Class Descriptions
 

Hot60

A complete and engaging 60-minute practice that will provide the same benefits of our Hot90 practice while saving half an hour of your time. This Hatha Yoga class has more than 20 postures, with some repeated twice for cardio and exertion purposes.

This is a great class for first timers, who will enjoy the breaks after each posture, as well as seasoned practitioners, who will use the most challenging asanas to break new ground in their practices. This class is heated.

Novo Core

Discover this beautiful practice of 40 postures and two breathing exercises, performed in a heated room and designed to work your core muscles with an emphasis on the abdominals.

Learn new, interesting and challenging sequences in this beginner- to intermediate-level, quick paced, energizing practice that will tone your body and provide stretching, strengthening and cardio in about 70 minutes.

Vinyasa All Levels

Build significant strength and concentration, as well as flexibility, with this 60-minute Ashtanga Yoga-inspired practice, where postures flow from one to another, connected by the breath. Learn sun salutation and follow the teacher’s intuition and creativity as you are guided through a yoga class that will likely be different every time you take it. This class is offered in both the heated and unheated rooms, depending on the class selected.

Fusion

A 60-minutes class that combines well known static Hatha Yoga postures that traditionally provide focus, determination and patience, with shoulder-friendly power yoga combinations in which the postures flow harmoniously from one to another, achieving strength, stamina and flexibility. This practice has many elements and moves that will please and challenge beginners and intermediate yogis alike. Time will go fast. A good workout is assured, as all the major joints will be worked on and opened, without being overused.

Hot90

A classical, 90-minute practice designed to develop strength, balance, poise and flexibility. The heat is useful and effective in stretching the muscles, as well as promote a natural cleansing through profuse sweating. This is a comprehensive class in which internal organs will be gently massaged and detoxified. The glandular system will be stimulated and the cardiovascular system will be challenged. Take this class to detoxify, lose unnecessary weight, and limit the effects of aging.

Yoga Barre

This 60-minute class combines energizing yoga postures with muscle-toning, calorie-burning exercises inspired by ballet workouts at the wall barre. This class is approachable and challenging for all levels—and no ballet experience is necessary to attend, enjoy and get noticeable results.

We will use props to localize and intensify the muscles’ work and, at the discretion of the teacher, time may be spent on the floor strengthening the core with isometric movements that may involve the use of light weights. Challenge your balance, increase your strength, and broaden your flexibility with this unique class. This is a moderately heated class and music plays during this practice.

Novo Sculpt

This 60-minute beginner class includes a great combination of static and dynamic postures performed with light weights. The practice is designed to build strength and tone the muscles, using isometric work found in traditional yoga, as well as isotonic contractions offered in modern workouts using weights. Although the main purpose of the class is to activate and bring definition to the muscles, the practice includes several opportunities for stretching, particularly during the standing series.

For safety reasons we use neoprene coated weights of only 1, 2 and 3 lbs. The postures and the sequence is designed so those weights should be more than enough to challenge the muscles. We recommend starting with 1 or 2 lbs. until your body suggests otherwise.

You may wear gym gloves if you prefer, but are likely not needed. Music plays during this practice.

Flow Sculpt  

A new way of presenting sculpt, Flow Sculpt is a hybrid class that combines the movement of Vinyasa Flow with the use of weights. As with the Novo Sculpt, the weights are low, at only 1, 2 or 3 lbs., but the continuous movement and engagement of the muscles with the weights provides toning, strength, and the general feeling of a good workout. Music plays during this 60-minute practice.

Hatha All Levels

This fundamental class will help you set your Hatha Yoga and other practices on the right path, offering a broad range of postures for both new and well-versed yoga students to work on and master. At the discretion of the teacher, the practice may start with a short sun salutation sequence (a few minutes of slow flow) to warm up the body, followed by a series of static postures (no flow) that will engage you for the majority of the practice.   

This is a “non-structured” class, in which the teacher will pull from his or her repertoire of asanas and propose them according to a general plan, but guided by the energy of the group or inspired by personal creativity. Each asana will be held for a few long breaths.

Each class will be different as each teacher will put their own imprint on the practice. Music plays during this 60-minute practice.

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Yin Yoga

Also known as Gentle Yoga or the Quiet Practice, Yin Yoga is the quintessential relaxing class. Yin Yoga derives its name from the Chinese Taoist concept of Yin and Yang. Yin is associated with calming, soothing, introspection, and an attitude of quiet acceptance. Practicing Yin Yoga is an attempt to gently stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissue that forms our joints. Connective tissue accounts for 50% of the resistance against our body's flexibility, compared to 40% provided by muscles. Connective tissue does not respond to brief, rhythmical stretches the way muscles do. For this reason, a fundamental characteristic of Yin Yoga is to hold the postures longer than other practices, but with most of the muscles relaxed.
This 60-minute practice is done all on the floor, with low soothing lights and less heat than other practices. Music plays during this practice.
This practice offers a unique and effective opportunity to slow down a frenetic life schedule, counter stressful situations, or just a chance to spend an hour doing quiet, introspective yoga.

Myofascial Release Yoga Therapy (MFR)

This fun and invigorating 60-minute class focuses on the release of painful trigger points throughout the body. The beginning of each class starts with a rigorous 10-15 minute warm-up, consisting of yoga postures combined with corrective exercise techniques.

The following 35 to 40 minutes comprises the real work of the class: releasing painful and dysfunctional trigger points. Using a roller and an MFR ball, we will guide you to methodically pinpoint and release problematic areas of muscle tissue, areas that cause improper muscle function. The final 10 minutes is the cool down, with calming and lengthy stretches of the specific areas we focused on during the class. Ultimately, releasing trigger points throughout the body will increase overall functionality of the body and improve well-being. This class has less heat than the others.

Vinyasa Inversions

If you have taken several Vinyasa Flow classes and feel ready to explore more complex and challenging postures, try this class and bring your practice to a different level. As with Vinyasa All Levels, the postures are presented in a flow style to work the muscles and increase strength and stamina, but with more vigorous postures. Because of that and the inversion asanas included, we classify this practice as Intermediate, but considering that the inversions are optional (it’s up to you what and when to try them), this practice should be available to most. Music plays during this 60-minute practice.

Alignment & Fundamentals

Bring vitality to your body and stillness to your mind as you build the foundations of your yoga practice. This 60-minute practice offers a new sequence of postures each class that build on one another and allow you to gain the strength, stamina and concentration you need to develop a deep understanding of asana. This class focuses on precision and alignment of postures, offering individual adjustments or modifications as needed, so that everyone, regardless of experience or physical limitations, can experience the benefits of the poses. Yoga belts and blocks may be used to enhance the benefits of some asanas. This 60-minute practice is not heated.

Yang-Yin

This interesting 60-minute practice is focused on the Yang and Yin aspects of Taoism.

The practice begins with Yang, 30 minutes of dynamic, external, warming flow postures that are upward in nature. The second half of the practice is devoted to Yin, with 30 minutes of calming, internal, cooling and relaxing postures that are held longer.

Yang works the muscles and gets the blood circulating, while building strength and stamina. Yin slows down the pace and works on the dense connective tissues and joints. This is a true energy-balanced practice.

Kundalini

This is one of the most unique and spiritual practices still available to students. The word literally means “the curl of the lock of hair of the beloved,” a poetic way of describing the flow of energy and consciousness that already exists within each one of us.

In yogic teachings, kundalini is the vital force that lies dormant at the base of the spine. We raise our kundalini by awakening the flow of energy within the body through breathing exercises, movements and focused awareness.

At the discretion of the teacher, a class may include breathwork, the use of mantras, dynamic movements (kriyas), inward gazing, energy focusing, and meditation.

Everything in the practice is designed to open up the flow of energy within the body, allowing you to become more physically fit, release stagnant emotions, and open up to new levels of vitality and creativity. This 60-minute practice is not heated.