Ashtanga Yoga – is a system of Yoga popularized in modern times by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the city of Mysore, South India. The name Ashtanga Yoga means “8 limbs” in Sanskrit. It is a reference to the 8-part method of practice in the ancient text, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. In Patanjali’s method, the practice of asana or postures is one part of a comprehensive discipline of self knowledge and care including physical and mental training.
Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic method of choreographed sequences of postures linked with breath and concentration techniques that aim to give practical experience of the 8-limbed method. Ashtanga Yoga is taught in two complementary formats, Mysore style or Led classes.
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Hatha/Vinyasa Flow– All levels welcome
Core Connection-Core Connections is a class designed to work from the inside out. From a place of deep listening to the body, we start with micro movements, using foam rollers, balls, straps, tennis balls, to help facilitate engaging the core. We focus on learning to isolate the core (shoulder blades, ribs and pelvis) and then work to stabilize these areas. There is an intensity to this work because it is slow and I do a lot of hands on corrections to make sure you are feeling the work properly. We focus on moving the spine in all planes of motion: flexion, extension, side bending and rotation. Every movement is focused from the breath, so the class becomes a moving meditation. My Pilates classes over the years have evolved into a very meditative exploration of movement. From the micro-movements, you will have macro-improvements in your core strength.
Mellow Times Yoga- Mellow times yoga is a light hearted/silly name for a seriously deep practice. It is Hatha yoga practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching and relaxation. Restorative classes are very mellow, making them a good complement to more active practices and an excellent antidote to stress. It is designed to be accessible to every body, through modification of posses and use of props. Through modification and props (when needed) one can still receive the benefit of the posture because the body is free from efforting and straining! The body/practitioner feels safe and supported.