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 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.
Disconnect from work, clear your mind, and work out the kinks in this 45-minute slow-flow Hatha class. Running late or need to leave early? We're ok with that. One of the benefits of an online class is that you can arrive late or leave early without disturbing other students (although we hope you'll stay for the whole class!).
NOTE: you should be able to get up and down off the floor to participate in this class. This class will take place via Zoom Video Conferencing.
Weekend Wind Down
A one-hour gentle stretching class to quiet your mind and prepare you for a restful night's sleep. No prior experience necessary. You should be able to get up and down off the floor to participate in this class
PROPS: 2 yoga blocks (optional), yoga strap (or hand towel or other type of belt or band), two bath towels, lightweight blankets or pillows.