TYPES OF

YOGA

No matter what kind of yoga you do and if you have never done yoga before, there are classes at XploreYoga that are just right for you. With 33 classes offered a week, there is heated Gentle Yoga for beginners to ‘flow-based’ classes such as Vinyasa and Power Yoga, Yin, and Bikram Yoga. Try the variety of classes as each teacher has a different style.

Ashtanga

Ashtanga Yoga is a specialized sequence of asanas (postures) based on the dynamic linking of rhythmic breathing and flowing movement. Immense heat is created deep within your core that acts to cleanse and purify the body. Focused breathing calms the mind and soothes the nervous system leaving one with a deep meditative calmness.

Vinya-Restore

VinyaRestore is a slow flow Vinyasa style class that allows each student to focus on correct alignment while using the breath to calm the body and truly feel how each pose affects individual muscles. The first 45 minutes of class is Vinyasa while the last 30 minutes will consist of Yin yoga. Yin yoga works the connective tissue within the body while trying to relax the muscles. While about 95% of Yin yoga poses are seated or lying down in a specific position for 2-10 minutes, even the most advanced yogis and athletes will find it mentally and physically challenging.

Ashtanga Vinyasa

The sequence combines poses from series one and two of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system as taught by Larry Schultz with a few deviations. This is a powerful sequence that focuses on strength, flexibility and mainly concentrates on Ujayi breath focus. This class is filled with powerful flows, inversions and transitions. The class has little instruction, designed to help you discover your body’s true ability to surpass the limitations of the mind. The sequencing is designed to challenge an array of yogis, from the eager beginner to the more advance yogis. Some yoga experience is recommended before attending to this class.

MOON SEQUENCE

A robust and deep practice that will leave you with greater strength, flexibility, and balance.  Moon Sequence roots are with the full Ashtanga practice where the emphasis is developing inner awareness through disciplined postures and transitions.  Many of the rough edges of the full Ashtanga primary series practice (such as Chaturanga) are replaced with reasonable and effective alternatives.  Moon Sequence is an all levels class.

105 Hot Yoga

105 Hot Yoga is practiced in a heated room 105 F, which allows for a loosening of tight muscles and profuse sweating, which promote detoxification and cleansing. The practice consists of 26 various postures and two pranayama breathing exercises.

Friday Night Flow & Fly

A all level vinyasa flow class offers something new for many to explore: arm balances!  We will flow in a heated room and incorporate, basic, intermediate, and possibly, some advanced arm balances into our practice. Come open and ready to fly your way into the weekend!

Hatha Flow Yoga

When you step onto your mat, this class will guide breath awareness and connection with your body. The physical postures and sequence will be similar to a Vinyasa flow by using harmonious and playful sequence, which will unfold and open your body to allow the free flow of energy. This class will bring you to your limit with mindfulness and understanding; while embracing the gifts given to you from asana to asana. Increasing the heat in your muscles, expanding your lung capacity and raising your heart rate, this class will eventually wind down to give you the opportunity to find stillness, serenity, and rest.

Prenatal Yoga

In a prenatal yoga class, you’ll be encouraged to use props (bolsters, blocks, wedges or folded blankets) to achieve the proper alignment. You can typically expect:
• An introduction. Your yoga teacher will want to know your name, how far along you are, any aches and pains you’re having, and what body parts or poses you’d like to work on. You’ll likely get a chance to mingle with other moms during this time: We encourage students to chat before and after class, and ask moms to share a little bit about their pregnancy experiences — worries, hopes, dreams — with the group before class gets started.
• A short period of relaxation. Like regular yoga classes, the session typically begins with a quick period of rest and focus inward (which you might put to use during labor).
• A brief warmup. You’ll slowly get your body moving, so your muscles and joints are ready for class.
• Standing and sitting poses to build strength. We will incorporate pelvic floor movements, hip and chest opening poses, as well as balancing poses, and will emphasize deep, diaphragmatic breathing. Many of the poses you perform are similar to those performed in regular hatha / vinyasa class, but will be modified for your safety.
• Gentle stretching. Your teacher will lead you through stretches to further lengthen and relax your muscles. This should feel good!

Power Pi-Yo

A powerful combination of Pilates and Yoga, this class is a well-rounded workout that incorporates the use of core strength, pilates, cardio, and yoga. You will increase your muscle tone and definition, improve balance, bone density, and reduce risk of injury by building muscles to protect joints. Power PiYo also helps you burn calories for weight loss and increase metabolism by adding lean muscle to entire body. So, come and fire up your body!

Power Yoga

This class will move fluidly through a challenging Vinyasa practice while encouraging each practitioner to move into the postures to their own degree of practice. Modifications will always be offered and encouraged; making this class great for the seasoned practitioner and those who are ready for a challenge! We will explore variations of sequencing and postures, and explore the practices of pranayama (breathing exercises), twist, backbends, arm balances, and inversions.

Rocket Vinyasa Yoga

Lovingly referred to as “The Rocket”, is a style of yoga developed by Larry Schultz in San Francisco during the 1980s. Rocket Yoga is rooted in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice of yoga. It is combined with and restructured from the Primary and Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as well as key postures from the 3rd and 4th advanced series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Schultz’s yoga was first called “Rocket Yoga” by Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead, because Weir said, “It gets you there faster.” Larry’s system was informed by over nine years of dedicated Ashtanga practice with his teacher Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.

Vinyasa Flex

Vinyasa Flex will take the approach of a typical vinyasa flow sequence where movement is linked to breath, but add to it the dynamics of greater flexibility. In each class, we will work on postures that deeply open the hips, hamstrings, spine, and shoulders in a safe manner. You will find that not only will it open and stretch your musculature, but also your spirit and mind as well. The emphasis will focus on improved flexibility, extensions, and balance. Modifications and variations will always be offered.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Vinyasa Flow is a practice where postures or asanas are connected through the breath for a transformative and balancing effect. This class builds internal heat, endurance, flexibility, and strength. The creative sequencing found in a vinyasa class is often built around surya namaskar (sun salutations). Vinyasa as a practice is always evolving and teachers weave together wisdom teachings and music that can inspire physical, energetic, mental, intuitive, and pure bliss states of consciousness.

Vinya-Power Yoga

Vinya-Power blends the art of grace and smooth transitions with cardio and peaceful challenge. This unique style welcomes all experience levels, and offers a variety of stimulating poses that kindle “yang” as well as several modifications that promote more relaxing “yin.” This class focuses on core engagement and controlled breathing to advance strength and endurance. (All Levels)

Yin Yoga

The practice of yin yoga provides the perfect balance to your active yoga practices and your busy life. Focusing on long-held floor poses combined with breath work and meditation, yin yoga goes beneath the superficial muscles to target the dense connective tissues of the body – often in the hips, pelvis, and low back – which are difficult to open and can result in both limited flexibility and stagnant energy. This deep practice is gentle, yet intense, helping practitioner not only to open the body, but also to cultivate the ability to observe and stay with sensation. (All Levels)

NIRVESTAYATI FLOW

This class is a heated vinyasa-style flow designed to lengthen the muscles and regain mobility in the joints. After a long week, tension can accumulate in such areas, which then can lead to tightness. And if you have a busy weekend ahead, the already present tension doesn’t help concentration nor relaxation. The asanas assist you in unwinding from the week physically and mentally so that you may enter the weekend refreshed, recentered, and ready for the upcoming days.

Therapeutic Yoga

Come to learn ancient yogic practices designed to save energy in the body’s energy bank, Kandha, by way of a series of yoga practice. The practice helps develop sensitivity and awareness of the basic nature of the universal energy, known as loma and viloma. Asanas will be performed in different body positions in order to maximize the benefits. Some Pranayamas (breathing exercises), Bandhas (locks of neuromuscular energy), and Mudras (seals of neuromuscular energy) that helps increase the body’s energy level will also be introduced. Therapeutic Yoga will end with vibration therapy, visualization and deep relaxation.