Inner Essence Yoga

91 Alafaya Woods Blvd
 Oviedo, Fl 32765
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Back and Hips Yoga 
Inner Essence Yoga Class Descriptions
Warm Flow /Hot Happy Hour Flow
This gentle class offers safe and effective postures and stretches to address lumbar pain/strain, sciatica, SI joint and other common back ailments. Gentle poses are included in every class to help alleviate tension as well as chronic cervical strain and pain. The therapeutic approach of this class aims to reduce pain and inflammation, increase circulation and improve function and range of motion in the spine and hips. This class is not recommended for acute back or neck problems. Always consult your health care provider before starting any exercise program. Back and Hips Yin incorporate similar therapeutic stretches only at a much more slower and restorative pace holding posture gently for several minutes to allow the body to ease through tension into relaxation
*Appropriate for Prenatal Yoga
Vin/Yin/Meditation is a combination class that offers the student the best of a Yang (active) practice and a Yin (passive) practice and guided meditation. The class will start with warming the body with an active 30 minute Vinyasa Flow that will challenge the Yang part of you bringing heat, strength, and awareness into your practice. The second part of the class is a calming and deep 30 minute Yin practice to cultivate a stronger sense of awareness both physically and mentally allowing the body to settle into stretches to encourage opening of the joints creating more flexibility in the spine and joints. The third portion of the class is a guided meditation cultivating clarity of the mind and invoking a peaceful energy. Featuring a different guided meditation each week. Joining the Yin, Yang and Meditation together is a complete mind, body and spirit practice that will leave you feeling rejuvenated, released and restored. Prior Yoga experience required.
Warm Flow Yoga is a great way to reduce bloat, improve metabolic function and cleanse the body. This class will burn calories, reduce water weight and tone the entire body. Using proper breathing techniques, we will oxygenate the body for optimal detoxification. The postures are designed to “wring out” the internal organs incorporating twists to improve digestion and promote proper absorption of nutrients and elimination. Detox yoga also helps to boost your body's immunity by stimulating the lymphatic system. The class will be warmer than the usual yoga class to encourage sweating out toxins stored in the body. Class level is beginner to advanced.
Vinyasa Flow and Mixed Flow Level 1-2
This fun, energetic class is a great way to get the body moving, release toxins, and calm the mind. This class offers postures that are linked together in a flowing sequence that offers a variety of options and modifications to work at your level. More challenging postures will be introduced in flow classes. Intensity of the postures reflect in the level of the class. Flow level 1-2 will offer beginner advanced postures just as arm balances and inversions. Class levels are specified on the class schedule. Prior yoga experience needed.
Beginner Yoga
Ideal for new students of yoga and for those seeking a slower paced, gentle, deep stretch, meditative class. Students learn the fundamentals of classical Hatha asanas (postures) with detailed verbal instruction, paying close attention to alignment, awareness and breath. Postures may be held for a longer periods of time with the concentration on finding the balance between effort and ease. Strengthening, stretching and integrating body, mind and spirit and offering modifications for each student's needs. Expect a slower paced class focused on the beginner's mind. (Beginners to Advanced)
*Appropriate for Prenatal Yoga

Hatha Yoga Mixed Level 1-2
Designed for yoga students who enjoy a little more intensity than a gentle or level 1 class. This is a mixed level class that builds upon classical asanas (postures), offering a broader range of asanas, pranayama, and meditation. Find your peace, through exploring this ancient practice, learning a larger number of asanas and practical ways to promote mindfulness in your life. This class offers strength building with grace in mind and body. Learn how to advance your practice on and off the mat.  

Flow Level 2-3
Flow level 2-3 is geared towards experienced yogis who are familiar with the basic yoga postures and are ready to take it up a notch (or two). A more advanced practice that incorporates challenging postures as well as arm balances and inversion but will always offer modifications for those who would like them. This class dynamic flow will strengthen your mind as well as your body.
Stress Relief Yoga
This gentle class offers practitioners tools to reduce stress, improve health, and maximize energy by stimulating the body’s natural relaxation response. Using props such as bolsters, blocks, straps and blankets we can optimize relaxation and release the body of residual tension.  This class reduces stress hormones, lowers blood pressure and helps to relax the mind to create more peaceful and restful sleep. 
All Levels, appropriate for Beginners 
*Appropriate for Prenatal Yoga
Chakra Yoga

Chakra Yoga Gentle/level 1 is a class Rooted in the wisdom of the chakras (energy centers). Explanation and exploration through a variety of traditional yogic practices including asana (poses), pranayama (breath work), vibrational toning, mudras, deep relaxation, and meditation. Designed to open energetic pathways and bring body, mind, and spirit into balance, while awakening your potential for healing. Therapeutically revitalize and deepen awareness as you take your practice to the next level of understanding and explore the chakras with Suzie Lopez.
*Appropriate For All Levels
Vinyasa and Yin Flow (Vin/Yin)
Vin/Yin is a combination class that offers the student the best of a Yang (active) practice and a Yin (passive) practice. The class will start with warming the body with an active Vinyasa Flow linking a series of postures together that will challenge the Yang part of you bringing heat, strength, and awareness into your practice. The second part of the class is a calming and deep Yin practice to cultivate a stronger sense of awareness both physically and mentally. Joining the Yin and Yang together is a complete mind and body practice that will leave you feeling rejuvenated, released and restored. 
Prior Yoga experience required.
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Intro To Ashtanga
Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga is a slow quiet practice of long held streches where the body completely relaxes into the pose to promote opening of the ligaments and joints. It helps to create range of motion and flexibility and well as relieve stress and tension in the body
All Levels, appropriate for Beginners 
*Appropriate for Prenatal Yoga
Dharma Yoga
Dharma Yoga is a system of classical Hatha-Raja Yoga. A devotional practice that emphasizes good health, a clear mind and a kind heart. The method weaves together many teachings in order to bring all students closer to the goal of Self-realization. ​
Mindful Movement Flow w/ Meditation

An All levels Flow based on mindfulness in movement and breath. Allowing time in each posture for proper alignment building stability in the body and creating a calm centered mind. Allowing the breath to guide the body from one posture to the next. Modification will be offered for all level.  Practice concludes with relaxation and a guided meditation.
All Levels, appropriate for Beginners 
*Appropriate For Prenatal Yoga
An introduction to the Ashtanga primary series, through meditation, alignment and philosophy. Each class will start with gentle warming poses, then one pose from the series will be introduced in depth. Poses will be chosen from the primary series to complete the class. This class is accessible to students with a minimum of yoga experience. The class will involve meditation techniques and yoga philosophy as the underpinning of Ashtanga Yoga.
Restorative Gentle Flow Yoga

A Great Class for the Beginner. This class pairs up gentle moving yoga with relaxing long held postures. A perfect way to release the body of residual tension and allow for deep tissue and joint release. This class will also relax the mind creating a quiet peaceful feeling of complete relaxation. Perfect for All students who want a more relaxing practice yet still move and open up the whole body.
*Appropriate for Prenatal Yoga
Power Hour Flow

An Upper Level Flow class to get the body moving! This class is a faster paced class requiring a bit more endurance and physical ability. It will incorporate deeper stretching, standing postures, various balance postures and sequencing as well as inversions and arm balance postures. This is a more challenging class for those who are ready to ramp it up a bit.
Prior Yoga Experience Necessary