Class Descriptions

We offer a variety of classes to meet your needs, and we encourage you to find options that inspire, challenge, and feel good to you. If you need any assistance, please feel free to ask. Our instructors encourage you to listen to your inner teacher above all and to have fun! Since we believe that individuals of all ages can benefit from yoga, we allow older children (ages 12 & up) to join our adult classes, if parents feel it is suitable.

Adult Yoga:

Active Yoga

A slightly more challenging practice, with the intention to build strength in both mind and body. This is your opportunity to play around with more advanced poses and movements to gain more insight into your body and to let go of fears, limitations, and expectations. We still encourage slow and mindful movements during this practice to safely explore and connect with our bodies. Each student creates his/her own practice and chooses options that feel good, so yogis of all levels are welcome. This is a fun and energetic class for anyone who is interested in expanding his/her comfort zone.  

Gentle Yoga

Rather than trying to fit the body into all of the traditional yoga poses, this class is an exploration of functional movement. We will work on breath awareness, joint range of motion, balance, strength, and flexibility of body & mind. Each class will offer time for movement, meditation, breathing techniques (pranayama), and may include some restorative yoga postures. This class is well-suited to those who want to move at a slower pace, those who want to gain more body awareness, or those who may already have some mobility restrictions, but it’s open to all!

Gentle Yoga: Inner Power Hour

You can never be any more perfect than you are right here, in this very moment. This is your hour to relax and rejuvenate and remember your worth through this gentle and calming class. This is a great class to meet new, like-minded friends in. Each class will have warm herbal tea awaiting you paired with vegan chocolate or a fresh fruit. No yoga experience necessary! *A mini face massage will be offered during savasana (often one will be offered at the start of class as well!).

Prenatal & Postnatal Strength Training

This is a special class for any woman who is pregnant and recovering from pregnancy/birth and wants to learn ways to safely exercise during these phases of life. Exercise is strongly encouraged during pregnancy and after and brings significant benefits to both mom and baby. In this class we will use concepts of yoga and strength training, using hand weights, resistance bands, and steps, to create strong and healthy bodies. This group meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 3:30-4:30pm. Participants learn exercises that they can safely do at home in between sessions. 

Prenatal Yoga

We offer mothers a quiet place to turn their focus inward and bond with their child, while strengthening their bodies and utilizing their breath to prepare for birth. Research shows significant benefits of participating prenatal yoga, both for mom and baby, including; increased comfort, decrease in premature births, and improved health of both mom and baby. These classes offer women time to be comfortable with the changes in their bodies and bond with other expectant mothers. This class is suitable for women who have prior yoga experience, as well as beginners. Women can participate as early or as late in pregnancy as desired, depending on comfort level. Nora also offers private prenatal sessions to couples and periodic group classes for both mom and partner.

Restorative Yoga

This class begins with a gentle warm-up to get the spine moving. The rest of the poses practiced are passive (many lying down) & fully supported with props, such as blocks, blankets, and bolsters. The aim is to help facilitate release of habitually held tension and encourage deep bodily relaxation through focus on the breath. This is an ideal class for anyone who feels overwhelmed with stress, insomnia, or chronic pain. It’s also a wonderful balance to a more active yoga practice. Open to all levels.

Slow Flow Vinyasa

Connect movement to breath as you work to balance stability & flexibility in the body in this more meditative version of a flow class. Some of the poses in this class will be held longer in order to find focus, maintain a consistent breathing practice, and build body awareness. Some yoga experience recommended.

Yoga After Loss

This is a class for any woman who has experienced the loss of a child during pregnancy or after birth. Together, we create a safe space to move and heal our minds, bodies, and hearts. Yoga has long been a tool to encourage healing, and this class is specifically tailored for woman in all parts of their healing journey. We use breathing excerices, movements, yoga poses, and meditation to connect with ourselves, release emotions, and find peace in the midst of grief. This group offers connection and community, which are vital to the healing process. We meet every 3rd Sunday of each month from 2:00-3:00pm

Yoga Basics

This is a class for those who are new to yoga or for those who want to gain a better sense of their habitual movement patterns. We will delve into some fundamental yoga poses (asanas) with a balanced perspective on the importance of strength and flexibility. We’ll begin exploring breathing techniques, and we’ll practice a variety of movement patterns to sense where the body is in space. In doing so, we hope to take time to enjoy what your body can do: move, focus, and breathe—all with an attitude of curiosity and playfulness!

Yoga Foundations

This alignment focused class embodies the ideas and principles of B.K.S. Iyengar. This class offers a deeper look into the positioning of the body in each posture, with longer holds and a strong focus on the breath. Honing in one’s attention into the seemingly insignificant elements of each posture helps us to understand each part of the body and how it functions together as a whole. Dive into postures with confidence and security with the help of your instructor, props, and adjustments. 

Babies, Kids, Tweens & Teens: 

Baby and Me Yoga Movers (Crawlers to age 2 + caregivers)

This class is for caregivers and babies who move (crawling, walking, dancing, etc.)! Within this practice, we create a sacred space for little ones to play, socialize and grow, while caregivers move, breathe, and connect. We utlilize songs, music, and stories to help little movers to develop gross motor skills and learn about their bodies. This is a dedicated time for caregivers to bond with babies, while practicing self-care.

Family Yoga (Best suited for caregivers & kids ages 2-9, but all are welcome!)

Come join the fun–yoga for you and all of your young! Wiggle and giggle with your little yogi(s) as we explore breathing techniques and yoga postures through stories, rhymes, and music. We will incorporate partner poses, dance, stories, and move our way through yoga obstacle courses. No yoga experience necessary! *A mini face massage is offered at each final resting pose. Requires purchase of $18.00 Family Yoga Class Pass (covers your entire family for one class).

Tween/Teen Yoga

Treat your body and mind to an hour of self-love, care, and kindness. This specialized yoga class provides a safe, non-competitive place for tweens and teens to work with their bodies and their emotions, and de-stress from the whirlwind of demands and stressors in their life. No yoga experience necessary! *A mini face massage is offered at each final resting pose.

Happy Baby & Me (Ages newborn to crawling + caregivers)

Parents, come enjoy the presence of your new little love, and treat yourself to this relaxing and supportive environment to ease tension in your body–you deserve it! Along with stretching your body, each class will devote time to gentle, hands-on yoga and massage for babies, aiding in digestion and promoting the sleep-wake cycle. Bonding postures, playful rhymes and songs, and breathing techniques are explored. This is open to mothers, fathers, and all caregivers alike. No yoga experience necessary! *A mini face massage is offered at each final resting pose.

Kids Yoga (Ages 2 - 9)

Let your child’s yoga dance, wiggle, giggle, hop, skip & sing! It all begins at the sound of the singing bowl, ding! We will flow and dance in and out of poses, create yoga obstacle courses, play partner yoga games, engage in scarf play and breathing techniques, and create art such as mandalas. *A mini face massage or back rub is offered at each final resting pose.

Little Yogi & Me (Best for ages 2-5, but all kids are welcome!)

Come join the fun, with story time yoga and dance for you and your young! Your young yogis are given the opportunity to take a ride through their imagination in this class of stories, dance and free movement. Using scarves, massage balls, music and more, you and your yogi are sure to deeply explore your true nature. *No prior experience necessary. *A mini face massage is offered at each final resting pose.

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