. Bump up your awareness of alignment and hand and foot placement and refresh your breathing, meditation and balance skills.
Considered to be the original physical yoga practice, yin yoga involves long, slow holds challenging both the body and the mind. Being in this practice is a wonderful way of uniting physical postures with meditation and is the natural complement to a more active practice.