OMY Class Descriptions
Most classes are great for beginners as well as the seasoned Yogi! Call any time for more information, we'll always take the time to discuss all of your possibilities and find the right classes for you! When you arrive you'll be greeted at the door by your teacher. Every teacher is selected and trained to accommodate you as an individual and will take the time to get to know you. You'll feel right at home... every time!
Sometimes we just need a quiet place to relax and restore. Restorative Yoga focuses on relaxing the body in restful postures while be guided and usually supported by props like bolsters and blankets. Note that ‘rest’ is different than sleep. Rest provides the body an opportunity to renew and heal. Countless studies have proven the physical and emotional benefits of this type of yoga.
The slower pace of this class allows time to modify each posture to best suit your body. These extremely accessible classes are an ideal choice for anyone looking to develop a practice of conscious, mindful movement with some support—from seniors to pregnant women to world-class athletes. We all need to take it easy sometimes, so be bold and go gentle. Your body will thank you!
A slower, deeper practice where mostly seated positions are held for long periods of time to work restoratively into the muscles, and often includes elements of massage therapy. This combination releases the energy stored deep within the connective tissues of the spine, hips and shoulders and creates space for deeper breath and a quieter mind. This class is suitable for absolutely everyone, especially beginners.
Iyengar Yoga focuses on precise body alignment, the use of props to help students of all abilities perform the physical postures (asanas), and an understanding of the therapeutic potential of yoga. The asanas, complete with modifications for all, build flexibility, strength, balance and stamina. This class is appropriate for absolutely everyone!
Adjusting direction and intensity to facilitate the individuals present this class carefully builds energy towards a peak pose and then back down; a wonderful combination of flowing and static postures making it invigorating and when appropriate, introducing more challenging postures including inversions and balancing poses.
Baptiste Power Yoga
Taught by an experienced Baptiste certified teacher, this powerful, energetic and playful class has a strong emphasis on breath and allows beginning, intermediate and advanced students to be challenged and inspired. The room is kept at 82 degrees to help cleanse the body and warm the muscles.
Ashtanga is a set sequence of classical postures that synchronize breath with movement. This led class will teach the fundamentals of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga: ujjayi breathing, energy locks, and poses to prepare the student for development of an established personal practice.