You're ready to come to the mat, to focus the mind and flow with the breathe... but what class style is right for you? From beginner to advanced classes and a few in between; we're happy to offer a beautiful, well rounded selection for each and every yogi. Unless otherwise noted on our schedule, classes run 60 minutes. Many of our instructors incorporate aromatherapy with the use of essential oils in their classes as well as gentle assists. If you haven't met our instructors, we invite you to learn more about each of them and what they like to offer, here. If you still aren't sure what class may be right for you, please reach out to us below. We want you to feel comfortable and at peace each time you come to your mat. Namaste!
Vinyasa Literally translated from Sanskrit, Vinyasa means “connection.” Vinyasa Yoga synchronizes movement with breath which helps the practitioner develop a greater sense of self-awareness, balance, and harmony with themselves and their environment. Vinyasa classes typically include smoothly flowing movements between poses guided by the flow of inhales and exhales. Each class is uniquely designed to be refreshingly powerful, but may include the many variations of Sun Salutations as well as standing postures, inversions, backbends, twists, forward bends, and deep relaxation for a full being healing experience. Some yoga experience recommended. Yoga Flow This class is a flow style of yoga appropriate for all levels who enjoy and desire a well rounded practice. These classes are designed to incorporate fluid styles of yoga into an intelligent, healing flow. Rejuvenate your natural rhythm & harmony, improve strength & flexibility, dissolve tension, and experience a deep sense of well-being that will support you well after the session is over. Guided by the breath and our own powerful intention, we unite mind, body & spirit, and infuse our whole being with life-giving energy. This introspective practice strikes a balance between movement & stillness, strength & surrender, leaving you open, refreshed, and at peace. Expect to be challenged and opened in your body, mind, heart and spirit. Restorative Spa These classes are designed for those who want and need to fill themselves back up. Restorative yoga helps you remember how to find the calm in the storm, have strength from within and revitalize yourself so that you feel whole again. Infused with spa elements of reiki healing energy, essential oils and gentle massage assists, this class is deeply nurturing for your body and mind. Come and enjoy this restful yoga practice to help bring balance and peace back into your life again. Deep Relaxation Yin A quiet yet profound and highly therapeutic style of yoga that is available to all students at all levels. Considered the “deep tissue massage” of yoga, the power of Yin is in its long-held, relaxed floor postures. This kind of yoga stimulates the deep, connective “Yin” tissues of the body, affecting not only the physical body, but also the energetic, mental and emotional layers. Yin yoga strengthens the flow of prana (life force) or chi, maintains the health of the meridian system of the body, and develops presence and mindfulness in practitioners. It is excellent for students looking to advance deeper into their meditative practice. This class incorporates reiki healing energy, aromatherapy and gentle massage to be a deeply nourishing and relaxing experience, leaving you feeling refreshed and reset. Ashtanga Though often known for its challenging postures and rigorous flow, we take you through the classical primary series, as taught by Sri Pattabhi Jois, offering personalized modifications making this practice accessible for most intermediate beginners and up. This practice can be as gentle or as vigorous as you want it to be. Foundations Our foundations class is our way of welcoming new yogis into the practice and into the BWB community. Together we will break down fundamental yoga postures and basic flow, terminology, and general class structure. This class is an amazing opportunity to begin a solid yoga practice. Flow & Restore In a Flow & Restore class, the teacher will lead you through a dynamic, powerful Vinyasa flow for the first half of class, and then guide you into a restful, peaceful restorative practice for the second half. A wonderful way to get the best of both active and restful forms of yoga practice. Expect to leave feeling harmonious and rejuvenated. Yogalates Yogalates is described as a fusion practice of "East meets West," because it merges the ancient Indian practice of yoga with the Western practice of Pilates. It combines the yogic focus on enhanced mind and body awareness, strength, stamina, breathing, flexibility and balance, with Pilates techniques to improve posture and create a strong, stable core and foundation for movement. Yogalates is particularly effective for improving muscle tone and developing a slimmer, stronger physique while receiving the mental & emotional healing benefits of yoga practice. Peace & Release Peace & Release incorporates aspects from yin and restorative yoga styles to provide deep rest and relaxation for the mind, body and spirit. Classes include restorative poses, long luscious yin poses, gentle massage assists, aromatherapy, reiki energy healing, breathwork, meditation and yoga nidra. A very gentle class, designed to clear your mind and relax your body, this class is appropriate for all levels offering the perfect release of stress and tension. Peace & Release will help heal your body, mind, and spirit and bring you to a place of peaceful bliss.
We Would Love to Have You Visit US Soon! 169 South road, Readfield, Maine
Open 7 days a week; 15 minutes before/after scheduled class times