This Vinyasa styled class links breath to movement as students ‘flow’ from one pose to another. Depending upon the practice and/or the instructor, the flow may be faster paced or slow and concise. Either way, students are sure to step into and through challenge on their mats.
Foundations of Flow
Explore the foundations for your vinyasa flow and build your practice from the foundation up. This class is perfect for those new to yoga or those looking to further explore the poses. This class is perfect for students learning their alignment as well as those seasoned yogis looking to bring it back to the basics.
Discover a new level of stability and strength in your yoga practice. Perfect for those new to yoga or those looking to further explore the fundamentals. This class works at a slow yet active pace. Props and modifications are offered to bring greater accessibility to the poses. Time is spent explaining alignment and the technical aspect of the poses as we explore and discover our own optimal expression.
Just as we tend to our bodies in staying strong and flexible, we must also tend to the mind. There is a time to lean into challenge and discomfort, and there is a time for deep rest. This class aims to re-center. For many of us living in the chaos of our lives (taking care of others, work, illness, etc), coming on to our mats to receive is the best thing we can do for ourselves. Come, re-center, breathe deeply, and receive.
FLOW INTO HEALING
Come and gently flow your way into deeper stretching poses. A little bit of yin and a little bit of yang helps you to find that perfect balance on your mat. Ideal for students feeling particularly tight.
Yoga is for everyone. If you have injuries, osteoporosis, hip replacements, high blood pressure, etc-don’t be deterred! This class guides you gently through movement without exacerbating existing issues. Movement is the best medicine-come and flow.
Yoga Nidra is the art and science of yogic sleep. Yoga Nidra is an immensely powerful meditation technique designed to enhance healing and self awareness. It’s done lying down, cradled in blankets and bolsters that support your body. While the practioner rest comfortably in savasana (corpse pose) this systematic relaxation unwinds the nervous system leaving you rested and energized.
FOR YOUR BODY
The adaptive yoga class is specifically designed for, but not limited to people with mobility limitations/disabilities such as paralysis, amputations, spinal cord injuries, arthritis, and brain injuries. With a focus on breathwork, students are guided through a series of movements and postures which enhance mobility, flexibility and cultivate a deeper sense of awareness. Classes are designed to help students notice what they CAN accomplish and live to their fullest potential.
FREE FOR VETERANS! PLEASE NOTE To participate in this class, students must first stop by the veterans art center with proof of military service (military ID and DD214) and let them know you would like to sign up for the veterans yoga program at yoga V. Rental mats are limited so if you have a mat please bring it; all other equipment is provided by the studio.
This class/workshop is for students looking for a little more personal attention in learning their asanas (physical poses). Discover: New to Yoga is for students wanting to understand the basic alignment, breath, and movement that is a part of the Vinyasa styled practice. There are also various Discover classes (Inversions, Twisting Poses, Balance poses, etc) each month as well for any practioners looking to delve deeper into various other poses. In Discover, you can expect both practice and conversation. This is the perfect opportunity to ask all the questions you as well as to go deeper into poses you may be curious about! These classes are limited to 6 students, so students must reserve their spot ahead of time.
GIVE YOURSELF TIME Doors open 15 minutes before class begins. Doors will be locked during class. Please arrive with plenty of time to check in, set up, and begin on time. Wait in line at the front desk to be checked in. Even if you have already reserved a spot online.
LEAVE IT AT THE DOOR No shoes, gum, strong scents (on mat & body) or cell phones in yoga rooms. Please turn phones off or on vibrate once you have arrived, so not to be heard through walls. Let the instructor know if you must bring your phone in for an exceptional reason (silent only).
QUIET TIME Please refrain from conversation in the yoga rooms. Many students enjoy silence and meditation during their pre/post practice time.
SPACE FOR EVERYONE If the practice is full, please scoot your mat to create space for your fellow yogis. It can get crowded, but there is room for us all to practice closely. Be kind to new yogis-give them the back and middle rows to set up, so that they may watch and learn. New Yogis– don’t be shy about asking someone to scoot over 🙂
HONOR YOURSELF If you need to rest during practice, please do so discreetly. Childs pose or lying on your back is the most effective and non-distracting way to re-center and regain your breath.
WE LOVE ANSWERING QUESTIONS AFTER CLASS During class, note the energy in the room. If students are flowing and working to stay present, please save questions for the instructor after class.
LET US KNOW & BE A NINJA We ask that students leave the room only when necessary, as it can be disruptive. If you must leave, please do so as discreetly as possible and let the instructor know before class.
SACRED TIME During Savasana, please find rest. Not only is it one of the most important aspects of your practice, but it provides a calm and silent space for your neighbors. This is not a good time to drink your water, blow your nose, or leave class.