Hot: Bikram Method Hatha Yoga is a sequence of 26 postures & 2 breathing exercises practiced in a heated room, suitable for all ages and levels. A static, therapeutic and energizing practice, the Hot class is great for those new to hot yoga, recovering from injury or surgery, or looking for a challenging yet healing everyday practice. Benefits of a regular practice include weight loss, improved muscle tone, stress relief, increased energy, and overall physical and mental well being. This class will promote steady physical progress of strength and flexibility, cultivate mental focus and discipline, and create a foundation for stillness and meditation in motion. Room heated to 101-105 degrees for maximum healing and detoxifying benefits. 60 minute classes allow you to practice more often during your busy week; 75 and 90 minute classes are encouraged on the weekends for taking your practice deeper.
Warm 60 / Intro to Hot Yoga: Great for those new to yoga or first time hot yoga students, the Warm class serves as a great introduction to the key 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises in our traditional Bikram-style Hot classes. Moving at a slower pace with less heat, the intro class is also a great class for those dealing with injury, who would benefit from modifications to postures in the sequence. Also serves as a great prenatal class! Appropriate and beneficial as well for more advanced students to slow down the practice, focus on alignment and breath, and practice mindfulness of movement at a slower pace in a less hot room.
Yoga Basics: This class is designed to help beginners get yoga into their bodies, to understand alignment in the most commonly practiced yoga poses, and to introduce new students to the different layers of yoga practice . Class is practiced in a warm room, moves slowly and helps you to build your strength and flexibility while avoiding injury. A great compliment to our other hot and heated classes, providing the beginning foundation for your continued yoga practice. Some use of props such as blocks or belts to assist with postures or maximize a stretch.
Heated Hatha: Moving gracefully through a set sequence of standing, balancing and seated postures, including basic inversions and hip openers, the Heated Hatha class is an all levels class designed to encourage proper alignment of the body and bring balance, strength, and a calm mind. Classes are based on classic yoga postures with attention to alignment and the deeper layers of yoga, such as mindfulness and breath. The sequence will not change much week to week, so you can start to learn the series and gauge your progress. This is not a “flow” class: expect a steady pace, longer holds, just enough vinyasas, and some use of props to assist a posture or maximize a stretch. Modifications offered to meet student’s needs.
Hot Flow: Yoga flow is an energizing, strengthening, and invigorating class, characterized by flowing poses and varying sequences that are linked to the breath. Expect to move and breathe smoothly from one pose to another, building strength, energy and grace and releasing stress in the body. Practiced in a heated room to maximize the healing and detoxifying aspects of the class. Beginners with some yoga experience through more advanced students will enjoy the benefits of this class. Sweat, play and flow! Students brand new to a flow practice are encouraged to begin with Yoga Basics or Heated Hatha. A great style to build strength, stamina and flexibility while cultivation a sense of graceful peace and well-being.
Candlelit Slow Flow: Appropriate for all levels and set to candlelight, this slow-moving and supportive class combines classic Hatha yoga postures, flowing movement and breath to encourage mindful movement and relaxation. Attention is paid to alignment and breath-work, with an emphasis on feeling your way into postures as a way to safely anchor your practice. Great for those new to a flow practice as well as students who want to slow down and deepen their practice, release stress and tension, build strength and emphasize the alignment of breath, energy and movement. Room heated between 90-95 degrees. While this class is a slower pace than hot flow, it will still challenge and inspire you to deepen your practice in a safe and encouraging atmosphere.
Power & Grace: Experience the dynamic flow and challenge of a dynamic vinyasa practice to build both strength and flexibility. Power & Grace emphasizes the breath and moving with fluid and graceful transitions. You are challenged to listen to your body, go at your own pace and explore the mind/body connection. Bring your mind into your muscles, let the breath move and the body sweat! Strong beginner & intermediate. Practiced in a heated room of 90-95 degrees to maximize the healing and detoxifying benefits of class.