Yoga Class Descriptions

Prana Vinyasa

Prana Vinyasa is an energetic, creative, full-spectrum approach to embodying the flow of yoga cultivated by Shiva Rea and the Global Vinyasa Collective of Teachers. Students of all levels are empowered to experience prana - the universal source of breath, life-energy and conscious intelligence - as the navigating source of yoga practice and vital living. Practitioners learn classical and innovative approaches to vinyasa yoga and the state of flow drawn from Krishnamacharya's teachings, Tantra, Ayurveda, Bhakti, Somatics and Shiva's teaching experience from the last fifteen years.

Classes are ritual sadhanas (a groove to one's self). Prana Flow classes are breath inspired journeys that offer a complete spectrum (ha-tha) of rhythms from meditative and rejuvenating to the challenging and empowering. The wave of a class is created through cycles of effective and creative sequences (vinyasas) linked together through the breathwave. Every class is well rounded, following the mandala of the body and asanas - to create whole body transformation of strength and fluidity, circulation and centering.

 

Yoga Basics

This Level 1 introduction to yoga class emphasizes alignment, breathing techniques, simple poses and everything else you need to become familiar with yoga! No experience necessary.

 

Vinyasa

In this class you will move rhythmically from one asana (pose) to the next, linking each movement of the body with the inhalations and exhalations of the breath. This is a great class for anyone with some yoga experience wishing to take their practice to the next level to connect the body, breath and mind.

 

Meditation

Experience the power of the collective while meditating in our sacred studio space. Great for practitioners of meditation or those wishing to start their meditation practice. Non-lead. (By donation)

 

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Restorative Yoga

A very relaxed yoga class which utilizes props to support, open, and create ease in the body. A totally rejuvenating practice comprised of seated postures and supported inversions which are held for longer periods of time to allow for deep relaxation in the postures. Designed for all levels and includes breath work, guided meditations, and a long savasana!

 

Slow Flow

Slow Flow is a mindful, slow paced yoga class that incorporates conscious flowing of breath with movement of body. This class is approachable for both beginners and more experienced students. The challenge in the class is from awareness of movement that is slow and focused.

 

Yin Yoga Nidra

Yin postures target the joints to enhance range of motion and flexibility, while relieving pain and chronic tension in the low back, hips, and spine. Yin yoga complements any active yoga practice or exercise routine. Finish the practice with Yoga Nidra, a deep form of guided relaxation and meditation that heals and rejuvenates.

 

Ashtanga-Vinyasa

(Level 2/3, as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois) Vinyasa means breathing and moving. Ashtanga-Vinyasa is a traditional practice with three main places of attention or action (trishtana): posture, breathing and gazing. This trifold method purifies the body, nervous system and mind. When this is practiced with due diligence over some time the six poisons (desire, anger, delusion, greed, envy and sloth) burn away and our inner nature shines forth. This method of hatha-yoga, through purifying body and mind, prepares one to practice all the eight limbs of Patanjali's system of Ashtanga Yoga, as described in the Yoga sutras.