Class Descriptions

Mindful Yoga

Mindful Yoga concentrates on the meditative approach to yoga. With gentle stretching, sitting and prone postures, and breathing, Mindful Yoga encourages the yoga practitioner to experience the present moment. Mindful Yoga follows the traditional yoga approach, bringing awareness of the body through the postures (Asanas) and focus on the breath (Pranayama) to prepare the mind for concentration and meditation.

 

Kripalu Vinyasa Flow (Levels I, II and III)

Kripalu Vinyasa Flow infuses the movements of the Vinyasa style with the Kripalu tradition, bringing in the four yoga paths (Jnana, Hatha, Bhakti and Karma) for a holistic approach to yoga. The special “gradient” sequencing of the class brings attention to the physical, subtle and causal body to provide a transformative yoga experience. The three levels are similar to yoga classes described as gentle, intermediate and advanced, with Level III being an advanced class because it is more challenging and vigorous. A Kripalu yoga class is led in a way that allows practitioners to explore their own personal mind/body connection in a safe environment, and learn to integrate their yoga experience “off the mat” in their daily lives.

HRV Yoga

During our yoga class we want to work within a heart rate that is appropriate for our individual bodies to maintain and improve fitness.  In HRV Yoga class we focus on the heart and work to effect a positive and healthy heart rate and heart rate variability (HRV). Heart Rate Variability is the variation in your heart between your heart beats. Measuring the variation between the R-R beats of your heart provides a window into your level of stress. HRV training helps you monitor your stress level by tracking the changes in your autonomic nervous system (ANS). The two branches of the ANS, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems respond to the stressors in our lives. Come learn about the relationship between yoga, HRV and stress, and how yoga can help you find balance in your own nervous system. More info at HRVyoga.com and BigDataYoga.com.

Energy Body Yoga

Energy Body Yoga focuses on three of the 8 limbs of yoga:  classic yoga postures (Asanas), working with yogic breathing (Pranayama) and concentration (Dharana). The class goes through an active yoga experience that includes standing, sitting, balancing and prone yoga postures. Attention is given to the energy body that includes the Chakras and the importance of the spine as the main energy channel. This is a small class environment suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced practitioners.

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