Vinyasa means union between breath and movement.
Every movement is lead by an inhalation or exhalation. The time you
move, is the time you breathe. Your body follows this natural rhythm
of breath that sooths your nervous system. Classes start with Sun
Salutation to warm-up you body and postures are interlinked together
in a powerful, balanced, flowing sequence with Vinyasa, special series
of poses to create and keep heat that purifies and detoxifies your
body on physical, emotional, and energetic level during practice.
Challenging and supportive classes are alignment-oriented and they
target strength, flexibility, and balance development of body and
The Power Yoga flow will torch your calories,
tone, strengthen and rinse your body, clear your mind and leave you
with a sense of accomplishment and empowerment. The dynamic mix of
sweat and spirit that is cultivated in a Power Yoga class will challenge
you to step up to your edge, and unlock your hidden potential for
achieving authentic personal power and living an extraordinary life.
Be prepared to SHINE!
Steady postures and deep breath-work emphasize
balance of body, mind and spirit while enhancing flexibility, stamina,
and muscular endurance. Modifications are offered for all postures.
A guided relaxation closes the session, leaving you feeling stretched,
relaxed, and centred. Seniors are welcome.
Meditative and restorative classes are equally
appropriate for beginners and experienced yogis. Athletes, runners,
dancers, people who like to exercise in gym will be benefited as well;
this practice helps to release soreness in muscles and protects from
future injuries. Some resent researches show that Yin practice is
very beneficial for people with arthritis and prevents osteoporosis.
is a slow, passive practice that stretches and stimulates the connective
tissue, protects health of our joints and fights with their degeneration.
Postures are held for 3-5 min enabling deep opening, particularly
in the hips and spine.
Yoga for Stiff Men
"Men often suffer
from tightness particularly in the hips, hamstrings, and shoulders
that can lead to injury or weakness," says Baron Baptiste, creator
of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga and former assistant coach with the
Philadelphia Eagles. "Over-training in any one sport can cause
repetitive stress and other more serious injuries. Yoga is a full-body
workout that creates both strength and flexibility. You need to have
both. One without the other is a recipe for disaster." Class
is designed for men that are new to yoga. Poses are broken down and
explained in details. Men only class.
yoga practice can improve your athletic performance and decrease discomfort
after other workouts. Yoga stretches out your muscles, which can relieve
tension and muscle cramps. Yoga may also decrease the buildup of lactic
acid in your blood after working out, which can relieve muscle stiffness
A regular yoga practice can have benefits in reducing stress. Hatha
yoga, one style of yoga, focuses on slower, more meditative movements,
which may be particularly useful in promoting relaxation. Yoga helps
you identify tension you hold in your body and in your mind and can
help you release it. Men have higher stress levels than women, which
means that men may especially benefit from the stress-relieving effects
of regular yoga practice.
Kundalini yoga is the
yoga of awareness. A typical class includes a blend of dynamic exercises,
breathing practices, mantra, meditation and relaxation.
yoga focuses on the movement of the life force energy (Prana or Chi)
through the Chakras. Chakras are our inner energy centers, located
along the spine. This style of yoga helps to awaken Kundalini energy
that is stored at the end of the spine. The meditations and breathing
practices aim to improve intuition and improve our connection to the
inner self. This helps increase our awareness of proper physical posture,
and our everyday choices.
Yoga for Pregnancy
Yoga for expecting Moms helps to feel better
during pregnancy and prepare body for an active and natural birth.
Pre-natal yoga improve circulation, aid in digestion, and can also
alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation,
varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica. Gentle, safe practice
is designed to strengthen back and abdomen muscles and open pelvic
area for an easy birth. Breath work and relaxation techniques promote
well-being of a pregnant women and her baby allowing her to meet the
challenges and transformation of pregnancy with confidence and joy.
Mom and Baby
Classes help women gradually regain strength
and energy that may have been lost during pregnancy and they are designed
to strengthen abdomen, back and pelvic muscles; release ache and tension
in upper body area (neck, shoulders, chest) caused by baby's weight
and emotional stress. Previous yoga experience is not necessary to
fully benefit from the classes, and women who have practiced yoga
before will find these classes are a great way to transition back
to their pre-pregnancy practice.
Meet other new moms and create community. Open to mothers 4 weeks
post-delivery or 6 weeks post-caesarian. Please have midwife or health
care provider's permission before starting. Babies 1 month-pre-crawling
(or not crawling too far or too fast!).
Yoga for Runners &
This class is designed to open and lengthen areas of the body that
are tightened from repetitive motion as running & cycling. Areas
to focus on are hamstrings, ankles, feet, calves, quadriceps and hip
joints. Resilient and flexible lower body is less prone to have injuries.
Tight muscles are brittle; ideally they should be soft, malleable,
and supple, with some give. Brittle muscles, on the other hand, cause
the joints to rub and grind, making them vulnerable to tears.
Stiffness in the rib
cage, diaphragm, or spine can reduces lung's capacity. By practicing
yoga on a regular basis flexibility in the key areas of the upper
body is increased. This promotes deep breathing and ultimately improves
running & cycling endurance. Also, yoga teaches breath awareness,
and breathing properly is a key part of an efficient, pleasurable
and healthy run and cycling.
Balance, symmetry and
proper alignment are the next benefits of yoga classes and important
factors to avoid pain due to, for example, common runners & cyclists
misalignment - hyper extended lower back, and to prevent knees, ankles,
and hips injuries.
Every class is finished
with Yin postures to relax muscles, to release soreness in the body
and to strengthen connective tissues (ligaments and tendons) and joints.
Plus Size Yoga
Classes are designed
especially for bigger women and men who want to begin yoga but want
to do it in a setting where everyone is similar in size and shape.
Plus Size Yoga Program incorporates gentle movements, breathing techniques,
and relaxation to work on every plane of our being: physical, energetic,
develops your muscle strength and flexibility. Asanas (standing and
sitting postures) burn calories, normalize hormonal balance, and improve
functioning of digestive system. Deep breathing provides more oxygen
to our body and increases energy level.
consists of 5-7 min meditation, asana (posture) and breathing exercises,
10-15 min of relaxation/meditation.
Meditation relieves stress, increases mental
clarity and wellbeing. Clinical studies have shown that meditation
stimulates parts of the brain whose activity is associated with lowered
stress response and decrease in anxiety. When practiced regularly
meditation helps us to maintain our psychological and physical balance,
and reduces the risk of many stress related illnesses such as heart
disease, alzheimers, IBS, fibromyalgia, immune disregulation syndromes