“Yoga is a way of living, for each and one of us. Its in the way you breathe, the way you see, feel, smell, and listen. Its about learning to become more aware of yourself, being able to explore and put yourself into your practice, both on and off the mat. “
Means the willful, and refers to the Sun (Ha) and the Moon (Tha) in Sanskrit. This practice is the foundation of all modern yoga and it’s the practice of balance, uniting, and embracing opposites. Hatha Yoga brings focus to the posture and the breath and is accessible to all and will have a strong focus on alignment in class to develop your awareness of yourself. We look for harmony and surrender in each pose as we progress our strength and flexibility, even that sometimes means holding the postures longer than in a Vinyasa class.
In Sanskrit, it means “to move with intention”. This is a “flowing” style of yoga. A modern and more variable interpretation of Hatha Yoga where we flow from one posture into the other through inhalations and exhalations. We explore the different parts of the self in a fun way with music. Just because we are moving in flow doesn’t mean it has to be fast paced (which is the usual perception), it is a moving meditation and we move with our full breaths.
Yin Restorative Massage yoga
Yes, that’s right, all the yumminess in one class. This is a very mellow, slow paced, loving, and mindful practice. Our focus is to really move within and find stillness. The asanas are held for a longer time (3-5 minutes) where we use different props for support like straps, blankets, and bolsters to help us relax easier into the pose. The poses moderate stress to the connective tissues – the fascia, tendons, and ligaments with the purpose of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. There is a lot of hands-on while in the pose, and there is going to be massage because its absolutely wonderful and it’s a great tool to mindfully find a comfortable but deeper way into the pose with the breath. Touch is very important to feel connection to others, to make us feel secure, and reduce anxiety. Studies have shown that a regular touch lowers your blood pressure and increases a sens of “feeling loved”. In this crowded society we sometimes forget or become afraid of touch. Come here to face that fear or just simply enjoy receiving gentle hands-on “adjustments”.
Its always good to mix things up… If you’re looking for something fun or a new challenge, let your mat become a paddle board. When doing yoga on a board, it becomes more unstable which means that you have to engage your core more for better balance. It is a very good workout for both body and attitude. Your technique will refine a lot because it’s on the water. If you have more weight on one side, your board will let you know. SUP yoga is therefore a great way for becoming more aware of your alignments.