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Ashtanga means "eight limbs" in Sanskrit, which refers to the eight limbs of yoga laid out in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The Ashtanga method of asana practice was interpreted by Krishnamacharya and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois from an ancient text called the Yoga Korunta. The primary series realigns the spine, detoxifies the body, and builds strength, flexibility and stamina. The series of about 75 poses is a vigorous practice that begins with sun salutations (surya namaskara A and surya namaskara B) and moves on to standing poses, seated poses, inversions and backbends before relaxation.
A high energy cardio workout that combines hip hop music, powerful plyometrics, tribal dance and deep yoga stretches. Fun and SWEATY! Bring a yoga mat, towel and lots of water. Ages 18 and over only. Some music may have explicit lyrics.
This is a Yoga Flow class which focuses on accessible and foundational yoga poses. Often, more time is dedicated to exploring the details of alignment than in an all-level Yoga Flow Class. Yoga Flow classes connect the flow of the breath to the flow of the body. The word "Vinyasa " is literally translated as: To place in a special way. In a vinyasa flow style class at Yoga Centered there will be a strong focus on the breath, the breath moving the body, and complete mindfullness in placing the body for each pose with physically and energetically healthy alignment. These classes have an even focus on cultivating strength and flexibility. These classes are designed to be physcally challenging, but each student is welcome and encouraged to find their own pace.
Lunchtime hour and five minute buddhi classes offered at a reduced community rate of $7. Same quality instruction, great price!
Lunchtime hour and five minute flow and classes offered at a reduced community rate of $7. Same quality instruction, great price!
Yoga Flow classes connect the flow of the breath to the flow of the body. In this class there will be a strong focus on the breath, the breath moving the body, and complete mindfullness in placing the body for each pose with physically and energetically healthy alignment. These classes have an even focus on cultivating strength and flexibility and are designed to be physcally challenging, but each student is welcome and encouraged to find their own pace. Modifications and stages are offered to accomodate all -levels of practitioners. (Class style will also vary from instructor to instructor. We encourage you to attend classes with everyone in order to experience this variety.)
Flow II is a vinyasa class geared towards regular yoga practitioners only. Please join us for this class if you are able to practice with awareness and respect for what postures are safe and appropriate for you.  This is for those who want to be challenged, but already know the foundations of safety and alignment.  

This is an exploratory class that takes a step by step approach to the asanas of the ashtanga primary series.This is an introduction to the foundations of asana, and is a preliminary to the early morning ashtanga series. The student will safely experiment with the postures, breathing, and bandhas within their ability and body type. Questions and conversation (Satsung) are welcome during this time so the student can use this knowledge in the traditional mysore and led classes that are held Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

This donation-based class is offered once a month with rotating instructors.  The instructor follows their inspiration for the theme, as well as the charity organization that will benefit from this class.  
 
A perfect opportunity to bring both intentions and action into alignment to focus on the greater good!
Prenatal Yoga focuses on strengthening the spiritual, emotional and physical bond between your body and your baby preparing you for labor and childbirth. Yoga allows you to reconnect with the body and breath while prenatal and postnatal yoga focuses on inspiring and nurturing you in a community of women while creating an environment of support for you to balance and restore the physical needs of the new mother and baby.
Some yoga poses are a little yummier than others, and if yoga were a buffet, restorative postures would most definitely be at the dessert table. These soothing and well-supported poses offer us the opportunity to linger quietly for a few moments and savor the simple sweetness of life. These postures are usually deeply supported by blankets, blocks, or other props and are held for several minutes at a tim
This class is a slow and gentle class which will focus on bringing mobility to the joints, improving balance and coordination.  Recommended for the older adult but all are welcome!
Learn how to use yoga to therapeutically address different physical issues you may be dealing with. Saturday is a general therapeutic class and Sunday focuses on the back. Strengthen your back and bring mobility into your spine. Learn poses and stretches to help alleviate back pain.