Kripalu Moderate & Meditation
Meredith's signature class and true LOVE! A nurturing, yet challenging, breath-centered practice beginning and ending with a brief seated meditation. The pace will build slowly, focusing on alignment. There will be a peak pose with modifications and variations for beginners and advanced yogis, alike. Kripalu yoga often attracts people who want to transform their lives due to its inward focus and spiritual attunement. ALL are welcome!
Rise, Thrive & Revive
Come sit quietly with your sangha for early meditation, Meredith's absolute favorite time to sit, still in a dream-like state. The physical practice is just strong enough to ignite your day! Once standing in some of the more challenging postures, we will refine the entire body and state of being from the ground up. We end promptly at 7:00am, leaving feeling a bit lighter, yet grounded and secure in our day's intention.
It derives its name through a focus on awakening kundalini energy through regular practice of meditation, pranayama, chanting mantra and yoga asana. Regular practitioners often call it "the yoga of awareness", aiming to cultivate the creative spiritual potential of a human to uphold values, speak truth, and focus on the compassion and consciousness needed to serve and heal others. During class, you'll practice kriyas (exercises) and meditations which are designed to raise complete body awareness preparing the body, nervous system, and mind to handle this rising energy! The majority of the physical postures focus on navel activity, activity of the spine, and selective pressurization of body points and meridians. Breath work and the application of bandhas (3 yogic locks) aid to release, direct and control the flow of Kundalini energy from the lower centers to the higher energetic centers.
A gentle form of yoga typically involving only five to seven poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Held for 5 minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends.
A passive, transformative style of yoga that asks participants to hold postures for up to 8-minutes each. This longer hold of poses is done to strengthen, lengthen, and provide therapeutic release to joints, muscles, ligaments, fascia, and other connective tissues. Less active than other types of yoga, yin is mainly done seated or lying down on your mat. The main purpose of yin yoga is to provide grounding. As you learn to tune out the daily grind and focus on slowing down and listening to your body, you will learn to totally surrender. A great practice to ad this WINTER!
Often referred to as "yogic sleep," a paradoxical state of being between sleep and consciousness that's conducive to deep emotional and physical healing, rewiring your brain, and self-exploration. Richard Miller, Ph.D. and author of the authoritative, often-referenced text Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing, has postulated that there's no separation between our dream state and reality because they inform each other, and yoga nidra is a practice that helps bring you into alignment with your truth. This meditation technique will also help you rest, restore, de-stress, and increase awareness.
A dynamic, physically demanding practice, founded by K. Pattabhi Jois, that synchronizes breath and movement to produce an internal heat designed to purify the body. Ashtanga yoga, with its many vinyasas, is great for building core strength and toning the body. Prepare to sweat as you briskly move through a set sequence. We are the only studio in the River Valley offering the Primary Series!
Renee's signature class! Prana is the universal source of breath, life energy and conscious intelligence. ... Founded by Shiva Rea, this energetic approach to yoga is a creative and holistic approach to finding, and embodying, the dynamic flow of yoga and therefore, LIFE. You'll release the “doing” of yoga and bring greater ease and vitality into the “being” of yoga, beginning to TRUST yourself deeply on your mat.
Prana Flow Vinyasa
Angela's signature class! As a certified LivFree instructor, Angela will guide you through a challenging physical practice filled with heart, soul, and humor. Be prepared to SWEAT!
A complete practice and a deep stretch with a focus on breath. Perfect for anyone new to yoga or any practitioner wanting to brush up on certain poses. Postures will be broken down in a slow, safe context as needed. The flow builds sequences from the earth up, while building core strength. The class ends by cooling the body with a deep relaxation.
Dynamic Hatha Flow
This class is intended for any student who enjoys power yoga but prefers to have the heat come from inside the body. Emphasis is on breath and meticulous alignment, with options provided for deepening each student's expression of the poses. Class begins with a long warm-up and flows fluidly through creative namaskars, building strength and single-minded focus. Prior yoga experience is suggested.
Can one class have it ALL? Yes! Lisa's beautifully designed practice will offer a little bit of Restorative Yoga using props, a gentle flow, deep stretching, and a replenishing savasana with oils and either a foot or temple massage (optional, of course!). She takes great care of every person in the room. This is NOT to be missed!