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Class Descriptions

Sivananda
Sivananda yoga is a form of hatha yoga. Each class focuses on four main principles: proper exercise (journey through a series of asanas); proper breathing (pranayama); proper relaxation (savasana); positive thinking (vedanta) and meditation (dhyana).
Benefits: This asana sequence is designed to increase strength and flexibility of the spine

Ashtanga
The 8 limbs of yoga from the teachings of K. Pattabhi Jois. Ashtanga is based on a specialized sequencing of postures and focused breathing techniques. Poses are held for multiple breathes.
Benefits: Conditions the muscles, develops core awareness, and improves balance

Hatha
Hatha is a union of the pairs of opposites. Ha = Sun. Tha = Moon. Balancing the physical and mental bodies. The physical providing strength and stamina to maintain mental stillness and peace.
Hatha flow practices incorporate both static postures and flowing sequences, more slowly paced than Ashtanga and Vinyasa, it is beneficial for all yoga levels.
Benefits: Inward reflection through pranayama, chakra awareness, and deep relaxation

Vinyasa Flow
Connecting breath with dynamic and fluid movements. It incorporates creative sequencing and poses from various styles of yoga.
Benefits: Builds cardiovascular endurance and strength

Restorative
Balances the Yang (active) side of yoga practices. Concentrating on the lower back and/or the hips. Props are used to help promote passive stretching and relaxation within the muscles.
Benefits: Opens the deeper connective tissues, strengthens joints, calms the mind

Yin
Holding poses for 3 to 5 minutes. Yin poses will release the larger muscle groups and create tension.
Benefits: Increases and maintains range of mobility of joints, stops degeneration of bones, releases mental tension

Children’s Yoga
Yoga for kids is a special practice just for kids! Combining movement, meditation, and creativity.
Benefits: Body awareness, breathing techniques and coping mechanisms, builds confidence, improves focus and concentration

 

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