Hatha yoga is a system of physical exercises for the control and perfection of the body that emphasizes a system of physical postures for balancing, stretching, and strengthening the body.
Yin/Yang yoga is a practice that balances the slow-paced Yin yoga with the traditional Yang yoga (Ashtanga and Hatha). Yin/Yang yoga has its roots in China in the Taoist concepts of yin — a feminine, passive, cooling energy — and yang — a masculine, dynamic, warming energy.
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time – typically for 3-5 minutes. It was founded by and first taught in the United States in the late 1970s by martial arts expert and Taoist yoga teacher Paulie Zink.
Restorative yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening the body through passive stretching, with little to no effort. All poses are done while sitting or lying down on the mat. This is a great way to practice mindfulness and meditation while using props to support the body.
Vinyasa Krama, meaning “wise progression,” is the art of sequencing yoga postures (asana) linked by breath and intention to achieve a desired outcome. In this practice the whole of the sequence is greater than the sum of its parts. It utilizes components from ancient practices of yoga and Ayurveda to enhance breath awareness, meditation, and the movement of energy through the body to achieve a balanced state of mind and body.
This class is suitable for students of all levels and allow for self-paced growth and exploration. Classes begin with centering, poses are synchronized with the breath and gradually build based on students’ ability, the class concludes with savasana and meditation.
Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. Commonly referred to as “flow” yoga, it is sometimes confused with “ power yoga “. Vinyasa classes offer a variety of postures and no two classes are ever alike.