Yoga Studio

Traditional Yoga

Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice

 

The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj, meaning “to yoke,” or “to unite.” The practice of yoga is intended to create this union, this bond between our head, heart, body, spirit and soul. It also allows our inner world to meet our outer world. 

 

There are many theories as to where Yoga originated. The first recorded systemization of Yoga was introduced by an Indian sage, named Patanjali, in his Yoga Sutras, around 400 C.E. The practice was, in fact, handed down from teacher to student, long before this text arose. Traditionally, this was a one-to-one experience.

 

Since Yoga became popular in the West in the 20th century, group classes as well as many different interpretations and styles, have become the norm.

The way I teach is quite different than what you'll find in a modern day yoga class. I often encourage longer holds, flowing at your own pace, with your own breath. That's the fundamental, therapeutic approach.

Intensity is in the eye of the beholder. For some, longer holds are more intense, others slower paced classes are, some find a faster pace more challenging. One is not better than the other, they're just different options. Remember faster, hotter, stronger, longer is not always better. Every bodies body is different and every day your body is different. Honor your body, every damn day. 

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Let's get you on the mat by booking a session with me today.

"I used what Nicole showed me during class and it felt so good! And my down dog and plank- so different and beautiful."- Jess
Yoga with Props

Class Styles

Mindful Movement

Syncing breath with Mindful Movement

 

In this Vinyasa Flow class we build strength and flexibility to  allow personalized alignment adjustments and muscle engagement.

Rhythmic movement quiets the mind and reduces depression

Supports a healthy metabolism, posture & lifestyle

Encourages cardiovascular health

Gentle Yoga

Gentle poses that encourages introspection

This style of Yoga focuses more on gentler poses with lots of options and not as much on flowing. Remember gentle does not always mean easy. 

At a pace to allow for customization

Increases strength, stability, mobility and flexibility

 

Suitable for all body types

Yin

"Deep, stretchy" Yoga

 

In Yin, we hold poses for anywhere from 3-5+ minutes to target both the deep muscles and the fascial system throughout the whole body

Increases circulation in the joints and improves flexibility

Releases emotional blockages that hide in our tissues

Reduces stress & anxiety

Restorative

This is all about rest and relaxation

 

We use the assistance of props to allow our bodies to become fully supported, allowing our muscles, connective tissues to surrender. 

Supports parasympathetic nervous system (rest & digest)

Releases fascia and improves joint mobility

 

Calms the mind & body

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Mindful Mondays

 

Mindful Movement classes are 60 minute flows that incorporate Yoga Therapeutics which encourages personalization by offering conscious alignment cues to suit your unique body and experience level.

Wellness Wednesdays

 

 Wellness classes are 30 minutes long classes that rotate between Bodywork, Breath Work, Energy Work, Meditation, Well-Being Coaching or a combination of these wellness services.

Feel Good Fridays

 

Feel Good classes are 45 minutes and focus on either Gentle, Yin or Restorative Yoga. Instead of flowing from one pose to the next at the pace of your breath, these poses are held longer, increasing range of motion.

Yoga Therapeutics

Yoga is also used as a therapeutic tool for many physical and mental responses

 

Mind-body research is now demonstrating its effectiveness as a treatment for chronic pain, mental responses, cardiovascular disease and so much more.

Yoga, from a therapeutic perspective, explores a deeper understanding of anatomy, physiology, plus the integration of Eastern & Western methodologies.

While the focus of a yoga teacher is to teach yoga asanas (poses), the focus of a Yoga Therapeutics Specialist is less about teaching yoga asanas (poses) and more about applying specific yoga techniques to help a person reduce symptoms they may be dealing with through a customized Yoga Therapeutics Session

These are personalized, ongoing 1 on 1 sessions, aimed to assist students with living a better quality of life, allowing them to heal and cope with physically demanding lifestyles, sedentary lifestyles, mental responses, ailments, or injuries. 

Lifestyles, Mental Responses, Ailments, & Injuries Include 

  • Athletes

  • Desk-bound careers

  • Mental responses such as anxiety, depression, ADHD...

  • Postpartum recovery

  • Sciatica

  • Arthritis 

  • Runners knee

  • Tennis elbow

  • Sprains, strains, fractures...

Yoga Block

Let's customize your practice together. 

"Nicole found counter-intuitive movements that worked magic, released the muscles and made my hips looser than they've been in years. Even my physical therapist couldn't deliver the relief she did."- Justin

Isolates muscles, encouraging them to fire properly

Invites fresh blood flow and circulation.

Introspective awareness creates decreased perception of pain

Regulates pain, increases body strength, function & mobility

Cultivates prevention and durability