The essence of Yin Yoga is surrender. To balance the heat-building, blood pumping, strengthening "yang" side of a Vinyasa Flow or Ashtanga practice, Yin focuses on posturethat lengthen the muscles surrounding the hips, pelvis, and lower back. Students typically hold these postures for 3-5 minutes per side in order to lengthen the connective tissue that surrounds the joints and increase its elasticity. The elasticity of our connective tissue diminishes with physical activity and aging, which makes Yin essential for injury prevention and joint health.
HOT VINYASA YOGA
All of our classes with the exception of our Yin and Gentle are Vinyasa Flow. Breathe in light and radiate bliss as you move through energetic and joy-boosting yoga flows designed to tap into your power and keep you flowing from pose to pose with grace."Vinyasa Flow" means to link breath and movement. Our Hot Vinyasa Flow is practiced in a heated room to aid in warming the body for the practice. The heat allows your muscles to ease through their full range of motion within your own individual, physical limits. Focus is on balance, power, fluidity, flexibility and alignment while continuing to emphasize the fundamentals of yoga. Whether you are looking to improve your metabolism and circulation, or strengthen your cardiovascular system, this is the class for you! Hot Yoga is known for its detoxification benefits through sweat along with rejuvenation of the skin. Melt away years of stress and cleanse your body of toxins as you stretch and strengthen.
GENTLE YOGA (NON HEATED)
While all of our other classes have a "No talking in the Yoga Room" this class is different. Women come together and talk a bit, laugh a bit and share, this is their community. The ages run from 40 - 80 years old. This class offers proper and safe alignment and with sensitivity to mobility. Perfect for active seniors. This class will allow you to build strength, mindfulness and flexibility over time. All levels welcome
AWAKEN MORNING FLOW (HEATED)
An outstanding day starts with a mindful morning. Set the ton of you day with this uplifting, intention- setting classes that will enhance your day ahead. Prepare to move and sweat in this class. The movement is aligned and linked with the breath so that you move with each inhale and exhale. Vinyasa-style yoga classes are ones where there is a dynamic flow from posture to posture. This class is heated, please make sure you hydrate. This class is available to all levels however, some yoga experience is helpful. This class incorporates all the same aspects as our Hot Vinyasa Flow, except we hold the poses for a longer period. Giving the student time to look within a feel each pose. Strengthen, stretch, and relax your entire body in this class. Be prepared to breathe, move, sweat, and to challenge both your body & mind!
NIGHT TIME FLOW (HEATED)
Find the connection between breath and movement, while connecting with yourself and your own unique power with the mid-week Vinyasa Flow. An uplifting class to help you feel strong and balanced. Designed to get you out of your head, and out of your own way so you can shine your way through the rest of your week.
BARRE Body- Middletown's First Barre Studio
Barre Body is a highly effective full body workout set to motivating music that will burn fat, sculpt muscles, and lift your rear… all while having fun! A unique blend of elements from ballet, Pilates, and free weights, Studio Barre incorporates isometric movements, interval training, and stretching to chisel the waistline while producing the famous long lean muscles of a dancer. Using a combination of light weights, exercise tubing, and your own body weight for resistance, Studio Barre systemically works your whole body to tone arms, flatten abs, thin thighs, sculpt calves, and lift the seat. With stretching immediately following each exercise, you'll shape your muscles while improving posture and balance.
Learning the fundamentals of this ancient science. This is for anyone who wants to break down the poses and have a better understanding of alignment. We are currently offering an online version of our Beginners Workshop. To view please go to Online classes.
SHINE & FLOW HOT VINYASA
Find the connection between breath and movement, while connecting with yourself and your own unique power with the mid-week Vinyasa Flow. An uplifting class to help you feel strong and balanced. Designed to get you out of your head, and out of your own way so you can shine your way through the rest of your week. All levels welcome
YOGALOSOPHY (HOT VINYASA FLOW)
Join Mika Sundays at 9 am for Yogalosophy - A Hot Vinyasa Flow Style that focus on the foundations of yoga philosophy including the Yamas and Niyamas, an exploration of the chakras and a better understanding of the Yoga Sutras. Expect to sweat