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P1 (power vinyasa level 1) is an introduction to power vinyasa yoga suitable for beginners and beyond. P1 is an invigorating full-body flow class with emphasis on building core strength and stability while incorporating the primary postures and fundamentals of a vinyasa yoga class. Power yoga is an overall increase in intensity from vinyasa yoga and is designed to strengthen and tone the entire body.
P2 (power vinyasa level 2) is a level 2 power vinyasa class meant to challenge the body and mind. This class strengthens, balances and detoxifies your entire body and mind as you move through more challenging postures and connected breath. Here we might break down a ‘peak’ posture or a new transition, or simply incorporate a creative and challenging flow sequence to engage you both physically and mentally.
Vinyasa Flow is a class suitable for all levels of practitioners. It includes an integration warm-up, at least 1-2 series of energizing flows in which breath and movement are linked, and a calming surrender series to cool-down. This is an intuitive flow class sequenced according to the teachers’ creativity.
Restorative is accessible to all levels and is ideal for restoring the body without physical discomfort, strain or risk of injury. Class will typically involve five or six poses, supported by props, that allow you to increase flexibility from a place of complete relaxation and rest. Poses including light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends. Restorative yoga can relieve pain in the neck/low back/hips, reduce anxiety, help insomnia, improve circulation, and assist in beginning a meditation practice.
Yin is accessible to all levels and can increase flexibility and decrease joint pain by stretching the deep connective tissue that encases all major muscles in the body. 10-15 postures are done per class, primarily seated or supine (reclined), each held for 2-5 minutes. Ideal for athletes, heavy lifters, vinyasa/power practitioners, populations experiencing joint issues, or anyone looking to increase flexibility and decrease stiffness.
Community Classes are free of charge and donation-based only with all proceeds going to the following local charities:
PASCON: (Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket) is a specialized health care program dedicated to providing excellent physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care for persons with life-threatening illness and their families.
THE S.T.A.R. FOUNDATION (Sports & Therapeutic/Accessible Recreation): Their mission is to provide specialized, therapeutic, accessible recreation, and adaptive sports to children with a wide range of challenges and disabilities.
NANTUCKET SAFE HARBOR FOR ANIMALS: Our immediate goals are to provide quality care to the animals currently in the shelter, find them homes, and be prepared to accept any stray or unwanted animals.
FAMILY & CHILDRENS SERVICES OF NANTUCKET (Teen Center & Substance Abuse Services): The Nantucket Teen Center is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment that fosters mutual respect and responsibility for youth in grades six through twelve. We provide middle and high school youth with high quality creative recreational, educational and prevention programming.
“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy.
Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”
– The Dalai Lama