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The term "vinyasa" literally translates into "arranging something in a special way". In a vinyasa practice this is achieved by coordinating the breath and a sequence of movements to flow from one pose to the next. Many of our instructors are Baptiste and Power yoga trained enabling us to customize your vinyasa practice to any level flow.
Hatha is a practice that aims to join and/or balance the two opposing energies in the body the "Ha"- sun and the "Tha" moon. Poses are typically practiced more slowly and with more holds than a Vinyasa or Ashtanga class.
Yin yoga targets your deep connective tissues and enhances flexibility and mobility by holding seated yoga poses for 3-5 minutes each in order to soften and lengthen fascia. It's a great addition to a regular vinyasa practice or perfect for athletes anyone wishing for help with movement. Yin is simple to practice yet not necessarily easy.
Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation known as "sleep yoga" or "effortless relaxation". This practice is performed in a reclined position with blankets and bolsters used as props to increase your comfort level. Yoga Nidra takes you into a state of restful being. Anyone can practice this style of yoga, but it's particularly beneficial for those who struggle to let go, those suffering from sleep deprivation, trauma, anxiety or depression.
Restorative yoga is restful, relaxing form of yoga that focuses on slowing down and opening the body through passive stretching. Props such as blankets, bolsters, and eye pillows are utilized to help students achieve maximum tranquility. Poses are typically held for 7-10 minutes.
Trauma sensitive yoga practice incorporate movements which stimulate areas of the brain impacted by trauma. Through movement, individuals are able to reconnect with their body by making choices of which movement variations are best suited for their needs. The aim is to minimize stimulation and maintain a calm environment during practice without hands on adjustments to the participants.
Bhakti Yoga is the yoga of Devotion. Devotion in the Bhakti tradition is often, but not exclusively, practiced by chanting the names of different deities in Sanskrit, otherwise known as chanting mantra. This is commonly done in the form Kirtan which is chanting as a group, often accompanied by musical instruments commonly but not exclusively the harmonium and percussive instruments.
The subtle body is the energy of the body. Chakras, meridians, nadis, aura, etc. Some of the ways that we practice attuning to the different aspects of the subtle body are through mindful movement, breath work, meditation, visualization, mantra, and mudra.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen energy flows through us causing us to be alive. If one's energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress and if energy is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
While guided mediations can be used by both new and experienced meditators, those new to mediation or easily distracted on their own may find the extra guidance provided by an instructor especially beneficial.
Not sure what you're looking for? We are happy to consult with you and customize your experience or suggest one of our curated offerings.