Ayurveda Yoga Therapy Studio
What makes our studio unique is that we honor the seasonal rhythms, the energies based on the time of day, and each person’s unique body type. Ayurveda and Yoga are Sister Sciences both rooted in the Vedic traditions of India. Yoga is the Asana (postures), and Ayurveda teaches us to live in rhythm with nature. In the West, we have lost site of the marriage between these two sister sciences.
There are certain yoga practices that are ideal in the morning and others in the evening. Ayurveda recognizes that even in yoga what can be nourishing to one person can be harmful to another – our bodies are not the same. By incorporating Ayurveda into our yoga practice, we gain an understanding of our unique nature so our practice is relevant to who we are, our energetic needs, and our particular condition at the time of practice.
In addition, our studio is intimate and small. We are at full capacity with roughly 12 students. Our teachers are able to help people modify and customize their postures to protect and keep the body in proper alignment. We insist on small classes where students can go deep into their practice. If you are interested in a class, register ASAP because space is limited.
In the fall and winter, we will work on Vata Balancing postures where the class is more slow paced with a practice that brings focus to the mind, cultivates inner heat within the body, stabilizes, strengthens and increases flexibility in the muscles. These classes are designed for deep nourishment through the breath. Designed for all levels.
In the summer, our Pitta balancing class focuses on a passive, cooling practice that aims to nurture, increase flexibility and find ease through the breath. Designed for all levels.
In the Spring, our Kapha balancing classes are fast paced and dynamic to stimulate and promote an alert mind, and to cultivate heat through movement and breath. Designed for all levels.
Our regular Vinyasa Classes are grounding for all body types where we work with creating natural internal heat and energy. They are a blend of Vinyasa and Restorative. These classes are perfect to balance out any imbalances within the body. Designed for all levels.
Morning vs. Evening Classes
We honor the Ayurvedic clock and the Vata, Pitta and Kapha times of day. Our morning classes are more vigorous to wake up the body and classes after 6:30 are meant to be restorative to prepare the body for sleep.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga: This class is accessible for all levels at consciously affordable rates. In this class, you’ll be guided through postures in a Vinyasa style (regulated breath to asana/posture), beginning with the basic poses, but allowing for more challenging poses based on your level. Props are encouraged to allow the body to fully achieve each pose comfortably. This is a great class for students looking for a gentle experience, and those who are new to yoga or those who need a change of pace. It’s the perfect class for students with injuries or limitations as well.
Yoga Core Power: This 60 minute class is more vigorous and will focus on the core while flowing with the breath. This is a great class for students looking for a more athletic practice, to burn calories, and build strength all while cultivating body awareness and maintaining integrity in each pose. In this class, you’ll push past physical boundaries with an open mind and a beating heart. You will flow through a demanding yoga sequence and build heat from within – converting stress into sweat! Great for Kapha Body-Types.
Beginners Yoga: Level 1 Beginners Vinyasa! We love working with beginners! This yoga class is for those newer to yoga or those wanting a basic slower flow. This 60 minute class is an introduction to the postures. This class focuses on safe alignment. Come with an open mind and know that you are in a supportive environment. You don’t need to be able to touch your toes, you just have to be willing to try!
Community Restorative Yin Yoga: Yang is more external, dynamic, warming and upward movements. While yin is more internal, passive, cooling and downward. We will drop into Yin Postures to renew and restore our bodies at the end of the day. You will leave the class feeling de-stressed, energetic and renewed. This is a slower-paced style of yoga that focuses on the deeper connective tissues by holding a number of poses for twp minutes or longer. Yin yoga also has a smaller number of poses when compared to “Yang” style of class. Yin brings our feminine energy into balance with our masculine(Yang), as we connect with our breathing and clear things that no longer serve us. Come slow down, relax, and connect with yourself on a deeper level.
Saturday Slow Flow: We created a “slow flow” class so that our students learn to move with intention. Whether you are a new student or have been practicing for a while, there may be a tendency to move in it and out of Vinyasa postures too quickly, which can create a sloppy form and lead to injury. Slow Flow allows you to drop into a synchronized dance, giving you time to breath, stretch and adjust your body in each posture. Slow flow brings the element of time into space. The practitioner has time to evaluate how a pose should be modified, and also time to mentally engage with the body. Slow flow bridges the mind body connection – it creates a reflective practice and a time to go inward and build strength.