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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.
In Ashtanga there are 6 series. We will for now be focusing on Series 1, and possibly 2.
Like Vinyasa, Breath is the key , the engine that feeds this practice. This practice offers consistency, detoxification, flexibility and strength in an invigorating, orchestrated flow.
This is an all levels class and is expertly guided.
Those new to Yoga or to Ashtanga/Vinyasa may feel 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!
wind down with a sweet Yin practice. Sustained, supported stretches promote suppleness of the connective tissues, joints, ligaments and tendons-promoting healing and quieting the mind.
Some meditation and pranayama may be included.
This is a class for those looking to grow their practice and expand their capacity to move with power,grace and integrity. Be prepared to work,play and relax.
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.
Unlike some flow-based approaches where students are encouraged to independently “find their way” to the postures by imitating the teacher, an Iyengar Yoga class is precise, with misalignments and errors actively explained and corrected. Iyengar emphasizes precision and alignment” and prioritizes correct movement over quantity, i.e. moving a small amount in the right direction is preferred to moving more but in other directions. Postures are held steady to allow the muscles to relax and lengthen, and encourage awareness in the pose.
Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers are recognized worldwide for their profound understanding of the subject of yoga.
Great class for all levels!
In order to honor the sacred nature of motherhood, this class is only for pregnant women.
Yoga Sculpt will challenge your fitness level, cardio capacity, endurance. AND like all of our classes, modify or take a break as needed! NO judgement!