To help you more easily determine the classes best suited for you, we have broken them down into different levels. The levels are more of a suggestion and a guide, so don't let them discourage you from attending a certain class. Our instructors try their best to modify for all fitness levels; however, some classes are more open to modifications than others (i.e., Power Vinyasa Yoga is definitely not a beginner's class). Feel free to contact us if you have further questions about which class to attend. Best sequence of classes for beginners is explained here.
NOTE: Every Monday evening we offer one rotating class/instructor which we refer to as "Manic Monday". The class is different every Monday, spanning from HIIT Yoga to Zumba to Total Body Conditioning and more. The start time is either 6pm, 6:15pm or 6:30pm, depending upon class and instructor. Refer to calendar for the weekly "Manic Monday" class.
Also, some classes alternate weekly (i.e., Sundays at 4:30pm is Hatha Yoga, alternating weekly with Yin Yoga.) Again, check weekly calendar for most up-to-date schedule.
Ashtanga Yoga - Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Ashtanga is a style of vinyasa yoga in which movement is meditation. There is an emphasis on pairing movements with breath, with specific focal points for your gaze to deepen your concentration. It's an active, athletic practice. Be prepared to sweat!
Basic Yoga - Level: All Levels
In order to “know” yoga and really feel its work, one needs to learn how to sit, stand and breathe with awareness and intention. In this Basic Yoga class you will learn about the origins, philosophy, and progression of a yoga practice (via discussion and practice). You will learn and experience the physical fundamentals, breathing techniques and alignment principles of some of the more common poses in order to achieve confidence and benefits to help you grow your practice. Members who have attended this class, even those with broader experience, have found Basic Yoga very valuable and relevant to their own continuing practice.
Core Explore Yoga - Level: All Levels
In this new and yoga-familiar, Pilates-friendly, classic strength-inspired class, you will explore the many ways to strengthen your core and use it with intention to help you further your health goals. We will, of course, include our love affair with the amazing plank, bicycle crunches, Russian twists, bird-dogs and more. These moves, at varying paces, intensities and combos, will keep your muscles guessing and bring you greater confidence to lift and lower a bag of groceries, as well as your body, or whatever life happens to throw your way. All that’s required is your enthusiasm and curiosity. ALL LEVELS - 60 minutes, including a stretch and savasana at the end.
Core Barre - Level: All Levels
Core Barre incorporates ballet-inspired strength exercises, designed to sculpt and strengthen core and stabilizer muscles (those muscles that tend to shrink from too much sitting and not enough moving). We use small, tight movements to protect the joints, working out in various ballet positions, as well as incorporating traditional fitness positions (squats, lunges, planks etc). We incorporate light dumbbells, balls, gliders and resistance bands sculpting arms, abs, legs, glutes - your whole body. Modifications are offered for each exercise.
Class structure can include an aerobic style warm up, then upper body exercises, followed by barre work, then core work on the mat. Yoga stretches are done in between exercises and at the end of class.
You will feel stronger and leaner after these fun classes! No tutu required...
All levels with modifications provided
Gentle Yoga - Level: Beginner/All Levels
This is a gentle and fluid yoga class which incorporates gentle movement and stretching. While this class is appropriate for beginners, continued attendance will increase your familiarity and confidence with the various pose names and their positions. This class is suitable for beginners with little to no yoga experience, as modifications are always offered. The most experienced yoga practitioner will also find this class of great value.
Hatha Yoga - Level: Beginner/All levels
Hatha Yoga uses postures (asanas) and stretches in combination with the breath to develop flexibility and relaxation. All of the many styles of Hatha Yoga encourage proper alignment of the body and bring balance, strength and calmness to the practitioner.
Power Vinyasa Yoga - Level: Intermediate to Advanced
This fast-paced flowing class will work your shoulders, glutes, ankles, wrists and everything in between. Conscious deep and cleansing breaths coupled with lunge flows and core twist pulses will ensure your body warms up as you experience your heart rate reach the 130s in this 60-minute routine. Don't worry, there's always a savasana at the end.
Restorative Yoga - Level: All levels
After centering and pranayama, this Restorative Yoga (RY) practice will focus on quiet and meditative poses which are supported or reclined for up to seven minutes each. RY is simplistic: it revolves around up to 12 different poses. You will rest on bolsters, folded blankets or cushions. The focus of this practice is to go inward, meditatively; to release and let go; to stretch and support joints, muscles and connective tissue in passive and lasting ways, differently from traditional, motion-based yoga; and to learn relaxing breathing techniques. Don't be surprised if you fall asleep! ALL LEVELS - If you have a bolster of your own, please bring it with you! Otherwise, we do have some available at the studio for your use.
Slow Flow Vinyasa - Level: All levels
"Vinyasa" means "divine placement" or "to place in a special way" so in this Slow Flow class, movements into and between poses are much more deliberate and coupled with slower and deeper breaths. While this class is appropriate for students familiar with yoga (but new to "vinyasa"), be prepared for a challenge because momentum is not going to get you in and out of the poses. The intention is for you to feel connected to the mat as though you're moving "on the moon": slowly, with the breath and with mindful precision for proper and safe alignment. Your continued attendance will increase your familiarity and confidence with the various pose names and their positions. Classical yoga poses are taught along with variations and a few "twists" to help the mind stay attentive and both body and mind interested.
This class is suitable for all levels, including beginners, as modifications are always offered. Without a doubt, the most experienced yoga practitioner will also find this class of great value. Savasana at the end? Always! ALL LEVELS (with modifications offered)
Vinyasa Flow - Level: Intermediate
This is a fun and engaging all-levels yoga class that teaches the fundamentals of Vinyasa Yoga including sun salutations, standing poses, balancing postures and more. Special emphasis is placed on breathing and moving in and out of poses safely. Contrary to what some believe, EVERY BODY can do yoga even if you think you're "not flexible enough," "not strong enough," "not fit enough," or " have physical limitations" that would keep you from doing yoga....Come find out how you can do yoga, no matter what your limitations. Discover just how good yoga can make you feel!
Yin Yoga - Level: All levels
This practice focuses on the breath and safely stretching the yin tissues -- the tendons, ligaments and connective tissue -- by holding poses for up to 5 minutes. It is ideal for balancing out all your more muscle-focused yang activities, and gently stimulates the flow of qi through the body. If you have a bolster, please bring it.
Yoga Stretch - Level: Beginner
Your muscles, tendons and connective tissues will all benefit from the series of stretching postures that this class provides. This class is very appropriate for clients new to fitness as well all levels of athletes who can always benefit from taking the time to really stretch. You are as young as you are flexible! You may even feel 10 years younger and 2 inches taller after class!
Barre/Pilates Combo - Level: Intermediate
A combination of Barre exercises and traditional Pilates mat exercises. You will work head to toe, sculpting and toning every muscle.
Basic Pilates - Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This class is designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body while focusing on proper form and engagement of the core muscles. This class will include Pilates fundamentals and variations of classic mat exercises. Great for beginners or anyone who is looking to sustain healthy movement.
Functional Strength/Pilates - Level: All levels
This class is all about maintaining and building your overall body strength so that activities of daily life become easier as we get older, instead of more difficult! Aspects of Pilates are woven in with basic strength-training moves. Using your own body weight and some props, you'll strengthen, stretch, tone and streamline your body while also improving core stability, posture, body alignment, balance & flexibility. This is an ALL LEVELS class.
Mixed Level Pilates - Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Pilates Mat work strengthens, stretches, tones and streamlines the body. Mat work also improves core stability, posture, body alignment, balance, and flexibility through a structured progression of mat exercises and is carefully designed so that everyone from beginners to professional athletes can find a suitable workout. This effective mind-body exercise feels great, and can help relieve back, shoulder and neck pain. Can be modified to suit all levels and props may be used for intermediate to advanced level students.
POP Pilates - Level: Intermediate to Advanced
POP Pilates is a total body, equipment-free workout that sculpts a rock solid core and a lean dancer's body like nothing else can -- all choreographed to popular music. You will love this class!
Barre Body Workout - Level: All levels
Barre Body is a ballet-inspired aerobic workout designed to help you slim, lift and sculpt your entire body. Through the use of small "pulse actions" and full-range movements using weights and traditional ballet positions, such as first, second, and fourth positions, you will develop a lean, defined, dancer-like body. This workout incorporates light dumbbells, balls, resistance bands and various ballet movements including arabesques, pliés, développés, and élevés enabling you to strengthen your whole body, while simultaneously elongating your muscles.
Class begins with abdominal work involving planks, crunches, and ballet-inspired core exercises, moves on to other upper body exercises, such as bicep curls, triceps extensions, and side lateral raises, and is followed by the first stretch. The second half of class includes leg work at the barre, which involves two to three variations (i.e. series of ballet movements involving lunges, squats and other deep knee bends) per class, followed by the second stretch. The final portion of the class involves mat and barre work for the glutes, concluding with a final deep stretch. This low-impact class is available to all fitness levels and provides an effective and enjoyable full-body workout.
Guided Meditation - Level: All levels
Join this guided meditation and experience relaxation and rejuvenation while calming your mind and bringing peace to your soul. Meditation is well known to enhance health and well-being, release stress, improve sleep, and attract happiness, love and abundance. The session will include vivid visualizations with tranquil music and nature sounds. Because this class occurs on alternating weeks, please check our Calendar.
Open Barre Workout - Level: All levels
This "Open Barre" class offers a totally unique approach to your barre workout. Fusing the best of pilates, yoga, aerobics, and elements of the strengthening exercises that dancers do, this class delivers a results-driven workout that is not only fun and dynamic, but it will sculpt your body and get you into absolutely amazing shape. Classes are designed for a wide range of fitness levels, ages, and bodies, complete with progressions so everyone from beginners to Barre enthusiasts will always feel challenged.
Strength and Sculpt - Level: Intermediate
A 45-minute class that incorporates handheld weights, resistance bands, stability balls and more to strengthen and tone your entire body, ending with a nice long stretch. This class requires workout shoes! Please bring them with you and change into them when you arrive! INTERMEDIATE
Tone/Balance/Stretch - Level: Beginner
A no-sweat, functional workout designed to wake up, tone and stretch your entire body. We'll focus on exercises to improve balance and stability, while also toning and strengthening with the use of light hand-held weights, our own body weight and sometimes resistance bands and stability balls . . . all set to music, making it an invigorating and fun way to start your day!
Total Body Conditioning - Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Total Body Conditioning is exactly what the name conveys . . . a conditioning class providing a total body workout primarily focused on strengthening the body's core, legs and upper torso. A variety of body weight exercises with the addition of a few "toys" will provide a fun and challenging workout. Can be modified for all fitness levels, but best for intermediate to more advanced levels. Some Monday Evenings - Check The Calendar