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What are the Various Styles of Yoga and Other Practices We Offer?


Yoga Styles

Flow Styles:

Non-Flow Styles:

     Vinyasa Yoga

     Iyengar Yoga

     Power Yoga

     Yin Yoga

     Ashtanga Yoga      Anusara Yoga
     Acro Styled Partner Yoga      Hatha Yoga (No or Little Flow)
     Budokon (Yoga with Martial Arts Influence)      Gentle Yoga
     Chi Yoga      Pre/Post Natal Yoga



Tai Chi



Acro Yoga - Acro Styled Partner Yoga blends the wisdom of the traditional yoga practice, with the tender touch of Thai massage, and the dynamic power of acrobatics and gymnastics. These three areas form the foundation of this unique practice that cultivates trust, connection with others and a return to our youthful playfulness. The goal of acro styled partner yoga is to bring individuals into a state of union with themselves and with each other.    

 Anusara Yoga - Anusara classes are lighthearted, positive and fun. They include an element of vinyasa flow and a lot of proper alignment work. The emphasis on props, however, makes this class accessible to students of many differing abilities. Anusara appeals to those who want to work both their physical and spiritual well-being.     

 Ashtanga Yoga - Ashtanga yoga is a Vinyasa style practice that follows a set series of poses. The first or primary series, called Yoga Chikitsa, is described in Yoga Mala. Yoga Chikitsa, which means yoga therapy, realigns the spine, detoxifies the body, and builds strength, flexibility and stamina. The series of about 75 poses takes an hour and a half to two hours to complete, beginning with sun salutations (surya namaskara A and surya namaskara B) and moving on to standing poses, seated poses, inversions and backbends before relaxation. The intermediate or second series is called Nadi Shodana, meaning nervous system purification. It cleanses and strengthens the nervous system and the subtle energy channels throughout the body. This series is only introduced when the primary series is strong. It follows the same progression (sun salutations, standing, sitting etc.) as the primary series, but introduces new poses and variations. The four advanced series are called Sthira Bhaga, which means divine stability. Pattabhi Jois originally outlined two intensive advanced series, but later subdivided them into four series to make them accessible to more people. These series emphasize difficult arm balances and are only appropriate for extremely advanced students.

Budokon - Budokon® translates directly in Japanese as (Bu) Warrior (Do) Way (Kon) Spirit, or Way of the Spiritual Warrior. Budokon is a unique combination of of yoga and martial arts which draws upon ancient and modern yogic and martial arts styles. The foundation of the Budokon physical practice is precision, alignment and Zen mind. All Budokon techniques are designed to explore the body's full range of motion. The practice dances between agility, control, speed, power, balance and flow. The physical practice is divided into two themes: The Yogic Series, and the Budo Series. Both themes constantly draw from and depend on each other. The Budokon Yogic Series was heavily influenced by Iyengar and Ashtanga yogic techniques and alignment. The focus is on control, calm, power and precision. These techniques are uniquely different from traditional Hatha Yoga in the sense that they not only work to improve range of motion and strength, but they also explore the body's ability to sustain another person's body weight. The Budokon Budo Series is a combination of standing and ground techniques drawn primarily from Okinawan Karate-Do, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and Olympic Style Tae Kwon Do. The objective of this series is to teach agility, power, focus and flow in the body and mind.  

Chi Yoga - Chi Yoga is a blend of yoga, tai chi and chi quong, consisting of slow, controlled, and meditative movement of the body. Through these movements you express yourself while building both physical and mental strength through this ancient holistic approach.     

Gentle Yoga - Gentle Yoga is a form of classical Hatha Yoga.  As the name implies, Gentle Yoga classes tend to be more gentle and slower paced practices, which make this form of yoga more accessible to people of all ages, sizes, and fitness levels. Gentle yoga focuses on slow stretches, flexibility, and deep breathing. This is a great class for beginners as it tends to eliminate the fear and challenges associated with many other yoga classes, while still aiding with stress reduction, flexibility, and weight management.

Hatha Yoga - While Hatha Yoga describes any of the physical practices of yoga, typically when classes are listed as "Hatha" classes, the classes tend to be very slow flowing with much more focus on breathing, relaxation, and proper alignment in each position. Hatha classes can provide a great introduction to yoga for beginners! Hatha classes tend to be slower-paced, use longer holds of various positions, focus on alignment with the use of props, focus on breathing, and relaxation.

Iyengar Yoga - In an Iyengar-style class, poses are typically held much longer than in other schools of yoga so that practitioners can pay close attention to the precise muscular and skeletal alignment this system demands. As such this class is great for people to become more comfortable with yoga and the various postures. Iyengar also uses props including belts, chairs, blocks, and blankets to help accommodate any special needs such as injuries or structural imbalances. Teachers trained in this tradition are skilled at adapting the poses for students with physical limitations and are known for making hands on adjustments. This is not a flow-style class with Sun Salutations. It's a mentally challenging approach to a wide range of asanas. Many refer to this practice as the "learning-person's yoga" because students truly "learn" how to do each pose and what they should be working when in the pose, rather than simply following a prescribed set of poses or following what the teacher's doing.

Pilates - Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement.  Core strength is the foundation of Pilates exercise. The core muscles are the deep, internal muscles of the abdomen and back. When the core muscles are strong and doing their job, as they are trained to do in Pilates, they work in tandem with the more superficial muscles of the trunk to support the spine and movement. As you develop your core strength you develop stability throughout your entire torso. This is one of the ways Pilates helps people overcome back pain. As the trunk is properly stabilized, pressure on the back is relieved and the body is able to move freely and efficiently.

Power Yoga - Vinyasa yoga uses a sequence of breath-synchronized movements to transition between sustained postures. The name Vinyasa has a specific meaning, Nyasa denotes "to place" and vi denotes "in a special way." This is a wonderful class focused on flowing movements in conjunction with deep breathing to purify your body!     

Pre/Post Natal - The greatest benefit of pre and post-natal yoga is energy. After spending an hour in movement focusing on breath and meditation, most women feel a combination of calm and vigor. For those with child, connecting with your baby through conscious breath work is extremely powerful. By learning to control breathing, expectant mothers can control their birth experience, while mothers with young children can better handle stress, patience and the ability to return to a calm state of mind.   

Tai Chi  - According to the Mayo Clinic, "the ancient art of tai chi uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of today's busy lifestyles and improve health." The graceful images of people gliding through dance-like poses as they practice tai chi are compelling. Simply watching them is relaxing. Tai chi, in fact, is often described as "meditation in motion" because it promotes serenity through gentle movements — connecting the mind and body. Originally developed in China as a form of self-defense, tai chi is a graceful form of exercise that has existed for some 2,000 years. Practiced regularly, tai chi can help you reduce stress and enjoy other health benefits.  Tai chi, sometimes called tai chi chuan, is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. To do tai chi, you perform a series of postures or movements in a slow, graceful manner. Each posture flows into the next without pausing. Anyone, regardless of age or physical ability, can practice tai chi. It doesn't take physical prowess. Rather, tai chi emphasizes technique over strength.

 Vinyasa Yoga - Vinyasa yoga uses a sequence of breath-synchronized movements to transition between sustained postures. The name Vinyasa has a specific meaning, Nyasa denotes "to place" and vi denotes "in a special way." This is a wonderful class focused on flowing movements in conjunction with deep breathing to purify your body!     

 Yin Yoga - Most styles of yoga (Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Power Yoga) are yang in nature, they focus on improving the flexibility as well as strength of muscle tissues. The Yin practice concentrates on keeping joints mobile while increasing flexibility. The practice is quiet and passive and has a quality of stillness. Muscle tissue is Yang in nature and very elastic made up of around 70% fluid. When muscle tissue is worked the fluid raises to ~90%. Tissues that would be described as Yin include the deep connective tissues of the body, ligaments fascia and the bones themselves, these do not have the same fluid content and are therefore less mobile and less elastic. Connective tissues surround our joints preventing injury and protecting the joints. In Yin practices yoga students are still and passive and therefore able to actually stretch the joints and the connective tissues surrounding them in addition to the muscle. Yin practices help joints to stay moist and supple as we age rather than drying out and leading to stiffness and immobility. The safe way to exercise (stress) these tissues is to apply a tolerable pressure for a long period of time (ie: traction) therefore each stretching posture is held for up to 5 minutes. In a yin practice, time is the critical factor resulting in long, slow and deep postures.








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