Class Descriptions

Level 1

This class provides detailed explanation of each posture. Breathwork, “basic” seated and standing postures, backbending and forward bending will be introduced, including the use of props. A great way to lay the foundation of your yoga practice or to enhance an established practice, this class is suitable for all guests and recommended for those that are new to yoga and/or Yoga Life.

Level 1-2

Building upon the foundation laid in Level 1, this class dives more deeply into the seated and standing postures, backbending and forward bending with an introduction to inversions. Incorporating basic elements of Yoga Life Creative Flow, moving on the breath and linking of postures is explored. This class is suitable for guests that have had an introduction to yoga and/or are new to Yoga Life and are looking to expand and/or enhance their practice.

Open

Yoga Life Creative Flow consisting of a combination of vinyasa (moving on the breath) and holding of postures to build flexibility, strength and openness on many levels. Variations of postures will be offered, with an invitation for each guest to find the expression of the pose that is right for them in the moment. Appropriate for guests with an established practice, we recommend you have familiarity with breathing and alignment.

Iyengar Yoga

Taught in the Iyengar tradition, this class will build strength, stability and ease through standing, seated and relaxation poses. There will be a focus on body alignment in the poses (asanas) and the breath (pranayama) as you are guided through detailed instructions and cues. This class is appropriate for all levels.

Yoga Fusion

Yoga Fusion class brings power and strength to the mat. This 45-minute class is a blend of vinyasa flow yoga, barre and pilates. With a focus on lengthening, strengthening and toning this class will make you feel stronger both inside and out!

All levels are welcome!

Qigong

Qigong is an ancient practice which shapes, supports, and maintains the intelligent flow of our internal “Qi,” or energy through mindful motion & breath. It provides the experience of fully inhabiting our bodies with presence and skill, while optimizing the functioning of our internal organ systems. We have two types of Qigong classes:
Qigong Foundations: Classes focus on simple, yet powerful Qigong movement & breathing exercises which develop sophisticated body awareness and overall physical confidence. Students are guided to develop a deep understanding of the causes of daily physical discomforts and how to unwind them by experiencing the impact of “Qi” within the body, when it is in alignment, both physically and intellectually.
Dynamic Qigong: Classes focus on dynamic Qigong motions which build awareness of and strengthen our body’s energy center, “Dantien,” while releasing habitual tension in the lower body. Classes are effective for adjusting the posture and motion habits which cause stagnations in the abdomen, lower back, hips, knees, legs, and feet. Classes close with light floor stretching.
All levels welcome!