Earth Elements classes aim to build essential confidence and embodiment for a healthy and healing yoga practice. Element classes offer focused instruction that results in the practitioner’s embodiment of essential skills, techniques, and a meditative calm. These classes are foundational in focus and develop thoughtfully within simple to more complex actions, postures and movement patterns. By instructing in this manner, the practitioner is able to develop strength, grace, and opening. This class is appropriate for all healthy and healing beginners to intermediate and advancing students.
Earth Align & Flow
Align your body in its optimal orientation of integration to radiance and earth to sky and EVERYTHING unfurls into a conscious and connected freedom. Through an aware balance of six distinct, yet simultaneous principles, experience physical, emotional and spiritual aha’s. This earthy practice changes so much…… Align and…. Flow.
Earth Hearts & Hips
It has been said, “open hips equal an open heart and an open heart means a grounded life!” We could not agree more! This sweet session engages deep, integrative and opening hip practices. It pairs them with inspiring chest expanders, ‘spine-lengtheners’, and lower back feel-good-stabilizers!! The overall effect is… smile after smile, an open heart and grounded life!
Earth Gentle Flow
Earth’s GENTLE FLOW and TEA classes are comprised of soothing ALL LEVELS progressions and sequences. These flows move from simple to complex actions, postures and movement patterns. Your body and practice will unfold with a pervasive strength and ease-filled grace towards a luxurious savasana.
The Earth Flow and Tea – Gentle classes build sound skills, soothing pranayama and rejuvenative meditative techniques. The result is an inspired, embodied confidence, yogic skill set, and focused, calm mind. The entire practice lands in a soothing, grounding cup of tea, loving conversation and shared time! This class is appropriate for all those seeking a more gentle, deep and renewing yoga practice.
Earth Dynamic Flow
Earth’s DYNAMIC FLOW and TEA classes are comprised of intelligent ALL LEVELS progressive sequences. These flows move from simple to complex actions, postures and movement patterns. Your body and practice will unfold with strength and grace towards appropriately fun and inspiring peak asanas. The Dynamic Earth Flow and Tea classes build sound skills and introduce intermediate postures and techniques as well as build a little bit of heat and sweat! The result is a growing embodied confidence, yogic skill set, and focused, calm mind. The reward? A soothing mug of tea and a little laughter and shared time! This class is appropriate for all healthy beginners, intermediate beginners, and intermediate to advanced practitioners.
Anjali Restorative Yoga
Anjali Restorative Yoga, founded by our Founder, Shannon Paige, is a well-respected style of nourishing, gentle yoga. Anjali Restorative Yoga is a rich practice of deep and meditative support, both physically and emotionally. The practitioner is held by bolsters, pillows and blankets for sustained periods of time in deeply rejuvenative postures. The hallmark of an Anjali Restorative Yoga practice is that the restorative spaces are held with incredible detail to ease, rich imagery, guided meditations, and restoring pranayama, or breathing practices.
Slow Flow & Restore
Love myths? This is your practice! Every movement, breathing practice and image hinges on mythic archetype and storytelling! Within the telling of a Hindu story, the sharing of an ancient tale, this inspired yoga practice follows a deep, slow, and breath-centric vinyasa towards a restorative yoga finish. The effect is a stronger sense of connectivity to Self and a clearer perspective on other. As such, life circumstances and emotional challenges lose power and drama. Gain a sense of ease, expanded self-leadership, grace, and meditative relaxation that compounds over time and effectively inspires, creates, and supports lasting positive change.
Yoga for Rookies
Earth’s Yoga for Rookies classes aim to build essential confidence and embodiment for a healthy and healing yoga practice. THESE classes offer focused instruction that results in the practitioner’s embodiment of essential skills, techniques, and a meditative calm. These classes are foundational in focus and develop from simple to more complex actions, postures and patterns. Gain skills. Gain confidence. This class is appropriate for all healthy and healing beginners.
Qoya classes, which are a blend of yoga,dance, and community connection, are based on the idea that through movement we remember.
We remember how to trust our body as our sacred guide, embody our soul, and live a life aligned with our truth by following our intuition. Wise, wild and free also draw reference to the movement forms we practice: wise–the wisdom of yoga, wild–the creative expression in dance, and free–the freedom to enjoy our bodies through feminine movement.
No experience necessary! There is no way to do Qoya wrong and the way you know you are doing it right is that it feels true to YOU.
Body and mind come together in Embodied Emotion classes. Experience a hybrid of all-levels yoga coupled with guided emotion journaling (Half of the Class is Journaling and Discussion, Half of the Class is an Asana practice). Based in both ancient yogic tradition and modern cognitive science, we’ll flow and grow through one set of emotions per class, as we harness the movement inherent in e*motion.
Embodied Emotion presumes that emotions are not obstacles to a clear mind, but rather pathways to a clear mind and to our own embodied excellence. This work is based on the theory that emotions are important messages from our own vast subconscious Self, to our limited conscious awareness. Therefore emotions are something we want to pay careful attention to. Each emotion asks for a particular kind of attention. The quality of attention we pay to our emotions matters. E*motions contain the information and energy that can put us in motion in our lives.
Journaling page provided.
*Hybrid Journaling + Short Flow Class*
Morning Chant & Meditation
Come chant with us! Whether you love your voice or think you can’t sing - your voice is welcome. We’ll chant in call and response fashion and finish with a short meditation. Chanting has many benefits including clearing the mind for better focus and attention, opening the chest and lungs for easier breathing, and creating a vibration that helps us release our thoughts and sink into our heartspace for a more easeful meditation.
Come as you are, cushions are provided. Feel free to arrive with your morning beverage of choice, or help yourself to a cup of tea.
Traditional Indian musical instruments are welcome.
Candlelit Yin Yoga
Particularly in the west, our lives and yoga practices flow from a place of Yang. Yin offers the balance…Effortless effort….Rewire tension patterns. Release stores of trauma in the facia. Allow space for healing in its time. The surrender to time and gravity without force is a deep and meditative practice to drop us into the parasympathetic nervous system. At the same time we are working deeply in the facia, joints and ligaments for deep release and healing.
Flow & Medicinal Herbs
Learn to connect with your plant teachers and allies though the practices of Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness. Discover the wisdom of the natural world and the benefits of a different medicinal herb each week as we consciously refine our awareness of plant spirit medicine.
Yoga for Stress Management
This weekly program will address the many factors that contribute to hypertension, anxiety, and overall stress, and educate you on ways to manage stressors at home. Use movement, breathing, and relaxation techniques to lower your blood pressure and calm your mind. Taught in a semi-private format so that individual attention can be given, this class is a wonderful and rejuvenating end to your busy week.
Flow Yoga & Meditation
A 60 minute class centered around a themed meditation. Breath work and guided imagery will prepare the students for a slow flow, with the intention of opening up energetic channels of the body to prepare for quiet sitting. The class will end in meditation, either guided or silent. Feel free to bring a journal to capture any insights that arise during your practice. This is an all-levels class, but some experience with meditation will be helpful.
Balanced Yoga and Trumpet Meditation
One could say that Life and Music is a balance and play of tension and relaxation, similar to the yin and yang principle in everything. Nature provides a continuous dance within and around tension/relaxation and yin/yang. This, 90 minutes, all levels class will explore the infinite ways in which one can play with the spectrum of tension and relaxation in our bodies, and within the sound of music.