Class Descriptions

YOGA

Most of our yoga classes are based in the Vinyasa Yoga Tradition which synchronizes the power of breath led movement with dynamic flowing movements.  Often referred to as meditation in motion, Breathe offers a variety of vinyasa classes that will encourage you to cultivate flexibility, strength, endurance, balance, focus, and serenity.

BEGINNERS YOGA

Basic Yoga class with a little bit of flow between poses.  Perfect for a beginner, advanced beginner, or someone just wanting to get back to basics.

ALL LEVELS YOGA

All Levels classes are appropriate for students of all levels of experience, including beginners. Variations will be offered as appropriate for the different levels of students in class.

BUTI YOGA

A yoga-based movement practice that fuses power yoga, tribal dance, and plyometrics into a high-intensity workout that transforms the body from the inside out.

CHAKRA YOGA

Chakras are energy centers in your body that affect you physically, mentally, and spiritually – the templates of human life.  Drawing upon all traditions, practices, and wisdom of yoga, this class will utilize asana (poses), pranayama (breath work), mudra (ritual gesture), mantra (sacred word), meditation and visualization to explore, clean, and balance these energy centers.

FLOW 1

A smooth, relaxing class where you move fluidly from pose to pose. Great for beginners.

GENTLE FLOW

This class is an exercise in motion of gentle, flowing movements designed to lengthen and strengthen all muscle groups.  Gentle Flow is perfect for all levels, and will provide an achievable goal of flexibility for all participants.  The movement can also be stimulating to the cardiovascular system, especially if done as a warm/hot practice.  This is the perfect low impact workout which you will find yourself looking forward to every week.

PRIMORDIAL QIGONG

Qigong is a powerful system of healing and energy. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate life energy (qi) Qigong practice leads to better health and vitality and a tranquil state of mind.  Easy to learn, Primordial Qigong is a very powerful system of qi activation. The system works to harmonize the four directional forces and the five elements balancing Yin and Yang to tap into deep level primordial spiritual energy.

RESTORATIVE YOGA

The key to this class is in its name RESTorative.  Allow yourself to completely unwind in a gentle class that uses a multitude of props to support the body through a series of asanas (poses) held for longer durations of time.  Restorative yoga encourages alignment of the body while allowing for a deep opening that can occur when our bodies are completely supported and relaxed. 

WARM YIN

Yin yoga focuses on postures that lengthen the connective tissue around the joints of the hips, pelvis, and lower back through an “active” relaxation of the muscles.  Almost all poses are done seated, prone, or supine with little to no standing, and are held for longer periods of time.  Suitable for all levels, yin yoga offers participants the opportunity to surrender, slow down, and come back to balance by focusing on the breath, being present in the moment, and letting go.  In a room heated to approximately 80-degrees.

YINYASA

Fusing the stillness of Yin and the breath-led movement of Vinyasa, this class provides a very integrated and balanced practice of Yin & Yang suitable for all levels. 

Y12SR (Yoga of 12 Step Recovery)

Guided by its theme “The Issues Live In The Tissues”, this donation-based class integrates the wisdom and somatic experience of yoga with the practical cognitive tools of 12-step programs to create a model that truly address addiction and compulsive behaviors as the physical, mental, and spiritual DIS-EASE that it is.  This class is open to anyone dealing with their own addictive and self-destructive behaviors, or anyone who has been affected by the addictive behaviors of another.  Class consists of a 12-step based discussion meeting and an intention themed yoga class consisting of postures, breath work, mudra, and meditation.