Class Descriptions

STRONG FLOW: A steady paced practice with dynamic variations. Classes may include traditional sun salutations, arm balances and inversions, with attention to proper body alignment and mindful breathing. Sequences are energetic and vigorous, often times linking several postures together. Expect to sweat and leave feeling revitalized. Moderate to difficult poses.
*This class is offered 3 times on our weekly Port Angeles schedule.

ALL LEVELS FLOW: This class sequences breath and movement at a deliberate pace, designed to build strength, awareness, flexibility and balance. Variations are offered with all levels in mind.
*This class is offered 4 times on our weekly Sequim schedule.

SLOW FLOW: You will LOVE this blend of a gentle Yoga flow, paired with restorative stretching. Sequences may weave between longer held postures and continuous, purposeful movement, helping to develop co-ordination and smooth transitions. Ideal for those who want to move a little, and relax a LOT. Great for beginners and those who desire a slower pace.
*This class is offered 4 times on our weekly Port Angeles schedule.

MID-DAY BOOST: This noon time class is a quick one, we’re in a and out in 50 minutes! Here’s a chance to reorganize your thoughts, take a few calming, breaths, and reset yourself for the rest of your day. Expect fluid movements, balances, gentle twists and some body strengthening poses. Every class is different, and we accommodate all levels.
*This class is offered 3 times on our weekly Port Angeles schedule.

BEGINNER BASICS: This class is designed for beginners and anyone else who is looking to refine their Yoga practice. Expect an opportunity to ask questions and see postures demonstrated. You will gain useful tips, as well as a better understanding of the mechanics of your body as you move through your Yoga practice.
*This class is offered 2 times on our weekly Port Angeles schedule.
*This class is offered 2 times on our weekly Sequim schedule.

HEATED YOGA: This class is a pre-set sequence of postures, practiced in a warm and humid room. The heat helps to bring clarity and focus to your practice. Benefits include increased flexibility, stamina, and strength.  Learn more on our page specifically about Heated Yoga.
*This class is offered 2 times on our weekly Port Angeles schedule.

RESTORE: A perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (Yang) styles of Yoga. Long, deep, steady stretches targeting the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine help to enhance joint mobility and flexibility. Stillness and peaceful observation encourage a greater mind-body connection and sense of calm. Visualization, relaxation techniques and meditation may be incorporated. Plan to leave a Restore class feeling relaxed and spacious.
*This class is offered 3 times on our weekly Port Angeles schedule.
*This class is offered 3 times on our weekly Sequim schedule.

PAY WHAT YOU CAN: Yoga is for everyone, and not everyone has a steady flow of cash. Current Yoga passes apply for this class, and also available is the option to pay a cash donation that you feel is in alignment with your earnings and fair for the exchange of a Yoga class.
*This class is offered 1 time on our weekly Port Angeles schedule.

Yoga Alternatives

ADULT HIP HOP: A fun, high energy dance class that teaches musicality and basic movements of Hip Hop without a lot of intricate steps. Great for beginners and anyone else wanting to move and groove.
*This class is offered 1 time on our weekly Port Angeles schedule.

PILATES: Pilates is a specialized exploration of movement, concentrating on core control, breath awareness, and spinal alignment. All levels are welcomed.
*This class is offered 1 time on our weekly Port Angeles schedule.

CARDIO KICKBOXING: Cardio Kickboxing is a high-energy group fitness class that combines martial arts techniques with calorie burning cardio, all choreographed to fast-paced music. Build stamina, improve co-ordination, and gain flexibility with this fun and challenging workout. Classes will include a warmup & cool down, both static & dynamic stretching, and core strengthening exercises. Wear comfortable clothing and please bring clean shoes to wear in the studio.

*This class is offered 1 time on our weekly Port Angeles schedule.

6-Week Progressive Classes

*Progressive Classes are 6 & 8 weeks in duration and require pre-registration; Drop-ins are not available for these classes.

GENTLE YOGA FOR SENIORS: The first two classes will focus on breathing exercises and basic poses (cow/cat, heaven and earth, half crescent moon, child, neck and shoulder stretches, and savasana), and the next two will build on these basic poses with additional breathing exercises and introductory back stretches (forward fold, gentle back bend, and side twists). The use of chairs will be included as potential modifications during these classes. The fifth and sixth classes will introduce hip flexes, core strengthening poses (boat, sunbird w/variations, plank, gate, simple lunges) and basic sequences (sphinx/cobra-down dog-plank-child). The seventh class will introduce some basic standing poses (mountain, chair, expanding star, warrior 1 and 2, and squat) plus a simplified moon salutation in preparation for the Spring Equinox and full moon. The eighth class will introduce additional standing poses (triangle, peaceful warrior) and flows, tying all the classes together into a simple practice. Classes will be modified based on the needs, abilities and progress of the class participants.

GENTLE BACK CARE: This series is designed for students with problematic or chronically stiff backs, or those continuing students that desire a slower, gentle, sequential practice. This series is specifically designed to address muscle length and strength imbalances that affect the spine, decompression of discs, release of chronic tension patterns, and improving spinal alignment.The first two classes will focus on the use of breathing exercises to help release and relax the body and mind, and simple poses and flows  (heaven & earth, half crescent moon, cow/cat, forward fold, gentle back bends, child’s pose, and side twists) to warm up and stretch out the six directional movements of the spine. The third class will introduce the use of props to enhance some of the poses as well as introduce poses and flows for the head, neck and shoulders. The fourth and fifth classes will progressively introduce poses for the upper and middle back and the core (sunbird with variations, boat, plank, bridge, and camel) plus some simple flows (child- puppy-sphinx/cobra-downdog). The sixth class will focus on the lower back and hips including the SI joints, piriformis and psoas muscles (cat looking for its tail, reclining deer, reclining pigeon, reclining butterfly, double knee tucks and knee drop twists). The seventh and eighth classes will add more standing poses and flows (warrior poses and sequences, folds, expanding star, exalted mountain, goddess and squats). Classes will be modified based on the needs, abilities and progress of the class participants.

KIDS YOGA and/or HIP HOP:  This series give kids a chance to choose, one or the other… or BOTH! Elements of art, music, dance, and FUN are incorporated into various games, and activities. While children gain strength, flexibility and co-ordination, their interpersonal skills will be developed by working together and sharing space. In Yoga, they’ll explore an important benefit – the art of stillness & mindfulness. In Hip Hop, they’ll burn off energy and explore the art of choreography!

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ZUMBA: Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography incorporates hip hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, cumbia and mambo. It’s pretty much the most awesome workout ever! You’ll dance to great music, with great people and you’ll burn a ton of calories without even realizing it!

QIGONG: A gentle, mindful practice to awaken the healing powers within the body. You will learn a simple hand placement (mudra) a healing word (mantra) and visualization techniques to help calm and focus the mind. These are the teachings of Awakening Light Gong, a traditional Chinese practice. This class is by donation.

YOGA MAMAS: This Post-Natal class is designed for new moms with babies 12 months and younger. Our goal is to find peace in the chaos that is Motherhood; we practice breathing techniques and move together in ways that are safe and healing. There are plenty of opportunities to talk and connect with each other, and as well, observe life as it changes rapidly. It truly is a gift to share this most precious time with new moms and their bundles of joy.

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