Vinyasa style practice emphasizes a continuous flow of movement by using a combination of sun salutations, dynamic breathing and holding poses for extended amounts of time. Each part of the body (inside and out) is explored and worked in a deep and mindful way. Vinyasa builds strength, tones and detoxifies. Vinyasa flows are a fun and creative practice requiring focus and dedication. This class moves at a quick pace; therefore, some yoga experience is helpful but not required.
Hatha yoga is the most widely practiced form of yoga in America. This particular branch of yoga concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. Hatha yoga uses postures (asanas) and stretches in combination with the breath to bring about a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. Hatha yoga encourages proper alignment of the body and brings balance, strength, flexibility, calmness and relaxation to the practitioner.
Intro to Ashtanga
Ashtanga Yoga is a 5,000 year old set sequence of postures designed to bring incredible strength, flexibility and endurance to the body and a sense of stillness to the mind. This strong intro class will teach the fundamentals of ashtanga yoga, including sun salutations, standing and seated poses and vinyasas to prepare the student for the full primary series of ashtanga yoga. This class introduces students to the beginning of the Ashtanga Vinyasa practice, or Primary Series, in a way that is accessible for all students.
Restorative yoga is a gentle form of yoga that uses props to encourage a deep state of relaxation and is directed towards students who need a very gentle practice. It involves the use of props to allow the body to feel totally supported and to allow the body to relax and release. Poses are held for extended periods of time, which allows your body to open through passive stretching. By supporting various parts of your body with bolsters, blocks or blankets, you can fully surrender to the pose and relax every part of your body. The use of props makes it easier for you to maintain balance while you are stimulating and relaxing your body. It's a relaxing style of practice that leaves you feeling open and refreshed.
200 hr RYT (Yoga East- Louisville, Ky)
Certified Yoga Instructor (Yoga Alliance)