Our yoga classes are rooted in the vinyasa methodology, building internal heat from the inside out as well as cultivating movement practices that promote a more sustainable practice for life. Our classes can be grouped into two complementing styles: Vinyasa (Flow) and Restorative (Non-Flow).
FLOW STYLE CLASSES
Vinyasa or flow-based classes connect movement with breath to create constant movement between individual postures and/or transitions. Class format consists of a creative series of postures that ranges from moderate to strong intensity aimed to improve strength, flexibility and balance. Each class is unique to create opportunities to sharpen your present moment awareness.
- FUNCTIONAL FLOW
Fancy poses are fun and entertaining and you look cool if you can get into them but at the end of the day, what’s most important is being able to move your body and use it in different ranges of motion for the rest of your life. This vinyasa based class is mixed with various functional movements and techniques designed to increase or sustain and strengthen your range of motion, promote joint health, increase mobility and provide a platform to create a sustainable yoga practice.
RESTORATIVE STYLE CLASSES
A slower paced and deeply relaxing class format that utilizes props such as blocks, bolsters, blankets, straps and massage balls to support your body in various postures or a therapeutic self massage. Suitable for all levels, ages, stages of flexibility and those with movement limitations due to injuries, stress, stiffness, etc.
- YIN YOGA
Yin Yoga is a slow sequence of yoga combined with meditation, preparing the mind and body to enter in the deepest, quietest, stillest moments. Postures are held for several minutes at a time in order to promote mindful awareness and flexibility while nourishing joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia. This is a perfect complement to the more yang styles of movement and various exercises such as vinyasa flow, running, biking etc. Props are available to make the practice accessible to people of all abilities. This is an all levels class, appropriate for beginners and those new to yoga.
- RELEASE & RESTORE
Float away on a cloud in this style of restorative class that is designed to release tension and promote surrender by literally letting your body passively rest in the sequence of poses as your body is completely supported by props. Get some R&R and reach a deeper level of stillness that calms the body and quiets the mind.
Classes were just as I had expected them to be, and possibly even more – well-guided, challenging (at your own discretion), intimate, and with varied yoga techniques (+yoga therapy). ~Grace
I’m a big fan of Nikki and her studio. She’s my favorite teacher in the Bay Area. She has amazing yoga classes that challenge even the most experienced yogi. She’s very hands on and while the flows are serious stuff, she has a great attitude and isn’t afraid to laugh and making the practice further inviting.” ~Annie