Yoga classes feature the elements of chanting (sometimes accompanied by harmonium), pranayama and meditation in addition to the physical postures. Use the descriptions below to help you find a class that is appropriate for your body and your specific needs or email us if we can be of assistance. Drop in to any regularly scheduled class on our Schedule at any time! Please come a few minutes early when attending your first class so we can have you fill out some paperwork.
Please note: No one under the age of 16 may attend a regular class. Children 16-18 years old MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN. Please see more about this policy on our Fees, Policies, etc. page.
All Levels Yoga – A class to accommodate everyone! This class will incorporate techniques from many of the classes below, giving plenty of modifications to those that are in need, with the aim of making the class accessible to all. You’ll be encouraged to focus inward and work where you are, rather than comparing to those around you. Take this opportunity to challenge yourself or take only what you need in a supportive and uplifting environment of like minded practitioners.
All Levels Kripalu Yoga – The essence of Kripalu yoga philosophy is to connect mind and body through breath and awareness, while honoring the body in the present moment. Class begins with warm-up movements and breath awareness to prepare you for yoga postures. Using various yoga props, the heart of this class will explore a sequence of postures to stretch, strengthen and balance your body. Plenty of space will be allowed for pausing to recognize the transformation occurring. Class will end with deep relaxation and meditation.
Beginners/Gentle Yoga – Beginners yoga is the perfect place to begin your practice or find your way back to the mat. This gentle class will explore the basic foundations of the practice through breath and movement, taking each pose from the ground up. Plenty of props and other forms of support will be employed to make it accessible while you become more aware of your body and begin to open it to new possibilities. A great class to take to begin a yoga practice, come back to practice after an injury, surgery or other physical trauma, or after a long absence.
Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga – Inspired by the teachings of Sadie Nardini. This class will allow you to find your center and begin to move and support your body from this deep place of support. Rather than using the outer body to move you into poses with the same old tension you carry around throughout your day, you’ll find ways to heighten your inner awareness of the body. You’ll connect to the earth and build each pose from the ground up, supporting with the deep inner muscles in the way nature intended, from a place of powerful ease. As your metabolism fires up, a deep transformation will occur, putting you in touch with both body and spirit in a holistic manner. Be prepared to sweat as you connect with your inner fire! While elements of these teachings are incorporated into all of Jessica’s classes you’ll find the most dynamic flow here.
Flow & Restore — This all levels class starts out with an active, flowing sequence designed to sync the breath with movement and to help energize and strengthen both body and mind. The class then winds down with a few restorative postures—using blankets, bolsters, and blocks for support, allowing the body to relax through passive stretching—and ends with a deeply restful shavasana where Thai massage-inspired assists are optionally offered.
Gentle – Gentle yoga will incorporate gentle stretching with easeful flow at a slower pace to accommodate all levels of practitioners. Beginners and seniors will benefit greatly from this class while more experienced practitioners that want to slow down the pace may benefit as well. Props will be liberally used to help the practitioner find good alignment and ease in the poses as well as allowing them to experience poses that might otherwise be unavailable. Gentle classes will get you moving and ready to face your day with calmness and ease.
Heated Flow – (seasonal) Shake off the winter blues and be prepared to sweat in this class intended to warm you from the inside out and the outside in! We’ll turn the thermostat in the studio up to at least 80 degrees Fahrenheit to start to stoke the fire from the outside. The heart of the practice will be a focused constant flow with the breath and core engagement to build heat from within. At the end of the practice we’ll take advantage of the transformational quality of heat to engage with some deeper stretches that will be sure to create positive change. Not suitable for beginners or anyone with a health condition that is exacerbated by high temperatures.
**NEW** Starts 7/25/17! Sunrise Express – Get your practice in before the work day begins! If you’re an early bird, you’ll love this one-hour early morning vinyasa class designed to get you up and moving and ready for your day. This class will give plenty of modifications to those that are in need, with the aim of making the class accessible to all. You’ll be encouraged to focus inward and work where you are, rather than comparing to those around you. A great way to make it to your mat on the busiest of days!
UNWIND Yoga – These classes will incorporate a mixture of various yogic techniques to help you get over the “hump” and relax so that you can finish your week well. This class may include combinations of Yin and Flow Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, Breathwork, Aromatherapy and various Meditation techniques. Expect to release tension in body, mind and spirit so that you can feel completely nourished and ready to head home and off to a good night’s sleep. This class is suitable for all levels of experience.
Yin – Yin yoga is a very different type of yoga class than most of us are typically familiar with. Instead of stretching and stimulating the muscles, Yin yoga focuses on stimulating the connective tissues and joints, improving the flow of Chi or Prana through these areas. This is accomplished through passive holding of specific postures for 3-5 minutes, using the breath to ease the body further into the pose. Don’t let the time intimidate you! The Yin postures are not difficult to hold for these periods of time and are frequently supported by props to allow you to release and relax. Yin yoga is very meditative and can be a perfect complement to a more Yang or active yoga practice. A great class for all levels of practitioners! For an excellent article about all the benefits of Yin Yoga, go HERE.
Chair – (By request! Please email the studio to inquire.) Chair Yoga incorporates the use of a chair into the practice. This provides comfortable support to the student so they may receive the very same benefits as mat yoga without the stress and strain of getting down to or up from the floor. Meditation, breath work and chanting are incorporated, just like a regular mat yoga class. Chair yoga is for every body!
Whether you are confined to a wheel chair, spend hours a day working at a desk or with a computer, are getting on in years, are facing physical challenges that make mat yoga impossible or simply don’t wish to get down on the floor any more, chair yoga can help you feel better and regain strength and flexibility. Jessica specifically uses the methods learned in Laskshmi Voelker Chair Yoga certification to help students gain all the benefits of yoga from a comfortable seat. Try a class today and see how great it can make you feel!
Private Yoga Lessons –
Private Yoga Lessons can be a rewarding way to expand your practice or to experience yoga individually, if you have never tried yoga, or would like some one-on-one attention before joining a group class. Learn more about Private Lessons with Jessica here.