Hatha and Vinyasa yoga incorporate many of the same poses. The main difference is the pacing of the classes. Vinyasa moves at a faster pace and requires greater breathing control than Hatha yoga. Because it’s done more slowly and poses are held for longer, Hatha yoga allows for more stretching. 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. Our Hatha classes are intended to give you space to meditate while stretching, this class even though a slower pace will offer a deeper stretch which offers its own level of intensity.
Power Vinyasa Yoga is an invigorating, powerful, energetic form of yoga where participants move or “flow” from pose to pose while connecting their breath to movement. Power Vinyasa Yoga is taught in temperatures ranging from 80-99 degrees so students sweat, and leave feeling refreshed and revitalized. Power yoga links the body movement with breath to create a dynamic flow of poses. This is a vigorous, detoxifying, strength-based class, working the body to the core, building flexibility, and endurance. Weaving together wisdom teachings and music can inspire physical, energetic, mental, intuitive, and blissful states of consciousness.
The word “vinyasa” comes from the Sanskrit word nyasa, which means “to place,” and the prefix vi, which means “in a special way.” Our instructors have the freedom to create their own flow of postures so our Vinyasa classes are all different levels such as beginner, open level, and advanced. In vinyasa style classes each inhale and exhale is supposed to trigger a different movement of the body. For example, exhaling might be the signal to raise your hips up into a Downward-Facing Dog pose from a Child’s pose. The following inhale would signal moving into the next pose of the sequence. Our beginner classes are gentle and have detailed instruction on alignment and benefits for each posture. Modifications are offered to make these classes available to everyone.
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga as exercise, incorporating principles of traditional Chinese medicine, with asanas (postures) that are held for longer periods of time than in other styles. While “yang” yoga focuses on your muscles, yin yoga targets your deep connective tissues, like your fascia, ligaments, joints, and bones. It’s slower and more meditative, giving you space to turn inward and tune into both your mind and the physical sensations of your body.
Infused with elements of vinyasa flow, powerful postures, and mindful breathwork, this class will provide an energetic workout for the body, while also promoting a sense of restoration for the mind. The balanced pace will help build strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility, while helping you unwind from a long day. The class will be heated to a warm 75-85 degrees.
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