Hatha is a still practice, introducing traditional and innovative yoga concepts in a clear format. Attention to the posture allows for subtle adjustments to help the body release and strengthen organically through holding poses.
Vinyasa is a moving yoga practice linking one asana, or pose, to the next through breath. This helps to orchestrate a balance of strength and flexibility within the body, merging movement and stillness. Breathing becomes an art form, in which movement and breath cease to occur separately; the practice becomes a rhythmic meditative flow.
Heart Centered Yoga is a form of Hatha with an elegant set of alignment principles, life affirming tantric philosophy, and community oriented. 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.
Prana Vinyasa is a style synthesized by Shiva Rea. The movement is a conscious exploration of prana, or energy, in the body. This style explores a more fluid approach to yoga, moving with the flow of the breath, and even in stillness, exploring the subtle pulsations of life-force within. This style is dynamic and will help you express yourself in creative, fun and challenging ways.
Yin is gentle, yet intense, helping practitioners open the body, and cultivate patience. In this style, poses are held for a period of time to awaken and open of the connective tissues of the body. It's a wonderful practice on its own or as a complement to an active yang practice. It enables you to observe and stay within sensation.
Ashtanga is for yoga students with some 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. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.
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.
Gentle / Restorative
All levels of students are welcome. Mindfulness is a form of self-awareness that is described as a state of being in the present moment and accepting things for what they are without judgement. This class combines the path of meditation by offering a contemplative blend of Hatha sequencing with some yin yoga, fostering a restful inner atmosphere. Each class includes asana, pranayama (breathwork), often a guided meditation or visualization, savasana and meditation.
Get inspired, get elevated. Experience Nia today! More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life - body, mind, and soul. Nia incorporates 9 physical modalities including Yoga, Thai Chi, and World Dance Movement. Nia is based on the intelligent design of the body. We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their individual potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies. 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.)