Vinyasa classes maintain awareness and focus on breath while moving through a series of postures. Each class is different but all follow a progression through breathing exercises, warm up, variations of Sun Salutations, a dynamic standing series, various hip openers and stretches, and a final relaxation. Classes will often include some time to learn and work on arm balances and inversions if they are in your practice, as well. This style of yoga builds heat, flexibility, and strength while maintaining focus on good alignment.
Deep Stretch is a slower paced class meant to restore the body and mind while increasing flexibility. The poses are mostly floor poses that are held for extended periods of time. The longer held postures allow tight muscles to gently release and tension in the mind and body to slowly melt away.
**Evening deep stretch is practiced in candlelight to enhance the meditative nature of the class.
The Hot 26 classes are based on the Bikram style of yoga. Each class consists of the same 26 postures held once or twice. Each posture stretches and strengthens specific muscles, ligaments and joints needed for the next posture. This style of yoga stimulates the organs, glands, and nerves, moving fresh oxygenated blood throughout the body. The Hot 26 Flow class incorporates Sun Salutations with the 26 postures and adds the benefit of Vinyasa to the practice.