We practice in a non-competitive community and encourage all to join with a playful spirit and an open heart and mind. We focus on intelligent sequencing to increase strength and flexibility while releasing stress and fatigue. We believe yoga is for everybody and it’s for this reason that we offer a wide range of yoga classes from deep relaxation to powerful engagement, to floating in the air. Come practice with us.
About our aerial classes:
How often do you find an exercise that is therapeutically healing and fun? This is a blissful balance of both. AIReal Yoga™ is a form of yoga that uses a looped fabric (the hammock) that swivels freely on a single point offering you the full range of motion as you practice. The hammock is used as a prop to explore, deepen and engage yoga poses in a new perspective. This is similar to a traditional yoga class on the floor, where we may use any number of props such as a block, a blanket, a strap or a bolster to assist in our practice. It allows you to deepen your stretch, correct your alignment, and move more freely into and out of poses. The hammock serves as a tool to help you balance and safely guides you into postures you may not have known were possible. Your practice will defy gravity, yet the hammock gives you the prop to help you release your fears and float into a deeper understanding of your wellness. The hammock singularly supports, deepens and challenges each students’ yoga practice. All AIReal™ yoga classes are taught by experienced, certified AIReal™ Yoga Instructor.
AIReal Flow (aerial class)
A fun, effective and challenging way to practice traditional mat-based postures. You will learn to fly, hold and balance while improving mind-body awareness and building cardiovascular and muscular strength in a safe, supportive, non-competitive community. Inversions (always optional) will focus on decompressing the spine while calming the nervous system. This class incorporates modifications for all skill levels.
AIReal Slow Flow + Stretch (aerial class)
Slow Flow + Stretch is a mix of slow, gentle movements connected with breath to create space and release tension in the body. The aerial hammock supports and challenges as you move through aerial yoga postures to release tension, promote physical balance, strength and flexibility. This class is accessible to all levels of yoga and aerial experience.
AIReal Restorative (aerial class)
We lower the hammocks and add in the additional comforts of blankets and bolsters to create a very restful and relaxing experience.
Form Of A Pose
Rooted in a yin (stretching) yang (flowing) style class, Form Of A Pose dives a little deeper into the form and alignment of a specific posture. Each practice will prepare the body for a specific pose while helping the practitioner understand how the pose targets the systems in the body. This class will benefit new students as well as long-time practitioners and will help strengthen, stretch and balance your body.
Foundations is all about discovery. This is an ideal class for the beginner or the experienced practitioner looking to enhance their practice. Individual asanas (postures) will be reviewed in detailed. The class will also focus on the transitions between postures and the integration of breath in a vinyasa practice. Safe alignment principles, transitions and modifications are taught so students can progress safely and comfortably to other classes. Flexibility, balance and strength are not required to start. Come as you are.
Gentle Yoga is a gentle, slower paced, down-regulating practice. It incorporates gentle movement to welcome release in the physical body and promote mind-body awareness. This class is a great starting point for those new to yoga and advanced practitioners looking to reconnect to the subtly of the postures.
Power Vinyasa is a strong, powerful, energetic practice that draws on the physicality of the practice. Dynamic movement is merged with the rhythm of breath to build heat, endurance, flexibility, strength, concentration, and stamina. Postures are incorporated into progressive sequences to make the class accessible and rewarding for all. Expect intelligent sequencing crafted around sun salutations, standing & seated postures, bending, standing balances, arm balancing, and inversions.
Prana is our breath and the vital life force in our bodies. Pranayama is the relationship to our breath and teaches us to control the movement of our minds. The more we become aware of our breath, the more we are able to calm the mind and access and experience the bliss of our hearts through meditation. This class will teach us about the breath and various simple techniques to access the breath, quiet the mind and turn into the sublime radiance of our hearts.
Restorative classes are pure bliss. A relaxing practice in which the body is fully supported by props. Poses are held for extended periods of time to promote full relaxation, calming of the nervous system and rejuvenation of the mind-body-spirit connection. Affectionately known as “sleep class”, Restorative yoga helps you achieve a deeper sleep and calm throughout the day.
Slow Flow Vinyasa
Slow Flow Vinyasa brings the element of time into the practice. Time for you to explore the postures and how to move, breathe, engage and stretch in your body. This pace allows you to mentally engage with your body as it moves and provides the opportunity to notice when the ‘monkey mind’ becomes distracted. There is much to learn within the reflective pace of Slow Flow. Poses can be modified, refined and strengthened, without feeling rushed into the next move, next breath, or next pose.
Welcome the sun and the new day with a sweet morning flow class to gently awaken and invigorate your whole being. This practice helps create suppleness in the mind and body. Join us as we set a positive intention for the day.
Vinyasa’s (aka Flow) signature is the movement of the body through various postures seamlessly connected with breath. This is devotion in motion. Mindfully moving your body to create warmth, endurance, clarity, flexibility, and strength. Sequencing is thoughtfully crafted around sun salutations, standing & seated postures, bending and balancing.
Yin Yoga is the practice of passively holding stretches for several minutes to release tension stored in the connective tissue (joints, ligaments, fascia) of the body. Yin helps to restore and maintain the natural mobility of the joints, support a greater range of motion in the body, reduce the risk of injury, and increase overall energy while calming the nervous system. Energetically Yin Yoga opens the body’s meridian system to enhance and free energetic flow. Yin yoga is accessible to everyone. This class encourages quiet stillness allowing for self-discovery and rejuvenation.
Yin + Restorative
Create space in your day to stretch slowly, find calm and relaxation in this gently nourishing blend of Yin and Restorative Yoga. Yin Yoga stretches target the body's connective tissue, helping to release tension, realign posture and open energy channels, while gentle supported Restorative poses aim to restore balance to body, mind and spirit.
A balanced practice of deep stretching (yin) and flowing vinyasa movement (yang). The breath connects these two different styles of yoga, creating space and easing tension in the body. All levels welcome.
Yoga nidra is the practice of conscious relaxation. Yoga nidra works by gently guiding you through four main stages of brain wave activity – beta, alpha, theta and delta – arriving at a state between wakefulness and sleep. Science has measured the benefits to the body of one 30-minute practice of yoga nidra equals approximately two hours of deep sleep. This class includes gentle movement to help the mind and body settle for divine sleep.
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