Breathe Yoga Classes
Gentle Yoga classes are a great place to take it slower, and still, experience all the benefits of yoga. Classes focus on releasing tension, connecting with the breath, and helping students gain strength and flexibility. Gentle Yoga uses classical Hatha postures with slight variations to accommodate all levels.
Beginners Yoga consists of the basic, foundational yoga postures. These postures align, strengthen, and promote flexibility in the body. Breathing techniques and meditation are also integrated. You can expect an emphasis on simplicity, repetition, and ease of movement.
Restorative Yoga is a gentle, slow, still style of yoga that involves long, passive holds in a series of four to six restful poses. Yogis are often supported by props to enhance or deepen their experience and achieve a state of total relaxation and release. Restorative yoga classes are based on the teaching of B.K.S. Iyengar.
Most forms of yoga in the West can be classified as Hatha Yoga. Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical yoga postures. The word “Hatha” can be translated two ways: as “willful” or “forceful,” or the yoga of activity, and as “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha), the yoga of balance. Hatha practices are designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation. Postures are typically held longer with a concentration on breath/body alignment.
To deepen the yogic experience, Tibetan singing bowls, tingsha bells, and the gong, along with a guided meditation or poem at the end of the practice, may be used during class for Sound Therapy. This also helps to ease students into a deeper state of relaxation at the end of class.