Yoga and Barre Classes
Each class is open to all levels from brand new beginners to experienced practitioners. Please arrive 10 minutes early, avoid eating 2 hours prior to class, refrain from wearing heavy perfume/cologne, bring a towel, water, and a yoga mat…(or borrow one of ours!)
Ashtanga Yoga – Traditional led Ashtanga class which will explore the primary series and part of the intermediate series. In each class we start with sun salutations and the standing sequence, a portion of primary or intermediate series, and the closing sequence, with instruction and modification along the way.
Barre Strength – A class that integrates fat-burning interval training with muscle-sculpting isometric exercises to systematically lengthen and sculpt your muscles to create a lean and beautiful body. Utilizing your own body weight, small hand weights and other simple props, your muscles are targeted to the point of fatigue and then immediately stretched for relief. This non-impact workout targets all muscle groups and improves core strength and posture. Class is conducted in bare feet or grippy socks – no sneakers. Please bring a mat to class, all other equipment will be provided.
Deep Stretch and Myofascial Release – This class focuses on deep release in the joints and tissues of the body, especially the back, hips, thighs and legs. Focus on these tissues has a better effect on stretching and exercising the joint areas of the body.
To understand myofascial release, we must first understand fascia. Imagine a very strong dew-covered spider web encircling a shrub. And between the gaps in the threads is a clear gel, rather than air. If you can picture this, then you’re on your way to understanding fascia. This three-dimensional complex matrix threads itself throughout our body, surrounding our muscles, organs, nerves, bones, blood vessels and even our cells. Everything is held together and in place by fascia. It is impressively flexible and infinitely adaptable.
And because fascia is a very strong, very connected spider web, when one spot on it gets tugged or pulled or injured, the effects ripple throughout the body. This is why we may have pain in our knee that may have nothing to do with a knee injury, but everything to do with an injury to our lower back. The natural, fluid state of the fascia has been traumatized, causing it to harden and tighten.
Myofascial release techniques (MFR) are designed to go in and smooth out those hard knots, returning the fascia to its normal fluid and adaptable self. In MFR, a gentle, sustained pressure is applied to points of restriction (those bunched up spots), allowing the connective tissue to release.
Great for runners and new yogis. It’s the perfect complement to your regular workouts and/or yoga practice.
Hot Vinyasa Yoga – A flowing series of postures, each movement synchronized with the breath. An aerobic, full body workout conducted at a very warm temperature to promote flexibility and place the body in an optimal state to receive the maximum benefit from your yoga practice. Sweating quickly and efficiently detoxifies – keeping the body from overheating. Every muscle, organ, gland, joint and system are addressed, while the mind is focused.
Iron Yoga – Iron Yoga uses traditional yoga postures to build, sculpt and lengthen muscle. By combining small weights and isometric movements with vinyasa flow, this class provides an invigorating practice and a full body workout.