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Class Descriptions

Beginner 

Perfect for newcomers!

Hatha I

– Perfect class for first-time yoga students. Breathe, stretch, and de-stress. All the benefits of yoga without the intensity. Room temperature: 70 – 74 degrees.

Pre/postnatal yoga

– A relaxing yoga practice focused on helping you feel calm, flexible, and fit during pregnancy and gently get back into shape post-delivery. This workout will increase your energy, ease aches and pains and strengthen the muscles you will use for labor and delivery.

Yoga Essentials

– This yoga class focuses on the foundations of yoga postures and correct body alignment in order to prepare you for a Vinyasa class. The instructor will break down the correct alignment and give modifications for foundational postures of yoga. Room temperature: 70 – 74 degrees.

Tai Chi/Qigong

– Exercise is slow, gentle, controlled and fluid. It is very precise and meditative. The whole body tones as you work through a series of movements that incorporate legs, arms, and core stability.

Chair Yoga

– A unique style of yoga that adapts yoga poses through creative use of a chair for more support and stability. This class will help relieve stress, increase energy, improve flexibility, build strength, and correct posture.

Cancer Well-Fit Yoga

– Semi-private, warm yoga program with a focus on the mind-body-spirit connection. Class will include instruction on meditation and healing techniques within the group and will also address participants’ individual needs.

Yin Yoga

– The yin style of passive poses opens the body to more flexibility while also engendering a more contemplative, non-reactive quality of mind. Each class will conclude with meditation. Room temperature: 75 – 80 degrees.

Yoga for Every Body

– An extra gentle yoga class designed for every body type. Practice yoga with the use of props, and modifications. Participants must be able to freely move on and off the floor. Room temperature: 70-74 degrees.

Restorative Yoga

– Restorative poses are often referred to as “active relaxation.” By completely supporting the body with props, we alternately stimulate and relax the body to move towards balance. Experience a deep state of physiological relaxation in which one can soften muscular tension, nourish the organs, balance the hormones, and stimulate prana. Room temperature: 70 – 74 degrees.

Meditation

– 45 minutes of relaxation techniques along with developing more inner awareness.

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Intermediate

Moderate intensity classes.

Vinyasa I

– Vinyasa means to move with breath. Moving with your inhale and exhale you will flow through a sequence of yoga poses. Room temperature: 80 – 85 degrees.

Pilates

– The focus of core engagement and proper breathing while working in neutral spine will improve your posture, back health, and tone your entire body from the inside out.

BodyFlow

– This Les Mills class is set to fantastic music to motivate you. A blend of yoga, core work and tai chi to strengthen muscles, improve balance, increase range of motion and de-stress.

Hatha II

– Breathe, stretch, strengthen, and de-stress while working on alignment and fine tuning your asana practice. This is a more physically challenging class and will be customized toward the students in attendance. Room temperature: 70 – 74 degrees.

Barre Strength

– A Barre fusion class that focuses on creating a sculpted, lean, and flexible body.

Belly Dance

– A core training experience through movement and dance.

Pilates Barre

– Amplify your strength and flexibility with a blend of core conditioning Pilates on the mat and standing barre work.

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Advanced

Experienced participants. 

Vinyasa II

– A yoga class combining a series of dynamic, flowing postures with deep rhythmic breathing for an overall body-mind workout designed to release tension, build strength and increase endurance and flexibility. The challenge focus of this class will be created by altering the pace or duration of poses, and the frequency that they are repeated. Intermediate to advanced levels. Room temperature: 80-85 degrees.

Power Yoga 75 – Hot

– Heated, flowing class based on the Vinyasa Power Yoga style. This style offers a vigorous, fast-paced series of poses designed to condition the whole body. Beginning with sun salutations, students move from one posture to another in a continual flow and link movements to breath with the aim of creating freedom in the body, peace of mind, and the ability to move more powerfully and authentically. Room temperature: 90-95 degrees.

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