yoga class descriptions
Gentle Yoga for Healing
Dynamic Yoga Method Yoga Therapy uses rhythmic repeated movements to prepare the body for genuine stillness in classical yoga postures. It is a complete methodology of somatic self enquiry that comprehensively recalibrates body and mind, action and perception. This class is level 2/3 on Tuesday mornings.
This class is for students with chronic injuries, pain or illness. Using gentle poses and supportive props students will rediscover and foster the innate healing power of their bodies.
Listen deeply to your body and follow your breath through this flowing whole body practice. Vinyasa-style movement. This class is appropriate for all- levels.
Come enjoy fluid sun salutations, deep stretches and increased body awareness. This class features alignment oriented Radiant Health Yoga® vinyasa flows, somatic sensing, and acu-yoga, deliciously synchronized with mindful breathing for health and wellness. All levels welcomed.
Movement & Music Yoga
For students aged 4-7. This class is a playful way of introducing children to the miracles of movement, yoga and music.
Qigong & Meditation for Health
Qigong (Chi Kung) with Chakra Clearing
This class consists of moving meditations which will harmonize, balance and increase your vital life force energy. This class combines an ancient flowing style of chi kung with yoga mudras and energy healing techniques for clearing the chakras. Emphasis is placed on cultivating awareness of energy through breath and movement. All levels are welcome!
This class presents an intriguing sequence designed to mobilize and strengthen joints, ligaments and deep fascial networks with emphasis on increasing range & release of motion. Sandbags, bolsters, blankets, blocks and belts are used for support and release. Poses are synchronized with guided breath work. This is a safe and effective practice to resolve holding patterns and feel less restriction in your body. Suitable for those living with chronic health conditions or those who prefer to go deeper into their practice. All levels welcome.
Refuge Recovery Meditation & Dharma Talk
Recovering Refuge Meditation Class
Proven Practice, A Process, A Set of Tools; Awakening the Path to Healing with Senior Dharma Leader and Spiritual Consultant, Valeta Bruce.
You are invited to as many sittings as you can. Regular attendance is not required but appreciated This class is suitable for both beginning as well as experienced students and is offered on a dana (suggested donation of $10 per class) basis. This class is not included in monthly unlimited memberships or the 30-day intro package. Additional donation is encouraged.
Slow Flow Asana
This practice will combine Yin and Hatha asana (physical postures of yoga), pranayama (breath), meditation and chanting to access deeper layers of the heart. This class is appropriate for all ages and ability levels.
This style uses flowing pose sequences to deepen both your physical and spiritual practice. Using breath, Vibrant Yoga will teach you to bring aliveness into every cell of your body, leaving you feeling energized and radiant. All levels of students welcome.
This style of yoga links breath and movement through a nimble sequence of Sun Salutations and postures. The smooth, continuous flow deepens breathing, increases endurance, and fosters balance and flexibility.
This class is to help students of all levels unwind from a stressful week and for weekend warriors looking to give their bodies a chance to let go. Following the tradition of yin yoga, breathwork and props are used to unwind connective tissue and sore muscles.
Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra complement each other deeply. In Yin practice we slow down, supporting the body with props to allow the deeper connective tissues to soften and open, creating an effective transition from physical yoga practice to meditation.
"Yoga Nidra," which means "Sleep of the Yogis," develops deep calmness and clarity of the mind. The resulting state of relaxation balances the nervous system, reducing tension and anxiety.
In addition, Yin/Nidra can help with sleep disorders, PTSD, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.
In Taoist philosophy, the qualities of Yin are dark, calm, passive and deep. Based on these principles, Yin Yoga uses passive postures held for longer periods of time to allow for deep opening in the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and spine. Meditation may be used. Yin Yoga can be practiced by any level of student.