"Flowing with Grace," "Flowing with Nature," "Following your Heart."
A unique style of Yoga founded by John Friend in 1997, Anusara yoga is a school of hatha yoga which unifies a life-affirming Tantric philosophy of intrinsic goodness with Universal Principles of Alignment. It will rejuvenate your spirit, invigorate your mind and strengthen your body, but most of all – open your heart!
"the eight-limbed path"
This is a sacred and traditional approach to practicing yoga. Our non-aggressive classes focus on the primary series "Yoga Chikitsa" which is intended to cleanse the body, mind and spirit. If you're up for a challenge, this class is for you!
"HA" (Sun) "THA"(Moon) - a science of yoga which purifies the whole physical body by means of balancing opposing energies through asana (posture), pranayama (breath discipline), mudra (gestures), bandha (energy locks) with focus. Classes move at a medium pace and offer insight into both the internal and external experience of the practice; physically demanding and meditative.
These classes are taught by certified prenatal yoga instructors and help soon-to-be mothers and recently new mothers to incorporate a loving practice into the miraculous process of pregnancy. This is a supportive community environment where you can share this specific experience with others at any stage of your journey through motherhood. For more information on attending yoga while pregnant, please see our faq page.
These classes are unique, thoughtful and focus on achieving an energetic effect for the body, mind, a spirit. Often taught without music, tantric hatha enhances the focus on the inner processes; such as breath and energy. Asana is completed at a slower pace than vinyasa and produces a challenge for the body and mind. "To weave or thread" the tantras (a set of texts like the sutras) reveal how everything in existence is woven together, a rich philosophy that integrates spiritual consciousness into all action and thought processes.
"To place in a special way" (often defined as "flow")
"To place in a special way" (often defined as "flow") Expect to really move throughout these classes while incorporating several traditions of practice into a fluid, breath-linked asana sequence like a dance. It is the most common style of practice in the west; an invigorating practice with a constant faster pace.
These classes introduce a new practitioner to the techniques and application of yoga. Class is taught at a slower pace. If you are curious about yoga this is a great way to find out what it's all about and start your personal journey toward your greatest teacher – the teacher within! First timers can purchase an Intro Series to jump start your yoga practice.
LEVELS –1, 2 & 3
1, 2 & 3 indicate beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice. All classes are open to all students however, it is recommended that you choose the level that is appropriate for your experience. This system is set as a guideline by which to explore your practice over time. Obviously, start at the beginning and when you feel you are ready – take the next step – We are here to support you!
Mommy and Baby Yoga
Mommy & Baby yoga is a wonderful way to regain strength and flexibility, bond with your infant, nurture your mind and spirit, and find community with other new mothers. Through yoga postures, breath techniques and meditation, you will tone your core, improve your posture, build confidence and unwind. Our welcoming environment is geared for new mothers' and babies' needs: moms can practice yoga, yet feel comfortable to remain at their mat while taking a break to soothe, nurse, and bond with baby. Move at your own pace, practicing gently or intensively. Forge new friendships and share experiences with other new mothers in the neighborhood.