Chitta Vritti Nirodhah
In Yoga Sutra 1.2 we find :: Patanjali’s definition of yoga ::
“Chitta Vritti Nirodhah”
“Yoga removes the fluctuations of the mind”
Chitta = Consciousness
Vritti = Fluctuation or agitations
Nirodhah = To quiet or bring stillness
Gentle yoga is appropriate for all levels and ages of practitioners. Gentle yoga does not necessarily mean that it is an easy class. While the intensity may be lower, the focus and commitment are high. Gentle yoga classes move at a steady pace, slowly cycling through a series of floor based or seated postures. Though you can expect a few standing poses, you’ll spend the majority of class on your mat.This form of yoga helps increase mobility and flexibility in a slow well rounded approach.
Restorative is about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. During the long holds of restorative yoga, your muscles are allowed to relax deeply. Rather than your muscles, props are used to support your body.
Yin yoga class consists of a series of long-held, passive floor and wall poses, some with props, that mainly work the areas of the body, that are especially rich in connective tissues known as fascia, and holding each pose for 1-3 minutes and progressing to 5 minutes or more. The practice is a good source of meditation and interpersonal reflection. “The issues are in your tissues!”
As you mindfully integrate movement and breath, this Vinyasa class is aimed at the seasoned beginner and intermediate practitioners who are ready to expand their yoga practice. We recommend that students seeking to take these classes feel confident, sage, and strong throughout classic sun salutations.
Intro to Ashtanga Yoga
Primary Series is a set sequence of postures designed to bring strength, flexibility, and endurance to the body. It is designed to purify the body through the breath and th movement to invoke a stillness of the mind. These classes are for anyone who has a the desire to learn yoga.
Vinyasa is a powerful, energetic form of yoga where students fluidly move from one pose to the next while connecting their breathing to their movements. Commonly referred to as “flow” yoga.
Kirtan is a Sanskrit word that means “Narrating, reciting, telling or describing” of an idea or story. It is the practice of yogic chanting. We come together every other Monday and use traditional Indian musical instruments to chant mantras, affirmations or the names of the divine, to open our hearts to the possibility of oneness. Come join us to experience meditation through sound!
Reiki Healing Circle
Reiki is a Japanese energy healing modality that enhances the body’s natural ability to heal. We typically open the healing circle with a short welcome and guided meditation. The Reiki practitioners (certified level two and up) will make their way around the circle and each participant will receive between 5-15 minutes of Reiki, depending on how many practitioners we have sharing. Reiki is administered by lightly placing the hands on or slightly above one’s body, while the practitioner channels the universal healing energy. Reiki promotes relaxation and stress relief. It is safe for everyone and is used in hospitals worldwide!
Crystal Bowl Sound Healing
Sound healing has been used in many cultures around the world since ancient times. Each bowl corresponds with one of the seven main energy centers in the human body. The vibrations from each bowl harmonizes with the vibrations in your body and is said to create balance on a cellular level. Sound healing is safe for everyone and can help with anxiety, depression and insomnia as it can trigger extremely deep states of relaxation.
Yoga Dance is designed for all people no matter your age, size, ability or anything else! It is a fun way to let loose- bringing awareness into the body by exploring movement to music. We integrate gentle yoga, simple dance steps, breath-work and meditation!