Yoga & Meditation Class Descriptions
This class is designed for students who are already familiar with the basics of different meditation techniques. During this class you will explore and practice techniques of ancient tantric yoga. These techniques are rooted in the original ancient Tantric text of the last 1500 years of the history of Tantric Yoga.The class will start with a discussion of history, view and principles of Tantric Yoga. A Tantric meditation technique will be introduced and explored, followed with 15-20 minutes of practice. We will close the session by exploring questions and shares from the group.
ALL LEVELS FLOW
Open to all levels, a class that focuses on introducing students to a flowing (or vinyasa) practice that connects movement and breath. Beginning with an easy warm up, sun salutations, and a series of poses including balances, twists, and inversions, designed to increase flexibility, balance, and an overall sense of well-being. There will always be modifications, so you can work at the level best suited for you. Good for most levels.
GENTLE YOGA/DEEP RELEASE
This class combines gentle postures, stretches, and restorative poses to increase body awareness and mindfulness skills. Appropriate for individuals who are new to yoga, have physical concerns, or would like a slower paced class.
INTRODUCTION TO PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES OF MINDFULNESS AND OTHER MEDITATION PRACTICES
These classes are introductory and beginning level classes. We will explore the basics, principles, and techniques of different methods of mindfulness and meditation systems. The emphasis will be on the most essential, and practical aspect of these techniques.
Each class will introduce a simple,but effective meditation or mindfulness techniques. A brief discussion regarding neurobiological and emotional benefits of each technique will be discussed such as; anxiety/depression reduction, improve attention & concentration, increase relaxation, and improve emotional regulation and well being.
The discussion will be followed by 15-20 minutes of practice,and we will close the session by questions and feedback for the session.
MOON FLOW ALL LEVELS FLOW
Moon Flow is designed to provide a compassionate space for mindful introspection and connection with our higher self. Class is intended to teach students fundamentals of yoga and meditation practice including mind, body, and soul connection, breath awareness, identifying and releasing tension, and other mindfulness practices. Each class will introduce a theme associated with cycles of the moon/astrological concepts that can be useful for those working toward becoming their best self. Students will be guided to incorporate the theme in a way that is personal to them and can be utilized as a tool in daily living.
Restorative yoga is a style of yoga that encourages physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Appropriate for all levels, restorative yoga is practiced at a slow pace focusing on long holds, stillness and deep breathing.
SEKOIA™ALL LEVELS SLOW FLOW YOGA
Sekoia™ is a multi-sensory yoga experience! A typical class format includes a Dharma theme which is expressed throughout the duration of class via the 5 senses, song, pranayama (breathwork), meditation and Asana poses (vinyasa and restorative). Students have the option to receive essential oils at the beginning and end of class to enhance the experience and nurture the nervous system. This class is open to all levels and body abilities. Beginners are welcome and no prior experience is needed. More experienced students will be offered options for “challenge” poses. Students will generate some heat and energy during vinyasa flow portions of class, however, this is otherwise a gentle flow class intended to both inspire and calm the nervous system.
SLOW FLOW YOGA
A down-tempo but fluid moving class that focuses on connecting breath with movement, alignment and in-depth exploration of postures. Elements of both strength and flexibility will be emphasized to help promote a sense of balance within the body. Options for modifications will be provided as will space for reflection and relaxation.
SUMMER YOUTH YOGA
This FUN class is for kids ages 8-12 and will focus on intro yoga poses, breathwork, and the mind-body-emotion connection. However, our primary goal will be to have some giggles.
UPBEAT YOGA FLOW
Class is designed for all levels of yoga students, come prepared to have some fun, laugh, rock out to all genres of music, but get a serious workout. Class is constructed to build strength and less about extreme flexibility, it will challenge you but modifications will be offered for all levels of practitioners. So come have fun, choose to challenge yourself or not, but you will walk away with a smile on your face and feel invigorated.