Schedule, here on Punchpass, our new studio software system, where you can also choose and pre register for your classes.
Pre-Registration is easy to do on that system. Most classes will be "In-Studio" while also being Zoom Live Streamed! We call these "Hybrid Classes" Some classses are Zoom Live Stream Only. We will welcome you to "drop in" to class, so do not hesitate to "show up" for your favorite class, come a little early so we can get you settled in. (we do not share yoga mats, please bring your own) Live Stream classes are held on the Zoom platform, download the free Zoom App here.
Our Gentle, All Levels and Moderate Classes are taught in the tradition of Kripalu Yoga, known as the "yoga of compassion". Our teachers have all been immersed this style of yoga, accessible to everyone and every-body. Many of our teachers are certified at the advanced level of this tradition.
All of our Kripalu teachers are influenced and inspired by a variety of teachers as well as other styles of yoga, and all maintain their continuing education in yoga asana (the physical practice) as well as yogic philosophy and history, or the "deeper practices" of yoga. Some of our teachers received their training somewhere other than the Kripalu Center, but are steeped in the essence of Kripalu Yoga, which we call "The Heart of Heartsong".
Gentle: Beginners are always welcome to this class. Gentle classes are not just for new students, but are the perfect place for anyone looking for stress reduction, relaxation and ease. Classes offer postures guided as a "meditation in motion" with detail and support. They emphasizes adaptability and acceptance, and are especially welcoming for those who feel like they might not be “able” to “do” yoga or those who have injuries or other physical limitations. (Please contact us if you are concerned about any health challenges or have any questions picking out a class.) We offer Chair Yoga for those who want to practice yoga but are nervous about sitting on the floor.
All Levels: An instructive sequence of creative warmups, followed by a variety of postures, breathing and relaxation techniques. Appropriate for all students, and beginners who are in good health are always welcome, as you will be led and guided throughout!
Moderate: A strengthening practice which includes longer holding times, more inter-connective flow between postures and an emphasis on internal awareness. New students who feel fit and strong are welcome to try Moderate Yoga any time, but remember that there may be less detailed instruction in these classes.
Ashtanga and all Flow Classes
Ashtanga Flow is a hot, vigorous, flowing (vinyasa style) practice. While not a more advanced style of yoga, it draws those looking for a more physically challenging pace. Ashtanga connects movement with breath in a dynamic series of postures done with calm focused attention for strength, flexibility and a quiet mind. Be prepared to sweat as you move through this meditation in motion, engaging core muscles and working with a balanced steady breath. New students and beginners (who are feeling fit and strong) are always welcome, the classes can be adapted for all levels.
We teach Ashtanga Yoga "Heartsong Yoga Style", inspired by our teacher Beryl Bender Birch of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute, infused with the heart of Kripalu Yoga. Traditional Ashtanga Yoga has poses that unfold in specific sequences, practiced in a specific order. At Heartsong, you will find that traditional style, along with the opportunity to explore these practices in an eclectic, playful, and creative way.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga is inspired by Ashtanga Yoga, but with more creative sequencing, always a little different. All levels are welcome, but it is a strong practice. The poses are not complicated, but they require focus and attention and a willingness to connect breath and movement uninterruptedly. Of course you will always be offered time to rest if you want it! Soul Flow brings in more storytelling, poetry and prayer with the Vinyasa Flow for strength, flexibility and balance. Slow Flow gives you the chance to move from pose to pose but in a more gentle pace.
Morning Yoga Flow on Tuesday and Thursday mornings is from 7 to 8 am, a special dynamic morning routine designed to jump start your day, wake up your body and get your energy flowing! The sequence is based on Boomer Yoga, a balanced blend to move your body in all directions! All levels welcome to attend, Zoom Live Stream Only from the comfort of your home.
Specialty Yoga Classes
Yin Yoga uses longer passively held postures to work the deep connective tissues of the body; the tendons, the ligaments and cartilage; areas that do not stretch like muscle; areas that are difficult to reach and open. These previously inaccessible areas are opened allowing prana or chi (life force) to flow freely resulting in a more supple and flexible body. Yin yoga encourages you to slow down, to pay attention and deepen the awareness between mind and body. It is truly a wonderful compliment all practices and styles of yoga, particularly the "yang" or more vigorous practices. Regular rates/classes/memberships apply.
Meditation & Very Gentle Yoga (can sit in chairs) The focus of this class is meditation and mindfulness, beginning with a seated sweet gentle stretchy yoga practice designed to down-regulate the nervous system and cultivate peace and ease. All ages, all abilities. Class will begin with some gentle seated stretches and then you will move into meditation, seated on a chair or on the floor, your choice. We always have blankets and pillows available if you want to prop up on them or be more cozy Regular rates/classes/memberships apply.