What is asana?
Asana literally means "seat" or "pose" so the practice of asana is the exercise
part of yoga. As our name would suggest, the emphasis at Ah-sana Yoga is on
the physical aspect of the practice; the movements of the body to keep it
strong and healthy. Woven throughout each class are elements from other limbs:
Breathing exercises (Pranayama) to increase lung capacity, as well as calm the nervous system
Meditation to still the mind (or at least slow it down a bit) and reconnect with self
Guiding principals for living a "yogic lifestyle" (Yamas & Niyamas)
In our classes, you will move your body into and out of various asanas, each designed to stretch and/or strengthen muscular tissue, deeply access the joints, and provide relaxation for the body and mind.
Everyone comes to yoga for a different reason. The descriptions below will help guide you into the right class, whether you're brand new or have a well-established practice. Need some help selecting a class?
Send us an email and we'll be happy to assist!
All classes are on-going and occur weekly, unless otherwise designated.
Yoga Chi blends flowing Tai Chi sequences with classic yoga postures to create a meditative practice that
builds strength and improves balance
develops focus and clarity of mind
promotes overall good health
No prior experience with Tai Chi or Yoga is required, as this class is beginner- and senior-friendly.
Yoga for Flexibility
A great place to start if you are newer to yoga or if your goals include increasing or maintaining your current level of flexibility. The emphasis is on gently opening tight muscles, especially in the hips, shoulders, neck and back, to increase mobility and range of motion to release tension and make day to day movements less painful.
Yoga for Strength & Flexibility
This flowing Hatha class will get you up and moving! After warming up, you'll move through carefully sequenced postures that will safely stretch and strengthen, toning the muscles and opening the joints. This class is perfect for the advanced beginners and intermediate student who is ready to explore arm balancing, inversions, and back bending poses.