Yoga that includes postures, movement, breath, and self-knowledge with body awareness.
Appropriate for most students. Build strength, flexibility, and balance, while learning about safe alignment, breathing, and mindbody connections.
End one week and shift into the next with a well-rounded practice to refresh the body and mind. These classes will focus on an asana practice (postures) to revitalize the body, culminating in breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation to calm the mind.
PRICING: To increase accessibility, this course operates on a donation basis, in effect, pay what you can. Regular YOPS passes/packages can also be used.
By slowing down the rhythm and speed of our practice, we add a level of intensity; by slowing down the pace of our movements, we strengthen the body and have the time/space to breathe in a deeper way. This class challenges and enhances balance, breath and focus. All levels.
What distinguishes this from other types of yoga are the hold time of the pose (typically 3-5 min) and the generous use of props. In yin poses our muscles become soft and gravity takes us deeper, thus allowing the connective tissue to release/stretch. Yin often works in a restorative way.
A safe, energizing class for those who have joint injury, are recovering from illness, or simply want a gentle class. Through the use of a chair you are supported while relieving stiffness and stretching muscles. Increase your capacity for a freer, more vibrant life!
Energy Flow 1
A flowing class building to an apex of effort and energy, energizing you for your day.
Appropriate for most students.
Build strength, flexibility, and balance, while learning about safe alignment, breathing, and mind-body connections.
True North Meditation (by donation) Description
TRUE NORTH MEDITATION: a weekly Buddhist meditation instruction open to all, every Sunday morning at 10:30 at the Yoga on the Park Studio. A 30-minute sitting (cushions and chairs provided) and a Dharma talk on various topics, with discussion in a welcoming community of meditators.
No sign up necessary.
Gentle / Moderate
GENTLE: An excellent choice for students recovering from an injury, or who want a slower-paced, less physically demanding class. An accessible class also suitable for beginners.
MODERATE: Appropriate for most students. Build strength, flexibility, and balance, while learning about safe alignment, breathing, and mindbody connections.
Deepen your practice by learning a greater range of postures, with longer holding times and pranayama for specific benefits. Build greater strength, flexibility and balance as you advance in your practice. Good physical condition and some yoga experience recommended.
We will begin with 30 minutes of Yin: supported and held postures that release the connective tissue, joints and organs. Following that will be 30 minutes of Yang: a dynamic flow of standing postures. Finally, we end with a luxurious stretch and melt into rest and meditation (yoga nidra).
Leave this class feeling fluid, relaxed and energized! All levels.
Restorative yoga is a gentle, passive and meditative practice. With the body supported by props, poses are held for several minutes. For profound relaxation, stress release, and, stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system and the internal systems of the body. Emerge balanced, soothed and relaxed. Feel nurtured and centered. Appropriate for all levels.
Yoga for Stress
Yoga for Stress
A deeply nourishing practice to soothe the nervous system. It makes use of pranayama (breath work and awareness), meditation, simple movements and restorative poses to sink into stillness and develop a capacity for coping with and managing stress of daily life. Open to all levels of practice.