I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you which is love, of truth, of light, and of peace.
When you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, we are one.
Gentle Yoga practice aims to systematically move through a series of postures at a slower pace emphasizing alignment and modifications, to gradually increase the range of motion and improve balance, flexibility, and strength. This class welcomes practitioners of all experience levels. It is a relaxing practice for beginners, practitioners with certain physical limitations such as joint or muscle aches, and a calming complement to high-intensity activities or exercise. Attendees must be able to move from standing to sitting on floor (and vice versa) without assistance.
Restorative Yoga is a deeply meditative experience which provides the opportunity to bring the body into balance and reduce stress. The practice involves a gentle but effective way of combining supported postures, gentle yoga, breath work, energy healing, and guided meditation. It is an especially effective practice for those recovering from, or living with, injury or ailments. It can also serve as a relaxing balance to more high-intensity activities and exercises. Give yourself the opportunity to step away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world, and access the deeper wisdom that reside within you.
Relax & Renewis a 60-minute private and personalized session, or choose to immerse yourself in a community of supportive practitioners. The focus is on supporting the body as it releases into deeper postures while allowing inward self-exploration and awakening of the body's potential for self-healing.
Attune and Restoreis a 90-minute sequence to revitalize the mind, body, and spirit with a personalized restorative yoga program that combines gentle but deeper stretching, supported postures, breath work, and guided meditation, with the option to incorporate energy healing and appropriate essential oils.
The Deep Stretch class is derived from Yin yoga which is a balancing practice to the yang-style yoga. Along with a systematic approach to breathing, the sequence is slow paced holding postures around 3 minutes, 5 minutes, or more to increase circulation to the connective tissues and improve flexibility. This meditative session is a complement to the more dynamic forms of yoga and exercise that builds on the fundamental message of Yoga to bring balance and self-realization to the human existence especially in a world that continuously stimulates our every being. The relevance of the physical practice is a means to build the energy in mastering the mind to transform habits, bring about the actualization of one's potential, and move from distraction to attention. Open to all levels provided one can move from sitting or laying on the floor (and vice versa) without assistance.
An evolved offset to Hatha, Flow Yoga is often referred as Vinyasa. The sequence is akin to movement meditation which focuses on the dynamic synchronization of the breath and movement. Instructions emphasize alignment and creativity, linking of postures in a continuous flow, and refining breath practice to build internal heat, develop focus, and enhance strength, flexibility, and balance. Each session is different as every instructor infuse their unique creativity.
Beginner Level: This is an introduction to the flow of practice that prepares students for the vigorous level through the development of mindful movement and breathing. It is ideal, if not recommended, for individuals who are new to the style, for those who prefer continuous movement at a slower pace, but can also be useful to the experienced practitioner who wants to deepen the foundations of their practice.
Intermediate Level: This is an energetic continuation of beginner level that focuses on refining and building endurance while continuing mindful movement and breathing. The sequence begins to incorporate the different variations of the postures to encourage self-discovery and deeper understanding of self-awareness.
Advanced Level: This follows intermediate level with more energetic and challenging sequencing that introduces deeper variations of different postures, handstands, arm balances, and forearm balances to name a few. Attendees are recommended to have a strong fundamental background of flow or vinyasa practice before participating in this class levels.
Class listing: Vinyasa L2, Detox L2
FLOW and STRETCH
The foundation of the combined sequence of Flow and deep Stretching originates from the concept of Yin/Yang practice. The flow of the sequence prepares and builds from one posture to the next to deepen and counterbalance the other. The rhythm emphasizes on the power of the breath that coincides with each mindful movement consequently activating movement of internal energy. Once the body is warm, the practice is then balanced with deep stretches holding postures for several minutes targeting beyond superficial tissues — the connective tissues — parts of the body ordinarily overlooked during active exercises. While this portion of the practice might seem passive or boring to the observer, it is not restorative. Maintaining postures for an extended period of time supports the development of mind and body. This is an open level class provided one can move from standing to sitting or laying on the floor (and vice versa) without assistance.
MOMMIES - TO - BE YOGA
Dedicated to all mommies-to-be! This class is an opportunity to be in a supportive environment in the journey of a beautiful transformation and energetic bonding that is motherhood. Yoga is important in strengthening the mind and body during a time when a woman's entire being goes through changes. This class is intended to provide safe yoga practices for expecting mothers that promote the connection between the breath and the body in welcoming the new energy growing within, develop strength and stamina to support the birthing process, and reinforce balance and overall vitality of the mind and body essential in motherhood.
The class is open to all expecting mothers, although it is recommended to wait until after the first trimester to begin a new exercise regimen such as yoga. Pre-registration is necessary, and no walk-ins/drop-ins will be allowed as space is limited. Additionally, a waiver to participate in yoga practice and clearance from the OBGYN or Midwife will be required before attending a class, especially those who have had or presently have high-risk conditions.
The traditional approach to teaching yoga was once a direct method from teacher to student to individualize their experiences. Modern practices, however, center on group lessons as they afford for a more energetic experience and the opportunity to grow with a community. Depending on the individual's needs, a private yoga lesson can be beneficial for the following reasons:
Individualized attention and guidance especially when establishing safety, proper posture, and appropriate breathing practices.
The advantage of focusing on the suitable practice to address individual needs and goals whether recovering from an injury/avoiding re-injury, addressing health concerns, easing mental or emotional stress, or deepening personal spiritual journey.
The freedom to continue practice even with the most hectic of schedules and inability to attend prescheduled class