Gentle yoga classes are typically described as appropriate for those who want a softer, nurturing, slow-paced, well-supported and relaxing practice. The approach includes carefully orchestrated movements, controlled pressure, and well-measured stretches, including range of motion exercises. Postures may be approached in gradual steps, with plenty of time to focus on breathing and repetition so that the practice is simple to do and easy to remember. A gentle yoga style encourages a highly individualized approach to practice with on-going encouragement to make moment-to-moment adjustments.
Power Yoga is a fitness-based vinyasa practice. An offshoot of Ashtanga Yoga, it has many of the same qualities and benefits, including building internal heat, increased stamina, strength, and flexibility, as well as stress reduction. Teachers design their own sequences, while students synchronize their breath with their movement. The original Power Yoga was developed and founded by Beryl Bender Birch, but is now a term used to describe many vigorous vinyasa styles.
Buti Yoga is a powerful blend of tribal dance and primal movements, plyometrics, and vinyasa-style yoga. It is not your guru’s yoga. Buti is for every woman and any man comfortable enough with his sexuality. This unique style of yoga incorporates movements that our bodies crave, and that our body’s systems flourish from. Our hormones are balanced, our chakras are aligned, and we nourish the health of our endocrine system. You will find a nice mix of tribal dance with hip-hop flair, woven throughout upbeat songs that keep the practice going strong from start to finish. The Buti Yoga practice focuses on removing blockages in the first and second chakras to in turn activate our sexuality, power, and confidence. We are all born with these qualities, but living in Western culture and society, the power that originates from our first and second chakra gets muted. The physical and mental result? Tight hips and closed minds.
There are many cultures – from Native American and African tribes to Arabic belly dancing – that, much like we do in Buti, have dance rituals that incorporate hip and pelvic spiraling. These moves help to open and align our first and second chakras. You cultivate a whole new level of mind-body awareness, and find an entirely new definition of strong.
Where tradition meets today’s modernity. Hip-Hop Yoga is a physical yoga practice paired with hip-hop music. It invites you to get out of your head and into the beats and lyrics of old-school or new school artists. Life wisdom and thoughtful words come in many different forms, and rap is one of them. With such a fun playlist we are able to enter a space where we don’t take ourselves too serious. Move to your own body’s natural rhythm. Bobbing your head in downward facing dog is likely to occur with Chevon’s playlists. Just breathe and let it happen!
Yoga for Children
Is a form of modern yoga designed for children. It includes poses to increase strength, flexibility and coordination. Classes are intended to be fun and may include age-appropriate games, animal sounds and creative names for poses. It has also been scientifically proven to help increase concentration and decrease bullying; learning the art of pranayamic breathing enables little ones to remain focused and positive in the most difficult of times.