Power Vinyasa Flow is a 75-90 minute class, done in a warm room with various postures linking breath to movement. It is more vigorous, sustained exercise that builds upper body strength, flexibility and stamina. It is designed for students of all levels that seek a challenge. Even though the room is lightly heated, (85-90 degrees) come prepared to sweat.
Power Hour is Power Vinyasa class but for only 60 minutes. Get all the same yoga compacted in an hour for your convenience.
Yin yoga targets the deep connective tissues of the body (vs. the superficial tissues) and the fascia that covers the body; this Daoist yoga is to help regulate the flow of energy in the body. Yin Yoga postures are more passive postures, mainly done on the floor in a non-heated room. Yin Yoga is unique in that you are asked to relax in the posture, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone. While yang-like yoga practices (power vinyasa flow) are more superficial, Yin offers a much deeper access to the body. This will be a wonderful practice with meditation and little more time to spend really allowing the body to open up.
This morning class is a wonderful way to start the day. Class will begin with gentle postures directed towards waking the prana up in the body, as well as moving any stiffness, tightness or tension out. We will spend the beginning of class preparing the body to sit in meditaiton. Meditation will often be guided by Sarah. The reason I thought this class would be a great thing to have, is because of how I know meditation effects my own life. 10 minutes of meditation can make you feel like you have done an hour asana practice. Meditation is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself before starting your day. It helps to settle the mind, clear the heart and overall is a beneficial practice to have in life.
Avoid wearing perfumes - Avoid wearing lotion before class (your body will be too slippery) - Do bring water, a sticky mat and a towel - Wear lightweight clothing - Replenish your electrolytes and fluids after class - Come to class a few minutes early so we can start and end on time - Minimize any extra movements between postures (this helps to train the body and focus the mind - Minimize loud noises - All cell phones on off or vibrate for the peace of our yogi family