Discover your yoga path

Notice: The Studio doors open 20-minutes before class begins. Once the class begins, late arrivals and early leaves are not permitted.

YogaBasics (Level 0,5)
A great start for our new yoga students!

This 90-minute yoga class is recommended for students who have recently started yoga and for those who wish to have a refresher of the fundamentals.  More time is taken to practice safe and effective body alignment and prop usage in a slow-flow. This is a great preparation class to ease into Level 1 and 2 classes. More helpful information is available here for those new to yoga.

Vinyasa Flow (Level 1)
Ideal for our beginners & those who like slower flow classes!

These 75 to 105-minute vinyasa-style classes include sequencing in standing postures, core strengthening, introductory arm balancing and inversions, backbending and seated forward bending postures blended with yoga ‘food for thought’ topics that benefit our daily lives. Basic Pranayama practices are demonstrated and practiced.

Vinyasa Flow (Level 2)
For students who like a steady flow!

A 75 to 90-minute vinyasa-style yoga class that builds upon the postures practiced in Level 1. A more fluid flow of postures is practiced going deeper into creative postures that expand on strength, balance, endurance and flexibility of both the body and mind. A larger variety of Pranayama practices are demonstrated and practiced along with 'food for thought' topics.

The Rocket® (Level 2)
THE ROCKET® is a system of yoga sequences developed by Larry Schultz in San Francisco during the 1980s. THE ROCKET® is rooted in the tradition of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. It is combined with and restructured from the Primary and Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as well as key postures from the 3rd and 4th advanced series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. There are 3 Levels of practice and all postures used can be modified to fit the student's body. Larry's system was shaped through over nine years of dedicated Ashtanga practice with his teacher Sri K. Pattabhi Jois..

Ashtanga Fundamentals (Level 1-2) - starting 11.10.18
Led class based on the primary series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

In this style, yoga postures are linked in specific sequences that deepen a student's flexibility, strength, stamina & concentration. Sequences are repeated each class, so that students are given time to master postures through breath and stability. Emphasis is given to proper breathing (Ujjayi), body alignment (propping & assisting with the teacher) & Dristi gazing (method used to deepen awareness). A key posture will be reviewed & practiced with the teacher each class. Students are encouraged to feel comfortable in the Level 1 classes before beginning this class.

Yin Yoga (Open Level)
Unlike Vinyasa Flow classes (Yang Yoga) where the focus is more on superficial muscles, strength and endurance, Yin Yoga focuses on the deeper layers of connective tissues in the body like fascia. Yin poses are generally held for 3-7 minutes with muscles relaxed in order to slowly and safely stretch and open the connective tissues that surround joints (hips, spine, shoulders for example) and to stimulate the flow of Chi in the body. Since Yin Yoga is a slow moving and quiet practice, it allows students to fully engage with the breath, which is effectively used to heal the body and still the mind.

Yin & Yang Flow (Open Level)
Great for students who want to Flow & Melt!

A 90-minute combination of dynamic vinyasa flow (Yang) and slower static postures (Yin). The focus is on more deeply distributing 'prana' (vital force energy) throughout the muscles, joints and deeper connective tissues of the body. Yin postures are mostly seated postures held for 1-3 minutes which allow students to deepen awareness of the breath which results in quieting a busy mind. Students will experience Yang before Yin and vise verse classes to explore the differing and positive effects on the body and mind.

Yoga Nidra (open level)
Absolute relaxation.

The Monday Yin Yoga and Sunday Vinyasa Flow Level 1 classes with Eric Bennewitz conclude with a 10-20 minute yoga nidra practice. Yoga Nidra is a systematic, guided meditation that deeply relaxes, activates self-healing and strengthens the connection with our innermost Self.

Eric is a trained Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Guide. He welcomes all people to experience this simple, deep and transforming practice that is beneficial to anyone. Read more about Yoga Nidra here.

Every first friday of the month, Eric offers 'Relax to the Max' -- a free Yoga Nidra Meditation hour from 8 - 9 pm.