Beginners' CourseYou are welcome to drop-in to this 8-Class Course Series anytime. Designed for absolute beginners or students wanting to deepen their understanding of yoga. You will enjoy some in-depth instruction, demonstration and have the opportunity to ask specific questions. Each class covers different poses, yoga philosophy, breathing exercises, and more. We promote non-competition and non-judgement in a welcoming atmosphere. Come as you are, practice yoga to take good care of yourself!(NOTE: To register for the complete 8-Class Series for $80, click on the "WORKSHOPS" tab at the top right of the page)
Community Class - by donation
Hour of PowerA dynamic mixture of spirit and sweat! This accessible, challenging and flowing form of yoga will lead you to a state of transformation inside and out. Room is heated 88-90 degrees.A shorter version of Power Yoga Fusion, just right for an early-morning energizing way to start your day.
Mom & Baby YogaFlow from yoga for Mom to baby and both as Mom rediscovers her center and strengthens her core. Babies 3 weeks to pre-crawlers.
Power Yoga Fusion
Power Yoga increases internal body heat, which not only allows increased blood flow and oxygenation, softening of muscles and connective tissue, but also kills off harmful bacteria and creates a heightened state of awareness of the workings of your body which naturally allows your body to heal, become more vibrant and alive. Creating a healthy internal environment in your body, you will actually free up more energy with your regular practice. Focus is on the coordination of the breath with movement, connecting your body, heart, mind and spirit at their deepest levels.
Power Yoga has great benefits for athletes and is the fitness regimen used by many professional and amateur athletes, as well as actors and actresses, young and old, men and women. Power Yoga works! You'll feel stronger, more flexible and more relaxed.
No one is too old, too stiff, or too out of shape to participate. You will develop strength and flexibility in increments, and see dramatic results as you continue to practice regularly. Every body is different and every pose can be modified to suite your unique body. You simply begin where you are, and the sky is the limit. As long as you have a willing spirit, you will shine! Beginners and All Levels are welcome! Be prepared to work hard gently, take yourself lightly, and have fun!
Pranayama & Meditation
Chipp AllardChipp Allard has always been active since he was a child. From being very involved in karate at a young age, to track and field in high school, and boxing in his early adulthood. Until 2001 when Chipp herniated a disc in his lower back that brought his life to a standstill. After three years of living in chronic pain, doctors, and almost committing to surgery, in 2004 he found Pilates. After six months of dedicated Pilates practice, Chipp's sciatic pain decreased, and he increased his range of movement, and started living pain-free. So inspired he started teaching Pilates in 2007, and was certified with Balanced Body University in 2008. In that same year Chipp discovered Yoga for the first time. After his first Power Yoga class Chipp knew he wanted to take another. The physical benifits he received from his practice include healthy happy feet, freedom in his lower back, and a happy, honest smile. Mentally and emotionally the blocks came crashing down, opening up his heart on the mat and in his life. In the winter of 2009 Chipp took a intensive Yoga Adjusting & Assisting course with Melissa Newman. His enthusiasm went through the roof, and he knew he wanted to share his love of Power Yoga with everyone. In August of 2009 Chipp completed Level 1 Teacher Training with Baron Baptiste, and is still in ongoing training with him. With a solid Pilates background Chipp leads each class with a strong, encouraging voice. Working on alignment with verbal cues and hands-on assists to build a sound base to work from. Chipp will take you towards your growing edge time and time again, helping you realize your own strength both physically, and mentally. Chipp is proud to be a teacher and a student of both Pilates, and Power Yoga.
Irena's classes offer dynamic, always-changing sequences that create a fun environment that challenges students as well as bring them deeper into their bodies and out of chitta vrtti, the monkey mind.
Michal RetterMichal was first introduced to Yoga as a young child, going to classes with her ima (mother) in South Africa were she was raised.She felt a very strong spiritual connection to Yoga that guided her journey in life and naturally led her to the path of teaching.Michal has a passion for creating a non competitive and open space for self-discovery, self-love and acceptance of our multi faceted nature – mind, body and soul.She helps you notice the shifts in energy levels and inner insights that frequently arise from the practice. Patience, serenity and mindfulness are the fruit of this labor. Michal is certified by YogaFit Teacher Trainings Worldwide and draws on 12 years experience in Yoga and a background in energy healing, relaxation techniques and body psychotherapy.Rather than adhering to one specific style of Yoga, sessions include combinations of Chakra Yoga and meditation, Babaji Kriya Hatha Yoga andKundalini Yoga following Ravi Singh’s methodology, Yin Yoga (based on the works of Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers), Viniyoga (based on the work of Gary Kraftsow), Active flow and traditional Hatha Yoga. Michal is also registered with Yoga Alliance and the International Yoga Association.All classes address the mind as well as the body – realizing how the body responds directly to all ideas and thoughts entertained by the mind. The body formulates itself from mind projection. This is perhaps the core principle of the Body-Mind connection that is always integrated into the Yoga practice. Many people consider Michal an inspiration and even a blessing in their lives. She has helped people improve the state of their health and well being. Emphasis is placed on addressing each person’s needs whether they are physical, emotional, mental or spiritual.
Trina has years of experience in teaching gentle flow, pranayama, hatha and vinyasa yoga as well as prenatal. Her classes offer a safe, nurturing and uplifting environment dedicated to helping each student find personal success in their yoga practice.
Her classes are informative, challenging yet nourishing, explorative and fun. She encourages her students to listen to the subtle messages of the energetic body while playfully riding their physical edge. Gentri is a dedicated student of the spiritual path and believes that asana practice is just one of the many ways to navigate and enrich our minds and hearts. She is also a gifted singer/songwriter and includes her music as a part of every class.