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 CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

ACTIVE OVER FIFTY: This class is designed for people over 50 who have pursued a physically active lifestyle. Even professional dancers and athletes know that their bodies cannot continue at the same level of intensity forever. This class emphasizes awareness, balance, and strength – all necessary to remain healthy and active. You will learn to move with conscious awareness to prevent injuries and lubricate joints. This practice contains a slow flow through the yoga asana’s to increase heart rate and build strength, cultivating mental and emotional well being.
As you transition into your next stage of physical activity, the years over 50 can continue to bring you joy and challenge. And, yes, this yoga practice can even prevent or reverse osteoporosis!

 

ASHTANGA LITE: Ashtanga yoga is a 5000 year old sequence of postures designed to bring strength, flexibility and endurance to the body and a sense of stillness to the mind. Each movement of this dynamic yoga is synchronized with the breath. Though the class will be “talked through”, it is likely that you will evolve to a Mysore (self-guided) style practice. This will allow you to focus your attention inward and find meditation in movement. This class is light, infused with humor, and simultaneously stimulating and calming. Class concludes with live native fluting and/or drums and singing bowl. If you are brand new to yoga, it is recommended that you attend a beginner or all-level class prior to attending the Ashtanga class (60 minutes).

BARRE STRONG: Strength. Grace. Stamina.
Cultivate lean tone and lifted posture in this elegant alternative to power or blast classes. (Yes, you’ll still want a towel and water.) Barre Strong hones whole-body awareness and alignment in a balanced sequence of movements at the barre, across the floor, and on the mat. Although footwear is not required, many prefer to wear ballet/jazz shoes or grippy socks. 45 minutes.

BASIC YOGA: This is a great class to introduce you to a well-rounded yoga practice. Designed for both the beginner and intermediate in mind, this class breaks down various yoga postures or asanas and incorporates them into an energetic flow. The evening classes are candlelit and provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere (60 minutes).

BASIC YOGA SCULPT:  This is a great class to introduce weights into your yoga flow routine. Designed for all levels, this class breaks down proper form and offers modifications and advancements. This will help you burn more calories as you develop strong muscles that are long and lean and sculpted. The next version of this class includes cardio or plyometrics bursts to get your heart rising even more! (60 minutes).

BEGINNER YOGA / INTRO TO FLOWThis class is designed for beginners and well seasoned practitioners alike. These classes are designed to learn optimal alignment in yoga poses while introducing the students to a slower flow in which movements are aligned with breathe. Excellent for developing grace, flexibility, core strength, balance, muscular strength and stress reduction (60 minutes).

CANDLELIGHT RESTORATIVE:  This candle-lit session will de-stress you, balance your body, bones, muscles and hormones, calm your mind and leave you blissed out. For all abilities, body types, physical limitations, and beginners’ yoga. Relax, unwind and rejuvenate in several poses held for 5-10 minutes while you are fully supported by multiple soft props. Class begins with a guided meditation and includes one or more of the treats: singing bowls, hand-blended aromatherapy oils/mists, healing hands, inspirations, readings etc. Wear comfortable clothing and cozy socks (60 minutes).


CANDLELIGHT YINKI (Yin, Reiki, and Sound Healing Bowls): This gentle relaxing floor-based yin class allows you to let go and focus on breath and healing of your body and just simply be. Combined with Reiki, and sound bowls to realign your chakras, you will feel amazing, relaxed, and in tune with you.  


FUSION ENERGY FLOW: Engaging in conscious movement alongside building heat through mindfully flowing through postures that create awareness of breath linked with movement to discover the internal landscaping of your being (60 minutes, barefoot).

FUSION SLOW YOGA FLOW: Engaging in smooth conscious movement alongside building heat through mindfully holding postures that creates awareness of breath linked with slow movements to discover the internal landscaping of your being. Class ends in variations of supportive restorative postures (60 minutes, barefoot)

KIDS YOGA (ages 2 - 6)Our kids yoga classes interweave yoga, story, song, games, and poses allowing children to learn, relax, develop motor skills, balance body and mind and most importantly have fun on their yoga journey (60 minutes).

KIDS YOGA (ages 6 - 12): Yoga comes to life in these fun and creative classes designed to stimulate a child while conveying lessons in self-expression, body image, social skills, positive thinking, and environmental awareness.  Kids yoga classes will spark the child’s inner yogini while enhancing language development, motor coordination and awareness skills. Classes are a balance between games and active & passive poses (60 minutes).

KUNDALINI YOGA: Kundalini yoga is referred to as the yoga of awareness. It combines specific poses and breath work with ancient mantras to to create a deep  body, mind, ether connection.  The benefit is a feeling of balance that one carries throughout ones daily activities and increased intuition that supports a sense of emotional ease and inner peace (75 minutes).


MEDITATIVE CHAKRA FLOW: This calming, soothing, chakra centered meditative flow is a perfect end to a stressful day.  Come and relax and allow your mind to find the space between your thoughts, while you realign your energy back into balance.  This class is great for all levels and will start you with some movement and then guide you into a seated or reclined meditation, your choice (60 minutes, socks and comfy clothes ok).


MAT PILATES: Pilates work develops core abdominal and back strength through exercises executed on a mat. With an emphasis on breath, posture and body awareness, each exercise is performed with total focus on accurate form and quality of movement (60 minutes).


PRENATAL YOGA: Prenatal Yoga is a beautiful way to connect with your baby and other mothers. This class is specifically geared and safe for all stages of pregnancy, modifications are always given depending on how you feel in that moment. We will also share tools to help navigate through labor (60 minutes, barefoot).

RESTORATIVE SOUND HEALING: Gentle restorative relaxation and amazing crystal sound bowl session. Align your energy charkras to heal yourself through sound healing, breathing, letting go! (75 minutes)

VINYASA YOGA FLOW: Vinyasa flow takes students on a journey of meditation through movement, connecting with the breath, to relieve tension, build strength, balance, and flexibility of the body as well as the mind to encourage an overall state of bliss. All levels are welcome, and modifications are tailored for the individual to meet you wherever you are on your journey, from beginner to advanced. Vinyasa yoga teaches us to cultivate an awareness that links each action to the next—on the mat and in our lives (60 minutes)


WISE YOGA - Relax & Rejuvenate (Ages 45+ only!):  
Awaken your bodies power to Rejuvenate and Regenerate more energy, enhancing your physical well being, better circulation, mindful breathing, while gaining strength in muscles and bones, along with better balance, focus and concentration! Some common proven benefits: Reduced back pain and general body aches and pains, increased joint flexibility, increased strength (arthritis), balanced blood sugar levels, decreased weight, improved mood and reduced anxiety! Gentle, progressive yoga strength building poses and flow - Great for new and experienced yoga students! (60 minutes)

YOGA ENERGY FLOW + CORE: YOGA FLOW is an invigorating yoga flow emphasizing power, lengthening, and stretching, while integrating core work. This energetic yoga flow ranges from sun salutations, grounding standing poses, detoxifying twists, heart openers, and balancing postures.  Great way to kick off your day! (60 minutes, barefoot).

YOGA FLOW - INTERMEDIATE: This is a well-rounded active yoga practice designed for the intermediate in mind, with various yoga postures or asanas and incorporates them into a fantastic yoga flow. Advancements or modifications are offered (60 minutes).

YOGA FLOW STRETCH: This is a great class to introduce you to a well-rounded yoga practice that focuses on stretching and lengthening your muscles. Designed for the beginner/intermediate in mind, this class breaks down various yoga postures or asanas and incorporates them into a fun yoga flow emphasizing length and stretch. Advancements are offered for the more seasoned practicioner. (60 minutes, barefoot).

YOGA SCULPT: “awesome fusion of weights & yoga flow” a total body workout that combines light weights and cardio with yoga postures to target and tone specific muscle groups; builds balance, strength & sexy long lean muscles (60 minutes).

YOGA SPORT + SURF STRETCH: Stretch, lengthen, strengthen, tone, and improve your other sports through cross-training with yoga! This is great for all levels and will renew both your body and mind (60 minutes).

ZUMBAZumba is an effective, easy-to-follow workout that mixes body sculpting movements with dance steps derived from merengue, salsa, reggaeton, hip hop, mambo, rumba, flamenco, and calypso. The routines feature aerobic interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms. It targets areas such as the glutes, legs, arms, abdominals, and the heart. (60 minutes)

 

SPECIAL CLASSES

YOGA FOR SPECIAL NEEDS ADULTS: This yoga class for special needs adults is a partnership effort with the Adaptive Yoga Movement and local non-profit, TERI Inc.  TERI serves students living in San Diego and South Riverside counties who have Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and other forms of mild to moderate disabilities affecting learning, behavior, and social skills.  To learn more about TERI and their programs, please visit www.Teriinc.org

This class is specially designed to meet participants exactly where they are in an environment of acceptance, ease, continual success, and positive reinforcement, and purposefully move them forward in well-being. We focus on breath, gentle movement, and sensory integration. For an hour each week, our students gain body awareness, practice social communication, and gain skills in self-regulation with a yoga practice that is adapted to fit the specific needs of each individual.

TEENS + TWEENS ADAPTIVE YOGA: This inclusive class helps teens and 'tweens' discover their own sense of peace.  Students of all abilities are welcome.  Bring your family, bring your friend, or bring yourself and find the yoga that is "just right" for You. Proceeds support Adaptive Yoga Movement's mission to connect people with special needs to the practice of yoga.  For more details, please visit www.adaptiveyogamovement.org 

$5 55+ COMMUNITY CHAIR YOGA: This class is a community effort, being subsidized by Carlsbad Causes for Community (C3), Heritage Senior Care, and Carlsbad Village Yoga Co-op!  Join the senior community and lengthen and stretch your bodies, minds, and community connections. For more information, please visit www.carlsbadcauses.org