Yin & Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation
Yin yoga is a calm, slow, and patient practice. Most poses in Yin are executed while seated and could be held for up to two minutes. Yin yoga is suited for beginners and all levels up through advanced. Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation. Yoga Nidra (YN) guided meditation has ancient roots. Each session progresses through 5 to 7 stages utilized in most YN traditions worldwide, and is approximately 40 minutes in duration. The content of each is a unique creation of the Lotus Pond teacher guiding the practice. YN utilizes initial stages to induce the most profound state of relaxation, a calm mind, and sense of mind-body wholeness before leading the student on a “journey” and return. In the practice, many students enter into “conscious sleep” and a Delta brain-wave state while maintaining an active connection to the voice of the teacher/guide. Students may experience a state of oceanic awareness, disidentification with an understanding of themselves using default qualities while expanding consciousness into glimpses of their identity as their Highest Self, Soul, Divinity. YN experiences will vary over time from an inspired state of bliss, to gaining personal and spiritual insights, to the deepest state of rest ever experienced over a 40 minute period.
Try Yin & Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation on Sundays @ 9am
Align & Flow
Align and Flow focuses on proper form, while moving mindfully, matching movement and breath. Stretching techniques are utilized throughout the class to help relax tight muscles. Poses that work on balance and core strength are incorporated to help with posture and back support. This class is designed for all levels. Modifications are offered to tone it down or take it up a notch. helping students get what they desire from their yoga practice.
Try an Align & Flow class on Friday @ 9am, Saturday @ 10am, and Sunday @ 12pm
Gentle yoga invites you to slow down and relax into the postures with the support of yoga props. This class is recommended for those who want to release stress/tension in the body and mind as well as for those with previous injuries or limited mobility that would appreciate modifications for postures throughout class. This is a very accessible and inclusive class. Develop more compassion for yourself and your body as you connect deeper to your practice of yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditation.
Try a Gentle yoga class on Mondays @ 10:30am or 7:30pm, Tuesdays at 10:30am, Thursdays at 10:30am, Fridays at 10:30am, Saturdays @ 11am or Sundays at 2pm (Nature Classroom)
Vinyasa Flow classes incorporate varied sequences and appropriately paced movement to guide the students through poses, with an emphasis on alignment, breath, personal awareness, and individual attention. Sessions begin with relaxation using breath and gradual warm-ups to bring focus and self-awareness to the practice. While these classes can be an invigorating and challenging experience there is the beneficial outcome of calming the mind and relieving stress.
Try Vinyasa on Tuesdays at 6:30pm, Wednesdays at 6pm, or Thursdays at 9am
Beginner/Gentle Yoga is designed for entry-level students and experienced students seeking a softer style of yoga. It requires less movement at a slower pace while practicing postures, breathing, and meditation. This class offers comfortable and beneficial variations for all levels of students.
Try Beginner/Gentle Yoga on Tuesdays @ 6pm
Easy Does It: Beginner / Gentle
Never practiced yoga? Come on in!
Advanced yogi who wants to relax and rejuvenate? Come on in!
Focus on your breath, move slowly with attention to alignment, and have plenty of space and time to work on your pose or reflect on what you want your life to be! Smiling is also highly encouraged!
P.S. We will cultivate calm through the ever-popular ‘vagus nerve’ with slow belly breathing and other techniques.
Try this class on Saturdays @ 11am
Fun Flow mixes an approachable, all-level yoga flow with humor, levity, and that ancient yogic wisdom that the Lotus Pond is known for. Whether you’re new to yoga and can’t touch your toes or bakasana is your jam, you’re invited to explore the art of yoga and the balance within your own body. There are options to build strength, further your mobility, and - most importantly - laugh and dance your way into the weekend.
Try Fun Flow on Thursdays @ 6pm
Yin yoga is a quiet, slow-moving practice that helps improve flexibility and calm the mind. Poses are mostly seated or reclining and are held for two to five minutes with the muscles relaxed. These long, patient, passive holds target the connective tissues in the body, especially around the hips and lower back. Appropriate for all experience levels, yin yoga is an excellent balance to more vigorous forms of yoga and exercise. Leave class with a wonderful feeling of openness in the body and quiet in the mind.
Try Yin Yoga Wednesdays @ 5:30pm
We live in a yang-centric society… one where many people are expected to focus outside themselves while continuously producing and striving for perfection. And it often happens in loud, fast-paced environments that seem in constant motion.
Yin Fusion intends to bring some much-needed balance and relief to ALL who seek it by creating a space and practice for all things, Yin. In a cool, dimly lit room you are invited to still the body and quiet the mind as you hold longer, passive, ground-based postures which focus on the deeper connective tissues that, quite literally, hold you together. In addition, mindful breathing, meditation, and mudras (“hand yoga”) are incorporated to facilitate an even deeper exploration of the experience, often yielding greater peace, flexibility, and openness – both physically and energetically.
Try Yin Fusion on Thursdays @ 7pm
SOUL FLOW: Mindfulness in Motion
Refresh your mind, body and soul with this mid-week, morning yoga class in our screened in Outdoor Nature Classroom. Enjoy 1 hour of slow paced, mindful yoga to the beautiful sounds of nature. This class is suitable for all levels and ends with a 15 minute guided meditation. Soul Flow offers a slightly longer warm up before standing poses, weaves in intentional breathing practices, and gives you enough time to find alignment and steadiness in each posture before flowing to the next one. Develop more flexibility, strength and grace while cultivating gratitude for your body and its ability to move. This class invites you to breathe in a compassionate awareness that you can bring with you into the rest of your day/week.
Try SOUL Flow on Wednesdays @ 9am
Donation Based Stress Relief Yoga
This Monday evening class is donation based and is open to all levels!
Stress Relief Yoga focuses on proper form, while moving mindfully, matching movement and breath. Stretching techniques are utilized throughout the class to help relax tight muscles. Poses that work on balance and core strength are incorporated to help with posture and back support. This class is designed for all levels. Modifications are offered to tone it down or take it up a notch. helping students get what they desire from their yoga practice.
Try Donation Based Stress Relief Yoga on Mondays @ 6pm
This class focuses on slowing down the movements between postures. By intentionally taking the time to breathe into the posture, you can begin to feel the duality of ease and strength within each pose. So often humans are rushing from one thing to the next and we habitually move our bodies in ways we may not be aware of. Allow this class to be the permission you need to slow down and mindfully move from one posture to the next. Imagine if every cell and muscle within you had eyes to feel and explore the sensations within your body during each pose. Come to Slow Flow and begin expanding the awareness of your body. All levels are welcome :)
Try Slow Flow on Mondays @ 9am and Saturdays @ 9am
Gentle Yoga- with a little spice! This class combines the tranquility of gentle yoga with a dash of energizing elements, leaving you feeling revitalized. We focus on slow and mindful movements, allowing you to deepen your connection between mind, body and spirit. Each student is guided through a series of soothing stretches, gentle flows, and rejuvenating poses that help release tension and promote flexibility. To add a spicy twist, we'll incorporate a touch of dynamic movements that gently challenge your body's strength and balance. Expect to feel an inner warmth and renewed energy.
Try Spicy Gentle on Wednesdays @ 10:30am
Donation Based Meditation on Twin Hearts & Healing Night
The Meditation on Twin Hearts is a powerful meditation which brings a tremendous amount of spiritual energy, peace, love, prosperity, and happiness into one’s life. It is called twin hearts because you are activating your heart chakra (energy center of physical love) and crown chakra (energy center of divine love/higher consciousness). Divine energy flows through your crown and heart chakras and we use this to bless the entire earth and all beings with loving-kindness, peace, love, light, joy and good will. It is a technique that helps raise one's vibration towards higher states of awareness and expanded levels of consciousness while purifying the energy body. Following the meditation, Pranic Healing will be offered. By removing energy blockages and energizing with prana, we align our body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself. Pranic Healing is a safe, effective, and powerful way to help bring harmony and balance to the physical body, which therefore positively impacts the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of our life. This evening was designed to create a safe and sacred space for the community to come together to meditate and experience the power of Pranic Healing.
Try Donation Based Meditation on Twin Hearts & Healing Night on Mondays @ 6:30pm
Sunrise Yoga & Sound Healing
Join Meagan for an early morning flow and align style class with lots of pauses and scans to help students cultivate subtle energy body awareness. Each class is finished with sound and frequency healing to help students assimilate and integrate their practice and to leave feeling balanced and centered.
Try Sunrise Flow on Wednesdays @ 7am
Flow & Go
Flow and Go is a 60 minute all-levels flow class. Asana (physical postures) and pranayama (breath work) are combined to wake up the body and mind, beginning the day with energy (prana) to use throughout the day!
Try Flow & Go on Fridays @ 6:30am
Radiant Mind Meditation
Whether you are brand new to meditation, have tried it and found it difficult, or have an ongoing meditation practice, this class is for you. Each student will learn the basics to meditation, tips and tricks on how to calm the mind, and be guided through a practice of meditation focusing on the breath. Included in this experience: Learning how to correctly position the body for meditation, Gentle movement to prepare for meditation, Release stress and tension, Breath work, Meditation focus on the breath, Relaxing the mind, and Philosophy.
Try Radiant Mind Meditation Wednesdays @ 12pm
Friday Flow In Nature
Slow Flow is not gentle… This slow-moving flow practice is meant to call forth physical and mental “efforting” while bringing attention and intention to our primary life force, the breath. We move slower and hold the postures longer to create an opportunity for greater exploration by using the inhale to go deeper in the body and the exhale to go broader in the mind.We honor the seasons and dress appropriately to fully experience the moment... layer when it’s cool, lots less when it's not.
All are invited for a 10-minute Sit with Nature meditation to begin soon after the Friday Flow practice ends.
Try this class on Fridays @ 12pm
Self-Care Saturdays: Meditation & Reiki
Join Sahara for an hour of deep relaxation and restoration with guided meditation, soothing music and Reiki Energy Balancing.
Try Self-Care Saturdays: Mediation & Reiki on Saturdays at 12:30pm
Chair yoga provides a safe, approachable way to make yoga accessible to everyone, especially seniors and people with limited mobility. This introductory yoga class is a gentle class where all poses will be performed at a slow pace while sitting on a chair or using a chair for support. It is designed to improve mental outlook as well as enhance concentration, strength, mobility and flexibility through gentle stretches and slow movements, without the stress of getting up and down off the floor or on a mat. Each practice will offer breathing techniques, affirmations, a warm-up, six movements of the spine through gentle stretches and seated/standing balance poses (while on or using the chair) and ending with a final relaxation. The goal is to enliven body, mind and spirit by bringing awareness and attention to the entire being—from the crown of the head to the tips of the toes! This class is for every body. All levels and abilities are welcome.
Try Chair Yoga on Thursdays @ 11am
Donation Based Healing Chakra Meditation
In this hour long chakra meditation class, you will bring awareness to each chakra while listening to and chanting each chakra's beej (seed) mantra. When we chant the Chakra (Sanskrit for “wheel”) sounds, you can receive the benefits of singing and deep breathing, as well as the benefits of focusing on altruistic qualities, connecting with the elements, and processing the experiences of our lives. Each chakra is rich with symbolism and meaning.
Try Healing Chakra Meditation on Thursdays @ 5:30pm
During a restorative yoga practice, practitioners typically use props such as blankets, bolsters, blocks, and straps to support their body in various poses. These props help create a safe and comfortable environment where the body can completely relax and let go. The poses are often held for severarl minutes, allowing the body to fully surrender and release deeply held tension. The focus of restorative yoga is on slowing down, finding stillness, and reconnecting with the breath. It promotes a state of deep relaxation, which activates the parasympathetic nervous system, leading to a decrease in stress hormones and an increase in feelings of calmness and well-being. Restorative yoga can be particularly beneficial for individuals recovering from injuries, dealing with chronic pain, experiencing high levels of stress, or simply seeking a nurturing and soothing practice.
Try Restorative Yoga on Wednesdays @ 7pm and every First Friday from 6:30-8:30pm in the Candlelight Restorative Yoga and Energy Healing Session. Learn More.
Your attention is the most precious currency you have. In this class expect to practice turning your attention inward while building integrity through the practice of self-study (svadhyaya), slow-flow style movement, and postures of attunement (asana). Devotion encourages you to increase your ability to be present and listen to the voice of your body-mind. The last 15 minutes of class will be devoted to a combination of long savasana and meditation, with opportunities to use sound as a centering technique for those who are interested. Come into your body to connect to the inner space of peace within! Life is easier and more beautiful if lived from here.
Try Devotion Yoga on Tuesdays @ 9am