Beginner- An introductory class for those with little or no yoga experience. Designed to make you feel completely comfortable in the yoga studio and introduce you to yoga postures and connection to your breath.
Vinyasa- Vinyasa means “movement synchronized with breath”. Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses linked through sun salutations that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling creating a dynamic flow and moving meditation.
Hatha Open- Hatha is often translated as "ha" meaning sun and "tha" meaning moon. Hatha yoga is a path toward creating balance and uniting the opposites within ourselves. Hatha is a general term that includes all yoga styles. It is a system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation. There is a strong focus on alignment often working towards a peak pose, practiced more slowly and with more static posture holds than a Vinyasa flow to create strength and flexibility. This class is open to students of all levels.
Yin/Restorative- A deeply relaxing practice of supported poses, guided relaxation, yogic breathing, and an extended savasana (final resting pose). Extended holds of grounded postures creates deep restorative work that improves range of motion, joint mobility and reduces pain. This meditative practice cultivates a necessary balance between body and mind while dissolving physical and mental tension. For any level student seeking to reduce the effects of stress.
Athletic Stretch- This class is geared towards cyclists, runners and anyone who needs extra time spent opening up the hips, hamstrings, quads and low back. The class will address some of the specific imbalances that often arise in the body when we engage in intense repetitive movements that occur in sports or our everyday lives. We will also use yoga therapy balls for myofascial release to help eliminate pain, improve range of motion and assist in downregulation/recovery.
Ashtanga- A set and progressive sequence of standing and seated postures to bring strength, flexibility and endurance to the body. The practice is designed to purify the body through the breath and movement to help quiet the mind.
Ashtanga Flow- A dynamic version of the set sequence practice of Ashtanga with time for warmup, meditation and slight variations to include more flowing movement.
Open Heart, Open Hips- At the center of our body and the chakra system lies the heart. Opening the heart space helps counteract the many daily activities that cause us to lean forward. As we energetically open the heart, we give freedom to our light and love within. Opening the hips can help reduce back pain and also serve as a detox, allowing us to unlock and let go of pent up emotions.
Chair Yoga- The class will use chairs and other props to ensure that the benefits of yoga are accessible to folks of varying degrees of strength, balance and flexibility. We will practice basic yoga poses while exploring the openness that comes with combining breath with movement.
Senior Yoga- The class will use chairs and other props to ensure that the benefits of yoga are accessible to folks of varying degrees of strength, balance and flexibility. We will practice basic yoga poses while exploring the openness that comes with combining breath with movement. This class is funded through the City of Wildwood and occurs every other Fri. 11:00-11:45am. Please sign up through the city's website https://wildwoodmo.recdesk.com/Community/Program
Family Yoga-This class is for the family. We will playfully move through poses to build strength, confidence and to learn to relax together. Practicing as a family provides an opportunity for connection and togetherness. Ages 4yrs + Held on the 1st/3rd Sat. of each month. Please sign up through the workshops/events page.
Kundalini- Kundalini Yoga consists of physical exercise, pranayama (breath work), mantra (chanting), mudra (hand positions), and mental focus or visualization, that make up a Kriya. A Kriya is a specific set of exercises that generate energy, organize that energy, and deliver you to a specific energetic state – particularly one of greater awareness. We will practice a Kriya that is appropriate for all, whether you are a beginner or very experienced. You cannot stay the same when you practice Kundalini yoga.