Mind Body Yoga (new class fall 2018)
The framework of this class is a deliberately-paced vinyasa flow, emphasizing the development of body intuition. We will be encouraging you to listen to your body’s signals and use modifications that serve you and where you currently are in your yoga practice. The class will focus on alignment, anatomy, breathing, meditation and other techniques to enhance the body-mind connection both on the mat and beyond. This class is open to beginners and experienced yoga practitioners alike.
Yin yoga is a more passive practice with variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes, accessing deeper layers of fascia. Yin is an especially complimentary practice for athletes or anyone who regularly has a strong Vinyasa, Ashtanga, or Power Yoga practice. Yin yoga is a perfect compliment to a busy life because it invites you to slow down. No matter your yoga practice, it’s all about coming back to your center.
Warm Vinyasa Flow
Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement,” and results in smoothly flowing movements which are almost dance-like, providing some of the benefits of a cardio workout.
In this Vinyasa class, you will be led into a series of poses through the power of inhaling and exhaling. There will be some holds in standing postures, with continued emphasis on alignment and breath. Room temperature is about 82 degrees. Quiet your mind and release deep-seated tension in your body through this unique, guided meditation.
Alignment based Vinyasa Flow
Vinyasa Flow classes are a practice of linking movement with the breath, thereby providing some of the benefits of a cardio workout. This particular class will take time for more detailed instruction on proper alignment in the postures. Expect to be challenged as poses are held and the smaller muscle groups of your body are strengthened, while the larger muscles are lengthened.
Core Strengthening Vinyasa Flow
A vinyasa flow class links movement of the body with the breath, thereby producing some of the benefits of a cardio workout. In this core strengthening practice, we focus on firing up your core center without the usual crunches or sit-ups. Expect to practice hard with toning mat work and arm balances that will make you sweat and leave you refreshed, empowered and invigorated!
Some prior yoga experience is recommended before participating in this class.
Slow Flow Vinyasa
Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement,” and this particular practice will slowly and consciously guide you into a series of poses through the power of inhaling and exhaling.
This class is beginner friendly and will gently take you in and out of the postures.
Get Up & Flow
The best way for the yogis of Ocala to start their day: yoga! This is an hour long vinyasa flow class designed to wake up the body and leave you feeling calm yet invigorated!
Hatha Yoga/Amrit Style
Hatha yoga – a set of basic yoga posture designed to align the body and open up channels, especially the spine. Amrit style consists of postures broken down into two halves: the first half is the willful action of the pose, and the second half is about surrendering into the energy released during that posture. This class will have a calming impact while deepening your level of flexibility and strength.
New to yoga or ready for a refresher? This is the class for you! Fundamental postures, breathwork and relaxation techniques are explored with more detailed instruction.
This class is ideal for beginners, Seniors and those looking for a more gentle practice.
Yoga Nidra is an easy, guided meditation that is done lying down comfortably. It is extremely relaxing and healing, relieving stress while rejuvenating and resetting the body and mind.
Yoga Nidra has been scientifically proven to relieve stress and it’s related conditions including insomnia, anxiety, depression, PTSD, fatigue, chronic pain, PMS and high blood pressure. It is also very helpful in overcoming bad habits or releasing old patterns, which makes this an ideal practice for those in recovery.
Yoga Nidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. It is one of the deepest of all meditations, leading awareness through many levels of mental process to a state of supreme stillness and calm.
This class is open to all, with a suggested donation of $15 and free to all those who cannot afford to pay.
Restorative yoga/Yoga Nidra
Restorative yoga seeks to release deeply held physical and emotional tensions in the body through the use of props and longer holds, opening the body in a more passive way. This form of yoga is ideal preparation for the sleep-based meditation of Yoga Nidra.
Yoga Nidra is an easy, guided meditation that is done laying down comfortably. It is extremely relaxing and healing, and scientifically proven to relieve stress while rejuvenating and resetting the body and mind.
Yoga Nidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. It is one of the deepest of all meditations, leading awareness through many levels of mental process to a state of supreme stillness.
Music & Movement Meditation
Chakra journey, energy expression and guided yoga nidra. Journey through the chakras with this unique movement and meditation event. Consciously clear blockages in the body and leave refreshed and invigorated!
Yoga Therapy is designed to create the optimal environment in which the intelligence of the body is free to heal the body/mind complex. It is designed to not only treat physical symptoms, but is aimed at addressing the invisible mental and emotional stress that contribute to them. We will use supported yoga poses with energetic techniques to release trapped physical, mental and emotional tensions, conflicts and disease.