Yoga Goodness Classes
Start where you are! Beginner classes build power in your legs and core, beginning with standing poses. Learn to open up areas of tightness in hips and shoulders and get moving with basic Sun Salutations sequences – always with safety and a lot of attention from your teacher. You’ll be introduced to your breath, your mind and other people who think it’s fun to twist and breathe. This class is for anyone who is new to yoga.
Students will deepen their practice while remaining tied to breath and focused on alignment, Students should be comfortable in an all levels class and able to breathe easily with movement, and transition safely between poses.
With detailed stepping stones, this level is a natural learning evolution from beginner level. Now that your core and legs are strong, you will develop strength in your upper body by learning chadarunga dandasana and beginning to play with fun arm balances and inversions. Sun Salutation Series A & B are practiced with creative sequencing.
You don’t have to already be an advanced student to come to an advanced class. This class is for those who have started working on inversions, jumpbacks and chadarunga and are ready to start trying advanced versions, including deep backbends, binds, and padmasana work.
A juicy flow that has something for everyone, all levels classes build poses from the ground up. Your teacher will help you develop more challenging modifications as you are ready and in this way, each person can work at their own pace. This class is not recommended for absolute newbies, but is good for those with some experience.
This delicious class moves slowly with clarity and mindfulness, giving you time to fully arrive into each position and release into every stretch. Flowing with the breath will help relax your nervous system as you gain strength, coordination and physical confidence. This class is great for beginners, people getting back into shape, or for those days when you want to slow down and unwind.
Voluptuous Ladies Yoga is designed for bigger women who are new to yoga or are beginners. Leslie offers multiple variations of each pose and modifications through the use of props and personal attention. VL Yoga is a great way for you to cultivate a more positive relationship with your body on and off the mat – or celebrate the positive relationship that you already have!
Restorative Yoga is a highly effective form of “active relaxation” that can be done by anyone. By supporting the body with blankets and bolsters we give our mind and body ample time to relax and connect to the parasympathetic nervous system, leading to an experience of healing rest.
If you're looking for a way to reduce stress, consider tai chi. Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.
Once a month, this class offers new beginners a warm and welcoming place to try out Yoga, and an opportunity for long-term practitioners to get back to basics and deepen their practice. Poses will be explained in detail, and students are given time to find comfort and ease in each posture.
YOGA FOR THE SERVICE INDUSTRY
Monday nights are all about giving back to the people who serve us day to day, from bartenders to nurses. This class begins with a vinyasa flow that is specifically curated for the aches and pains that come from being on your feet hours at time. Led by bartender and barista Chris Mancari she knows the toll such jobs can take on a person's body. Each pose is chosen with great intention to not only help loosen tighten muscles but to build strength and endurance to help you use your body more effectively in your future shifts. Yoga is also about the mind, these classes will be created to help bring a sense of self after a long week of serving others. The hour is rounded out by a few restorative postures giving the hard workers of our community a chance to be taken care of through gentle and supported rest.