Rocket Vinyasa Yoga
Rocket Yoga was founded by the late Larry Schultz as a way to make Ashtanga accessible to the west. He created the 3 beloved Rocket sequences we know today while on tour with the Grateful Dead. Bob Weir coined it the Rocket because "it gets you there faster" We practice Rocket in three set sequences that begin to become fluid with practice. Practicing in set sequences allows you to begin to focus on your breath and gaze, the practice becomes a moving meditation and poses that seemed impossible become part of you. These classes are quiet and peaceful in nature as we are learning to focus our awareness on our breath, bandhas and drishti.
These are classes taught by new Rocket Yoga teachers with only their first 50 hours. They are considered Rocket Inspired. These teachers are stepping into teaching the full Rocket Sequences with the support of our Rocket teachers behind them to guide them.
Progressive Ashtanga Vinaysa
Ashtanga Yoga is a system of 6 set series, each progressing upon the previous. Ashtanga is the mother of all flow styles seen today. It is known as the 8 limb path of yoga.
Beginning with Primary series, known as yoga chikitsa, or yoga therapy. When we develop a consistent practice in Ashtanga we begin to purify the body, organs and lymphatic system. We build strength, increase flexibility, focusing on deep forward folds and hip openers.
We focus deeply on tristana (breath, bandhas and drishti) and start to balance our nervous system, creating a cleansing heat from the inside out.
We offer Mysore style, when is an open practice time for self practice. Our teacher will teach you primary series pose by pose, breath by breath. We have Ashtanga Sheets to use. We also offer LED classes and Beginners Ashtanga, which is more therapeutic
Beginners Rocket and Ashtanga
These classes are shortened, modified versions of Rocket 1 and 2 as well as Primary Series Ashtanga. These shortened set sequences allow more time for alignment and instruction in poses, how to practice with our breath, beginning to progress your practice. These classes are more therapeutic in nature and are perfect for beginners, practitioners coming from different styles like Power or Vinyasa or Rocket/Ashtanga students that want a shorter practice.
Inversion Conditioning and Arm Balance Play
These one hour classes focus on building strength to achieve inversions and hold arm balances comfortably. We will focus on core strength and specific drills for each posture. As well as variations, transitions and safety. More workshop style, these classes are interactive and will help any practitioner progress in their practice.
Modern Vinyasa Flow is also born out of the Ashtanga Vinyasa System.
Vinyasa sequences are crafted with care by teachers using intelligent sequencing. Each class is unique and specific the individual teacher.
Vinyasa means, to place in a special way and like Ashtanga, Rocket and Power yoga, Vinyasa links breath to movement. To take a vinyasa class means you will link poses with a vinyasa, which is moving through chaturanga (low push up) up dog and down dog, creating a class that moves, breathes and flows.
We have Vinyasa classes including Gentle Vinyasa, Slow Flow and Movement and Meditation.