Our bodies love a variety of movement – different tempos, breath patterns, and energy levels. Classes are inspired by traditional Hatha asanas, as well as dynamic movements found within Vinyasa styles of practice. Each class is centered around strength, stability and fluidity – and is open to every body, every time. Each class focuses on a yogic principle, typically discussed in my Off the Mat series. Beginners are encouraged and welcomed. Read below for general class descriptions.
– Energy Flow –
This practice links breath to movement in a powerful sequence, cultivating energy and heat from inside out. Longer held asanas are practiced during a period of silence, to find strength and stability from within. This well balanced class gives practitioners enough space to pause, focus and refocus on the breath, allowing for continued awareness and the invitation to release what no longer serves them. Though an Energy Flow is not a “Power Yoga” class, it certainly welcomes heat and sweat, and will cultivate strength throughout the entire body.
– Slow Flow –
Combining the fluidity of a flow class with the calming vibes of a gentle class, this practice invites us to find breath and space within the body. Practitioners are provided with a well rounded yoga experience through mindful movement patterns, longer held asanas, self-inquiry, and pranayama (breath practice).
– Restorative –
This practice is centered around gentle movements and restorative shapes (typically using props), that we melt into for several minutes to invite tension-release in the body. Pranayama and/or meditation are offered at the end of class to assist with steadying the mind and directing attention inward so we may better navigate the outward world. In-person classes may also end with Reiki.
– Tips & Extra ‘To-Knows’ –
- Find your flow to a Downward Facing Dog: You might here me use this phrase from time to time, as an invitation for you to find your own movement through a transition. Most of the time, I’ll invite a plank to cobra, chaturanga dandasana to upward facing dog, or cat-cow/childs pose. Your decision is based on what you want to work on that day, and what is right for you at that time.
- I don’t give hands-on adjustments: In an in-person class, I will almost never come and assist you through an asana. I am a somatic-enthusiast, meaning, I want you to find your way into an asana in your body, at your own pace.
- I don’t single anyone out: Unless you ask me a specific question, I won’t single you out in class for doing something other than a suggestion I’d given. My cues come from either what I’m seeing happening in the room, or what I usually see or notice with someone getting into a shape.