VY Flow is a modern adaptation of the traditional forms of Hatha Yoga - Ashtanga Vinyasa and Iyengar Yoga - and is one of the healthiest practices we can do because it helps the practitioner achieve both strength and balance in the body. Strength and balance are the most effective ingredients for protecting the body from injury and counter-acting the effects of aging. Vinyasa Yoga's powerful ingredient is the synchronicity of movement with breath, which causes integration of all the systems including body, breath, and prana or vital life energy. When these systems are united or yoked (the meaning of the word yoga), one feels strong, balanced, and vibrant. All Vinyasa Flow classes focus on alignment, and multiple options are provided to support the practitioner from advanced beginner to intermediate and beyond. Though sometimes challenging, you will begin to feel more youthful, confident, and vibrant from regular practice of Vinyasa Yoga!
VY Flow Happy Hour
Our early eve Vinyasa Flow class that lasts just one hour, so you can get your yoga in before turning in for the night, or heading out on the town... Either way, you'll feel refreshed in the morning from doing your yoga the night before!
Slow Flow is a beginner level and gentle Vinyasa Flow class that offers slower transitions into poses. We string together postures with breath with longer holding to fully integrate body and breath, while moving mindfully. Perfect for the beginner who is ready to start exploring a few more challenging poses.
Gentle Hatha is a gentle yoga classes that emphasize static postures to a slow pace so that practitioners can learn relaxation techniques and become comfortable with doing yoga while building strength and flexibility. *This class is appropriate for seniors who are working on developing strength and alignment, as well as those who may be recovering from injury.
Yin Yoga has it’s roots in the original Hatha Yoga tradition, and improves our health on many levels. Through long-held poses, Yin Yoga emphasizes accessing the deep Yin tissues of our ligaments, joints and even our bones and mobilizes and strengthens the joints, facia and connective tissue. Different levels of poses as well as props such as blankets and bolsters are used during the sessions to help the practitioner surrender to gravity in held poses. After a Yin practice the body feels deeply relaxed as if the practitioner just experienced a deep tissue message. *Generally Yin Yoga is appropriate for practitioners of all levels and is a great compliment to the practice of Vinyasa Yoga that our studio offers, so that students can achieve a happy balance of yin and yang in the body.
Restorative yoga is a slow practice where we use passive stretching with props to open the body. During the long holds of restorative yoga, your muscles are allowed to relax deeply. Restorative yoga regenerates the soft tissue and refreshes the muscles, making it a great complement to a Vinyasa or Hatha practice and an excellent antidote to stress. In restorative yoga, props are used extensively to support your body so you can hold poses for longer periods of time. *All of our yoga classes, regardless of style, focus on proper alignment, breath, and the support of total wellness through increased body and mind awareness. Our schedule is designed to support practitioners of all levels in building strength, balance and peace in body and mind.
Yoga on the Wall with Props
A combination of therapeutic applications to yoga, using the floor and the wall and multiple props, to help the practitioner have increased confidence, stability and strength as well as release and overall sense of ease in the physical body. *This class is our alternative to chair yoga and is appropriate for seniors who are working on developing strength and alignment, as well as those who may be recovering from injury.
A one-hour Vinyasa practice at lunchtime, so you can get your flow on and get back to work on time feeling invigorated and more at ease, at once. No one will even notice you were gone, but you will!
Vinyasa Yoga, also called "flow yoga" is a type of yoga that links movement and breath to attain increased strength and flexibility as well as balance in the body and mind. Some say it is a synthesis of the more traditional forms of Iyengar Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga, both stemming from the great teacher Krishnamacharya. At Village Yoga, our training background is in these formal lineages, and we have designed our more and more popular Vinyasa style classes just for you based on our experience from studying in these traditions. So our yoga is modern, but the foundation in formal lineage is there...that's why we call our yoga real yoga, and why it works!
Information for New Students:
Welcome to Village Yoga! We look forward to meeting you on the mat! A few things for our new students to keep in mind: It is important in yoga to listen to your body and respect its limits on any given day. If at any time during the class you feel discomfort or strain, please be responsible for yourself to gently back off or out of the posture rather than perform any postures to the extent of strain or pain. Please come to class wearing comfortable clothes...loose fitting pants, shorts, or leggings for example. We appreciate if you can try to arrive 15 minutes ahead of class to check in and set-up your mat. You may bring your own mat or buy or rent one at the studio. And lastly, please leave shoes and worries outside of the yoga room. We look forward to seeing you soon! Namaste