Intro to Yoga Series
Intro to Yoga is designed for beginners or students wishing to explore vinyasa yoga. You will learn basic yoga postures, yogic philosophy and breathing practices that will inspire you on and off the mat. Meets once a week for four weeks. Please click here for more information on our Intro Series and to view upcoming start dates/times. Please register early; our Intro Session always fills.
This 60 minute class is great for students who enjoy going into detail and building a strong foundation for your yoga practice. Parts of the class flow like a vinyasa class, however the teacher stops occasionally for detailed explanation and pose breakdowns. Suitable for all levels. Held in a warm (80 degree) room.
A well-rounded mind/body workout. You’ll pair your breath with vigorous, fluid movement to sweat, increase stamina and build strength. Beginning pranayama and devotional work included. Studio is comfortably warmed to 80-84 degrees to help increase flexibility and sweat. Instruction is not geared toward beginners, however with self-modifications, all levels welcome.
This style of yoga is a dynamic combination of strength, sweat and spirituality. This accessible, yet challenging, and flowing form of yoga will sculpt and tone the muscles of the body while clearing and clarifying the muscle of the mind. Sequencing follows a standard sequence of Sun Salutations, standing poses, inversions, backbending and seated postures. Beginning pranayama and devotional work is included. Power vinyasa classes are structured and vigorous, and are performed in a studio heated to between 80- 84 degrees. Instruction is not geared toward beginners, however with self-modifications, all levels welcome.
Traditional Hot Yoga
A hot 26 posture, two breathing exercise class.
This class stretches, strengthens and balances your body using a set sequence of 26 held postures & 2 breathing exercises. Ideal for beginners and appropriate even for many students with movement restrictions, including wrist, shoulder, knee or hip injuries, yet challenging even for the most fit bodies.
We believe in offering this class on our schedule because it serves the needs of certain practitioners in our community. To that end: Instructors’ cueing is variable and we do not believe in requiring instructors to use a certain dialogue. Twist Yoga’s version of this method does not believe in the patriarchial, demeaning and controlling culture & pedagogy spread by the man who popularized this method in the United States. We do not refer to this man by name in our descriptions or marketing because he is a criminal & dangerous predator.
This practice moves slower & is more precise than vinyasa, but just as vigorous, if not more so. You’ll move through a sequence of strong postures designed to ignite your internal fire with core support, pranayama and longer holds. The longer holds help you increase both strength and steadiness of mind, and also to get the full benefits out of each asana. Aided by the use of heat, the studio will be warmed to 80-84 degrees to increase muscular flexibility, sweat, and to help free your body from toxins; the breath work oxygenates and rejuvenates every cell in your body. Devotional work included most of the time. Suitable for all levels with self-modifications.
Get all the benefits of a regular class at a slower, gentler pace. This class will emphasize the basic poses with proper alignment and core stability, helping us find the ideal balance between strength and flexibility, and will help release unconscious tension and reduce stress. Periodic pauses are taken as we rest in a more passive poses. Suitable for all levels. Class is barely warmed to between 70-75 degrees.
Our Friday night class. A still and gentle practice that facilitates restful relaxation and deep structural release. We will work with a combination of Yin, restorative and soft, simple movements to find a quality of ease and groundedness in the body and mind. Suitable for all levels. Limited to 12 participants; please pre-register.
The practice of yin yoga provides the perfect balance to active (yang) yoga vinyasa practices and busy life. Focusing on long-held floor poses combined with breath work and meditation, yin yoga goes beneath the superficial muscles to target the dense connective tissues of the body – often in the hips, pelvis, and low back – which are difficult to open and can result in both limited flexibility and stagnant energy. This deep practice is gentle, yet intense, helping students not only to open the body, but also to cultivate the ability to observe and stay with sensation. Suitable for all levels. Class is barely warmed to 70-75 degrees.