Class Descriptions

(classes are listed in order of difficulty from least to greatest)

Restorative: (1 hour) Yoga Bliss will offer your mind and body an opportunity to find calm, combining the practices of Yin, Restorative, and Nidra yoga practices. During the class, you will find those places of peace and relaxation necessary to quiet your body and mind through a slow practice of well-supported and long-held asanas followed by a deep relaxation.

3M-Mindfulness, Movement, and Meditation:  This class combines mindfulness exercises, chakra balancing poses, yoga nidra and relaxation.  Students are led from mindfulness exercises and into a series of chakra balancing poses followed by a rotation of consciousness, which includes setting an intention, body scan, journey and resolve.

Gentle Yoga:  (45 Min) This class is suitable for any level of student and will focus on flexibility and strength through seated and prone positions with a relaxation segment at the end of class.

Gentle Hatha: (1 hour) This class is suitable for all levels, but is geared toward those who want a slower class.  Gentle Hatha will fit between Restorative and the more active flow type classes.  You will work on the 7 spinal movements, balance, breath work and other pieces of the full Yoga experience.

Yin: (1 hour) This class is suitable for any level of student. The format will be similar to our Gentle class.  However, you will hold postures for a longer period of time enabling the mind to still and the body go deeper into the postures gently. We will focus on flexibility through seated and prone positions with a relaxation segment at the end of class.

Yoga 101: (1 hour)  This class is suitable for any level student.  This class will have a focus on proper alignment, modifications, and basic poses in order to give you the tools you need for a successful yoga practice, not only in the studio, but at home as well. This class will also give you the foundation you need for more advanced classes.

Hatha Foundations: (1 hour) This class is suitable for any level student, but is geared toward the true beginner who wants a more active class.  You will learn the core foundational Yoga postures that will both prepare you for more movement oriented classes and make sure you have the understanding needed to take your practice deeper.  This class will use Sun Salutations, standing, balance, seated and prone postures.

Hatha Flow: (45 min) This class is suitable for any level of student.  In this class we will combine a gentle flow class with classic Hatha postures to strengthen, tone and lengthen your body.   We will also include a restorative portion that will help you learn to better handle the stress, fatigue and anxiety that can build up during our work week.

Flow: (1 hour) These classes are beginner level flow and is suitable for all levels. This class will take you through the basics of flow yoga and build a deeper knowledge of poses, strengthen the body and increase your flexibility.  We will also begin to build the foundation for more advanced poses like inversions, arm and standing balances.

Vinyasa Flow/Early Bird Flow: (1 hour) {Class will use mild heat} This class is suitable for all levels.  This style of yoga is often referred to as “moving meditation” and will teach us to link the breath with movement in a constant flow that will build heat, endurance, stability, flexibility and bring focus to the mind and body. It will help prepare you for the Power Vinyasa Flow or Power Flow classes.

Vinyasa Power Flow: (1 hour) {Class will use mild heat} [Our Sunday 10am class will NOT use heat on the 1st and 3rd Sundays]                           This class is a powerful, energetic form of yoga where students fluidly move from one pose to the next while connecting their breathing to their movements. Expect this class to include sun salutations, standing, seated, backbends and an opportunity to learn/practice inversions, all set to up beat tunes in a mildly heated room.  Open to all experience levels (even beginners!) and individual modifications will be available.

Beginning Power Flow : (1 hour) {Class will use mild heat} This class is a beginner level power flow and is suitable for all levels. This class will take you through the basics of flow yoga and build a deeper knowledge of poses, strengthen the body and increase your flexibility.  We will also begin to build the foundation for more advanced poses like inversions, arm and standing balances.

Pranayama Flow Fusion:  (1 hour)  This class is an all levels class, some beginners may find it a bit challenging.  This will be a Jivamukti inspired class that will include breathwork, inversions, backbends, standing, seated and balancing postures as well as Sun Salutations.  This class will have similarities to Ashtanga.

Power Flow:  (1 hr. 15 min.)  {Class will use mild heat} This is an intermediate to advanced level class suitable for those who already have yoga experience and/or an exercise regimen in place.  We will focus on strength, stamina and flexibility largely through standing poses.  There will be a relaxation segment at the end of class.

Ashtanga: (2 hour) This class is suitable for all levels.  This form of yoga uses a set series of therapeutic yoga postures to bring about total body health.  You will be led through standing, balancing, inversions, seated and prone postures.  You will begin with the “Primary Series” and once the postures are mastered you will move on to the next set of postures.

The following classes are “fitness” type classes

Pilates: (1 hour) This will be a beginner to intermediate level class.  We will learn the fundamentals of mat work through a system of controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the total body. The blend of strength and flexibility training improves posture, reduces stress and creates long, lean muscles without bulking up.