There are different limbs and different variations of yoga. Shakti pleases your palate with all the yogas of the world. Find the style that you and your body connect with. Read below for descriptions of classes, as they are not all the same. Class styles vary greatly so choose the one that fits your needs and desires.
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Akira (Graceful Strength) Yoga
Yoga postures combined with strength training. Class will begin with warming up through movement through simple postures. It will build up to static postures combined with resistance training via weights and bands. There will also be quicker movement through standing postures. There will be arm balances, core poses and variations of backbends. The focus is not Vinyasa but resistance training, but there will be movement from one posture to the next when necessary. Equipment provided. Some prior experience with weight training suggested.
Align & Flow
Students of all levels are welcome to join this Align & Flow class, in which movements flow with the breath and modifications are offered. Class is a sharing of the joy of movement, the strength found in Anusara Yoga’s Universal Principles of Alignment™ and the power of allowing grace to be the support for one’s yoga practice and life!
Baby & Me
Each class is filled with calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding and improve baby’s sleep, digestion & mood. During this class, babies enjoy yoga while on their backs, tummies, or held in loving arms. For parents, this class is a special opportunity to meet other moms, get support & bond with their new little one. Most of the yoga we do in Yoga is for baby, but you will also learn breathing and relaxation techniques as you practice a bit of yoga yourself. Bring a small toy for baby & dress comfortably. No yoga experience is required.
Belly Dance Skills and Drills
Community Class–Only $7. A dynamic belly dance fitness class that focuses on muscle isolations, developing muscle control, core strength, and balance, all while dancing an extremely fluid style of tribal belly dance. All levels of fitness and belly dance experience welcome, various levels of pacing and layering available for more advanced students.
A space to come and savor your yoga practice at a discounted rate! This class allows students the opportunity to practice yoga and experience a group class at a discount. Come join your local community and taste the essence of yoga.
Gentle yoga for those with limitations and reduced flexibility. Athletes recovering from injury are welcome. Check with your physician first. Props will be used.
This class is geared toward mixed age groups for one adult and a special little person in their life. The class will focus on practicing partner poses, cooperative games and relaxation. Family dynamics and communication styles will be explored in this yoga class. We will explore how relating to others allows us to relate more deeply to ourselves all in a fun environment.
Flow & Align
Students of all levels are welcome to join this class. A Vinyasa Flow class with a bit of extra focus on alignment and proper posture for added safety and effectiveness of your practice.
Will incorporate postures, breath and meditation. Poses will be functional, with the goal of increasing spinal flexibility and strength, balance, circulation and basic ailments associated with aging. This rejuvenating class promises to bring a sense of peace and vitality to body and mind. Yogis of all ages and abilities are warmly welcomed.
The word Hatha is a compound of the words Ha and Tha meaning sun and moon. Thus Hatha yoga primarily strives to balance mind and body through physical postures (asanas), alignment, controlled breathing, and calming of the mind through relaxation and meditation. Traditional Hatha teaches poise, alignment, balance and strength in order to improve the body’s physical health and to clear the mind in preparation for meditation.In a Hatha class students explore a well balanced sequence of chanting, forward folds, back bends, twists, inversions, and meditation.
The HOT 60
Join us for 60 minutes of a true all-level hot yoga class. This is a heart-centered, Vinyasa-style class that focuses on proper alignment, and movement with the breath. The heat allows the muscles to warm up quickly, helps the body to remove toxins through perspiration, and permits a deeper asana. The room is heated to about 85 degrees, so bring a towel and lots of water!
Meditation and Mantra
For those students who wish to deepen their practice. Class will focus on simple chants, their meanings and vibrational benefits. There would also be a meditative practice mixed throughout. Meditation allows for the vibrational effects of the chant to integrate into the body and mind.
Pose By Pose: An Educational Guide Through the Asanas
In this class we will dive deeply into a different pose every week, exploring the Sanskrit translation, proper alignment, counter poses, and mental and physical benefits. After a short lesson, we’ll weave it into a practice and come away with a better understanding and appreciation for the pose.
Pregnancy is an amazing, transformative experience, and the benefits of practicing Yoga during pregnancy are vast. In this class, mothers-to-be in any stage of pregnancy learn yoga postures and relaxation techniques to alleviate the common discomforts of pregnancy and prepare for childbirth. Release tension in the shoulders, lower back, and hips; ease anxiety and bring calm to the central nervous system through movement and breath work; and tone and strengthen the pelvic floor. New mothers are also encouraged to return to this class as a great way to transition back into a regular yoga practice after childbirth. This is a very gentle yoga class, and no prior yoga experience is needed.
Restorative yoga is a gentle form of yoga that uses props to encourage a deep state of relaxation. By supporting various parts of your body with bolsters, blocks or blankets, you can fully surrender to the pose and relax every part of your body. Restorative yoga helps relieve the effects of chronic stress and move the spine in all directions to promote greater well-being. This class will incorporate slow moving asana flow with the major emphasis on restorative postures. Wearing an extra layer of clothing is recommended as it is not a vigorous class and the body temperature tends to drop as we hold each pose for several minutes. Props will be provided.
Wake up with the sun. Begin your day with intention and awaken your mind, body, and spirit with breath and asana. These are All Level classes and will involve a variety of yoga postures and sun salutations. Breath awareness and movement (vinyasa) will allow the student to connect with and deepen his or her own personal practice. PJ’s optional!
Therapeutic Slow Flow
This class format includes isometric engagement and anaerobic breathing. It is designed to enable safe, continuous challenge while improving range of motion, strength, balance, and flexibility. Key to this process is gradual sequencing that fuses core activation with external alignment. Learn how to balance your biochemistry, strengthen joints, decompress the spine, and cleanse the lymphs. Enjoy a centered, intense, and introspective exertion.
Come explore the flow! Vinyasa classes focuses on integrating breath and movement, awareness and alignment, strength and flexibility. Linked to a dynamic flow, postures are connected through the breath for a transformative and balancing effect. Interweaving music, yogic philosophy, meditation, and breath work with invigorating yoga postures, these fun and comprehensive classes inspire students to experience yoga not only as a physical exercise, but as a lifestyle for body and mind integration.
Find balance with your body and mind by combining a liquid Vinyasa Flow with quiet, meditative Yin poses. Warm up your body with dynamic movement and then sink deeply into Yin stillness; long and passive holds to work on the deep connective tissues of the body – the tendons, ligaments and cartilage. It’s the perfect combination. You will leave class feeling refreshed and renewed.
Your Call Yoga
It’s YOUR class… learn what you want! Are you ever confused about what the instructor is saying in Yoga class? Would you like an Asana (yoga pose) or flow broken down to understand it better? Do you need a modification for your body type or an injury, but don’t have time in a regular yoga class to ask? Are you curious about other aspects of Yoga, besides physical practice? This is the place to ask and learn! Class will start with a discussion of what you want to learn in the class. It can be anything yoga! Each class will be individually tailored to the students who come to class and what they want to learn that day. Even if you don’t have any questions, you’re bound to learn from what others want to learn, and Elizabeth will have lots of yogic ideas to share too!
Beginner classes are for students who have or have not practiced yoga before. Poses are thoroughly instructed and frequently repeated, and their contraindications as well as their benefits are explained. The classes begin with a warm-up, proceed into deeper poses to get deeper into the body and end with a cool-down sequence to calm and rejuvenate the body’s systems.
Intermediate (Level 2-3) classes are for those looking to take their practice to the next level. They combine a flowing vinyasa style with a stream of poses held for longer periods of time to build strength and focus. They utilize inversions and balancing poses, but modifications are given to students who prefer alternatives.
Advanced classes are for students who have a thorough practice. Students will be taken through multiple sun salutations with arm balances, inversions and excursions deep into specific poses scattered throughout. Whilst the classes are geared toward experienced students, all are welcome to experiment and explore them.
All Levels (Mixed) classes are dynamic classes that offer adaptations and variations to accommodate mixed ability levels in class. These classes move at a swifter pace than beginners and aim to promote growth in postures. Beginners with a basic understanding of yoga are welcome.