This popular class is based on the belief that mental and physical health are interrelated, and should be conditioned together. All of the classes at YogaShop attempt to coordinate breathing and physical movement, improve focus and concentration, and help participants regain control of their body and mind.
This class offers an introduction to basic yoga poses, yoga foundations and breath work. A great class for someone new to yoga.
Expect lots of twists to help detox your physical body and release what’s no longer serving you. This class will be heat building with a relaxing cool down at the end. The sequence will be similar each time to help build muscle memory and allow your mind to let go. You will leave feeling cleansed, enlightened and ready to take on your day! Some yoga experience may be helpful but all levels are welcome.
NORTHERN FIRE FLOW
Strengthen your body from head to toe. This class offers the same sequence of poses every time, which allows the student to detach the mind from the body’s physical movements, making it a more meditative practice. Enjoy Sun Salutations, strength-building postures, backbends, twists, balances, and breathing exercises in a vinyasa flow with some longer holds. This class will leave you feeling strong, energized, cleansed and centered. All levels welcome.
Family yoga is for all ages and all family members! This class will focus on breathing techniques and FUN yoga poses to increase strength, flexibility and relaxation.
FULL MOON FLOW
The full moon flow is a non-heat building vinyasa sequence with moon salutations (moving side to side) and hip openers. The full moon is a good time to set intentions and connect with your body and mind through the energy of the full moon. All levels are welcome.
FULL MOON MEDITATION
Holding space is a conscious act of being present, open, allowing, and protective of what you need in each moment. Holding space is all about allowing—allowing yourself to feel what you feel. Allowing yourself to be whatever you need to be right now, allowing your experience to take whatever shape it does. We will meditate together with the energy of the full moon to surround us.
In this practice you will release tension, feel restored, and rejuvenated. With the use of props, we hold poses longer and use the breath as a moving meditation to go inward, releasing areas we are holding onto. All levels are welcome.
This class is a gentle flow that is soothing to the soul. The intention is to create awareness and openness in the body. You will move slowly with your breath to release tension/stress, increase flexibility and find grounding. Good for all levels, including those new to yoga.
Vinyasa flow is a yoga practice that cultivates presence by connecting breath with movement. Every class sequence is creative and different. You can expect breath work, sun salutations, warrior series, balance poses, inversions, backbends, twists and fun poses. This class will strengthen your body, focus your mind and inspire your soul. All levels welcome.
In this class, specific sequencing guidelines are used to produce a particular intention for the context of the class. You will find emphasis of function over form, the use of repetition before holding postures, and various breath adaptations. Each class will be sequenced to ensure each student is prepared to settle into any given posture, bringing the benefits of yoga to all bodies, even the unbendable and mature ones. All this is done to enhance the whole body and mind experience, increasing physical, mental and emotional strength and flexibility. All levels are welcome.
Yin yoga is a slow, meditative practice where positions are held for 3-5 minutes. This practice is nourishing and challenges us each to go deeper within. All levels are welcome.
Yoga Nidra is a state in which the body becomes completely quiet. The participant, through following verbal suggestions while lying on their yoga mat, becomes systematically and increasingly relaxed and aware of their inner world. A seated meditation will take place after Yoga Nidra. This class is beneficial in reducing stress and anxiety and a wonderful break from the daily challenges we all face. All levels welcome.
YOGA STRETCH AND STRENGTH
Yoga Stretch is a class paced to facilitate a deeper release in the major muscle groups. It includes gentle stretches, breath work, and effective movements to increase range of motion. Yoga Stretch is appropriate for all students who simply want to increase their flexibility, experience a deep release, improve strength and balance, and increase mental clarity and focus. Individualized instruction and modifications are given to accommodate students with chronic symptoms such as muscle or joint pain, stiffness or weakness. Props are used to help students create a deeper release of the body. All levels welcome.