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This is a perfect class for beginners or those who wish to deepen their understanding of yoga practice. Each class will focus on proper alignment, integrated breath work and asana (posture) by building on the family of asanas. We will introduce several breathing techniques as well as modifications to address injuries or limitations. Students will learn to find their edge where they are stretching and strengthening without causing injury.
Often called "Flow" yoga, vinyasa yoga links breath and movement while "flowing" through a series of poses. These classes will move through poses more quickly than hatha or Iyengar classes, but are less strenuous than power yoga. Classes will work to improve strength, flexibility and balance while promoting relaxation and stress release.
This class focuses on core strengthening and toning by using the Asana (posture) families: standing poses, balancing poses, forward and back bending, seated postures and hybrids. This class also incorporates proper breathing techniques and meditation for calming and slowing the mind.
In this yoga class designed specifically for athletes, participants will learn valuable tools to complement their athletic endeavors. Yoga stretching will be used to improve flexibility. The class will also improve strength and mindful focus, which can result in heightened sports performance as well as a general sense of well-being.
Through this unique blend of body sculpting, yoga, and barre work, participants will strengthen their legs and tone buttocks, thighs, and abdominal muscles. Yogic breath work will further enhance this fusion of grace and power.
This class combines a vigorous workout with stretching and ends with relaxation exercises. No previous yoga experience is required but students should be prepared for challenging exercises of the legs, abdomen, and upper body.