We offer a variety of yoga and movement based classes and even meditation classes. Classes are as low as $12.00 per class (with the 20 class pass). Additionally, we have donation based classes. Most of our donation based classes are pay what you can, but some do have a suggested minimum. See below for all of our class descriptions.
Regular Rate Classes:
Beginning Yoga: Have you been wanting to try yoga but just not sure what to expect of the class or of your own abilities? This Beginning Yoga course is designed to create a safe space for this exploration for those who have very little or no yoga experience. It is also suitable for students seeking a review of the basics or who simply enjoy a slow-paced, instructional practice of yoga fundamentals. The focus will be on learning foundational physical poses both on the mat and standing with emphasis on proper alignment, modifications for different bodies and abilities and uniting breath with movement. We will also explore the process of bringing stillness and quiet to the body and mind. Wait no longer to bring the beautiful practice of yoga into your life and experience its many benefits!
Beyond Beginning Yoga: The focus of this class is the review and refinement of foundational yoga poses, learning how to combining those poses into short flow sequences, and also introducing students to a variety of slightly more challenging poses using instruction and incremental steps to achieve individual success. Completion of Beginning Yoga I or having similar yoga experience is suggested. The ability to move between standing and floor work will allow for full enjoyment and benefit from this class.
Chair Yoga: A creative & supported practice using the chair for seated poses, as well as, to support standing & balancing poses as needed. We do not get down onto the floor in this class, and if student is unable to practice standing poses they are welcome to remain seated and still receive all the benefits of moving with the breath, maintaining range of motion in the joints and gently building core stability. Beginner friendly.
Feldenkrais Method: Feldenkrais uses a process of organic learning, movement, and sensing to free you from habitual patterns and allow for new patterns of thinking, moving and feeling to emerge. The lessons are easy to do, of benefit to everyone, and the results can be extraordinary. For both short term needs for pain relief, rehabilitation and recovery, and long term goals of health, vitality and flexibility. For all abilities, no experience necessary. For more information please see the Feldenkrais Method website: https://feldenkrais.com/about-the-feldenkrais-method/
Flow and Release Yoga: This class will start by easing into a standing flow sequence in unity with the breath with the intention of exploring mobility through the joints, stimulating circulation and warming the body. The practice will then move down to the mat for stretching and opening poses allowing for release and lengthening in the warmed musculature and connective tissue. An able body and familiarity with basic yoga poses will be helpful as we will move through the warming flow sequence in a relatively fluid and continuous manner. Move through your day with more ease and energy by starting with this flow and release practice!
Iyengar Yoga for over 50: This is an introductory class for the mature student to the Iyengar style of Hatha Yoga. The class allows students to learn at their own pace through safe progressive instruction. Poses are demonstrated and supports are offered where needed. This class will emphasize standing poses to bring awareness through alignment. Poses release stiffness, help to establish inner balance and renew energy. Emphasis on detailed instruction allows healing the body and mind through the postures.
Kundalini Yoga: Kundalini Yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your energetic body. Kundalini Yoga is a for people who have to cope with the daily challenges and stresses of holding jobs, raising families, and managing businesses. It is a path for everyone who wants the skills to cope successfully with the challenges of our times.
This technology precisely and consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul.' Kundalini Yoga is great for students of all levels of experience. Yoga is a personal experience and is not a competitive activity. Students focus within themselves, listening to their own bodies and working to the best of their ability.
Moon Salutations/Chandra Namaskar: Moon Salutations, the calming sister of the sun salutations. Creating a lunar intention, in a slightly heating flow, yet soothing the energies, to help you flow smoothly through your busyness and arrive into your body. Hear stories behind the lunar phases and learn what they represent in our life. Use mudras spiritual gestures and energetic seals, performed with hands and fingers. Raise your vibration with mantras of sacred utterance. Glow in a restorative posture or two at the closing of the practice. In preparation for a restful night and a blissful week to follow.
Morning Flow: This class combines a vinyasa practice that builds heat in the body through sun salutations and other standing postures with a yin practice that allows the connective tissues of the body to release. Modifications and props are always available. Some familiarity with the basic postures of yoga recommended. Ease into your day in a gentle and awake state.
Qigong: Qigong is often described as "moving meditation". A series of gentle flowing and repeated movements, stretches and breathing exercises which will allow participants to practice cultivating and increasing the life force energy in their body. When practicing qigong, we come into the present moment and tap into the universal life force energy field that flows through everything and is everything. This field is infused with health and vitality. The benefits of qigong include increasing energy and reducing stress and promoting self-healing.
Restore Yoga: At the end of the work day, restore balance with a class for all; including those working behind a computer, on a tractor, with knitting needles or swinging a hammer. We will spend time working through gentle yoga poses focusing on wrists, neck, back, shoulders, and legs as well as some longer held restorative poses. Appropriate for all levels, modifications always available.
Slow Flow Yoga: Rejuvenate body and mind in this Slow Flow Yoga class where we will mindfully breathe and move through a series of floor and standing yoga sequences. The pace starts slow and gentle on the mat to warm and loosen muscles and joints. We then move to more active, heat-building sequences with allowance for learning proper pose alignment and honoring your own body's abilities. Modifications are offered and welcome. Some yoga experience is suggested as well as a moderately active lifestyle. Join us to energize, release stress and renew!
Little Minds Yoga and Well-being Class: This is a fun, age appropriate yoga class which blends music, cooperative games, breath-work and relaxation in a safe and supportive environment. We concentrate on the children’s inward mindfulness, opposed to perfect poses, although healthier bodies will be the result of poses that stretch, strengthen, and build coordination. This combination of yoga and mindfulness teaches children techniques for self-health, relaxation, and lifelong skills for dealing with stress and anxiety. Kids need to bring their parent or favorite adult. The age is a guideline for age appropriate attention span.
Donation Based Classes:
Candlelit Singing Bowls: It always feels like an honor to have these very old bowls, carrying so much supportive energy for our bodies and the world, enter into this studio space. Eva has a special relationship with each of her singing bowls and it’s always fascinating to hear her talk about them and then play them. This collection of antique bowls handmade by Tibetan monks, were used for centuries for healing and meditation. Eva creates an improvised, vibrational soundscape that is heard, as well as felt, awakening the body’s internal wisdom for healing, releasing stress, & relaxing deeply. Come get comfortable with available bolsters and blankets or folding chairs.
Community Yoga: This class is an offering to the community in which students may make a donation, as they are able, in exchange for the class. We hope to make yoga accessible to a wider community regardless of current financial obstacles. This is an All Levels class open to everyone. It provides a well-rounded, safe and satisfying practice for able-bodied students. If you have acute injuries this class may not be suitable.
Chakradance: This moving meditation will gently awaken each of your seven chakras and help you to discover where your energy is flowing and also where you have blockages. Dancing through your chakra system regularly will release blocked energy and help you to feel more alive and energized. It will open you up to insights about your life, and bring balance and health to your whole system. This workshop includes creating Mandala artwork and a short guided meditation.
Dances of Universal Peace: Dances of Universal Peace were born in the 1960s in San Fransisco and have spread throughout the world. They are multi-cultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music, and movements from many of the earth’s traditions to promote peace, harmony, community, and joy within individuals and groups. As moving meditations or body prayers, the Dances reveal the unity of all spiritual experience. All Dances and chants are taught. No previous experience is necessary. For more information, see the DUP website https://dancesofuniversalpeacena.org/
Ecstatic Dance: Not a class, but a community free-form movement space where you can move to your inner rhythm. Music is selected to follow the "5 Rhythms", beginning slowly, building to a peak, then making it's way toward melodic and meditative to end in a space of quiet contentment. Guidelines: 1.) Move however you wish. 2.) No talking on the dance floor. 3.) Respect yourself, the space and one another. Ecstatic Dance is a drug & alcohol free space. Please also refrain from photos, video, shoes and scents. We begin and end sitting in an informal circle for optional sharing of thoughts, intentions, experiences, whatever is there to share. This is an all ages space! Children are very welcome:)
Guided Group Meditation: A guided meditation class suitable for those who have never meditated and those who have been meditating for years. Each session will begin with a review of the science and benefits of meditation. We will talk about how the brain functions and how meditation effects its functioning. We will spend 30 to 40 minutes each session in meditation, and will wrap up each session with an open discussion about the experience. Meditation is an ancient technique that has profound impacts on all aspects of our state of being. Please join us as we explore this ancient technology.
InterPlay: InterPlay is an active, creative way to unlock the wisdom of the body. It uses movement, sound, storytelling, stillness, and contact to provide a powerful forum for creative expression, self-exploration, connection, and play. Using simple incremental forms, it helps to free your body and your voice, deepen the connection with your creative self, bring breath and ease back into your life, and build awareness of the wisdom of your body, all while cultivating meaningful community connection. InterPlay is something that anybody can do—no experience is necessary. The focus is on exploration, authenticity, and enjoyable personal and group expression—all you need is a willingness to engage. Expect to laugh, savor and relax & be surprised by what you can do!
Move and Relate: For 9-12 years olds + care giver or other caring adult. (Mom, dad, guardian, grandpa, grandma, adult sibling, adult cousin, aunt, uncle, etc., you decide!) This movement and music based class includes listening to and making music, relationship building and strengthening activities, self exploration through improvised movement, confidence building in group setting, some choreographed and planned movement, and fun! Based on the values of therapeutic dance and movement, authentic expression and the joy of creativity! Students will gain the benefit of shared experience, self awareness, awareness of others, awareness of our environment, and our relationships with each other. The class is designed to allow for the growth of humility, truth, kindness, courage, and healthy mind for the betterment of our lives and community.
Partner Yoga: Explore ancient ways of communicating and sharing with your partner, spouse or friend. Many people are pleasantly surprised at how easy and enjoyable it is to stretch with another person.No previous experience in yoga is required. It does not matter if experience varies within partners. In fact, beginners can generate the most amazing openings and stretches for seasoned practitioners. All poses can be modified to accommodate all levels of comfort.
Yin Yang Yoga: This class combines the slow deep stretches of Yin yoga poses for maintaining ease and mobility through the joints and connective tissues along with the muscular stretch and strengthening of more active & heating poses. A balanced practice accessible to newer and experienced students alike. Some basic yoga experience helpful.