Tenth Gate Yoga | Class Descriptions
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CLASSES

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

 

Students need to bring their own mats. (Heated Yoga students should bring a towel). Tenth Gate provides cushions, blankets, blocks & straps. Please bring your own water bottle. Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in.

Core Flow

This flow class is designed to strengthen the core. Build purifying energy, core and back strength, and awareness of what it means to come from your “core center of being!” All levels welcomed.

 

Gently Heated Vinyasa Flow

This class is a beautiful way to wake up all of our intricate systems and stretch our bodies. We begin our practice with seated breath work, identifying the locations of our bhandas (energetic seals) to help control our breath and stimulate our glandular system. We will move into a gentle awakening of the body, utilizing seated and standing postures for grounding, gentle twists for detoxification, balancing postures for our nervous system and brain, ultimately brightening ourselves from the inside out. The vinyasa (breath and movement) will come organically, intelligently, and playfully through the prana (our life force). There will be times we move in unison, and at our own pace, to find the still point, the guru within. Lots of room and space to explore, to feel, and to grow. A sense of well being, a “prana high” will do what it does best, calm the mind so the body can relax from every day modern stresses that we all experience in life. Beginners and Experienced Students Are Welcome. Props Used. Some ambient, soothing music and singing bowls used. Optional hands on assisting during the practice and at final rest (student’s permission only)

 

Hatha Yoga & Meditation

Slower paced than vinyasa, a Hatha class more deeply explores the alignment, awareness, and breath of each posture and its effects on all aspects of the practitioner–physically, mentally, and emotionally. Each class includes physical postures, or asana, deep relaxation, breathing practices and mediation, which can be practiced by students of any age and physical ability. Modifications will be given to match your skill level, as well as ways to advance to more challenging postures. Great for beginners with its emphasis on technique and alignment and for more advanced practitioners who want to slow down and deepen their understanding of themselves and the yoga postures.

 

Heated  Vinyasa

This is an all levels class where the heat allows the soft tissues (muscles) to relax more. Expect flowing postures and a good sweat. Bring a towel, mat and water.

 

Heated  Vinyasa: A Strong Practice

The pace of this class in gentle enough for the beginner and strong enough for the seasoned practitioner, allowing space for the individual to have their own yoga experience. This class is specifically designed to help us tune into our inner world, to help us create a shift within the realm of our bodies, to ultimately penetrate and quiet the mind, preparing us for meditation. We will mindfully practice the ancient teachings of prana (breath) and movement (vinyasa) through intelligent sequencing of standing, balancing, twisting, seated, and inverted postures to open our bodies up, to purify through tapas (heat), to sweat (detoxification) to practice using our bhandas (energetic locks – what are they, where are they and why) and experiencing the 9 points of dristi (focus) to anchor our brains into stillness. We will then enter the realm of sound to align our subtle bodies for healing, deep relaxation and final rest. This class will challenge you, nourish you, and provide a sense of peace and well being. All Levels Welcome. Props used. Modifications of poses offered. Ambient music used. Some familiarity of the yoga practice is helpful but not necessary. Hands on assisting available with practitioners’ permission. Room temperature 85 degrees. Come as you are and leave transformed.

 

Heated  Prana Vinyasa

The room will be heated to assist the body’s opening and detoxification. Prana Vinyasa™ is a full spectrum approach to yoga created by Shiva Rea and her global collective of teachers over the last 20 years, drawn from the teachings of Krishnamacharya. Classes are crafted through intelligent multidimensional sequencing and Vinyasa Krama, providing students of all levels the opportunity to experience one’s own fullness. Classes can combine mantra, meditation, chakra balancing, pranayama, philosophy and elemental themed classes. Please bring a towel, mat and water bottle to class.

 

Hot Lunch  Vinyasa ($5 Community Class)

Be prepared to sweat! One hour of flow, integrating breath with movement to build strength and flexibility. Bring a towel, mat and water.

 

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation

Kundalini Yoga is a 5,000-year-old authentic system of yogic exercise and meditation that promotes health, happiness, and spiritual awareness. There are three basic components to Kundalini Yoga. There are the physical postures, literally thousands of kriyas (exercise sets) that strengthen and balance the nervous system, the glandular system and the circulatory system to promote optimum physical and emotional health. Breathing techniques (pranayam) assist a person in processing emotions and feelings, controlling moods, and developing concentration. Mantra (sound) and meditation techniques work to direct and discipline the mind. The practice of this yoga can give you the strength, courage and radiance to meet all of life’s challenges with grace. All levels welcomed.

 

Kundalini Yoga, Meditation & Reiki

This deeply healing class combines the power of kundalini yoga with pranayam (breath) meditation and Reiki. The class will begin with a Kundalini Yoga Kriya (set) accessible for all levels, followed by a pranayam meditation. As you rest, Reiki Master Teacher Reinette Fournier will administer distance or hands on Reiki Healing. The experience balances your energy centers and promotes a state of deep peace and contentment. A great way to start your week.

 

Kundalini Yoga, Meditation & Reiki

This deeply healing class combines the power of Kundalini Yoga with pranayam (breath) meditation and Reiki. The class will begin with a Kundalini Yoga Kriya (set) accessible for all levels, followed by a pranayam meditation. As you rest, Reiki Master Teacher Reinette Fournier will administer distance or hands on Reiki Healing. The experience balances your energy centers and promotes a state of deep peace and contentment. A great way to start your week.

 

Restorative Yoga

To Soften is to Heal. A restorative practice invites you into a realm of BEING rather than DOING nurturing a profound release of tension physically, mentally, and emotionally.  Each posture is a passageway linking breath to infinite potential,  inviting space within to assemble and disassemble at the same time, allowing for deep release of connective tissue and energetic shifts.  Restorative yoga rests your body, stretches your muscles, lowers your heart rate and blood pressure, and calms your nervous system, moving you into a peaceful state of deep relaxation.  The use of cushions and blankets to support you in the poses is encouraged to help bring you to a place of deep peace.  All levels welcomed.

 

Slow Flow & Restore

A class with slower flowing postures followed by restorative, quiet, and spacious practice with the use of props.

 

TRX Yoga

The TRX Suspension Trainer is a workout system that leverages gravity and your body weight to perform hundreds of exercises. You’’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise by simply adjusting your body position to add or decrease resistance. The suspension aspect of the TRX not only builds muscle strength but also confidence in those balance poses that tend to be challenging.

 

TRX Yoga Fusion

The TRX Suspension Trainer is a workout system that leverages gravity and your body weight to perform hundreds of exercises. It is yoga with resistance work and functional training. In this class, we will utilize resistance bands, bosu balls and other non traditional props along with your yoga practice as a way to both strengthen and lengthen all of your major muscle groups while flowing seamlessly between yoga asanas. Intermediate Level.

 

Vinyasa Flow

All levels class sequenced at a flowing pace with an exploration of the poses. Practice, play, and explore safely and intelligently.

 

Yin Yoga & Meditation

Yin Yoga is known as the Quiet Practice or the Practice of Quiet Power and is a complement to the more vigorous Yang practices such as Vinyasa, Hatha, or Kundalini. It is a dynamic blend of modern meridian theory, floor poses held in quiet tranquility, and the contemplative teachings of mindfulness and meditation which addresses every level of our being: physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual. It is based on the Taoist concept of opposites – Yin and Yang. Traditional Yin Yoga focuses on the deeper layers of the body. All levels welcomed.

 

Yin Yoga for Lunch ($5 Community Class)

Yin Yoga focuses on minimal relaxed movement to encourage deep release of connective tissue. This stimulates and improves the flow of energy (Chi or Prana) along the energy channels in our bodies (meridians or nadis). Also known as The Practice of Quiet Power, Yin Yoga is a strong, challenging practice, requiring extended holds of specific floor poses. A great way to spend your lunch and prepare for the rest of your day!

 

Yin Yoga, Meditation & Reiki

Yin Yoga is the perfect balance of more active yoga practice as it aims deeper at the connective tissues surrounding the joints, (ligaments, tendons and fascia). The postures are designed to help relieve stress, alleviate tension, target deep fascia and promote blood and oxygen flow throughout the body as well as increase flexibility, release deep-seated energies, while preparing the body and mind for relaxation and meditation. These passive yet challenging yin postures encourage the practitioner to dive inward on a physical and a mental level a llowing them to release tension deeper in the body and access a space of being rather than doing. In this very therapeutic practice postures are held for 3-5 minutes which allows the connective tissue in the body to open more effectively.Throughout the yoga practice Reiki Master Alicia Barry will offer reiki to help guide students deeper into relaxation so that release naturally occurs in the body and mind. This introspective practice will allow students to be present with emotions and experience how and where they manifest in the body. Through rest and relaxation we can reset the nervous system, allowing for a decrease in stress, anxiety and fatigue. With our energy in balance, we can experience ourselves and the world around us with more openness and love.

 

Warm Slow Flow

A gently heated flow class at a strong, slow pace for all levels of practitioners.