We offer a yoga community with a welcoming, safe and supportive environment for students to embark on and sustain a Yoga journey. We are a holistic center that provides educational opportunities, services and products which support a healthy and spiritual lifestyle. Anam Cara is a place to learn the ancient system of yoga and other transformational practices that integrate, heal and nourish the body, mind and spirit. It is our goal to exemplify the benefits of the spiritual principles and practices that we advocate.
At our studio, you will discover the joys of yoga and the profound benefits of regular spiritual practice. Come and share community, feel love, let go, have fun, experience the mystical, and deepen your connection with the divine in daily living! In addition a diverse schedule of weekly classes described in detail below, we host specialty workshops, concerts, kirtans, energy healing circles, attunements, private sessions utilizing Reiki & yoga, and teacher training from Western Yoga College.
Ashtanga: This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.
Chanting: Chanting mantras is the yoga of sound. Chanting has been used for centuries as an aid to humans who seek to communicate with the divine spirit within themselves and the universe. Chanting has the effect of raising the level of vibration of the individual practicing the chant, and it can help the practitioner to be filled with peace, and feel calm and centered.
Deep Stretch: Explore asanas that focus on the deeper tissues of the body remaining in a pose for several minutes…great for anyone who wants to become more flexible. All levels.
Inversions and Arm Balances: Explore and release fear to find your greatness! In this class we use inversions and arm balances to explore fear in our lives. Arm balances and inversions are a fun part of yoga practice that will help to build confidence, and increase your yoga abilities in strength and balance.
Iyengar-Inspired Hatha Flow: A comprehensive, balanced class with a steady flow, relaxation between postures, and guided breathing techniques throughout. A creative sequence of classic Hatha yoga postures with in-depth instruction and structural alignment cues. You have the option to use props to assist the body in creating proper positioning allowing you to go deeper into the pose, working in a range of motion that is safe and effective helping to prevent injury while challenging the boundaries of your strength. Beginner to advanced. Suitable for all interested in achieving proper alignment.
Little Yogis (Yoga for Kids): The emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual effects of yoga resonate within children, too. Yoga fosters self-acceptance, which is increasingly significant as children approach the peer-pressured, teenage years. As children transition through postures and try new poses, the relationship between their mind and body evolves, allowing them to trust their own instincts. Yoga not only teaches children techniques to sharpen their focus by quieting the mind, but it also creates a subtle motivation to learn. Your children will gain improved posture, coordination, balance, strength, and flexibility through our monthly kids yoga workshops!
Restorative Yoga: This class focuses on relaxation and renewal. Blankets, bolsters, straps, and other props safely support the body in various postures which allows the body to move towards a state of balance soothing your nervous system, quieting your mind and inviting you to release deeply held tension. Some benefits of deep relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure, serum triglycerides and sugar levels in the blood, the increase of the “good cholesterol” levels, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, the reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and generalized fatigue. Restorative poses are sustained for ten or more minutes or for as longs as comfortable. All levels.
Vinyasa Flow: “Vinyasa” is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes. The word Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement”. The teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. The poses run together smoothly and become like a dance. Vinyasa yoga incorporates core strengthening, a strong standing sequence, hip openers and backbends. It includes repetition of Sun Salutations and longer-held asanas. Inversions and arm balances are also explored. All levels, however a challenging class.
Western Yoga College Open Sessions: Classes in an open format designed by Western Yoga College,