Asha Yoga and Meditation Center
Mixed- A mixed class combines several forms of yoga. The poses can move from an easy to a more advanced expression. Modifications and options are given to assist in staying or moving in a pose to one's own level. Students will learn the basic poses of Hatha Yoga, Sun Salutations and more. This class will help you grow in your yoga practice. Good for all levels.
Yin- Yin Yoga is based on stretching the deep connective tissues of the body. This practice is done seated on your mat. The focus is on the hips, lower back and pelvis to open the joints and aid in flexibility. The poses are held for 3-5 minutes allowing the breath to move into the tight areas. This can be a deep and meditative practice. Good for all levels.
Basic Mixed- Appropriate for beginners or those who enjoy a slower paced class with detailed instruction, this class moves slowly through poses and emphasizes correct alignment and connection with the breath. A great way to unwind at the end of your day, leave feeling relaxed and renewed. Good for all levels.
YinYasa- Practice both yin(passive) and yang(active) styles of yoga. The first half is spent in grounding yin postures, which are held for 3 minutes and help open the dense connective tissues of the lower body. The second half is spend doing a standing flow practice, connecting breath to movement. This class increases overall flexibility and strength. Good for all levels.
Ashtanga Short Form -Ashtanga yoga is based on a set sequence of yoga poses. In this class we focus on alignment, posture and breath. From here we develop confidence, strength and stability. This class is perfect for students who are seeking to enhance and build their practice and advanced practitioners who are looking to increase mindfulness, strength and stamina.
This class is best for students who have some knowledge of the poses but would benefit anyone seeking to learn and stretch the body, mind and spirit.
Restorative Yin- In restorative yoga, props are used to support the body so that you can hold poses for longer, allowing you to open your body through passive stretching. In this class the teacher will incorporate Yin poses with the addition of blocks, bolsters, and blankets to eliminate unnecessary straining. Restorative classes are very relaxing. The teacher will arrange for the necessary props to be available to you. The lights may be dimmed and if it is chilly, you may be covered with a blanket since you will not be warming up the body the way you would be in a regular class. After you are set up in a pose with all your props, you will hold the pose for a period of time. Although you are supported, you will definitely still feel the stretch. It's a relaxing style of practice that leaves you feeling open and refreshed. Good for all levels.
Yoga Nidra- In ancient text Yoga Nidra is referred to as yogic sleep. It is a deep relaxation with inner awareness; the state wakefulness and sleep. You will be guided thru a process which will
assist you in releasing tension and finding a sense of peace. Good for all levels.
Therapeutic Yoga- This practice will include a bit of Tai Chi- connecting with subtle energy, breath and movement, a few standing poses with holds and a few Yin poses. We will end the practice with a reflective meditation and reflective journaling. Bring a journal. No worries if you don’t have one paper and pen are available.