Hatha is a Sanskrit word and its two most widely-used translations are "for health" and "sun/moon". Hatha Yoga renews, invigorates, and heals the body; stretching and strengthening the muscles, joints, and spine, while directing blood and oxygen to the internal organs (including the glands, organs, and nerves). Given the popularity of Hatha Yoga, many of us still have questions about what the different "styles" of yoga are. You may also wonder which style might benefit you.
In hot classes the room is intentionally heated to warm your muscles and allows you to move deeper. The heat can heal, but it can also give you the soft tissue flexibility to push yourself too far. Heat promotes sweating, which flushes toxins from your body. High heat is not appropriate for all bodies. If you are pregnant or have other health conditions that may be negatively affected by the heat, such as hypertension, vascular disease, history of stroke, multiple sclerosis, or others, please consult your physician prior to attending. You can also take Flow Vinyasa classes in a "warm" environment, if the heat is not appropriate for you.
V2: Vitality Vinyasa
Join us for one-hour and experience yourself as vitality - the state of being strong and active. Vitality is the power giving energy of life present in all living things. In a V2 session you will experience yourself as lively, energetic, and stronger than you thought you were. Your essential vitality will be revived. We begin with primal dynamic flowing movement as warm-up and conditioning for all of your joints to return to their natural balanced strength and mobility. Once the body-mind is awakened, we then incorporate weighted clubs (clubbells) to allow strength to be both conditioning and part of a vinyasa flow.
This method is built from yogasana, Indian club swinging, and natural human movement, AND grounded in exercise science (not just a trend appealing to insecurities and selling false promises). We teach these dynamic flows with progressions and options to allow the body to become strong and balanced at its own pace (less likely to experience injury this way). YOU get to choose your intensity with guidance that keeps vitality flowing.
We begin with breath and meditation. Gentle warming movements naturally unfold into supported restorative poses. This practice creates ease, body balance, calm, peace, and inner stillness that naturally leads to mindfulness, and is great for reducing anxiety and stress while improving digestion and sleep. Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep - that blissful state between sleep and awake) is sometimes incorporated. Great for all levels.
This practice is like a really rejuvenating mid-day "yoga nap". We begin with breath and relaxed meditation. You are then led through just a couple simple intuitive flowing stretches (intended for energy flow that supports restoration). Next, we transition to a restorative meditative posture where you will be guided in mindfulness, inspiration, metta, a yoga nap, and/or nidra. We often close our practice with Mantra. This class is focused on mindfulness. Therefore, if you are wanting something more physical to accompany this practice, you are welcome to stay on your mat for an additional 10-15 minutes of restorative transition time and join us in the Noon Align Flow class. Mindful Restorative is 60 minutes. All levels welcome.
Yoga for 50+
Think you have to be young, healthy, fit or flexible to practice yoga? Think again. If you have yearned to try yoga but have been discouraged because you think you are too old, your body type is wrong, you are suffering from chronic health issues, or are working with an injury, this class was designed with you in mind. This class emphasizes asana, as well as breathing practices, pranayama, and meditation. The health benefits of hatha yoga are profound and the vital energy you will feel is amazing.
Alignment Yoga & Help with Injuries
This class is taught by Laurie Van Cott, physical therapist, and focuses on anatomical alignment, healing, and cross training that includes developing functional strength and flexibility for muscle balance through long holds.
A 1 hour community-focused strength training class that incorporates TRX, Dumbells, kettlebell, bands, HIIT, and functional training. Exercises will be run in a fluid circuit format. We make this class accessible to most ages and levels. We don't just train hard - we train smart.
A fun and inspiring class where we tap into our active energy through music and movement while group training on a spin bike! Great Cardio workout and the ultimate workout when paired with Strength classes. Cycle classes at Flow are both inspired by the energy of the group, and focused on getting you stronger, leaner and more effective on your bike and in life. Flow Cycle emphasizes inspired intensity and mindful awareness. We teach you to really understand, feel, and embody different intensity levels and training methods [an outside brain (computer) can be helpful at times, but advanced awareness inspires ideal intensity].
Fitness, friendship, and positive self-image is the focus here (ages 3-10). Sunday Morning class taught the same time as adult class so parents can attend their own class at the same time! $10 for one kid or $15 for two
** Please come with a cash or check to pay the instructor directly. Thank you!
Donation Based Yoga Classes
This Free Flow class is an offering to the community ~ a donation-based Vinyasa Flow class taught by RYT200 certified apprentice teachers. This 60 minute class is great for all levels and is beginner friendly.
This class is a commitment to Seva (selfless service) and community outreach. All monies donated go to Flow's community outreach program. Come support your body, mind, heart, and our community! Please help us spread the word to your friends and family for whom quality yoga guidance may be limited for them due to finances--you can attend as a Flow member or donate what you can, if you can