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Classes

Private Yoga Instruction

Instruction for individuals or small groups is effective for yoga students of all levels. Private Yoga instruction is the perfect setting for personalized and focused training in Hatha Yoga, Hatha Flow or Restorative Yoga. With patient and guided instruction Private Yoga class will quickly improve any student’s confidence, technique, and overall skill level.

Beginners

Learning the basic yoga asanas (poses) and basic breath work. Attendees can be raw beginners willing to start a yoga practice or those who want an easy basic yoga class.

Chair & Senior Yoga class

Movement and deep stretching. This class is designed for those you would like to experience the benefits of yoga but may have trouble with kneeling, transitioning from floor to standing, or standing for long periods of time. You will have the option to stay in the chair or go from chair to mat as you feel comfortable. A type of yoga that is done in a safe and gentle way.

Core Vinyasa

Core Vinyasa Yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling, with a specific emphasis on strengthening the “Core” of the body.

Hatha Blend

A creative blend of Anusara & Yin based Yoga. These are two disciplines which heighten and define the practitioner’s alignment, self-awareness and depth of flexibility. The practice is great on its own or as an addition to any type of workout routine as it leaves you feeling centered, calm and glowing.

Hatha Flow

This class focuses on one or two areas of alignment each week in strength building Hatha Yoga postures.  Poses, or Asanas, are coordinated with the breath and woven together with sun salutations.  Not only is emphasis placed on the physical structures and fundamentals of Asanas, but also a cultivation of awareness and consciousness in the mind and heart is pursued. The balanced style of this class, grounded in the Anusara Universal Principles of Alignment, will send you off feeling simultaneously calmer and stronger than when you first stepped through the door.

Hatha Yoga

The basis of all yoga styles. Hatha Yoga combines mental focus and conscious breathing techniques to build a foundation of personal strength and flexibility. Awareness, balance, and relaxation are developed through patient and guided practices of alignment and mental focus.

Minute Method Meditation

Experience physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual revitalization. Short meditation periods and conversations to help deepen your practice are included in this class.

The Minute Method practice will help you to discover the power lying within your Spiritual Heart Center so that you are guided to a life of balance, peace, and contentment.

The Minute Method Meditation Practice is a simple and effective practice of resting in awareness.

As thoughts rise, you allow them to come and go without getting tangled up in them. Soon you will find that the effects of your meditation stays with you as you go about living your daily life. The practice reveals your true essence within your Spiritual Heart Center which interacts with the world with compassion, patience, understanding and love. You may find your relationship with yourself and with the world changing.

Beginners and experienced meditators are invited.
FMI contact Mary Carpenter, 361-813-1763 or go to her website www.HeartInSoulYoga.com.

Nia (new at Crossroads Yoga)

Nia is the art of movement the body’s way, a cardio-dance workout, a movement practice, and lifestyle based on the intelligent design of the body.  We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their individual potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies.  Nia tones your mind and tunes your body as each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced.  Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes – body, mind, emotion, and spirit.  Nia is practiced barefoot, non-impact, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities.  Nia for Beginners will ease you into learning how to move Your Body’s Way and discovering the Joy of Movement.

Prenatal

Triyoga provides a space for you to stay healthy in mind and body during your prenatal phases. Moms-to-be become part of a community, sharing this amazing process with others. Keren will teach gentle yoga postures, breathing and meditation in the classes, laying a foundation then classes progressing as you get to your advanced stages of pregnancy. New yoga students should consult their doctor. Follow up questions with anyone past 20 weeks with no prior yoga practice before allowed to start the class. 

Restorative Yoga

Deep relaxation and rejuvenation gently opens the body and mind to new possibilities. Through the use of supports provided by blankets, bolsters, blocks, and straps traditional yoga poses are modified. Poses are held for 3-30 minutes, encouraging deep relaxation and healing. Please bring an eye cover. (eye pillow or wash cloth etc.)

Svaroopa® Yoga

Svaroopa® Yoga is profound in its ability to:

  • unlock tension
  • establish strength and stamina
  • increase energy and
  • provide mental clarity with a sense of well-being.

Svaroopa® Yoga is inviting to beginners and re-newing for experienced yogis.In each pose you are expertly aligned and supported with props to give you the best experience and most reliable results.

Mary Carpenter is compassionate, well trained and sensitive to the needs of students. The pace of the class is moderate as you are carefully guided from one pose to another.

FMI contact Mary Carpenter, 361-813-1763 or go to her website www.HeartInSoulYoga.com.

TriYoga Basics

For those new to TriYoga and for those who want to strengthen their core alignments, Basics is an accessible practice for students of all levels. Classes begin with a brief breathing practice followed by a posture flow. The flows are designed to develop equal measures of strength and flexibility while guiding students towards blissful relaxation. Modified postures and props such as blocks, bolsters, and blankets are incorporated to ensure comfort and proper alignment. Classes conclude with yoga nidra, deep relaxation.

Yoga Flow-Ashtanga-based

The intention of the Ashtanga form is to allow practitioners to develop their own practice, bringing the focus to yoga as an individual, internal experience, rather than as a process through which we must be led. Students practice their own portion of the asana sequence at their own pace, while the teacher assists each student one-on-one. This style welcomes beginners and advanced practitioners.

Yoga For Abs

Yoga For Abs will target the core area of the body. Strengthening the core through yoga helps stabilize the back and gives core support to the entire body.

 

This Yoga-based program is specialized for cancer survivors at various stages of treatment and recovery. Classes include therapeutic post-surgery movements, mindful yoga sequences, restful guided relaxations, and healing breath practices.