This class integrates alignment of posture, attention to breathing and transitions between postures, and deep release of connective tissues. Your teacher will guide you from one pose to another in a flowing sequence of yoga postures while pausing to hold and work on alignment and deep body awareness. This allows you to ease safely through the postures while maintaining a deep awareness of the breath and the self. This class works with the precision and care of Iyengar Yoga while incorporating the movement and heat building of Ashtanga Yoga and the therapeutic focus of Viniyoga™. Through flowing practice, heat is naturally and safely created within the body to warm, soothe, heal and strengthen the student from the inside out.
This class is designed to calm the nervous system and induce the relaxation response. The focus is on relaxing and opening the body in restful postures with the use of soft props. This is not sleep, but deep rest that provides the body an opportunity to renew and to heal. Numerous studies have proven the physical and emotional benefits of triggering the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). This is beneficial for a strong immune response, lowered heart rate and blood pressure and balancing the body’s response system. It is believed that when the PNS is under-active, the body is more susceptible to illness.
Yin Insight Yoga
This class is primarily a Yin yoga class with some flowing movement. In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive ‘stress’ on the deep layers of connective tissue in the body. Physically, Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints, primarily between the navel and the knees. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body’s meridian system, which enhances the body’s energetic flow and supports emotional equilibrium. We will hold the postures as we turn our attention toward our inner landscape, learning to live in our bodies in a wholesome way. As we surrender into the postures we are able come to stillness not only in our bodies but also in our thoughts. Through this stillness we will investigate our true selves and come to a place of acceptance. The practice is deeply relaxing enabling us to go inward towards a place of compassion for ourselves, for others and for all beings. This practice is suitable for all ages and for pregnancy as well. This practice can be quite intense not only physically but emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
Private Yoga Sessions
There are times when you may want to schedule private sessions of yoga for yourself to work in a concentrated manner one-on-one. This is especially effective when you are working with an injury or limitation so you can learn to adapt postures when you are attending public classes. Perhaps you want to learn a specific posture or work on opening a particular area of the body or you need advice and support in developing your home practice. How about a private yoga class with a group of your friends, with your networking group or with colleagues? Call us at the studio to schedule a private session.
Eclectic Hatha Yogawith Kim Dwyer
Expand your horizons! There are many styles of yoga and it is nice to discover new practices to keep your practice fresh. Kim Dwyer will draw from a broad variety of teachings to bring a different flavor to each class: from Kripalu, vinyasa (flow), yin to kundalini yoga styles. Meditation, breathing techniques (pranayama), and strong standing postures will be explored among many others.