Yoga Styles

If you want a cleansing practice, you should try Heated Vinyasa
If you want a rigorous flowing practice, you should try Vinyasa
If you want an introduction to the philosophy and postures, you should try Beginner Series
If you want to focus on alignment, you should try Hatha
If you want to build strength and relax while pregnant, you should try Pregnancy Yoga
If you want to relax and de-stress, you should try Restorative / Yin
If you want a slower practice, focused on healing, you should try Gentle
If you want to save money, you should try Happy Hour

Vinyasa Yoga
A vigorous flowing style of yoga. It is Jala’s signature style.
Strictly, the word Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement.” In a vinyasa class the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. This technique is sometimes also called Vinyasa Flow, or just Flow because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance.
The style allows for a lot of variety, but will almost certainly include Sun Salutations: expect movement, not just stretching.

Heated Vinyasa (Hot Yoga)
By heating the room to 80-90 degrees the muscles are able to open and relax more deeply. The muscles, tendons, and ligaments become soft and more flexible. The heat promotes sweating which is a method of cleansing to aid in the healing aspects of this style. Hot classes are further heated for deeper mental and physical detoxification and challenge.

Jivamukti Yoga
A vinyasa flow with additional emphasis on the yoga practices of chanting and meditation to learn to connect to the heart and calm the mind. There is a focus of the month, a topic that is discussed to assist the practice of yoga to become part of life itself.

Prana Flow
Prana Flow® is an energetic, creative, full-spectrum approach to embodying the flow of yoga cultivated by Shiva Rea. Students of all levels are empowered to experience prana – the universal source of breath, life-energy, and conscious intelligence – as the navigating source of yoga practice and vital living.

A vinyasa flow in the beginning to warm the body and focus the mind. Restorative and longer holds at the end to continue to challenge yet slow down and be present with stillness.

Pilates Mat-work for Mind, Body and Spirit
Pilates is very similar to yoga in that we use specific breathing techniques and we move with the breath to create a continuous flow. It is also similar in that we move from center or the powerhouse. We start where we are and the movements can change over time after mastering the basics and alignment. You will gain a better understanding of diaphragmatic breathing, moving with control and grace in any movement in life and building a connection to the center and the spine which assists in healthier posture.

Open Practice with host teacher
During Open Practice, the studio is an open-house style venue for 2 hours, with an experienced teacher serving as host. Students may come and go as they please, practicing for as long as they desire and in the way that serves them best during that day and time. The teacher is present to help answer questions, offer assists, guide students into poses if requested, and to keep time. All students present will be guided into savasana during the final 10 minutes of class by the teacher.

Happy Hour Yoga Classes
Happy Hour Classes are offered for all who want to practice with us. These all levels classes will offer a mix of flowing moves andrestoration. Invigorating, but gentle enough for the beginner. These special priced classes offer the same quality of teaching from our talented teachers, but for less than half our regular drop-in rate.

Ashtanga Vinyasa
A physically challenging class in which the teacher will lead students through a mix of Ashtanga yoga, the Rocket practice, and vinyasa yoga, varying week to week. Classroom is not heated.