Hot Yoga is similar to Bikram yoga, but not limited to a standard set of 26 poses. The room is heated to approximately 90 degrees Fahrenheit, which will allow deeper stretches compared to a "cooler" room. If you like to sweat, this is your class!
All of our heated classes are considered "Hot Yoga" and are indicated in pink on the calendar.
Yin yoga is naturally healing and vital for balanced physical and mental health. Yin focuses on the connective tissues of the body by holding specific postures for around 4 minutes each. Calming and soothing, Yin yoga helps us to regain the balance in our very Yang (busy, moving, changing) lifestyles.
This class is not currently on the schedule but we will back soon!
Vinyasa is a dynamic sequence of poses that involves synchronizing the breath with a continuous flow of postures. Each pose is matched with a breath using smooth movement from one pose to the next. Focus is on flexibility and breath and no two classes will be the same, as there is no fixed series of poses. This class is great for those coming out of Yoga Basics who are ready for more of a challenge. All of our Vinyasa classes are heated.
Tuesday 6:00 p.m., Thursday 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m.
Ashtanga is a dynamic and physically demanding practice that synchronizes the breath with every movement to produce internal heat as students move through a set series of postures. This method is a process of purification, heating the body, and eliminating toxins and impurities through sweat. Ashtanga is known as the "Eight Limbs" and can be a fast paced and intense class. All Ashtanga classes are heated.
Mysore is a self-paced class allowing students to receive individual instruction while learning the Ashtanga Yoga practice. All levels are welcome from new beginners to advanced practitioners looking to deepen their understanding of the practice. In the beginning, new students receive more attention. As you become more familiar with the practice, you are allowed more independence, getting adjustments and assistance only when needed.
Mysore: Monday 6 - 8 a.m., Wednesday 6 - 8 a.m.
Ashtanga: Friday 6:00 - 7:30 a.m.
Power Flow Yoga
Restorative is a slow-paced class that focuses on a few different poses for the entire class. Restorative calms the nervous system and mind, and allows one to turn inward and focus on a more meditative style of yoga. Restorative offers a balance to our very busy and stressful lifestyles and can often help heal physical and mental symptoms that are stress related. All postures are supported with props such as bolsters and blankets to allow the body to open and release without strain or tension.
Tuesday 7:30 p.m.
Mat Pilates & Pilates/Yoga Fusion
Mat Pilates is a series of exercises from within the Pilates Method designed specifically to be performed on a mat. This class will use low impact exercises designed to strengthen, lengthen, and tone your entire body while improving flexibility. This 60 minute class will leave you feeling strong both mentally and physically.
Pilates/Yoga Fusion starts with a yoga warm up and then flow into a pilates format that is influenced by Joseph Pilates. Each class will be formatted to warm you up nicely through yoga movements and then progress into movements meant to lengthen and strengthen, not only the core, but the entire body. Some classes will use equipment such as bands, therabands, small balls and large balls, while other times just a yoga mat and your own body weight.
Mat Pilates: Monday 11:45-12:45 p.m.
Pilates/Yoga Fusion: Wednesday 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Meditation is a free community led mindfulness sitting for the new and experienced alike. Join Sweet Tea Yogis for guided meditation sessions coupled with talks and community led discussions that can help kick start your week with focus and positivity.
Friday Evenings 7:15 p.m.
Power Flow Yoga is an energizing & challenging style of yoga that links breath with movement by using intelligent sequencing. Classes include sun salutations, standing postures, and floor work. In all of our Power Flow classes, the room is heated to 90 degrees.
Slow Power allows a deeper understanding of the asana by staying in the shape for a longer period of time. In this class we will explore the shapes of strengthening asanas learning to control and access our muscles to get a deeper sense of the postures. When viewing each posture as a place to explore subtle movements and sensations, a whole new understanding can arise. We will also spend time exploring the power of our breath, with different breath practices to build power.
Power Flow: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Group Classes We Offer
Beginner Basics/Gentle Yoga
Beginner Basics is designed for those who are new to yoga or are looking for a more gentle class. This class teaches the fundamentals of yoga, beginning with the asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathing techniques). This class is a great place to start if you have been away from the practice and are looking to revisit the basics.
Gentle Yoga will start with a centering breath. We will flow into movements to warm up our muscles, then create yoga postures allowing for extra time and modifications as needed. We will focus on safe stretching and strengthening and add in elements of balance. Each class will end with a relaxing guided meditation. This class is well suited for anyone new to yoga, coming back after a long period of time, or seeking a little more time to move into postures and stretches.
Gentle Basics: Monday 9:30 a.m., Friday 9:30 a.m.
Beginner: Wednesday 7:15 p.m.
Warm Yoga Stretch/Foundational Flow
Warm Yoga Stretch invites you to connect deeply to the breath, through gentle vinyasa style movements. After a series of flows, we will allow time for our minds and bodies to come to the deep rest of restorative yoga. This class is appropriate for all levels and the room will be slightly heated to a comfortable 78 degrees.
Foundational Flow is for students who are somewhere between beginner and intermediate. Where you have knowledge of sun salutations, but maybe still working on them. Postures will be held for at least 3-5 Breaths. This class will teach you to connect breath to movement. You can take the vinyasa of your choice, whether it’s plank or half plank, cobra or up dog...All levels welcome! Come ready to breath and flow!
Warm Yoga Stretch: Wednesday 11:45 a.m., Sunday 11:45 a.m.