Our classes are built to empower and inspire YOU. Everyone & every body is welcome to come practice in anything they feel comfortable moving & sweating in. We emphasize practicing yoga: building your practice and adapting the yoga postures to support your body, your day & your breath…not the other way around.
Space to engage with our teachers and your fellow students, to learn and discuss aspects of yoga we don’t ordinarily have time for in a traditional yoga class setting. Join Nancy (rolling & anatomy), Diane on Sundays (current events & social justice as they relate to the practice of yoga & yogic philosophy), Jaclyn (everything yoga sutras to headstands) or Janelle (mindfulness to mending your low back back). $5 drop in or free for unlimited members.
5 ($25), 7 ($40) & 20 ($75) Day Video Series
Need a little focus or to reawaken your intentions during these times? These Series are available for purchase on Rates page. The Series will be sent to your email address on file or provided at purchase and will be accessible at your convenience, any point in time. (7 Days of: Arm Balances, Inversions, Chakras, Yin, Beginners, Rolling; 5 Days of Courageous Meditations; and 20 Day Yoga Quarantine Challenge.)
3 Part Series Backbending Workshop
Work intentionally and skillfully with Jaclyn to develop the range of motion and integration in the hips, spine and shoulders to support wheel and forearm balance. By the time you get to these poses, you’ll feel they’re easier then the work you’ve done to get there! But don’t worry, we’ll start with poses like locust, bow, camel, bridge, etc. Video link will be sent to email address on file or provided at purchase and will be accessible at your convenience at any time.
What Happens in Vagus Workshop with Nancy & Lisa ($40)
Roll yourself from head to toe and tap into the power of your parasympathetic nervous system to release stress and tension. Available for purchase on the Rates page. Video link will be sent to email address on file or provided at purchase and will be accessible at your convenience at any time.
Self Care ($25) & Partner ($25) Massage Instructional Workshops with Tegan (earth & water elemental spa boutique)
There’s not a lot of touch or closeness happening these days… So train yourself to soothe some of the tension and tap into the power of touch and or join forces with anyone in your quarantine/pandemic bubble. Available for purchase on the Rates page. Video link will be sent to email address on file or provided at purchase and will be accessible at your convenience at any time.
Roll & Restore
This class will unravel the knotty, stuck places in your body through restorative poses and rolling, allowing deep relaxation. Required props are Yoga Tune Up® balls: one pair of original OR plus balls and one alpha ball, available for purchase through the studio. Tennis balls are a substitute.
Release & Restore
In this class we will use the Yoga Tune Up® massage therapy balls to ease muscle tension, alleviate tissue knots & adhesions, improve breath, relax deeply and learn how empowering self-massage can be. Discovering how easy it can be to bring relief to parts of your body that are overused, underused or abused and how you can work self-massage into your daily life. Required props – full set of Yoga Tune Up® massage balls (available for purchase thru the studio). Ideally a full set – pair of original, pair of plus-size, pair or single alpha, and coregeous ball. Tennis balls and small, slightly deflated bouncy or kick ball are a decent substitute.
Breath and Core
This class will cultivate a deep connection to your core body, the musculature of breath, and your body’s relaxation response. You will build core strength, awareness, and mobility, and learn strategies to regulate your nervous system though movement and breath. Empty stomach recommended. Required props are a Yoga Tune Up® Coregeous ball and a pair of original or plus-size balls. Tennis balls are a substitute for the original or plus size.
Previously all classes were offered in a warm environment. Now, for safety purposes (to provide as much ventilation and fresh air as possible) while weather permits, we will have windows and doors open for all in studio classes. We will adjust mindfully based on information provided by CDC and health departments and as we move through Fall and Winter. And we will try our best while balancing the cost of running heat with windows and or doors open, to maintain at least a warm environment throughout in studio classes.
b|e. in Union yoga vinyasa is EMpowerment Vinyasa Yoga (EMVY).
Vinyasa simply means incorporating breath with movement. The physical aspect of the practice helps builds strength, muscle length, alignment, mobility, and better bodily function overall. The physical asanas are tools to access the yoga–less stress is placed on the heat or the power aspect of the practice and more focus is placed on using the asanas and movement to breathe, to build awareness and connection to your mind and body.
Start your day off right! This is an hour long class will give you the physical workout you need to keep you fit for your day and is aimed at awakening and energizing your mind, body and soul.
Our Foundations class is a slower vinyasa based class focused on the fundamentals of alignment necessary for building a strong, safe yoga practice.
An hour-long flow that gives space for building mental and physical strength and flexibility, finding relaxation and getting all the same benefits of a 90 minute yoga class while maintaining our busy life schedules. Get in, get everything you need, get back to your day.
This is an all levels vinyasa flow based class that focuses on the power of yoga to strengthen, restore, heal, and calm the mind, body and soul while encouraging the letting go of physical and emotional stress. Sequencing may be infused with mindful awareness and/or meditation or other practices of yoga such as ashtanga, hatha, yin, or even core work. This class is the perfect antidote to an active life.
Focused on flowing motion of vinyasa yoga with the grounding stillness and silence of yin yoga. Expect pranayama, meditation and a gentle, slow and restorative flow, postures supported by bolsters and props and a long savasana.
This class journeys into the quiet, calm, cool, “yin” side of yoga to restore balance to our bodies, countering the heat and power of “yang” practice and integrates yoga nidra–a conscious state of deep sleep, or deep relaxation. This meditative yoga will reduce everything from your headaches to anxiety, ptsd and everyday stress and bring a bit of clarity and calmness to your mind and body. This all-levels class emphasizes floor poses, extra support with bolsters and blocks and long holds for a luxurious, meditative, integrating practice at the end of a long week.
Giving birth is a real physical feat that comes with real physical consequences. Using a mix of vinyasa yoga and gentle core strengthening this class aims to rebuild all of you, mind body and soul. Feel free to bring your babies so long as they are not yet crawling. This class is taught by a fellow mom familiar with the toll it takes to give birth to and care for a baby and the process of healing and supporting her body while it still provides for her baby.
Pregnancy is not a disability, it’s a beautiful state of being and strength. This class isn’t just sitting around holding your belly breathing. You’ll be moving through modified flows and connecting to your pelvic floor to stretch and stabilize, working on pranayama and poses to help with child birth and get a chance to connect to other moms and moms to be. Partners (and any support people, friends or family too) are all welcome to join. This class is taught by a kick ass, experienced practicing doula, meditation teacher/practitioner and yoga teacher.
YOGA FOR YOUNG ATHLETES
Yoga geared for middle school and high school age children aimed at building mind body awareness, stress reduction, visualization and breathing techniques, flexibility, pliability and proprioception, as well as healthy relationships with their bodies.
Private Sessions / Programs
Online or in person 60-minute or 90-minute private sessions or individualized programs provide the opportunity to work one-on-one with our teachers on any aspect of your practice. Whether it’s recovering from injury, preparing for surgery, combating chronic stress, transforming your body, preparing for an athletic event or working with the mind…we’ll give you the tools, structure and ongoing support to help you meet your goals. Contact a teacher after class or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a private session or program.