Specialty Yoga Classes
As a human family - we often like to mix things up. It keeps us vital, and opens us to new experiences and habits that we may discover that we absolutely LOVE!
We are proud to present classes that may not be your "traditional" offering - some are even researched and curated by our instructors. This variety and willingness to "step out out of the box" keeps the imagination, awareness mind, body, and community so strong, fresh, and nimble!
Please discover some of our "specialty" classes below:
ASHTANGA ESSENTIALS SERIES (WARM):
Specifically designed to introduce the theories and practice of Ashtanga with individual modifications suitable for everyone. The Ashtanga sequence, assists in purification and strength within the body while providing a tool for centering and focus of attention through breath-based movement. This class follows much of the traditional format of the Ashtanga practice – sun salutations, standing poses, seated poses, and closing sequence poses. Our instructors make the sequence accessible to students of all body types, ages, and experience levels. This class moves at a moderate- to slow- pace. You’ll leave each class feeling challenged, physically rejuvenated and relaxed. Ancient Practice at a Moderate Pace.
LEVEL: All levels (modify as needed) TEMPERATURE: Warm TIME: 60-75 minutes (check schedule)
BUTI YOGA (WARM & NO HEAT):
Buti Yoga workouts transform your BODY + SOUL with cardio-intensive bursts of tribal dance, primal movement + conditioning woven into a dynamic yoga practice. This calorie-scorching workout fuses power yoga with cardio-intensive tribal dance + body sculpting primal movement. Created by Celebrity Trainer Bizzie Gold, Buti Yoga utilizes the Spiral Structure Technique to sculpt + tone the deep abdominal muscles that stabilize and strengthen the body. Instead of linear movements, Gold favors movements that challenge the body along all planes of motion - THE RESULT - long, lean muscle with sexy feminine curves.
LEVEL: Experience Suggested - Not required (modify to meet your needs) TEMPERATURE: Warm & No-Heat TIME: 45-60 minutes (check schedule)
CHAKRA RESTORATIVE (NO-HEAT):
Chakras are subtle energy centers within your body that need to be balanced for optimum health. Enjoy this almost spa like experience using gentle yoga poses to open up your chakras, achieve total relaxation and allow your body to heal itself. Perfect for those facing medical or emotional challenges as well as those just needing some stress release.
LEVEL: All levels TEMPERATURE: No-Heat TIME: 60-75-minutes(check schedule)
HOT 26 is a set 26 yoga postures taught with two specific breathing exercises and practiced in a HOT room up to 105 degrees. This class - based on the foundations of the Bikram style, is the same sequence with each class so you can develop awareness and appreciation for how you are developing and growing, both physically and mentally, throughout your practice. The sequence was designed to systematically work every body part, including internal organs, ligaments, veins and muscles so they can maintain optimal health. Each posture of the sequence accomplishes something different in the body and they all work synergistically to help the body perform at its best.
Please note that although the poses and pace of this class are perfect for a beginner, the high temperature makes this class extremely challenging. Nobody will be allowed to enter the class without a full bottle of water. Additionally, you should drink extra water the day before, of, and after class to make sure you are properly hydrated. Please pay very close attention to yourself and the way that you are feeling during your session. This class is designed to be very extreme and the heat can be very exhausting. If, at any point, you do not feel okay, please notify your instructor.
LEVEL: Beginner to Intermediate TEMPERATURE: Hot TIME: 75-minutes
HOT CORE YOGA (HOT):
An all levels detoxifying yoga practice focused on keeping your center engaged and on point! This class is heated and your core is fused into everything we do on the mat, toning, building bone density and core strength.
LEVEL: All levels (move at your pace) TEMPERATURE: Hot TIME: 60-minutes
KUNDALINI YOGA (WARM & NO-HEAT):
Through asanas (postures), mudras, breath work, and meditation, the practice of Kundalini Yoga balances the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system, and enables one to harness the energy of the mind and the emotions. This allows us to be in control of ourselves, rather than being controlled by our thoughts and feelings. This is yoga for every person. It is said that the Kundalini Yoga experience goes right to your heart, to your core. These teachings are designed to give you “hands on” experience of your highest consciousness. By approaching Kundalini Yoga with and open heart, mind and with respect - your life can change.
LEVEL: All levels TEMPERATURE: Warm and No-Heat (check schedule) TIME: 60-minutes
"STEELY" YOGA - YOGA USING WEIGHTS (WARM & HOT):
Steely Yoga is a unique class that combines the stretching and lengthening benefits of yoga with the strengthening and toning benefits of using hand weights. This is a class that infuses yoga and lightweight dumbbells to provide a revitalizing practice that is sure to achieve focus and agility. This total body workout is taught in an 85-degree room and is perfect for most fitness levels – from new to experienced yogis: or anyone who just wants to take their current practice to the next level. Enjoy one easy workout that combines strengthening and lengthening to rev up your metabolism, re-shape your body and calm your mind!
If new to yoga, it is recommended that INTRO SERIES and/or YOGA ESSENTIALS is taken first.
LEVEL: Experience Required TEMPERATURE: Warm & Hot (check schedule) TIME: 60-minutes
TEXAS HOLD 'EM - WARM HATHA YOGA:
Developed by Sydney Taylor, a warm class that encompasses the full Hatha Yoga experience to include longer holds without flow. Students will relish in the strength of 30-second holds in this invigorating session. Hatha yoga can help us toward the path of creating balance and uniting opposites. Our physical bodies we develop a balance of strength and flexibility - while we also learn to balance our effort and surrender in each pose.
LEVEL: All levels (move at your pace) TEMPERATURE: Warm TIME: 60-minutes
THAT'S MY JAM! (WARM & HOT):
Jam out and enjoy yoga, strengthening, centering, and fun accompanied by an eclectic and mood-enhancing soundtrack!
Strengthen your body and elevate your heart rate with a Hatha-based, well-balanced sequence and variety of fundamental poses. This class is conducted in a heated room and is guaranteed to get you moving and sweating very quickly. We'll mix things up in this class by sometimes integrating yoga, weights, therabands, sliders, core work and perhaps a dance move here and there. You will receive a serious workout that is also fun and energizing. The playful nature of this class combined with the postures, and fun music - will make the the hour fly by!
The range of options offered and modifications makes this class largely accessible. Enjoy a rollicking selection of music – leave your requests!
If new to yoga, it is recommended that INTRO SERIES or YOGA ESSENTIALS is taken first.
LEVEL: All levels (move at your pace) TEMPERATURE: Warm and Hot (check schedule) TIME: 60-minutes
TRX YOGA (NO-HEAT):
Your body is your machine! TRX resistance training uses ropes and full body strength, to engage the core to help you obtain superior physical fitness. Straps line the wall - and students utilize them to engage theirbody weight to develop joint and muscular stability. TRX complements yoga, in that the emphasis is on movement through a full-range of motion. Through the utilization of the TRX equipment, so many different positions and flows can be achieved. You are in full control of the intensity level since have the unique ability to adjust your placement and position.
LEVEL: Yoga Experience Recommended TEMPERATURE: No- Heat TIME: 60-minutes
YOGA/MAT PILATES FUSION (WARM & NO-HEAT):
A perfect marriage of two great practices – Yoga and mat Pilates! Pilates mat classes emphasize the development of core (powerhouse) strength, flexibility, balance and endurance. The classes introduce exercises at multiple levels, allowing students to choose to work at a beginning, intermediate, or advanced pace. By blending Yoga asana with Pilates movement, students learn mindfulness, awareness of breath patterns, and spinal alignment. Expect engagement of the deepest muscles of your core.
This unique series of classes are offered in WARM and NO-HEAT. For an added challenge - the WARM offering is held in a room gently-heated (80 degrees) using infrared technology.
Various props (blocks, bolters, flex bands, foam rollers, rings, light weights, and balls) are often utilized so as to enhance/intensify the workout. No previous Pilates experience is necessary to join a mat class.
LEVEL: All levels (move at your pace) TEMPERATURE: Warm & No-Heat (as indicated on schedule) TIME: 60-minutes
Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation that translates from Sanskrit as “sleep” yoga. This specific meditation practice focuses on body and breath consciousness. Yoga Nidra is conscious rest that takes you to a place between sleep and awake where the parasympathetic nervous system (rest response) is fully engaged. Complete rest in this way promotes wellness for all systems of the body down to a cellular level while keeping the mind engaged in deep meditation. Researchers have indicated that 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra may be the rest equivalent to one hour of sleep or more!
We practice Yoga Nidra lying down in Savasana.
LEVEL: All levels TEMPERATURE: No Heat TIME: 45-minutes