Yoga: Hatha Classes

Often defined as “willful or forceful” - Hatha yoga denotes a set of physical exercises (asanas or postures).  Arrangements of asanas, are designed to align your skin, muscles, and bones. These postures are also designed to open the many channels of the body - particularly the main channel, the spine.  This promotes free-flowing energy.  

Hatha yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment.  Hatha classes are offered in heated and non-heated rooms - check the listing and schedule.


EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING (WARM): 

This all levels, gentle slow and mindful class will help you ground, connect with the earth and center yourself for the following week. Specifically, offering students the opportunity to start the week with simple movements to connect the body with breath and supportive restorative postures for deeper relaxation.!

LEVEL:  All levels (move at your pace)         TEMPERATURE:  Warm        TIME:  60-minutes


GENTLE YOGA (WARM-HOT & NO-HEAT): 

This class focuses on deep relaxation, rejuvenation and healing. Promoting physical and mental fitness through poses, breathing exercises, guided imagery, and often meditation. Suitable for most fitness levels and ages - GENTLE YOGA is a soothing practice held in our infrared-heated room (WARM-HOT variety): allowing for deep stretching of muscles and relaxation. This class is suitable for beginners and those who are looking for a slower paced, more expressive experience. This class will help you develop body awareness, learn basic asanas and their various modifications.  An emphasis on proper alignment will help you slowly and safely build strength. Within this class a full explanation of yogic breathing is offered, along with instruction on how to link your breath with movement.  

For your convenience, GENTLE YOGA classes are offered in the WARM/HOT and NO-HEAT variety.  Check with our schedule to find the right class for you.  

LEVEL:  All levels (move at your pace)         TEMPERATURE:  Warm to Hot & No-Heat (check schedule)      TIME:  60-minutes


HATHA (HOT & NO-HEAT): 

Hatha is also translated as "ha" meaning “sun” and "tha" meaning “moon.”  This defines the balance of masculine aspects—active, hot, sun—and feminine aspects—receptive, cool, moon - within all of us. 

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. 

Arrangements of postures are also designed to open the many channels of the body - especially the spine (the main channel).   Allowing for freely- flowing energy.  This is a vigorous and powerful 75-minute class is held in a comfortably-lit, and non-heated room.

LEVEL:  All levels (move at your pace)         TEMPERATURE:  No-Heat         TIME:  60- and  75-minutes  (check schedule


HATHA: INTRO SERIES TO WARM  (NO-HEAT & WARM):

The perfect classes for new learners.  These non-heated classes introduce poses that are considered the “building blocks” that form the rest of our classes.  The Intro INTRO SERIES will introduce the general shapes of foundational poses, to develop strength and flexibility. These classes focus on prana (breath or life force) and postural alignment via fundamental postures (asanas) and sun salutations (Surya Namaskar), allowing clients more time in poses to master the basics. 

The perfect forum for questions that you have for the instructor.  

LEVEL:  Beginner            TEMPERATURE:  No-Heat & Warm (check schedule)    TIME:  60-minutes


HOT YOGA: 

Often defined as “willful or forceful” - Hatha yoga denotes a set of physical exercises (asanas or postures).  Arrangements of asanas, are designed to align your skin, muscles, and bones. These postures are also designed to open the many channels of the body - particularly the main channel, the spine.  This promotes free-flowing energy.  

Hatha yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment.  This powerful 75-minute class is held in our infrared-heated room.

LEVEL:  All levels (move at your pace)         TEMPERATURE:  Hot             TIME:  60- & 75-minutes 


SLOW BURN YOGA (WARM & NO-HEAT): 

Geared towards our clients drawn to a powerful challenge and full-body workout.  This class is a slow flow power yoga class where the postures will be held longer - you will feel the burn!  

You will leave with the satisfaction of completely working out your body and an appreciation for the asanas.

LEVEL:  Intermediate to advanced         TEMPERATURE:  No-Heat and Warm (check schedule TIME:  60-minutes 


SUNRISE YOGA  (WARM): 

Begin your day with an energy-inducing active yoga practice!  Encourage mindfulness via continuous movement linked with breath. Move through creative sequences that highlight proper alignment, supported with gentle hands-on assists. Move into your day with strength, flexibility and energy!

LEVEL:  All levels (move at your pace)         TEMPERATURE:  Warm        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


WARM YOGA BY CANDLELIGHT – MOVEMENT, YIN & MEDITATION: 

A unique combination of yoga movement and guided meditation. Classical yoga asana (postures), breath work, and gentle movements to build strength, flexibility and relaxation. This is a powerful practice that is suitable for all levels.  A practice that is gentle – but incredibly strengthening.

In a warm room, you will be guided through creative postures, focusing on your alignment, while you build strength, flexibility and a deep connection between your body and mind.  

This is a great opportunity to learn balance, effort, and surrender in each pose.  This powerful class closes with yin yoga postures and meditation, to find presence, and slow down the "chatter" in the mind.  The utilization of guided imagery and breath to reach the parasympathetic nervous system will be employed – a lovely way to close your Wednesday evening.

LEVEL:  All levels             TEMPERATURE: Warm        TIME: 60-minutes


YOGA ESSENTIALS  (WARM & NO-HEAT):

A casual, spontaneous class that explores fundamental yoga postures and basic alignment in a warm room. Learn the fundamentals to further your ability to safely explore a wider variety of poses. Experience and discover the positive effects of yoga in a warm room.  Introduction to various techniques of pranayama – the extension of the prana (breath or life force) or breath control.  These classes are offered in both the WARM and NO-HEAT varieties - as indicated on the schedule.  Either way, be prepared to break a light- to significant-sweat.  

Many students will enjoy the YOGA ESSENTIALS classes on an ongoing basis.  

LEVEL:  Beginner to Intermediate    TEMPERATURE:  Warm & No-Heat (check the schedule)        TIME:  60-minutes


YOGA - MOVEMENT & MEDITATION  (NO-HEAT): 

A unique combination of yoga movement and guided meditation. Classical yoga asana (postures), breath work, and gentle movements to build strength, flexibility and relaxation. There will be a focus on standing poses along with a seated segment that is suitable for all levels.  A slower pace practice than vinyasa yoga – but incredibly strengthening and powerful!  You will be guided through creative postures, focusing on your alignment through verbal cues and gentle hands-on assists, while you build strength, flexibility and a deep connection between your body and mind.  

As the class begins, a dedication to a theme, concept, for primary focus, balance of breath throughout practice. You’ll learn to balance effort and surrender in each pose.  This powerful class closes with meditation, to find presence, and slow down the "chatter" in the mind.  Through this meditation, the utilization of guided imagery and breath to reach the parasympathetic nervous system will be employed.

LEVEL:  All levels (move at your pace)         TEMPERATURE:  No-Heat         TIME:  60- and 75-minutes (check schedule


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