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Class Types

Vinyasa Flow  ·  Hatha  ·  Yin

Vinyasa Flow

The word “vinyasa” can be translated as “arranging something in a special way”. Vinyasa yoga is a very subtle, beautiful, introspective practice, that threads postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath.When we step into a practice where we are being cued to breath in unison with everyone else in the room we can actually deepen our connection both to ourselves and to those around us. At Indi we specialize in bringing a great deal of individualization and physical awareness into the practice while honoring the fluid elements of Vinyasa, creating both new exciting possibilities as well as safety in the class.

Hatha

Our All Levels Yoga and Intermediate Yoga classes are taught in the Hatha Yoga style. Hatha Yoga is a term that traditionally refers to the physical practice of yoga postures. In this day and age, Hatha Yoga is usually defined by a slower- to medium-paced practice, with careful attention to biomechanics (the way the body functions in movement), alignment (proper form–which at Indi we understand as being unique to each individual!) and breath. Classes typically build progressively toward a peak pose, allowing you to progress in ways that best fit your unique body and energy level.

Yin

A passive practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes or more, accessing deeper layers of fascia. The longer holds and relaxed states allow Yin yoga to offer deep states of meditation while applying moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments— which increases circulation in the joints and improving range of motion. Additionally, Yin yoga targets the nervous system which is regulated through deep rhythmic breathing, relaxed postures and guided visualizations, building resilience in the nervous system responses and providing relief from daily stressors, anxiety- even long standing chronic pain. Yin yoga as taught by Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers is intended to complement to more active forms of yoga and exercise and serves as a potent antidote to our fast paced lives.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is a floor-based practice of steadiness and ease. You will use blocks, bolsters, and blankets to sustain postures that facilitate ultimate relaxation and release. This form of yoga aims to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which supports immune function, stress relief, and balanced regulation of all bodily functions. Restorative practice is preventative and healing, as well as an ideal complement to more fiery yoga practices. It is also perfect for those experiencing anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, and digestive issues. Wear comfortable clothes and dress warmly!

Gentle Yoga

Generally speaking, gentle-style yoga classes attempt to serve a variety of distinct needs: people with movement limitations, or profound stiffness due to lack of activity; relief from disabilities and chronic conditions e.g., arthritis, back pain and other musculo-skeletal issues; recovery from surgery, illness or injury; for seniors, new practitioners, women who are pregnant and those seeking stress-reduction or weight management. A gentle yoga approach has even been found to be an important compliment in programs to reverse heart disease or provide relief from the challenging conditions of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, as well as mood disorders.

Intermediate Yoga

Intermediate Yoga classes are designed for those who have a good understanding of the basic yoga postures, and have begun to explore a wider variety of poses and styles. The intermediate student understands the relationship between breath and movement relatively well. These classes are a great way to begin, or further your advance asana practice!

Therapuetic Yoga

Therapeutic Yoga combines restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, breathwork, hands-on healing, and guided meditation techniques in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective for bringing the body into balance and reducing stress.

All-Levels Yoga

This yoga class is perfect for all walks of yogi life! Whether brand-new to yoga, or a seasoned yogi, this class will guide you through breathwork, poses, and meditations suitable for everyone. Classes can range from flow inspired, to individual-alignment driven!

Vin-Yin Yoga

Vin-Yin is a special fusion of Vinyasa Flow yoga style and Yin Yoga releases that will leave you feeling amazing! Classes will include  purposeful strengthening through movement that gradually guide you into deeply healing Yin poses.

Iron Flow Yoga

Incorporating strength training into yoga is an incredible way to boost your physical practice! Through using kettle bells with cardio, calisthenics (body weight strength training), and physcial awareness, students find heightened endurance and mobility!

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is also called “The Yoga of Awareness.” In the practice of Kundalini Yoga most of the postures are done with the eyes closed. We turn our attention inwards, focusing on the many subtle layers of the body and mind. We begin to unfold slowly, and recognize WHO WE TRULY ARE at the core of our being. Kundalini energy is a cleansing, purifying, detoxifying energy that is latent in all of us.