|Sunday August 20, 2017|
|10:30 - 11:30 am||pilates mat||Eugenia||Register|
|Monday August 21, 2017|
|9:15 - 10:15 am||flourish yoga basics||Joan||Register|
|6:00 - 7:15 pm||flourish flow hot||Deb||Register|
|Tuesday August 22, 2017|
|12:00 - 1:00 pm||flourish yoga basics||Carla||Register|
|4:30 - 5:45 pm||flourish yoga strength||Carla||Register|
|6:00 - 7:00 pm||Walk/Run Team||Mike||Register|
|Wednesday August 23, 2017|
|5:30 - 6:30 am||flourish flow hot||Anita||Register|
|9:15 - 10:30 am||flourish yoga - all levels||Joan||Register|
|4:30 - 5:30 pm||flourish yoga basics||Carla||Register|
|6:00 - 7:15 pm||Yoga in the Park||Marissa||Register|
|Thursday August 24, 2017|
|8:30 - 9:30 am||pilates mat||Carla||Register|
|Friday August 25, 2017|
|9:30 - 10:45 am||flourish yoga - all levels||Carla||Register|
|Saturday August 26, 2017|
|9:00 - 10:15 am||flourish flow hot||Carla||Register|
|10:30 - 11:30 am||Community Yoga Class||Flourish||Register|
|12:00 - 12:45 pm||peaceful peanuts||Anita||Register|
WELCOME TO FLOURISH
Our classes are open to everyone. All classes are drop-in, no pre-registration is required; although, you may sign-up through our website to reserve your spot. Bring a mat, towel and water. We focus on breath and movement of the whole body.
For hot classes, the room is about 98 degrees. All other classes are between 75-80 degrees. We don’t use a/c because we feel that your body is better supported for movement when it’s warm.
Ask questions and pace yourself. We are here for you. Private instruction available.
Bring an open mind and an empty stomach.
Take a look and see how our schedule fits yours, and
be sure to ask us to add class times that are convenient for you.
An unheated foundations class to learn yoga poses from the ground up. A focus on alignment and technique that connects breath to movement.
This gently warm, flow class weaves together breath and mindful movement, with a wide-range of poses and accommodations to meet your needs. It’s the beauty of vinyasa style yoga that focuses on open-heartedness and full-body integration.
A challenging, heated class to build strength, stamina and deep connection in the body and mind. Sweat, lengthen, and rejuvenate from the inside out.
Our challenging heated flow with weights to increase strength, tone and stamina. A workout like never before.
A high intensity, full body, interval workout designed to burn calories and tone muscle. A true elite, cross training experience for all levels.
A unique, low-impact method that engages your muscles in a strong, yet gentle way. Focuses on developing core strength, flexibility, balance, posture and coordination presented at multiple levels for all students.
GET YOUR STUDIO QUESTIONS ANSWERED – STUDENT GUIDE
Yoga and well being are practices for every day of your life – like brushing your teeth. We never arrive in yoga; we just come back to our mat again and again to cleanse our minds and bodies from the inside out. Chiseled triceps sure are nice, but ultimately, yoga is about cultivating inner peace and equanimity.
Signing In: New Students: Fill out the waiver form and then talk to someone behind the desk.
Drop-ins: See desk staff.
Class-passes & unlimited members: Sign in and hit the studio.
MATS. PROPS. CLOTHING.
Mat Care: Treat your mat more like clothing than a piece of furniture. Lavender spray is available in the studio, and your own hand towel or yogi toes is a good way to clean it right after class. And wash it every few weeks if you sweat a lot! (Launder by hand in the shower, or machine wash with a little detergent. Hang to dry, or put it in the dryer for 10-15 minutes on low – longer might damage your mat.)
Ewwww that smell….please be kind to the noses in the room. When sweaty clothes are left in your bag all day, they get a funky smell that’s hard to get rid of. When they’re washed and dried, they’re all better, but once you sweat in them again, there’s that worse than dirty socks smell, that tortures the yogis in your midst. Rinse your clothes after class if you have to stuff them in your bag for the day, and once that funky smell takes hold – it’s all over for that trendy tee. Synthetic fabrics are said to succumb faster than cotton.
I sweat so much, what should I do? Bring a towel with you to class – for your body and your mat. Mats can get slippery if you sweat a lot. Yogitoes or other skidless towels help.
What’s the deal with all those blankets and blocks and stuff? They are meant to support your practice, to give you easier access to a fuller expression of a pose; to support you. Some students love them, others just don’t. Always ask if you need help. And NEVER use a yoga blanket as a towel.
What should I wear? Some people prefer snug fitting clothes that can help with awareness of alignment, but others prefer a looser feel. Basically – wear whatever is comfortable. If you sweat a lot, cotton fabrics tend to be more absorbent than synthetics.
Most teachers start and end the class with chanting OM, the universal hum of connection. By chanting OM we acknowledge that we are part of a collective universe, that we breathe and practice in the same air, that we are together – the most significant part of coming to class! Oming is a way to respect the present moment and each other. Yoga is so much more than the poses we do. It’s about cultivating the life force latent within us to grow and to flourish. If you don’t know how to OM, just fake it – it feels good. If you feel uncomfortable, just soak in the sound around you until you do.
What IS ‘Flourish Flow’? Except for the workshops and specialty classes (i.e. cardio boot camp, Pilates), all the teachers at Flourish teach vinyasa – or flow – style yoga, and every teacher’s style reflects their training and personal interests. Vinyasa means to place in a special way, and its hallmark is uniting breath and movement. Some teachers emphasize longer holds; some like alignment, some meditative flow. Some play music; some prefer silence. Some Om, some don’t. However there is a unifying love of clarity and creativity, as well as a respect for the purifying power of movement that characterizes all the teachers at Flourish. We’re here for you and are open to your questions & feedback.
What level class should I take? For your safety and optimal growth, it’s important that you practice at the appropriate level. Our class descriptions are meant to reflect what type of class you actually receive. How long you spend in basics classes is a personal choice, and the classes are designed so that you become comfortable eventually attending both mild and hot power flow classes. If you’re unsure about what level you should attend, talk to us. It’s your practice and your body. The teacher’s job is to stay ahead of the class, so will offer levels of intensity that you take to the degree that’s right for you. Learn the modifications and you will be comfortable in any class.
Where’s the bottled water? We installed a drinking fountain for your use – and Flourish water bottles are available. It’s a great habit to bring a water bottle to class to reduce waste, and to prevent adding to the Pacific island of plastic stretching from Cali to Japan.
I’m not flexible—can I practice flow yoga? Sure thing! Just be aware of where your body is today—and don’t worry about what other people in the room are doing. Do what works for you, and be patient with yourself. Flexibility increases through mindful awareness of breath and movement. Don’t judge yourself, and if something doesn’t feel good, breathe deeper and do less.
Students $10. (through college) Monthly unlimited $ 65. (3-months minimum)
Month-Unlimited $95. (3-month min.) $ 77 for summer 2017 (each month when purchased through July).
Monthly benefits: Complementary mat storage at the studio; 2-FREE guest passes per month for out of town guests (and local friends for their first visit); 15% discount on Flourish Market wares; Special Membership pricing on Workshops & Events; Seasonal Members Only events and perks with the Brewery downstairs – Coming Soon! You’re Ready Now – It’s Mat Time!!
Peaceful Peanuts $15. per family
Community yoga class $5. (no class packages; please pay at the door)
9 LAWS OF FLOURISHING STUDIO LIFE
• Bring your sense of humor; this is yoga, not work. Laughter is the best remedy for all ails.
• Arrive 10 minutes early. Give yourself time to settle in – you’ll enjoy class more. If you’re running late (it happens) we give you 15 min after scheduled class start time to get on your mat.
• Remove your shoes in the desk area; do not wear them in the studio. We like bare feet!
• Put your cell phone away and turn it OFF, not vibrate unless you’re a doc on-call. We get that.
• Sign-in first before changing clothes or putting your mat down.
• Store large personal belongings in the cubbies, but bring valuables into the studio with you; better, get yourself a class-pass and leave that stuff home.
• Communicate your needs if you have injuries or dislike adjustments. Help us help you!
• Stay for savasana, it is the digestion of practice. Don’t eat and run. If you must leave early (rarely, we hope) just let the teacher know in advance (so they don’t worry about you), and give yourself at least 2 minutes before you roll it up, and leave before everyone else hits savasana.
• Clean-up after yourself; put props away neatly; place mat rentals on the rack; dry the shower area if you use it, and place towels in the laundry bins.
We thank you in advance for your presence and your practice. We wish you an abundant journey. See you in class! Welcome to Flourish.
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