A hatha class focused on finding alignment between mind, heart, and body, and connecting to inner peace. Class uses active yoga in the form of strong hatha, therapeutics, flow, and restorative to create a well-rounded, ever-changing and expanding sequence. Focus on alignment builds strength in the healthiest way possible. Good for all levels. Good for active yogis and yoginis going through minor injuries.
Ashtanga Led Primary is a led, flowing practice that includes vinyasas and connecting breath to movement, while balancing strength and flexibility in a fun, invigorating atmosphere. The Ashtanga Primary Series is a pre-established sequence developed by Pattabhi Jois. Basic understanding of yoga required.
New students are taught individually small amounts of a set sequence (Ashtanga Primary Series) that increases over time, depending on how frequently the student attends the class and the capacity of the student (based on strength, flexibility, focus, and stamina). When practiced consistently, the poses reveal strength, purification, and alignment in the body, breath, and mind. Once the portion of the sequence given has been memorized, new postures are introduced and added to the sequence. A teacher is present to offer guidance, assistance, modifications, and to answer questions. Mysore is a simple, effective, ancient method of learning yoga. As a beginner, you can expect to be in class for 20-30 minutes. As you advance, your practice will increase to 1-1.5 hours. All Levels. ***NEW STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: During weekday morning Mysore, please arrive at 9:30am***
Class will move through basic yoga postures giving Sanskrit names in an effort to introduce students to yoga terminology. This class is great for beginners, and for students who are familiar with yoga and want to take a closer look at alignment and breathing within poses they may have done many times before. Beginners are encouraged to take this class.
Focused on the basic alignment of the pose while working towards more fun and interesting poses. All Levels.
How do you, in this very busy world, give yourself space to find a quiet mind? In this class we will practice three different yoga modalities that will serve you in dropping out of your mind and into your body. Breath work, Asana and Meditation are the three elements that we will play with. These three areas of yoga lead the individual to a greater sense of well-being and strength in body, mind and spirit. Use this class to refresh or begin working with these modalities in your daily practice for happiness and deep connection to self and others. Basic knowledge of yoga suggested.
A cross between Ashtanga and Iyengar, where we'll center ourselves, and make ourselves present in the room, followed by flowing through sun salutations, connecting breath with movement. Then we'll look at some individual poses and hold them, finding stillness, and we'll end with some cooling postures and a meditative, relaxing savasana (corpse pose.) All Levels.
Sunday, June 11 // 6-8:30pm // Right before summer equinox comes to sweep us into the sun, let's charge up our Solar Plexus with a specially designed workshop taught by Brandee Goatcher and Stephy Pool. The class will start with a Kundalini flow set to heat us up, move into a Restorative set to cool us down, and finish with a long sound bowl bath that will crystalize our energy. // $25 online; $30 at the door. Signup to Save a Spot: https://squareup.com/market/siesta-yoga/item/glisten
$10 community cash class. Hatha 1-2 uses a sequence of basic postures that take you on a journey through the body. You will learn names, benefits, and alignment techniques for each pose. Each movement will follow a breath, giving students a point of focus to swiftly move through the practice. 1-2 = Beginner to Intermediate basic movement.
**STARTS TUES 8/1/17, 8-9:30pm, EJ MERLIN WILL TEACH** Experienced and dedicated yogis look no further! E.J. will take you through a unique and methodical sequence as she practices alongside in this workshop style class. It’s challenging, it’s thorough, and it’s fun. Recommended for open-minded students with a strong yoga foundation and who are eager for a new challenge. *Not advised for beginners*
*Special Event: Christian and Brandee take you on a journey using crystal bowls and a modular rig with the intention of balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura). In this time of extra external Summer heat, we can both embrace and balance the fire by monitoring our power center. A sound bath is used as a meditative healing technique, using the vibrations from sound to "communicate" with the vibrations of each individual's body and mind to shake out discomfort and tension. $25 HERE: https://squareup.com/market/siesta-yoga/item/chakra-sound-bath
Class will consist of breathing exercises along with passive, relaxed, supported poses that create space for deep meditation. Restorative Yoga is meant to activate the Rest & Digest reaction in the body by igniting the parasympathetic nervous system in a supportive, easeful environment. All Levels.
The room is open to practitioners who have a set sequence that they are able to complete on their own. Please note: a teacher will not be present.
This class is based on intentional movement and graceful flow sequences. Be prepared to work, but don’t be daunted: all people at any level are welcome. Each class is themed based on a body part, pose, or sequence. Breath work and spirituality will be involved in the class, but a majority of the practice will be centered on the physical body. All Levels.
A mostly Vinyasa Flow style of class that explores the link between mindful body movement and breath to safely explore postures through creative sequences. Cultivate strength, flexibility and connection to self in this multidimensional practice. All Levels.
Traditionally practiced in the morning when the muscles are cold, Yin yoga is a beautiful practice suitable for students of any level. We will hold postures for anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes as we discover stillness, increase flexibility and calm our minds. Primarily a sendetary practice, Yin poses focus on stretching the connective tissue and fascia while encouraging your body to open and release. Balance your active Yang practice with morning Yin and tap into your innner peace. See you with the sun rise! All Levels
This class warms you up with a series of Sun Salutations, and continues to build strength and balance through mostly standing postures. This style of class synchronizes breath with movement to create internal heat, thereby purifying the body while calming the mind. It also increases endurance and will test the edge of your balance and flexibility. This style of class is appropriate if you are already physically active, comfortable with the basic yoga postures, and appreciate a healthy sweat. All Levels.
YogaHOUR is a fun, accessible, affordable and expertly-taught flow class that offers clear specific alignment instructions for each pose in order to promote safety. It is designed to be both difficult and doable and to offer students access to greater strength, flexibility and overall confidence. Come early. Bring a mat and a towel. Cash only please. $5. All Levels.