Butterfly Yoga

The art of transformation

Butterfly Classes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dynamic Vinyasa Flow

Discover the dance of yoga and find unity within flowing movement guided by breath.  This is a dynamic practice where we build up to explore more challenging asanas (physical poses) through versatile and effective sequencing, increasing core strength and overall strength and stability.  In this class, we will cultivate presence and awareness, while integrating many forms of yoga and mindful practices to invite a spirit of peace, openness, and gratitude in this radiant form of moving meditation.  Experience deep relaxation, balance, flexibility, and clarity throughout body and mind.

*This is an intermediate-all level Vinyasa class with moderate to vigorous levels of intensity.  All levels of experience are welcome, however not recommended for absolute beginners.  As always, please modify the practice to your needs and rest whenever needed.  See our Schedule & Rates page for more information on our Dynamic Flow classes.

 

Hatha Flow Yoga with Roll & Release

Focused on increasing proprioception, strength, and mobility of your body and your joints, this class will deepen your understanding of your body and it’s relation to movement through the foundation and alignment of Yoga poses and unique targeted exercises.  Using a yogic lens of awareness, conscious relaxation, and strategic breathing techniques, the class begins with targeted self massage using Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls to bring increased awareness and increased blood flow and fluid to the multiple layers of connective tissues, followed by gentle flowing sequences to warm and nourish the body.  Through intelligent and effective sequencing we will also explore many unique and challenging asanas (physical poses) and exercises that increase core, joint, and overall strength and stability.  Near the end, we integrate short sequences of yin and restorative yoga to still and settle the mind and body and re-balance our energy.  Open to beginners and anyone looking to transform their physical practice into an intimate understanding and a playground of exploration.  Come de-stress, uplift, restore, and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit with us!

This is an all level, beginner friendly class with gentle to moderate levels of intensity.  All levels of experience are welcome.  As always, please listen to your body first and foremost, modify the practice to your needs, and rest whenever needed.  

*Space is limited.  Please register online for this series or contact Pattie@butterfly-yoga.com to inquire if you wish to pay by cash or check.  A pair of Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls with snug grip tote are provided during class. See our Schedule & Rates page for more information on our Hatha Flow with Roll & Release classes. 

 

Tranquility: An Eclectic Restorative Practice

This gentle restorative practice is an antidote to life’s daily turbulence. We’ll create the conditions for relaxation through an eclectic mix of restorative practices. With mindfulness, we will begin by exploring guided self massage using Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls to provide targeted trigger point healing that penetrates layers of tissue and muscle to massage deeply into your high-tension or over-stressed areas.  We’ll then explore mudras and guided meditations to begin to slow down.  Finally, we will use props like bolsters and blankets to support our body in asanas (postures) that are grounded and longer held, in order to trigger the parasympathetic nervous system’s response.  As we turn our attention inward, we allow areas of stress and tension to melt away. Our bodies feel the benefit of increased awareness and our energy is re-balanced. As we do less, stillness arrives, and we receive the gift of discovery of our own inner light, clarity and peace. 
*This is a gentle, slow paced class. All levels of experience are welcome. As always, please modify the practice to your needs and rest whenever needed.  A pair of Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls with snug grip tote are provided during class.  See our Schedule & Rates page for more information on our Restorative classes. 

 

 

Body Synergy Core Yoga

Develop the strong, lean, and graceful body of a dancer, while helping to relieve lower back pain by targeting the body’s supportive, but often weak core muscles.  Deep core strengthening and Yoga infused with Pilates exercises offer a dynamic, low impact way to enhance athletic performance, promote flexibility, core strength and stability, and reduce overall stress.  We will also use the relaxation techniques and restorative counter poses of Yoga to close the practice and rest in between exercises.

*This is an all level class, with gentle to vigorous levels of intensity.  All levels of experience are welcome.  As always, please modify the practice to your needs and rest whenever needed.  See our Schedule & Rates page for more information on our Body Synergy classes.

 

 

Radiant Morning Vinyasa Flow

Root to rise and greet the day with a wonderfully radiant morning vinyasa flow!  In this practice, we will gently ease into energizing sun salutations and explore versatile and challenging asanas (physical poses) within intelligent sequences that increase overall strength, flexibility, and stability.  We will then close the practice with the deeply restorative and opening qualities of yin and restorative yoga. Tune in and feel every joyful sensation as you awaken your mind and body, breathing in abundance and a fresh, new perspective with appreciation and gratitude. Nourish your being and open your heart to the beauty within and around you, and invite unity and freedom to guide you from the start of your day.

*This is an all level Hatha-Vinyasa class with gentle to vigorous levels of intensity. All levels of experience are welcome.  As always, please modify the practice to your needs and rest whenever needed. See our Schedule & Rates page for more information on our Radiant Morning Yoga classes.

 

Root to Rise- Gentle Morning Flow

Greet and honor the day with our gentle morning flow. In this class, we will explore soft flowing sun salutations, gentle movement, some dynamic strengthening, stretching, and awakening sequences. Tune in and feel every joyful sensation as you awaken your mind and body, breathing in abundance and a fresh, new perspective with appreciation and gratitude. Nourish your being and open your heart to the beauty within and around you, and invite unity and freedom to guide you from the start of your day.

*This is a slower paced class, with gentle to moderate intensity.  Level of difficulty can be modified. All levels of experience welcome.  As always, please modify the practice to your needs and rest whenever needed.  See our Schedule & Rates page for more information on our Gentle Morning Flow classes. 

 

Rest & Restore

This Rest and Restore class will offer supported asanas, pranayama and guided meditations during extended Savasana (Yoga Nidra). Poses are held for an extended period of time to fully release tension throughout the body. In fact, research has shown that Yoga Nidra alone can reduce tension and anxiety and 20 minutes of this practice has similar benefits to 2 hours of sleep.  The combination of the gentle and supported physical practice with stress-reducing mindfulness guidance during the class will result in the body feeling rested and restored to more balanced levels of energy at the end of class. This gentle practice will also help you to heal the effects of chronic stress, recover from illness or injury, balance energy, and quiet the mind. You will find that the quality of sleep becomes better as you learn how to rest, reduce stress, anxiety, insomnia, hyper tension, and high blood pressure as you enter into this deep, unwinding and relaxing practice.

*This class is suitable for all levels and everyone is welcome.  As always, please modify the practice to your needs and rest whenever needed.  See our Schedule & Rates page for more information on our Rest & Restore classes.

 

Yin with Roll & Release

An eclectic practice that can include self massage with Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls and/or foam roller, somatic movements, Yin Yoga, and breathing exercises. Melt away physical tension, energetic knots and chronic pain, and leave feeling more aligned within and without.
In this practice we will re-educate and re-pattern habitual ways of moving and holding the body through somatic movements. These movements are effective at eliminating pain and increasing movement and flexibility by reprogramming your brain as you do a variety of slow, gentle, and easy moves. We will also target the muscles and connective tissues, while opening up the subtle energetic body’s meridian system with Yin Yoga. Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints and enhances the body’s energetic flow to support emotional equilibrium. Poses can be held in stillness for 2 to 5 minutes allowing you to discover the deep layers of your body, correct imbalances, and release tension. Finally, we will also incorporate guided self-massage, using therapy balls to provide targeted trigger point healing that penetrates layers of tissue and muscle to massage deeply into your high-tension or over-stressed areas. This practice is a perfect complement to other styles of yoga and exercise, and it will leave you feeling refreshed, renewed, and restored.

*This is a gentle and slow paced class.  All levels of experience are welcome.  As always, please modify the practice to your needs and rest whenever needed.  A pair of Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls with snug grip tote are provided during class and are also available for purchase ($20 per set.) See our Schedule & Rates page for more information on our Yin with Roll & Release classes.

 

Cancellation Policy:  Space is limited and many classes book to full capacity.  Please be considerate of the instructor and others who wish to attend or who may be waitlisted for the class and be sure to cancel at least 12 hours before your scheduled class or you will be charged for the class.  If you have a monthly unlimited membership and you do not cancel at least 12 hours before your scheduled class, you may be subject to a late cancellation fee of $20.

Disclaimer:
*Yoga and exercise are not suitable for everyone.  Consult your doctor before beginning yoga or exercise. No liability or responsibility is assumed by Butterfly Yoga, it’s owners, agents, teachers, and/or employees.