Explore 18 styles of Yoga under One Shell
Sunrise Yoga: Start your morning focusing on postures blended from Hatha and Vinyasa that encourage physical well-being. This class is designed to balance your body, mind and spirit to prepare you for your day. Modifications are offered to make this an all-levels class.
Adaptive Yoga: This is a flowing yoga class that includes a gentle warm up, a slowly increasing Asana sequence, a philosophy of respecting the body’s limits, following the breath, and a great variation in the range of motion, which is essential for vitality. This is suitable for all levels. This class helps you reduce stress and calm the nervous system with a breath-centric practice. These techniques really teach you how to relax. The approach is subtle, but powerful, incorporating slow, controlled movements in and out of postures, paired with poses held for longer periods of time. This combination leads to greater strength, flexibility and psychological benefits.
Aerial Restorative: This is an all-levels class which uses the silks to gently support gentle restorative poses. This class features deeply relaxing full-body inversions as well as mindful stretches and a long relaxation at the end in the cocoon of the hammock! Visit the Aerial page on the website for more details.
Aerial Intermediate: This Aerial class is for intermediate Aerial students who have taken a minimum of (5) five classes here at Turtles and comfortable with Inversions. This class will exceed your expectations in aerial balanced with a strong yoga practice. You will laugh, move, stretch, push the yoga limits with a gentle wrapping in Savasana completing your experience. Visit the Aerial page on the website for more details.
Ashtanga: Ashtanga is an active modality of yoga developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Ashtanga Hour will consist of a structured sequence followed by a specific focus of seated poses, arm balances, inversions, or meditation. This class is designed to give the practitioner the opportunity to explore a condensed version of the Ashtanga Primary Series. Dedication to this practice brings understanding of alignment principles and allows the practitioner to find their fluidity within the sequence.
Ayurvedic: Ayurveda is the ancient art of nourishing your body, mind & spirit through connection to nature. Each class starts with focused breath work (Pranayama for the season), next is Vinyasa (flowing yoga series) to warm up the body. Then we move into standing poses and balancing poses to address the seasons and organ systems active in that season. We always end with a bit of restorative yoga and an extended Savasana. This is not a hot, sweaty class but more of a balancing class to warm up the muscles, get the joints moving and nervous system relaxed and calm. Ayurveda believes a person is as old as their digestive system, therefore supporting the digestive system is a major focus of the practices in this class.
Gentle Yoga: This class takes a gentle approach to yoga. It incorporates the physical practice of yoga poses (asana), regulated breathing (pranayama) and meditation while giving attention to the form, alignment and intention of poses and movement through instruction and practice. This class gives attention to the form, alignment and intention of poses and movement through instruction and practice. The poses are practiced at a slower and gentler pace. Appropriate for all levels.
Lunch Yoga: Take your lunch break at Turtles! This 45 minute class emphasizes synchronizing breath with movement for a smooth practice that flows like a dance. This is an all levels class.
Happy Hour Yoga: Happy Hour Yoga is an all levels beginner friendly Yoga class, just like every other! The only difference is the price. This is $10 drop in class. No registration required. This class is suited for all levels. This class is taught by our Turtles team and our newly trained instructors. Lets welcome them and their practice here at Turtles and enjoy happy hour of yoga.
Kundalini Yoga: Called the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your soul. In Kundalini Yoga we harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and put them under the domain of the will, which is the instrument of the soul. This technology precisely and consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul.
Shakti Flow: Shakti flow yoga is the divine awakening of intuitive wisdom and the embodiment of compassionate grace. The practice flows from the heart and allows for opening of space and surrendering to the practice. “Imagine a life with flowing energy and clear thought, that is what yoga aims to bring forth into each and every practice and into our daily lives” Exploration of space and breath are driving forces in her classes, opening and aligning with integrity. Satya has developed her teachings from her knowledge of the somatics of dance along with the spirituality of self and her passion for balancing movement with the serenity of stillness.
Yoga for Strength: Yoga and strength conditioning combines traditional yoga poses and breath awareness with conditioning exercises using therabands and stability balls. Conditioning of the core and major stabilizing joints is a priority, making the class an excellent practice for rehabilitation of injuries or cross-training with other athletics.
Power Vinyasa: Deepen your Vinyasa practice with flows that emphasize precision alignment and muscle activation. Identify, from the inside out, your potential for balance, strength, stamina, and flexibility. Annie is a lively, verbal, and creative teacher who relies on repeated attention to yoga’s most fundamental aspects to inspire growth in both beginning and advanced practitioners. Explore your edge with standing balances, inversions, aerobic flows and isometric strengtheners. Calm your heart and mind with attention to breath, deep stretching, and savasana that rejuvenate, inform, and keep you coming back to the mat.This class is practiced in a sensible heated room (82 degrees)
Yin: Yin yoga poses apply moderate emphasis to the connective tissues—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. They are also designed to improve the flow of qi, the subtle energy said in Chinese medicine to run through the meridian pathways of the body.
Yoga for Techies: Relax your neck and shoulders, strengthen and flex your back and open your hips. This class is perfect for you if you work in a cubicle or at a computer! Release stress and tension. All levels are welcome.
Level 1 Hatha: Learn the basics of yoga in a supportive environment. Class includes clear and precise instruction in basic yoga postures to build awareness, strength, flexibility and balance. Includes breathing and relaxation.
Level 2 Hatha: Yoga experience required. Continued refinement of posture alignment with focus on connecting to the inner body experience of yoga and deeper study of philosophy. More challenging inversions and backbends will be introduced. Also includes time for pranayama (breath techniques), meditation and relaxation.
Hatha Align: Hatha Align incorporates the physical practice of yoga poses (asana), regulated breathing (pranayama) and meditation. This class gives attention to the form, alignment and intention of poses and movement through instruction and practice. This yoga class draws upon alignment principles while it incorporates physical, mental and spiritual transformation. Appropriate for all levels.
Restorative: A style of Yoga in which floor postures, supported by props (blankets, bolsters and blocks) are held for a time to gently and deeply open the body to promote deep relaxation, better health and better sleep. Appropriate for all levels. A great compliment to our more vigorous classes.
Viniyoga: This class helps you reduce stress and calm the nervous system with a breath-centric practice. These techniques really teach you how to relax. The approach is subtle, but powerful, incorporating slow, controlled movements in and out of postures, paired with poses held for longer periods of time. This combination leads to greater strength, flexibility and psychological benefits.
iRest Yoga Nidra: iRest Yoga Nidra, a modern synthesis of ancient yogic meditation with modern neuroscience, is an evidence based approach that ameliorates anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, and chronic pain. iRest is a guided process of meditative inquiry where the student gently explores physical sensations, breath and energy, emotions, and thoughts and beliefs in order to achieve a state of deep relaxation and to enhance resilience.
Level 1 – Aqua Yoga Fit: This fun and secure practice utilizes traditional postures and puts them in a water environment. Practicing postures in water puts less stress on the joints and brings a feeling of expansion, as it allows you to safely experience a wider range of movement. Standing in water while practicing yoga adds uniform resistance for abdominal work against, which promotes a healthy core and strong back muscles. The water resistance also allows you to build strength and endurance without any anxiety or unnecessary pressure to fulfill an ideal and also helps you develop a greater range of joint motion and muscle flexibility. Moving into this practice from a mind-body perspective, water is very soothing & supportive. You will stretch fluidly with the flow of the water and gain an inner sense of relaxation during this practice. Appropriate for all levels. This class is in a warm heated salt pool.
Level 2 – Aqua Yoga Fit: This class offers everything from Level 1, however we will move at a faster pace with more strengthening poses and movements. Be ready to have a solid work out in the pool and move your body. The class is fun, invigorating and motivating. We welcome anyone who has had aqua class experience or who has taken level 1 with Julie and ready to take their aqua class to the next level. This class is in a warm heated salt pool.
We are so excited to offer MELT here at Turtles with Lila. Normally Lila offers this class as a workshop, however we are the only studio to have The MELT Method® (MELT®) on our weekly schedule and offered to our Members! Lila will introduce you to the MELT Method and during the duration of the months, she will also offer amazing workshops to really dive deep into the beauty wisdom, body movement and more advanced knowledge in various workshops.
Lila will have MELT products available for this class. Have a question about MELT, before or after class say hello to Lila! Looking to attend a MELT workshop, lets gather 5 friends and make one happen!
MELT in a nutshell “turtleshell” is a simple self-treatment technique that reduces chronic pain and helps you stay healthy, youthful, and active for a lifetime. Just 10 minutes of MELT three times a week is all you need to reduce the effects of accumulated tension and stress caused by daily living. This revolutionary approach is backed by the latest science and acclaimed by hundreds of thousands of devoted MELTers around the world!
New research has revealed the missing link to pain-free living: a balanced nervous system and healthy connective tissue. These two components work together to provide your body architectural support and optimal mind-body communication. Using specialized techniques, a soft body roller, and four different small balls, MELT hydrates the connective tissue, balances the nervous system, and restores space to compressed joints.
Mat Pilates: This class will strengthen and tone your body while emphasizing correct alignment. Develop long, lean muscles and improve your posture at the same time. We may incorporate props such as stability balls, elastic bands, and weights to intensify the exercises. A great class to take when you want a little bit of everything!
Private session: A personal training session is the most effective way to learn, practice and perfect your Pilates performance. The instructor devotes undivided attention to your specific needs and develops a custom program for optimum results. Great for healing the body, building back strength or hitting that fitness goal!
Nia tunes your body + tones your mind via the expressiveness of dance, the power of martial arts, and the sensitivity of the healing arts – leaving you energized, grounded and glowing! Nia’s barefoot non-impact cardio dance is always adaptable to individual needs and abilities.
New to Nia? With easy-to follow choreography, great music, and simple cueing, Nia provides a 60-minute endorphin-filled mini-vacation! Check out this fun video.
Benefits (new to Nia):
- Feel good!
- Supports weight loss / weight management
- You’ll get stronger and (more) toned
- You’ll increase your endurance
- You’ll relieve stress
- You’re posture will improve
- You’ll condition your cardiovascular system
- You’ll strengthen your immune system
- You’ll look and feel younger and happier
- Did we mention, you’ll have fun
- Come experience the joy of movement
Other Yoga Offerings
Gong Bath: Begin this amazing experience with a brief warm ups and pranayama (breath exercises) before an extended deep relaxation to the sounds of the gong. Perfect for relieving stress and balancing the nervous system. Everything you see around you is vibrating at a frequency, whether we hear it or not (yes wifi and all those gadgets you love give off a frequency too). Sound frequencies can effect us on a cellular level, influence how we feel and function. Sound healing practices like a Gong Bath uses vibrational sound and frequency to help reduce stress, alter consciousness and create a deep sense of peace and well being for better health. To greater amplify the healing effectiveness of a Gong Bath all you need to add is intention. Adding good intentions to your everyday living is a holistic way of thinking and even though you may not believe in such things, just give it a try and you might be surprised by the results.
Once you start to opening yourself up to this way of thinking and visualize a positive outcome for anything in your life (before a gong session you could visualize overcoming an issue) the success of the outcome is intensified, because the energy of intention is a powerful tool. Great for all levels of people and yoga.
Private Sessions: A personal training session is the most effective way to learn, practice and perfect your Yoga practice. The instructor devotes undivided attention to your specific needs and develops a custom program for optimum results. Great for healing the body, building strength or hitting your wellness goal!