Class Descriptions

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Class Descriptions

Gong Bath Sound Meditation: Join Gong Masters Dan and Laura Martier as they lead you through an hour of relaxation and transformation through vibration and sound. Using gongs, Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, chimes and various other sound making instruments, the Martier's create an ocean of sound that is profoundly relaxing. The benefits of this practice include stress relief, relaxation, activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, induced meditative state and a holistic resonance in the body.

Shine On Yoga: (All Levels) A heart centered moving meditation that builds strength and stamina while harmonizing body and mind. A healthy challenge that is appropriate for all levels as modifications will be given for beginners and more experienced yogis. This well rounded flow style practice will leave you feeling balanced and refreshed with increased clarity and vitality.

Vinyasa With Surprises: (All Levels)  A multi level vinyasa with surprises, physical Phunk for the soul. A sometimes power based flow with a schtick of levity, a sometimes grounding sequence for the introspective.

Vinyasa: (All Levels) Movement is linked with the breath in this flow style class. With an emphasis on proper alignment, breathing techniques and meditation, this well rounded class will leave you balanced and energized.

emPower Flow: (All Levels)  Unite the body & breath with potent themes and powerful playlists, all woven together to create a divine yogic dance. Warm up, Flow, and Cool back down in this all-levels experience. Savasana with massage & reiki included. 

Restore w/ Nidra  (All Levels) We begin with a few restorative stretches and end with yogic sleep. During Yoga Nidra, the body sleeps as the consciousness remains awake and aware. In this meditation (practiced while laying comfortably on the back) we are able to reach deep levels of physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. As we journey through the koshas, or the "sheaths that cover the soul", we are able to imprint our sankalpa (intention) as we soften our samskaras (imprinted experiences). Are you ready for this group healing?

Yin/Restorative:  Add this deep stretch to your weekly routine! We will remain on the floor for this practice, either holding (Yin) or melting into (Restorative) postures. In Yin yoga stretches, we are accessing the connective tissues and holding stretches that help to assist the free-flowing of Qi energy through the body. In Restorative poses, we learn to relax and move into meditative states while melting into supported stretches. As we rest into/hold these shapes, a deep healing is able to occur for mind/body/spirit

Off The Mat:  This athletic non-yoga movement class is taught by Dan Althoff who uses a variety of different movement arts to bring sweat, focus, strength, fun and dynamics. 

Mindful Yoga: A slower paced class with emphasis on the breath and awareness of the body as it anchors to the present-moment experience. The goal of this class is to empower students to take these techniques off the mat, and become more present, centered and peaceful in their daily lives. With focus on the inner experience of each posture, yogis of all levels are sure to find something new. 

Flow and Grow: Who's ready to flow and grow in a multi-level vinyasa class? Get ready to breathe, move, sweat (maybe) and stretch to uplifting music.  Learning, smiling, laughing and flowing into a blissful and soul satisfying relaxation. You will be happy and grateful!

Just Yoga:  A multi-level vinyasa style class linking movement with the breath to expand and open the body and mind.

Align and Flow:  Suitable for all levels and  downright beginner-friendly, this style breaks down Vinyasa with some simple alignment and breath cues. Easy to follow, step by step instruction makes this class a great way to deepen an established practice AND makes it accessible for first time yogis. Strengthen your core, boost self confidence and get to know your body in this well rounded and FUN exploration of alignment!

HAPPYness Yoga: HAPPYness yoga is a journaling and flow based yoga practice for all levels. Each class hosts a topic/intention that uses words and movement to work through some of the hard questions we ask ourselves. You will unravel your layers in order to find self. HAPPYness yoga is a practice FOR YOU. Make sure to bring your favorite journal, a pen, and yourself to immerse in this  unique practice.

Yoga for 12 Step Recovery: Part group discussion and part yoga class, this modality is in line with Y12SR.org and its guidelines. Our instructors are Y12SR certified and will lead you in a healing, healthy session that is geared towards those in recovery. All "A's" are welcome to this group. We also welcome those who are currently living at Changing Tides OBX.

Ashtanga Yoga: The practice consists of a sequence of postures that integrates breath, posture, and gaze and is taught at various levels, based on the needs and abilities of the student. The integration of breath and movement creates internal heat which purifies the body and increases blood circulation. This process of detoxification brings the experience of enhanced health and well-being, improving overall quality of life. Taught in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of the Krishnamacharya Lineage