Yin Yang Vinyasa

The perfect class to come to right after your big day on the mountain. Yin Yang Vinyasa plays with the balance between strength/flexibility, heating/cooling, and active/relaxing. The goal is to cultivate energy, but also to instill a deep sense of peace.

The first half of the practice will incorporate Yang (movement) Vinyasa, with poses focusing on energizing and building heat. The second half will ease into Yin (stillness), a slow & deep practice that takes the time to stretch the connective tissues in the hips, thighs, and lower spine.

 


Morning Hatha

Experience the benefits of waking up to yoga! Set yourself up for a great day with this 75-minute practice designed to wake up the body and target all the places that might need a little extra life breathed into them after a night of sleep.

We’ll begin with a short meditation, followed by simple, energizing breathing exercises, and the remainder will be a slow yet steady asana practice. Learn how to salute the sun, flow through fun yet challenging standing postures, and finish with a cool-down and full-body stretch.

Be prepared to leave with an open heart, invigorated body & spirit, and a calm, peaceful mind!

 


Yoga Stretch

Everybody needs to stretch more, especially if you are active in snow sports! Yoga Stretch is designed for all levels and abilities with a slow, accessible pace, and with most of the poses done while seated. This practice inspired by “Yin” yoga, so simple poses with longer holds to stretch the dense connective tissue of the lower back, hips, and spine.

We will use lots of props (blocks, straps, cushions, rollers, and balls) so you can relax, feel supported, and get deeper into the body. Students are offered the opportunity to surrender, slow down and come back to balance. Throughout the long holds, there is a strong focus on the breath, staying present in the moment, and letting go of tension.

 


Power

A more athletic style of yoga practice, this fun and challenging class will have you moving, sweating and breathing like you never have before. With a creative and eclectic mix of traditional and innovative yoga postures, get ready to play with and flow through many asanas with a powerful approach and attitude.

Each class is designed to create a stronger core in the student’s body. This in turn will help to prevent injury, build strength, release tension, and create more flexibility and stamina. Prepare to discover muscles you didn’t know you had!

 


Flow

This class will get you breathing, moving and inspired. We’ll begin by slowing it right down to establish a strong connection with our breath, and from there the sequences will focus on weaving all our movements with the breath.

If you’re looking for an all around feel-good class, this is the one for you. We will flow, strengthen, and tone the entire body. This practice is open to all levels and abilities; we will always provide different options to keep it more relaxed or really amp it up.

 


Pilates

Pilates is a physical fitness system that was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. It has a focus on the core which can basically be thought of as the ‘powerhouse’ of your body. Your core is the area between your shoulders and your pelvis (without your arms and legs) and encompasses all the muscles within this area. The essential intrinsic core muscles are your Transverse Abdominus, Pelvic Floor and Multifidus muscles which we learn to train as part of the Pilates method.

Because of its core focus, Pilates is popular not only in the field of fitness, but also in rehabilitation. It can be used to progress individuals through movements that represent their day-to-day activities. The focus on strengthening the core and improving postural awareness are especially well indicated for the alleviation and prevention of back, neck and joint pain.

 


Yoga & Pilates

Get the perfect balance of both methods in this combination class! Pilates in general focuses more on core strength, body control, and detailed alignment, and yoga more on flexibility, spirituality, and breath control. Why choose one practice when you can do both?

Pilates is unique in that, unlike yoga and other activities, its origin is relatively recent. Pilates was created in 1920 by Joseph Pilates for physical rehabilitation. Yoga was created in India thousands of years ago with the purpose of connecting the individual consciousness with the universal consciousness through physical postures and mindfulness.

Join us for a unique 60 minute session structured like a yoga class. Start with meditation and breath work, followed by a flow yoga sequence to warm up and stretch the body, then finish with relaxation in Savasana. In the middle there will be focus on a series of Pilates exercises to improve posture, stabilize and elongate the spine, and develop better overall strength from the deepest core muscles.

 


Body For Life/HIIT

Stay fit over the winter, and keep your legs strong for ski season with these high-intensity classes. HIIT & Body For Life both use a variety of bodyweight exercises to give an all over workout. They will increase your cardio level, improve strength, coordination, and work with your body’s natural movements.

These are fun yet challenging classes, where you will work together with other members to push yourselves beyond your limits. A great opportunity to challenge not only your body, but also your mind. It is a great all over workout suitable for all fitness levels.

 

 


*if you are a new Powder Yoga student, please arrive early to your class in order to have time to sign-in, and let the teacher know if you are working with any injuries, health concerns, or any other limitations.