"I am, in fact, a pilgrim on the path of love."
"Yoga postures will look and feel different in different bodies,...this is not just about flexibility, this is also about anatomy & skeletal structure."
Paraphrased from Paul Grilley
"This Yoga (Restorative) is different. You have to experience it to understand how deeply relaxing it is!" K.S.
Kripalu Yoga: A mindfulness-based, transformational Yoga, emphasizing individual growth and the healing of body, mind & soul. Kripalu Yoga is the foundational practice in all of our classes. There is an equal emphasis on physical postures (asanas), breathing technique/breathwork (pranayama), mindfulness practice (present moment awareness), and relaxation technique.
Yin Yoga: A specific approach to physical posture work (asana) that emphasizes longer holdings and individual adjustments to alignment. Yin Yoga is skillfully blended in to many of our classes to provide students with a tool to access deep, but safe openings in their bodies. This Yoga not only helps to optimize muscle stretch; it gently massages and opens other tissues such as tendons, ligaments, and fascia. Yin Yoga is a meditative practice.
Restorative Yoga: A Yoga that calms the central nervous system, quiets the mind, and strengthens the immune system (promotes healing). Restorative Yoga is a "passive" posture (asana) practice that teaches you how to go into deep relaxation. It's "passive" because we use Yoga props (blankets, blocks, cushions) to safely & deeply rest the body into various Yoga postures and restore the body's natural balance & equanimity. Restorative Yoga is for everyone; there is no prior Yoga experience needed. It is particularly good for anyone dealing with low energy due to stress overload or illness. Restorative Yoga is also an excellent complimentary practice for students who routinely engage in a more vigorous Yoga routine or other athletic workout.