Align & Flow
Align and Flow links breath with a series of poses, that encourage the body to move as nature intended. This hatha yoga class is designed to build a strong foundation, steeping the body in the principles of alignment, and encouraging students to be playful, explore their creative potential, heal and transform. You will be challenged, as this class is designed to increase awareness of internal vibrations (energy) as well as helping, you, reach your fullest potential on the mat. The traditional sun salute is a very important component of this class, one breath per movement, with rest in down dog. Classes may include opportunities for pranayama and meditation. As your practice deepens, you may notice that the physical changes are just a byproduct of a more powerful purpose. You may notice lifelong fears start to dissolve, obstructed emotions lifted, the mind finds stillness and gains clarity, and you experience mental shifts that free you from old thought patterns. All levels welcome, intermediate and advanced encouraged.

Beginners Yoga
Not sure where to start? Saturdays @ 11:30 is the perfect opportunity to discover what yoga is all about. We will help you find your center, breathe deeper, and explore the various postures slowly and anatomically correct. This class discusses foundation, dristi (how you don’t lose balance on your mat), breathing (the MOST important aspect of your practice), and introduces you to various postures. Take time for yourself, change your life. This class is a great compliment to a consistent yin/ easy does it practice and as you feel ready to explore the movement deeper our goal is for you to try our other scheduled classes. Yoga is similar to building a castle out of blocks. This class creates the foundation, upon which your journey begins.

 

Breathe to Flow
Breathe to flow integrates therapeutic yoga, breath and fluid movements into a gentle yoga class. Your journey on the mat is personal, your breath the vehicle of transformation. We want you to get lost in your practice, on your mat and explore your personal self, to find the ability to restore your body. The movements may be seated, or standing, active, or passive. Yin like postures, with deep breath awareness may also be incorporated into this class. All levels welcome, especially beginners and those looking for a more therapeutic approach to yoga.

 

Evening Flow to Yin
The perfect end to your busy day. A slow flow yoga class combined with yin yoga designed to nourish your soul. Breath deep, surrender to the postures on your mat, let yourself experience a quiet end to the hustle and bustle of your daily like. Soothing, calm music, maybe even a few candles. The flow will have a balance of strength and stability, yet the yin postures will allow you to explore deep internal sensations in a completely relaxed state. Beginners to advanced encouraged, regardless your skill level this is the class for you!

 

Gentle Yoga
Our most therapeutic class, super slow and easy. Regain your health, vitality, and independence through this practice. Whether you’re just beginning yoga, physically weak, suffering from an illness or injury, Gentle yoga is a safe environment to help you feel renewed and at peace. This class that will focus on postures that calm the body and work on easing discomfort. We focus on the large muscle groups, most classes are taught solely on the floor, and transitions are minimal. This class is great for people who suffer from arthritis, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, sciatica, hip issues, shoulder and neck problems. Gentle yoga can help serious practitioners avoid surgeries, decrease scar tissue, and perform their daily tasks PAIN FREE! Great for women who are expecting.


Yoga Flow
A fun, challenging, and energizing faster paced vinyasa flow class which strengthens the core, legs, arms, and personal will. Vinyasa flow is categorized as one breath per movement, so classes will pick up speed as your body is warmed up. May include the use of props, balls and bands to aid in strengthening exercises and encourage clients to challenge themselves. Advanced postures, arm balancing, and inversions may be introduced and included in the class. IF you want a challenge, this class is for YOU! A yoga workout to clear your mind and challenge your body. Personal space heaters are available for extra heat.


 

Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga is a suitable class for just about all levels of experience. Practitioners are offered the opportunity to surrender, slow down and bring their body and mind into balance. Many of the poses are seated, supine, or prone and are held with the muscles relaxed for several minutes (2-7 minutes). Yin yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga and exercise that emphasize internal heat and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles (running, weight lifting). The main intention of yin is to maintain or improve the current state of muscular health to optimal levels. Yin targets the connective tissues, the fascia, by focusing on the breath, being present in the moment, relieving tension, and fully letting go.

 

Women’s Yoga
Not that we don’t gather in community every class at Sundara, but this class excludes all gentlemen. Women’s yoga is all about fellowship with the wonderful community of ladies at Sundara, a hatha yoga, slow flow class that celebrates and challenges women. This class started three years ago as “FLUFFY GIRL”, fluffy or not, beginner, intermediate or advanced, all ages; this class welcomes EVERY beautiful woman Thursdays @ 6:30. We laugh, sometimes we cry, we share our beauty and our struggles, and we GROW together, on and off the mat. This class that will add a spark in your step, a lightness in your heart.

   

5Elements Flow
5Elements Flow is a dynamic vinyasa flow practice within the Kunga Yoga methodology developed by Kristin Cooper and inspired by the teachings of Ayurveda.

 

5Elements Earth Flow- 5Elements Earth Flow is a grounding, hip-opening practice, which emphasizes stability and strength through a steady and strong flowing sequence. Strength is cultivated through a series of slow salutations (namaskars) and standing and supine hip-opening postures. 5elements Earth Flow is for all levels of students that wish to move through a slow, deep vinyasa practice; completing with a restorative savasana and longer period of meditation.

 

5Elements Fire Flow- 5Elements Fire Flow is a powerful, motivating vinyasa yoga class emphasizing strength and purification! This energetic practice can help with digestion, weight loss and detoxification. Fire represents metabolism, heat, and the practice of “tapas” or discipline. The emphasis of 5Elements Fire Flow is on building heat, and strength through a series of challenging salutations, standing postures, core work and arm balancing. This practice is rapid, expansive and strong, and closes with a lengthy relaxation to balance the strong effort. 5Elements Fire Flow is an intermediate to advanced practice.

 

5Elements Water Flow- 5Elements Water Flow is a rejuvenating practice incorporating fluid vinyasa, and circular wave motion throughout the body within a soft, slowly flowing sequence. This is a nourishing and calm practice meant to balance the effects of stress, depletion, and over-stimulation from life or from strong heated agni(fire)-based practices. The circular movements of 5Elements Water Flow lubricate all of the joints in the body, and support increased spinal mobility, range of motion, and balance. 5Elements Water Flow is a full body vinyasa practice with an emphasis on shoulder opening, fluid backbends, and the six movements of the spine. Working to move the body as liquid matter, we release old patterns of stress and tightness. All levels are welcome, and this practice ends with a lengthy relaxation.