YOGA STYLES YOU WILL FIND WITHIN THE PRACTICES:
Yoga which balances the more Yang like practices of our lives. Yin is a slower, deeper, more meditative practice. It can hold poses for as little as 1 minute and as long as 9+ minutes. Longer poses are used to release stagnation in the joints and fascial connections of the body. Passively settle into the poses supported by props to allow to find ease and release. Allowing the chi (life force energy) to flow. Come close to your edge and allow the mind and body to settle into the experience. If you are hyper flexible or in your 3rd trimester of pregnancy ask about other classes.
All yoga extends from Hatha Yoga. Ha (Sun) Tha (Moon). A balance of breath combined with posture, strength and softness. Most styles of yoga come from Hatha. You can use a Hatha practice to build strength and flexibility, a calmer mind and the ability to find steadiness within your experience. Begin with your breath and expand your practice from there.
A more science based practice, I teach the practice of Kundalini as a practice which works within the framework of our lives at this present moment in time. Kundalini helps create strong bodies and in short time releases the energy of the Kundalini (coiled snake of energy at the root chakra) giving individuals the ability to move into each day and each life with strength and stability. It is a strong practice that requires no previous training, just an open heart and mind. Kriyas (or sets) are combined with the chanting of mantras and/or some movement. Bring an open heart and the intent to let go of all the things that hold you back from your life.
Sometimes called Yoga Sleep, Yoga Nidra is a deep meditative practice. Starting in fully supported relaxation pose you will be taken on a journey of healing and release. Slowly releasing to the space that floats somewhere between sleep and presence. Open the deepest part of your soul to the possibilities of life, creativity and change. Some say 1 hour of Yoga Nidra is equal to about 4 hours of sleep.
Yoga for women at every stage of pregnancy. Learn how to allow for the changes happening in your body in a fun and supportive way. This is a time to be enjoyed and celebrated. Connect with your baby through the rhythm of your breath and the movement of your body. Find the strength that is within all of us so that you can be present and aware at the birth of this child who has chosen you. (Always let teachers know you are pregnant or if you have recently been pregnant so they can give the best suggestions for your body and the changes it may be going through). Please check with your doctor before attending classes,make sure they agree that Yoga would be good for you through your pregnancy.
*Almost all classes are accessible to Women who are pregnant. Check with the studio.
Vinyasa Yoga comes from Hatha but in a North American perspective is sometimes thought of as "Power" Yoga. The flow of movement is guided by the connection of breath and body allowing you to shift fluidly from one motion, or pose to the next, creating the fire within your body through a deep understanding of the internal experience. Anyone can do this,you simply connect breath to movement. You will find that in a very short time you will be ready to progress deeper into your practice.
Restorative Yoga is a healing , relaxing yoga providing gentle, supported, opening poses. Whether you are looking to reduce the stress of a busy day, or life lived in a city, or heal, this practice will allow you to reduce strain on injuries, relieve chronic pain, or reduce stress on and within the body. If you have limited mobility this practice can be for you. Through breath, poses supported for long periods of time by many props and gentle movement you will find a place to relax deeply and find a new way to refresh and renew. Open to any ability level.