"Yoga is 99% practice, 1% theory." Pattabhi Jois
All of our classes are created to be accessible for all levels, with variations being given throughout class so you can accommodate how your body is feeling in the moment.
Some classes might be a little bit more fast paced which
would make them ‘more advanced’,
but feel free to cruise through
these descriptions to find the
class that's right for you!
The term vinyasa means "to place with intention". In a vinyasa style class, we aim to mindfully move our bodies at the pace of the breath. This class is an introduction to the vinyasa style and will incorporate fundamental yoga postures into the sun salutation, moving at a slow, steady pace to get used to the flow. Expect a strong emphasis on developing a steady breath and to move continuously, with brief holds in postures. Familiarity with basic yoga postures is highly recommended, but no experience with vinyasa yoga is necessary. All Levels.
V I N Y A S A
H A T H A
Hatha Yoga is a system of yoga introduced in the 15th century in India. Hatha aims to achieve balance between body and mind, as well as freeing the more subtle spiritual elements of the mind through physical poses. Classes contain slow-paced stretching with some simple breathing exercises and seated meditation. This is a good place to learn basic poses, relaxation techniques, and become comfortable with yoga. All Levels.
Y O G A B A S I C S
A class that is focused on slow, steady movement and alignment. Perfect for beginners or those looking to reacquaint themselves with the foundation of the practice. All Levels.
Y I N
Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to more dynamic and active yoga styles. In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive ‘stress’ on the deeper layers of connective tissue in the body. Physically, Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints, primarily between the navel and the knees. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body’s meridian system, which enhances the body’s energetic flow and supports emotional equilibrium. The emphasis is stillness and silence. The practice prepares both the body and mind for deeper experiences in meditation. All Levels.
For our Flow class - anything really goes! Lose yourself in this vinyasa-based practice by zeroing in on the breath and deepening the connection to your body.
S L O W + S T R O N G
Take your time in this beautifully paced practice, that allows the body to slowly acquaint itself with itself. An emphasis is placed on feeling your way through the body. Heat is built through longer holds and is followed by a counter pose to offer relief. All Levels.
Kundalini is an ancient practice focused on the expansion of consciousness. With each kriya, you'll find yourself becoming more alive and attune to your body. Expect movement, mantra and meditation in this powerful class. ps: wearing white is suggested, but not required
R I S E + S H I N E
One hour flow to jumpstart your day! Start your day with yoga to energize your body and focus your mind. This is an open-level, mixed-style class. Expect a combination of postures, breathwork, and meditation techniques, with modifications to meet the needs of beginner through advanced yoga practitioners. All-levels.
M E D I T A T I V E
This class is appropriate for students who have experience. Postures may be held with long holding times and a focus on Pranayama. It provides a balance of stretching and strengthening for the body/mindind -This class is an Integration of the essential yogic disciplines of asana (postures), pranayama (breathwork), and dhyana (meditation). When performed together these practices unlock the full power of yoga's sacred teachings. This inquiry-based practice is designed to re-establish the original context of postures as a doorway into the deeper dimensions of yoga. This powerful healing practice is open to all practitioners who share a sincere desire to practice yoga as a means of Self exploration and intended as an internal experience of connecting with spirit.
G E N T L E
Gentle class is a great way to unwind and to create space in your body without too much demand on your joints. These classes are moving at a slow steady pace to allow time for you body to find proper alignment. A majority of the glass is on the mat, with limited standing postures.
R E S T O R A T I V E
Restorative yoga is not to be mistaken with yin yoga. Where as yin is a modality used to get deep into the fascia and connective tissues, restorative yoga is a way to totally relax, release and invite in calm, nurturing energy. Prepare to release stress and leave feeling like butter.
Y I N - Y A S A
Yin-Yasa is a lovely practice to balance the yin and yang energies in your body, as well as the physical yin and yang within your body! Yin yoga will focus on deeper fascial tissue and your joints, whereas the yang yoga (vinyasa) will create fluidity in your muscles.
B E A C H
Y O G A
Beach Yoga is exactly as it sounds : YOGA on the BEACH! It doesn't get much better than that! In our Beach Yoga classes (which are held on the North End of OC on SEACLIFF ROAD) bring your own mat or beach towel, a beautiful beach, a kickass instructor, and on occasion - even some dolphins jumping in the sea! Sometimes it's windy, sometimes there are bugs - so please come prepared for the elements. 7am-8:15am EVERY DAY in July + August. Use your class card or drop in $18 cash or credit card, you can pay at beach.
Last class 9/5/16