Vinyasa Yoga
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HOW WE ROLL...

We are a teaching school and a container for transformation and change. This means we host teacher trainings and Yoga Immersions. As such, our group classes sometimes follow the curriculum of a teacher training, immersion or theme we are undertaking as a community.
All this means is that you are getting top-notch yoga, my friend.

With great respect to those who carry the legacy of a five-thousand-year-old practice,
our interpretation is:
 
Our bodies are holy vessels and Our minds are sacred spaces. There is ancient wisdom in our bones and deep wells of compassion in our hearts. Yoga helps us remember them because God knows we've never needed them more. Yoga brings the content of our beings to the surface so we can see ourselves and each other. Yoga unites us with ourselves, eachother and God.
 
You are powerful and your choices matter. We are ALL in it together. Black lives matter. Queer bodies are beautiful bodies. Yoga is not just asana (handstands and down-dogs). Yoga is a spiritual practice. Yoga is social justice. Yoga is a lifestyle. Yoga is for everyone. Yoga will change you if you let it.

We make use of a combination of traditional Hatha and Ashtanga asanas (postures), organic and inspired movement, meditation, as well as pranayama (controlled breathing and life-force expansion), and chanting or singing. We even make use of narrative, archetypes and symbolic language in our classes.

Classes on the schedule try to adhere to the traditions of that style unless the title says otherwise, but modern western yoga is a veritable melting pot of influences. Stay open and release expectations if a teacher doesn't teach something the way you are used to.
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Hatha

Most forms of yoga in the West can be classified as Hatha Yoga. Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical yoga postures, meaning your Ashtanga, vinyasa, Iyengar and Power Yoga classes are all Hatha Yoga. The word “hatha” can be translated two ways: as “willful” or “forceful,” or the yoga of activity, and as “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha), the yoga of balance. Hatha practices are designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation. The Hatha classes we offer here simply mean they are not sequenced the way “Vinyasa’ Yoga is. The poses are practiced as individual poses but are still part of a class designed with a beginning, middle and ending. They simply are not joined by the repetitive sequence we call a vinyasa, between poses.

Yin

Practicing Yoga

A passive practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes, accessing deeper layers of fascia. Where other styles of Yoga focus on the muscles and flexibility and strength, Yin pays attention to the joints. Yin Yoga is an excellent balance to other more dynamic styles. Because the poses are held for extended periods, this is a deeply meditative practice. Yin Yoga was originally introduced by Paulie Zink.

Vinyasa yoga is defined as an intelligent sequence of postures, but most people equate it with the ability to sweat or “yogacize.” Vinyasa yoga is a very subtle, beautiful, introspective practice. Vinyasa yoga gets us moving. With a seated society comes a toxic mind: because our bodies are still, our minds are racing. Vinyasa yoga stills the mind because it has so many focal points that train the mind: the breath, movements, bandhas, postures, and sequences. We’re really focusing on the breath at first, and then, as the mind gains the ability to concentrate, we are able to focus on many things at once. Vinyasa yoga stills the mind, giving it the ability to process what the practice brings up to the surface — the joyful stuff and sometimes the uncomfortable stuff as well.

Yoga Pose

Vinyasa Flow

Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep, is an immensely powerful meditation technique, and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. While the practitioner rests comfortably in savasana (corpse pose), this systematic meditation takes you through the five layers of self, leaving you with a sense of wholeness. No longer do you have to dread spending hours sitting on the floor waiting for liberation.

Yoga Nidra

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