Laurel Limb’s fresh take on all-levels vinyasa. A mindful breath-centered movement practice rooted in hatha essentials that aims to create confidence through awareness. This class meets you exactly as you are! Access challenging postures through body-intelligent sequencing that builds strength and flexibility. Some poses will be broken down into progressive stages to allow you to personalize your practice. Learn how to skillfully use props to modify, deepen or explore pose variations that best suit your body. A comprehensive approach to asana that branches out to include pranayama, meditation, and contemplations on the eight limbs of Patanjali’s Yoga. Join Laurene for a unique offering that truly honors all bodies at all levels of practice.
A morning yoga practice that prepares you - body, mind and spirit - for whatever happens in the day. Cultivate a strong spine, a soft heart and an open attitude toward life, come what may! Expect the unexpected by letting our team of talented teachers inspire and guide you to tune in to your inner strength while taking you on varied movement journeys. Whether moving in and out of postures or holding poses, you will find courage to be vulnerable in your practice on and off the mat.
This strong yoga class features a gentle approach to core strength. Develop and maintain your body’s vitality, intuition, resilience, understanding and stability. Give your heart a hug from your lungs, and let your willpower burst into bloom! You‘ll feel some heat and get centered with your breath as you explore safe ways of and benefits to engaging your abdominal muscles. Take the plunge and dive into fun with Carol as she leads creative core exercises, pranayama (breathwork), controlled movement and intentional holds.
Laurel Limb’s answer to a perfectly balanced yoga class. Just as the Sun (yang) and the Moon (yin) are in divine union, give your body a little bit of both - half yin and half vinyasa! Learn the practice of nadi shodhana pranayama (balancing, purifying breath) to improve awareness and concentration. Call upon your lunar side to slow down and allow time and gravity to release the fascia and connective tissues of the body. Then call upon your solar side to engage the muscles and raise the heart rate to energize the body. Finish in a restorative pose to experience harmonious balance. Join Laurene for a truly unique offering that honors all bodies at all levels of practice.
A deliberate moderately paced yoga practice that focuses on physical and energetic alignment and movement synchronized with the breath. Expect to be guided through creative sequences of yoga postures supported by various pranayama (breathwork), meditation, and relaxation techniques in response to your needs. Express your true nature in each pose by taking time to breathe, observe and adjust for balance between ease and effort. Let our team of talented teachers inspire you to develop and maintain a dedicated yoga practice.
Take a break in your day to slow down, find peace and release tension. Expect to move but not sweat. This rejuvenating class moves at a relaxed pace to allow full stretching of all areas of the body. In response to your needs, our team of talented teachers may include breathing and meditation exercises, easy flowing movements, passive longer holds and supported poses. Perfect for beginners, those working with injury, limited mobility or anyone who prefers a softer, gentler approach to a physical yoga practice.
Bring body and mind together in perfect harmony. The word hatha literally means the union of ‘sun’ (ha) and ‘moon’ (tha). Hatha yoga is a physical asana practice with emphasis on pranayama (breathing techniques) and anatomical alignment. Expect an intentional full-body practice with a mix of standing and seated poses, balances and twists. Take time in each pose to breathe, observe and adjust for balance between ease and effort. Spend a few moments between poses to reflect on the awareness of being.
A beautiful way to end your weekend and prepare for the week ahead. Make time to reflect on the present moment and release stress. Find calm (grounding, centering, intention setting, etc.) before being guided through gentle movements that transition into a series of restorative poses. Experience deep relaxation for 5-7 minutes in each pose through the use of as many props (blankets, blocks, bolsters, etc.) as you need to feel fully supported. A nurturing practice that is beneficial for ALL.
A Laurel Limb signature offering for dedicated practitioners and beginner students who are ready to deepen their practice. Join Laurene as she breaks down the barriers to advanced asana by empowering you to work any yoga pose to any level. Treat yourself to a personalized work-shop style approach to find your truest expression of various yoga poses, including seemingly impossible arm balances and inversions. Each class will focus on the progressive steps toward 1-2 peak poses. Expect to develop both proprioception and interoception (external and internal body awareness) through body-intelligent sequencing, skillful use of props, and yoga drills to integrate strength and flexibility. This is a class you don’t want to miss! While open to all-levels, a fundamental understanding of yoga practice would be helpful.
Optimize your yoga practice by engaging the qualities of yin (slow, passive, cool, lunar, and dark) as a counterbalance to the dynamic, heat-building qualities of yang generated from active yoga styles. Expect long holds ~3-5 minutes to allow gravity to release the fascia and deep connective tissues between and around our bones, especially in the lower spine, hips and legs.
Develop joint strength and flexibility slowly and mindfully by using props to assist in holding poses longer, rather than just letting the body go deeper. This may be a challenging practice more so for the mind than for the body. Appropriate for all levels and almost all bodies.
Need help stoking the flames of your inner fire? This heat-building class draws on the third of Patanjali’s niyamas (observances) - Tapas, which refers to the ‘burning enthusiasm’ we develop toward our yoga practice. Tapas comes from the Sanskrit tap, meaning ‘to burn’, which may be understood as a means to self-discipline by burning away physical, mental, and emotional impurities
A gentle, therapeutic yoga practice that incorporates the movement healing system of somatics to increase mobility and relieve chronic pain. Somatics uses small, slow movements to re-educate the way our brain senses and moves our muscles, allowing the release of tight, restricted muscles for increased function. Cookie creatively combines chair yoga with somatics for an embodied experience. Perfect for those working with limited mobility/function, recovering from injury or anyone needing body movement therapy.
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.