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.
Beginners Yoga: (All Levels ) This is a simple and smooth yoga class designed for beginners. We will practice the basics and lower the barriers that new students often put in front of themselves to make practicing more difficult. This class is tailored for the students in the class and we welcome first time students!
Multi-Level Yoga: Powered by a highly curated list of music by teacher Craig Honeycutt, this is a class that will move your body at a steady rate towards a good yoga session. Working on power poses and transitions this class is designed in the Vinyasa style with a good chance of sweat.
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?
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.
Essentrics: Essentrics is based on eccentric strengthening which stretches the muscles then strengthens them in the elongated position creating a lean toned body. Essentricsâ„¢ is intended to make the waist thinner, the stomach flatter, the legs leaner and the butt toned, leaving the entire body more flexible and agile
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.
Yoga Chi: Half Vinyasa flow, half ancient Chinese life energy cultivation exercises. Mark combines similar aspects of Yoga and Qigong/ Tai Chi that he has learned during his world travels. You can expect fluid motions that will help you to clear your mind and connect to your spirit within.
Rising Flow: A unique blend of vinyasa and kundalini exercises designed to raise your vibration and inspire you throughout the day. Join Mark as he guides you during this relaxing and energizing practice which will include sun salutations, mantras and mudras.
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!
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.