We have a wide range of Yoga classes and disciplines; from beginner to advanced, as well as intermediate and relaxation classes.
Non Heated Classes
Beginners Yoga – This class eases you into Yoga if you are a beginner, or back into Yoga if you have taken a break. We focus on basic postures with specific alignment, directing the attention in the postures, traditional sun salutations and breath between and during the postures. It is a welcoming class and an open format for Q & A is left after the class to address misunderstandings of Yoga.
Dynamic Release Method –
DYNAMIC: a force that stimulates change or progress within a system or process.
Created by Amber Campion, Dynamic Release Method™ is a complete mind/body/soul recharge practice with an emphasis on thoughtful alignment-based sequencing, breath-work, internal martial arts, and self-myofascial release using tennis balls.
The effects of D.R.M seek to expand the mind, release dis-ease in the body, and ignite the soul. This balancing and grounding method revitalizes the nervous system by fusing both Yang (active) and Yin (passive) energies. The flow is designed to build both somatic intelligence and deep release in the physical, emotional, mental, and energetic bodies. Based on the principle of balancing polarities:
D.R.M gracefully guides students to safely develop physical strength, create space for deep release in the body and mind, as well as cultivate the flow of inner power (vital life force), also known as Prana or Qi.
To assist progress both internally and externally, each month a D.R.M class will focus on a physical exploration (such as a specific posture or breathwork practice) as well as a contemplation (such as aparigraha – non-grasping). With this focus each month, you will experience evolutionary growth not only in your physical practice but also in your mental and emotional well-being.
Open to all levels, though we do explore more challenging postures, such as inversions, arm balances, and binding. Please do not let this keep you from joining class, as you will be instructed on variations to suit your needs.
We close the last 15 minutes doing self-myofascial release using tennis balls – what I refer to as ‘self-massage shavasana.’
*see my website for each months focus + playlist: www.ambercampion.com
*class is not heated, however, during the Winter months it will be slightly warmed
Power and Peace – This class has a steady pace to energize the body and build stamina. The body is kept moving throughout the practice linking movement with breath. Modifications will be available for the beginner to the more experienced student. Each class will begin with a centering meditation, leading to energizing vinyasa flows and end with a deep stretch floor sequence.
Yin Yoga with Reiki Healing– A perfect compliment to a yang practice, yin yoga allows the practitioner to dive deeper into the body. Each yin yoga with Reiki healing class begins with centering breath work and meditation. Students will hold yin yoga postures for 3-5 minutes to allow for a deep connection with the body and spirit. Each yin yoga posture goes deeper than muscle and allows one to work with connective tissues. Each posture is seated and use of bolsters and props is recommended. Reiki energy will be used the entire class to allow for relaxation and healing on a deeper level.
Yin Yang Vinyasa – This vinyasa inspired class will begin with a rigorous flow, moving through a dynamic series of postures, with an emphasis on breath work and proper alignment. To end class we will move to the floor and hold yin style postures longer, to help release tension and foster flexibility. A well rounded yoga class that ultimately builds endurance for both the mind and the body, balancing the yin and the yang aspects of yoga.
Hot Vinyasa – This class is energizing and challenging with a strong emphasis on flow. The room is gently heated (85-95 degrees) and the class focuses on core strength, balance poses and inversions. Advanced and modified poses are offered for all levels. This class always comes back to an emphasis of breath moving the body and is heavily focused on alignment throughout movement.
Hot Yoga – Heated to at least 85 degrees with some humidity, this invigorating and cleansing class links breath with movement. This practice includes sun salutations and variations, balance postures, core strengthening, spine strengthening, hip opening, and ends with inversions and a well-deserved savasana. Pace is fast, music is upbeat, and beginners to yoga may find this class quite challenging. Prepare to leave sweaty, relaxed, and born anew.
Sweat Flow and Rock N’ Roll (level 2) – This class is an intermediate to advanced warm/hot yoga sequence that will get the heart pumping through a vinyasa flow series. The flows will escalate from standing postures to arm balances and inversions. Each class will have a theme that relates directly to the Bhakti practice of devotion and love. The temperature will be warm baring on hot and will include chanting.
Mysore Yoga – Independent practice with instructor, hands on guidance and attention to special needs.
In the Mysore room, students move through the ashtanga sequences at their own pace. The class is 2 1/2 hours in duration. This is a window of time in which you may begin and end your practice at your own convenience. The teacher, Carol, assists each individual privately in a group setting. You as a new student are encouraged and welcome to observe a class and/or reach out to Carol with any questions. Upon commitment, Carol will guide you through the postures until you are established and can carry yourself through by memory. This does not mean you are on your own after the initial phase. Once established, instruction and guidance continues, but becomes more refined. Support and specialized care are offered based on individual needs.
It is typical for this method to be intimidating at first. However, it is a very natural way of learning and integrating the profound method of yoking mind, body, and spirit, which is yoga. Ashtanga uses the tristhana method: asana, breath and bandha, and dristi. With these tools, memorization does not take very long. The only requirement is a desire to learn and commitment to the process. Consistency is key.
The Mysore style of learning takes the practitioner into a depth of yoga which may be difficult to experience in other class settings. This is precisely what makes it so special. We are mining for gold.
For more information, please attend the ashtanga Theory classes.
Call or text Carol at (775)250-2322 or
She loves sharing her passion and is happy to address any additional questions and/or concerns. om shanti
Please note: Groupon passes will not be accepted for this class.