There are so many different styles of Yoga ranging from more physically demanding classes to easier and more relaxing classes incorporating Meditation. Given our approach is blend Meditation and Wellness based on the involvement and expanding needs of our Community, our Yoga practices are likely to ebb and flow from month to month. One reason for this is our diverse group of instructors ranging from those who regularly offer sessions a few times each week to those occasional instructors who stop in from time to time to offer complementary or alternative services. The following is a general description of various common Yoga Practices you might find here from month to month:
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- Hatha Yoga. “Hatha” is an umbrella term covering all physical postures of yoga. Hatha yoga classes are best for beginners since they are usually paced slower than other yoga styles. If you are new to yoga, Hatha yoga is a great entry point to the practice as its goal to learn how to maintain poses.
- Kundalini Yoga. Kundalini Yoga blends equal parts Spiritual and Physical. This style is all about releasing the Kundalini Energy in your body said to be coiled up in your lower spine or root chakra. Thus, the classes Focus on your core and breathing with fast-moving, invigorating and repeated postures and breath exercises. These classes tend to be intense and often incorporate chanting, mantra and/or Meditation.
- Vinyasa Yoga. Vinyasa is more athletic style of Yoga. Vinyasa Yoga classes involve the coordination of the breath with each movement, which flows from one pose to another.
- Restorative Yoga. Restorative Yoga focuses on body relaxation. Therefore, many of the poses are modified to be easier and more relaxing, and you spend more time in fewer postures throughout the class. Restorative Yoga helps to cleanse and free your mind and also wind down after a stressful day or experience.
- Raja Yoga. Raja Yoga is referred to as the “Royal Yoga” and is inclusive of all Yoga practices. It emphasizes the benefits of Meditation for Spiritual Self-realization and the purposeful Evolution of Consciousness. As such, Raja Yoga is a Mental practice, which offers a path of self-discipline.