Donation Yoga

What is donation yoga?

 Donation yoga does not mean free. All instructors help pay the overall rent every time they teach a class. Please help us keep the practice flowing by contributing what you can. The instructor takes everything that is donated, less the rent fee. This means that when you leave money in the donation box you're helping that person support themselves with work that makes them smile 

Why do we do it?

 "Having access to a donation based yoga class has allowed me to continue my practice even when my low budget has hindered me from affording a $12 drop in fee. On the other hand, when I've been able to leave a larger donation, it's satisfying to know that I'm contributing and helping an instructor share their passion with the community. I want everyone to have the same opportunity to show their minds and bodies the TLC they deserve without having to buy into the "membership" of yoga." - Leah Staley 

What does this mean?

Give what you can to the donation box, take what you need from the class. 

Most donations average $10 but all are welcome to leave more or less

All Levels Yoga

 All Levels Yoga is exactly what it sounds like; a practice built from the ground up and for everyone. Every class begins by bringing attention to the most essential component of yoga, focus on the breath. You are then guided through gentle movements and stretches, increasing in depth and difficulty as class continues. Variations to add or lesson intensity are suggested throughout class, giving you the opportunity to make this your own practice. 

Power Vinyasa

 Power Vinyasa is a warm, fluid and quick sequence of movements designed to engage your cardiovascular system, when connected to the breath. While Powerful poses are often incorporated to build strength, variations are offered to lesson intensity, making this a quick moving practice for every BODY. Please keep in mind, as this a quick paced class, more emphasis is put on deepening the practice than on explanations of poses and body cues. 

Core Balance

This abdominal focused class gives you a deeper sense of strength and stability. We will practice a series of core postures and breathing techniques that are challenging and energizing, while modifications are always offered for the beginner. A stronger core takes pressure off the lower back and improves our posture and overall balance. We will also explore how to balance and activate samana vayu, our energy body located at navel center, which oversees the digestion of everything from food to thoughts. All levels welcome. 

Restorative Yoga

A practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body. In a restorative practice, you are guided into light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends with the aid of props that allow you to hold poses longer, giving you all the benefits of deep, passive stretching. Longer held poses are beneficial for both your physical and mental balance, preventing stress and anxiety through rest and relaxation. The only “requirement” for restorative yoga is that practitioners are 100% comfortable at all times. To help make this possible for everyone in class, modifications are suggested for all poses. 

Warm Vinyasa Flow

 An all levels warm vinyasa flow class taught from a therapeutic perspective. We begin with a slow flow of sun salutations to build warmth and energy in the body, then end with grounding postures that build body awareness, balance and strength. Essential oils are incorporated in each class.