STRENGTHEN YOUR PRACTICE WITH GARY OLSON'S SIGNATURE POWER YOGA METHOD
75 minutes – HOT (over 100 degrees)
This exciting, energizing and empowering sequence of yoga poses is specifically designed to work the whole body improving both mind and spirit. Encouraging a focus on breath, this hot vinyasa yoga practice promotes upper and lower body strength, balance and flexibility. Through this dynamic exercise, students progress physically while also benefitting from the intense mental and spiritual effects of this practice. Students often remark that they have achieved the desired yogic state of "union with oneself" - the profound relaxation that accompanies a clear and open mind.
Power yoga suits all body types, age groups, and expertise levels, and welcomes students at all levels of practice. All it takes is the right attitude—the ability to be kind and patient with yourself as you wake up dormant muscles or work through sore ones during your practice.
All are invited and encouraged to practice this yoga.
GARY OLSON'S NEW MIX OF CLASSIC POSTURES WITH VINYASA FLOW
75-Minutes - HOT (over 100 degrees)
This class combines Bikram and Power postures sequenced in a Vinyasa flow to give you the best of both styles of yoga. The Bikram style postures will build long, lean muscles and flexibility while the Power postures will build strength and core stability for a beautifully balanced practice. This is a fun and challenging class for Bikram and Power students alike as we flow through each of the postures.
All are welcome.
GARY OLSON'S SIGNATURE POWER YOGA METHOD DESIGNED FOR ONE HOUR
60 minutes – HOT (over 100 degrees)
This Ashram signature Power Yoga class, designed to fit into 60 minutes, is the perfect antidote to a hectic schedule. These classes are incredibly popular during the workday noon hour and are often held in the early mornings and late evenings. Students find they can achieve similar benefits as they do in the 90 minute version.
All are welcome.
LEARN AND PERFECT YOUR YOGA PRACTICE WITH THIS CREATIVE AND DYNAMIC SEQUENCE
75 minutes – WARM (90 degrees)
Using ujjayi breathing to warm the body from inside out, Yang Yoga is practiced in a comfortable 85-90 degree
RESTORE YOURSELF WITH DEEP STRETCHING YOGA IN A MEDITATIVE ENVIRONMENT
90 minutes – WARM (85-90 degrees), music and gentle voice instruction
Long Slow Flow/Yin Yoga is designed to increase flexibility, quiet the mind, and purify the body. This posture sequence is performed on the floor—seated, kneeling, or laying down. Quiet instruction and soft music create a mood that promotes rejuvenation and deep relaxation. Because each posture in this sequence is held for three to ten minutes, the body can change naturally delivering therapeutic results for the muscles, ligaments, bones, joints and internal organs. Students experience release of stress with a soothing effect on the mind.
REALIZE THE UNION OF THE SELF AND EVOLVE YOUR BODY, INTELLECT AND SOUL
This is not a regularly scheduled class. The Ashram offers it periodically with advanced notice to students
120 minutes – WARM (85 degrees)
The premise of Kriya Yoga is that we are a miniature version of the whole cosmos, a microcosm–an evolving universe within the macrocosmic world. Within each of us hides the supreme creator activating every action through the breath. Hence the name Kriya: meaning that any work or “kri” is being done by the power of the indwelling soul or “ya”. Yoga is the means of uniting this correspondence between microcosm and macrocosm—realizing the truth within the union of the individual self and the Supreme Self.
In addition to the emotional and spiritual benefits of this practice, Kriyas can teach meditation, breath control and calmness, mental purification and eradication of bondage from the desires of the ego. This Kriya class provides an immediate spiritual experience and has been likened by Paramahansa Yogananda as the “easiest, most effective, and most scientific avenue of approach to the Infinite”.
FOR KIDS 4 - 12 YEARS OLD
60 - 75 minutes
Kid Yoga is a fun and creative approach to yoga that can be very helpful for children whose bodies are still developing. We use animated poses and basic stretching exercises to promote strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness. We also teach breathing and visualization techniques that will encourage the kids to focus, relax and develop self-control. We break for snack and often incorporate storytelling with lessons of courage, compassion, caring, giving, & etc. A theme is usually carried through out the class using interactive games and yoga postures for children to learn about animals and nature. *We accept all kids ages 3-7 in our yoga room. However, if one child's behavior adversely affects others we must reserve the right to respectfully decline participation by the disruptive child.