Yoga Class Descriptions
Restorative yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and
opening your body through passive stretching. Restorative yoga helps provide physical and mental balance to prevent stress and anxiety by using props like bolsters, blocks, and blankets to fully support the body, facilitating deep relaxation. This is a great class if you're recovering from an illness or injury or would like to find balance in your hectic life.
Gentle Yoga is an accessible “All Levels” class.
It combines breath-work (Pranayama) with gentle movement (Asana) to increase mobility & flexibility in a slower well rounded way that supports our physical, emotional & spiritual needs. With our breath & movement we can cultivate balance and an overall feeling of well-being and centeredness.
Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness. It is a form of yoga that involves chanting, singing, breathing exercises plus repetitive poses. Its purpose is to activate your energy known as Shatki. This is a spiritual energy that's said to be located at the base of your spine. Kundalini helps us
to actualize your own highest self and then embody that.
Healing yoga is combination of many types of yoga including gentle, restorative, yin, Kundalini, pranayama, and meditation, helping to facilitate healing from within. We do a series of poses (asana) combined with mudras, breathwork, and other healing modalities to help support our emotional & physical well-being. The healing takes place when we are allowed to quiet our minds, focus on the present moment, and release the energy & thoughts which no longer serve our highest good.
This class is suitable for all levels.
Yoga for Grief
We experience grief after life changing events such as the death or loss of loved one, a divorce or breakup, loss of a job or being diagnosed with a chronic illness. Yoga is one coping tool we can use during our grief. Along with loss come fear of the future and the constant replaying of painful memories both which can lead to anxiety & depression.
One of the key focuses of yoga is being present – connecting with our breath, our bodies and our emotions exactly how they are in the present moment. Learning to be “in your body” during your grief instead of letting your thoughts escape to the past or the future is a key part of the healing process.