Most class instruction is accompanied by uplifting, inspiring, and eclectic music.
The classes below are numbered to indicate their "intensity level" (1 being the least intense and 10 most). This does not correspond to level of expertise or what distinguishes a "beginner class" but rather, the intensity you can expect from the practice.
Learn & Refine ~ 60mins
This class is all about the details! All-levels appropriate from first-timer to advanced- everyone will GROW their practice and benefit from the added attention to the minutia of the practice. Join us to uplift and elevate what you're working with.
Mixed Level ~ 90mins
These classes are suitable for all levels of practice, including beginners. The poses offered will include variations to suit each student. Heavily alignment based, the students will be given clear instructions for alignment principles and encouraged to move into their highest potential. We will explore the prep-poses and/or technique to get into the primary level of one of the following: arm balance, inversion, or back-bend. We'll often use partners to do this, so get ready to have fun and meet your fellow yogis!
Intermediate/Advanced Level ~ 90mins
We offer this class for the students who know how to create the alignment that we instruct in the other levels of classes and who want more freedom. In this class your instructor will call out your poses and allow you to create the alignment without the usual ques and verbiage. This class is designed for the yogin who is already familiar with core postures in yoga, and has a fair to strong understanding of healthy and empowering alignment principles. The pace will move more quickly at first to generate a strong flow of energy and connection to the body, and then move into longer holds for standing poses, and twists. We will also use this time to explore more playful arm-balancing, daring hip-openers, fear-fighting inversions, and heart-alchemizing back-bends! In other words – more play time!
BUTi YoGA ~ 60mins
Prepare to meet your inner Goddess! Buti Yoga transforms your BODY & SOUL with cardio-intensive bursts of tribal dance, primal movement, and conditioning woven into a dynamic yoga practice. This fun, active flow is open to all levels: EVERYBODY is welcomed. In our HYBRID form we offer 30 minutes of BUTI Yoga (Fire) and then 30 minutes of slow flow (water & earth). As many of you know our studio is not simply a practice of physical postures, but offers something much deeper, and we have chosen to add BUTI to our schedule (May '17) because the practice is radical. Upon first trying BUTI, Nicki felt an immediate energetic and mental shift. This class will be challenging, and bliss-filled. Powerful, and alchemizing. The deeper intentions of this practice are beautiful, as it honors the strength from within, and assists us in bringing forth our innate power through ecstatic movement! So come, uncover the strength, power, and healing hidden deep within, and ground down into your being, so you can rise to meet any occasion with empowered grace.
Mindful Fluidity - 60mins
Intensity: 3-7 (Varies by teacher)
This style usually provides poses that range from gentle to challenging, but done with stable, self-centering energy. The pace is slower than Shakti Flow and emphasis is placed on safe alignment and the maintaining balance of the slow breathing. This style can vary in its speed, with some classes preferring long, silent periods of reflection and static holding during most poses, and others opting for a more fluid experience (with possible frequent bursts of energetic sequencing to raise energy). The toned-down speed of these classes does not, however, mean that the poses are any less beneficial for building strength, stability, and postural integrity than other styles. This slower pace is definitely more conducive to the meditative practices of mindfulness of action and awareness of breathing. This makes it particularly well-suited to newer students, or for those who desire deep concentration within their practice.
UPBEAT & CHALLENGING ~ 60mins
This is a flowing style of class that links breath to movement in the majority of poses. We will sit for a short meditation at the opening of the class and/or a little pranayama (breath-work). We will begin slowly and then ease into moving with more fluidity and intensity, ending with long savasana!
slow & mindful ~ 60mins
In this class we will take it slow. The poses will still strengthen chosen muscle groups but the pace and posture choice will be very gentle. Select posture holds will be longer. Focus will be given to careful, mindful alignment of poses. This class is great for beginners and also for those who would like to take it easy.
deep r&R ~ 60mins
The class begins with a guided centering and pranayama (breathwork). We begin with some gentle warm-up postures to move the spine a bit. The body of the class is filled with nourishing restorative poses that allow you to unwind from the week. These poses will be held a little longer to allow the body to fully ease into them. We may sit for a final guided meditation before entering a soothing savasana.
Prenatal (Coming soon)
Intensity: 2-5 (Varies by objective)
Designed especially for the mama-to-be's! Some of you are seasoned yogis desiring to continue your practice as your body changes, and some of you are brand new to yoga, beginning a practice to better prepare your body for birthing and to support your body during this special time! This class offering will be supportive, informative, nourishing, and relaxing. ALL stages of pregnancy are welcomed.
***If you arrive and we are in the opening/centering part of the class, please quietly have a seat in the back of the studio and wait to change, set out your mat, etc until we have begun to move!***
Can I come in early?
Yes! Our door will be open 15 minutes before the start of class.
We encourage you to arrive early so that you can settle in, change clothes, etc.
Do I need to sign-up online before class?
No, online sign-up is not required, but highly recommended to guarantee you a spot in the class.
Signing up keeps you notified of any changes that may occur.
The online system does require you to have a current active yoga package to reserve spots.
Do I need to bring a mat?
Please bring your yoga mat if you have one.
There are loaner mats at the studio that can be provided for free your first week.
After your first week there is a $2 mat rental charge per class.
* We highly recommend Jade Yoga Mats if you are looking to purchasing one!
**Jade mats can be purchased at the studio.