Class Descriptions

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Class Descriptions 2018-03-10T21:43:23+00:00

Adaptive Flow is gentle group yoga class for individuals who need more modifications due to past injury or post op healing, or for anyone who is beginning their yoga journey. Modifications by the yoga therapist, are offered during class so that each person is fully supported and comfortable during each yoga pose. This class is a great way to start your yoga practice to acquire the fundamentals of yoga, and is open to any ages.

This type of adaptive yoga class provides a supportive, uplifting practice using a chair for added stability. All are welcome to partake in the benefits of Chair Yoga; any age, ability or disability, novice or seasoned yoga practitioner, or those who for any reason are unable or reluctant to get up and down off the floor with ease. Our Chair Yoga teachers are yoga therapists and will lead you through a strengthening and stress reducing class that includes breathing, stretching, standing postures, and relaxation. You will leave feeling stronger both physically and mentally. Additional benefits of Chair Yoga include: increased strength and mobility, normalized blood pressure, reduced stress, improved posture and balance, increased self-confidence, and a more happy, optimistic outlook!

Perfect for the beginner’s mind and those wanting a relaxing Hatha Yoga Class to unwind and compliment their busy lifestyle. Whether this is your very first class or if you have a gentle daily practice, our teachers will give modifications, adjustments, and verbal cues to meet you where you are. For one on one attention or to learn the basics, we also offer private sessions and Yoga 101 intro course. Find More Beginner Info Here.

Our hot classes are heated with infared heating technology which is better for the environment and your well-being. Rather than forced heat and humidity Farinfrared heats you rather than the room. It increases circulation, muscle flexibility and detoxification and is safer for daily practice unlike other forms of heat that can cause inflammation in the tissues. These yoga classes focus on alignment, vinyasa kramas(stages of postures), and present moment experience.  Muscles and joints relax when they are warmed and it helps relieve muscle pain and stiffness and reduce the chance of injury. Enjoy our FARInfrared Sauna therapy to compliment your heated yoga and detox experience.

Power yoga is a strong dynamic flow including, static holds, inversions, core conditioning, and pranayama. Class will be held in a room heated to 85 degrees.

Pranayoga’s All-Levels Vinyasa flow Classes. Sattva Vinyasa-the regenerative flow was created by founder and yoga therapist Dani McGuire. This yoga flow class combines therapeutics with challenging peak asanas. Alignment and all-levels approach for every body. Different then the ‘anything goes’ vinyasa flow mentality of the west, Sattva vinyasa teachers will guide you through challenging and intelligently sequenced peak poses, vinyasa karma, and alignment infused with somatic experience for a holistic practice and reduction of injury. Practices can be either solar or lunar, and will be sequenced for the seasons to keep you in optimal balance and form. Rooms may be heated from 78-85 degrees in our infrared heated rooms, depending on the season. Receive Strength, Balance, and Rejuvenation in these Sattva Vinyasa Flow classes.

Traditionally, yin yoga sequencing is a series of static poses practiced through long holds that is more lunar, or cooling, in nature. In Sattva Yin, we build on these principles by incorporating the elemental rejuvenation and seasonal yin sequences that open the the sen lines of the body, found in the Thai energy system and rooted in Ayurveda.. Through the elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space, we allow the bodymind to rest in quiet enjoyment of understanding our connectivity to nature and the world. Practice includes pranayama to balance the mood (guna), and yin postures to balance the season, within elemental yin sequences. Balancing for vata dosha, Reducing inflammation in pitta dosha, and utilizing the stability of kapha dosha, through the water elements of the body, the Sattva Yin practice will balance your dosha and support your other practices.

Yoga is not just for grown-ups anymore. Yoga is a great tool to help kids and teens grow strong in their bodies and the qualities of confidence, creativity, and compassion. In the fast pace world we live in even younger people can feel the stress. Yoga can help them feel more at ease with themselves, more focused, and more relaxed. These classes are ongoing, so you can join at any time. Kids yoga classes for ages 4-11. Teen yoga class for ages 12-16.

Prenatal yoga provides the strength and relaxation benefits of yoga, as well as a chance to nurture your-self while bonding with the life inside. The special selection of postures, are designed to prepare the body for changes that occur before, during, and even after labor.

Learning to relax is at the heart of living well and this class is an antidote to stress because it promotes deep relaxation. We will use props like blankets and bolsters to put the body into extremely comfortable and supported positions. Then, much like meditation or asana class, the attention rests on the breath. Each class will include subtle backbends, forward bends and twists, to promote healthy spines, as well as inversions to reverse the fluids in the body, enhancing the functions of the heart. This setting provides the perfect environment to truly relax and rejuvenate. Recommended for beginners and those seeking a very gentle yoga practice.

Relax and Rejuvanate with this lunar flow that uses Prana Flow™ Vinyasa sequencing in a slow flow practice. Most yoga classes are solar in nature, and others are solar and lunar (hatha) we will focus on the lunar poses to create a calming, soothing, and fluid practice to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system for healing and preparation for yoga nidra (deep relaxation) and meditation.

This program, developed by Jnani Chapman, RN, BSN, CMT, CYT, is for people with cancer, pre, during, and post treatment. It includes breathing techniques, relaxation, mental imagery, conscious use of the mind and imagination, self talk, meditation, and gentle movement through sequences and postures. It is designed to treat the person as an individual and a whole system of body, mind, and spirit. Our community class may also act as a support group, and pull you out of the cocoon that it is so easy to put ourselves in at the time of diagnosis. Learn to love yourself back to life at a time when it feels like your body has betrayed you.

We believe that yoga for cancer should not be limited by the amount of money a person has, with the already overwhelming amount of medical expenses, so this is a donation based class. Please be generous if you can so that we can keep these programs going for those who cannot afford it. $14 donation is recommended.

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Supports the individual’s work performance, while contributing toward corporate profitability, productivity, company loyalty and customer satisfaction through training individuals to:
• Increase control and concentration of the mind
• Enhance alertness
• Improve stamina and resistance to illness, less sick days
• Decrease stress during the performance of challenging work activities.
• Improve communication, listening, and interpersonal relationship skills

Great for an afternoon stretch or after work hours.

Yoga helps reduce stress, anxiety, disruptive behavior, and lack of emotional control in children. The class is designed to benefit both students and teachers. Our school’s principle training program is to encourage a calm classroom and stories that enhance the way children listen and work together.  Our program also includes creative movement, relaxation, reading to improve literacy, and ethics for respecting ourselves and others.

An intro to yoga class taught by our teachers in our teacher training. Come practice for just $5.00 drop in to support Pranayoga Foundation. Ages 9-99 welcome! Enjoy community, and practice a little yoga too. Meets every Saturday 3-4pm at the Southwest location, and 12-1pm at the Downtown location.

The practice of meditation allows the mind to quiet down and enables your body to get the deep rest it requires to release stress and stay healthy. Any one at any age can learn to meditate and enjoy the benefits. We will practice many different meditation techniques during this class to find the tool that works best for you.

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Yoga therapy is a healing art of awareness, breath, and movement. Dani McGuire is the only yoga therapist in the area and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Dani has helped numerous students get relief from pain and anxiety. Yoga therapy helps the systems regain balance and vitality. Dani will meet you wherever you are today and using gentle asana, guided imagery, and breathing practice gain relief from pain or illness.

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Private sessions are ideal for those students wishing to gain personal direction and guidance, deepening their yoga practice with one on one attention from the teacher of their choice.