STYLES OF CLASSES:
-RESTORE & SOUND HEALING -
Enjoy an hour to unwind and restore body, mind and spirit to a sound bath of crystal singing bowls and guided relaxation techniques. Vibrational sound healing can be traced back from present day trends to many ancient civilizations. "Everything in our Universe is made purely of vibrations, resonating with its own signature frequency. Ancient religions and modern sciences agree that our Reality is an ocean of living energy, and that all matter (such as a human being) is simply interpenetrating waves of energy which have crystallized into form and structure." The Crystal Bowls work directly with this universal energy and channel it into the body to enliven our entire being, offering another channel for deep listening, healing from within and self-love and care. Join Kristina each week as she guides you through an hour of restorative poses assisted by a plethora of props and inspirational insights to awaken your senses, enrich your Being and to simply trust your own innate wisdom within!
No experience needed. Wear comfy clothes and feel free to bring extra blankets, socks, etc.
Intensity Level - 1
Also known as "the practice of quiet power", Yin Yoga invites you to slow down and create space for stillness while nourishing joints, ligaments, tendons, fascia, and bones. the Yin practice includes long holds of passive, yet powerful poses, giving the body time to open and release. The practice benefits the mental and emotional aspects as we are asked to focus on the breath, live in the present moment, and let go. Give yourself this opportunity to surrender, be still and come back into balance. Yin is a cooling practice so it’s nice to have an extra layer of clothes, socks, shawls, wraps, etc. to make yourself as comfy as possible
Intensity level – 1
Restorative yoga is a gentle form of yoga that uses props to encourage a deep state of relaxation. By supporting various parts of your body with bolsters, blocks or blankets, you can fully surrender to the pose and relax every part of your body. Restorative yoga helps relieve the effects of chronic stress, heal the body from injury, and promote greater well-being.
Intensity level - 1
The best class for anyone brand new to yoga or anyone seeking a gentle class. Moving slowly and calmly with ease, this class is an excellent introduction to the practice, creating strength and flexibility in body and clarity in mind.
Intensity level 1-3
This class is intended to support you back into your radiant center through meditative awareness of structural alignment, through LIGHTing up the bones of the body, aligning to source energy, untangling the nervous system with the fullness of the breath; revealing the naked heart, and taping into the Love that already is. All are welcome!
Intensity level 1-3
This class is paced to allow a deep focus on alignment, increase body and postural awareness, and link breath with movement. We will work to establish a solid foundation of stability to allow for safe mobility and movement. The fundamental goal is to utilize yogic techniques to manage health challenges/injuries, restore balance, increase vitality, and prevent injury and premature aging.
This class is appropriate for beginners, those recovering from injury/coping with illness, as well as experienced practitioners looking to deepen their knowledge of the body and ensure proper/safe alignment in their practice.
Intensity level 1-3
Experience the balance of a complete asana practice. This class brings awareness to prana and is designed for every body. Find flow in stillness, dropping into a powerful practice to heal your body through surrender of yin yoga. Cultivate stillness in movement, increasing fitness levels and building strength through a mindful yang flow. Help to integrate your relaxation response by balancing the nervous system and optimizing energy flow to your organs in order to achieve deep healing and repair of ligaments, fascia, and bones.
Intensity level 2-4
-Chakra FLOW -
Chakra Flow is a 60 minute Vinyasa styled class themed around our 7 main Chakras. We will move through 7 mini flows, each dedicated to a specific Chakra with the intention to explore a physical, emotional and psychological release of stagnate energy – thus brining us closer to our higher, true selves. This class is available for all levels.
-VINYASA FLOW -
Flow mindfully and gracefully through compassionate sequences to balance body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Unite and explore your whole, true self as we move and breathe with focused awareness and meaningful purpose. Suitable for all levels, with modifications offered for beginners and advanced variations offered for the more experienced practitioner. Breath work and meditation will accompany asana practice for a well rounded experience.
Intensity level 2-4
-ADVANCED VINYASA -
For the experienced yogi ready to dive deeper into the practice. This class will move you into more dynamic and complex sequencing and explore more advanced postures including arm balances, inversions, and deep back bends. Strengthen your inner awareness and connect more deeply to yourself through mindful meditation and breath work.
intensity level 4-5
-ASHTANGA INSPIRED VINYASA -
Mindfully embedded in the rich tradition of yoga, this class is a gateway to most modern vinyasa classes. Working through the intelligence of the primary series, known as "yoga chikitsa" or yoga therapy, you will experience a full body practice establishing strength, balance, flexibility and focus from the ground up.
While maintaining a systematic approach through the set sequence, the series is modified for all body types yet consistent to permit you to recognize patterns in your body so that deeper layers of your practice will unfold. As you memorize the postures over time, practice becomes a moving meditation allowing you to draw your senses inward creating a fertile path to self-discovery.
A strong emphasis is placed on the Tristhana method, a combination of the 3 focal points: breath, gaze, and asanas (posture + bandhas) allowing you to be completely present and aware during practice. The pulsating rhythm of class is steady yet challenging while offering ample opportunities for more specific verbal cues and physical adjustments.
Intensity Level 3-4
-ALIGN & FLOW-
This is an intermediate, sometimes advanced, yoga class integrating vinyasa, subtle body awareness, pranayama/breath work techniques, meditation, and alignment awareness. No class will be the same, offering the students the opportunity to work particular parts of the body and gain insight into self-awareness through movement and exploration. Poses will be held for longer periods of time to promote strength building and body awareness. Flowing movements are integrated with mindful breath and class ends with a sweet cool down.
Intensity level 3-4
-POWER EBB & FLOW-
A signature Yoga Olas Class, Power Ebb & Flow is a dynamic, meditative, and powerful vinyasa flow. This class incorporates movement with breath and deep long holds to facilitate a wave like experience in the body, helping to draw students into the deepest and most profound expression of self in body and mind. Heated varieties are also sometimes offered.
Intensity level 3-5
-POWER VINYASA -
Challenging and rigorous, while blissful and relaxing, this class emphasizes muscle strength, stamina, moving with breathe, and flexibility while weaving in more advanced postures, arm balances and inversions. All levels are welcome and modifications are offered to provide an accessible class for anyone looking for a well rounded and joyful experience.
Intensity level 3-5
-HOT POWER FUSION -
Hot Power Fusion combines the intensity and movement of a power yoga class with the feel and heat of a traditional hot class. This class brings together strength, balance, and breath. The pace of this dynamic class provides space for a moving meditation while increasing core strength and flexibility. This is an all levels class with a variety of options and modifications for every body.
Intensity level 2-3
-HEATED VINYASA -
Vinyasa Yoga with a little heat! (we warm the room to about 85 degrees) The heat allows you to get into the poses more deeply and effectively. When your body is warm, it creates a greater range of movement in the joints, muscles, ligaments, and other supporting structures of the body.
Intensity level 3-5
-POWER CARDIO FLOW-
A blend of long holds, core work, inversions, arm-balances, high intensity cardio intervals, and vinyasa flows, this class is one big sweaty yoga party! Pumped with great (and loud) music and positive vibes, you will leave feeling elated, and exhausted yet energized!
Intensity level 4-5
ABOUT THE HEAT
Our studio is equipped with energy efficient Heating Green Infrared Heaters. While we use these heaters for temperature control in the winter for all classes, this is primarily how we heat our studio for Heated Yoga Classes.
Why and How Infrared Works:
- Infrared or radiant heating is simply the transfer of heat from a warm object to a cooler object. The heat is a product of a completely safe spectrum of light that is invisible to our eyes.
- Just as the sun, these heaters radiate sun-like warmth to objects the yoga room - walls, floors, and people, rather than heating the air, and without the sun damage of course.
- These technologies amount to safe, clean, low-cost energy, friendly to our bodies and to the environment.
- By comparison, systems like forced air, baseboard, and wall heaters only heat the air. Because warm air rises in the presence of cooler air, the heated air can be easily sucked away by drafts or wind, and must be replaced frequently by more heated air in order to sustain ambient comfort. This all amounts to wasted energy.
- This heat enables your body to more easily warm up into yoga poses and provides a soothing, ambient quality to your practice.