Whether you are brand new to yoga, or have been practicing for years, we are sure that there is a class for you at Rishi Yoga.
If you have any questions, or would like to make sure that a given yoga class is right for you, please feel free to contact us. You can always come to class 15 minutes early to discuss your needs and goals with the instructor.
Slow Flow is a meditative practice that focuses on slowing down through deep and steady breathing, holding postures, transitioning smoothly, and opening gently and mindfully with the ability to move deeper into one’s body and self. Beginners are welcome.
Midday Repose is a blend of yin yoga, restorative yoga and myofascial release. Props (bolsters, blankets, blocks, therapy balls and straps) are used in longer-held simple poses to achieve a deep level of physical and mental relaxation. The parasympathetic nervous system is activated, allowing the body and mind to rest and digest. Muscles and connective tissue are given space to heal and return to their natural stare, and the mind is expanded and freed from the unnecessary chatter.
Core and Restore
This class combines functional core stability work with restorative and yin yoga. The first half of the practice is a hatha/vinyasa sequence that will gently build heat in the body and allow awareness to expand beyond the body through the use of the breath. The second half of the class is an opportunity to integrate the transformative effects of the practice and nourish the nervous system by deeply stretching and restoring muscles and connective tissue. This powerful combination of strength and surrender is also an invitation to authentically integrate these qualities in our daily lives.
Half and Half (Flow and Yin Yoga)
This practice gives us the best of both worlds: a dynamic flow in the first half, and a deeply restorative session in the second half. We build heat in the muscles and expand the breath to shift our attention from the mind to the body, so that both the mind and body can relax and restore. Beginners without any injuries or physical limitations are welcome.
Power and Peace
Power and Peace combines elements of a powerful flow with soothing and introspective qualities of the subtler layers of yoga, such as longer-held stretches, breathing exercises and meditation. The details of each practice depend on its theme (or intention), making what we do on the mat relevant to how we meet the experiences and challenges of everyday life. We work the body and shape the breath in very precise ways, but instead of glorifying the physical aspect of yoga, we use the body and breath as our entryway to the real practice, which happens in the mind. As we watch our perceived accomplishments and shortcomings on the mat with a sense of detachment and equanimity, we gradually unlearn old and limiting thought patterns. The fruits of our disciplined yoga practice become evident as we increasingly shift our perspective and experience a sense of freedom, no matter what our life circumstances seem to be. We remember that we have the power to choose peace and that peace of mind is and always has been our power.
This is a power style flow focused on heating the body and finding the strength within to clear our mind through movement. There will be vigorous flow, balance poses, options for arm balance and delicious lengthy stretching poses to finish practice. All levels are welcome and come ready for a great vinyasa practice that will invigorate and cleanse to help you find your center!
This class ebbs and flows between powerful moves and stretching sequences in a mellow vinyasa style. All levels are welcome; beginner and intermediate poses are used. As we flow through poses gracefully with our breath we aim to find peace through our movement practice. This practice is powerfully grounding and uplifting. Mixing flow with stretch will strengthen and tone while allowing for that release and opening we crave from our practice. Come ready to open your heart and settle your mind through movement!
Functional Flow creates a foundation for a strong, sustainable yoga practice. With a Vinyasa base, we will explore movements and techniques that allow for a broader range of motion, greater flexibility, sustained strength, and promote joint health. Deepen your anatomical awareness, and challenge your practice. There will be a great emphasis on breath, and conscious motion.
This is a slow moving, but continuously flowing and powerfully grounding practice that blends beginner and intermediate poses. Flowing at a mellow pace allows the muscles to tone and release, while the heart gently opens and the mind settles down. Beginners are welcome.
Allow yourself to be guided into a state of deep relaxation with Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation, walking students through a systematic journey of deep relaxation in the body and mind. Students are in a reclined position and supported by props in order to achieve a state of rest. No yoga experience is required! Benefits of Yoga Nidra include improved sleep and a calming of the nervous system. Reduced stress automatically invokes a positive change in the body chemistry. This natural change in the body chemistry allows the body to repair, rejuvenate, and heal itself. Please join us for this unique experience and expect to leave class relaxed and rejuvenated!
Qigong & Yoga Nidra
Allow yourself to be guided into a state of deep relaxation with Qigong and Yoga Nidra. Restore harmony and balance with Qigong to develop awareness and cultivate positive energy flow. Gentle movements increase micro circulation combined with breath to restore vitality to your body and peace to your mind. No Qigong or Yoga experience needed, this practice is designed for everyone to be successful without experience.
This unique class combines relaxing floor positions and Reiki* to bring you back to breath, calm the mind, and sooth the body. The intention of this class is to create deep relaxation with caring compassionate touch, to encourage emotional or physical healing, reduce pain and stress, and help the body find its energetic balance. *Reiki is a very specific form of energy healing; this Japanese art of relaxation and meditation draws universal life force energy (reiki) into the body.
Weekend Repose (Restorative Yoga and Meditation)
This practice is the perfect end-of-the week retreat packed in just 75 minutes. In restorative yoga, props (bolsters, blankets, blocks and straps) are used in longer-held simple poses to achieve a deep level of physical and mental relaxation. The parasympathetic nervous system is activated, allowing the body and mind to rest and digest. Muscles and connective tissue are given space to heal back to their natural state. The practice concludes with a guided meditation, allowing for a recalibration of our focus and a shift into a more spacious way of perceiving the daily grind.
Grace, Power, and Release
This class will be a powerful vinyasa aimed at challenging and empowering you. With a foundation of tension and release, we will ground down to fly high. Expect a little bit of everything from twists, hips, balancing, and the unknown. Let go of what is no longer serving you to embrace the power you have inside! This class will be on the intermediate to advanced side but all levels are welcomed and encouraged to attend!
Modern Dance for Yogis
Vibrational Sound Healing
Therapeutic grade Himalayan singing bowls, specifically designed for a subtle vibrational experience, affect the body on a cellular level. Our cellular structure is mostly intracellular fluid, so the vibrations have a ripple effect on the body and help to realign, retune and rebalance the body back to a natural state of resonance. Many times, pain in the body is washed away. The singing bowls are honed to specific, harmonic frequencies aimed to create bin-aural beats that naturally and almost instantly affect your brain’s wave lengths, thus allowing your auditory experience to take your mind and body into a state of deep relaxation. When you experience deep relaxation, stress and tension are released. Reduced stress automatically invokes a positive change in body chemistry. This natural change in the body chemistry allows the body to repair, rejuvenate and heal itself.
We offer AromaYoga on the third Saturday of each month.
Yoga and essential oils are two strategies that can help create personal balance and alignment. Yoga can move stagnant energy, open awareness, calm the mind, relax the body and restore equilibrium in a practice space that is entirely about you and your individual needs. Essential oils provide the body and mind with just what is needed for physiological balance and healing.
AromaYoga is a 90 minute vinyasa flow sequence which builds in intensity and broken up with stillness in yin poses experiencing essential oils specific to our theme and intention for class. After a peak in strength building this class transitions to a slower pace and ends with a meditation to focus and still the mind. All levels are welcome.
108 Sun Salutations
We offer 108 Sun Salutations four times a year.
As the seasons change, we remember that which never changes while honoring the ever-changing nature of life. This practice is physically and mentally challenging, but extremely rewarding. We flow through nine rounds of 12 sun salutations, with a dedication before each round and a short break between the rounds, and savasana to end the practice. If you have never done this kind of practice, please know that this is not about completing 108 sun salutations. Simply being in the energy of a group flowing as one is extremely healing and empowering. Beginners without any injuries or physical limitations are welcome.