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South Portland & West Falmouth Yoga Classes
Heated Vinyasa Flow
Heated Vinyasa Flow is our all-levels class. The flow will include sun salutations, balancing postures, twists, backbends, abdominal exercises, strength building as well as hip openers. This style of class incorporates moving with breath while encouraging students to flow at their own pace, modify and to rest when needed. The room is heated to the mid 90’s with added humidity. It is recommended brand new students start with a fundamentals class if possible.
Fundamentals Class is ideal for brand new students and more experienced practitioners who wish to deepen their knowledge of the basics of alignment and breath. Emphasis is placed on safe, effective alignment principles and a slower version of our flow. This can be a great stepping stone to our Heated Vinyasa Flow classes. This class is lightly heated.
The community class is taught by a newly trained yoga instructor, and is slower than our all-levels Heated Vinyasa Flow class, making it great for beginners or people new to the studio. Come practice yoga at a discount — this class is only $7. This class is lightly heated.
Slow Flow is a blend of softer, gentler flow mixed with specific alignment cueing practiced in a studio that feels just above room temperature. This is a deep, full practice that's accessible to beginners or seasoned practitioners and provides plenty of challenge and support to both. Modifications and props are offered to students building strength or working with limitations and with time to slow down and explore specific poses, all levels of yogi will get something out of this class.
Yin Yoga is equal parts science and spirit. Using stillness and passive long holds in floor poses, Yin strengthens, lengthens, and hydrates the connective tissues throughout the body including the bones, fascia, and especially in our joints, areas critical to maintaining proper mobility and flexibility as we age. These classes often include meditation which, improves the health of your brain and immune system, reduces blood pressure, and brings more awareness and energy to enjoy life. Yin yoga works your body's "other half" making it a great complement to classes with moving flow. Add this class to your weekly schedule to transform body, mind and spirit. No experience necessary!
Deep Stretch blends elements of yang, yin, and restorative yoga and is a great compliment to our signature Heated Vinyasa Flow class. Deeper yoga sequences with longer holds that utilize many of our props bring balance in the yin and yang (physical and energetic) elements, relieving physical tension and relaxing the mind. Deep Stretch is accessible to all. Studio temperature will be warm to support a safe environment for becoming fully open. Props are provided.
Restorative yoga classes are designed to open the body passively and to find a deep sense of relaxation. Using props as necessary, which include bolsters, blocks, blankets and straps, the poses are held for longer periods than Vinyasa classes or other active types of yoga, many times for several minutes. By working with the force of gravity, muscles can release tension and provide the body the opportunity to focus on the breath and the release of daily stress. These classes are offered in a warm quiet room and are ideal for all-levels and especially to people new to yoga.
Prenatal Yoga classes provide a time and space to quiet the mind and connect with your body and growing baby. These classes are designed to help prepare you physically, mentally and emotionally for the process of childbirth. Class focuses on breath awareness through energetic and restorative postures in a safe, supportive environment. We strive to honor the changing needs of pregnancy through modifications and instruction on proper anatomical alignment. This is a safe open community, which allows you to freely discuss any issues, from discomforts and concerns, to the wonderful new changes your body and baby are experiencing. All levels and all stages of pregnancy are welcome.
Roll and Renew
Roll and Renew will teach you to put the power of self-massage in your own hands using therapy balls to release your myofascia from head to toe. The sequences taught in class will help you to release trigger points in your body, improve mind-body connectivity and create profound relaxation. This class is suitable for all levels of practitioner, and anyone looking to erase pain and release stress through self-care. You will feel better in your body and improve your performance on and off the yoga mat. No yoga experience necessary and balls are provided if needed.
Arm Balances and Inversions
In this workshop style class you can expect some flow with plenty of time to play. You do not need to come knowing how to do arm balances and inversions but a desire to learn more and a willingness to try. Teachers will highlight the building blocks of these poses and provide space for more exploration. Healthy wrists, hands and shoulders are a must and a good background understanding of salutations and standing postures will help. Studio will be a comfortable room temperature.
Yoga Nidra is also known as yogic sleep or sleep with awareness. It is intended to induce full-body relaxation and a deep meditative state of consciousness. This guided class empowers students to eliminate unconscious obstructions and energetic blocks in order to life to the fullest. Through regular practice, Yoga Nidra enables you to effortlessly realize your intentions and achieve an integrated state in which your body moves towards self-healing. This is a Friday evening monthly class held the third Friday of each month, September through May.
This is a slower paced rotating class offered each Friday night in South Portland from 6-7PM from September to May. Belle teaches Restorative the first Friday of the month, Ally teaches Roll and Renew the second Friday of the month, Robin teaches Yoga Nidra (guided meditation) the third Friday of the month and Sandy teaches Restorative the fourth Friday. Please note no class the fifth Friday of the month.
Private Yoga Instruction
We offer private instruction for 1-4 people. Privates are held at our West Falmouth location and are taught by our skilled instructors who guide brand new students as well as those who are looking to deepen their practice. If you are interested in a private lesson please send us an email via our contact page.