Power yoga is a fitness-based yoga class that has a flowing element to the practice. Students will focus on linking conscious breath with a vigorous and mindful flow. In a power yoga class, students will build muscle strength, flexibility and concentration while cleansing the body of toxins and calming the mind. Yoga poses can be modified to suit all skill levels. Beginners are welcome!
In order to enjoy your power yoga class to the fullest, bring with you:
-A yoga mat.
-A water bottle.
-Yoga blocks and strap if you have them (I do have blocks on hand but they are first come first serve.)
-A towel to wipe away perspiration.
-No expectations and a positive attitude!
Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis and lower spine. This style of yoga is intended to stress our joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia; encouraging tissue strength and flexibility over a long period of time. Yin postures are held for three to five minutes. This gives the body an opportunity to open and release tension from the deeper, more "plastic" tissues. The muscles of the body are not the primary physical focus of this practice. Yin yoga is a great complement to Power Yoga which targets muscle strength and flexibility and is a great way to learn to sit in meditation. It is a very meditative practice. When attending a yin yoga class, you want to put your comfort at the top of your priority list. Most poses are done seated on the floor.
In order to have the most enjoyable yin practice, bring with you any of the following items to ensure optimal comfort:
-2 yoga mats can be used for extra padding. Just roll them out together!
-A small blanket or large towel to use as cushion under the knees, legs or head, or as a way to keep warm in savasana.
-Dress in layers. Yin yoga targets the deeper tissues of the body like the fascia, ligaments, tendons and joints. Our muscles aren't the primary focus so you may get cold easily.
-A yoga bolster can make many poses more comfortable but is not mandatory.
Yin/Yang yoga is a fusion of both yin and power yoga. You can expect to practice both styles when attending a yin/yang yoga class. Generally, the class will begin with centering the mind and yin yoga poses for the first 25 minutes. We will then move into a power yoga standing flow for 35 minutes, and finish the class with another 15 minutes of yin yoga including our savasana.
In order to have the most enjoyable yin/yang practice, bring with you any of the recommended items listed under the power yoga and yin yoga descriptions.