OUR BASICS classes at Solfire, like our ALL LEVELS classes, will inspire and empower you! BASICS doesn’t mean EASY and classes are designed to challenge you and make you sweat. Sequences in a BASICS class are designed to link breath with movement in an accessible way and you will move on pace with the teacher’s unique style, rhythm, and selection of music. This may include longer holds in the beginning followed by continuous movement. Many teachers include added core and mobility work to balance and strengthen the body. The use of blocks and straps for support is encouraged in ALL Solfire classes, including BASICS!
How is BASICS different than ALL LEVELS? Here’s the breakdown!
- The heat is set lower in a BASICS class than in an ALL LEVELS (between 85-92 degrees).
- Additional modifications and simple alignment cues may be offered in BASICS classes, and classes include a breakdown of chaturanga and baby cobra for newer yoga friends who may be starting out in their practice.
- All BASICS classes include moving through a series of poses to warm the body and build confidence in linking one breath with one movement.
OUR ALL LEVELS classes will inspire, challenge and empower you! Teachers bring their own unique style to each of these classes so they will vary in pace, focus and music. With heat set between 92- 99 degrees, these energetic vinyasa classes will make you sweat! Classes include sequences which synchronize breath with movement to create balance in the body, and build strength and flexibility. Expect each class to start in seated meditation and move through a flowy SUN A to build internal heat and help you link breath to movement. Many teachers include added core and mobility work sections in their class and modifications of more challenging poses will always be offered. All classes encourage you to connect to mind, body, and spirit in a sweaty, heart centered, playful, compassionate way. So work at your own pace, challenge yourself, and remember to BREATHE! ALL LEVELS means ALL YOGIS are welcome!
OUR POWER FLOW classes will inspire, challenge and empower you! Teachers bring their own unique style to each of these classes so they will vary in pace, focus and music. This class offers dynamic movement that takes it up a notch from our all-levels classes. Arm balancing and upside-down play is encouraged alongside active core and mobility work. This class is designed to get you to your “flow state,” a moving meditation. Don’t feel up for side crow, firefly, or forearm stand but know how to make your modification? This class works for you too! All classes encourage you to connect to mind, body, and spirit—in a sweaty, heart centered, playful, compassionate way. So work at your own pace, challenge yourself, and remember to BREATHE!
Yin Yoga is a challenging class in a different way, and the perfect complement to the movement and flow of a Power Vinyasa class. Yin 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.
Let’s turn the vinyasa practice down low; no heat, smooth beats, an after work “hatha-style” treat. Working through softer transitions, a slower sun salutation, and taking a little more time with the poses allows your body to feel, your breath to soften, your mind to be at ease. Welcome to all – a great class for beginners and established practitioners alike. Enjoy the slower, hatha side of life.
RESTORATIVE AND YOGA NIDRA (WORKSHOPS ONLY)
These workshops are 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. These workshops will be offered periodically throughout the year (see upcoming events) and 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 (WORKSHOPS ONLY)
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. Kundalini inspired workshops will be offered periodically throughout the year. Look to our Events Schedule for details.
SolSunday Yoga: Spread the Light with Dwight
Pre-register for this yoga class hosted at Solfire Yoga on Sunday mornings at Marshall Park! (pricing options apply)