About Yoga
Yoga is most simply a method for recognising and identifying with joy and stability in your life. Regular practitioners find themselves more able to maintain equanimity, less likely to fly off the handle, more centered, grounded, and more connected to the world around them.

Asanas are opportunities to make your body feel as amazing as physically possible, to feel gorgeous internally. The more you identify with feeling gorgeous mentally and physically, - calm, grounded, open, but also just texturally delectable - the more your life will shape around enabling you to feel this way. Yogis think of the highest level (i.e. most fantastic feeling) of human energy as being god-energy, universal energy, choose whatever term you may - something like a collective higher consciousness. It's the best part of being contained in a body.

The word Yoga means yoke, or union, of the body, mind and spirit. Yoga works to dissolve the attachments we have to our ego.
Yoga does not preach through external teachings, although much has been written on the philosophy, but instead encourages the practitioner to seek, illuminate and refine their own spiritual presence. An individual's practice consists of the way they relate to yoga as a whole.

Asana is the branch of yoga most familiar to the western world. Asana means seat in Sanskrit, the language through which yoga was developed. Asana, commonly translated as postures, works to open and balance the body and to develop consistency of attention. The physical body is the element which we are most accustomed to experiencing and refining, and so is a great starting point for discovering spiritual identity. There are many different approaches to Asana, some of which are detailed below - though through styles, the postures themselves do not change.

Equally as important is the way we behave. Yogic writings detail the Yamas and Niyamas, ethical and moral guidelines which we can choose to follow. Yamas and Niyamas might seem similar to the ten commandments, but as you progress through yoga the guidelines will begin to spring from within, an intuitive moral compass, rather than as a externally mandated law.

Each element of Yoga is as important as the last. The 8 elements, which can be thought as limbs of a tree, include Asana, Yama and Niyama, sensory control (pratyahara), breath/energetic control (pranayama), contemplation (fixed attention to a single object, dharana), meditation (complete attention to the true nature of self, dhyana), and enlightenment or Samahdi, the state of knowing one's true, higher self. All limbs can be accessed simultaneously; yoga is not like climbing a ladder, but like immersion in an ocean. Even if you're just getting your feet wet, you can get a sense of the experience as a whole.


Vinyasa Flow -
Vigorous and dymanic, Vinyasa Flow is the graceful and thoughtful sequencing of yoga postures to create new awareness and opening. The practitioner will be left at ease mentally, and invigorated physically. Each class includes breath awareness and work, Sun Salutations, standing postures and standing balances, introductions to arm balances, seated postures and relaxation. Vinyasa Flow is comparable to Ashtanga in the level of work required, but includes a greater variety of postures.

Hatha Flow -
A gentle flowing practice, more relaxing than vigorous in nature. The practitioner will heighten awareness of breath and body and learn to trust their physical intuition while gently going deep into the yoga postures and the peaceful yogic mindset.

Prenatal -
These gentle and relaxing classes open the body and prepare the mind for the childbearing months, labor and motherhood. Deep relaxation is taught, and the steadfast mind necessary for a joyful labor and delivery will be experienced. Much of the joy of prenatal yoga is found in sharing this important time of life with other mothers-to-be.