BASICS (85-90 degrees)
These classes move students through breath and movement slowly allowing you to become more comfortable with the poses. We recommend this class for first time students and newer yogis because poses are held longer with a slower pace than an All-Levels class. Keep in mind, however, that “basics” does NOT mean “easy.” Many regular practicing yogis will tell you that sometimes a basics class challenges them even more!
ALL-LEVELS (95-99 degrees)
Power Vinyasa classes are energetic, flowing classes which synchronize breath with movement to build strength and flexibility. Power Vinyasa classes are unique because they do not follow a set sequence of postures. Classes will vary from teacher to teacher. You can always expect a great cardiovascular workout too as you link flowing sequences to breath. Modified versions of more challenging postures will always be given in class, so just work at your own pace, take breaks whenever you need, and when in doubt, JUST BREATHE.
POWER PLUS (95-99 degrees)
(95-99 degrees) An All-Levels class with added cardiovascular approach with dynamic movement and an emphasis on arm balances, binds, and inversions. Recommended for any sweaty yogis who are comfortable in an All-Levels class and want to take it up a notch. This class is designed to offer beginner to seasoned levels and approaches to asana-play. Don’t feel up to side crow, firefly, or forearm stand, but know how to make your own modifications? This class will work for you too!
Yin Yoga is the perfect complement to the movement and flow of a Power Vinyasa class because it targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a power vinyasa (yang) class. Poses target the hips, pelvis, and lower spine and postures are held anywhere from one to ten minutes. Yin and yang tissues respond quite differently to being exercised and it’s best to experience a class to really know what Yin Yoga is all about. After you have tried it, even just once, you will realize the benefits and see that Vinyasa flow is really only “half” of your practice. Please note: Yin Yoga is not restorative yoga. Like all yoga practices, if the tissues you are targeting for exercise are damaged or injured, please give yourself a chance to heal before resuming your regular practice.
A relaxing flow that releases tension throughout the entire body and mind. The class includes a warming sun salutation sequence, lots of time in pigeon pose, and space to move, breath and feel in various yin poses.
RESTORATIVE AND YOGA NIDRA REMIX
This restorative class is a perfect complement to the power vinyasa practice. Through the power of stillness, your mind and body will relax deeply into restorative postures and release muscular tightness and emotional tension. This class will be rotated between two instructors who will include a remix and blend of restorative yoga, breath awareness (pranayama), and mindful and somatic movement. Start your week with the power of relaxation. Rest. Restore. Rebalance. Revitalize.
Kundalini Yoga allows power vinyasa yogis to take their breath and moving meditation to a deeper level. Called the “Yoga of Awareness”, Kundalini Yoga is taught in set “kriyas” which are series of dynamic and static exercises using asansas (postures), pranayama (breath), mudras (gestures), bandhas (body locks), and mantra (chanting). Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations use visualization, projection and focus to attain specific effects in the physical, mental and emotional body. This is a practice that uplifts and empowers, and can bring you to a state of bliss. A regular practice of kriyas and mantra allows you to strengthen the nervous system, balance the glandular system, cleanse your magnetic field, balance the chakras, and awaken your inner essence.
ASHTANGA INSPIRED FLOW (80 degrees)
Ashtanga-inspired flow is a dynamic practice that connects breath with movement. This class will be led with clear alignment cues, demonstration, and hands-on adjustments to guide students through physical asana and into a moving meditation. This practice is challenging, focused on continuous breath, and evolving as students deepen their practice. Modifications and variations offered to tailor the practice to different levels. Music will be soft, grounding, and more sporadic than other traditional Solfire vinyasa classes. This is a low heat class.
SOLSCULPT AND FLOW (95 – 99 degrees)
SOLSCULPT AND FLOW classes combine the breath and movement of vinyasa flow sequences with intermittent segments using optional hand weights (2,3,5,8 lbs) to build additional strength and flexibility. Classes will have the familiarity of an ALL LEVELS class with added bursts of cardio and strength! Modified versions of postures will always be given in class so you can work at your own pace. If you don’t want to use weights, you can participate without them! Weights are first come first serve regardless of online sign-ups.
Yoga for Recovery (low heat)
This donation-based yoga class is hosted at Solfire Yoga on Friday nights at 7PM. Participants read from spiritual texts, share their experience, strength and hope, and practice yoga. Addiction comes in many forms and this class supports all types of addiction recovery, so please feel free to drop in to check out the class anytime. All are welcome!