Closely resembling Hatha Yoga, this class is meant to serve all levels from beginner to experienced. Moving with breath through poses where breath gives you strength to hold the pose engaging the muscles to build strength. Our practice is our own. We each look different on the mat everyday. We are a community teaching and learning from each other.
Hatha yoga is designed to align your skin, muscles, and bones. The postures are also designed to open the spine so that energy can flow. Most forms of yoga in the West can be classified as Hatha Yoga. Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical yoga postures. The word “hatha” can be translated two ways: as “willful” or “forceful,” or the yoga of activity and the yoga of balance. Hatha practices are designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit.
Vinyasa Yoga is a very energetic type of yoga in comparison to Slow Flow. It's a fundamental approach to a rather fast-paced type of yoga while fluidly transitioning between poses producing an aerobic affect. Most popular with those wanting to raise their heart rate. All levels of experience are welcome. I recommend those who are new to yoga, and beginners, attend a few Slow Flow practices to familiarize yourself with the poses and the instruction. Heated Power Yoga is similar to Vinyasa but will encourage more strength building poses with the addition of heat (but this is not Hot Yoga).
For a more in depth description of what practice I subscribe to read An Intro to Vinyasa
All yoga styles fall under the same blanket term of yoga, but in terms of their energy, they can be divided into two categories: Yang forms of yoga are active, whereas yin forms are more passive.
Styles like ashtanga, vinyasa, and power yoga are obviously yang, as they quickly flow from movement to movement.
On the opposite end of the spectrum is yin yoga. In a yin practice, poses are usually held for up to 20 minutes (Beginner or Intermediate Yin will only hold poses at most 8 minutes). Poses are held for longer periods of time to work on the deeper components of the physical body: connective tissue, ligaments, tendons, fascia, and even the bones. The long holds also foster an inner stillness that lends itself to a meditative practice.
Improve mobility and physical strength through stretching and joint strengthening poses while growing Godly spiritual strength by hearing God’s word. We were fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). Donation only.
Mindfulness is a practice our children have lost in the social media and virtual playground. Children will practice the art of being mindful; the ability to be still and experience what is going on around them and in them. Yoga for Children is a practice dedicated to enhancing living and learning for kids through the process of movement. This practice will include playful games, socializing, and practicing focus.