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5Elements Earth 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 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.
*This class is practiced in a warm room (78-85 degrees).
5Elements Fire Flow- 5Elements Fire Flow is a dynamic vinyasa flow practice within the Kunga Yoga methodology developed by Kristin Cooper and inspired by the teachings of Ayurveda. 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. Practiced in a hot room (85+ degrees).
5Elements Water 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 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.
AcroYoga Basics- AcroYoga is an integration of yoga, acrobatics, and healing arts. Sometimes it looks like partner yoga, sometimes a therapeutic restorative practice for both partners including Thai yoga massage. At other times it is a very acrobatic flow. It is a super fun way to learn to connect with each other through communication and trust, while building strength, flexibility, and courage among other things. This class will go through the basics of L-Basing, Flying, and proper spotting techniques needed for anyone wanting to try Acro. Strength building techniques, warm-ups, and calibrations will be explored as well. (Pre-requisite for our intermediate Acro Jams.)
Acro Jam (Intermediate)- students must complete the AcroYoga Basics series (or have equivalent experience) and must be approved by the instructors prior to participation. If you have questions about the requirements to attend these jams please contact us here or ask Rachael or Neal Harper. In-studio Acro Jams are donation based.
Aerial Yoga- a combination of traditional yoga poses done on the floor, and postures practiced using a soft fabric “trapeze”, or “sling”, suspended at waist height. In aerial yoga our body weight is distributed between the fabric and the floor, allowing us to access traditional yoga postures in new ways. Some benefits of aerial yoga are increased strength, easier alignment and decompression of the joints, especially the spine, with the help of gravity. Also, it's really FUN! Aerial Yoga was designed for anyone of any age or fitness level. Complete beginners to yoga and/or aerial will be right at home, with everyone working at their own level. If you have any physical limitations or concerns, consult with your doctor first.
Back + Neck Care Yoga- Strong back and core muscles work together to keep your spine aligned and comfortable. This class will focus on strengthening, lengthening, and regaining healthy posture. This class may help with headaches and neck pain, tight, achy back caused by prolonged sitting or poor posture, back pain caused by repetitive, asymmetrical movement, mild scoliosis or imbalance of muscle groups, and more.
*If you have severe back pain, prior/impending spinal surgery, or a serious diagnosed spinal condition or injury, you must consult your physician to determine if yoga is safe for you. Some spinal conditions will not benefit from yoga.
Community Classes- At On Track Yoga it is our intention to make yoga accessible for all people in our community. We are pleased to offer weekly $8 classes in our studio. This class is an active practice appropriate for all levels of students. Modifications will be offered, and rest may be taken at anytime. Whether you have practiced for years or it is your first time out, we welcome you to come as you are, drop your expectations and fears, and enjoy some "me" time on your mat!
Deep Flow- Steady, powerful, and meditative all-levels flow class designed to challenge you and take you deeper, physically and mentally. A strong class linking breath and movement and still leaving time to stabilize your pose and savor each sensation.
Deep Stretch- This class is made up of mostly seated and reclining postures on the floor, using longer holds coupled with breath and mindfulness as a tool for deep release. The postures in this practice are approached actively, targeting muscles for increased flexibility, along with meditation as a tool for grounding. An important balance from your movement-based classes, this is a great class for all; absolutely necessary if you are an athlete or practice any type of vigorous/repetitive exercise.
Expand Your Flow- Take your practice to the next level with this alignment-based empowering flow class. This is a practice in moving through poses in a fully integrated way with a sharp focus on breath, intention, and alignment in order to build strength, stamina, and flexibility, and grow your practice. Although all levels are welcome, advanced asana (poses) and pranayama (breath work) will be offered. Please honor your body and practice with authenticity!
*This is NOT a heated class although you may find yourself building a great deal of internal heat. As always, listen to your body and rest when needed.
Flow (All Levels Vinyasa)- In this moderately paced class, movement is synchronized with the breath. It is called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. "Vinyasa" literally means "connection” in Sanskrit. In terms of yoga asana (physical postures), we can interpret this as a connection between movement and breath. This challenging, well-rounded practice is helpful in building strength, stamina, and flexibility, while learning to find your edge and taking care of your body. All levels welcome.
Gentle Yoga- Combines gentle, flowing movements with low and slow stretching at the floor. "Yoga as therapy" for absolutely all bodies! Great for beginners, athletes, seniors, injury rehabilitation, pregnant women, and anyone else who could use some ease and softness in their life and yoga practice.
*Need a chair yoga class? Join this class and we can adapt according to your needs.
Holy Yoga Flow- Holy Yoga is experiential worship specifically created to deepen your connection to Christ. Our sole purpose is to combine world class yoga with a Christ honoring experience that offers an opportunity to believers and non-believers alike to authentically connect with God. We do this by integrating His Word, prayer, worship and the physical practice of yoga to contemporary and Christian music. No prior experience needed! Holy Yoga at On Track Yoga is a donation-based offering.
Restorative Yoga- Restorative yoga is a fully supported practice using props, pranayama, and guided meditation to help you relax deeply and release the tension from mind and body. Restorative yoga gives you permission to rest and helps you de-stress and cultivate self awareness.
Therapeutic Yoga- Suitable for new students/beginners through advanced practitioners. Therapeutic yoga class is a carefully designed combination of gentle yoga, mindfulness, restorative yoga poses, and breath work. This class promotes healing and enhances stress resilience. These elements are integrated into a class that is suitable for people who are beginning to study yoga, recovering from an injury or surgery, healing from anxiety or depression, working with a sustained spinal dysfunction, or anyone who feels they are just too tight to stretch. Poses are modified as needed to fit individual needs and abilities
Slow Flow- This is a strong but slower paced version of a vinyasa flow class, designed to place more focus on breath, body awareness, alignment, and intention. Movements are slower and postures may be held for a longer period of time building strength, stability, flexibility, and deeper awareness. We invite beginners and seasoned practitioners of all shapes, sizes and age groups to approach this challenging but accessible practice from a place of mindfulness and peace.
Warm Flow- In addition to a warming asana sequence, the room is heated to between 85-90 degrees for this class. Please be mindful of your body and be sure to rest and modify as needed. You may want to bring water and a towel to class. These classes offer a safe, strong, athletic practice in which more advanced postures may be offered. That said, each student should always do what they can and modify as needed. Benefits: Build strength, increase focus + flexibility, burn calories, sweat, increase lung capacity + stamina, discipline.
Yin Yoga- Long, delicious holds of passive poses to get to the connective tissue and deep into the joints for deep release. Yin Yoga invites you to slow down and create space for stillness while nourishing joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia. Many of the poses are seated, supine or prone and are held with muscles relaxed for several minutes. There is a focus on the breath, being present in the moment, relieving tension and letting go.
Yoga 101: Basics- Workshop-style class that is great for beginners as well as advanced practitioners who are interested in getting back to the foundations of alignment, breath, and body awareness. Bring any questions you might have about anything yoga!