Yoga 4 Life offers a wide variety of class types. We offer yoga classes for beginners, families and for experienced yogis.
The class styles offered include: Vinyasa Flow, Prana and more. We also offer Pilates classes. We look forward to seeing you!
Basics to Build, Grow, and Flow: Building each week for beginners and those wanting to slowly make their way back into their practice with alignment and proper form. Sequencing and Vinyasa to prevent injuries, incorporate modifications, and ease into a regular mind, body, spirit practice. Incorporating breath and body movement followed by stretching and meditation in Savasana.
Kids feel empowered by their ability to learn new poses (asanas), stretch and transition mind and body through a flow practice, and then stabilize their minds in a non-competitive environment. Unifying movement designed for families to practice together. Yoga is a great way for kids to get connected with their bodies. Yoga stretches kids’ bodies and minds, and boosts their confidence. Learning to calm and and connect, helping to bring active minds in balance with active bodies.
Prana Flow All Levels Prana : “life-force of creation”
Flow : the state of unified consciousness
Prana Flow is an energetic, creative, full-spectrum approach to embodying the flow of yoga created by Shiva Rea and the Global Vinyasa Collective of Teachers. Students of all levels are empowered to experience prana – the universal source of breath, life-energy and conscious intelligence – as the navigating source of yoga practice and vital living. Students learn classical and innovative approaches to vinyasa yoga and the state of flow.
Prana Flow is also:
• an evolutionary method strength and fluidity through balanced and creative fluid sequences (vinyasas)
• vital energy and relaxed being produces a path to ride the waves of breath, change and life rhythms
• activation and receptivity
• a way of liberating the natural flow and a cultivation of the art of yoga including movement, music, sound, visual arts and poetry to deepen the flow
Prana flow is designed by placing asanas (poses) into solar wave sequencing to open, stretch and prepare the body for peak poses. Building within the sequence allows all levels to experience yoga to suit their body while enjoying their practice. Well-rounded, this follows the mandala of the body and asanas we develop whole body strength and fluidity, circulation and centering.
You can discover a more about Prana Flow® by visiting Shiva’s website at www.ShivaRea.com.
Vinyasa Flow is a practice where asanas (poses) are connected with breath for a transformative and balancing effect. Building heat, endurance, flexibility, strength. The creative sequencing found in a vinyasa flow class is often built around surya namaskar (sun salutations) . Vinyasa (also called “Power Yoga”) is form always evolving weaving together wisdom teachings, poetry and music that can inspire physical, energetic, mental, intuitive, and relaxing bliss states of consciousness.
Inner and outer alignment invites you to discover the natural relationships, actions and energetic flow from within your body. This approach involves accessing alignment during the flow of practice through vinyasa method that brings awareness of key actions, mental focus, union of opposites, and lines of energy as it relates to the awakening the function and benefit of a asana (pose). The emphasis in on the unbroken stream of internal meditation and alignment within.
Sequencing and modifications are offered to integrate standing poses, arm balances, back bends, forward bends, twists and hip openers in a effective, creative, dynamic method.
Incorporating traditional and modern philosophies, Elemental earth symbols are often associated with the type of yoga. As an example, Wind based classes typify flow and smooth motions. Conversely, Fire based classes often involve rapid poses with increasing difficulty. Keeping in mind, you choose the best fit with your ability and anticipated level of effort.
Yin yoga is the counterpart to the active and heating “yang” forms of yoga. Meant to gently stretch and stimulate the bones, joints, and connective tissues rather than muscles, yin classes are typically comprised of longer, meditative holds in postures. Yin is a great balancing practice for those of us who lead very active lives or who practice other active styles of yoga.
Restore, Relax, and Renew with Jessi Hughes Restorative yoga is a gentle way to open the body through passive stretching in relaxing postures. Comprised of fewer postures held for an extended period, this incorporates the use of many props such as blocks, bolsters, and straps. Ideal for those seeking ultimate relaxation, slow pacing, or for those nursing mild injuries.
A slow paced practice for those who wish to build their new practice and perfect their current practice. This is great for beginners and is also very good for those yogis with past or present medical concerns, injury or illness.