"Yoga is a system of exercises based upon a profound knowledge of the
relationship between the Body and the Mind. The Body and the Mind
constitutes the basis of all human endeavors."
(Swami Jyotirmayananda - Yoga Exercises for Health and Happiness)
Hatha Yoga: The Classical Approach
Hatha Yoga develops steadiness and ease in the body using classical yoga postures which have been
practiced for thousands of years. Classes begin with breath awareness and progress into yoga asanas
that develop, strength, flexibility and balance. Class ends with deep relaxation.
Beginning - Those new to yoga or beginners this is a great place to start. Learn the basics of
a yoga practice with detailed alignments and modifications to meet your needs as you begin the
wonderful practice of yoga.
All Levels - The introduction of more challenging poses to increase stamina and mental focus.
Includes some flow and inversions. This is a Hatha yoga practice. You are given time and instruction in each pose to settle into
correct, safe, applied alignment and breath as you progress through the class. The class culminates with guided deep relaxation.
Gentle Yoga: The essence of Your True Nature - All Levels Welcome.
Gentle Yoga classes begin with a guided awareness while lying in Shavasana ,Yoga's Relaxation Pose,
and Pranayama (breathing practice). The classes progress into a very gentle and well supported practice
of asana (yoga poses). Using blankets and props for support, your body settles and softens into each
pose . As the body releases the habitual physical and mental tension patterns, the mind becomes still and
steady... uncovering the essence of your true nature.
Gentle yoga offers a significantly different paradigm in yoga poses. Gentle yoga postures and sequences
along with deep relaxation methods return you to the place in yourself of wholeness and natural well-
Gentle yoga pursues the understanding of the deeper purposes of yoga: the understanding of your own
In restorative yoga, props are used to support the body so that you can hold poses for longer, allowing
you to open your body through passive stretching. The postures are usually adapted from supine or seated
yoga poses with the addition of blocks, bolsters, and blankets to eliminate unnecessary straining. This is a
great practice to slow down and nurture your well being if you are recovering from an injury or chronic
condition. You will be amazed at the benefits of this restorative yoga class from a therapeutic approach.
Yin yoga has many benefits other than just being a good balance to our active life styles. The YIN practice releases fascia and improves joint mobility allowing the flow of nutrients and energy through the body. Holding poses that gently lengthen the muscles and fascia helps to break up adhesions and applying mild stress to joints and connective tissue can increase their range of motion. Poses are held for an extended period of time allowing the body to release. As an added bonus, the YIN practice calms and balances the mind and body, increases circulation, improves flexibility and balances the internal organs.
Meditation and Mindfulness:
Meditation can be done in a chair or seated on yoga blankets. Calm your mind, settle your body and find a softer focus to your day. Beginners to practicing meditators will benefit from this class.
These hour-long classes will incorporate both individual and group/family poses, breathwork, and mindfulness to benefit the whole family! Connect with one another and learn new ways to incorporate yoga into your everyday life. We recommend this class for families with children ages 4 and up.
Grounded Kids & Tweens Yoga - All Levels Welcome.
Yoga, Laughter, Elevation. Grounded Grown Ups is a comprehensive system where adults explore &
develop their inherent potential to live life fully! Grounded builds strength, flexibility, self
confidence and creativity through an uplifting, life-affirming practice.
Grounded has created 85 unique yoga poses designed to bring the body into optimal alignment so you
feel your best and can fulfill your highest potential. These poses serve and honor the individual by
providing specific tools to: Calm or increase energy, lighten up or centering through focus and balance
as well as the intuitive wisdom to know when each is needed.
Our expectations are high; we work hard, laugh wholeheartedly and grow in our understanding of
who we are with confidence and strength. When you are Grounded you have the stability and strength
that it takes to handle any situation with Grace, an Open Heart and Wisdom. Live fully engaged in your
Heart as you go Grounded!