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This class may also offer pranayama (breathing techniques) and guided meditation. Due to the slower pace of this class, you will have time to get to know your body in postures, and begin to train your mind and nervous system to recognize and appreciate an inner state of calm.
Many of our advanced Yogis know the value of taking this kind of class. All are welcome to slow down and enjoy the ride.
This is a class designed to awaken the body, clear the mind, elevate your kundalini energy, release tension and trapped energy, ease pain, build strength, improve balance and flexibility.
Connect to your spirit and feel good in your body. All levels.
With all Yoga, breath is the key, the engine that feeds the practice. Vinyasa asks that the breath finds harmony with the movements.Vinyasa came from the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, but rather than a set series of postures, Vinyasa sequences change with each class and each teacher.
This guided, flowing practice offers detoxification, flexibility and strength in an invigorating, orchestrated flow. Transitions between postures are often Sun Salutations but you will also experience creative transitions. Variations/Modifications are given to turn up or down the intensity of the postures. This is faster-paced than Slow Flow(to state the obvious) ;You can always take a pause if needed. Vinyasa creates heat in the body, calm in the mind. You may just find yourself in the zone. This is the perfect practice for “Type A” minds who struggle with stillness. Vinyasa is, in fact, a moving meditation and will bring in the calm and clarity you seek. Plus you will feel damn good with a full body work-in.
Those new to Yoga or Vinyasa may feel physically challenged at times-no worries; We allow you YOUR experience at YOUR level. Even the most advanced Yogis know that taking Child’s Pose is sometimes the perfect place to be.
If you are new to Yoga, we recommend that you attend a minimum of 5 of our regular Vinyasa classes before coming to this class so you are somewhat familiar with the postures and your ever changing body. This class will likely feel more intense because your inner focus will be turned up but we know you can do it!
The first few minutes of the practice will consist of guided breathwork (pranayama). In each session you’ll explore different breathing techniques noticing the effects on your body and mind. These breathing exercises have different benefits and indications, which will be described during each session.
This will be followed by a sequence of yin poses held between 3-5 minutes each. Postures are seated, lying down and supported with bolsters, blankets, blocks as needed. While holding the Yin postures you are encouraged to feel body sensations, changes in breath pattern, and activity in your mind as you melt deeply into the Yin tissues of the tendons, ligaments, fascia, and bones. The use of props and modifications are encouraged as they help to achieve a more passive body, which allows access to the deeper and more subtle tissues; This is like a whole body meditation.
The session ends with a resting pose, savasana, where everything that was done in the class can integrate, creating a blissful sense of calmness and space in the body and the mind.
Low intensity, grounded asanas with pranayama, sound healing and meditation designed to
draw the gaze within, access deeper structures of the body and foster restoration of the mind,
body and soul. Accept, release, restore and rebalance. Use of props for supported postures,
Suitable for all levels.
Great class for all levels!
In order to honor the sacred nature of motherhood, this class is only for pregnant women.