Practice in the tradition of the Ancients. This is the very foundation, the root of our Asana, or physical practice. Postures will be mindfully instructed with an emphasis on alignment, Pranayama, or breath, and awareness. This practice is suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. Meditation techniques and plenty of time for Savasana, or resting will be provided after the physical work to absorb and promote total relaxation. Commit to balancing your mind, body and spirit while building strength and flexibility.
Connecting rhythm with postures and breath; while finding the flow of your own internal dance. This vibrant practice can be considered intermediate or advanced. The pace is faster than Hatha yoga and postures will flow effortlessly from one movement to the next. This style of yoga is often energizing and increases an overall sense of well-being. Your strength will increase as well as flexibility, balance and JOY.
Often referred to as the Yoga of Awareness. Considered a technology, kundalini specifically and consciously combines breathwork, eye-focus, chanting mantra, body locks and movement to strengthen the nervous system, increase lung capacity, balance the glandular system, and purify the blood. It invites balance to the body, mind, and spirit. Kundalini is designed for householders- people who cope with the daily challenges and stressors of being human, managing business, and navigating relationships. Kundalini is a wonderful and accessible tool to help us manage the challenges of our time.
The wise yogi/yogini will make this class a regular part of their practice. Restorative yoga calms the nervous system and promotes deep relaxation supporting the muscles, tendons and connective tissues by allowing enough time for them to truly release. Using props to the cradle the body 3 to five postures will be taken each class and held for up to ten minutes to allow for total relaxation of body and mind. Conscious breathing will be employed to activate the parasympathetic nervous system. Slow down, pause, connect to bliss; this class is a gift you give yourself.
Need a fitness based fusion? This fun high energy class taught by certified Barre teacher and dancer Sophia Nord will define and build strength while creating space and length in the body. Utilizing Barre, balls, resistance bands and Yoga this class is perfect for everyone who wants a bit of fun and challenge in their lives. Open to all levels.
Bring your body into balance by increasing mobility, stability, strength and alignment, which can be therapeutic for specific conditions. Anatomy and alignment are emphasized through the extensive use of props. Careful guidance allows the student to find their poses without the risk of injury or strain. Suitable for beginners and beyond.
For the Yogi who wishes to build strength and endurance. This high energy class will push your limits while raising your heart rate. A fun way to engage your power and clear your mind. A mixture of yoga, calisthenics, balance, movement and sweat. You will use your own body weight to find and overcome resistance, this class is suitable for those who wish to challenge their bodies and minds.
RELEASE TO RESTORE
This class is meant to move Prana or energy through the body to release and relive pain and build strength. Each class will focus on a different area of the body. One week it might be hips, the next cervical spine. Mobility through the joints and movement will be offered with a focus on alignment and balance.
Pain is energy which is stuck, this class will move the energy in the body to free up the natural flow. The last 15 minutes of class are devoted to Yin or Restorative postures which support the movement done earlier. An excellent class for all levels and stages of ability.
VIN TO YIN
A fusion class combining the fun and flow of Vinyasa with the stretch and release of Yin. Class begins with dynamic flow sequences and moves mindfully towards longer held Yin postures. Yin poses are held longer in order to release through the fascia, ligaments and joints. This class brings the best of both disciplines together in one hour of self-care. Both the Yin and the Yang is necessary in life. Vin to Yin brings the balance.
GENTLE FLOW YOGA
Suitable for all levels this mindful class will move at a gentle and steady pace. Focusing on alignment and careful release to lengthen muscles and build strength. Bring awareness to your breath and peace to your inner world by practicing self care. This class will teach you ways to nurture the body to bring quiet and calm to the mind.
Yin Yoga: Yin energy is the opposite of Yang. Yin is cooler, slower, more intuitive. Yin receives…let yourself receive this releasing practice which uses props and your own muscle tension to let go and grow. Yin postures can be playful and strong, you create the appropriate tension to lengthen and stretch your body. This class is highly recommended for all levels and will enhance your endurance for high energy practices. Keep your body supple and safe with Yin.
OFFERED IN THE SALT CAVE!
Often thought of as the ultimate Yogic Practice. This honored tradition has been passed down through the lineages and is gaining popularity in the modern west. Translated into the ‘sleep of the yogi’ this is a meditation practiced laying down guided by the instructor. You will experience a deep state of relaxation and often times altered consciousness. So yummy at the end of a busy day Yoga Nidra can promote deep and restful sleep, yet can also energize. It is said that a practice of Yoga Nidra is equal to three hours of quality sleep. A Sankulpa or intention will be fostered by each individual student, once Sankulpa is ingrained through the practice of Yoga Nidra it is made manifest. Make this important meditative practice a regular part of your life and watch out for transformation!
Somewhat unique to our studio this fun flow is offered at the noon hour.
Meant for the busy person or Yogi who would like to practice over their lunch hour, this is a 45 minute flow.
Taught expertly by our amazing staff you can experience a different and creative sequence each class! Really no reason not to get your Yoga on with express!
II • PROGRAMMING IN THE SALT CHAMBER
Salt Therapy is a meditative practice done while relaxing in a Salt room or ‘Cave.’ Microscopic & granulated sea salt is infused into the room providing health benefits for lungs, skin, sinuses and allergies. Asthma, COPD, headaches, chronic conditions of the respiratory system, including chronic skin ailments can all benefit from regular salt therapy. Salt Therapy increases the negative ions in the air which thereby increases serotonin and a sense of wellbeing and happiness. Come relax with us in our Cave, we will make you comfortable and guide you expertly into meditation and bliss.
GUIDED MEDITATION PRACTICES
Enter into the Salt Sanctuary and reap the benefits of Salt Therapy (halotherapy) while being guided through the practice of meditation. Find your steady and comfortable seat and enter into the silence and stillness of your soul. This opportunity is why we are so passionate about our Sacred Salt Sanctuary…we invite you to take time for yourself in this safe and restorative space. Cultivating a regular meditation practice has innumerable benefits as does Salt Therapy. Use this Sanctuary to tap in, pause and feel the pulse…listen to the whisper from within.
Sound vibrations can change how we feel and shift our energies from negative to positive. We all know how good we feel after singing joyfully out loud to our favorite song…that is vibrational sound healing at work. The Whispering Cave will offer Sound Baths in the Salt Chamber, enjoy both the therapeutic benefits of Salt Therapy and Sound Therapy while you lay back, relax and soak it all in. A variety of sacred instruments will be used including crystal singing bowls, drum, rattle, chime and gong. Listen and feel both the highly charged negative ions of the salt and the clear vibrations of sound sink in and soothe, like a party for your serotonin!
III • Bodywork
This ancient modality brings the client the benefits o massage, yoga and energy work all rolled into one. Done on a comfortable floor mat and fully clothed Thai Bodywork is a complete body treatment. The therapist will gently move your body through a series of stretches designed to move the joints and energy along the meridians. This treatment achieves a deep therapeutic affect relieving tension in muscles and tendons. Always respectful and caring this technique is suitable for all.
This ancient Japanese form of Energy Work has been in use for centuries,brought to the West in the 1940’s it has a strong lineage and pure intent.“Rei” translates to Spirit or Higher Power “Ki” is life force energy (Qi or Prana) Reiki brings the loving power of Spirit through the Reiki therapist to you. Hands-on and hands-off techniques are used. The client remains fully clothed and comfortable on a massage table. Reiki promotes the body’s natural ability to self-heal. Cleanses and balances the Chakra System, promotes deep relaxation and a meditative state. Most people report enhanced sleep following a session. Like a massage for your emotions and soul.
*Disclaimer: The Whispering Cave and their employees in no way recommend alternative therapies in replacement for traditional Western medical practices. These alternate modalities can be used to enhance health and wellbeing when used in conjunction with the supervision of a medical doctor. Always consult your physician