Classes

Most classes at Yoga Method are taught in the Vinyasa yoga style with influence from other schools including Baptiste, Yin, Ashtanga, and Iyengar (among others). The word “vinyasa” can be translated as “arranging something in a special way.” Vinyasa yoga is one of the most popularly practiced styles as it is not limited to one set sequence or class structure. It encompasses a wide range of possibilities and leaves teachers with lots of room for creativity.

No one Vinyasa class is exactly alike, which means they can vary from fast to slow and shift from alignment-based to non-alignment based. What all Vinyasa classes do have in common is that movements are linked with the breath. In Vinyasa yoga classes, students coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next.

The Vinyasa yoga taught at Yoga Method involves thoughtfully sequenced classes that gradually progress students in a stepwise approach that systematically and appropriately takes them from pose to the next through the union of breath and movement.

 SOUL FLOW
fdSoul Flow is deisgned to heal mind, body and spirit by rebalancing the chakra system.  Chakras are energy centers withing our bodies where our life force flows. When they become blocked we can eperience emotional and physical ailments. This class focuses on ehaling by balancing these enery centers. A moderate flow style infused with sound healing, aromatherpay, adjustment, mantras, udras and more to help us connect deeper within. Each week we will explore different charas learning how poses and breathing techniques work to create balance. Students will be given a clear understanding of how this balance directly relates to our ental and physical wellbeing.  

 FLOW
Vinyasa is a dynamic style of Hatha yoga which joins physical postures (or asanas) with the breath, creating a steady internal rhythm for the practice. Our Flow classes are designed to cultivate heat in the body with creative sequences involving sun salutations, standing and balancing postures, gentle back bending and twists and a strong focus on the power of breath awareness. Flow yoga classes tend to be more vigorous and aerobic, and classes can have a variety of music and themes. Beginners to advanced practitioners are welcome, although we do recommend that beginners attend 2-3 Slow Flow classes before participating in a Flow class.
 SLOW FLOW
This class will flow slowly and mindfully through sun salutations and postures designed to gently build internal heat. Slow Flow classes are similar in sequencing to our Flow classes, but because the pace is slower it allows for more cueing for proper alignment in the asanas. Beginners to advanced practitioners are welcome, and advanced practitioners will have the opportunity to challenge themselves as appropriate.
 MORNING FLOW
The morning edition of our flow classes are designed to wake up your mind and muscles and prepare you for a fantastic start to your day. Class is condensed into one hour to fit into your busy schedule, giving you time to get home, shower and get to work while feeling calm, strong and accomplished.
 NOON POWER HOUR
Noon Power Hour is our flow class focused on building strength, practicing alignment and stretching. In this class we will explore the potential to transform to a more playful, healing and strengthening practice. The instructor will offer you a variety of modifications to each posture. Although this class is condensed into an hour you will emerge relaxed and re-energized for the rest of your day!
 KIDS YOGA
Our Kids Yoga class teaches children the practice of yoga, breathing, and mindfulness in a playful manner. They will develop body awareness and be guided to use their bodies in a healthy manner. Children will also learn to manage stress through breathing, self awareness, meditation and healthy movement. Through self regulation and stress reduction techniques they will build concentration and focus. Kids will find an increase in self confidence and a positive self image. Our classes are taught in a fun, non competitive environment.
RESTORATIVE YOGA BY CANDLELIGHT
Wind down your day by candlelight! This well-rounded evening class begins with some flowing poses and ends with some yin or restorative poses, soothing postures held for longer periods of time, and finally an extended final relaxation, leaving you balanced and relaxed. Perfect to ease away the day and prepare you for a restful night’s sleep.
GENTLE/BEGINNER HATHA
If you are new to yoga or are looking for a safe, relaxing class to practice basic poses, breathing and relaxation techniques, this is the perfect class for you. This class is excellent for those who are looking to increase flexibility or are looking to explore the mind, body, spirit connection through yoga.
HATHA
In this class, we begin with pranayama (breathwork) to help slow down the mind and create a sense of relaxation. Throughout class there will be a variety of postures, with cues for better alignment to help bring strength and flexibility to the entire body. Beginner level to the advanced are welcome to take this journey to create balance between the body, mind, and spirit. This class is an excellent adjunct to other fitness programs such as CrossFit, running, or cycling.
GENTLE FLOW

This gentle flow class synchronizes breath with movement in the Vinyasa style, incorporating asana (postures), pranayama (breathing), and relaxation techniques.  This class is great for those looking for a more gentle experience, those new to yoga or those who like the Vinyasa flow style of yoga but need a change of pace.

YIN YOGA
Yin Yoga is a complementary practice to the more physically challenging and invigorating “Yang” yoga styles that are popular today, such as Vinyasa Flow. In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held passively for 2-4 minutes in order to access the deep layers of connective tissue. Holding poses that gently lengthen the muscles and fascia can help break up adhesions, and applying mild stress to joints and connective tissues can increase their range of motion. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body’s meridian system, which enhances the body’s energetic flow. Yin can be practiced after a more vigorous yoga practice or another workout, such as running or cycling. It is a wonderful complement to any athlete’s training program in order to support healthy joints.
BEGINNER FLOW

This class will flow slowly and mindfully through the structure of a typical Vinyasa flow class. We will move through Sun Salutations, twists, standing balance, gentle backbends, hip opening poses and forward folds while linking breath to movement for an invigorating full-body workout. This class includes more verbal cueing and precise instruction as well as demonstration to ensure proper alignment in the asanas. Although this class was developed for beginners looking to start a flow practice, it is appropriate for intermediate practitioners looking to revisit proper alignment.