Experience the connection of breath and movement with options for every level of practice from gentle/restorative to active vinyasa flow yoga.
What is Yoga?
Yoga is a physical, mental, and energetic practice that traces its origins over thousands of years to ancient India. It’s an increasingly popular activity in the United States due to its combination of embodied movement, breath connection and mindfulness. The multidimensional benefits of yoga and its accessibility to all fitness levels make it an ideal practice for just about anybody. A regular yoga practice, as evidenced in medical research, can: increase your flexibility, muscle strength and tone, energy and vitality, support your health, reduce stress, alleviate pain and so much more. Scroll down to find the perfect class for you, wherever you are on your journey to health.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
(literally translated from Sanskrit as 'connection') includes poses that flow seamlessly and rhythmically, delivering a strengthening, whole-body practice with deep release. Classes are labeled to help you select the perfect class for you. Level One vinyasa classes are perfect for beginners or those returning to the mat after a time away. Level Two and All Levels vinyasa classes are intermediate; options are offered to increase or decrease the challenge to suit your practice. Level Three vinyasa classes are active flows with options for increasing the challenge of your practice. If a yoga class is listed as ‘hot,’ the classroom is kept at approximately 80-90 degrees to allow your muscles to relax and open as well as to allow for greater detoxification. Experience the connection of breath, movement and meditation with Vinyasa Flow yoga. Poses flow seamlessly and rhythmically, delivering a strengthening, whole-body practice with deep release. Our alignment-focused approach ensures a safe but enlivening adventure for everyone. *Please note: All private appointments must be booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A representative will get back to you quickly to book your appointment.
Reiki & Restore Yoga
Rejuvenate your whole self as you alleviate stress, anxiety and depression with Reiki and Restorative Yoga. Participants are supported by blankets, pillows and bolsters in relaxing poses. Your Reiki practitioner instructor will guide you into deep states of meditation while offering the gentle healing energy of Reiki through light physical contact. All levels are encouraged and welcomed to attend.
Sink into a nourishing, nurturing practice Relax and Restore Yoga. You will be supported by blankets, pillows and bolsters in relaxing poses as your instructor guides you into deep states of meditation. Relax and Restore Yoga is a wonderful way to incorporate Self Care into your routine. In Reiki and Restore Yoga, your Reiki practitioner instructor will also offer the gentle healing energy of Reiki through light physical contact. All levels are encouraged and welcomed to attend.
Yin yoga is a passive style of practice that targets the connective tissues such as the tendons, ligaments, bones and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of yoga practice (that targets the muscles of the body). We will learn to be still in a pose and stay for a while to create space in the body. These long gentle stretches promote better circulation as well as flexibility in otherwise inflexible areas of the body.
Designed to both nurture and challenge your body, Ananda Shala’s Prenatal Yoga can help to soothe your aches and pains, help to reduce stress, teach you to relax and help prepare you for childbirth and motherhood. You'll benefit from much-needed relaxation, while strengthening and lengthening the muscles that support you and your baby during pregnancy and labor. Focusing on breath awareness, meditation and movement, Prenatal yoga gives women the opportunity to deepen their connection with their bodies, babies and other pregnant women in the community. Prenatal yoga is for women of all fitness levels; however, we would like all mama’s-to-be to speak with their doctors before beginning their yoga practice.