AERIAL YOGA Whether you’re a new student or an experienced yogi, this class will increase strength, flexibility and gratify your sense of adventure. Practice aerial yoga to disobey gravity, lengthen your spine and play in a safe exhilarating way. Aerial yoga expands the benefits of asana practice by using the support of a suspended hip-height hammock, also known as a “silk”. In this class, students will securely explore a practice of both elevation and foundation to increase flexibility, strength and improve physical alignment. Enjoy the ease of inversions and healthier backbends while stimulating your mind and adding a little enthusiasm to your day.
YOGA ROPE WALL
Did you know that bats and sloths are the only two mammals in the animal kingdom that don’t get arthritis? The one thing they both uniquely have in common is that they spend much of their lives hanging upside down. Because of this their joints escape the typical wear and tear that other creatures experience, and they suffer from less joint degeneration as a result. The strap wall is yoga’s answer to achieving some of the same healthful benefits. The straps work by using gravity as a natural form of resistance, causing the body to open much further than in regular yoga practice. Like the bats and sloths hanging upside down, this releases tension from the joints and deeply stretches the entire muscular-skeletal body. Strap poses are especially beneficial for spine health through use of traction to relieve pressure from compressed vertebral discs. They can also be used to create deep opening in the body, which nourishes the organs, soothes the nerves, and quiets the mind.
LEVEL 1/2 - INTERMEDIATE
These more challenging classes continue to build on poses that are the fundamentals of yoga requiring a bit more strength, flexibility, and balance. For continuing students who have a good understanding of alignment principles and seek more instruction in inversions (handstand, forearm balance). Revolved poses, backbends, and core strength will also be emphasized. They continue to show modifications and use of props ensuring more difficult postures and sequences are practiced safely and effectively.
Power Yoga is an all encompassing form of yoga enhancing strength, power, flexibility, and cardio endurance. Students will learn to connect their breath and movements all while calming the fluctuations of the mind. The room will be heated to allow the muscles, tendons and ligaments to move more freely from pose to pose. The class is based on a traditional Baron Baptiste sequence, incorporating flowing movements, long holds, arm balances, and play. This challenging class will be sure to leave you feeling detoxed and ready to endure what the world has to offer, on and off your yoga mat.