class descriptions

ALIGN & CENTER

Clear your mind, balance your body and get centered. Learn specific tools to access to all the benefits of yoga: increased flexibility and strength, breath efficiency and stress relief. This class focuses on skillful alignment, whole body health, and quality rather than quantity. Poses may be held for a longer period of time. This offers newer students the time to learn poses, and for more experienced yogis to the option to turn up the heat.

All Levels

ALIGN & EMBODY

Dive deeper in this expansive class where we use a skillful method of teaching the key biomechanics and alignment of poses, while encompassing other aspects of yoga, such as breath exercises, guided meditation, mantra, and mudra. This class is ideal for students who want to increase strength and flexibility in your body, while calming your mind, which allows you to flow in the whole of your life with ease and joy.
All Levels

DEEKSHA MEDITATION

Have an immediate experience of expanded awareness, a quieter mind, peace and love. Relax and receive a gentle transfer of energy which shifts the brain into higher states of consciousness. May include yogic chanting, chakra and breathing meditations.

Beginners, All Levels, No Experience Necessary

DEEP FLOW

This is a fun lass meant to move you deeper into your practice and teach you how to access more advanced postures. Build on your practice in this class by moving into deeper poses, experimenting with inversions, or arm balances. Embrace lightness and positivity!

Experience Expected

DYNAMIC ALIGNMENT

Focus on the dynamic alignment of your body in space. Open to class by exploring the body before deepening our practice by breaking down more advanced asanas (poses) or focusing on a peak pose. Potent alignment cues help to awaken different parts of the body through shoulder and hip-opening, core work, balance and strength.

Experience Expected

HATHA

Strength, confidence, flexibility, balance, and self-reflection. Explore key postures in detail, sometimes with long holds, sometimes with variations. Good for every level of practice - from those just starting in yoga, recovering from an injury, or to those looking to deeply expand their understanding of certain poses. 
Beginners, All Levels

MORNING FLOW

This awakening practice will set the tone and start your day right. Expect to build heat through breath, movement and engagement of your entire body. This class is open to students of all levels, offering optional variations to allow you to find more ease or more challenge. You can expect this class to leave you feeling strong and energized.
All Levels

MOVE & MEDITATE

Align your mind, body, spirit in this practice of Hatha yoga and meditation. Begin with 30 minutes of gentle Level 1 Hatha yoga poses designed to prepare your body and mind for meditation instruction, the second half or last 30 minutes of class. Class designed with rotating teachers who provide insights from different asana and meditation backgrounds, offering diverse practices for students to incorporate on and off the mat. No prior meditation experience necessary.
Beginners, All Levels

RELEASE, RECOVER, & BALANCE

This class focuses on gaining flexibility, letting go of tension, recovering from life and activities, and regaining balance in the body and mind. It offers a grounding, deep yoga approach to assist you with recovery from your daily life, work and sports. It provides a body alignment reset and opening of tightness and tension so that you may return to your activities with more freedom, balance, stamina, and ease. It is a combination of breath work, active restoratives, gentle grounding movement, energy awareness, and at times meditation. Leave feeling more open, relaxed, connected, and energized.

Beginners, All Levels

 

RESTORATIVE

Restorative Yoga shifts the body from the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) to the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest.) Blankets and bolsters to allow the body to rest with zero muscular engagement. We will spend 10-12 minutes in each posture, completely supported and completely passive. This practice is the perfect antidote to the physical and psychological stress of living the lifestyle of a modern human.

Beginners, All Levels

SOMATIC YOGA

Somatic Yoga is a unique approach to yoga developed by Eleanor Creswell and Thomas Hanna. It is based on the principles of Hanna Somatics, yoga, neuroscience (especially the somatic nervous system), applied psychophysiology, and psychology. The emphasis is on doing yoga from a first-person perspective with knowledge and awareness. Somatic Yoga is concerned with the evolution of the person-mind, body, and spirit.  

Somatic Yoga is a safe, gentle and common sense approach to eliminating chronic muscle pain and improving movement for the long term.  It is scientifically-based sensory motor training that teaches you how most chronic muscle pain develops, and what to do to restore full nervous system control of both muscles and movement. The end result is improved awareness, balance and control, as well as efficiency and joy of movement. You learn to reverse the root cause of most chronic muscle pain – the way in which you have unconsciously adapted to the stresses of your life – so you can prevent pain and movement limitation in the future.  

All Levels.  Beginners.

VINYASA FLOW

In Sanskrit, vinyasa means to connect the breath with movement. Move through sun salutations finding clarity in the alignment of your body as you practice linking and integrating breath with postures. We will hold poses to build strength, endurance, balance and flexibility.

All Levels

YIN YOGA

In the practice of Yin Yoga, you activate the parasympathetic nervous system, and increase flexibility and joint mobility. This class is much slower than your common yoga class, holding postures in stillness for 3 to 5 minutes. The pace of this class naturally makes it a practice in mindfulness, refining you awareness of the body-mind.

Beginners, All Levels

YIN TO YANG

This class is based in the Tantric philosophy of yoga practices, embodying both the Yin, cooling postures of stillness, and the Yang, warming postures with movement. Class will begin with centering through meditation and breath and transition into Yin postures, slow and low, held for 3 to 5 minutes. The second portion of class will embrace Yang postures, standing and heating, activating the muscles. Class will close with a guided savasana.

Beginners, All Levels

YOGA NIDRA

Yoga Nidra a practice of conscious creation in a deep state of relaxation. It is said one hour of Yoga Nidra is the equivalent of 4 hours of sleep. Join us the first and last Friday of each month to learn how to relax your body, increase your energy flow, and bring awareness into your life. No yoga experience needed, there is no movement in this class, only a commitment and willingness to yourself meditate while lying down.
Beginners, All Levels, No Experience Necessary

ZENITY NOW

 Zenity Now integrates principles of Yoga and the 12 Step Recovery Program into a movement-based meeting. Each week we will explore the Steps through postures and breath, making connections between the Big Book, Meditation and Prayer, and Asana practice. Yoga experience and/or Recovery status are not required. Everyone is welcome! We

invite students to explore a holistic approach to addiction recovery through breath, movement and reflection on the 12 Steps of Recovery.  

All levels. beginners.

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Neesha Zollinger

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