Class Descriptions

Align & Refine Yoga

A concise alignment and philosophy-based approach to yoga.

Align & Refine offers varied perspectives of precision and alignment aimed at developing strength and flexibility of body, mind, and spirit. Students can expect both anatomical detail and thematic offerings which may be carried into intentional living off the mat. Interaction and personalization is encouraged throughout class, providing a highly supportive environment for refining your relationship to your body and habits. This class is suitable for students with consistent yoga practice. 1 hour 30 minutes.

 

Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga

Dissolve obstacles that are are blocking you from experiencing the full flow of of your practice!

Core Strength Vinyasa YogaTM is a creative style of Hatha Yoga which blends the principles of Hatha Yoga and a set of physical and energetic alignment principles. Developed by Sadie Nardini, this method is a totally new idea of the practice, one that will cause more weight loss, toning & true core strength.

Get more benefit in less time by drawing inward to seek, and find, your inner strength! Break the habit of moving only from the outer body and loading layers of tension onto yourself. You will discover how to use your Deep Core Lines along the skeleton to make all of your poses more possible as you keep your body healthy for years of yoga to come. 1 hour 30 minutes.

 

Dharma Yoga

This is the beginning level of the Dharma Yoga series.

Students will practice DY Surya Namaskar Vinyasa and be introduced to DY Shiva Namaskar Vinyasa Level I to warm up the body, bring flexibility to all muscles and joints, and wake up the nervous system. A gentle yet powerful series of balancing, stretching, back bending, twisting and mild inverted postures will follow. This practice ends with Deep Relaxation, breathing exercises, and concentration/meditation to remove impurities and bring a sense of well-being to the body and radiant peace to the mind. 1 hour.

 

Flow Basics & Beyond

Refine your alignment and go with the flow.

Increase your understanding of a variety of basic yoga postures in a slow and steady vinyasa (flow) style class. This creatively sequenced class moves at a pace fast enough to flow with the breath yet slow enough to find the subtleties of each pose. Specifically crafted to build confidence for those coming out of a beginner series and also to encourage more alignment awareness for seasoned yogis, this class will meet you where you are and take you beyond where you thought you could go. 1 hour.

 

Gentle Yoga

Easy does it.

Proper alignment and breathing will be emphasized as you move through basic poses and yogic stretches in this gentle practice. You may recognize some of the elements of a restorative class at the beginning and end of this class.  If you simply prefer a relaxed pace or are new to yoga, you’ll want to give this class a try. 1 hour 30 minutes.

 

The Glowing Belly : Prenatal Yoga

During pregnancy, yoga is an excellent tool to calm the mind and allow us to enjoy the journey towards motherhood. 1 hour.

We can quiet the fears of the future and learn to be more in touch with our bodies and babies. Women who practice yoga tend to be more aware of the difference between discomfort and pain, allowing them to cope more easily with common pregnancy complaints.

Practicing prenatal yoga is an opportunity to take the time our bodies and our minds need to be nurtured during pregnancy. When we are relaxed, calm, strong, and centered (the fruits of a mindful yoga practice) it empowers us to handle pregnancy and motherhood with more grace and confidence. Soothing the body and calming the mind has a direct effect on our growing babies, as well, considering we share everything with our babies! Prenatal yoga helps counter the effects of the stress hormone cortisol by releasing hormones associated with relaxation and joy. 1 hour.

 

Hot Power Yoga

The practice that can tone your body, sharpen your mind and therapeutically align your structural system.

Based on the Ashtanga Vinyasa system of Hatha yoga, developed by K. Pattabhi Jois (one of the originators of modern yoga), this is the calorie burning, body sculpting, kick you asana yoga workout! Building on a foundation of serious core strength, breath control and the meditative flow of Vinyasa, this awe inspiring practice will purify your body and mind while sweating away pounds and systemic toxic build up.

Come and learn the method of practice that made the world aware that yoga can be a serious workout. 1 hour 30 minutes.

 

Karma Yoga

The Glowing Body’s commitment to intentional action and to making yoga accessible to anyone.

Class begins with an intention for practice that explores a yoga-as-lifestyle theme (i.e. balance, self-care, courage). After seated time for focus on the breath, students move through a series of dynamic movements and sun salutations to warm the body. Alignment principles are presented through simpler poses as students are led toward a challenge pose (modifications are offered so the pose is accessible to all) resulting in an artfully sequenced class. Due to appropriate cool-down poses and a guided savasana (rest) students leave feeling balanced and rejuvenated. This alignment-based vinyasa class is appropriate for all levels. Donation based. 1 hour 30 minutes.

 

Meditative Yoga

A flow of meditation, asana, pranayama, and music to help facilitate healing.

The inspiration for the flow is drawn from various practices including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Forrest Yoga, yin yoga, chi gong, and Alexander Technique.  One may also experience the sounds of the violin or viola in this class.  It is available to practitioners of all levels and is designed to encourage the return to wholeness. 1 hour.

 

Mindful Hatha Yoga

A beginner-friendly yoga class that focuses on relaxation, stretching, and alignment.

The goal is to allow you to fully experience each pose in such a way that you consciously relax where you should relax, and be strong where you should be strong. Come learn to let go of the tensions you don’t need. Build your body awareness. Clear your mind. Find your calm center. Carry these lessons with you into your day to day life. 1 hour 30 minutes.

 

On the Go Classes

Get fit, get grounded, and get on with it.

A balanced yet vigorous practice designed for those days when you are on the go offered mid-day at 12:10pm & early evening at 5:15pm. See our schedule for who teaches these classes. 50 minutes (12:10pm) or 1 hour (5:15pm).

 

Open Sit: Silent Meditation Practice

Grow the glow in a community dedicated to meditation.

All levels and styles are welcome in this open meditation time. The class is guided to help you gain the skills to meditate on your own. Class will be structured into two 20 minute meditation blocks separated by a ten minute break. During the break, participants are encouraged to share reflections, insights, and comments. 50 minutes.

 

Qigong

Build energy and increase vitality.

Qigong gets you more in tune with your mind/body. Qigong (often spelled chi kung) translates to “internal energy exercise.”

Class begins with various flowing sequences, T’ai Chi, and other qigong forms to relax and open up the muscles, tendons, and joints preparing the body to handle greater qi flow. Class progresses to more held postures or still forms. Finally, using gentle stretching and a bit more qigong flow, the increased qi is released and distributed throughout the body.

Qigong is a subtle practice. Increased sensitivity will develop with time and regular practice. This powerful yet gentle class is appropriate for all levels. 1 hour 15 minutes.

 

Restorative Yoga

Surrender into the softer side of yoga.

Designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind, this class uses props to fully support the body in all poses. Poses are held for 5-15 minutes using no muscular effort. A meditative focus is offered to relax the mind. 1 hour.

 

Ropes Wall Yoga

The best yoga tool EVER!

The yoga ropes wall is beneficial for both beginner students as well as for advanced students. Students will explore the potential for increased movement and realize muscular imbalances as the leverage of the ropes encourage you to maintain proper form — even difficult asanas can be done easily and safely. The class warms up with a progressive series of Core Salutations. Creative rope work is interspersed to deepen the benefits of poses.

With assistance of the ropes you can:

  • Stretch and strengthen most of your muscles.
  • Tone your abdominal muscles and organs.
  • Create spinal traction.
  • Stretch your shoulder and chest muscles.
  • Deepen forward Bends and backbends.
  • Safely Invert.

Students should have a regular practice, Level 1 or above. No absolute beginners please. 1 hour 30 minutes.

 

Stress Less Yoga

A beginner-friendly yoga class that will help you de-stress.

Each class will allow the student to connect with their inner strength as the body and mind begin to wake up and allow release of built-up tension and stress. Poses will focus on meeting your body where it is through alignment and personalized modifications. The class will begin with seated centering, move through dynamic poses and close with yin or restorative poses before resting. 1 hour.
 

Vigorous Vinyasa

Flow with mindfulness and intent.

Experience synchronizing your breath with body movement as you flow through a challenging sequence of postures including intermediate backbends and inversions. Expect lots of instruction and valuable alignment cues. 1 hour 30 minutes.
 

Yin Yoga

The practice of the Yin Yoga technique can help increase flexibility and overall body awareness.

Yin Yoga targets the deep, dense, rarely touched connective tissues- the tendons, ligaments and cartilage. The areas of the body generally targeted are between the navel and knees; the lower body. Yin postures are done primarily on the floor and held with little to no muscular effort for 2 to 5 minutes each. Connective tissues require long-holds and reasonable amounts of traction to be stimulated properly. The essence of Yin is yielding- learning how to not struggle and how to allow things to unfold naturally.

Since Yin Yoga postures gently stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissues that form our joints, it is the perfect compliment to Yang activity (vigourous yoga, running, weight training, etc.). You may enhance your yang practice dramatically with this technique. Active people probably need Yin Yoga more than anyone else! This may prove to be one of the your best yoga experiences yet as you develop new levels of awareness in each posture and alignment corrections. 1 hour 30 minutes.

Two of Jennifer Beyt Coffin’s Yin classes are available online at yogavibes.com

Opposites Attract and Spinal Stimulation.

 

Yinyasa

The fusion of Yin yoga and Vinyasa Flow creates an integrated, balanced practice.

In the first part of this class, we will focus on the yin yoga style to find release in our connective tissues and create space and integrity in both our joints and our minds while removing deep blockages to internal energy flows. The yin postures focus on the hips, pelvis, lower back, and knees, helping the body to remain supple at its core.

The yin portion of the class transitions into a more active yang portion. Yang yoga is the rhythmic, flowing repetition of movements that require strength and balance. A Yang practice emphasizes breath work and bandhas (internal locks) to facilitate heat generation and deep internal awareness thereby building on the release cultivated in the yin portion of the class.

Practicing in this way does amazing things for your back! Each class will consist of about 30 minutes of Yin Yoga and 1 hour Yang Yoga with Savasana (relaxation) at the end of class. 1 hour 30 minutes.

Video of Jennifer Beyt Coffin’s Yinyasa class is available here online at yogavibes.com.

 

Yoga Basics

Get back to basics.

For the beginner who wants to build a strong foundation of basic yoga postures and breathing techniques, as well as the seasoned practitioner who wants to refine and master the fundamentals. Emphasis will be placed on aligning the body to help open places that feel tight as well as breathing practices to increase energy and stamina. Questions are always welcome in this slower paced class. Special attention will be given to use of props and modifying poses for all body types. Yoga basics is an invitation to stretch, relax, unwind, and de-stress. 1 hour.

 

Yoga for Everybody

Making all the physical and mental benefits of yoga available to everyone.

A down-to-earth yoga class that helps you find and strengthen the many layers of the core and realize your flexibility. Highly instructive and steadily paced, options will be offered for different levels so that everyone is practicing in their own best way. Flourish in your own experience as you reach for new goals! Donation based. 1 hour 15 minutes.

 

Yoga Lift

This practice is cutting-edge, and the next step in the evolution of alternative fitness!

Developed by long-time yoga instructor, massage therapist, and fitness enthusiast Philip Clift, this dynamic new concept in yoga practice is designed for people with an athletic background/strong fitness mindset, that want to turn up the intensity of a traditional yoga practice. It begins with a “station practice”–incorporating kettle bells, club bells, and hard-core body weight exercises, and then transitions into a powerful strength workout – using kettle bells, club bells, resistance bands, a tricep dip bar, a chin up bar and even a giant chain – that will leave you dripping in sweat! Next, you’ll move into a sequence of dynamic-tension standing postures to stretch and tone your entire body. You’ll finish will a cool down of Yin and deep relaxation poses to soothe your mind, and leave you in a state of yoga bliss.

1 hour 15 minutes.

 

Zen Yoga

Alignment-based flow and Zen meditation.
Class begins slowly with Zen meditation, dynamic movements, and gentle stretches then progresses to traditional sun salutations to warm the body from the inside out. Expect clear and concise alignment instruction and wise sequencing. Class ends with guided savasana (relaxation). Appropriate for all levels. 1 hour 15 minutes.


PRIVATE LESSONS

Privates may be scheduled by contacting the studio or by contacting the instructor directly as listed below. Privates do not have to be ongoing – schedule a session to address an injury, a goal, or to gain insight on ways to improve your practice at home or in group classes. Once you experience a one-on-one session, you will understand why this is the original and classical manner in which yoga is taught.

Privates with Philip Clift

Contact Philip at 865.406.7901 to schedule.

Privates with Jennifer Beyt Coffin

Jennifer’s website for more information.

Privates with Kim Lomonaco

Contact Kim via email or call 865.465.YOGA to schedule.

Privates with Sarah Crook

Contact Sarah via email or call 865.896.YOGA to schedule.

Privates with Jen Schappel

Jen’s website for more information.