Fresh Yoga Class Descriptions

$5 Community Flow

This class is open to anyone. No experience necassary. A slow paced class with some alignment instruction and demonstration. The class flows from one pose to the next in a vinyasa style.

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Animal Flow® Blend

This multi-disciplinary class is a blend of Animal Flow®, Yoga Tune Up®, functional movement, yoga, dance, and calisthenics! The warm-up will include joint mobility and core strength and will be specifically targeted toward the theme of each class. Once our bodies are warm, we will explore challenging static postures, hand balancing, playful traveling forms, and flowing movement sequences to build strength, agility, and grace and perhaps even get us out of a movement rut! Class will finish with stretches and/or therapy ball-rolling so we leave feeling relaxed and refreshed!

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Flow and Surrender

Each class begins with a gentle vinyasa flow for the first thirty minutes. This movement helps release stagnant energy and anxieties from our busy days, physically and mentally. The gentle flow prepares the body and mind to end class with thirty minutes of restorative and Yin postures focused on nurturing our nervous system to gaining a restful nights sleep, and/or be ready to fully engage as we move off the mat.

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Fresh Flow

A vinyasa-based class with physically intelligent sequencing to gradually build you to and help you unwind from a challenging apex pose such as arm balancing, inversions or full backbends. It always begins with the breath, poses targeted toward the key areas that will be emphasized in the practice and then we flow. The room is heated to 80 degrees. Fresh Yoga is a blend of wisdom from the styles of yoga that the Fresh Yoga instructors have been deeply immersed in and influenced by for the last 20 years. It is the best of tradition with a Fresh perspective. Build core strength, mindfulness, flexibility and balance as you enjoy a satisfying, accessible experience.

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Fresh Yoga Basics (level 1)

A slow paced class with detailed alignment instruction and demonstration. Forrest yoga is intense, mindful yoga that builds flexibility, intelligence, and strength while helping students to deepen their relationship with their authentic self. More advanced students can use Yoga Basics to deepen their practice. Fresh Yoga classes are heated to 85 degrees.

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Forrest Yoga (levels 2 & 3)

Vigorous and demanding, this class is a carefully constructed flowing series of intensive yoga asanas. Backbends, inversions and arm balances are emphasized. This class helps students learn to have freedom in their body. Students should be familiar with Forrest Basics and Vinyasa classes. Forrest Yoga classes are heated to 85 degrees.

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Forrest Yoga Practice

A hot yoga practice with minimal cuing, no assists and smooth music, creating a synchronized quiet chorus of movement and breath. This class structure assumes you know basic Forrest Yoga and that you want to sweat and flow. Includes inversions and arm balances. Options are offered.

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Mixed Level Classes (all levels)

These classes cover the range of Basics and Vinyasa classes. They are designed to specifically warm up key areas of the body like the abdominals, lower back and shoulders prior to moving into any flowing sequences. Modifications and variations are offered to increase or decrease the intensity of the class.

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Power Vinyasa

Heated (80+ degrees), flowing classes based on the Baptiste Vinyasa Power Yoga style. This style offers a vigorous, fast-paced series of poses designed to condition the whole body. Beginning with sun salutations, students move from one posture to another in a continual flow and link movements to breath with the aim of creating freedom in the body, peace of mind, and the ability to move more powerfully and authentically.

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Restorative yoga is about moving the mind and body away from normal activity and into a relaxed state of being. Practicing a variety of asanas (forward bends, backbends, twists, inversion); each pose will be held for 5-20 minutes, allowing the body time to unwind and stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system.

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This fast paced class introduces the flowing form of yoga called Vinyasa. Vinyasa, which means breath-synchronized movement, is a vigorous style based on the performance of a series of poses called Sun Salutations, in which movement is matched to the breath. These classes typically start with a number of Sun Salutations to warm up the body for more intense stretching, inversions, or backbends done later in the class. More advanced students are offered challenging variations.

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Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to the more dynamic and invigorating yoga styles that are predominant today. In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive 'stress' on the deep layers of connective tissue in the body. Physically, Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints, primarily between the navel and the knees. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body's meridian system, which enhances the body's energetic flow and supports emotional equilibrium. And as this practice emphasizes stillness and silence, Yin Yoga prepares both the body and the mind for deeper experiences in meditation.

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Yoga Basics (level 1)

A slow paced class with detailed alignment instruction and demonstration. Meditation and breathing are taught. This class is essential for beginners. More advanced students can use Basics to deepen their practice.

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Yoga Tune Up®

Yoga Tune Up® is a conscious corrective exercise format that improves your overall strength, flexibility and coordination. It helps you to identify where your practice is challenged by clearly identifying areas of the body that have been undetected, underused or lack awareness. We use asana as corrective exercise, and include a unique therapeutic element of self-massage with myo-fascial release therapy balls. In class we will excavate unhealthy tension patterns and blind spots, and discover a “new normal” while moving back into complete physiological balance.

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