Class Descriptions


Yoga Class Descriptions

Buti Yoga: a movement practice that fuses power yoga, tribal dance and plyometrics into a high-intensity workout that transforms the body from the inside out. We train the core using the Spiral Structure technique created by Founder Bizzie Gold that transforms the way the body looks and performs almost instantly. Many students say they notice a change in their abdominal structure even during their first class.

Buti Flow Yoga: Buti Yoga 101 for students who want a slower paced, deep stretching, and conscious class. This class will also help students better understand Buti yoga fundamentals so they can get more out of their practice. This class is a great start for your first time trying Buti yoga, or for students who want to master their practice with better flow and form.

**Note: this class is slower paced than a standard Buti class but students should still expect to sweat and get a good workout. 

Community Vipassana Meditation: A donation based meditation session offering an opportunity to experience meditation sharing the energy of the community.  No experience necessary.  No yoga or movement in this class but several styles of meditation are shared.  The session could include a walking meditation, a short gong session and a reading is shared.  A silent meditation sit can be done in either a chair or on the floor, supported by blankets or bolsters. Each month a different local charity is chosen to receive the donations collected.  Joyful donates the space and time, no money is kept by the studio.

Faith Flow Yoga: A Level 1-2 flow (vinyasa) class. It is a faster paced, more active class emphasizing the fundamental poses of yoga with an emphasis on strength, alignment and stamina. This class is appropriate for all levels, but some experience and knowledge of basic poses is recommended. Biblical messaging and inspirational music is incorporated for an uplifting yoga experience.”

Gentle Yoga: A calming and soothing practice that promotes stronger balance, increased range of motion, mental clarity, peace of mind, and emotional well-being.  Excellent choice for beginning students & seasoned students. Prenatal welcome!

Morning Yoga:  Wake up with yoga!  Perfect for those with a desire to increase their strength, flexibility & balance. Learn correct postural alignment and start your day with a positive intention. For beginners & all levels. Prenatal welcome!

Pre and Post Natal Yoga:  (Post Natal clients can bring their baby as long as they are not crawling yet!)  

Yoga is an excellent way to help you through the challenges of a changing body as well as reducing stress and learning breathing techniques and helps with the stress of parenting once the baby arrives!

Sunday Stretch & Flow Yoga: Designed exclusively for Sunday mornings! Practice begins with warming stretches in preparation for a series of flowing standing poses that will soothe the soul! Your body and mind will feel open and balanced! Students of all levels welcome.

Vinyasa: The term “Vinyasa” refers to a series of postures, often timed with the breath. Energize your body as you flow from pose to pose, linking the movement with the breath. These classes are used to build endurance, stamina, strength, and flexibility, while calming the mind. Level 1-2

Weekend Warrior Yoga: Practice begins with warming stretches in preparation for a series of strong standing poses, vinyasa style! May include inversions and/or arm balances which are taught from the foundation up, giving students the opportunity to work at their own level. Students of all levels welcome, previous yoga experience is recommended.

Healing Bodies, Healing Minds Series – Yoga classes designed to deepen the healing using a variety of therapies:

Gentle Joyful Flow & Meditation: A gentle flow linking breath and movement to awaken the body to prepare for a guided meditation.  No experience necessary! Leave refreshed and renewed!  All levels, suitable for prenatal.

Gentle Yoga with Sound Healing: Crystal Bowls and the gong are used during the class to aid in raising your vibration!  Healing therapies are a focus in this calming and soothing practice that promotes stronger balance, increased range of motion, mental clarity, peace of mind, and emotional well-being. Excellent choice for beginning students as well as seasoned students. Prenatal welcome!

Medical Qi Gong: an effective compilation of preventive, healing and strengthening exercises derived from about 6,000 years of the Chinese people’s experiences studying the body. Two of the most significant reasons for the practice of Medical Chi Gong are to achieve longevity and higher quality of life. Long life has been a major concern of mankind for eons and it is a major subject of modern medical research

Psoas Release Yoga with Sound Healing and/or Yoga Nidra:  A therapy targeted to allow our bodies innate ability to release trauma, both physically and emotionally. The therapy targets the psoas, a large muscle in our lower torso that connects to the thigh bone.  Your psoas should be a primary concern for EVERY BODY, whether a champion athlete or unable to move due to chronic back pain.  Achieve new possibilities as your body re-learns to let go!  Based on the TRE or Trauma Release Exercises developed by David Berceli, PhD, this class helps you to retrain your body to energetically release the little and big traumas of life held in our muscles.  This therapy is helpful for both physical and emotional issues! The vibration of the gong and crystal bowls enhances the body’s release.Followed by a Yoga Nidra, a guided meditation to help transform your thoughts and find an inner sense of peace. All levels

Restorative Yoga: Yoga without strain. This practice gives the gift of receiving postures rather than initiating them. Each posture helps reduce the effects of stress, diseases and fatigue in the body, while helping you to experience deep relaxation. Blankets, blocks, straps and/or sandbags are used. Heal the body, renew the mind and refresh your outlook on life! Open to all fitness levels.

Roll, Realign & Restore Yoga: Using foam rollers, Yoga Tune Up balls, straps and a few other props we will roll out stress and tension from the shoulders, hips, upper and lower back leaving you restored and ready for anything. This class is designed for anyone with tight hips, shoulders or upper/lower back discomfort. Regular practice will help your flexibility and mobility. A wonderful compliment to your yoga, Pilates, barre, Pound, Buti classes. It will also assist with your everyday movement. All levels.

Afternoon Yin Delight: Provides the perfect balance to your active (yang) yoga practice, any other type of exercise & your busy life. Focuses on long-held floor poses & goes beneath superficial muscles to target dense connective tissues of the body which are difficult to open & can result in both limited flexibility & stagnant energy. Practice is gentle, yet intense, helping to not only open the body, but also to cultivate the ability to observe and stay with sensation. Appropriate for all levels!

Yin/Restorative Yoga with Reiki:  Yin Yoga and Reiki are a blissful pairing! This is a aA deeply nourishing practice for your whole system. This Yin Yoga practice is restorative in style, using props and is gentle with longer held stretching poses to assist in opening up energy pathways in the body, accessing the meridian and deep fascia. You will improve range of motion and flexibility and turns on the parasympathic system to allow your body to rest and restore. While you breath into your Yin poses the instructor applies Reiki using a gentle touch. Reiki is a spiritual healing art, a practice of transmitting healing energy through the hands to enhance well being, balancing the body’s natural flow of energy engaging the body’s self-healing. A blissful pairing of both practices.

Yoga Nidra:  An ancient practice of meditation that can lead to inner freedom. The class begins with 30 minutes of gentle yoga and then moves into the relaxation phase.  It employs several practices which work at the physical, energetic, mental & emotional levels, allowing us to reconnect with our deepest self. These practices help to harmonize the two hemispheres of the brain and the two aspects of the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic).

Yoga Nidra is a life-changing approach to complete relaxation. For true relaxation you must remain aware. Yoga Nidra can be described as deep sleep with a trace of awareness, a state of being that allows you to reach beneath surface tensions and awaken your potential for greatness through the medium of sankalpa. A sankalpa is a resolution created by you, a positive statement in the present tense designed to align you with your destiny, to accelerate this process.

 

Mix up your movement with these classes!

Barre: Barre workouts push your body to its limits through small, repetitious movements and isometric holds that target specific muscle groups, followed by stretching. A great way to build up core strength, sculpt the lower body, or just break up a training rut. Whatever the reason, prepare to work! Barre classes have a way of targeting muscles like never before!

Pilates Mat: Classic Pilates mat work focusing on cultivating core strength, improved posture and emphasizing proper alignment and movement awareness. May include the use of accessories such as small balls, Pilates ring, and resistance bands.

Pilates Sculpt and Tone: Develop core strength, build lean muscle, and increase flexibility. Combines light weights, ballet toning, core stability and the dynamic flexibility of traditional Pilates. Specifically designed sculpting moves with high reps and low weights will create a tight, toned body! A non-impact mixed level class. All levels welcome.

Pound Fitness: Workout while you rock out! A full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. Using 1/4 pound drum sticks, a cardio and Pilates inspired group fitness class that incorporates functional movement and core exercises choreographed to the best music!  Learn more about this fitness module at www.poundfit.com

TRXpress: A cardiovascular and spot training exercises targeting all the major muscle groups. Build strength, flexibility, core stability and metabolic conditioning with TRX® Suspension Training. Open to all fitness levels.

Zumba®: A fun fusion of dance and fitness set to Latin and other international rhythms. An incredible workout that will maximize caloric output and fat burning. Bring water and wear a smile! No experience necessary. All levels welcome! Ditch the workout, join the party!