HATHA*: This practice introduces traditional and innovative yoga concepts in a clear format. Classes allow for the body to hold a posture while the breath quiets the mind. Attention given to the asans allows for subtle adjustments to help the body release and strengthen organically through holding poses.
VINYASA: This practice linking one asana, or pose, to the next through breath. This helps to orchestrate a balance of strength and flexibility within the body. Breathing becomes an art form, in which movement and breath cease to occur separately; the practice becomes a rhythmic meditative flow.
HEART-CENTERED HATHA™*: This form of Hatha with an elegant set of alignment principles, life affirming tantric philosophy, and community oriented is wonderful to deepen one’s practice. Grounded in inner and outer body alignment, it is all-inclusive in which each student's various abilities and limitations are deeply respected and honored.
ON~A~FLOW VINYASA™: This style synthesizes Shiva Rea’s teachings with Debbie Rosas’s movement art in a conscious exploration of prana (energy) within the body. Utilizing a fluid approach to yoga to move with the flow of the breath, and even in stillness, locating the subtle pulsations of life-force within. This style is dynamic and created by Ana Hough, to ignite the flame of your inner light.
YIN: This gentle, sometimes intense practice, helps open the body, and cultivate patience. Poses are often held for a period of time to awaken and open of the connective tissues of the body, enabling you to observe and stay in sensation. A great practice on its own or as a complement to an active yang practice.
ART OF YIN:* This flowing practice was founded by Paulie Zink over 40yrs ago blending East and Far East philosophies of movement and world elements found within. Playful and dynamic!
GENTLE / RESTORATIVE*: Mindfulness is a form of self-awareness that is described as a state of being in the present; accepting things for what they are without judgement. This style combines the path of meditation by offering a contemplative blend of Hatha sequencing with some yin yoga, fostering a restful inner atmosphere. Includes asana, pranayama (breathwork), often a guided meditation or visualization, savasana and meditation.
ASHTANGA: Preferably for students with some yoga experience. This method was interpreted from an ancient text called the Yoga Korunta, which described a unique system of hatha yoga developed by Vamana Rishi. This invigorating practice involves synchronizing breath with a progressive series of postures—a process which produces intense internal heat and a purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. Please visit Ann Arbor Ashtanga for more info.
PRE-NATAL YOGA: MOMMY TIME*: This class is open to students at all levels of experience with yoga and creates opportunity to connect with your body and your child in a loving, healthy way. It can give you tools to help manage and address the various stages your body will go through both during and after pregnancy, inviting ease and comfort into your body as it changes. The class creates a beautiful, safe community of women growing together.
NIA: Get inspired, get elevated! Nia is based on the intelligent design of the body. More than just a workout, it is a holistic movement art addressing each aspect of your life by engaging the senses and listening to the body, mind, and soul. We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their individual potential to live a healthy and meaningful life . Nia incorporates 9 physical modalities including Yoga, Thai Chi, and World Dance Movement. Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers. (If you need to wear shoes for any reason, please bring shoes that are only worn indoors so that we may protect the floors for those going barefoot.)