Yoga Classes Offered

Yoga in Sanskrit (an ancient language associated with India) to “yoke”, “union” or “discipline”. Yoga encompasses the broad range of physical, mental, and spiritual disciplines which also originated in ancient India. The goal of yogis thousands of years ago was to discover their “true” nature, to accept and embrace circumstance and to do so without expectation or attachment to results. Though time has passed and yoga has “evolved” in the Western world into a more “physical” practice – yogis today realize many of these same essential benefits.  One can take away from Yoga the benefits from what they chose; it can be physical, mental , spiritual or all of it , depending on what level one is at that time.  Yoga can be a is a road map for living a better, happier & healthier life.

BikYasa Hot Yoga:   This energizing, powerful class is a set sequence designed for all levels, beginner through advanced.  Class flows to music though a sequence of both balancing and energizing poses in a heated practice environment.  The room is a blend of heat and humidity, to warm your muscles and allow you to work deeper and safer.   Regardless of how you arrive for class, you will leave realizing the powerful wellness benefits of yoga including a stronger, toned and more flexible body and an improved state of mind, encouraging relaxation, self-acceptance and awareness.

We understand the healing aspect of heat. “In a yoga class, you practice poses that require stretching and compression of the joints, muscles, ligaments and other supporting structures of the body. Your body naturally protects itself from physical exertion by generating heat from the inside muscles outwards. We start with the heat up front…providing that extra protection from the very first poses. Another added benefit is that your body burns fat more effectively. It’s not uncommon for our students practicing regularly to lose inches of shape in a relatively short time”.

Yin Yoga – 75 minutes:   This peaceful practice works the connective tissue which connects the bones to the muscles. It is in a non-heated room; all poses are seated on the yoga mat and held for typically 3 – 5 minutes.   Allowing you to open up your hips, knees, ankles, low back, shoulders….very therapeutic and calming.

Though classes are designed to optimize physical health by waking and energizing the entire body, Some Like it Hot Yoga stresses that the greatest benefit comes not as much from the healing of the body, but from the healing of the mind. The simple pleasure and self-reward that comes from quieting our minds, listening to each breath and honoring where are bodies are in stillness or movement cannot be measured. You do not measure your yoga practice by how many perfectly aligned poses you can perform, but by how deep you can immerse yourself inwards. It’s amazing how a simple downward dog can be felt so differently by any student on any given day and still provide a feeling of connection, balance and satisfaction regardless of the depth it’s practiced. This is the true beauty of yoga and it awaits every student who is ready let go of the ego and begin listening to their own deeper wisdom and inner voice.

We encourage all students – newcomers and experienced students alike – to begin and maintain a consistent practice regardless of the style preferred. “You’ll benefit from class by your effort regardless of how far or deep you get. As long as you are feeling it and you are breathing calmly, you’re practicing correctly”. We look forward to meeting you!

We believe that the healing of the mind is the greatest benefit of yoga. The positive impact yoga has on one’s body and health is a bonus.