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Community Class: Teachers-in-training, currently part of our 200hr Yoga Teacher Training program share their practice with the community and step up to the plate as teachers. All community classes are vinyasa-style, and are donation-based with a suggested $5-$10 donation.
Heated Vinyasa: A powerful, energetic form of yoga where students fluidly move from one pose to the next while connecting their breathing to their movements. This type of yoga is taught in a gently heated studio which makes it a vigorous and revitalizing form of physical fitness. It incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, cardio and physical and mental stamina in one session.
Kundalini: Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is also called the yoga of awareness. It is a powerful practice designed to give us an experience of our Soul and awaken us to our excellence. This technology precisely and consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body-locks, and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, purify the body and calm the mind. With a regular practice we will build our physical vitality, increase the energy of consciousness, and develop an intuitive mind.
Kundalini + Kirtan: Following a full class of Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan, we will cozy up and connect to the sound current together with a group sing along of the sacred mantras of Kundalini Yoga. The mantras are typically in Gurmukhi, a sacred Indian language, and occasionally, in English. These mantras contain the vibrations of peace, prosperity, connection, and many other qualities and are understood by their impact, even if the meaning of each word is not known. Yogi Tea and some light snacks will be provided to enjoy after class so come have a yogi’s night in with us!
Mommy + Me: is for mothers & their non-walking babies. Enjoy yoga in a safe, supportive environment while learning postures and exercises specifically suited to new mothers and babies. This post-natal class focuses on helping new moms regain core strength and relieve, stretch, and strengthen tired arms, backs, and shoulders. Not just an exercise class for moms, this is a fun-loving class that utilizes yoga postures designed to encourage your baby's development. Each class is filled with calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding and help baby sleep longer, digest better and grow stronger.
SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) Yoga: Clear your mind and breath in the ocean air. What is more relaxing than yoga on a SUP? We don't know. Our SUP Yoga classes begin with a brief on land instruction, followed by a short warm up paddle over to where we will anchor for our practice. The SUP Yoga practice is open to all levels, including complete beginners, and will have you comfortable on a board in no time. Class is 90 minutes. Price includes instruction and all rental equipment. Classes meet at Little Bridge, Oak Bluffs. Advanced sign-up required
SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) Fitness: A mix of paddling, strength, flexibility, and balance exercises, topped off with a SUP yoga cool down. Class is 90 minutes. Price includes instruction and all rental equipment. Classes meet at Little Bridge, Oak Bluffs. Advanced sign-up required
Vinyasa: Vinyasa Flow is a moving meditation. This upbeat, creative yoga practice, seamlessly links breath and movement to cultivate presence. You learn to move gracefully in and out of poses, utilizing Sun Salutations, strength building and connected movements. Vinyasa Yoga will build confidence and help you stay focused and centered. Flowing around the obstacles that come your way, this dynamic practice will empower you with the strength to face anything on and off the mat.
Yin: Yin Yoga is a non-impact, restorative practice where the emphasis is on stillness, relaxing into postures, and creating a myofascial stretch that helps to maintain the body's pliability and the full range of movement for the joints. It is an ideal practice for those seeking a meditative, calming practice. It is also a vital practice to balance out the wear and tear of tissues experienced by athletes, and can dramatically reduce the risk of non-contact injuries in the very active.
Yin and Nidra: We will begin with 2 or 3 Yin Yoga poses (long held passive stretches to relax the body) and then transition to a restorative posture to begin Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation. Sometimes called "yoga sleep", though ideally we stay awake, Nidra is deeply grounding, healing and calming. It is one of the most ancient yoga practices, Yoga Nidra is mentioned in the Vedas. In modern day it is often used to help combat anxiety, stress, insomnia, and some progressive schools will use Yoga Nidra techniques before teaching children subjects like math or new languages. The idea is that it is difficult to learn new things when the nervous system is in any level of fight or flight. By becoming deeply calm, we may become deeply receptive. This also makes Yoga Nidra a great practice to invite in new habits you'd like to cultivate, and there will be the opportunity to set a personal mantra or intention towards the end of practice.