Yoga Roots Schedule of classes

Yoga Classes

Anusara Inspired- Level I/II
This multi-level class takes what you learned in the Level I class to the next stage. With precise alignment instructions and heart oriented themes you will learn variations on standing poses, balancing poses as well how to safely break down handstand, wheel and other level II poses

Beginner
Learn to integrate the foundations of yoga: breathing techniques, postural alignment and how to be more present to your mind, body and spirit. You will learn how to build strength and balance by creating a solid foundation that is rooted in good alignment, body awareness, breath and heart.

Core Flow
Get in touch with your core and feel more powerful and stable in your body! Inspired and informed by my Barre practice, this flow class will help restore and strengthen the muscles in the core and also the muscles deep in the body that support the spine. Each class will incorporate vinyasa, breath and traditional core work. Suitable for students that enjoy a challenge.

Gentle Yoga
Practice gentle asana sequences to calm your mind and open and strengthen your body. Breathing techniques and the use of props will help you develop a deeper connection with the inner core of your being. You can expect a gentle, playful approach with attention to right action more than form. This class is suitable for all levels and is especially healing for those dealing with arthritis, osteoporosis and carpel tunnel syndrome as well as those recovering from illness or injury.

Heated Vinyasa Flow
This class is an invigorating Vinyasa Flow class taught in a heated environment (80 to 85 degrees) that stretches the body, mind, and spirit while toning the muscles, increasing range of motion of the joints, and releasing toxins through breath and sweat. This class is open to all levels.

Kundalini Yoga
Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of radiance. Each class includes movement, mantra (sound), mudras (hand gestures), meditations and wonderful music. This joyful practice will guide you toward the awakening of your true self – your Sat Nam.

Meditation
This weekly hour-long meditation time is a wonderful gift you can give to yourself. Learn how to still the chatter in your mind and enjoy dropping in to your quiet center. Teachers will guide you and teach a variety of meditation methods since this is not a “one shoe fits all” practice. Scientifically proven to reduce stress and create the conditions for vitality, greater focus and health.

Morning Flow
An energizing Vinyasa Flow that will kick start your morning and inspire you to move through the rest of your day with intention and ease. This class unites body and breath by integrating rhythmic breathing with conscious movement. This class is open to all levels.

Nia
Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life - body, mind and soul. Nia is based on the intelligent design of the body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts.

Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities.

Restorative Yoga
Give yourself the healing gift of conscious relaxation with this deeply therapeutic style of Restorative Yoga. Let stresses and tension melt away as you are guided through 3-4 longer-held, fully supported postures. Guided imagery, breath work, and music are used to deepen the relaxation response to balance body, mind, and spirit. Besides a gentle warm-up to prepare the body, your only job is to let go and receive. You will emerge rooted, radiant, and revitalized.

Sweat & Surrender
Sweat & Surrender Come experience a blissful balance of strength and surrender. The first 45 minutes of class is a heat-building vinyasa practice for strength, flexibility, and balance. Practiced in candlelight, the last 30 minutes will focus on deeply opening yin postures, which are held for 3-5 minutes each. Yin yoga helps release tension, supports the immune system and calms the nervous system.

Vinyasa Flow
Vinyasa Flow consciously links the movement of the body to the movement of the breath. This class is a dynamic, flowing practice which leads you through a balanced series of postures to strengthen and build flexibility, promoting physical stamina and a sense of deep inner calm. The sequence, or "flow", can be different in each class, even with the same teacher. Vinyasa Flow is appropriate for any ability level, from beginner to advanced practitioner.

Yin Yoga
Yin yoga is a beautiful slower practice that involves holding poses, mostly seated, for longer periods of time than in a regular yoga class. Poses are generally held for up to 3-5 minutes with a focus on the connective tissues and the joints. The main physical benefits of yin yoga are the hydration of the connective tissues and the increased blood flow in the joints. We tap into our parasympathetic nervous system so we can relax and allow our body to do its natural magic restoring and nourishing our tissues and systems. This is a great counter practice for the more heat building and muscular focused core and vinyasa yoga classes.

Yoga for the Stiff and Sore
Think you are too stiff and sore to take a yoga class? Join Andrea, yoga instructor and PT and learn how to safely stretch and breathe in to your stiff and sore places. In just a few weeks of regularly attending this class, you will begin to feel more open and flexible. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

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