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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Heart offers a variety of class styles for all levels and types of practitioners. Honoring the roots of Yoga is central to each offering.

Heart Hatha

This class invites people of all levels to enjoy the healing benefits of Yoga. As a beginner, you may learn to breathe deeply and connect in feeling with your body. As you progress, you get proficient at safely tailoring each pose to work best for you; particularly with physical and emotional injuries. Learning to work honestly at your edges, you develop effective tools to deal with fear and struggle. This makes it possible for integrity, self awareness and playful curiosity to become part of your daily life. Your only requirement for class is a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly.

Mindful Flow

This class provides all the physiological benefits of intelligent movement, soothes the nervous system and mind from over-stimulation, and helps practitioners access true peace and insight. The asana portion of the class is conducted mindfully, linked with breath and infused with Dharmic guidance such as stopping and looking deeply into the nature of the body, appreciating the group of practitioners, observing the miracle of breathing, touching into beginner's mind/ fresh perspective and similar awareness practices.

Gentle Vinyasa

You are stable, strong, and dignified. This class offers access to a yoga practice that is unhurried, thoughtful, deliberate and meditative. Asana/ postures will be held longer than a typical flow class to offer time for the exploration of strong foundational alignment principles. This time can be supportive for the beginning student or the most advanced. All levels are most welcome.

Yin + Restore

This quiet, all-levels, offering is a balanced blend of Yin and Restorative Yoga. Each class is designed to relieve the tired mind, and create deep release of physical tension, byway of gentle floor-based postures that are held for longer periods of time. The intersection of the Yin and Restorative methods will incite lasting physiologic change and healing.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is an immensely powerful meditation technique, and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. While the practitioner rests comfortably in savasana (corpse pose), this systematic meditation takes you through the pancha maya kosha (five layers of self), leaving you with a sense of wholeness. 

 

Have a pillow, blankets and any other props that may help you to feel supported, safe and comfortable. 

Classical Vinyasa

Connect to your heart's calling, your innate power, your voice and authenticity. Students can anticipate longer holds for postures, strong emphasis on the breath, pranayama techniques and guided meditation to support the physical practice. Pace and sequences will align to Ayurvedic cycle/ season to offer greater balance to all practitioners. Enjoy a practice that is most devotional: the greatest love you will ever know is you, dear one. All levels are most welcome.

Sunrise Flow

Let us greet the day together! This class offers access to a yoga practice that is unhurried, thoughtful, deliberate and meditative. Asana/ postures will be held longer than a typical flow class to offer time for the exploration of strong foundational alignment principles. This time can be supportive for the beginning student or the most advanced. All levels are most welcome.

Awakening Flow

Join us for an all-levels vinyasa class that is meant to invigorate the body, mind, and senses with physically challenging, yet accessible sequences. Learn how to focus your body's energies to build strength, balance and endurance. When we balance all layers of being, we can anticipate more flow in our day to day lives. This class is often offered outdoors under our awning if the weather is pleasing. 

Yin with Intention

Equal parts science and spirit, Yin Yoga can be experienced as a practice of optimal well-being for the whole self. This approach presents new possibilities for transformation and holistic healing on all layers of being—body, mind, and heart. Unwind tension in the body to bring about long-lasting relief and health. Refresh the mind to bring clarity and deeper understanding and create spaciousness in the heart to let us live and love with greater ease and more joy.

Sangha

Meditation is for all! We gather to remember our belonging to love, life and one another. No prior experience is required. Simply prepare by finding a reasonably quiet area in your home. Prop the hips and your spine with a cushion, blankets or pillows. The Heart community carves out space for both steadiness and connection time. We look forward to seeing you!

Our wonderful sangha/ community has been gathering for quite some time and would love for you to join us! All contributions keep the meditations, tea and cookies flowing.