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Class Descriptions

 

Yoga has so many benefits: relieving stress, lowering blood pressure, creating a sense of balance and well-being in the body and one's life, building strength, increasing flexibility, and more. Why not try it? This is an 8 week series of classes designed for the absolute beginner. Yoga postures and breathing techniques systematically taught creating a foundation for good alignment and form. Yoga philosophy and meditation will be introduced.
A flow class with a focus on precision and alignment. Each class offers a theme for on the mat as well as living off the mat.
Based on the powerful Hatha yoga system founded by John Friend, that unifies a unique and elegant system of physical alignment with heart-oriented spiritual philosophy.  Our classes combine flowing sequences of poses with poses that are held for longer periods to encourage you to refine alignment awareness. Our All Levels classes are open to every one regardless of ability or fitness level. The instructor will modify postures for beginners and increase the challenge for more advanced students.
Based on the powerful Hatha yoga system founded by John Friend, that unifies a unique and elegant system of physical alignment with heart-oriented spiritual philosophy. This Level 1 class is designed for those who are new to yoga or who want to review the fundamentals. Level 1 classes are taught at a slower pace to allow you to experience postures fully and to learn to incorporate modifications appropriate for your abilities and limitations.
The primary series of the ashtanga system as modified for time. This flowing, set, sequence of postures utilizes ujjayi breath and bandhas (energy locks) to increases muscular strength, flexibility, concentration and to deepen one’s connection to self and Supreme Consciousness. This class is not for anyone new to yoga.
Experience the meditative focus and intensity of practicing yoga in a studio uniquely illuminated by candlelight. Allow the soothing music and soft glow of the candles to allow you to slip away from the stresses and tensions of the week. Improve strength & flexibility, dissolve tension and experience a deep sense of well-being that will support you well after the session is over. Guided by the breath and your own powerful intention, unite mind, body & spirit, and infuse your whole being with life-giving energy. A perfect way to start the weekend. All levels are welcome and encouraged.
This class is for anyone who has ever hesitated to try yoga because of the challenge of getting down or rising up off the floor as required for a traditional yoga class. Now a chair becomes your mat. This unique yoga style adapts yoga positions through creative use of the chair. The student is able to warm up the body safely and perform yoga poses with more support and stability. Most of the class is performed seated in the chair or using the chair as support. Chair Yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions. The class also includes breathing techniques, stretching, strengthening, meditation and a lot of fun – all while sitting in a chair!
Our intention is to make yoga available to all who seek it! This class is by donation only. Pay what you like, ALL proceeds will be donated to local charities. Instructors donate their time and will vary weekly.  This is an All Levels class, open to every one regardless of ability or fitness level.  The instructor will modify poses for those with less experience.
This class is a great for anyone looking to reduce stress, release tightness in the body in a gentle way or anyone new to yoga. It begins with an extra gentle flow to open the body preparing oneself for a luxurious second part of class in Restorative Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is a relaxation technique guided by the teacher's voice where you identify sensations throughout your body, and focus on your breath, while remaining in a state of relaxed awareness so that you may release deeply held tension in your body -- some which you may not even be aware of. Yoga Nidra will be used while the body is supported with blankets, bolsters, blocks in relaxing restorative poses - to allow the body to soften, open and bring you into a relaxed peaceful state.
This Level 1 class is influenced by the respected teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar. Attention is focused on technical alignment, the importance of the breathe and the use of props, such as blocks, straps, blankets and chairs. In an this class, poses are typically held longer than in most other styles of yoga, so that practitioners can pay close attention to the precise muscular and skeletal alignment.
Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga
Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga led by Sara Intonato, E-RYT 500, Authorized Level 2 Ashtanga Yoga teacher.
Guided meditation with and following restorative asana; various meditation techniques will be offered. Beginners to practicing meditators will benefit from this class.  Calm your mind, settle your body and find a softer focus to your day.
The Ashtanga Yoga method is built around the ‘Mysore Style’ class, so named because yoga was taught this way by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, in Mysore, India, and continues to be taught this way in traditional Ashtanga Yoga schools around the world. In Mysore Class, the student is taught a sequence of postures through one-on-one instruction. The correct movements, breathing,and other aspects of the practice are learned gradually, in a step-by-step process accessible to anyone. This method allows each student time topractice and memorize what they have learned before adding more, encouraging commitment and accountability. Students are able to practiceindependently and at their own pace while surrounded by the energy and inspiration of other students in the room. The teacher is able to work with each student individually, which allows the practitioner to develop a deeply trusting relationship with their teacher. This unique setting allows beginners to move slowly and progress only when their body and mind are ready, as opposed to "keeping pace" with a large group. It also provides committed practitioners with a forum for learning advanced postures with the one-on-one guidance required to do them safely and accurately. It is appropriate for *all levels *of practitioners. There are no prerequisites,other than the willingness to practice.
Pilates is an innovative system of mind-body exercise evolved from the rehabilitation principles of Joseph Pilates. Pilates builds strength without excess bulk, concentrating on the "powerhouse" of the core. It teaches body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement through a series of exercises performed on the floor.
Prana Flow classes are ritual practices of moving meditation, breath-inspired journeys that offer a complete spectrum of rhythms, from meditative and rejuvenating to challenging and empowering. The emphasis is on a bhavana, or feeling state, that takes us into multi-dimensional sequencing, energetic alignment all within the collective flow. We will connect fully to personal experience, syncopating individual waves of breath, thought, emotion, movement and energy while opening to the power of the group dynamic.
Prana Flow classes are ritual practices of moving meditation, breath-inspired journeys that offer a complete spectrum of rhythms, from meditative and rejuvenating to challenging and empowering. The emphasis is on a bhavana, or feeling state, that takes us into multi-dimensional sequencing, energetic alignment all within the collective flow. We will connect fully to personal experience, syncopating individual waves of breath, thought, emotion, movement and energy while opening to
the power of the group dynamic.
This class focuses on postures that are appropriate for pregnant women with an emphasis on breathing, relaxation, and muscle toning/opening, especially in the area of the hips and pelvis, to make labor and delivery easier on both mom and child. Have the best possible pregnancy and delivery by learning to stretch and strengthen the body, focus and relax the mind, control breathing and develop awareness. Best of all meet a lovely community of pregnant women in your neighborhood! Yoga is a wonderful way to bond with your baby while he/she is in the womb. It also helps you to deal with all the changes happening to your body; this class will help you build the strength necessary during pre- and post- natal months as well as during labor. Practicing yoga will also keep your body agile and help you recover more quickly after the birth.  These sessions are rolling so starting your session of classes at any time is allowed.
No prior yoga experience required.
Restorative yoga is a luxurious practice that entices you to slow down. Experience postures supported by props such as blocks , blankets and bolsters. Gravity and the flow of your breath gently release the body, melting away physical and mental tension and deeply resting the body and the mind.
Vinyasa flow classes link breath and movement to create a continuous fluid flow of postures. Vinyasa means “breathe-synchronized movement” and the beauty of this class is that the sequence, or “flow”, can be different in each class, even with the same instructor.  This Level 2/3 class is powerful and dynamic. The yoga practice incorporates arm balances, inversions, and energetic sequences that challenge the body and stimulate the mind. You must have a knowledge of the basic postures. The teacher will provide detailed instruction on how to advance to deeper postures.
Vinyasa flow classes link breath and movement to create a continuous fluid flow of postures. Vinyasa means “breathe-synchronized movement” and the beauty of this class is that the sequence, or “flow”, can be different in each class, even with the same instructor. Our All Levels classes are open to every one regardless of ability or fitness level. The instructor will modify postures for beginners and increase the challenge for more advanced students.
Vinyasa flow classes link breath and movement to create a continuous fluid flow of postures. Vinyasa means “breathe-synchronized movement” and the beauty of this class is that the sequence, or “flow”, can be different in each class, even with the same instructor.  Level 1 classes are taught at a slower pace to allow you to experience postures fully and to learn to incorporate modifications appropriate for your abilities and limitations.
The practice of Yin Yoga provides the perfect balance to your active (Yang) yoga practices and your busy life. Focusing on long-held floor poses combined with breath work and meditation, Yin Yoga goes beneath the superficial muscles to target the dense connective tissues of the body – often in the hips, pelvis, and low back – which are difficult to open and can result in both limited flexibility and stagnant energy. This deep practice is gentle, yet intense, helping students not only open the body, but also to cultivate the ability to observe and stay with sensation. This meditative practice will be augmented with one or more guided meditations throughout the class.  This is an All Levels class open to every one regardless of ability or fitness level. The instructor will modify postures for beginners and increase the challenge for more advanced students.
A class created to help manage some multiple sclerosis symptoms and allow the student to stay active. Unhurried movement and slow stretching to reduce stress and muscle tension.
For new moms and your babies (up to active crawling), this class helps you stay centered, strong and aware during your first months together. We do as much mommy yoga postures and stretches as we can to regain strength and tone the body after childbirth. We alternate with baby stretches, songs and games, mommy and baby partner poses, infant massage, discussion, and sharing. These classes have their own special rhythm, following the needs of the babies. Laughter and smiles are shared in this class! Bring a blanket for your baby and dress baby in comfortable clothes with the ability to bare their little feet.  No prior yoga experience necessary for mom or baby!