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Core Styles

For the most part, yoga schools divide classes between two general approaches, vinyasa, which is movement-based, and hatha, which emphasizes holding poses for three to five breaths. Generally, vinyasa classes have less detailed instruction and are more focused on falling into the rhythm of your breath, while hatha classes provide more step-by-step anatomical alignment in order to teach students to strengthen and lengthen specific muscles. Both styles can be taught at all levels of intensity, from gentle to advanced. 

At Shine and most everywhere, these two styles come together in many classes. Classes that are labeled hatha will have a portion of constant flow with the breath to warm up the muscles and prepare for held poses and vinyasa classes typically slow the flow to introduce a new pose, with detailed instruction. Some classes are specifically designed to incorporate both styles and are labeled mixed.

In addition to these two styles of movement-based yoga, we provide restorative yoga as a core style. Restorative gives you the opportunity to rest and stretch through guided meditation and the use of props.

Our philosophy is that all yoga is good yoga and we want you to find what you love and explore all the styles we have to offer. We hope that you will start to see the classes as a menu and feel how the different styles work together to improve your yoga practice on all sorts of levels.

Hatha 

Awake

7:30am-8:30am, Monday and Thursday, taught by Beth

A physically intense class, that includes traditional postures and variations on them. Your heart will get pumping and you will feel strong and alive during and after this class.

Fortify

9:00am-10:15am, Mondays and Thursdays, taught by Beth

A hatha style that encourages you to go deeper into your body and yourself. Strengthen small and large muscles alike and take the time to connect your life with your practice. Renew your body, mind and spirit and find the courage to move towards where you want to go, both on and off the mat.

Ground

4:30-5:30pm Tuesday, taught by Allison
9:00-10:15am Wednesdays, taught by Mary

This class is an invitation to all levels of yogi from beginner to advanced. Come meet yourself on the mat. We will move through postures together with an emphasis on being present and listening to our own individual bodies in each movement, yoking mind, body and spirit in this gentle and rejuvenating practice. Perfect for brand new yogis,

Vinyasa

Vinyasa Basics

4:30-5:30pm Mondays, taught by Sara

Learn the anatomical structure of typical vinyasa flow postures and learn to find the rhythm of your breath and movement. Great if you are new to vinyasa or if you aren't sure that you are doing a vinyasa posture in a way that is safe and effective for your body.  Class will be slow. All yoga beginners welcome

Pure Vinyasa

6:15-7:15am Mondays and Fridays, taught by Jessica
9:00am-10:15am Tuesdays, taught by Danielle
5:45-6:45pm Tuesdays, taught by Jessica
5:45-6:45pm Thursdays, taught by Leigh & Katie M ( check schedule)
8:30-10am Saturdays, taught by Leigh & Katie M
7:15-8:15am Sundays, taught on alternating Sundays by Leigh & Ashley

Move and Breathe all class long. Match your breath to each movement, few static poses. Each class is different. The more you practice, the more flexibility you'll gain. Find the moments between each posture, harness the power of your breath to lift and anchor you.

Power!

4:30pm-5:30 pm, Wednesdays, taught by Paige
11:00am-12:00pm, Sundays, taught by Paige

A high energy, nonstop movement class in the vinyasa style. Be energized and challenged, try and fall with no judgement. This class embraces vulnerability and challenges you, leaving you energized and empowered. Little anatomical instruction in this style, not suitable for beginners. 

Slow flow

6:45pm-7:30pm, Wednesdays, taught by Sara
8:30am-9:10am, Sundays, taught by Sara

Suitable for people with low mobility and people who want gentle movement, this slow moving flow class keeps people on their feet for the majority of the time. We find a breath pattern at the beginning of the class and practice matching our breath to the movement making the breath as long as possible for each movement. Gradually the nervous system becomes more and more relaxed and our joints are more and more oiled up. The majority of students in these classes remain for the restorative class. Great for beginners.

Shiny Happy People

Shiny, Happy, People: 9:00-10:15am, taught by Danielle

A playful exploration of movement and breath meant to spark joy.

Mixed

The Details

10:30am-11:45am, Saturdays, taught by Sara

Beginners, athletes, people with injuries, advanced practitioners--this class is for every body. Detailed anatomical instruction is provided to help you explore your yoga safely. Modifications are provided to help you go deeper or to accommodate an injury, illness, or limitation. Every week, we explore a different body system (hips, lower spine, feet and ankles, etc) or posture ( wheel, lotus, headstand) using biomechanics to progress in every posture. Each class in the week is different, so the more you come the more you learn! The focus is always on increasing body awareness, improving strength and stability and feeling good in your body rather than achieving a perfect pose.

Kundalini

6:15am-7:15am Wednesdays, taught by Jessica
4:30-5:30pm, Fridays, taught by Jessica

Kundalini yoga is considered to be the most comprehensive form of yoga, primarily because it combines meditation, mantra, physical exercise and breathing techniques into a vigorous practice. It is most commonly known as the Yoga of Awareness and it encourages all participants to focus on self-awareness and connecting with the universe at large. Kundalini was created for the “householders” who like us led busy lives. You can expect chanting, and other approaches used to raise energy.

Buti Yoga

7:15-8:15pm, Every third Friday of the month, taught by Jill

Buti, in Indian Marathi, means "the cure to something hidden or kept secret." This practice is a high-intensity fusion of yoga, tribal dance, and plyometrics. Classes combine cardio, strength training and flexibility in one seamless format. Buti creates a strong, empowered group that resembles a tribe or a night out dancing with your girlfriends. Included in Shine packages!

Restorative

Restorative & Candlelit Restorative

6:45-97:45pm Candlelit, Wednesdays, taught by Sara
9:30-10:30am Sundays, taught by Barb

Let yourself completely relax. If you are a beginner, anxious, or are "in it for the savasana," this class is perfect for you. All poses are supported by props. We move through 5-6 poses within the hour while being talked through relaxation and guided meditation. Muscles and fascia are allowed to gently open up and stretch. Leave feeling at peace and more comfortable in your body. A lot of students choose to take the 45 minute slow flow class that is offered prior to restorative on Sundays and Wednesdays. The two classes are a wonderful combination. 

Yin and Myofascial Release

5:45-6:45pm Mondays, taught by Sara
4:30-5:30pm Thursdays, taught by Sara

If you want to increase flexibility, decrease pain and calm your nervous syestem, this class should be on your weekly menu. Both techniques work on the fascial layer of the body to hydrate tissue and get rid of the clumps and bumps that form from habit and injury.