A special treat at the end of the week. This is a practice dedicated to slowing down- mindfully linking breath with movement. Amanda encourages you to feel each posture and let go of what you think the poses should look like. You will be guided to work with your breath, creating space for a balance between effort & ease, stillness & flow. Always ending with a blissful savasana. All levels welcome. *No class Dec 22, 2017.
This is a quieter class designed for beginners, anyone wanting more alignment instructed postures, or for someone working with injuries or limitations. You will learn exceptional alignment techniques that will aid in healing imbalances in the body and help to strengthen and tone the body as well as quiet the mind. Enjoy a short meditation in each class.
Designed for students who have been practicing yoga for a minimum of one year. This is a vinyasa style class with less emphasis on alignment and more emphasis on movement and flow. Arm balances and inversions may be explored! Enjoy a short meditation in each class.
Go with the Flow
You deserve to give yourself this hour! Vinyasa flow yoga synchronizes rhythmic breathing with motion. Come join us on your mat for a fun all levels class! This class is for everyone and anyone. It will challenge the experienced yogi while still giving plenty of options for those who want a more relaxed yet vinyasa flow based class. This class promises to leave you feeling refreshed and energized!
Using props and gravity, this class will provide guidance and permission to surrender into relaxation. Alternately stimulate and soothe the organs of the body through sequences that move the spine in all directions. Restorative poses will replenish with deep relaxation. No experience required. *Light, cozy blankets welcome.
This class is being offered as an All Levels Sun Salutation flow. Focus will be on using the breath to move from one pose to the next and energizing the entire body by connecting with the core. Complete the practice with a long savasana and leave feeling rejuvenated and ready to enjoy the rest of your day.
Cultivate harmony and balance in this yin-yang practice. One does not exist without the other- each is relative and complimentary to the other. This class combines the cool, passive aspects of Yin (those used to rejuvenate and nourish) with the warm, active aspects of Yang (those used to build strength and endurance through vinyasa). Do you typically find yourself rushing from one moment to the next, feeling there are not enough hours in the day? Or do you tend to live a steady, quiet life without a lot of external demands or challenges? In either case, this class is for you. Poses will focus on combining meditative stillness and ease (Yin) with dynamic movement and breath sequences (Vinyasa), balancing the opposing aspects of each, always finishing with a sweet savasana.
Yoga & Ageing
Yoga is the ideal companion at any stage in life, especially as we befriend our ever-changing bodies. Supporting one another is critical as we age and essential to our physical, mental and spiritual health. Yoga’s gift to us is the awareness of our own body and it’s strength. Using props enables us to be gentle in our practice and to trust our balance with a sense of independence and freedom. No previous yoga experience necessary.
Yin Yoga/ Yin Essentials
An intelligent, safe way to stress the physical body in order to keep it healthy and strong. Yin is known as the quiet yoga, with postures being practiced on the floor, concentrating on the parts of the body that are closest to the core and critical to physical well-being and range of motion. This class will focus on receiving space for surrender, thereby cultivating stillness and balance. Yin yoga is the perfect compliment to other more yang styles of yoga. All levels welcome. *Amanda will provide essential oils during the Yin Essentials class, offering the opportunity for you to explore the many healing qualities therapeutic oils have on the mind and body, enhancing your yoga practice.
This nourishing and gentle class prepares the expectant mother and her baby for the birthing process through a series of postures and breath work. This class is uniquely designed to help women adapt to the changes happening in her body during this period of time. A great place to connect with moms-to-be!
Yoga during pregnancy can help moms:
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of the muscles needed for childbirth
- Decrease lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and shortness of breath
- Decrease the risk of preterm labor, pregnancy-induced hypertension and low birth-weight
* Source: Mayo Clinic
Experience an alignment-based flow class with strong emphasis on working each pose from the ground up to integrate strength, flexibility, wisdom and grace. Encouraged are all levels of yoga practitioners as first-year beginners will develop proper alignment techniques and experienced practitioners will be able to dive deeper into yoga therapeutics which will allow a further understanding and advancement of the postures. Often referred to as ‘workshop-style’ classes by her students, Karen’s aim is to help heal imbalances, restore and rejuvenate the body through a physical, spiritual, inspirational and strong therapeutic approach. Enjoy a short meditation in each class.
This all level’s class will include flow sequences cued by the breath. Each week we will focus on strength, openness, and awareness as we flow with each inhalation and each exhalation from posture to posture. Incorporating forward folds, twists, backbends, balance poses and more, if you are looking to strengthen your body, open your heart and steady your mind, this is the class for you!