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Yoga Star Class Descriptions

 

A new functional fitness class from Yoga Star:  A balanced, whole-body workout. After a short warm up, go into 15-20 minutes of foundational Pilates to help flexibility and core strength. Exercises are performed on the mat with bands, squishy balls and light ball weights. Next, dive into some fun, high intensity Tabata (an interval workout originally practiced by Japanese Olympians – each exercise consists of 8 rounds, with 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off). Finish with some mindful cool down stretches. Experience this invigorating, effective workout. This class can help you improve alignment, build strength and move better, while increasing mental focus and burning calories. Get more results in less time, and have lots of fun!

A new functional fitness class from Yoga Star: A balanced, whole-body workout. After a short warm up, go into 15-20 minutes of foundational Pilates to help flexibility and core strength. Exercises are performed on the mat with bands, squishy balls and light ball weights. Next, dive into some fun, high intensity Tabata (an interval workout originally practiced by Japanese Olympians – each exercise consists of 8 rounds, with 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off). Finish with some mindful cool down stretches. Experience this invigorating, effective workout. This class can help you improve alignment, build strength and move better, while increasing mental focus and burning calories. Get more results in less time, and have lots of fun!

This flow class is a vigorous, energetic form of yoga designed to workout your practice with challenging flexibility and balance poses mixed with sweaty cardio to build strength! Holding poses and moving more quickly than usual, students are introduced to their “threshold” while maintaining a healthy relationship with their own edge. The repetition of our city lives can have you either overusing or completely stagnating specific muscle, causing tightness and pain or deterioration and weakness. So come strengthen and stretch!

This flow class is a vigorous, energetic form of yoga designed to workout your practice with challenging flexibility and balance poses mixed with sweaty cardio to build strength! Holding poses and moving more quickly than usual, students are introduced to their “threshold” while maintaining a healthy relationship with their own edge. The repetition of our city lives can have you either overusing or completely stagnating specific muscle, causing tightness and pain or deterioration and weakness. So come strengthen and stretch!

In Strengthen and Lengthen, you will experience a new and invigorating style of Yoga Class. Be challenged while being mindful of movement and breath. You will build heat in the body and explore poses that tone and strengthen. This is functional movement that will help you improve your Yoga practice and excel in other daily activities or athletic pursuits. Go deeper and feel the difference!

In Strengthen and Lengthen, you will experience a new and invigorating style of Yoga Class. Be challenged while being mindful of movement and breath. You will build heat in the body and explore poses that tone and strengthen. This is functional movement that will help you improve your Yoga practice and excel in other daily activities or athletic pursuits. Go deeper and feel the difference!

Pilates Fusion is a harmonious blend of two distinct but complementary disciplines: Yoga which promotes gentle extension and lengthening of the body, and Pilates which reinforces the integrity of specific muscles through deep activation and repetition. Fusion begins with a gentle warm up and transitions through contemporary Pilates inspired abdominal activation and strength building using various props. It finishes with a fluid flow of Vinyasa inspired yoga asanas encouraging strength, stabilization, balance and focus. Fusion is designed to be an efficient, upbeat, full body workout and special attention is given to proper alignment, while simultaneously encouraging play and experimentation; tailoring each sequence to the individual by providing options and opportunities for self direction. Set to a rhythmic and inspired playlist Fusion is suitable for all levels and will leave you feeling stretched and toned and accomplished.

Pilates Fusion is a harmonious blend of two distinct but complementary disciplines: Yoga which promotes gentle extension and lengthening of the body, and Pilates which reinforces the integrity of specific muscles through deep activation and repetition. Fusion begins with a gentle warm up and transitions through contemporary Pilates inspired abdominal activation and strength building using various props. It finishes with a fluid flow of Vinyasa inspired yoga asanas encouraging strength, stabilization, balance and focus. Fusion is designed to be an efficient, upbeat, full body workout and special attention is given to proper alignment, while simultaneously encouraging play and experimentation; tailoring each sequence to the individual by providing options and opportunities for self direction. Set to a rhythmic and inspired playlist Fusion is suitable for all levels and will leave you feeling stretched and toned and accomplished.


In this class we learn the Primary Series postures, with a focus on each of the “8 limbs” of Yoga from the Yoga Sutras, and how they relate to our yoga practice. The Ashtanga Primary series is a set sequence of postures (asanas) which link breath (pranayama) and movement (vinyasa). This practice is an athletic flow combining strength, flexibility and stamina for a complete practice. Come prepared to sweat, and to connect deeper with the mental and spiritual side of your practice.

In this class we learn the Primary Series postures, with a focus on each of the “8 limbs” of Yoga from the Yoga Sutras, and how they relate to our yoga practice. The Ashtanga Primary series is a set sequence of postures (asanas) which link breath (pranayama) and movement (vinyasa). This practice is an athletic flow combining strength, flexibility and stamina for a complete practice. Come prepared to sweat, and to connect deeper with the mental and spiritual side of your practice.

Explore breath and movement as we flow through the sun salutations and explore foundational postures. This practice involves deep emphasis on breath and alignment as we move gently through a standing, seated and reclining series. The class is suitable for beginners or experienced students who want to revisit the fundamentals.

Explore breath and movement as we flow through the sun salutations and explore foundational postures. This practice involves deep emphasis on breath and alignment as we move gently through a standing, seated and reclining series. The class is suitable for beginners or experienced students who want to revisit the fundamentals.

A more vigorous vinyasa class that gently develops strength and focus with the aid of internal heat produced by the breath and movement. Explore creative sequences while cultivating a meditative practice through breath and alignment; in this class we flow through the sun salutations and explore foundational postures.

A more vigorous vinyasa class that gently develops strength and focus with the aid of internal heat produced by the breath and movement. Explore creative sequences while cultivating a meditative practice through breath and alignment; in this class we flow through the sun salutations and explore foundational postures.

Yin yoga is a slower paced style of yoga where poses are held from 3 to 5 minutes. The long held poses target a deep release in the connective tissues and fascia (rather than the muscles that are targeted in a more active practice). While Yin is a more passive practice, it can be challenging due to the length of time a posture is held. The long held postures encourage a focus on mindfulness meditation by using the body to stay present. Yin is suitable for all levels and is adaptable to all body types through use of props. It is a perfect complement to more active styles of exercise as it encourages the slow and safe opening of connective tissues, leaving the yogi with an overall feeling of lightness, spaciousness and peace.

Yin yoga is a slower paced style of yoga where poses are held from 3 to 5 minutes. The long held poses target a deep release in the connective tissues and fascia (rather than the muscles that are targeted in a more active practice). While Yin is a more passive practice, it can be challenging due to the length of time a posture is held. The long held postures encourage a focus on mindfulness meditation by using the body to stay present. Yin is suitable for all levels and is adaptable to all body types through use of props. It is a perfect complement to more active styles of exercise as it encourages the slow and safe opening of connective tissues, leaving the yogi with an overall feeling of lightness, spaciousness and peace.


An opportunity to move, strengthen and stretch with Vinyasa yoga. Then rest deeply, and more easily, in your Restorative yoga poses. A delicious balance between activity and rest.

An opportunity to move, strengthen and stretch with Vinyasa yoga. Then rest deeply, and more easily, in your Restorative yoga poses. A delicious balance between activity and rest.

A practice to soothe, strengthen, and revitalize the whole being. Channeling the energies of Sun & Moon, this class combines a sequence of traditional Hatha asanas (steady poses), pranayama (breath exercises), and deep relaxation. The practice incorporates an offering of sound healing, a tranquil sonic bath of mantras and crystal or Tibetan singing bowls to cleanse the nervous system, calm the mind, and evoke a vibration of Light.

A practice to soothe, strengthen, and revitalize the whole being. Channeling the energies of Sun & Moon, this class combines a sequence of traditional Hatha asanas (steady poses), pranayama (breath exercises), and deep relaxation. The practice incorporates an offering of sound healing, a tranquil sonic bath of mantras and crystal or Tibetan singing bowls to cleanse the nervous system, calm the mind, and evoke a vibration of Light.

Hatha yoga in the tradition of Vanda Scaravelli, this is a gentle, yet challenging way of working. The emphasis in these classes is on inner exploration, where we discover and cultivate the natural movement of the breath and body and how it applies to yoga asana. Find ease and comfort in your practice, whether you are a beginner or more advanced student. All classes include asana, pranayama and guided meditation.

Hatha yoga in the tradition of Vanda Scaravelli, this is a gentle, yet challenging way of working. The emphasis in these classes is on inner exploration, where we discover and cultivate the natural movement of the breath and body and how it applies to yoga asana. Find ease and comfort in your practice, whether you are a beginner or more advanced student. All classes include asana, pranayama and guided meditation.

Soulful and candlelit, Slow Flow classes integrate the composition of strong yoga poses with the gentle ease of flowing movement. Slow Flow is inspired by Vinyasa but encourages individualized, creative and mindful movement through ambitious but playful sequencing. Moving at a reduced, deliberate pace means practitioners are challenged to fully engage mentally and physically while holding poses for longer periods of time. Poses and transitions are linked fluidly with the breath and emphasis is placed on moving gradually, gracefully and purposefully to develop strength of body and mind. Open to all levels.

Soulful and candlelit, Slow Flow classes integrate the composition of strong yoga poses with the gentle ease of flowing movement. Slow Flow is inspired by Vinyasa but encourages individualized, creative and mindful movement through ambitious but playful sequencing. Moving at a reduced, deliberate pace means practitioners are challenged to fully engage mentally and physically while holding poses for longer periods of time. Poses and transitions are linked fluidly with the breath and emphasis is placed on moving gradually, gracefully and purposefully to develop strength of body and mind. Open to all levels.


Consider this slow moving, conscious class as therapy for the whole being. A highly transformative practice that can create ultimate freedom in the body, the mind and the Self. We consciously explore each pose as we start to re-pattern the body even down to a cellular level. In the physical practice, alignment is king to create an intelligent practice; educating the student on WHY we practice what we do. In the energetic practice (including meditation, pranayama and intention), there is an encouragement to move from the heart, witness everything that comes up in and outside of practice in order to get closer to our truest self - the source of our authenticity. It's the combination of the conscious physical practice, and the energetic movement of prana and love that create healing and transformation throughout the whole being.

Consider this slow moving, conscious class as therapy for the whole being. A highly transformative practice that can create ultimate freedom in the body, the mind and the Self. We consciously explore each pose as we start to re-pattern the body even down to a cellular level. In the physical practice, alignment is king to create an intelligent practice; educating the student on WHY we practice what we do. In the energetic practice (including meditation, pranayama and intention), there is an encouragement to move from the heart, witness everything that comes up in and outside of practice in order to get closer to our truest self - the source of our authenticity. It's the combination of the conscious physical practice, and the energetic movement of prana and love that create healing and transformation throughout the whole being.

This soft approach to yoga guides the body into a place of ease, calming the mind and reducing stress. Flowing through light poses for body fluidity followed by deep stretching. Increasing functional mobility of the deeper connective tissues, encouraging flexibility in areas like the hips, lower spine and pelvis. A slow and meditative class geared towards opening the body and stilling the mind. Open to all levels, A wonderful balance to your active yoga classes.

This soft approach to yoga guides the body into a place of ease, calming the mind and reducing stress. Flowing through light poses for body fluidity followed by deep stretching. Increasing functional mobility of the deeper connective tissues, encouraging flexibility in areas like the hips, lower spine and pelvis. A slow and meditative class geared towards opening the body and stilling the mind. Open to all levels, A wonderful balance to your active yoga classes.

Relax and unwind as you settle into longer held poses, supported by blocks, bolsters, straps and sandbags. This class incorporates soothing music and hands-on adjustments to leave you feeling calm and nourished. This class is suitable for any level of experience.

Relax and unwind as you settle into longer held poses, supported by blocks, bolsters, straps and sandbags. This class incorporates soothing music and hands-on adjustments to leave you feeling calm and nourished. This class is suitable for any level of experience.

The hips are a major joint in the body that allow us to sit, walk, dance, move! They are also a major storage area for emotions. Hips need attention and love. This class is designed to help you open and strengthen your hips. You will walk out feeling fantastic.

The hips are a major joint in the body that allow us to sit, walk, dance, move! They are also a major storage area for emotions. Hips need attention and love. This class is designed to help you open and strengthen your hips. You will walk out feeling fantastic.

 

 

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