Beginners that prefer a slower, more gentle pace

Are you a beginner or new to yoga?

Do you feel like you are currently out-of-shape?

Do you have some aches & pains, some physical limitations or major injuries?

Or do you simply just prefer a slower paced class where you have longer time in the poses?

Below are the classes that will be suit you if you answered yes to these questions.

Gentle Flow

Open to all levels of practice and abilities, this class focuses on an exploration of basic yoga poses and how to connect them through attention to breathing, proper alignment and mindfulness. These classes will help you increase your flexibility and strength in a safe gentle flow, while relieving and preventing back pain, strengthening the core, releasing stress and and leaving you with a feeling of inner peace. No yoga experience necessary. Great for beginners or anyone that loves a slower paced flow yoga class.

Yin & Yang

This class begins with Yin Yoga, a passive form of yoga that helps move Chi through the meridian lines, and over time stretches the deeper connective tissues of the body. It then moves into a strength building practice with a focus on slow flow and alignment. Sometimes we will mix it up and start with a bit of yang before yin, then yang again, ending with a deep relaxation and meditation. Great for beginners or anyone that loves a slower paced yoga class with a bit of flow.

Gentle Hatha

Gentle Hatha is a class with postures that are designed for everyone, including seniors. The pace of this class is slower, incorporating range of movement exercises, alignment, stretching, strengthening, breathing and relaxation to refresh, and energize. These movements will increase circulation, improve posture, relieve tension in the body, and create a sense of well-being. Great for beginners or anyone that loves a slower paced yoga class.

Hatha

Hatha yoga is a class where you will be challenged with more static poses – working the alignment in detail, building heat and stamina. There might be a bit of flow occasionally, but generally this slower class will give you the ability to go deeper in the postures – working your alignment, stretching and strengthening. These movements will increase circulation, improve posture, relieve tension in the body, and create a sense of well-being. Breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques will be practiced to make this a well rounded yoga class. Great for beginners or anyone that loves a slower paced yoga class.

Yin Yoga

Suitable for complete beginners or anyone with issues in the body. Yin is a slow-paced class with postures or asanas that are held for longer periods of time, mainly performed on the floor. Through gravity, the yin poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility which is so necessary as we tend to loose flexibility as we get older. Yin poses open up the nadis channels (energy lines) in the body, improving organ health, immunity, and emotional well-being. These classes, to which we will also add a number of meditative, pranayama (breathing) and restorative practices, are perfect for people who feel stiff in their bodies (either from too much sitting – or too much “physical workout”). Whether you are a complete beginner or more experienced yogi, you will leave completely relaxed – physically and mentally.