WHERE TRADITIONAL YOGA MEETS ART & INTUITION
Hatha Yoga & Integral Yoga lineages are offered as part of the core schedule.
Hatha Yoga is a path of moving the body to reach the Self. In simple terms, it involves clearing the body through movement, breath, and awareness to prepare for meditation. Often focusing on the subtle energies of the body physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually. This also includes the well-known Vinyasa Flow style as well.
Integral Yoga is gentle & meditative: "An easeful body, a peaceful mind, a useful life, and, ultimately, the realization of one's true Self." - Swami Satchidananda
GROUNDED | ALIGNED | INSPIRED LEVEL: SUBTLE Learn how to create space in your physical body, power-down your mind, and calm your nervous system. Soulful Stretch is a subtle yoga practice that offers an opportunity ground into your physical body & meet yourself where you are. Experience gentle poses & movement, basic breathing techniques, and guided mindfulness practices that will leave you feeling nourished, whole & complete. This practice is recommended for those who are new to yoga and for those who enjoy a little rest & recovery! What to expect: Mat & floor work, deep stretch, weight bearing poses. Contraindications: Shoulder & wrist injuries, trouble sitting for longer periods of time - please notify prior to practice to discuss modifications. Schedule: - Mondays at 5PM & 6:30PM - Fridays at 9AM
FLOW INTO RESTORATIVE
SPACIOUS | CALM | RELAXED LEVEL: SUBTLE Shift your energy & unwind for the evening with a mix of flows & holds. 30-minutes of flow-based, dynamic movement followed by 30-minutes of restorative bliss. Experience a subtle, vinyasa flow to reset your energy and create space within the body & mind, so that you can relax into total stillness. Sealing the practice off with restorative yoga - a practice that consists of subtle stretches supported by blocks, bolsters, blankets & pillows offering the perfect opportunity rest and experience a deep sense of peace within. Flow to rise & restorative to recover, this practice is recommended for those who have a full, busy lifestyle and would like to be guided back to Self… this is a great practice for beginners, and for those who are in need of rest & recovery. What to expect: Mat & floor work, deep stretch, weight bearing poses. Contraindications: Shoulder & wrist injuries, trouble sitting for longer periods of time - please notify prior to practice to discuss modifications. Schedule: - Wednesdays 5-6PM & 6:30-7:30PM
PLAYFUL | ENERGIZED | CLEAR LEVEL: ACTIVE We can step on the mat to experience stillness, but we can also come to the mat to play and flow! Creative Vinyasa is what happens when you allow movement to teach you what is possible in your physical body. It’s an experience of movement variability through sequential yoga poses & transitions. The sky is the limit with this practice - offering fun, explorative sequencing infused with breath to restore your energy, boost your mood, and build your confidence around balance, stability & stamina. Vinyasa is often referred to as a “moving meditation,” as it teaches you to let go and flow - keeping you moving from moment to moment. This practice is recommended for those who have taken a few yoga classes before, and for those who love a good challenge & a faster-paced practice. What to expect: Sun salutations, lunges, Vinyasa flows, weight-bearing poses, standing poses, balancing poses. Contraindications: Shoulder, knee & wrist injuries - please notify prior to practice to discuss modifications. Schedule: - Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:45 - 4:45PM / 5 - 6PM
AWAKE | ELEVATED | INSPIRED LEVEL: ACTIVE On Saturday mornings, anything is possible! This class is intuitively taught and is gauged by the collective energy of attendees. Some mornings we need a big shift with lots of movement to kick off the weekend, and other mornings we need to chill to ease into the dense, tired energy we’ve accumulated all week long. Teaching intuitively might be considered taboo to other studios around, but I find that it often leads to the most transformational classes, and it has always been one of my favorite ways to teach! Requests are encouraged in this practice, and you might just be delivered a practice you didn’t know you needed! This practice is for those who are open to all styles & paces of yoga practices. It is open to all levels and will always be taught with options… intuitive blend is for those who love to be kept on their toes (figuratively, of course!!) What to expect: Sun salutations, lunges, Vinyasa flows, weight-bearing poses, standing poses, balancing poses. Contraindications: Shoulder, knee & wrist injuries - please notify prior to practice to discuss modifications. Schedule: - Saturdays 9-10am
EXPLORATIONS OF YIN
OPEN | FLEXIBLE | REFRESHED LEVEL: SUBTLE LEAD BY SHAUNA GULLBRAND A Yin Yoga practice helps move you from noise to silence, stress to calm, and from complexity to simplicity. It is designed to work deeply into the connective tissues, nourishing joints, ligaments, and fascia of the shoulders, hips, pelvis, and lower spine. It is the perfect compliment to a more active or Yang-based practice or exercise. A Yin practice promotes flexibility. If you do not use the full range of joint flexibility, the connective tissues will slowly shorten to the minimum length needed to accommodate your movement and activities. It becomes dry, hard, and stiff. The aim is to create a gentle controlled contraction on the connective tissues. We do this by gently stressing the tissue with a slow steady load, holding postures for 1-5 minutes. Holding is reaping the benefits of good stress, which invite both physical and emotional health benefits. By holding, the body makes your tissues longer, stronger, and thicker. Focusing on the joints while relaxing the muscles not only helps to promote the healthy flow of energy, it helps in the releasing of stuck emotions. A Yin practice helps wring out your body of its toxins. Such a practice can help improve your sleep by releasing tension in the body. It brings a sense of ease and lightness in your day-to-day life due to the flexibility in your joints. You are invited to experience the full introspective and relaxing benefits of a Yin Yoga practice. Allow yourself to be and to receive, to listen to the cues of your body and its wisdom. Slow down, tend to your body, mind, and spirit and tune into the subtle voice of your intuition. Mats, blocks, and straps will be provided. You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own if that is your preference. You are also encouraged to bring a mediation cushion, pillow, blanket or bolster for additional support and/or comfort. What to expect: A handful of poses held for longer pauses Contraindications: Shoulder, knee & wrist injuries - please notify prior to practice to discuss modifications. Schedule: - Tuesdays at 6:30pm