PLEASE note NGYC does not offer kid’s Yoga. We are oriented to the student that is aged 18 and up.
Yoga for Beginners
Level 1 (more relaxing for all levels). If you have never taken a Yoga class or maybe just know a few of the Asanas (Yoga Poses) then this class is for you. It will introduce you to a variety of poses and some of the philosophy of the practice of Yoga. This class focuses strongly on alignment and breath.
This class is for Levels1.5 and up Moving through the Asanas with breath and alignment focus, each class has a specifically designed sequence to ultimately open the body and relax the mind. This class is recommended for students that have practiced Yoga before and want to begin to increase their stamina in the poses by holding the poses for longer periods of time as well as going deeper in the practice of each pose. In short, this class is for people that want to take it to the next level of beginner to full fledged dedicated Yoga student. Feel free to ask me questions if you are not sure about this class being right for you.
All levels welcome. This class is for Yoga students that want a low impact class that focuses strongly on alignment and movement. While also good for beginners this class will require the student to be in the poses for a minimum of 1-2.5 minutes. This class is about building strength, focus, awareness and structure; allowing the student to become strong and well grounded. Anyone with injuries, over 50 and beginners are welcome to take this class as well.
Hatha Flow is about finding balance in body and mind. Hatha means “sun and moon.” According to yoga philosophy, we each have a sun energy (strong, passionate, active, and giving) and a moon energy (soft, cool, reflective, and receptive), but through the stresses of daily life, some of these energetic qualities become too heightened while others become depleted. In Hatha Flow, we revive and rebalance these energies so that we feel centered when we leave the mat. With the breath as our guide, we move in ways that marry strength with gentleness, activity with stillness, and intensity with playful joy. Each transition is slow and mindful, and each posture invites liberating movements before deepening into longer holds. This style of yoga is suitable for all ages and levels of experience.
All levels welcome. This practice is designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. We use props to support the postures, while gently stretching and strengthening the body. This class is appropriate for students of all levels. Props are provided by the studio.
Work Week Wind Down
All levels welcome. This practice is designed to allow you the ability to release built up tension and stress from the work week. Here we fuse a few flowing poses with several Restorative Yoga poses. Just what you need to let work go and get ready for the weekend! This class is appropriate for students of all levels. Props are provided by the studio.
This class is all about long holds and mindfulness. Sit in the poses and listen to the body while you benefit the mind and spirit. You will feel releases in the facial layer of your body as well benefit your joints in this type of class. All levels welcome but remember is is SLOW and STILL.
Prana Vinyasa Flow
The word “prana” is best described as the life force that moves through us. This life force, or our breath, becomes the focus of class as we move with intention to connect our movements to the breath. Expect to build strength in not only the body, but the mind as well. Allow your consciousness to broaden and your breath to expand. The flow will be energizing, and the muscles will simmer, and anticipate many opportunities in class to lead your own pace of vinyasa, using your inhalation count as a guide.
We move slow to build heat and learn the postures…all levels welcome.