3-5 Week Beginner Series are offered various times throughout the year, led by 500 RYT (Registered Yoga Trainers) instructors; perfect for anyone new to yoga. Check our website for the next offering.
Beginner Yoga is designed for those who are new to yoga as well as for those who are looking to refine their foundational skills. This class will move at a slower pace to introduce and break down basic yoga postures, providing props, variations, and modifications to accommodate different levels of flexibility and strength. Practitioners are encouraged to move at their own pace and listen to the body. Please discuss any special needs with the teacher before class. All are welcome in this judgment free space!
Beginner Next Level is designed for beginners to move forward with their practice and better help them understand yoga postures with vinyasa flow. Incorporating Sun Salutations and a breakdown of poses, students will learn to use their breath to the movement and flow of their body. Standing postures, twists, backbends, forward folds, and hip openers postures will be practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body. Using props and modifications will allow students to gain confidence in their practice while being empowered to challenge themselves while emphasizing the student understanding, safety, and stability of each pose.
Fundamentals of Yoga classes will be led through basic foundational yoga postures to help align, strengthen, and promote flexibility. There will be simplicity in the transitions, repetition, and ease of movement from one posture to the next. Each week you can expect to focus on a different movement pattern that will focus on a specific area of the body and mind. Breathing techniques, as well as meditation will be integrated into each class. This class is ideal for beginners, but also a great compliment to your practice as an intermediate student.
Restorative Classes are a slower paced practice that encourages mindfulness and deeper openings through the use of longer holds. Attention is given to modifications that allow participants to experience the benefits of each posture.
Gentle Yoga is appropriate for those who want a softer, nurturing, slow-paced, well-supported and relaxing practice. Poses are carefully orchestrated so you can achieve not only relaxation but improved flexibility and mindfulness.
Yin- During this practice you will hold postures for longer periods of time (3-5 minutes) to allow deep tissue release. While this class is fairly passive, using props to support the body, it still requires mental presence and muscle engagement. You will learn to find your “edge”, a place where you experience a manageable amount of sensation. This class is a great compliment to a more active yoga practice and beneficial to anyone from beginners to athletes.
Vinyasa all level classes are offered in both HOT and non-hot conditions. You will learn body awareness and basic postures along with their modifications and progressions. It is highly recommended that you have taken a beginner class or have previous yoga experience before attending the all levels class.
Slow flow- A slowed down vinyasa class with an emphasis on the fundamentals. In this class, movements are refined, postures are held longer, and props are used to support the structure of the body. This is an all levels class, perfect for those new to yoga as well as seasoned practitioners.
Lunch- This class is only 45 minutes. Your midday hour long fix in non-hot conditions. You will learn body awareness and basic postures along with their modifications, that are appropriate for all ages and levels.
Power Yoga-This power yoga class combines traditional yoga asana with strength and conditioning. It is meant for practitioners with experience and familiarity with the practice, as there is less instruction than with traditional classes. If you are up for a challenge both physically and mentally, give it a try!
Pre/post-natal- Pre/post natal yoga prepares the body before, during, and after pregnancy by building strength as well as offering breathing techniques and relaxation for you; as you prepare to transition through the pregnancy stages. Before, during and after carrying a baby, this class will focus on pelvic floor engagement while also moving through yoga poses that are safely choreographed. Pre/post natal yoga not only reduces stress, but also builds strength and confidence while surrounding you with community.
Hatha Yoga- Hatha yoga is an all level asana (pose) based class that is designed to improve flexibility, range of motion, strength and balance. Breath work and movement preparation will lead into standing pose sequences designed to create a smooth connection between mind and body. Unlike traditional vinyasa classes, standing transitions will be utilized to accommodate participants who prefer less compression in their shoulders and wrists. Moderate pacing allows each participant to create a controlled and focused practice. Participants will learn appropriate use of props such as blankets, blocks, and straps. Poses will be offered with a variety of intensity levels so that each participant can select the right amount of challenge for themselves. Each class ends with time to return to breath work and/or brief meditation. (typically when I teach this way there are no chaturangas/up dog/down dogs, and when poses like down dog ARE used, alternatives like table top are offered).
DTY Barre-While Barre has its origins in ballet, no dance experience is needed, and all levels of fitness experience are welcome in this class. You will spend time on mat-based exercises as well as exercises at the barre. A DTY barre class consists of low impact/high repetition movements, with small isometric exercises to sculpt your arms, core, and legs (especially your booty). Our barre instructors incorporate a variety of props, including light hand weights, resistance bands, soft pilates balls, and disc sliders,and no two classes are the same! All of our barre instructors are barre certified through various certification programs. This class will shape your body FAST using muscle groups you didn’t realize you had!
Tabatas and Strength Training-This class includes cardiovascular exercises strategically alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods, pushing the limits on your heart rate. This class also includes toning exercises with weights and core conditioning. This class is 45-60 minutes. Sneakers are highly recommended for this class.
Pilates- In this beginner mat Pilates class, you will flow through a classical Pilates session, exactly as Joseph Pilates intended. You will learn the fundamentals and proper techniques of Pilates mat, focusing on the mind-body connection, breathing, core stability, controlled movements, and flexibility. This is an energetic and challenging workout that will leave you lengthened and strengthened.
Yogalates– Yogalates is a fusion of Pilates and yoga designed to connect the core work of Pilates with the mobility and flexibility of asanas from Yoga. Students can expect a 60 minute experience that increases core strength and improves posture, while increasing flexibility and reducing stiffness.
Booty Boxing This will be a high energy freestyle class focusing on all over body conditioning. There will be elements of muay tai and boxing training while also focusing on the core, the abdominal area and leg conditioning. Sneakers are recommended for this class.
(occur several times throughout the year)
Pre/Post Natal Yoga (3-week series or drop-ins offered)
Beginner Series (3-5 week series)
YIN & Acupuncture
Sound Bowl Immersion
Kids Summer Yoga Camp
Fun Friday Events
Fundraisers to benefit Carroll County
Small and private group sessions (on and offsite)
Downtown Cycle- Downtown Cycle offers a ride that will enhance your performance like never before. With state-of-the-art technology, Matrix bikes offer measurable results through watts, rpms, calories, and distance data. These metrics matter and help achieve goals within every class.