Conscious Control Meditation (75 min)
This style of meditation is oriented towards aligning principles of neuroscience and mindfulness in order to increase the benefits of meditation in regards to attentional control, stress and anxiety relief, depression, and more. In this class we will educate about the brain and its natural processes as well as give tools and techniques for having a more effective meditation. Class will begin with a discussion period in the beginning, followed by a 25-30 min meditation and ending with a brief optional Q/A period.
Yin/Restorative Yoga (75 min)
This class is a combo of Yin and Restorative Yoga. A Yin yoga class consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer. The yin poses, therefore, are passive and performed while seated or in a reclining position. The poses are held with the muscles fully relaxed, allowing time and gravity to deepen the stretch and target the fascia and the Chinese meridians. The time spent holding these asanas is similar to meditation. With the chosen restorative postures, you are supported by blankets, bolsters and at your discretion have sand bags for grounding.
Healthy Back Yoga Wall (75 min)
This class is catered towards those with limited mobility or new to physical exercise or yoga. Postures are performed on the floor or with The Great Yoga Wall. The goal of this class is to reduce pain and improve back health through core strength, balance, flexibility and understanding proper alignment cues. Participants will still reap the health benefits of yoga in a low impact format.
Fascial Release Yoga + Yoga Wall (90 min)
Relieve tension and deeply relax with this alignment based therapeutic class. This class is designed to release fascial restrictions, to enhance body awareness, develop better posture, and improve core strength. Lacrosse or Tennis balls are used in conjunction with foam rollers to soften tissue and challenge balance. This class is for anyone who wants the skill to relieve pain and increase energy. Each class is unique to opening up a focused area of the body. We will also integrate The Great Yoga Wall to open and release the spine.
Gentle Flow All Levels (75min)
This class is an invitation to honor yourself wherever you are in your practice and in life as we move through a gentle, mindful class with opportunities to explore spinal awareness. We will also bring attention to basic yoga philosophy, breathing practices, and how to incorporate a spiritual practice that is in alignment with your values. This class is welcome to all, from beginners to seasoned yogis; intensifications and modifications will be given to meet each student to serve them best.