Hatha yoga refers to a set of physical exercises (known as asanas or postures), and sequences of asanas, designed to align your body. Hatha is translated as ha meaning “sun” and tha meaning “moon”; referring to the balance of masculine aspects—active, hot, sun—and feminine aspects—receptive, cool, moon—within all of us. Hatha yoga offers a path toward creating balance and uniting opposites within your body. Physically developing a balance of strength and flexibility while mentally learning to still the fluctuations of the mind and become more present in the unfolding of each moment.
Hatha yoga class is a gentle, yet strong practice suitable for beginners, those recovering from injury or those desiring to deepen their personal yoga practice.
Level One: Centering, warm-ups, preparatory poses, classic yoga postures and resting poses are described and demonstrated in detail with an emphasis on alignment. Students will be guided and assisted in postures leading to greater awareness, balance, strength and flexibility.
Level Two: Some understanding of sun salutations, classic yoga postures and modifications, back bends and arm balances with an emphasis on alignment. Students will be guided and assisted in postures leading to deeper awareness, balance, strength, flexibility and stillness of the mind, body and spirit. Students are invited to challenge themselves with inversions and arms balances.
Taught on a stand up paddle board (SUP), this yoga challenges students to be present, focused and centered. SUP yoga classes are usually taught on rivers, lakes or gentler water areas. A confidence for water activities is helpful, as is the ability to swim. Life jackets, safety kits and SUP leases are provided. Some paddling is required. Students are invited to practice at varying levels and enjoy the new found balance of a gentle or strong SUP practice. Savasana (closing relaxation) on a SUP is one of life’s small pleasures.
This class teaches a variety of postures and styles to keep teens actively interested, engaged, and challenged. Teens will have fun getting fit, improving strength, balance, flexibility and endurance with challenging poses. They’ll also develop emotional equilibrium, self-esteem, and concentration with the deep breathing, relaxation and meditation components of the sessions. Teens are taught to energize their bodies and calm their minds, enabling them to approach their lives with a fresh, positive outlook and the strong sense of self-worth that comes from emotional and physical wellness.
This class will introduce students to flowing sequences that are combined with the breath. The class is taught at a slower pace to allow students to fully experience the postures and to learn to incorporate modifications appropriate for their individual abilities. Students will experience the meditative aspect of yoga, as well as build strength, flexibility and physical stamina. Emphasis is on alignment and creating an inner stillness throughout the practice.
This class is open to all students, with an emphasis on beginners.
This is a recommended class if you are new to yoga or revisiting. Classic postures with attention to alignment and breath work are explored in detail in a safe and compassionate environment, allowing you to develop an understanding of key techniques and to build confidence. It is the perfect grounding in the basics of yoga. Open to all students.
Centering, warm-ups, preparatory poses, classic yoga postures and resting poses are described and demonstrated with an emphasis on alignment. Students will be guided and assisted in postures leading to greater awareness, balance, strength and flexibility. Vinyasa, moving to the breath, may be introduced. A guided relaxation will close the practice. Open to all students.