The practice begins with Love. We acknowledge and respect our limitations, and celebrate our strength. This class offers a gentle approach to asana practice with an emphasis on mindfulness and sustainable movement practices. This is an excellent class for students who are brand new to yoga, those who are recovering from injury or working with physical limitations, or for those who simply want a relaxed but challenging practice.
Post Natal/ mOM and Baby Yoga -
Foster mindful connection with your baby while you nurture your new self. Becoming a mother changes us, inside and out. This practice focuses on rebuilding strength and integrity in the core, opening the chest and upper back, and mindfulness and breathing techniques to support you on your mothering journey. There will be eye contact, tickles, and baby-wearing fun for the little ones. Open to all mamas who have received the OK from their care provider to begin an exercise program, and their pre-mobile babies.
Pre-Natal Yoga -
Nurture yourself as you nurture the life within you. in this gentle practice we focus on developing strength, easing discomfort and cultivating inner peace & deep loving connection with your baby throught the practice of yoga postures, somatic exercises, simple breathwork, and meditation. Appropriate for all phases of pregnancy
Slow Burn Vinyasa -
Same structure as the Vinyasa Flow class, but the poses are held for longer periods of time allowing for build up of heat in the muscle. Want to get strong? This is your class!
Restorative Yoga -
This is the adult nap-time that we all need and crave. Restorative yoga is the centering of your breath and body - aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods of time. Props (bolsters, blocks, blankets) assist you in holding the poses longer and help keep gravity from pulling too deeply at the connective tissue. Restoritive yoga is an exercise in patience, stillness, and unwinding.
Ashtanga Series -
A system of yoga transmitted to the modern wold by Sri K Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series (set series) of postures - a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind. "Practice and all is coming."
Vinyasa Light -
Same as Vinyasa Flow Yoga, but with a slightly lighter pace and more modifications. This is an excellent class for beginners who want to get a taste of Vinyasa Flow yoga, or for anyone who tends to be be hyper-perfectionistic. This class will challenge you to back the heck off a little!
Vinyasa Flow (LoveYoga Flow) -
Vinyasa means movement (asana) synchronized with breath (pranayama). Vinyasa Yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling while flowing, almost dance-like, throght yoga postures.Consider Vinyasa Flow Yoga a moving meditation. When all is linked together, you find your "oneness".
At LoveYoga, we do not have "levels" of classes. We believe that yoga is NOT a competitive sport or activity, but by true definition, yoga is a "yoking" or coming together of all of the parts of yourself that have been fractured from your own understanding of the divine. Is it a great form of physical exercise? Absolutely! It is NOT, however, something you have to be "good" at or young and flexible for. Yoga is for the mind, the soul, the spirit. If you show up, breathe, smile and leave feeling like you have a little more space in your busy brain or knotted up body, then you have had had a perfect practice! It's as simple as that!
There is no need to pre-register, take a beginners class, or start with an "easy" class. All of our classes are a bit different, and all are one hour long (with the exception of Y12SR and specia workshops.) We encourage new students to try different classes and different teachers and find where they feel the most at home. We do offer a 3-week beginner series on Saturdays once every 3 months, but again, it is not necessary to get started. In truth, we are all beginners always. Welcome to your journey!
A Vinyasa Flow Community