Wake up with yoga! Can we agree that our days are better when they start with yoga? Sunny Side classes offer a vinyasa practice to help you ease into your day, wake up tired bodies and spirits, and flood the body with positive energy. Better than coffee. Well...almost. Inspired by those happy sunny side up eggs at breakfast-time. All levels welcome.
Hatha = Sun, and Moon. "Ha" meaning sun and "Tha" meaning moon. Hatha is physical with emphasis on pranayama (breathing techniques). A class for finding balance and bringing harmony to the mind, body, and spirit. You'll find a mix of standing and seated poses, balances and twists. There will be time in each pose to breathe, observe, and practice alignment to find the ease in the pose. Expect to experience a moment between poses to reflect on being. This class includes guided observance of self and mediation.
All Levels Vinyasa - “Vinyasa” simply means breath-synchronized movement. You’ll find a mix of standing and seated poses, twists and forward bends, balances, backbends, and offerings for inversions, too. Each teacher brings a unique presence to this flow- inspired practice and will adapt to the unique needs and abilities of those in the room. All classes include breathing practice and meditation with an emphasis on incorporating yoga into your daily life. Suitable for any yoga student from beginner to advanced.
A slower version of an All Levels Vinyasa class. Here, we’ll focus on proper alignment and breath as we move through each “asana,” or posture. In Slow Flow, you’ll build strength and endurance in basic asana, while also discovering safe and effective ways of approaching intermediate and advanced postures. Slow = longer holds so you might sweat! Suitable for any yoga student level. Perfect for yoga beginners, those recovering from injury, expectant mothers, + postnatal mamas.
Yin + Yang is a balancing class in which you give your body a little bit of both - basically half and half. Yin is Sun, Yang is Moon, both are always in union with each other. In this class we use nadi shodhana pranayama (balancing breath), a powerful, purifying breath to access where we are and improve concentration. For movement we
call on our passive, lunar side to slow down. You will tap into your parasympathetic nervous system, and use time and gravity to work on the release of the fascia and connective tissues of the body as you hold each pose ~ 3 to 5 mins. Then call up our active, sun side to move and engage our muscles, to raise our heart rate and feel the energetic effects of action. We thrive when we are harmonious and balanced. The class ends in a restorative pose to feel the effects of balancing. The Yang portion is active vinyasa and may seem intense and fast-paced, plenty of modifications are provided. All levels appropriate.
A calming break in your day. Gentle Yoga is a class for rejuvenating and healing the body. You'll move at a slower pace and focus on stretching all areas of the body while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles. A restful, calming class including breathing, gentle flowing movements, passive longer holds and supported poses. This is a perfect beginner's class that is also appropriate for those working with injury, limited mobility, or who prefer a softer, gentler approach to a physical yoga practice. If you need to slow down, find meditation in movement, or mindfully release tension this class is for you. Expect to move, but not sweat -so you can return to work!
Join Renee on Saturdays to get your flow on. This is an all-levels vinyasa class that focuses on syncing your breath to your movement. This class is sure to get you out of your head and into your body. You can expect a dose of yogic philosophy followed by creative movement and some oh-so-flow-y music to really get you in the groove. You will leave energized and ready for brunch with your friends!
A mindful way to end your weekend and prepare for the week ahead. Begin practice with meditation, centering & intention setting, move through a gentle flow, and transition into a series of restorative poses. You will be supported by multiple props (blankets, blocks & bolsters) in order to experience maximum relaxation! Restorative poses are experienced for 5-7 minutes each. This is a nurturing, calming practice that is perfect for all levels of yoga students.
Tapas is a niyama, meaning "to burn". It is not to be confused with Spanish small plates 🙂. This class uses a specific sequence of postures, which are synchronized with the breath to build internal heat. Students will draw on this niyama to cultivate self-discipline, and inner heat to burn away impurities physically, mentally, and emotionally. It is taught in a heated room (80ºF) with little to no music. A warm, powerful class including breathing, synchronized movement, building strength and flexibility, and stress reduction.
Yin is the opposite of Yang (our vinyasa styles). Yin is slow, passive, cool, lunar, and dark. The class includes long, slow, passive holds ~3 to 5 mins each pose. Long holds focus on the release of fascia and connective tissues around our joints, ligaments and muscles. We will use props to assist us in holding poses longer, rather than letting the body go deeper. This is a challenging meditation practice for the mind more so than the body. Mindful breath awareness will bring you to a sense of relaxation, peace, and release. All levels are welcome.
Sometimes this class will include Reiki. This energy healing is offered throughout to enhance relaxation and release energy blocks in the body so you enter a deeper state of meditation.
A community class is offered by donation, often supporting a cause. Each class has a specific theme or specialty. The instructor brings their unique offering to the studio to serve in ways that uplift, heal, and support community.
Come meet members of your community of students, teachers, and practitioners whose shared purpose is to live happily, healthfully, and harmoniously.
New to yoga? No problem! Yoga is for EVERYONE regardless of age or ability. If you can breathe, you can do yoga. You don't have to be fit or flexible to start yoga. Fitness and flexibility are just a couple of the numerous benefits of a consistent yoga practice. Simply put, "yoga" means union. Just as there is a connection between the sun and the moon, there is a connection between the mind and the body. Yoga and help us to strengthen our connection to ourselves so we can better connect with those around us.