MEET RIVER YOGA INSTRUCTORS
Honoring our individuality and authentic selves is a priority at River Yoga...
read below to learn more about our very unique instructors and their journey with yoga practice.
We offer both in-studio and online classes.
Please check the schedule for days, times and instructors available each week.
NEW WEEKLY CLASS
Dawn with start you out with a slow, intentional practice designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit. Moving into some challenging poses to burn off the week, and closing out with soft stretches and breath-work. Reiki energy work is woven into this practice to let go of our challenges from the prior week, as well as to call back our own spent energy, helping everyone to feel re-centered and refreshed. The perfect way to wrap up the week!
Restorative yoga allows us a much-need opportunity to relax, unwind, de-stress, breathe, and let go. The goal of restorative yoga is deep relaxation and rest that allows the body and mind space and time to heal. It is a nourishing practice that facilitates a shift into the “rest and digest” parasympathetic nervous system. This restorative yoga class will typically consist of a short grounding practice involving body and breath awareness followed by passive yoga postures where the body is supported by props. Each posture will be held for approximately 5-20 minutes.
Morning Gentle Flow
This class is designed to get your week started off just right--some slow Vinyasa flows, some stretching, and strength-building. Perfect for beginners and folx looking to re-enter their practice!
Heat-building breath-to-movement, this Vinyasa Flow is fast-paced, fun, and invigorating! Focusing on intentional movement and strengthening, join this class to engage your inner Pitta (heat energy of the body), improve metabolism, and wake up the body. This practice is not recommended for new-to-yoga students.
Led by Amy Bizal of Amy Bizal Wellnes, this prenatal class will provide you will an opportunity to develop greater awareness of your ever changing body, as well as deepen your relationship and connection with baby,
The flow of movement and postures provide much-needed relaxation during your pregnancy, as well as building strength and stamina for the months ahead. Breath work, meditation, and yoga poses help to create inner focus and awareness for a calm mind and body in preparation for the demands of labor. These practices will aid in the birthing process, thus reducing pain and increasing preparation for an active and natural birth.
A slower-paced practice in candlelight bringing together breath and movement. This practice is a perfect way to close the day and reconnect your mind and body. There will be some traditional Sun Salutations mixed with unique poses and sequences to help release the day. All levels are welcome, as there are prompts to help you ease out of poses, or go deeper... Your choice!
WORKSHOP: Full Moon Circle
This gathering will include a discussion of astrology, gentle movement, journaling, ritual, and sharing – all to harness the powerful lunar energy of the Full Moon. Wear clothes comfortable for movement, bring your mat, a journal + pen, and any tarot/oracle cards if you have them.
The intention around this class is to release tension, tightness, and stuckness by bringing awareness to our breath, and listening to our bodies. We will work toward a practice of noticing our emotional body’s response to transition or endured poses. We also infuse a bit of energy and physical body flow alignment, holding longer poses to promote release of long term stresses and tightness; closing up with twists and at least one hip or heart opener pose to ease us into the evening.
Yin yoga practices using breath to mindfully sustain poses and create space and rest in our deep tissue. We come together in community amidst discomfort in our bodies or otherwise, and support each other by simply showing up and being present to observe sensation and calm the central nervous system; always returning to our breath. Other opportunities in this class may include: energy medicine practice, self-massage, and maybe even have an oracle deck to draw upon your own personal intention for class or the week ahead.