adultclassesbg

Adult Classes

Class Descriptions

Hatha Yoga refers to a set of physical exercises (known as asanas or postures), and sequences of asanas, designed to align your skin, muscles, and bones. The postures are also designed to open the many channels of the body—especially the main channel, the spine—so that energy can flow freely.

Hathavidya with Joseph- This Hatha class centers on self-observation and acceptance through the practice of asana (postures). Strong emphasis is placed on the breath to support the body and steady the mind. We will hold postures and fine tune them with alignment cues. Learning how to take the poses effectively and safely. It is generally an intermediate class and will be tuned to best serve the students who come to practice.

Hatha Flow with Amy- Amy’s Hatha Flow classes are an invitation to explore the depths of your own body, mind, and heart. Classes are a skillful blend of healthy alignment, kinesthetic awareness, and practical wisdom to open you to greater levels of strength and healing. “My Hatha Flow classes are open level. I welcome students from all yogic traditions, and any level of experience, to come as they are and lead with their hearts!”

Hathavidya with Lisa- This practice includes ancient breathing, asana, mantras, relaxation and meditation techniques that are practiced to remove negative states of mind, promoting positive thinking, leading to higher states of physical and mental health.

These specific practices are based on gaining true power founded in Self-knowledge and are initiated by sitting with the teacher and with continued self-practice to present a complete holistic system that creates stability in body, mind and spirit.

The emphasis of Hathavidya practice is for the student to develop their own way – a perfect path of yoga.

Bilingual Hatha Flow with Judi-  “Bilingual Hatha Flow with Judi” is a beginner to open level class taught in both English and Spanish.  Judi’s classes focus on breath and alignment and exploring the lines of energy in the body, creating more openness and space and allowing for a harmonious union of the body, mind and heart.  ALL STUDENTS WELCOME especially Spanish speaking students who have been curious about yoga and students who are looking to expand their fluency in both languages while continuing to build and grow their yoga practice.

“Bilingüe Hatha Flow con Judi” es una clase abierta y para principiantes de la yoga ensenada en los dos idiomas: Inglés y Español.  Las clases de Judi se concentran en la respiración, la alineación del cuerpo, y la exploración de las líneas de energía en el cuerpo, creando mas espacio y permitiéndonos lograr harmonía y unión del cuerpo con la mente y el corazón.  TODOS NIVELES Y ESTUDIANTES SON BIENVENIDOS, especialmente los que hablan Español y tienen curiosidad sobre la práctica de la yoga, y también aquellos que buscan ampliar su conocimiento de los dos idiomas mientras continúan creciendo su práctica de yoga propia.

Iyengar Yoga is HATHA Yoga in the method of Living Yoga Master, B.K.S. Iyengar. This method focuses on precise alignment and the use of modifications in asanas (poses) and the skillful use of props (belts, blocks, blankets, chairs). This step-by-step, systematized method allows the classical asana (and thus it’s benefits) to become accessible to ALL regardless of flexibility, fitness level, age, or body type. Working from the outside in, the mind can become quiet and the student can experience what B.K.S. Iyengar describes as “Meditation in Action.” This is also a great class if you are a brand new beginner.

Iyengar with Nancy- Nancy has a love and enthusiasm for the practice of Yoga and the Iyengar method. She welcomes all levels to this class for all can benefit! You can expect to explore Sanskrit Chanting and Yoga Philosophy along with a Sequence of Yoga Asanas. Students learn how one pose leads to the next; sequential learning with emphasis on precise alignment, the Iyengar way.

Vinyasa, meaning ‘flow’, merges movement with the breath. Many Vinyasa classes focus on breathing and seek to move students through a sequence of postures as the breath flows in and out. Whether the class is fast or slow, includes chanting, or is very alignment-oriented will depend on the individual teacher. Classes will vary in their range of difficulty and teachers will offer variations for different levels. Beginners are welcome in all open level classes.

Hatha/Vinyasa with Rian- Combining asana and the vibrational power of sound, Rian teaches spacious, tangible, blissfully grounded yoga. This class is a slow meditative but energetic flow that allows the space for deep opening of the body and heart.

Vinyasa with Shawna- Shawna encourages creative, playful exploration to find your body’s fullest expression in each pose and your heart’s fullest offering of Light in every movement. She brings a sense of welcome to the table; excitement and enthusiasm for your transformation; and a sense of connection towards authentic living and remembrance of Spirit. Drawing upon Hatha, Vinyasa, and Prana Yoga styles, Shawna invites openness to ask questions and openness to create dialogue around deeper awareness. She speaks to the structure of each pose and transition with focus on the balance between anatomical alignment and the beauty of the body’s innate wisdom! At times, Shawna will incorporate mudra, mantra, pranayama, philosophy, and will always offer a sacred space in which to explore all things revealed and created in the practice. Whether you are new to Yoga‚ a returning practitioner‚ or seasoned yogi‚ there will always be something for you in Shawna’s classes.

Vinyasa with Joseph- This flow class is set up to create an experience of Self. We explore the body by manipulating the muscles, nervous system, and organs to create an effect of balance and harmony in the mind and body. Come join us and build a deeper relationship with your self as we delve inside and expand consciousness.

Vinyasa with Tom- Vinyasa Yoga with Tom is an opportunity to explore your edge with regard to your own breath, asana alignment, mindfulness and mantra meditation.

Requests are always encouraged, so that classes are often tailored to the individual needs of the students in the room. Regardless, the breath is primary and leads and concludes each movement. The breath envelops and carries the movement, and is your metronome, no matter what the body is doing or not doing.

Because you are always staying within your own practice, there will be options available for different poses. Taking breaks and child’s pose are encouraged if appropriate. At this point the student goes from “breathing the breath” to “observing the breath” with a mantra, staying connected all along. In a way, this class can be seen as a “stealth meditation class”, with a strong physical practice, working from the inside out, at your own pace.

Vinyasa with Johanna- Combining rigorous energetic alignment with equally deep acceptance of each individual’s process,  Johanna incorporates poetry, moving metaphor and music in a rich orchestral way that guides the student on a soulful, sweaty and full spectrum journey into the heart of what it means to be human.

 

Rejuvenating and supported poses that restore the nervous system and dismantle chronic tension. This class is a perfect way to end your week and get your body and mind ready for a lovely weekend.

Restorative with Claudia- Release and Restore. The class will start with mild stretching to release tension and make room for a deeper rest followed by a full hour of restorative poses to rejuvenate and relax.

A woman’s body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy. This class will help your body adjust to those changes as well as prepare for labor by maintaining flexibility in the muscles and building strength to ensure an easier labor and post-partum recovery.

Prenatal with Marcela- Marcela’s class offers a forum and support network for women to openly discuss and address the mental and physical changes happening in the body during pregnancy. An asana practice focused on shoulder and hip openers as well as muscle strengthening varies based on the needs and feedback of students in the beginning of each class. We incorporate childbirth education techniques with a focus on breath work (pranayama), and how to use breath in relaxation techniques to guide each woman in preparation for labor and childbirth.

Tai Chi with John- This class focuses on the traditional Yang Family Long Form of Tai Chi Chuan, with a special emphasis on proper posture, connectedness of movement, and mindfulness. The steady, flowing movements and energetic structure of Tai Chi Chuan are central to its practice both as a form of Qigong, or chi cultivating exercise and meditation, and as a martial art. The form is taught slowly and incrementally to ensure safety and proper technique. The class is for all skill levels, and new students are encouraged to participate.

Lisa-QA

Teacher Training Spring 2015

Our Hathavidya 200HR teacher training returns this April! Join us for a FREE Q&A on March 28th @ 1PM.

Bread & Yoga Studio

New Students

New to yoga? Get started here.

SIGN UP FOR EMAIL UPDATES

Enter your email address below to join our mailing list.