Fridays at 4:30 PM
More time in the poses, attention to breath and sensation.
“Perfect for a beginner looking to dip their toes into yoga or an experienced Yogi looking to slow things down.”
All levels of Yoga practitioners can find their personal challenges, as they slowly and mindfully move through a series. The pace may be slower, but challenges will be present with difficulties to work through. Even the most advanced Yoga practitioner has much to learn within the reflective pace of slow Vinyasa. Poses can be refined and strengthened, without feeling rushed into the next move, next breath, or next pose. Slow flow allows a person to become familiar with his or her body, create a reflective pause, and create the time to go inward. Slow Vinyasa Yoga is a therapeutic dance of moving meditation.
Note that slowing down does not decrease the intensity of the class! On the contrary, by holding the postures a little longer, you will gain more muscle strength, stability and increase your willpower. This course, tailor-made for beginners, allows you to alternate between relaxation, active immobility and dynamism.
Hatha yoga stresses relaxation, proper rest, and steadiness. While practicing, you use a full yogic breath, sometimes referred to as a 3-part breath, which is as natural and quiet as possible. You expend as little energy as necessary, keeping the body relaxed, the mind calm, and the breath even.
This is the best type of environment for a beginner since the approach is deep, yet slow. You can cultivate a solid foundation as you learn to connect with your breath and your body.
Slow Flow Vinyasa is one of our favorite offerings. It is structured similarly to a Vinyasa class in that it includes sun salutations and flowing from one posture to the next, but our instructors drop the tempo a little bit. Postures might be held a little longer and you will move more mindfully from one pose to the next. Just because “slow” is in the title, do not think that means easy! Students find the Slow Flow to be every bit as challenging as vinyasa or power yoga just in a different way. This is an all-levels class, but we recommend you take at least 1-2 Fundamentals classes if you are completely new to the practice.