Slow + Stretchy
These classes will help you stretch and open your body. They're appropriate for both beginners and more seasoned yogis looking for less flow and more stretch.
For some people, the thought of a slow yoga class seems boring or not physically or mentally advantageous. Let us assure you, when you choose a slow + stretchy, gentle, or yin class, your body will benefit in myriad ways.
Have you ever found yourself in a yoga class where the flow was moving so quickly you couldn’t keep up? If you've ever thought to yourself “yoga was supposed to be relaxing” but instead felt just a little bit stressed trying to keep up with all the sun salutations and chaturangas, you might enjoy a slow + stretchy class.
These classes (sometimes called slow flow yoga) offer all the benefits of a Vinyasa practice while giving you more time to pause, adjust, and breathe. Slow flow yoga is deeply relaxing and easier for beginners to follow. It also helps you connect more deeply with your body, breath and inner journey.
Slow + Stretchy sequences typically include about half the number of poses you would practice in a typical Vinyasa Flow class. A deep, mindful sequence will leave you feeling calm, focused, and revitalized. The key to experiencing all the benefits of slower styles of yoga is release. We must be able to let go and savor the gradual pace, enjoying a more passive meditative experience that stays with us long after stepping off the mat. And in this ultra-fast world, couldn't we all use a little slow flow to rebalance and relax?
“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.” – Thich Nhat Hanh