Class selection changes at Heartwood seasonally so we advise you check the schedule regularly to find the perfect class for you.  We try to make every class a "bigger, organic experience" here, and weather and season permitting, we often end classes with outdoor garden meditations or quiet time in one of our inspirational outdoor areas. We encourage students to take a cup of tea out to our grounds to enjoy the beauty, take a walk, walk the labyrinth, sit on a meditation bench or take a book from our library to rest in a hammock so that your yoga practice becomes more than a quick hour squeezed into the day and rushing off rather than enjoy the glow of soothing energy that yoga can provide. Even an extra 15 minutes taken at the end of class to be outdoors connecting to self can make your yoga a far more fulfilling experience. Occasionally, when the weather is inviting and supports a more meaningful experience, we even move a class outdoors to one of our outdoor practice areas.
    

GENTLE YOGA: (Gentle)

Gentle Yoga serves as a great introduction to yoga and/or is designed for students with physical limitations or who have stepped away from physical challenges for a while and need a gentle reentry to body conditioning. The class offers traditional Inegyar inspired hatha yoga instruction with an emphasis on proper alignment, breathing, gentle stretching, and stress relieving restorative poses. 

RESTORATIVE AROMA YOGA

A restorative yoga sequence typically involves only five or six poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Held for 5 minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends. This class gently restores the body and mind, with soothing poetry, aroma and gentle poses, a great way to re-set the nervous system and to honor and care for your body.  


CHAIR YOGA (Gentle)
Our most gentle class, Chair yoga is perfect for students with physical challenges that find it difficult to get on and off the floor as required for a traditional yoga class. Exercises explore and enhance a greater range of movement while protecting the lower back and joints by easing carefully into yoga postures with chair support. Breath work and meditation is visited as well. This is a wonderful class for increasing circulation, movement capability, and energy enhancement.  

ALL LEVELS YOGA 
These class offer traditional ingeyar inspired hatha yoga with full sun salutations, pranayama (breathing) and a variety of balance and stretching postures.Inversions are limited to supported poses and restorative asana positions. The instructor offers alternative poses and movement suggestions throughout the class, assuring all students can work to the level appropriate to their current development. Our all-levels classes are exactly that - classes taught on several levels so everyone can enjoy a good practice despite their yoga experience, but we tend to adjust the class according to who shows up for the lesson, so it will organically shift according to the needs of the participants. 


OUTDOOR NATURE YOGA

From Oct till March, we schedule a weekly outdoor yoga class that not only enjoys the remarkable weather and inspirational beauty of heartwood, but is designed with the theme of nature, the moon energy and the   

AERIAL YOGA  (Moderate) - Coming in fall of 2017
Learn how to greatly supplement your existing yoga practice with gravity and inversion positions that traction the full spine and joints, stabilize the structural muscles and flush and invigorate the entire hormone system. Our Om gym yoga system provides an adjustable yoga sling with attached handles to safely take your yoga practice off the mat and into the air. We also have aerial silk classes for those looking for the cocoon effect in their practice. These classes begin on the mat and graduates to the sling where the instructor offers a patient, careful introduction to the benefits of aerial yoga. Students work at their own pace and comfort level. Appropriate for beginners.  

FLOW (Moderate)
Flow yoga is a vinyasa style of practice that incorporates breath and movement with held postures to move energy and forge a deep relationship with the body and the breath. This Iyengar inspired practice is an all levels yoga class incorporating some meditation.

 YIN (Gentle/Moderate)
Yin is a yoga system that is designed for good join health and the restoring of deep connective tissue. With a relaxed approach to postures that are held for 3-5 minutes, this class increases flexibility while addressing areas of the body that are not addressed in the traditional mat class.   

 CONTEMPORARY DANCE/ YOGADANCE- Adult dance are offered seasonally which include a combination of yoga movement and mindset (Conscientious movement) with contemporary dance influenced by modern dance and eastern inspired dance forms. The class includes warm-ups, physical conditioning and movement exercises and choreography to work on artistry and performance.