Hatha Yoga encompasses an all postural yoga practice, balancing masculine and feminine forces.
Hatha Yoga translates to sun/moon. Ha meaning “sun” and tha (pronounced ta) meaning “moon.”
The “ha” or sun element has properties of being active, intense or powerful and the “tha” or moon element has properties of being soothing, maternal, cooling.
Hatha Yoga encourages the balancing of the forces of nature within us to experience a state of union, or Samadhi.
Gentle Yoga is a practice of movement benefiting the beginner or the intermediate practitioner. It is a gentle flow class, kind on the joints and comfortable for the body. Each class focuses on the breath, the gentle flow of physical movement, and a deep, peaceful meditation.
Gentle Yoga is a balanced, intuitive blend of delicate and empowered postures, as well as meditation that flows in harmony with the needs of those in attendance.
Vinyasa Yoga refers to a flowing sequence of Asanas (or postures).
The term Vinyasa, in Sanskrit, translates to “to place in a special order” and refers to breath synchronized movement. This is a dynamic flow and has a tendency to be more vigorous, but all levels are welcome.
Mini Vini Flow
Mini-Vini flow class combines Vinyasa and gentle stretch for a session that will increase the heart rate and enhance flexibility. Taught gently for all levels, this session is slightly slower paced than the typical Vinyasa class.
It is the perfect one-hour overhaul to increase strength, bone density, cardiovascular health, coordination, balance, and flexibility.
This intense and fun practice is geared toward the active yogi. You will sweat, smile and glow with this hour practice. Build a better body on the road to enlightenment with this exhilarating practice.
Morning Blend Yoga
Morning Blend Yoga is a combination of several yoga styles merged seamlessly for all levels. The soothing movements are synchronized to the breath, creating the continuity and comfort that is the trademark of this yoga practice. It is the perfect blend of awakening and resting postures that combine the sun/moon nature of our bodies and bring us into alignment with the day.
Restorative Stretch Yoga is the most restful of the physical practices. It is perfect to soothe the overactive body and tight muscles. If you are new to yoga or are reentering your practice after a hiatus, this is the right practice for you. Throughout this hour, there is a deepened focus on the breath. The slow, restful movements are beneficial to every body type and a soothing meditation ends each practice.
This is an essential practice for restoring the adrenal system, and it balances the nervous system. Restorative Stretch Yoga can be done with or without props. This practice is highly recommended for stress reduction and overall wellness.
Restorative Blend incorporates Gentle Yoga and Restorative Stretch for a balanced combination of postures and peace the body requires. An all levels class, Restorative Blend awakens the body and relaxes the nervous system. It is the perfect class for a daily practice of body attunement.
Yin Yoga, derived from the Taoist concepts of Yin/Yang, concentrates on strengthening, lengthening and rehabilitating the body’s connective tissue. In contrast to other yoga disciplines that focus on muscle flexibility and strength, Yin postures put gentle stress on inelastic joints and ligaments and are held for longer periods of time.
Yin is a quiet, meditative practice that is a necessary, though often over-looked, element of a comprehensive yoga discipline. We encourage everyone from beginner to seasoned yogi to balance their practice with this class.
Integrative Stretch Treatment™
Integrative Stretch Treatment is hands on lengthening and interactive manipulation of the body. Gentle pressure points are addressed as the muscles are stretched deeply, increasing circulation, lymphatic drainage, bringing a sense of relaxation and comfort to the body.
Much of it can be done while resting on the floor, or through yoga Asana. You will learn proper positioning while alleviating muscular tension. During your Integrative Stretch treatment, specific movements and proper positioning will be explained and taught to advance your traditional yoga practice. Long term pain can be diminished and recurrent physical tensions can be reduced significantly.
Integrative Stretch Treatment is an effective treatment for reducing muscular pain and improving overall ease in the body. People with Fibromyalgia, MS, and recurrent migraines have benefited from yoga therapy treatments. It also helps the traditional overworked and overstressed human body.
Integrative Stretch Treatment is therapeutic for athletes and avid yogis, as well as anyone who is currently inactive.
“Assisted stretching can help increase range of motion, reduce pain and reopen neuromuscular pathways in everyone from world-class athletes to post-surgical patients” – J. Cramer, Professor and Researcher in the UO Health and Exercise Department.
(Learn more about IST by visiting our Private Sessions Page)