Classes

Bikram 90

Bikram yoga, the original hot yoga class, is a series of 26 static yoga postures with 2 breathing exercises practiced in a heated room. Each class provides a full body workout that stretches and strengthens every muscle in the body. In addition to enhancing strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility, every class is a 90-minute escape from the stressors of daily life. You will leave feeling reinvigorated, stronger, and profoundly relaxed. This class is for ALL levels.

90 minutes at 105 degrees.

Bikram 60

This class is a derivative of the original 90 minute hot yoga class. Bikram 60 is also a series of 26 static yoga postures and 2 breathing exercises practiced in a heated room. The class moves at a slightly quicker pace and only one set of most postures. As a result of the faster pace, there are increased cardiovascular benefits in this class helping to create leaner muscle and burn fat. This class is for ALL levels.

60 minutes at 105 degrees.

Series 48

GET READY to take your practice to the next level! Series 48 is a District Yoga original. This class is a fast paced cardio intensive Yoga class with the original 26 postures plus 22 more practiced in a heated room with music. Experience with the original 26 postures is recommended but not required.

60 minutes at 105 degrees.

Vinyasa

This class is a flowing sequence of diverse poses connected through breath done to music in a room heated to 90 degrees. Vinyasa class builds endurance, flexibility, and strength in a supportive environment, encouraging the link between mindful body movement and the breath. The creative sequencing found in a vinyasa class is often built around surya namaskar (sun salutations) . This class is for ALL levels.

60 minutes at 90-95 degrees.

Yin Yoga

This class is restorative in nature and practiced in a non heated environment. A series of floor postures held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive 'stress' on the deep layers of connective tissue in the body. Physically, Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints, primarily between the navel and the knees. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body's meridian system, which enhances the body's energetic flow and supports emotional equilibrium. This class is for ALL levels.

60 minutes at 80-85 degrees.

Hot Fusion/ Hatha Flow

Hatha Yoga with Vinyasas taken from the 84. A set series set to upbeat music. Many familiar Hatha Postures from the Bikram 26 and Ghosh 84.

A great class for beginner or advanced students that are curious for more-

Hatha based students will be challenged with flow and coordination.

Vinyasa students will be challenged by focusing on technique and form and longer holds-

Original 84 Asanas

A single source for 84 asanas has yet to be found. The number 84 represents completeness and considered, by some, to be mystical. It is, therefore, entirely possible that 84 asanas was simply the universal standard for codifying a credible yoga system.

Yogi Matsyendranath is acknowledged as the first human hatha yoga instructor. His chief disciple, Gorakh Nath, was guru to Yogi Swatmarama, author of the Hatha yoga Pridapika.

“The main objective of Hatha yoga is to create an absolute balance of the interacting activities and processes of the physical body, mind and energy. When this balance is created, the impulses generated give a call of awakening to the central force, which is responsible for the evolution of human consciousness. If yoga is not used for this purpose, its true objective is lost.”

Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati, Commentary, 1985 translation, Hatha yoga Pradipika

Unlike Buddhist and Jain scriptures, and Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Hatha yoga Pradipika does not impose yamas and niyamas (self-control, rules of conduct and observances). Yogi Swatmarama considered them to be more religious than spiritual. He believed that trying to follow yamas and niyamas created more mental stress than peace of mind. Instead, the Hatha yoga Pradipika advocates discipline and purification of the body through hatha yoga, which develops self-discipline, self-control and, ultimately, induces natural spiritual development.